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Save Money! Bank on it! Press conference @ DotWell! Oct. 20

The Patrick-Murray Administration's Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) and Division of Banks (DOB) were joined by many of the state’s leading community and financial organizations in announcing a new campaign highlighting low-cost banking services. The Massachusetts Bankers’ Association, the Massachusetts Credit Union League, Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, Massachusetts Community & Banking Council, Dotwell Civic Health Initiative and the Midas Collaborative met onWednesday, October 20, 2010, at 11 a.m. to launch the “Save Money! Bank on It” campaign designed to encourage families to consider low-cost banking products. >> Read More

Free Flu Clinics, Oct-Nov dates

The city of Boston is hosting a series of public clinics where residents can get vaccinated against the influenza virus. The first clinic is today, Wednesday, October 20, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Boston Public Health Commission, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury. The second clinic is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 3 at the Boston Teachers Union, 180 Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester. The third will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 19 at Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square. These free clinics are for Boston residents three years and older. Visit for more details, or read more after the break. >> Read More

826 Boston Writing Workshop: The Good Men Project, Oct 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13

Calling all high-school aged men! Come write about a moment in your life that changed you forever. In this three-session workshop, writing center 826 Boston & nationally-recognized book & film producers The Good Men Project will work with students to draft and edit their stories. Workshop participants' writing will be published in an online magazine or in a book that will be sold nationwide!

To register for this workshop, students or parents can drop by 826 Boston at 3035 Washington St., call 617.442.5400, or email us at >> Read More

Generation Next Academy: Teen Forum & Pizza Party, Oct 21

Dorchester teens: join us for GNA’s 1st Teen Forum and be a part of the exciting changes happening with the Generation Next Academy, formerly known as the DotWell Teen Center. Learn about new opportunities, share your ideas, play some games and eat pizza! More info after the break. >> Read More

Pumpkin Carving at Lower Mills Branch BPL, Oct. 23

Prepare for All Hallow's Eve with a literary pumpkin carving session at the Lower Mills Branch BPL! Non-literary pumpkins also acceptable. This Saturday, Oct 23, at 11:30 a.m., children and families welcome. Pumpkins will be provided. Register in advance to be sure you will get one. Call the library at (617)298-7841.

Lower Mills Branch BPL,
27 Richmond St., Dorchester 02124

Dorchester Board of Trade "Welcome Back," Oct. 20

Autumn's here and a new fiscal year begins! The next Dorchester Board of Trade event will serve as a "welcome back" from summer, an opportunity for networking with other members and as an introduction to DBOT's autumn schedule. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 20th in the evening from 5:30 to 8:30 at Phillips Old Colony House at 780 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester.

The DBOT symbolizes business unity and partnership in Dorchester, representing a 100 year-old dedicated effort to strengthen the public image of Dorchester commerce, as well as an effort to promote a diversified business culture in our neighborhoods.

More information about the Welcome Back event after the break. >> Read More

BPS Citywide Showcase of Schools, Oct. 23

This Saturday, October 23rd, from 1:00 – 4:00pm visit the Boston Public Schools’ Showcase of Schools to learn more about all of your school options in the city! This school fair is an excellent opportunity to meet school leadership at any of the district’s schools. Showcase will be held at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center (1350 Tremont St, Roxbury, 02120), across the street from the Roxbury Crossing T stop. Parking is available behind the building or at the community college. For more information, including free shuttle bus transportation, please visit

Friendship Social Event for Disabled Adults at McKeon Post, Oct. 23

Community members are invited to a Friendship Social Event at John P. McKeon Post, 4 Hilltop St., 6-11 p.m. for friends and neighbors with cerebal palsy and other disabilities. Food, dancing and socializing. Music by Joe Peters. Desserts to sample. Call Dennis at 617-694-7990 or Maggie at 617-259-7067 for details.

Debate on Statewide Ballot Questions, Oct. 27

Did you know that on the November 2nd Statewide ballot there are three questions that will require your vote? Join the Pope’s Hill Neighborhood Association at the Leahy – Holloran Community Center as they welcome two experts to discuss these important questions and what they mean to you.

• Garrett Quinn, a writer for, began writing for newspapers at age 15 with CNC in his native South Shore. He is a writer and editor with and has been published in Pioneer Investigates, BlueMassGroup, and Wonkette.

• Yawu Miller, Project Director of “ONE Massachusetts”, is also an experienced journalist and community organizer. He also serves as a senior editor at the Boston Banner. Yawu’s writing has chronicled the political and social justice movements in the Greater Boston area for the last 16 years. >> Read More

"Lost Breweries of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain" lecture, Oct. 24

The Dorchester Historical society presents an illustrated lecture by Michael Reiskind, historian of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. In 1900, Boston had the most breweries per person of any city in the country - and the overwhelming majority of them were in the Stony Brook area of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. During the heyday of Boston breweries, this area was the center of the industry with at least 24 breweries along the banks of the Stony Brook. Community members are invited to learn about about the history of brewing in Boston and the Irish and German immigrants who established the breweries in our city.

This talk will concentrate on the beer factories in the Stony Brook area and the history of the adjoining neighborhoods as they developed from the 1840’s to the present. >> Read More

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