Clam Point Civic | March 12, 2012

Date: 
Mon, 03/12/2012

The Clam Point Civic Association Meeting of Monday, March 12, did not take place at its usual location, but instead at Work Inc. located at 57 Beach Street in Dorchester. The meeting brought about 30 residents and friends of the neighborhood. Upon arrival, I received a tour of Work Inc. from Jimmy, a Clam Point resident and employee of Work Inc. who helped to procure the space. Work Inc. develops community based work programs for individuals who have disabilities. You can find more information about Clam Point Civic on their website, at www.clampoint.org. The meeting began with a C-11 Boston Police Report from Officer Dennis Rory, highlighting recent crime in the neighborhood - there were 16 documented incidents in the neighborhood. The association voted "yes" on the Morrissey Liquors Expansion Proposal. Ayanna Pressley was due to speak, but was feeling under the weather - Hodari Cail briefly spoke on her behalf. He informed the community about Pressley's interest in making Dorchester a cultural district, and vouching for State institutions of higher education vs. private, for-profit institutions. This was followed by announcements from city representative Joseph McEachern on Frank Baker's city of Boston eAlert, which can disseminate useful neighborhood information. He also made an announcement, looking for volunteers for the upcoming Boston Shines clean-up event, on Saturday, March 28th.Clam Point Civic Association has a Beautification Committee and Beautification funds that we use to fill intersection flower pots and flowers in the Byrne Playground. As the weather breaks, Clam Point may be looking for volunteers to plant the flower pots.Liz Jakowicz and Charlie Jakowicz presented Gardening for Novices, some tips for gardening and yardkeeping for the upcoming spring weather. The evening commenced with a raffle for CVS gift cards, benefitting the Association.

 

Clam Point is looking for more interesting and exciting information than lengthy police reports at their meetings - they want to hear about what is great in the neighborhood! So if you have some interests or events you would like to share - please do! For contact information, visit www.clampoint.org.