32nd Annual Ashmont Hill Yard Sale, May 21

Antiques, collectibles, tools, computers, housewares, books, children's items, tzotchkes, knick-knacks - you can find all this and more at the 32nd Annual Ashmont Hill Yard sale, to take place Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Last year, 90 households and organizations took part in over 60 locations! If you'd rather donate than buy or sell, many non-profit groups would be happy to pawn your belongings for you!

The yard sale will be taking place just west of Peabody Square. Exit the northern end of the Ashmont T stop, walk up Dorchester Ave., and then turn left on Ashmont Street, follow signs to yard sales.

Registration for sale locations is open now - cost to participate is $20 per location, plus $10 for each additional household sharing that location. Please contact Joe Gildea at 617-288-6626 or to sign up or with questions. Deadline for sign-ups and payment is Saturday, May 14.

Passing the Baton: "Empowering and Inspiring our Youth," May 26

Register now for Greater Grove Hall Main Streets' Passing the Baton: "Empowering and Inspiring our Youth" scholarship reception and fundraiser in honor of Detective Arnold James, one of the area's greatest community heroes. The reception will take place Thursday May 26, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Biffs Lounge, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, 24 Washington Street, Grove Hall, MA 02121. Congratulations to graduating Jeremiah Burke seniors Charles Houston & Nerida Goncalves on each winning the $500 scholarship! Congratulations to Marlena Richardson for winning the Visioning Award!

Support Grove Hall's work and future entrepreneurs by purchasing tickets and tables (8), purchasing ads for the program booklet or donating to the scholarship. For more details, visit or contact Axel Starke at >> Read More

Grove Hall PEACE Walks, May 11, 25

Project RIGHT, Inc.Demand peace! Pave the way with your feet and belief! The next Grove Hall Peace Walk will take place Wednesday, May 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Walk will depart from Project RIGHT, Inc. at 320A Blue Hill Avenue (Lawrence Avenue and Blue Hill Avenue). Come out and support your community!

A subsequent peace walk will take place Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., departing from Deliverance Temple Church, 232 Columbia Road, Dorchester (Coumbia Road and Devon St). For more information contact Project RIGHT, inc. at 617-541-5454 ext. 102 or email

PHNA Presents, "State of the State" Meeting, May 25

Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association is hosting a State of the State meeting where neighbors will discuss what to look forward to in the upcoming fiscal year. Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray and State Representative Martin Walsh will join this discussion, which will take place at The Leahy-Holloran Community Center. There will also be donations accepted to the LHCC Care Package Drive, all items collected will be sent to local soldiers serving abroad in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers are in need of sun-screen, aloe, any type of toiletry, undergarments, books, magazines, playing cards and any other light recreational activities. 

May 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Leahy-Holloran Community Center, 1 Worrell Street, Dorchester MA 02122

Boston Landmarks Commission Community Meeting, May 26

Codman Square Health CenterCodman Square Health Center's building project requires the removal of two Epping St. buildings as well as the building on 26 Norfolk St. (Bernie’s Bike Shop). The City has approved the removal of both Epping St. buildings but has asked CSHC to hold a Community Meeting to discuss 26 Norfolk St and its historical significance. That meeting will be held Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, 6 Norfolk Street, Codman Square, Dorchester and would welcome your support. With questions, please contact Tony Stankiewicz by emailing or calling 978-407-2724.

St. Patrick's Youth Soccer Program, May 23

Photo by Glenn Harper. CC Attribution Share-Alike License.Flavio Daveiga of the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services invites you and your child to attend the first clinic/practice on Monday, May 23, at 5:00 p.m. at the new soccer field of the Kroc Center, 600 Dudley Street. He will be serving as one of the soccer coaches.

You will get a chance to meet other coaches and parents, visit the field and tour the new community center if you are interested. You will also learn about summer and fall programs and other opportunities for the children. For more information contact Flavio Daveiga, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, at 617-635-1880 or read on. [Photo Credit - Flickr User Glenn Harper] >> Read More

Public Safety Meeting @ Viet-AID, May 23

Viet-AIDPublic safety concerns will be the topic of a Monday evening in Fields Corner. Viet-AID is sponsoring the meeting, which will take place at 6 p.m. Monday at the Vietnamese-American Community Center on Charles Street. The meeting is prompted by what Viet-AID calls a “rash” of violence and thefts in that area. To join the community discussion, come to 42 Charles Street on Mon, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. 

Grove Hall Open Mic, May 26

The Grove Hall Branch Library and Grove Hall Community Center Open Mic Night present a Poetry/Rap Slam featuring local artist Arthur Collins! The public is encouraged to sign up and participate! Verse and noise commence Thursday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m., at the Community Center (51 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA) Call (617) 427-3337 with questions. Event is free and open to the public. 

(Image Credit: Andrew Taylor)

Viet-AID Launches Summer Program for First Grade Students

Viet-AIDViet‐AID is excited to host a new annual summer program for first grade students. The program, which runs July 11 to August 19 in Fields Corner, is designed to provide youth who are English Language Learners an opportunity for academic and cultural enrichment over the summer. It offers half‐day programming, with a strong focus on literacy instruction. The program includes breakfast, three hours of literacy instruction and lunch. Students must be English Language Learners, have finished with K2 (rising 1st graders) and attend Boston Public Schools. Read on for details, or contact Jessica (617‐822‐3717 x21; or Hoa Mai (Vietnamese; 617‐822‐3717 x22). You can view or download a program flyer at Grade Info Sheet.pdf. >> Read More

Fundraiser for Tornado Relief, May 21

Boston Mothers CarePlease join Boston Mothers Care on May 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 234 Kennebec Street, Mattapan, MA 02126 for a dinner fundraiser and supply drive. BMC members will be driving donations to tornado victims in Alabama during Memorial Day Weekend. Your donation is tax deductible and even $5 to $10 makes a huge difference. Donations of water, toothpaste/toothbrushes, diapers, toiletries, canned foods and other non-perishable iterms are greatly appreciated. Boston Mothers Care will provide dinner and drinks, networking and a relaxing evening with others who believe in service and action. BMC is mission driven and composed of volunteers.

If you need more details, please contact Fabienne Eliacin at 617-792-1025 or email Checks can be made out to Boston Mothers Care, Inc. You may also donate online via PayPal (send to

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