Ashmont T Station

Ashmont Station Dedication Oct. 21

Join Governor Deval Patrick for the official dedication of the brand new Ashmont Station! State Transportation Officials will also be present - Secretary / CEO Richard Davey of the Mass. Dept. of Transportation, and Acting General Manager Jonathan Davis. Not to mention, fellow members of the Dorchester Community. It will take place on Friday, October 21, at 3 p.m. The station is Dorchester's newest landmark and a jewel of the MBTA. Celebrate the hard work of the community, elected officials and the MBTA!

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

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

MBTA Trolley Update, May 16

Senator Hart and MBTA officials will deliver an update on the Ashmont Trolley on Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Plasterer’s Union Hall, 7 Fredrika St. (enter on Minot St.) Community members are invited to learn about current issues regarding trolley service and express their thoughts, opinions and concerns.

Parish of All Saints Yard Sale, May 7

Parish of All Saints AshmontCome browse, shop, gossip, hunt for treasures and maybe even score a few priceless finds at The Parish of All Saints Yard Sale. The sale will take place on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - rain or shine! This excellent selection of housewares, furniture, books, clothing and children's items is made even better by its choice location: there is plenty of parking available and the church is right by the Ashmont T. All vendors will hawk their wares in the Parish House Lower Hall, 209 Ashmont Street at Peabody Square, Dorchester. Don't miss it! 

Meeting with MBTA regarding Ashmont Trolley, Mar. 23

Senator Hart has scheduled a meeting with the MBTA officials about the Ashmont Trolley for Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at All Saints Church, 209 Ashmont St. Commuter members are invited to learn about current issues regarding trolley service and express their thoughts, opinions and concerns.

Codman Square Health Center


(617) 825-9660

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Urgent Care: 
Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 10:00pm 
Friday 8:30am - 9:00pm 
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Primary Care:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm


To serve as a resource for improving the physical, mental and social well-being of the community. *** We opened our doors in 1979 with a dream: to build the best urban community in America. As part of this dream, we recognized that though health care begins by alleviating sickness, the journey to a true "culture of health" is achieved through the health of the whole person, and through the health of the whole community.  Our two-physician staff that summer of 1979 may have been small, but our mantra was not: while disease is a lack of health, health is not simply a lack of disease.

Today, with a staff of 280 employees, expert clinicians and medical staff, and an astounding depth and breadth of community programs, we believe that we are on our way toward reaching our dream of building the best urban community in America. The Codman Square Health Center is committed to continued progress and we hope you will join us in fulfilling our vision of a culture of health in our community.


Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Clinical Services
Primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Women’s Health)
Urgent care
Dental care
Eye care
Behavioral Health 
Specialty care (Podiatry, Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Dermatology, Smoking Cessation, WIC office) Pharmacy (w/ Eaton Apothecary, 617.265.7400)

Full Service Laboratory 
Diagnostic Care (X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, radiology) 

Case Management: Asthma, Diabetes, Pre-natal, HIV Client support: insurance services, interpreter services, on-site childcare, financial counseling, legal advocacy, multilingual staff, referral management

Civic Health through DotWell

Public Health Services: Cooking Classes & Nutrition Programs Healthy Eating for Diabetes Eat Green, Save Green HIV counseling, education, outreach, support Support groups for new parents, dads, moms (drop-in!), as well as AA, & HIV

Food Security:
DTA Food Stamp program: There will be a representative at the Health Center on Fridays from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm in the Nutrition Office in the first floor lobby. Half hour appointments can be made in MSI. Walk-ins also encouraged.
Food Pantry: Pantry will reopen at Greenwood UMC. Details forthcoming. MORE!


Historic New England: Pierce House


(617) 288-6041

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Open May 16, 2-4pm and October 24, 1-4pm. Tours on the hour, last tour at 3pm


The 1683 Pierce House is a rare known surviving example in the Boston area of a seventeenth century or First Period house. It documents period building practices, and the tastes and housing needs of one family, the Pierces, over more than three centuries. At different times, family members expanded and adapted their dwelling to meet new demands for space, function, comfort, privacy, and cleanliness.


Pierce House Museum
24 Oakton Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States

Countdown to Kindergarten


(617) 635-6816


Countdown to Kindergarten engages families, educators and the community in a citywide effort to enhance early learning opportunities and to support the transition into kindergarten. Mayor Menino, the Boston School Committee and Superintendent Johnson partner with 28 local organizations to implement a school readiness campaign that helps families participate actively in their children's education right from the start, understand the value of kindergarten, and learn how to choose schools and then register in the Boston Public Schools (BPS). In Boston, our work has promoted teacher collaboration on school readiness issues; doubled the percent of families visiting schools to make informed registration decisions; and increased the percentage of children who enter BPS at kindergarten rather than first grade. It has also resulted in more schools being ready to engage families.


Countdown to Kindergarten
26 Court Street 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Families should start preparing for Kindergarten (K1 for 4 year old and K2 for 5 year old) a full year in advance of their start date, which is the September before their child turns 4 or 5. For a few families, it may start sooner. Boston Public Schools (BPS) has a number of a very limited number of seats for K0 programs for children who are 3 by September 1. There are 75 Early Learning Centers, Elementary and K-8 schools in the City of Boston. Families can choose from a number of schools that are located in their ZONE.

Attend a Countdown to Kindergarten Information Session for answers to all your questions about BPS schools, the registration process and more. Starting in November, Information Sessions provide tips on the transition and kindergarten selection/enrollment process, along with suggested activities to help families prepare for a successful entry into kindergarten.

Key Programs Offered: 
Community Meeting Space Available: 


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