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Only One Jamaican Restaurant

Phone: 

(617) 822-0444

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

7 Days a Week
7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Mission: 

Using only the freshest ingredients, meats, and seafood, we create each meal with love for complete customer satisfaction. Our trained chefs work hard to replicate the flavors of home, so you can take a break from the kitchen and treat your family to a great meal and a fantastic time. From breakfast to lunch to dinner, our restaurant only offers the best Jamaican food at the best prices.

Location

The Only One Restaurant
160 Norfolk Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
10/29/2009

Boston Public Library, Grove Hall Branch

Phone: 

(617) 427-3337

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon, Tues, Weds: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thurs: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mission: 

The Boston Public Library's mission is to preserve and provide access to historical record of our society, and to serve the cultural, educational, and informational needs of the City and the Commonwealth.

Location

BPL Grove Hall Branch
41 Geneva Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Part of the City of Boston library system. Click here to read more about Dorchester's libraries.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To register for a free library card online, click here!

Key Programs Offered: 
  • Homework Assistance Program

    Free one-on-one homework help for students in grades K-8 from high-achieving high school mentors. Available at every BPL branch Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30PM.

  • Boston Teachers' Union Tutors

    Tutoring for students in all grades from BPS teachers. Days and times vary by location. Grove Hall: Thursday 4-6PM.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Tuesdays: 10:30am, Preschool Storytime: Stories and songs followed by movies.
    Wednesdays: 10:30am, Computer Troubleshooting: If you need assistance with submitting a resume, establishing an email account, or applying for a job online, this program is for you.
    10:30am, Japanimation: Do you love Anime and Manga? Then join us every Wednesday for Anime screenings and lively discussion. For teens ages 13-18.
    Thursdays: 12:30pm, Library Basics: Learn how to use the library and find the information that you need. Library Basics will keep you up to date on the latest BPL programs and services.
    Fridays: 10:30am, Job Seekers Roundtable: Offers people who are seeking employment an opportunity to share experiences, strategies, and ideas with other job seekers. Library staff will explore and share job leads and schedule guest speakers.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
05/21/2010

DISTINCTIVE ASPECTS OF THE COLLECTION
The Grove Hall collection has a strong component of African-American literature.

RECURRING PROGRAMMING OFFERED
Preschool story hours are offered weekly for children.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING OFFERED
An annual musical program of jazz has been offered over the past several years, inspiring local interest in initiating a neighborhood jazz festival.

HISTORY
The first library in this section of Roxbury opened May 1, 1898 in the rear of Mr. Mowry's Drug Store at the corner of Warren Street and Haynes Park with one table, eight chairs, two shelves and 200 books. It was so well patronized that the Trustees of the BPL voted in 1905 to open a reading room. In 1919 the building on the corner of Warren and Savin Streets officially became the Warren Street Branch Library. In 1926, this branch moved into its new quarters in the New Roxbury Memorial High School and thus became the Memorial Branch Library. The Memorial Branch was replaced in December 1970 by the Grove Hall Branch Library located at the corner of Warren and Crawford Streets.

On April 4, 2009 the new branch library at 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester opened. Located in the newly-renovated Jeremiah E. Burke High School, the new library was designed by Schwartz/Silver Architects. It features a designated young adult room and young adult librarian, in keeping with its unique configuration, adjacent to the high school.

Boston Public Library, Lower Mills Branch

Phone: 

(617) 298-7841

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon & Thurs: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tues & Weds: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mission: 

The Boston Public Library's mission is to preserve and provide access to historical record of our society, and to serve the cultural, educational, and informational needs of the City and the Commonwealth.

Location

BPL Lower Mills Branch
27 Richmond Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Part of the Boston Public Library system. Click here to read more about Dorchester's libraries.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To register for a free library card online, click here!

Key Programs Offered: 
  • Homework Assistance Program

    Free one-on-one homework help for students in grades K-8 from high-achieving high school mentors. Available at every BPL branch Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30PM.

  • Boston Teachers' Union Tutors

    Tutoring for students in all grades from BPS teachers. Days and times vary by location. Lower Mills: Monday and Thursday 4-6PM.

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Tuesdays: 10:30am, Preschool Adventures with Ms. Maija: storytime and a fun activity.
    Wednesdays: 10:30am, Little Wigglers Storytime and Playgroup: Ms. Maija will read a story and then we'll have some fun with music, dancing, and playing with our friends.
    Fridays: 10:30am, Preschool Films: 3-10 minute short films for preschoolers.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

library

Created: 
05/26/2010

DISTINCTIVE ASPECTS OF THE COLLECTION
The branch has a particularly strong mystery collection, and has been building its medical study and reference collection to support the schools and colleges in the neighborhood. The fiction collection continues to expand, providing various genres for diverse readers. Books and ephemera related to Dorchester, and particularly Lower Mills, history are well represented in the collection.

RECURRING PROGRAMMING OFFERED
Preschool story hours are offered twice weekly for children. Trivia night is held once a month for school-aged children. Pre-school films are also shown weekly. Students who attend the Pope John Paul II Academy, Lower Mills campus and The Charles Taylor Elementary School use the branch daily. Teachers also bring classes to check out material that may support their curriculum. For adults, the Book Discussion Group meets every third Thursday of the month. Beginners Internet instruction is available by appointment.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING OFFERED
Lecture programs are typically offered in the fall or spring focusing on a variety of topics including local history. In June, an Outdoor Music Concert is held. Summer reading programs are offered for children and additional events are scheduled during these months.

HISTORY
Library service in Lower Mills was first offered through a branch delivery post in 1875; it was open three hours each day to take requests for books and to deliver books requested from the Central Library and the Dorchester Branch Library. Full branch services began in 1876 with a dedicated collection and expanded hours. In 1883, branch service was moved into the vacated Blue Hills Bank building. In 1931, space owned by the American Legion was purchased and in 1936 a small addition was completed. Eventually the collection outgrew that building and the present Lower Mills Branch Library building was opened in 1981.

In 2005, the branch was renovated, a new façade was designed, and the heating and cooling systems were up-dated. The building in general got a “face lift” and is bright and airy.

Boston Public Library, Fields Corner Branch

Phone: 

(617) 436-2155

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Closed July - August)

Mission: 

The Boston Public Library's mission is to preserve and provide access to historical record of our society, and to serve the cultural, educational, and informational needs of the City and the Commonwealth.

Location

BPL Fields Corner Branch
1520 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To register for a free library card, click here! Check the library's schedule at http://www.bpl.org/branches/fc_calendar.htm

Key Programs Offered: 

Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m., Preschool Films & Fun: Films you (mostly) can't find on television, stories, songs, and play. Fridays: 10 a.m., Tots Storytime: Stories for children ages 3 to 5.

  • Homework Assistance Program

    Free one-on-one homework help for students in grades K-8 from high-achieving high school mentors. Available at every BPL branch Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30PM.

  • Boston Teachers' Union Tutors

    Tutoring for students in all grades from BPS teachers. Days and times vary by location. Fields Corner: Tuesday 4-6 p.m.

  • Ongoing Programs

Distinctive Aspects of the Collection:
This branch has a growing collection of Vietnamese materials - including books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines. There is also a strong children's and teen fiction collection, featuring a wide variety of summer reading list titles. There is also a large selection of popular dvds in all genres, best-sellers, romances, mysteries, African-American fiction, classics and audiobook/music CDs. 

Special Programming: The Fields Corner Branch hosts a free art enrichment program for children every summer, in collaboration with DotArt. Drop-in science and craft programs are offered several times during the year, along with school vacation programming and vibrant summer reading programs. HISTORY The Fields Corner Branch opened in 1969. It was the successor to the old Dorchester Branch which was also located in Fields Corner.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
05/21/2010

Historic New England: Pierce House

Phone: 

(617) 288-6041

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Open May 16, 2-4pm and October 24, 1-4pm. Tours on the hour, last tour at 3pm

Mission: 

The 1683 Pierce House is a rare known surviving example in the Boston area of a seventeenth century or First Period house. It documents period building practices, and the tastes and housing needs of one family, the Pierces, over more than three centuries. At different times, family members expanded and adapted their dwelling to meet new demands for space, function, comfort, privacy, and cleanliness.

Location

Pierce House Museum
24 Oakton Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States

Pathways to Wellness

Phone: 

(617) 859-3036

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - 12 Noon to 8:00 PM
Tuesday - 9 am to 8:00 PM
Wednesday - 8 am to 8:00 PM
Thursday & Friday - 9 am to 8:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5 PM

Weekday, Saturday, and evening appointments are available.

Mission: 

Pathways to Wellness, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to providing equal access to high quality holistic care including acupuncture, shiatsu, and Chinese herbs. Within a compassionate and empowering environment, Pathways provides complementary therapies for our clients as an adjunct to their Western medical care. Working in partnership with community health centers and organizations, Pathways promotes a continuum of care for our clients in body, mind and spirit.

Location

Pathways to Wellness
1601 Washington St 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call for an appointment. There are also Internships and Volunteer opportunities available.

Key Programs Offered: 

Community-Style Acupuncture at Pathways to Wellness
Treatment is provided in a unique traditional acupuncture setting that utilizes a group treatment healing experience.

• Sliding scale rate: Pay what you wish from $20 - $40 per 1-hour session. Open to all regardless of income level.

• Clients receive treatment while relaxing in comfortable recliner chairs. Groups of up to six people are treated at the same time.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
12/02/2010

Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 442-3343, ext. 235

Email: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Weekdays, 9-5PM

Mission: 

ACE builds the power of communities of color and lower income communities in New England to eradicate environmental racism and classism and achieve environmental justice. We believe that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and to be decision-makers in issues affecting our communities. In partnership with strategic coalitions, we are bringing energy efficiency resources to our communities, craftimg enviormental justice standards for the state and repairing a failing public transit system.

Location

Alternatives for Community & Environment
2181 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Partners: 

Don't waste massachusetts, Healthy air coalition, Massachussetts diesel pollution solution, Massachussetts enviromental justice alliance, Mystic river collaborative, Community works, Green justice coalition, Co-op power metro east, Action for regional equity, Coalition to restore civil rights, Radical organizing conference, Right to the city alliance, Whose Boston, Boston youth enviromental network, Southend lower Roxbury youth workers alliance, United youth and youth workers of Boston.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

call or walk in

Key Programs Offered: 

Student pass victory, The New York exckange, campaigning for cleaner air, youth justice in our ' hood, organizing for green jobs. Serving all ages of youth and adults.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
12/01/2010

DotBike

Website: 
Mission: 

DotBike is a community of cyclists who promote increased awareness, opportunity, and safety for bicycling in Dorchester through advocacy and bicycling events. We strive to encourage and support commuter, recreational, sport and working cyclists in Dorchester.

Key Partners: 

Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition

Created: 
11/24/2010

Center for Homicide Bereavement, Cambridge Health Alliance - Victims of Violence Program, The

Phone: 

617-591-6360

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Please call for the hours of operation.

Mission: 

The CHB is a VOCA (Victim of Crime Act) funded program through the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance that provides free counseling and supportive services in our Central Square Cambridge office and in the homes of individuals and families who have lost a loved one to homicide. All of our clinicians are licensed therapists and have provided services to families in the Dorchester area who have been previously referred to our program.

Location

Center for Homicide Bereavement
26 Central Street
Somerville, MA 02143
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Ashmont Nursery School

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

Phone: 

(617) 282-6063

Email: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Regular Day program from 8:30am - 2:45pm, extended day program from 8:00-8:30am & 3:00-5:15pm

Mission: 

Ashmont Nursery School is a wonderful, NAEYC accredited, parent-run cooperative for children ages 2 years 9 months to 5. We offer a rich, diverse, full-day program with before and after school care. Ashmont Nursery School is a non-profit, non-sectarian, cooperative preschool. ANS is licensed by the massachussetts Department of early education and care (EEC). The school is dedicated to fostering exploration, play, and a lifelong love for learning. Ashmont Nursery school's faculty consist of three lead certified teachers with over 30 years of combined expirence at ANS. The teachers work together with one parent-teacher each day. There is a maximum of twenty children per day. The program provides an environment where children feel safe., secure, respected and recognized as individuals. In order to help facilitate self-directed learning, the nursery school is set up with a variety of materials and activities from which children can choose. The materials are stimulating, challenging and adaptable for children of varying developmental levels.

Location

Ashmont Nursery School
1 Ashmont Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Families interested in applying for a spot at Ashmont Nursery School should summit an application available on the website along with a non-refundable application fee of $40. The application deadline is February 1st . In early February, parents or guardians of new applicants must attend an information session to learn more about the school. An appointment is then made for the child to visit the school. Acceptance letters will be sent out the first week of April. Once accepted, a non-refundable tuition deposit equal to one months tuition is due April 23rd. The deposit will serve as the final tuition payment of the school year.

Key Programs Offered: 

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
03/23/2010

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