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Memories of Dorchester Webcast, Jul. 20

Dorchester Town SealRelive Dorchester and Boston memories on the evening of Wednesday, July 20 during the third "Memories of Dorchester," webcast, where Dorchester residents check in with their own recollections of the Dot. Tune in from 7 p.m. eastern or by visiting If you can't make the broadcast, a recorded version will be released later. To join the discussion before (and after?) the broadcast, visit the Facebook event page or join the OFD group. Rumor has it the Dorchester Reporter will publish an article on the webcast on July 21.

A Farewell to Zach Cohen of UCMS, Jul. 21

Upham's Corner Main Street LogoZach Cohen, who has served as Executive Director of Upham's Corner Main Street for the past 4½ years, is leaving in order to pursue an MBA. Celebrate hard work and achievement with a fun evening of socialization and reflection. Join Zach and the UCMS family at 6 p.m. this Thursday, July 21, for drinks and snacks at Restaurant Laura, 688 Columbia Road.

Stitch House @ Boston Handmade Market, Jul. 30

Stitch HouseStitch House of Dorchester will be an exhibitor at Boston Handmade Somerville Marketplace 2011. Come to out live music, craft demonstrations and DIY activities while supporting local business! This event, which takes place Saturday, July 30th from 3 to 7 p.m. in Union Square, Somerville, MA, features work by New England artists, craftspeople and artisans associated with the non-profit arts group Boston Handmade. Boston Handmade promotes local independent businesses and individuals creating one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade works in small studio environments, not factories.For more information visit or read on. >> Read More

Community Open House @ Carney Hospital, Aug. 3

You’ve seen them on TV, now see them first-hand! Carney Hospital will be unveiling their new 10 million dollar operating room suites. The staff at Carney hospital will take guests on the tours of the new operating room on Wednesday, August 3rd from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served and activities planned. For more information, call 617.506.2853. Carney Hospital is located at 2100 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester, MA.

Dorchester Cluster Family Fun Night, Jul. 21

DW Counts Down to KindergartenJoin the Dorchester Cluster for a Family Fun Night on Thursday, July 21! Children and families will gather at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of entertainment, learning and theater. The Boston Children’s Museum "DW Counts Down to Kindergarten" Play will be present! Registration for this event is required. Please contact Mary Kinsella at (617)288-7120 or Event takes place at Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, 1135 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125. To learn more about the play, read on. >> Read More

Dorchester Ave. Project Update, Jul. 18 to Jul. 29

Mass DOTThe work on Dorchester Ave. continues! A general description of work and location (weather-permitting) for July 18 to July 29, 2011 follows:

Andrew Sq.: Milling roadway, adjusting castings, installing traffic loops, installing steel planter walls.
Glover's Corner: Installing curb, placing concrete sidewalks, installing traffic and street lighting conduit, signage.
Field's Corner: Installing drainage, installing traffic and street lighting conduit, installing curb, placing sidewalk.

For news and updates check out or follow MassDOT on twitter at

IBEW Wind Turbine Fest, Jul. 28

Wind TurbineMass Energy and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers invite you to come learn more about wind and solar power by visiting IBEW's wind turbine! On Thursday, July 28, 2011, come to the IBEW Local 103 building (256 Freeport Street, Dorchester, MA 02122) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a relaxing evening of free snacks and discussion. Don't forget to pick up your FREE Mass Energy "WIND" T-SHIRT!

Please RSVP by July 27th. Feel free to contact Mass Energy at 1-800-287-3950 or with any additional questions! Register at

"Staff Meals" Food Truck @ Ashmont; Other Trucks Throughout Boston

Boston Food TruckHear, hear (or perhaps it's wiser to say "here, here.") Food trucks in Boston! A food truck in Dorchester! A July 8 press release from the city details vendors, schedules and locations, in addition to describing the background of the Food Truck program and the Mayor's Healthy Food Initiative. The Staff Meal truck will be at Dorchester Avenue by Ashmont Station, in front of the Carruth building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. See a sample menu here - the truck is primarily serving sandwiched fare. See attached press release for more information. >> Read More

Summer In The City Mixer Series @ Heiress Boutique, Jun. 17

Celebrate the launch of BROWNBELLE Handmade Bow Ties at Heiress Boutique! Come to Heiress from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on June 17 for a summer product launch and mixer. Browse the handcrafted accoutrements and exit the door with some new high fashion gear. The boutique is located at 671 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122.  

Brownbelle accessories are a reflection of a wild spirit with classic sophisticated style. Each bow tie is handmade and many are one of a kind, made from thrifted vintage neckties. Every piece reflects a love of vibrant fabrics, bold patterns and textures while paying homage to traditional timeless style. 

Food Coop Potluck & Steering Committee Meeting, Jul. 20

The Dorchester Community Food Co-op will hold a public steering committee meeting on July 20. Please come at 6:30 p.m. and bring your own dinner. Wine and iced tea will be provided. Please RSVP to Jhana Senxian if you are planning to come (; 617.930.6508). Location info after the break.

The Dorchester Community Co-op is an organization currently being established by residents of Dorchester, MA and surrounding communities. The Co-op is committed to inclusivity, healthy food, building community, sustainability, local economy, youth and jobs for the local community. >> Read More

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