Civil Rights Speak Out Success!

SCI Dorchester celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the community proving that the spirit and work of Dr. King is alive and well in Dorchester. Citizens of all ages, gathered to celebrate and continue the legacy of Dr. King promoting the concept of January 15th as “a day on, not a day off”.

SCI Dorchester Celebrates MLK Day

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Making It Happen

The inaugural edition of the Dorchester Neighborhood Guide will be published in April 2007


Become-A-Friend: Dorchester's Getting Neighborly

Please join a growing list of neighbors who have invested in the first publication of the all-Dorchester Neighborhood Guide As a friend, you will not only continue to enjoy being connected to neighbors, organizations,and businesses, but become a part of a community bridging effort to build social capital and increase civic engagement. Your contribution will ensure that other friends, organizations, and business can get connected and stay connected with the Dorchester Neighborhood Guide.

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Create an Anti-Litter Slogan!

Fields Corner Main Street Anti-Litter Campaign Slogan Contest!

Fields Corner Main Street will be launching an anti- litter campaign in the spring and we need your help to create a slogan. Submit your ideas for a slogan to discourage littering in Fields Corner to FCMS@fieldscor by Friday, January 26. The person who creates best slogan will win a $25 gift certificate to the business of their choice in Fields Corner. For more information, call 617-474-1432.

Congrats! Youth Council Accomplishments!

Congratulations Fritzkeysha Chery, Dorchester Youth Council member since 2005 who is a recipient of this year's Posse Scholarship Award.
Fritz will be attending Denison University in Grandville Ohio on the 4 year scholarship!

Congrats again!
For more information about the Posse Foundation, go here:

Don't Forget Your Mini Grant Application!

The holidays are here, and there's a chance that you made a resolution to better your community, to take a step forward and make a difference.

If so, the Dorchester Youth Council can fund your project!

That's right. If you have an idea for project that will postively impact that Dorchester community, let us know!

Grant Applications are due on January 12, 2007!
Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

Boston violence should not be a taboo topic

Guns and knives are two contributors to the exacerbated violence in Boston. But are these vile utensils the only entities to blame? In the premature death of Herman Taylor III, I charge that guns conspired with society to perpetrate this homicide. On July 12, 2006 the 18 year old African American student from Roxbury was killed in his own neighborhood. Taylor was the thirty-seventh murder victim in Boston this year. This senseless death ignited an outcry from community leaders and activists; all demanded a cease to the proliferating violence that has been permeating our streets of Boston. This demand, however, did not receive the sought reaction, as many more have died of violence in our neighborhoods since the passing of Herman Taylor. On September 11, 2006 a peace march and vigil was held to commemorate the life of and to lament the death of Herman Taylor. >> Read More

"Dorchester Girl, 15, made "home run" for Babe's Autograph"

The attached photo was submitted by Peggy Anne Canty of Dorchester at the Dec 2 Road Show.

It shows a baseball signed by the great Babe Ruth, of Reverse-the-Curse fame, along with a newspaper clipping describing how Ms. Canty obtained the autograph as a teenager in 1947. 

 The second attached photo is of Contributor Peggy Anne Canty, who also recorded on videotape for us the whole story behind this great photo. 

This photo was one of 52 contributed by Lower Mills residents at the "Mass. Memories Road Show" organized by UMass Boston's Massachusetts Studies Project in collaboration with the Lower Mills Branch of the BPL, and  SCI Dorchester.

Lower Mills Road Show

The "Mass. Memories Road Show" at the BPL Lower Mills Branch Library last Saturday was wonderful! We received 52 great photos of Lower Mills from the distant and recent past, and all of the contributors, visitors, staff and volunteers enjoyed chatting, viewing the exhibit of Lower Mills postcard photographs organized by FOL member Nicole Manny, and swapping stories and memories about the Lower Mills neighborhood.  A delicious lunch was provided for the volunteers by the Common Ground Cafe.

 In subsequent blog entries, we'll be posting photos and stories from the Dorchester Road Shows - stay tuned!

Christmas Cheer

On Monday November 27, members of the Dorchester Youth Council were found volunteering to help wrap presents for the Dorchester House Multi Service Center's annual Christmas Party. The Council members helped to wrap donated presents that will be distributed to children of the community early this month.

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