Ashmont Farmer Market Bash, Jul. 29

Ashmont Farmers' Market (Photo By Vicki Rugo)Come to the liveliest Ashmont farmers' market Friday ever on July 29! In addition to fresh veggies, plants, honey, bread & pastries, the market will have: Folk & Bluegrass music by The Pork Choppers (3 to 5 p.m.); bike inspections by the Boston Cyclists' Union, with discount coupons for purchases at Ashmont Cycles; and healthy recipes and samples from UMass Extension Service.

Vendors include Spring Brook Farm of Littleton, Langwater Farm of North Easton, and Dorchester's own Cedar Grove Gardens and Dot-2-Dot Cafe! The market runs every Friday, 3 - 7 p.m. through mid-October on the Ashmont Station Plaza. (Photo Credit: Vicki Rugo)

RDM Transit Study at Mattapan/Ashmont, Jul. 26 and 27

RDM What would you do to improce the MBTA in Roxbury, Dorchester, or Mattapan? Now's your chance to make a change! Give suggestions for short, medium or long-term projects. If you'd like to share your idea in person, you can also visit one of MassDOT's RDM Study outreach tables. The team will be out at Mattapan Station on Tuesday, July 26 from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and at Ashmont Station on Wednesday, July 27 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Whether it's a minor modification to a bus schedule, or the introduction of a new rail line, please share your idea with us today at! For more information, contact Scott Hamwey, MassDOT Project Manager, at 617.973.7210 or by email at

Lobster Bake @ Ashmont Grill, Aug. 14

With temperatures in Boston hot enough to steam a lobster, Ashmont Grill celebrates the last of its special summer events with an old fashioned, all-you-can-eat lobster bake, complete with all the trimmings: clams, potatoes, corn salad and blueberry crisp on Sunday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Cost is $40 per person. Samples of Long Trail Brewing Company summer beers and ales will be offered a special prices. The party takes place on the backyard patio; opposite the MBTA Ashmont Station. 

MBTA Community Meeting on Ashmont Station, Aug. 1

MBTAThe MBTA is pleased to announce that it will hold a public meeting to present the plans for the opening of the station entrance at Radford Lane. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mason’s Hall on Frederika Street in Dorchester. A related flyer is attached. With questions, or for disability-related accommodations, please contact Karen DeSpirito, Public Affairs and Community Relations, MBTA, at 617-222-6513 or

"Staff Meals" Food Truck @ Ashmont; Other Trucks Throughout Boston

Boston Food TruckHear, hear (or perhaps it's wiser to say "here, here.") Food trucks in Boston! A food truck in Dorchester! A July 8 press release from the city details vendors, schedules and locations, in addition to describing the background of the Food Truck program and the Mayor's Healthy Food Initiative. The Staff Meal truck will be at Dorchester Avenue by Ashmont Station, in front of the Carruth building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. See a sample menu here - the truck is primarily serving sandwiched fare. See attached press release for more information. >> Read More

The Blue Hotel Performs at Tavolo, Jun. 10

The Blue HotelJoin "The Blue Hotel" for live jazz and fabulous food at Tavolo on Sunday, July 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. 'Tavolo' is located in Peabody Square at 1918 Dorchester Avenue, The Carruth Building. By public transportation: Red Line to Ashmont T station. Free parking is available across the street at Ashmont Tire or Odwin Learning Center. Check out 'The Blue Hotel' online at You can contact Tavolo at 617.822.1918, or visit their website at

Friends of Peabody Square Group Forming

Peabody SquareThe Friends of Peabody Square, a group that will manage several new public spaces at Ashmont, the intersection of Dorchester, Avenue, Talbot Avenue and Ashmont Street, is looking for members. The Friends group will: >> Read More

Ashmont Farmer's Market Opens, Jul. 8

Ashmont Farmer's MarketThe Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers’ Market returns for its third season on Friday, July 8, at the Ashmont Station Plaza. The island sounds of Pan United Steel Orchestra, a Boston-based, "progressive" group of drummers, will welcome the market, which runs every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. through mid-October and features the fresh and local produce of Massachusetts farmers. Spring Brook Farm from Littleton, MA and Langwater Farm from North Easton, MA, are both returning from last year. Cedar Grove Gardens will once again offer fresh flowers, plants, and other gardening items; Dot2Dot Café will have a variety of baked goods; and members of the Dorchester Arts Collaborative will participate on a rotating schedule. The market accepts SNAP/Food Stamp benefits, WIC, and Senior Nutrition coupons. Also, SNAP shoppers can get up to $20 worth of produce at half price through the Boston Bounty Bucks program. Organized by St. Mark's Area Main Street. Info: or 617-825-3846.

Tedeschi's Opening Celebration, Jun. 17

Tedeschi'sPlease join Tedeschi Food Shops on Friday, June 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. to celebrate their new Peabody Square store. The event marks the completion of a major investment by Tedeschi's, building owner Liberty Trust, and Boston's Department of Neighborhood Development. The building has been completely renovated inside and out, and converted from the old Store 24 format to a more customer-friendly Tedeschi's.

Tedeschi's and franchise owner Khalid Abboud will be providing free food samples and hosting Canobie Lake Park, a radio station, music giveaways, and costume characters. This is Tedeschi's way of saying "Thank You" to Dorchester - Please stop by!   

Call to Artists for Memorial Work, Deadline Jun. 10

Vince Droser, one of Peabody Square’s most beloved citizens and boosters, passed away suddenly this winter, and the community he left behind hopes to honor his life, work and spirit with an artistic tribute to be located on one of two potential public sites within the neighborhood: the north plaza of the new MBTA Ashmont station, or on a landscaped traffic square in front of Ashmont Grill and the historic town clock tower. For more information, please see attached PDF. You may also contact Ricardo Barreto, Director of UrbanArts, at or (617) 879-7970. >> Read More

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