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Exhibition of Photographs from a Dorchester Neighborhood, May 10-14

Keiko Hiromi’s “Monadnock Street,” a series of black and white photographs on view during the week of May 10 to May 14 at Doric Hall in the Massachusetts State House, features photographs of neighborhood residents, many of them first and second generation immigrants living in Dorchester, MA, where Hiromi also lives. Her raw, yet sensitive photographs show the daily lives of the people who live on Monadnock Street. This series has also been exhibited at the Brookline Arts Center.

Monadnock Street: an Exhibition of Photographs from a Dorchester Neighborhood, by Keiko Hiromi >> Read More

Birds & Bards Festival, May 13-15

Family friendly activities all weekend at Franklin Park, Boston Nature Center, Arnold Arboretum and Forest Hills Cemetery.

Festival Kick-off is Thursday, May 13th 6:30pm-9:30pm at Forest Hills Cemetery. Enjoy a Twilight bird walk, improvisational jazz, and noted naturalist author, Peter Alden.

Birding Events in Franklin Park: -
Friday, May 14th 7:00am - Early Morning Bird Walk - Meet at Resting Place (Shattuck Picnic Grove)

Saturday, May 15th 4:30pm - 6:00pm - Family Bird Walk (Shattuck Picnic Grove) with storyteller, artist, and bird sighter extraordinaire, Stephen Baird from the Emerald Necklace Bird Club. >> Read More

Spring Craft Fair, May 15

Enjoy Codman Square Health Center's Spring Fair!

Vendors include: unique hand crafted jewelry, arts &crafts, pocketbooks & wallets, books, African attire, specialized baskets for all events, scented oils and lotions, health products, crafts, cosmetics, cakes, clothes, a farmers market, and much more.

The Craft Fair is at the Great Hall (6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA 02124) from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. >> Read More

Safe City Unity Basketball League: MyDorchester Night, May 10

Safe City Unity Basketball League Game, Parent Night
This Monday, May 10th, 2010 from 3:30pm – 8pm at Dorchester House Multi-Service Center Gym.

Free Raffle for Gift Certificates to Dorchester Businesses!

Teen-created PSAs Against Bullying
Sign Up for the DotWell Volunteer Program
Learn About AmeriCorps and SCI Dorchester @ DotWell
Learn new ways to use >> Read More

Youth Peace Conference: Think Outside the Block, May 8

On Saturday, May 8, 2010, some 700 Boston youth will come together at Teen Empowerment’s 18th annual Youth Peace Conference, Think Outside the Block, Change is Around the Corner at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, 60 Washington St., Dorchester from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click the image at right to see the full size flier.

The Boston youth organizing the conference will call on those in attendance to stop fighting one another and instead focus their energies on fighting to preserve funding for youth jobs, teen programs and quality education. The event will feature speeches and rap and poetry performances by teens interspersed with an original play. There will be opportunities for youth to offer ideas for solutions to pressing community issues and to sign on to campaigns to take action on those issues. >> Read More

Boil-water Order Lifted, Water Crisis Over, Please Flush Systems Before Using

From the Office of the Governor:

Residents are advised to "flush" their water following the lifting of the boil order in order to clear plumbing of potentially contaminated water. Flushing your household and building water lines includes interior and exterior faucets; showers; water and ice dispensers; water treatment units, etc.

* Cold Water Faucets: Run tap water until the water feels cold, 1 minute or more, before drinking, tooth brushing, or using for food preparation.

* Hot Water Faucets: To clear hot water pipes and water heater of untreated water, turn on all hot water faucets and flush for a minimum of 15 minutes for a typical household 40-gallon hot water tank and 30 minutes for an 80-gallon hot water tank or larger. Never use water from the "hot" faucet for drinking, cooking, or other internal-consumption purposes. After this flushing, hot water is then safe to use for washing hands, and for hand-washing of dishes, pots and pans, etc. >> Read More

Blue Eyed, Brown Eyed, Apr. 30

You are invited to join the Dorchester People for Peace in the STAND AGAINST RACISM with the YWCA and more than 2000 other organizations across the country in national day to promote diversity and equality.

On Friday April 30th at 7pm in the Community Room of the Mt. Washington Bank, 305 Talbot Ave, Codman Square, Dorchester, there will be a showing of "Blue Eyed, Brown Eyed."

This documentary follows a group of 40 teachers, police, school administrators and social workers in Kansas City - blacks, Hispanics, whites, women and men as the participate in one of Jane Elliot’s workshops. Based on her work with school children in the 1960s, the blue-eyed members are subjected to pseudo-scientific explanations of their inferiority, culturally biased IQ tests and blatant discrimination. In just a few hours under Elliott's withering regime, we watch grown professionals become despondent and distracted, stumbling over the simplest commands.

This is an award winning documentary which offers viewers a chance to watch a full-length workshop with America's most dynamic diversity trainer, Jane Elliott.

SummerWorks 2010 Summer Jobs Kick Off!, Apr. 15

Looking for a great summer job? Join Action for Boston Community Development for the SUMMER JOBS KICK OFF! The Event will be at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center (1350 Tremont St. Roxbury Crossing) on Thursday, April 15 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Job Applications Available! - City Wide Resources

Applicants must be Boston residents, ages 14-24, and income eligible. >> Read More

Preschool Reading Readiness at Adams Library, Apr. 6

Stories, songs and activities designed to reinforce the building blocks of reading. For ages 2 1/2 to 5. Includes children's performers -- call for details. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tue, April 6, 10:30am – 11:30am
Adams Street Branch, Boston Public Library, 690 Adams Street, Dorchester

For more information about Dorchester's libraries, visit:

Book Talk with Jerald Walker, Apr 6

Come hear and meet Jerald Walker, author of Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption, at the Mattapan Branch Library (1350 Blue Hill Avenue).

Street Shadows is a memoir about Jerald's life and the struggles he has faced. In explaining what led him to share these intimate details about his life Jerald states, "I was also aware that my story, in its most basic form, is everyone’s. Once you move past the specifics of my experience--the drug and alcohol abuse, the petty crimes, the racial conflicts, the religious angst, etc.--what you are left with is a person who is on a universal quest to discover who he is and what his place is in the world." >> Read More

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