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Neighborhood Response Team (NRT)




Flavio.Daveiga@cityofboston.gov (Bowdoin-Geneva); Walter.Applewhite@cityofboston.gov (Mattapan)


The Neighborhood Response Team (NRT), a cross-departmental group representing Public Works, Transportation, Inspectional Services, and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, seeks to address the local and specific issues affecting Boston's neighborhoods. Meeting with residents, community organizations, and numerous municipal bodies, the Team will focus on basic city services and improvements such as street lighting and sidewalk repairs, prioritizing trash and debris removal, and cracking down on problem properties and health and safety violations.

As of Nov. 2011, there are three regular NRT meetings, to address Mattapan, Codman Square, and Four Corners; Dudley Square and Blue Hill Ave.; and the Bowdoin-Geneva areas. The meetings are co-chaired, with one chair representing an official body (such as the Office of Health and Human Services) and other representing area residents. 

The Mattapan/Codman Square/Four Corners meeting covers city services, with (as of Nov. 2011) a noted emphasis on foreclosure/absenteeism.

Likewise, the Dudley/Blue Hill Ave. meeting covers city services. Prostitution is seen to be particularly bad problem in the area and many interdepartmental actions have worked to address this issue (as of Nov. 2011).

The Bowdoin-Geneva meeting incorporates human services in addition to city services, with an emphasis on youth development and violence prevention -- specifically, the Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative. See a release on the formation of the Bowdoin-Geneva NRT here.

Key Partners: 

City Agencies:

Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Transportation Department, Boston Center for Youth and Families, Code Enforcement, Department of Neighborhood Development, Inspectional Services, Jobs and Community Services, Office of Human Services, Office of Neighborhood Services, Mayor's Office, Public Works Department, others?


Community Organizations and Collaborations:

Bowdoin Geneva Violence Intervention and Prevention, Upham's Corner Violence Intervention and Prevention,
United Neighbors Association (UNA), 4-Street Crime Watch, 

Bird Street Community Center, College Bound Dorchester, Family Nurturing Center, Roxbury Resource Center,


Faith-based: First Parish Church in Dorchester, St. Peter's Parish, 


Main Streets:

Bowdoin-Geneva Main Street
Four Corners Main Street


Bowdoin Street Health Center

Partial list!

Key Programs Offered: 

Biweekly meetings; neighborhood walkthroughts; forum for cross-departmental, cross-sector collaboration and neighborhood improvement.


Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition


(617) 533-2234


DSAC’s mission is to engage all sectors of the community to prevent substance abuse, reduce harm and promote healthy choices among Dorchester residents through a variety of prevention, education, advocacy, policy, intervention and treatment efforts. We seek to create a healthy environment for our young people to grow and flourish.


398 Neponset Ave
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

Carney Hospital
Cedar Grove Civic Association
Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester
Close to Home
Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association
C-11 Boston Policy Department
The Bay State Banner
The Dorchester Reporter
The Irish Immigration Center
Maureen Feeney
Massachusetts Alliance of Portugese Speakers
Massachusetts State Police
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery
New England Policy Advocates
Popes Hill Neighborhood Association
St. Ann's Church
St. Marks Area Main Street
State Representative Martin Walsh
Boston Public Health Commission
Thang Long Newspaper
The Medical Foundation
Boston Mayor's Office
Murphy Community Center
Project D.E.E.P.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
The Institute for Health and Recovery
BPS-East Zone Family Resource Center
Dorchester Youth Collaborative

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

DSAC is always in need of good ideas and volunteers to carry them out. If you are interested in sharing your suggestions of how to reduce substance abuse among youth join us at our quarterly meetings:

The 3rd Tuesday of each March, June, September and December

6-7:30pm at the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Aliance(MAHA)
1803 Dorchester Ave. (2nd Floor)

Key Programs Offered: 

-Capacity building programs to non-profits and community based organizations
-Community Surveys / Needs Assessments
-Collaborative Program Planning
-Health Education and Prevention Programs
-Facilitation of support groups and information sessions for youth and adults
-Supportive referals to substance abuse treatment programs
-Community Outreach


Cedar Grove Gardens


(617) 825-8582

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Spring Hours: Monday: 8:30 - 5:30 Tuesday: 8:30 - 5:30 Wednesday: 8:30 - 5:30 Thursday: 8:30 - 6:00 Friday: 8:30 - 6:00 Saturday: 8:30 - 6:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 3:00


Provide the the neighborhood with bedding plants and perennials, fresh cut flowers, and so much more. Since its creation, Cedar Grove Gardens has evolved into a full-service flower and gift shop & garden center.


911 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Dorchester Park

Key Programs Offered: 

Community involvement with annual Scarecrow Festival. Many local fund raisers, including hospitals, schools and churches are enhanced by our floral donations and organizational skills and contributions. Customized Orders: Corporate Events Cedar Grove Gardens is prepared to work with you from the planning stage right through to the servicing of corporate events. Email or call, they would be glad to meet with you to discuss your event. Corporate Gifts Cedar Grove can customize a gift basket to include articles promoting your business and create the best look with-in a budget that you set to provide your customers with the "thank you" or seasonal greeting memorable and far reaching enough for the effect that keeps you a step above your competitors. Party Decorating Cedar Grove can decorate your home for a special event or rework a private dining room at the Four Seasons Hotel. Our creative sense and experience will take your party up a notch. Email or call us to discuss the details of your party or event. Weekly & Monthly Flower vases or Seasonal Plants for the Workplace; Flower vases or Seasonal Plants for the Home Make arrangements with Cedar Grove for seasonal deliveries to brighten your office or workplace on a regular basis. Every week, or once a month your business can receive an uplifting vase of fresh flowers or a lush plant. What a great way to enhance the lobby or work environment to the benefit of all. For home delivery, every week, or once a month, you or a loved one can receive the joy of fresh flowers or a lush plant with the delivery charge waived. What a great gift for say, your mother, or spouse, or maybe just for yourself.


Local 17: Sheet Metal Workers' International Association




Local #17 was formed in 1896 so that men and women working in the Sheet Metal Industry could bargain collectively for a good day's pay with benefits for a good day's work. Through the years our union has taken the lead in the Industry, negotiating contracts that have made our members the highest paid with the best benefit package of any Sheet Metal Worker organization in all of New England.


1157 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124
Boston, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

JATC Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Apprentice and Training Program: Schooling in safety, drafting, sheet metal layout, math, service work, field installation, architectural sheet metal, welding, blueprint reading, sheet metal sketching, plastic, C.A.D., residential heating, testing, Adjusting & balancing of air and water systems, HVAC

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association


Streamline Antiques


(617) 298-DECO (3326)


The shop specializes in Art Deco, 50’s kitch and 60’s funk. Costume Jewelry, Bakelite, Vintage Clothing and Textiles, Kitchen and Barware are particularly prominent in this fun, informal little shop. New items arrive weekly to keep the stock plentiful and interesting.

Click here to see pictures of the shop.

Three times a year (May, July, and September), Streamline packs up its wares and sets up for five days at the Brimfield (Massachusetts) Antiques Show, one of the largest outdoor shows in the Country. Over 7,000 antiques dealers converge on this small, quintessential New England village for a week to sell antiques and collectibles to buyers from around the world. Streamline’s booth is located at the New England Motel field in the center of the mile-long stretch of dealer filled fields. If you are a collector and have never experienced Brimfield, you’ve missed out on the shopping experience of a lifetime!

Streamline also exhibits at Art Deco Weekend Festival in Miami. The show takes place every January on Ocean Drive in the heart of the historic Art Deco district of Miami Beach, and features antiques, Art Deco-inspired art, music and lectures. A must for the Deco lover!


1168 Washington St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Art Deco Society of Boston

Kenny Elementary School


Phone: 617-635-8789 Fax: 617-635-8791






19 Oakton Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States

Assignment Zone: East
Cluster: 10

Adams Village Business Association






30 Chelmsford St
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
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