PATCH Community Meeting, Apr. 7

PATCH will hold its next community meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2011, from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. at the Dorchester CARES Family Resource Center, 35 Westville Street, inside the John Marshall Elementary School. This is a great time for community providers to resource share with fellow providers, DCF/DYS workers, and community members. Featured among this month’s presentations is "The Family Resource Center 101": listen to a presentation on how the community can utilize the Center for public good.

Hot breakfast will be served! If possible, please RSVP by calling (617) 474-1143 or emailing Ashley Armstrong, Family Resource Specialist at




Gospel Brunch with Alexi Paraschos and Band, Jun. 12

Come to Dot 2 Dot Café on Sunday, June 12 to enjoy yet another Gospel Brunch with Alexi Paraschos and band. Soul-pop singer/songwriter Alexi Paraschos has previously performed at Dot 2 Dot's Open Mic as well as in a solo performance at the Café. Brunch is served from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The band will play from 12 - 2 p.m. Check out Alexi's music here: >> Read More

Don't Forget Your Taxes!

Haven't filed your taxes? Don't panic! There is still time for free tax help! Taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18, 2011 to file their Federal 2010 tax returns and pay any tax due. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 17 to file their 2010 tax returns. Massachusetts returns will be treated as timely filed if they are filed on or before April 19, 2011. All members of the EITC coalition offer free electronic tax filing, with direct deposit and no hidden fees. In Dorchester, you can contact the Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center (110 Claybourne Street, Dorchester, MA 02121) at 617.288.2700. DotWell also operates tax clinics at the Codman Square Technology Center (450 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124) and Dorchester House Multi-Service Center (1353 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 02122): see here for details or call Shauntell Foster at (617-822-8171). 

Food Truck Survey

The City of Boston is excited to be creating space for mobile food trucks across Boston, particularly beyond the Downtown district and into the neighborhoods. They are asking for your input on where you would like to see food trucks. An online survey has been created at: The survey will only take a few minutes. Your help will be critical to getting more food trucks on the streets of Boston.

The survey closes on Thursday, April 14th: please share this information with anyone you know who is interested in seeing food trucks in Boston! If you are you a private property owner or institution that would like to host a food truck, or if you have any other comments that you think would be helpful for the City to know after you have completed the survey, please send an email to

AANA Hosts Free Diabetes Screening, Apr. 7

Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association gives back to the community: for its April 7 meeting, the association will sponsor a free diabetes screening (held by Carney Hospital) at 7 Fredericka Street, Dorchester, MA from 6:15 p.m. on. This screening is open to the public. For more information, you can email  

The entrance to 7 Fredericka Street (Plasterer's Hall) is on Minot Street, after the 4th house on the right coming from Carruth Street. Look for the black iron fence. The door is at the rear of the parking lot.

AVBA Wine Tasting Event, Apr. 12

The Adams Village Business Association will host a Wine Tasting Event on Tuesday, April 12th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Mt. Washington Bank. Come enjoy a variety of delicious wines and appetizers while mingling with your community. Tickets are $20.00 and wines will be provided by Supreme Liquors. Hors d'oeuvres provided by local businesses will be served.

The Adams Village Business Association was formed in 2008 to develop, promote and protect the business interests of the neighborhood and to support the work being done by local civic associations. Come support an innovative community organization this Tuesday evening! Contact Mary at for additional info.

April 12, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
489 Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester MA

Tree Party Inauguration, Apr. 10

On Sunday, April 10th, The Boston Tree Party will officially launch with the Boston Tree Party Inauguration event on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Inauguration will be the ceremonial planting of the first pair of trees in this city-wide planting campaign. The Delegation sign in begins at 12:30 near the intersection of High St. and Atlantic Ave and the tree planting fun will go on until 3:30 p.m. >> Read More

Women's Networking Night, Mar. 31

Fields Corner Main Street Street presents Fields Corner Womens’ Networking Night, March 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hancock 309 Gallery, 309 Hancock Street, Dorchester. Women of this hopping Dorchester neighborhood will come together to celebrate art, performance, beauty, fashion, fitness, health tips and women's services. This is a free event for businesses to showcase their products and services.

For more info, contact Fields Corner Main Street (1452 Dorchester Ave.) by calling (617) 474-1432, emailing or visiting

Franklin Park Town Meeting: Strategies for the Future, Apr. 9

Want to play a role in the development of local park and green space? The Franklin Park Coalition will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Golf Clubhouse. Help FPC chart its course for the next five years. Share your vision for the park and for the Coalition's advocacy and programming. How should FPC focus its efforts? Coffee and muffins provided. Please call if you need child care. 

Franklin Park Coalition | P.O. Box 302333 | Boston, MA 02130 | 617.442.4141

CSNDC "Boys 2 Men Program" Seeks Participants

CSNDCCodman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation is offering a free program for youth and are currently looking for new teen members! Boys 2 Men is an all male group for boys between the ages of 13 - 18. The group meets every Tuesday for workshops and group discussions on topics such as: healthy relationships, self esteem, becoming active in the community and many more. The program also allows members to create a business of their own that promotes saving the environment, civic engagement and anti-violence.  The boys current business involves selling T-shirts, that they design themselves, that contain positive messages.  They also plan on holding Teen Nights throughout the year as a healthy safe way for their peers to have fun! Boys 2 Men is currently up and running so apply now! The program takes place at 380 Talbot Ave, in the Girls Latin Apartments Community room, contact information is below.

Boys 2 Men
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
380 Talbot Ave Girls Latin Apartments community room
Contact Blayne Lopes 617-825-4224 x. 144,

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