"Mayor of Dorchester" Competition, Info Session Feb. 22

Come one, come all! The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is looking for a few good Dorchester residents to compete for the honorary title of Mayor of Dorchester. The winner will receive the coveted Mayor’s medallion and will be named honorary mayor for one year. The Mayor will also walk at the front of the parade on Sunday, June 5, 2011 and will be invited to participate in all of the Dorchester Day events for 2011. All Dorchester residents that are interested in being in the race for Mayor are asked to come to the next Dorchester Day Parade Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 22, at the Comfort Inn, 900 Morrissey Blvd. in the conference room at 7:00 p.m. The committee will take your contact information and will explain the rules and timeline. >> Read More

Jazz Brunch: Muse Stew @ Dot 2 Dot Cafe, Feb. 27

Hear live jazz from Muse Stew at Dot 2 Dot on Sunday, February 27th and enjoy a delicious brunch! The band will play from 12 - 2 p.m. Brunch is served from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Catch Muse Stew again on March 12 at First Parish Church of Dorchester (more info here). Dot 2 Dot Café 1739 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124 617-436-2368 (phone) 617-436-2369 (fax)

Childrens' Story Hour - Gardening Keeps Us Healthy Feb. 23

Gardening Keeps Us Healthy Children’s Story Hour
Come hear stories about the food people grow and eat all over the world.
Discover how gardening is a way to find adventure, make new friends and stay healthy.

Wednesday, February 23 from 1:00 ‐ 2:00 p.m.
Uphams Corner Library, 690 Washington Street, Dorchester
Recommended for ages 4‐10
A collaboration between Boston Natural Areas Network and The Uphams Corner Library
For more information contact Karen at (617)542-7696 or

Community Education Forum @ AFAB, Feb. 23

A Community Education Forum will be held on February 23rd from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at 330 Fuller Street in Dorchester. Learn about the current state of public education, voice your concerns, and have an opportunity to talk to a member of the Boston School Committee. This forum is being sponsored by the Union of Minority Neighborhoods and the Association of Haitian Women. For more information, contact Guerdine at 617.830.5084 or Rose at 617.287.0096.

Open Mic at Dot2Dot, Feb. 25

Dot2Dot Café will host an Open Mic on Friday, February 25th. Here's your chance to shine with humour, music, spoken word and anything else that takes your fancy (within the boundaries of good taste, of course). If you wish to reserve a spot, please call the Café at 617-436-2368 to be put on the list. Starts at 7 p.m., seating for food @ 6:30 p.m. – head over to 1739 Dorchester Avenue for food and great talent!

MyDorchester nominated Dot2Dot our Jan. 2011 Business of the Month >> Read More

Tuesdays with Michael: Oscar Trivia, Feb. 22

This Tuesday, February 22nd, join Michael for some Oscar Trivia! Get ready for the biggest award show this year! Enjoy mini cocktails, a savory buffet and prizes for the winning teams! $25 per person - RSVP to

Ledge Kitchen & Drinks
2261 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124

Free Foreclosure Prevention Clinic, Mar. 15

BOSTON HOMEOWNERS! Want to learn how to save money by reducing your monthly mortgage payment? Attend one of The Boston Home Center’s Foreclosure Prevention Counseling and Loan Modification Clinics, and let our professional counsellors help you explore all of your mortgage options. Our advice is FREE, unbiased and confidential. Register Today! Visit OR Call 617-635-HOME (4663). March date after break. >> Read More

Ashmont Jazz Group at Tavolo, Sundays

The Ashmont Jazz Group will play at Tavolo Ristorante from 6 to 8 p.m. on a number of upcoming Sundays: February 27, March 6 and 27, and April 3, 10 and 17. Contact Tavolo for further details at 617-822-1918.

Tavolo Ristorante
1918 Dorchester Avenue,
Dorchester, MA

Summer & After School Resource Fair, Feb. 23

Youth and families: get connected! On Wednesday, February 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Dorchester CARES Coalition of The Family Nurturing Center in collaboration with the Dorchester PATCH Program will host the third annual Summer & After School Resource Fair at the John Marshall Elementary School, located at 35 Westville Street in Dorchester.

The resource tables feature summer programs and summer jobs for youth, as well as information on children's after school programs. In addition to providing resources for families, the event brings the community together for an evening of free food, fun and activities during winter vacation. Contact info after the break. >> Read More

Boston Collegiate Charter School Information Session, Feb. 17

Boston Collegiate Charter School is now accepting applications! Come to an information session on February 17 to learn more about the school and apply. Boston Collegiate Charter School is a tuition-free, city-wide public charter school in Dorchester serving over 550 students in grades 5 to 12. BCCS has sent 100% of graduating students to college each year and is ranked #1 in the state on 10th grade Math MCAS for the past three years.

Come see what Boston Collegiate Charter School is all about at an information session at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 17 at the school. For more information please call (617) 282-6710 or visit All applications must be in by Friday, March 4 at 5:00!

Thursday, February 17 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Boston Collegiate Charter School
215 Sydney Street, Dorchester MA

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