MBTA Trolley Update, May 16

Senator Hart and MBTA officials will deliver an update on the Ashmont Trolley on Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Plasterer’s Union Hall, 7 Fredrika St. (enter on Minot St.) Community members are invited to learn about current issues regarding trolley service and express their thoughts, opinions and concerns.

School Readiness Roundtable, May 4

Providers, parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends: Fields Corner Thrive invites you to the next School Readiness Roundtable, on Wednesday, May 4th, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Fields Corner Branch Library, 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA. Help create a plan that support early childhood education and care. Lunch served. $20 Target cards for parents and grandparents. Please RSVP your attendance by to Michelle Nadow at 617-740-2521 or More info after the break. >> Read More

HomeGoods opens in Fields Corner, May 5

Homegoods OpensHomeGoods is opening in Fields Corner this Thursday, May 5. Join Fields Corner Main Streets at 7:45 a.m. for the Grand Opening Celebration. Doors open at 8 a.m. Let the shopping begin!

HomeGoods espouses an ever-changing array of one-of-a-kind, and unexpectedly incredible finds from all over the world. Distinctive home fashions like furniture, rugs, lighting, kitchen, dining and bed & bath let you express your unique style and transform your home. 

"Great Leaders on the Horizon," May 5

Please join Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation as they celebrate their 32nd Anniversary with a fundraiser, "Great Leaders on the Horizon," at Boston College High School (150 William T Morrissey Boulevard Dorchester, MA 02125). The event will take place on Thursday, May 5, 2011, with a reception beginning at 6 p.m. and the program commencing at 7 p.m. DBEDC will honor Robert Quinn, former city official and mentor, highlighting his contributions and ongoing work. Tickets are $100.

That evening, DBEDC will share their great new projects to revitalize the Dorchester and Roxbury communities. To support their work in economic development, community organizing, home ownership and rental housing across all income levels, the group seeks to raise $100,000. Dorchester Bay EDC is a non-profit community development corporation helping to build a strong, diverse, and thriving community in the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Roxbury. >> Read More

And Still We Rise Theatre Production, May 6

And Still We Rise is a collaborative theatre project dedicated to healing, public awareness, and social change through empowering the voices of formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones. Join this powerful theatrical event on May 6th at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall. 

And Still We Rise will weave their story-telling into performances that move audiences to greater understanding and compassion for the struggles of these and other individuals who get caught up in the criminal justice system then strive to rebuild their lives. The public is invited to enjoy these moving stories and poetry on Friday evening. Donations are gratefully accepted. >> Read More

Miss Dorchester(s) 2011! Application due May 6

Dot Day Parade LogoApplications for the 2011 Little Miss and Young Miss Dorchester are available online from the Dorchester Day Parade website. Deadline to enter is May 6! Applicants must be available to participate in the Dorchester Day Parade on June 5. Click for a PDF of the Little Miss Dorchester and Young Miss Dorchester applications. Contact Annissa George of Stitch House with questions at (617)594-1841. Volunteers are also sought to help on the day of the contest, May 14.

Vendors - Join the Grove Hall Farmers' Market!

Greater Grove Hall Main StreetsThe Grove Hall Farmers' Market is looking for dedicated farmers interested in offering fresh produce to Roxbury and North Dorchester residents and consumers. The Market will be located adjacent to the Flames Restaurant located at 469 Blue Hill Avenue. The space is easily accessible by public transportion (bus routes: 14, 19, 23, 28, 45) and offers a free public parking lot behind the market. Unique crafts are sought in addition to fruits, vegetables, etc. Grove Hall Farmers' Market will run from Tuesdays July 12th to October 25th, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Seasonal Cost for vendors is $50.

View details and application at For more information, contact Axel Starke at 617-427-2560 or; or Nicole Flynt at 617-541-5454 x 105 or >> Read More

Grove Hall Getting Healthier Day, May 7

Greater Grove Hall Main StreetsGrove Hall Getting Healthier (GH2) presents Grove Hall Getting Healthier Day on Saturday, May 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. Come to 285 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Roxbury, MA to take part in this chance to have fun while maintaining a healthy lifestyle! Basketball tournaments, soccer and kickball games, Roxbury YMCA memberships, swimming lessons, dance performances, free HIV testing and health screenings, and healthy grilled meals are only part of the excitement. Event is co-sponsored by Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, The Roxbury YMCA, RoxComp, Boston Happens, Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation and Bridge Over Troubled Waters. For more information, please contact Phanide Simon-Ulysses at 617-990-2014 or; Morgan Frazier-Elay at (617)541-5454 x103 or; or Anton Joe Yen at (617)955-6362 or

Parent University Spring Session Enrolling Now! May 7

Parent University is an opportunity for parents to sharpen their skills as they work in one of life's most important and demanding roles. The program provides parents and caregivers with information about their vital responsibility in shaping children's lives. The Parent University sessions focus on child development, what children are learning in schools, advocacy, parent leadership and effective parenting skills. Registration is now open for a session to take place Saturday, May 7, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Northeastern University.

For more information, visit or call the Office of Family and Student Engagement at (617) 635-9661. Additionally, see after the break for location info and required documentation. >> Read More

DEHC Sat. Morning Workshop at 450, May 7

Learn how to garden in only two feet of space! Take home a free kit with gardening supplies! The Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition is launching a series of workshops Saturday mornings at the Community Room, 450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA. On Saturday May 7, DEHC will lead a "Landless Garden" workshop. Come at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and muffins. Workshop begins at 10 a.m. and will be done by 11.

To ensure appropriate amounts of supplies and food, please RSVP to DEHC at 617-474-1478 or by emailing Visit the DEHC website for details!

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