Loesch Park Family Fun Day | July 7

Mayor Thomas M. Menino will join Dorchester residents for the official unveiling of more than $1,000,000 in improvements to Dr. Loesch Family Park on Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m. The reopening of Dr. Loesch Family Park will be combined with a Family Fun Day beginning at 11 a.m. organized by St. Mark’s Parish and sponsored by park partners Codman Square Neighborhood Council and BOLD Teens. >> Read More

Civil Rights Tour of African American National Historic Sites | July 3

The National Park Service is hosting a Civil Rights Tour that is focusing on the local struggle for civil rights in antebellum Boston. The tour is on July 3rd and August 7th from 11am to noon. The event is located at 2-8 Smith Ct, Boston MA, 02114. For more information, contact (617) 742-5415 and click here.

Summer Sports Health and Safety Day at Madison Park | June 30

Summer sports health and safety day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at BCYF’s Recreation Center at Madison Park, 55 Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury includes a series of workshops and trainings on how to stay healthy and safe during the upcoming summer months. For more information and to download the registration information, visit or contact BCYF’s Recreation Division at (617) 635-5206 ext. 107.


Living Solo: A Free Workshop for Women | June 28

The Association of Haitian Women in Boston (AFAB) is sponsoring a workshop for single women who want to explore the single life experience in a two hour interactive workshop led by Dr. Nancy Goldner, a trained workshop leader. In the workshop, we will identify strengths and resources and explore ways to enhance physical and emotional well being. To attend, please contact AFAB at: 617-287-0096. The event takes place at 330 Fuller St, Dorchester MA at 6pm.


Arthritis and You: Can We Talk? | June 28

The Arthritis Foundation is sponsoring a free seminar in Dorchester! The event will be held on Thursday, June 28, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church located at 378A Washington Street. The event will include a buffet from Carribean Rhythms Restaurant! 
The schedule will be as follows:
5:30: Dinner and Registration
6:15: Welcome and Invocation
"Treatments of Arthritis of the Hip and Knee"
Michael S. Thompson MD
Senior Orthopedist
Lahey Clinic, Burlington

7:15: "Exercise: A Magic Pill for Arthritis"
Cheryl McDermott
Exercise Coordinator and Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Leader
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, Roxbury

7:50: Evaluation

Call 617-219-8218 to register,
or e-mail >> Read More

Paw Sox Night | July 28

The Saint Ann Youth Ministry is hosting a Paw Sox Event. For the registration form, click here. The event is at 1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 from 3p to 9:30p. For more information click here.

BPS Summer Music Program | July 2

A free summer music program for Boston Public School students will be offered at three school locations this summer, starting July 2.  The Advanced Band and Strings group, for students in Grades 7 -12, will be held at Boston Latin School.  Openings are still available!  Program hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weekdays, from July 2 through July 27. The program is free, and a free lunch will be provided to students.

To download an application form or get more information about the BPS Summer Music Program, go to  or contact Mr. Pitts directly at The BPS Summer Music Program will also include a general and vocal music group for students Grades 3 – 5 at the Condon School, and an intermediate band and strings group for students Grades 5 -9 at the Ohrenberger School.

Mattapan United Give Back Meeting | June 27

Join Mattapan United to kick-off a Summer of Action! Mattapan United is organizing action groups, including: Business development, Community fabric, Jobs, Safety, Open, clean spaces, Housing, and Health.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 27th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Young Achievers School, 20 Outlook Road, Mattapan, MA 02126


FFor the past year, Mattapan United has engaged in a neighborhood feedback process and has gathered information on what residents and stakeholders envision for an improved Mattapan community. In this meeting, you will learn about these recommendations and have the opportunity to join an action group to bring about these changes. For more information, contact Karleen Forcena, Mattapan United Lead Organizer, at or at 617. 298.2045 ext. 240.

Free Citizenship Clinic @ VietAID | June 30

Are you ready and eligible to become a US citizen? Join a free citizenship clinic for naturalization information and application assistance. On Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at VietAID, 42 Charles Street, in Dorchester MA 02122 (near Fields Corner T on the red line). To register, visit If you have any questions about the event call 617.657.3239.

To be eligible you must
•   be a legal permanent resident for 5 years OR 3 years if married to US citizen
•   have NO problems with the law
•   Speak basic English (some may be eligible for an exemption) >> Read More

St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England & Boston, Massachusetts | June 30

On Saturday, June 30th at 10:00 am, The Dorchester Historical Society will be hosting a discussion of St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England, and Boston, Massachusetts. Wilfred Holton will discuss St. Botolph's Town: Boston, England the Founding of Our Boston. The talk will also feature a few notes from Earl Taylor about Dorchester, England, and Dorchester, Massachusetts.

This illustrated talk features the town of Boston, Lincolnshire that is the Mother Town of Boston, Massachusetts. The talk describes the center of Puritan religious activity that supplied political and religious leaders to the Massachusetts Bay Colony during its early Colonial period. Historical images and modern photos show sites in the town of Boston that have importance for the founding of our Boston, including the over 700 year-old St. Botolph's Church where Reverend John Cotton preached before coming to Massachusetts in 1633.
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