Boston Winery Hosts Vendors Dec. 19

Need to do some last minute Christmas shopping? Shop with friends at the Boston Winery on Monday, December 19. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 57 Ericcson Street in Dorchester, local vendors will gather to sell their products! Admission is free, vendors are local, and there will be hors d'oeuvres for all to enjoy. For more information, contact Susan Fenton by email. A flyer with more information about the event is attached!

Dot Rox Coop's First Planning Meeting! Jan. 7

The first planning meeting of the DotRox Cooperative Gardening Supply Center has been set! The meeting will be held Saturday, January 7, 1:00 -2:30 p.m. Grove Hall Library, TERI Room at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Everyone interested in gardening, health, community-building, and economic development is welcome to help create this community-owned business. At the meeting, the cooperative will be forming the mission of the organization, outlining tasks and talking about working committees.

Snacks and information materials will be provided at the meeting, so please RSVP to Gerald Robbins at 617.241.7717 or to ensure that there are enough of each. Feel free to bring snacks with you! A flyer with more information about the cooperative is attached to this post.

CANCELLED: The Power of Massage @ LDB Peace Institute Dec. 15

**This event has been cancelled due to a city wide event on the same day.**


The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute will be hosting The Power of Massage - an event that explores the benefits of a regular massage. The event will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, 1452 Dorchester Avenue, 3rd Floor.

Do you need to reduce stress and increase relaxation? Explore the benefits of a regular massage. Learn helpful self-care tips for the home and the office. Pre-registered participants will be automatically entered into a raffle to receive a free massage! To register, please email Marisa Luse, director of Survivors Outreach Services at 617.825.1917. This event as originally scheduled for November 22, and is rescheduled for Thursday, December 15.

Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition Meeting Dec. 6

The Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition will be hosting a Community Meeting on Tuesday, December 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center. The Leahy-Holloran Community Center is located at 1 Worrell Street in Dorchester, 02122. The meeting will feature special guests - Mr. Adam Butler, Executive Director of the Needle Exchange Program from the Boston Public Health Commission, Bureau of Addiction's Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Services. Adam Butler will be presenting NARCAN, a powerful tool in overdose prevention. The meeting will also feature The improbably PLAYERS, a fun theater group that will be enacting a ten-minute play to inspire young people to think and talk about the impact of substance abuse on their lives, friends, family, and community. The group also touches on real possibilities for change.


DSAC Meetings are open to all in the community. For more information, please contact Adelia Rocha at 617.533.3274.

Dorchester Trolley Tour Nov. 26

On Saturday, November 26, the Dorchester Holiday Celebrations Committee Trolley Tour will be making ten stops at tree lightings in the community of Dorchester! The tree lightings tour starts at 3:00 p.m. and makes the following stops: >> Read More

14th Annual "Tom's Toy Party" Dec. 3

Tom Gannon's 14th Annual "Tom's Toy Party" will be taking place on Saturday, December 3rd at 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Stadium, located at 232 Old Colony Avenue in South Boston. The event will be benefitting the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester, so bring an unwrapped toy to be distributed at the party! There will be music by Gainsville Road at 8:30 p.m. as well as appetizers and refreshments! Check out for more information.

Urban Agriculture Overlay District Hearing Nov. 16

On Wednesday, November 16th, there will be a meeting at 9:00 a.m. in Boston City Hall, on the 9th floor of the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board Room. This public hearing before the Boston Zoning Commission is to consider a proposed text amendment to establish an Urban Agriculture Overlay District (UAOD) in Dorchester and a proposed map amendment to apply the UAOD to two city-owned properties. The proposed Overlay District would essentially allow the cultivation of fruits and vegetables and composting of materials produced on site. Under this proposal, the Urban Agriculture Overlay District would be applied to two Dorchester properties, 23-29 Tucker Street and 131 Glenway Street. More information is included on the attached document.

Community Meeting on Jobs, Healthcare, Housing Oct. 29

On October 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mayor Menino and Dr. Judy Ann Bigby (Secretary of Health & Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts) will speak on job creation, neighborhood assistance, affordable healthcare and more. The event will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1076 Washington Street, in Dorchester. Stop by for job information, foreclosure prevention counseling, and information on affordable healthcare. Register by October 25 at 617-298-1886 or by email. This event is free and open to the public!

Health & Wellness Fair Oct. 29

Boston Community Health will be hosting a Caribbean American Health and Wellness Fair at Unity Sports and Cultural Association on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fair will address the needs of the community and focus on increasing awareness of health related services and encouraging positive health behavior. There will be activities such as yoga, Soca Cardio, Karate, Acupuncture, Stress Free workshops and chair massages. Pre-registration for activities is encouraged but not required. You will also be able to find information about Senior Health, Preventative Care, AIDS Awareness, behavioral health, and nutrition and meal planning.

At the fair, one can also receive:

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Be a Big Sister in Your Community

For women 20 and older: This one-to-one mentoring program matches girls (ages 7-15) with women who live in or around their community.  Big Sisters spend time with Little Sisters weekly for the first three months and a minimum of twice per month thereafter for at least 12 months.


Matches meet on days and times of their choosing and do activities that they both enjoy, such as playing games, watching movies or riding bikes.  They develop a special friendship based on trust and respect as they learn about and from each other! 


There are currently 119 girls waiting for a Big Sister in the Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods!


To apply, visit, call 617.236.8060, or email

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