Public Annual Meeting| July 13

Codman Square Health Center will host a Public Annual Meeting today, July 13th at 6pm in the Great Hall in Codman Square.  Mayor Marty Walsh, longtime supporter of the Health Center and Dorchester native will adress the crowd. During this meeting some great partners of the Codman Square Health Center, State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and State Representative Russell Holmes will be recognized. Community developements and new relationships with local businesses will be discussed and spotlighted. There will be food and refreshments. Tell a friend, bring a friend! 

Where:  6 Norfolk St, Dorchester, MA 02124

When: Tonight at 6PM

"Dorchester Rising Stars" Benefit Concert | June 27

photo of Tony Rymer and Phuong-Nghi Pham

Tony Rymer, a native of Ashmont Hill in Dorchester, MA, began playing cello at age five and is a graduate of the Walnut Hill Arts School in Natick, Massachusetts. Tony was a prize winner in the Longy School of Music and New England Conservatory preparatory concerto competitions, the New England String Ensemble competition, and was a finalist in the Stulberg International String Competition in 2008. Tony has studied with Yo-Yo Ma in addition to performing in master classes for artists including Anner Bylsma, Jaime Laredo, and Pieter Wispelwey. Tony attends the New England Conservatory in Boston and studies with Paul Katz as the recipient of the Laurence Lesser Presidential Scholarship. Tony has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras including Nashville Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, and several others.

Phuong-Nghi Pham began piano lessons at the age of five in Vietnam and moved to the United States with her parents in 2004. She studied piano at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, most recently with Heng-Jin Park, as the John C. Holtz Ambassador Award Recipient of the Max Reger Foundation of America. Phuong-Nghi appeared on From the Top at Jordan Hall (2010) and at Calderwood Hall (2014). She is a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist and Young Scholar. As a two-time Prizewinner of the Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition, she performed with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in 2011 and 2012. She won the 2013 New England Conservatory Concerto Competition and performed with the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at Jordan Hall. Having graduated from Boston Latin School, Phuong-Nghi is now a freshman at Amherst College, attending as a QuestBridge National College Match Recipient and a Jack Kent Cooke College Scholar. She currently studies piano with Alissa Leiser. 


When:  Saturday, June 27th


Where:  The Carriage House

31 Ocean Street, Dorchester

To purchase tickets:

FAMILY Movement Clothing Drive | June 6

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The F.A.M.I.L.Y Movement is back for their SPRING Community Clothing Drive! For adults and children! Items will be $1-$5 for a bag of clothes, $1 for a pair of shoes, and $1 for a pair of accessories! 



When: Saturday, June 6th


Where: DotHouse Health
1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester

For more info: email


Fathers Day Walk | June 21

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 Celebrate fatherhood and family values while being active and a part of the community! Come to a fun 2-mile walk for youngsters, adults, and families! The first 100 to arrive will receive a free T-shirt!


When: Sunday, June 21st


Where: Seaver Street and Humbolt Ave, Dorchester

For more info: email

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Dorchester Neighborhood Night | June 9

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Summer is around the corner and it's time to celebrate! Join Onein3 in Dorchester for their June edition of Neighborhood Nights!  Celebrate the sunshine with a casual night of drinks, conversation and community building.  

This month Onein3 is partnering with Read Boston, the city's only comprehensive early literacy program, to host a book drive for young Bostonians ages 3-8.  Take a walk down memory lane and bring your favorite book as a kid, or choose from a list of suggested books

Look forward to seeing you all there! 


When: Tuesday, June 9th


Where: The Blarney Stone

1505 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester

To register/ For more info:


Haitian Heritage Parade | May 17

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Come celebrate Haitian Heritage! The 15th Annual Haitian Unity Parade will take place on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan and Dorchester! More than 200 local organizations, schools and businesses from all over New England are expected to participate in the event, which can draws tens of thousands of people.


When: Sunday, May 17th


Where: Mattapan Square

1624 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan

For more info:


Mayor Marty Walsh Coffee Hour | June 9

Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for the 17th Annual Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series in local parks citywide from May 6th - June 17th. All participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ Donuts along with a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses!


When: Tuesday, June 9th


Where: Ronan Park

92 Mount Ida Road, Dorchester


For more info:


Boston Shines in Dorchester! | May 2

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Be a part of the community-wide clean up! Below are all of the opportunities for you to join the Boston Shines event and help make Dorchester shine!


Codman Square: Boston Shines will be happening in several different locations of Codman Square!

  • 9:00AM- Codman Square Great Hall, 6 Norfolk St (MyDorchester)
  • 9:00AM- Loesch Family Park, Wainwright Street (Codman Square Neighborhood Council)
  • 9:00AM- Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, 587 Washington Street (CSNDC)


  • 9:00AM- Corner of Richfield and Puritan (Bowdoin-Geneva Residents Association)
  • 10:00AM- St. Peter’s Teen Center, 278 Bowdoin Street 

Fields Corner:

  •  9:00AM- Toohig Park, 40 Gibson Street
  • 9:00AM- Ronan Park flag pole, Adams Street (Friends of Ronan Park)

Four Corners:

  • 8:00AM- 367 Washington Street (Greater Four Corners Action Coalition)


Uphams Corner:

  • 9:30AM- Uphams Corner Main Street main office, 545 Columbia Road (Uphams Corner Main Street)
  • 9:00AM- Wendover Street (Dorchester Bay EDC)
  • 9:00AM- St. Mary's Women and Children Center,  90 Cushing Ave (Jones Hill Civic)

Ashmont Adams: 

  • 9:00AM- 319 Ashmont Street (Ashmont Adams Association)


Franklin Field  area:

  • 10:00AM- Sportsman Tennis Club, 950  Blue Hill Avenue (Sportsman Tennis Club)

Sock-making with Stitch House Dorchester | Feb 1, 8, and March 1

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Libby of the Stitch House Dorchester is teaching three different classes on how to make "waffle footsies." Learn how to make socks for yourself and others!


When: Sundays, February 1, 8, and March 1


Where: Stitch House Dorchester

Cost: $60

To Register: Call the Stitch House at (617) 265-8013 

L.I.P.S.T.I.C.K Leadership Meeting | Feb 7

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If you have never heard of LIPSTICK, now is your chance to learn and become a part of this great group! Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop To Inner City Killing is hosting their monthly leadership training meeting. Learn the importance of keeping illegal guns out of our communities and keeping each other safe from violence and killing.


When: Saturday Feb. 7, 2015


Where: Grove Hall Public Library

41 Geneva Ave Dorchester

To RSVP: Call (617) 233-5363


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