18 Annual Melville Park Community Yard Sale | September 21

Find great bargains while strolling one of Boston's prettiest neighborhoods! Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date Sep. 22). Lots of participating households and so many great deals to be found! Stop by our multi-family location first,10 Paisley Park, then pick up a map to find all the other treasure troves. 
The location will feature tons of kitchen, household, crafty, and Christmas stuff, some antique decor pieces, a bit of electronics, plus kid stuff for those with little ones 5 and under. Whatever treasure you are looking for can surely be found somewhere in the neighborhood. 

Mayoral Finalist Debate | September 25

Wednesday September 25 at 7pm, the debate of the two mayoral finalist will take place at First Parish Church on 10 Parish Street in Dorchester, MA.

Chris Lovett from Boston Neighborhood News will be the Moderator of the event. This debate will focus on the questions that the committee and attendees bring forth. The topics will be geared towards the neighborhood of Dorchester ( and the city as a whole).

Come out and voice your concerns and questions with the neighbors and local business owners of our community.

Rockin with Raptors | September 28

Come join Mass Audubon celebrate their 11th anniversary of the George Robert Environmental Conservation Center. The festivities will beheld Saturday, September 28, between 1pm- 4 pm. This is a free event and it is open to the public. Event will include:

Live Raptors from Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Animal Adventures Petting Zoo

NewEngland Aquarium Touch Tank

Branches Steel Orchestra

Cookout, Cake & Ice Cream

and more activities to come for everyone.


R.O.Y. Reclaim Our Youth Summer Event

 Roxbury, MA – July 23, 2013 – As adults we all go through a checklist of excuses to not live outside of the boxes that we build for ourselves. Some of us don’t have children, but the responsibilities of being a responsible adult can still be just as demanding. What would you give to be able to go back to the simpler times in your life?  When your biggest worries were; what ice cream flavor to get, what outfit to wear, and what you were going to do for fun?

Well now is your chance to relive it all over again! Reclaim Our Youth (R.O.Y.) was founded in 2012 and invites adults to participate in youthful activities, outdoor play and uninhibited fun. If it’s even for a day, come out and enjoy friendly, intense competition with other like minded and fun-loving adults. >> Read More

Citizens Connect to South Bay Meeting | April 6

On April 6, there will be a community meeting from 9:30am to noon regarding South Bay. This meeting will be an opportunity to hear and participate in a presentation of the concerns and visions collected at the March 9 charrette. The meeting will take place at the Local 12 Plumbers and Gasfitters Hall (1240 Mass Ave in Dorchester). Please RSVP by April 4 by responding to this email, visiting the evite, or visiting the facebook page. For more info, call 617-388-5322.

Connect to South Bay | March 9


On March 9 at 9am there will be a community meeting to discuss possible development in the South Bay Shopping Center area. The meeting will take place at the Local 12 Plumbers and Gasfitters Hall at 1240 Mass Ave in Dorchester. Please RSVP by March 7 by emailing, visiting the Evite, or viewing the Facebook page.

URBAN Boston Meeting | March 2


Please Join the URBAN.Boston emerging network and Viet Aid as we meet new people, discover colleagues with common interests, and Identify areas for collaborative research through a café- style event where participants will have a chance to meet and work with small groups of individuals on important local and community issues.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

11:00 am – 2:00 pm (lunch served)

Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet Aid)

42 Charles Street

Dorchester, MA 02122

Community Innovation Lab Presentations | Dec. 3

Graduate students from Harvard's Community Innovation (CI) Lab will give final (nine) presentations - 'realizable' proposals to important local issues - all featuring technological solutions.  Three of the proposals focus on Uphams Corner.  Others look at DSNI issues and the Orchard Gardens Residents Association.

Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St, Roxbury
Mon, Dec 3, 2012
4:00pm - 8:00pm >> Read More

Equity Forum 2012


Keynote Speaker:

Angela Blackwell, PolicyLink Founder & CEO

Friday November 30 &
Saturday December 1

150 Mt. Vernon St
(SEIU 1199)
Dorchester MA 02125
*Near JFK/UMass T stop

For conference agenda & breakout groups, refer to the website at >> Read More

Equity Forum 2012: Time for Action | Nov. 30

This 2-day forum will bring together residents, community organizations, policymakers, and activists to learn about, discuss, and create best practices and strategies to advance equity in our communities. Topics that will be covered include:

·         Good Jobs

·         Transportation

·         Fair and Affordable Housing & Displacement

·         Health Care Access >> Read More

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