How to Avoid & Report Immigration Scams and Unlawful Practice of Immigration Law | May 19

Are you interested in becoming an American citizen?
Don’t be taken advantage of by notarios promising to speed up citizenship for a big fee. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will teach you how to spot and avoid scams. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

When: Thursday, May 19, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Road • 

Dorchester Day Parade 2016 | June 5

Dorchester Day happens every year on the first Sunday in June. It is to honor the establishing of Dorchester as a town of Boston and the History of the many events it provided. Come to the Dorchester Day Parade and join your community in a celebration of all things Dorchester! 


When: Sunday, June 5th, 1:00PM

Where: Lower Mills at the corner of Washington Street & Dorchester Avenue and travels along Dorchester Avenue to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester 


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Hank Phillippi Ryan Author Talk| May 23

Join Lower Mills Branch as they welcome Hank Phillippi Ryan for a talk and book signing. 

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, winning 33 Emmys and dozens more journalism honors. The bestselling author of eight mysteries, Ryan's also an award winner in her second profession—now with five Agathas, two Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her Truth Be Told won the 2015 Agatha, and she edited the 2015 Agatha-winning non-fiction Writes of Passage. Critics call her “a superb and gifted story-teller.” A founder of MWA University, Hank was 2013 president of Sisters in Crime. Her newest book, What You See, is an Agatha nominee and Library Journal Best of 2015.


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From Malcolm X to Black Lives Matter: Cross Generation Activism | May 19

The Ad. Hoc Committee: Boston Coalition for Freedom welcome your presence and reflections with a discussion focusing on the ideologies and practices of Malcolm X and the impact its had on social movements. 


  • Muhammad Ahmad (Maxwell Stanford)
  • Saladin Muhammad
  • Askia Toure
  • Nino Brown
  • Lanise Frazier
  • Michelle Santana
  • Khalida Smalls

When: May 19, 5:30pm-7:45pm

Where: Codman Square Public Library, 690 Washington St, Dorchester MA

Playworks Run for Recess | May 21

Join Playworks Massachsetts for their seventh annual Playworks Run for Recess presented by New Balance and Positive Tracks. An event that is fun for the whole family features a 1-mile fun run and 5K on the world famous cross country course in Franklin Park. Sign up today in support of Playworks Massachusetts and our work in 40 elementary schools across the Commonwealth.

This year, they have announced an exciting partnership with Positive Tracks that will double every dollar raised by ages 23 and under through our Run for Recess. 


Saturday, May 21, 2016 (rain or shine!)

  • -Pre-Registration and Registration opens at 9 a.m.
  • -One Mile Fun Run beings at 10 a.m.
  • -5K Run for Recess begins at 10:30 a.m.


  • -Franklin Park Playstead Field, 1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA 02121

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Common Boston Festival | June 4-5

The Common Boston festival is a unique opportunity to discover and explore our region's rich architectural, cultural, and historic resources. From civic spaces to sacred interiors to hidden infrastructure and everything in between, the festival weekend's "open house" format offers the public open access to significant spaces and places—many not open to the public, and all for free! 

They have 50+ sites on board with for the festival weekend, the first of its kind in Boston. You can check all of them out at

Dorchester Locations

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City Farm Fest | May 14

Join The Food Project for their annual seedling and garden supply sale! Vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings to start your garden. Compost, fertilizer, and more to keep it growing and healthy.Children welcome! Seed art and other activities for kids.

*NOTE: This event is for residents of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

When: Sat, May 14, 11am-2pm

Where: Dudley Greenhouse - 11 Brook Ave., Roxbury, MA

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Ashmont Hill Association Garage Sale | May 21

Antiques, furniture, tools, computers, household and baby items, architectural details and miscellany in carriage houses, porches and lawns throughout one of Dorchester's most charming neighborhoods. Delightful atmosphere, friendly people and great bargains, of course. 


When: Sat, May 21 9am-2pm

Where: Start at Ocean St. off Welles Ave. By MBTA take Red Line to Ashmont Station . Maps are available at each yard. 

For information: Call 617-288-6626 or

Computer Basics | May 11

Learn how to identify computer hardware and software by name and the basics of getting a computer to function.

Where: Lower Mills Branch 27 Richmond Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

When: Wed, MAY 11, 2016, 4 – 5 P.M.

Muslims in America Share their Experiences | May 18

Please join Dorchester People for Peace  for the second event of the Solidarity Project Series: Muslims in America Share their Experiences. 

In response to anti-Islamic rhetoric and proposed anti-immigrant policies, the refugee crisis in Europe, and increasing ISIS attacks, progressive Muslims will share their views on Islam, Militarism, Islamophobia, and Politics.

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm 

Where: Vietnamese American Community Center 42 Charles Street, Dorchester

Speakers include:

  • Hayat Imam – Member of DPP; Mass Peace Action. 
  • John Robbins – Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). 
  • And other Members of Boston’s Muslim Community.

For more information call: 617-282-3783  >> Read More

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