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A Conversation with Justice Stephen Breyer, Sept 29, 2010

The Dorchester Reporter writes:

Justice Stephen Breyer discusses his new book, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View, with Jeffrey Toobin, New Yorker writer and author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.

Though the event is free and open to the public, The JFK Library strongly recommends that guests make reservations as these events can be overbooked. To make a reservation call 617-514-1643 or visit

9/29/2010, 5:30 pm.
JFK Library
Dorchester, MA, 02125

St. Faustina's Annual Feast Day, Oct. 3, 2010

Join the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy and celebrate St. Faustina's Feast day on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 1:00PM to 4:30PM at St. Ann's Parish at 251 Neponset Ave, Dorchester. Sister Caterina Esselen and Fr. Richard F. Clancy will speak. Attendees are invited to join the Sisters in prayer during Adoration and during the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Participate at a special feast day Mass at 3:30PM, Fr. Clancy presiding. Come to this grace-filled, prayerful and holy Sunday afternoon celebration! Admission is free. For more information, call the Sisters at 617-288-1202.

Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy
251 Neponset Ave
Dorchester, MA, 02122

(Photo Credit: Luca Giarelli).

Franklin Park Fall Forest Festival, Oct. 2, 2010

The Franklin Park Coalition presents a day full of free outdoor activities for all ages. Attendees can climb a tree, do landscape watercolor painting, participate in family nature hikes, and forage for edible plants. Volunteers will also perform woodlands restoration in the morning.

For a full schedule and directions go to: or call 617-442-4141. Festival registration and all activities start at Valley Gates Parking Lot midway along the main park road – look for signs directing you. Organized by the Franklin Park Coalition in partnership with the Boston Nature Center, ParkARTS, Boston Area Recreational Climbers, REI Wilderness Outdoor Store, and local naturalists. Select schedule after the break. >> Read More

"Sleeping Moon" Sculpture Dedication, Oct. 26, 2010

Embracing Dorchester's growing art community, the new and improved Peabody Square will include a sculpture by local artist and Ashmont Hill resident Joseph Wheelwright. Come join Mayor Menino and distinguished guests, and be entertained by the Boston City Singers in celebrating this newest addition to Dorchester's public artwork collection. The dedication ceremony starts at 4 PM on Tuesday, October 26th and will be held at Ashmont Station Plaza at the intersection of Ashmont Street, Talbot Avenue and Dorchester Avenue.

The Boston Globe reported on the installation in 2006. The Dorchester Arts Collaborative quotes the artist: "The moon and the clock will relate sweetly and quietly in a ‘timeless’ dance, and admirers will find new seating at the base of the clock." See this recent article describing the Sleeping Moon, and another public art installation at the other end of Dorchester.

"Beach on the Shell" at Adams Street Branch BPL, Oct. 4, 2010

Historian and musicologist Liane Curtis will deliver a free talk entitled "Beach on the Shell: Changing an Icon and the Difference that Makes" on Oct. 4 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m at the Adams Street Branch LIbrary. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Liane Curtis's successful quest to get composer Amy Beach (the first and only woman) added to the 87 names etched onto the Edward Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. Liane tells the history of the Shell, and the story of resurrecting the work and life of this talented musician. Is Beach now part of the Pantheon, the canon of truly "great" composers? >> Read More

Public meeting on Lower Mills Apt. renovations, Oct. 4, 2010

The Boston Redevelopment Authority will hold a public meeting on Monday, Oct. 4 to discuss plans to rehab the Lower Mills Apartments. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Lower Mills development, located at 2262 Dorchester Ave. The Boston Housing Authority plans to spend $7 million to renovate the 177 unit high-rise building beginning next year.

6:30 p.m., 2262 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA, 02124.

(Image credit to the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program).

Community Meeting Regarding Parcel Disposition, Davern Ave., Sept. 29, 2010

The City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development and Upham's Corner Main Street invite you to a Community Meeting to discuss the disposition of the city-owned parcel at 10-12 Davern Avenue.

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Dorchester Bay EDC
594 Columbia Road, Suite #302 (Buzzer #6)
Dorchester, MA 02125 >> Read More

Haitian Mental Health Forum, Oct. 17, 2010

The Haitian Mental Health Network, in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association, will host a forum on the mental health consequences of the January 12 earthquake. The goals of the forum are to (1) raise awareness about the impact of the disaster on the Haitian community, (2) learn about current mental health initiatives both in Boston and Haiti, and (3) engage the community in a discussion about unmet mental health needs and how best to address them.

The forum will take place on Sunday, October 17 at the Hyde Park Municipal Building, 1179 River Street, Hyde Park, MA. Admission is free. However, preregistration is required. >> Read More

Sunday at Three Concert at First Parish Church, Sept 26, 2010

The Dorchester Reporter writes:

Sunday at Three Concert Series is proud to open its tenth season beginning with guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan on Sunday, September 26 at 3 PM. The program, “Dance, Sleep, Bach,” features works from Spain and Latin America by Albéniz and Piazzolla; some Bach; and new lullabies from Aaron’s recent CD release, “New Lullaby.” Admission is free and donations will be accepted. The concert will be followed by a reception with the artist. To hear Aaron online and read more about his numerous projects, visit

1st Parish Church of Dorchester
10 Parish Street, Dorchester, MA 02122.

New Bostonians Community Day, Sept. 23, 2010

This year's 11th annual New Bostonians Community Day event will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2010, from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm at Boston City Hall Plaza's Courtyard.

New Bostonians Community Day was created to help the diverse communities better understand and access crucial city resources and to better understand how city government works and how to participate in it. New Bostonians Community Day is also a celebration of the diverse communities, and an opportunity to build better understanding and closer relationships amongst the diverse communities as well as with city leaders. The annual New Bostonians Community Day usually takes place in September or October at Boston City Hall. Activities throughout the day include free immigration clinics, multilingual tours of city departments, resource tables on topics ranging from immigration to job opportunities, and performances by a variety of musicians and dancers from different countries. >> Read More

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