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Dorchester Board of Trade Holiday Party, Dec. 14

The Dorchester Board of Trade Holiday Party will take place Tuesday, December 14th, at 5:30. The DBOT will accept cash contributions and donations of toys for distribution to worthy Dorchester charities at the event. The party will be at Phillips Old Colony House at 780 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester. Tickets are $15.00. There is plenty of free parking!

Please contact Lisa by email,, or call 617.398.DBOT (3268) with any questions. >> Read More

Skating & Scares: 2 more Boo-riffic Halloween Events, TONIGHT (Oct. 29)

Halloween Teen Skate Night: The John P. Holland Council presents Halloween Teen Skate Night, Oct 29, 6-10pm. Cleveland Community Center, 11 Charles St, Dorchester. 617-635-5141

Halloween Fright Night: The Holland Community Center Council presents Halloween Fright Night. Oct 29, 6pm. Holland Haunted Center, 85 Olney St, Dorchester.

New Boston Public Schools Website Offers Resources to Families

Stay informed about local education! The BPS now offers a new site that will keep every family and student up to date on what’s taking place within the Boston Public Schools: visit The site, run by the Boston Public Schools Office of Family and Student Engagement, describes itself as "a valuable resource not only to parents, family members, students, and community members but to teachers and school staff as well."

(Image Credit: Cliff)

Holiday Assistance Programs Offer Turkey, Gifts, Resources to Boston Families

Community members: opportunities abound during the holiday season! The ABCD Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center, Project Bread, Salvation Army, Toys for Tots (City of Boston), Globe Santa, and many other local organizations offer a variety of holiday assistance programs. Look for more updates as the holidays approach! Specific program info after the break. (Image Credit: June Campbell) >> Read More

Egleston Square Halloween Howl Scavenger Hunt, Oct. 29

Traverse Boston during October's spooky twilight. Wear your costume and bring a bag on a scavenger hunt through Egleston's creepiest haunts! Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 4:00 pm Oct. 29. Location(s) after the break. >> Read More

DAC Breakfast, Oct. 29

Join Liora Beer, Director of Artmorpheus, an organization which connects artists with resources, for the next Dorchester Arts Collaborative Breakfast on Oct. 29 at Victoria's Diner. Learn about Liora's recently launched program, "Micro-loans for Artists."

The Dorchester Arts Collaborative breakfasts are a place to get together with fellow artists and join in discussions about all matters pertaining to art, artists, the business of arts and current arts events and thought. Come hungry, ready to order, and take part in an informative, open discussion in the diner's spacious back room. >> Read More

Speaker Series: Haitian Roxbury, Oct. 27

The Boston area is home to a large Haitian-American community which stretches from Cambridge to Mattapan, placing Roxbury right in the center. On Oct. 27th, attend a panel discussion which discusses the rise, growth, and cultural life of the Haitian community in Roxbury. The panel includes Marjorie Salvodon, Assoc Professor at Suffolk University; Kathleen Jeanty, Mayor's Office of New Bostonians; Gerard Georges, Senior Project Manager at Fletcher Thompson Architects; and Manolia Charlotin, Editor and Business Manager at the Boston Haitian Reporter.

Wednesday, October 27, 7pm-9pm Free
Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade St
Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Dinner is available for purchase.

Ronan Park Movie Night: "Coraline," Oct. 29

Bundle up for a Ronan Park Movie Night on Friday, October 29 at 7pm. "Coraline" will screen at Ronan Park, near the tot lot. Join the Friends of Ronan Park for a screening of Coraline. Free refreshments (including hot apple cider!) while they last. Bring your family, coats, blankets, and something to sit on!

(Image Credit Evan Donovan)

Four Corners Main Street 10th Annual Meeting: "Resources for Your Businesses in these Challenging Times," Nov. 9

Join Four Corners Main Street at their 10th Annual Meeting to discuss ideas and share resources for operating your business in these challenging times. Connect with leaders in banking and insurance! The event will take place at 6:30pm, in the Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center.

Special guests:
Carlos Vargas - Vargas & Vargas Insurance
Ed Merritt - President of Mt. Washington Bank
Dan May - VP - Commercial Loan Officer, Mt. Washington Bank >> Read More

"The Doctor Will See you NOW!": Dorchester House Groundbreaking, Oct. 26

Dorchester House, one of two health centers parent to DotWell and MyDorchester, will hold a "groundbreaking" event to celebrate the start of its expansion. The construction project, titled "The Doctor Will See you NOW!", will commence Tuesday, October 26th at 11:30am. Mayor Menino will be in attendance, and members of the community are invited to attend! Light refreshments will be served after the event. Please RSVP by emailing Patrick Ziemnik. >> Read More

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