Neighborhood News & Notes
Late Start this month: Please note that this month's meeting will start at 7:30 due to the St. Brendan's Veteran's Day Mass at 7:00pm. All are welcome to attend the Mass.
Holiday Tree Lighting & Party: This yearâ€™s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Adams Village has a new time & date -- December 7th at 4:00pm with our Annual Party at the Old Dorchester Post beginning at 3:00pm.
Election Day Results: Last Tuesday was Election Day in Dorchester and across the country. Republican Charlie Baker narrowly defeated Attorney General Martha Coakley to become the Massachusetts Governor-Elect. Democrats took the other state-wide seats with Maura Healey taking the Attorney Generalâ€™s office, Deb Goldberg winning the treasurerâ€™s race with incumbents William Galvin, the Secretary of State, and Suzanne Bump, the State Auditor, were returning to office. In Dorchester, State Rep. Evandro Carvalho and State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry â€“ won easily as did Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins while the rest of Dorchesterâ€™s current elected officials ran unopposed.
Veteranâ€™s Day: Celebrate and honor military veterans this Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014. A parade will begin on the corner of Charles & Boylston St. and end at Boston City Hall at 1pm. Review Stand will happen at 1:30pm on Tremont St., between Boylston & Park Street Station. Find benefits and programs for veterans and their family members: www.massvetsadvisor.org. If you would like to volunteer to help veterans in your community, contact the City of Boston's Veterans' Services, 617-635-3026 or email@example.com. For more information: www.cityofboston.gov/veterans
Boston CAN Share: The annual food drive sponsored by Mayor Walsh, the Mayor's Office of Food Initiatives, FedEx, and The Greater Boston Food Bank. People in need turn to food pantries, and those pantries turn to the Greater Boston Food Bank for food. The bostonCANshare campaign helps replenish those shelves during the high-demand holiday season. Help combat hunger in Boston by collecting canned food and monetary contributions through December 5, 2014. To learn more: www.boston.gov/food/canshare, 617-635-2841
Boston Teacherâ€™s Union Tutors: Students in all grades can receive homework help and tutoring from Boston Public School teachers. Tutoring takes place at Boston Public Library branches from 4-6pm from Sep-May. Days vary by branch. www.bpl.org/boost
St. Brendan's School Annual Turkey Shoot: St. Brendan's School Presents The Annual Turkey Shoot on November 15, 2014 (29 Rita Rd, Dorchester Ctr, MA 02124) at 7pm. Admission is $5 & the event will include a 50/50 Raffle, and a chance to win Gift Certificates, a Complete Turkey Dinner, Scratch Tickets, Turkeys, Bottles of holiday cheer and more! Feel free to bring your own snack /appetizer for your table.
Seasonal Influenza Shots: Annual outbreaks of the seasonal flu usually occur during the late fall through early spring. Protect yourself by getting the flu shot. The Public Health Commission will be posting locations that offer free vaccinations. Visit www.bphc.org/flu to find a location near you.
The Eliot School Woodworking Class: This program teaches basic woodworking skills. Learn how to make a variety of objects out of wood! For ages 10-15. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1520 Dorchester Avenue. 617-436-2155
Project D.E.E.P One-on-One Tutoring Program: Project DEEP is looking for high school tutors to volunteer for their One-on-One Tutoring Program. Volunteer mentors will help Dorchester elementary school students with their homework once a week for 90 minutes after school starting in Nov and ending in Apr. Beth, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.projectdeep.org
Food Project: On Tuesdays and Saturdays, anyone 17+ for individuals and 14+ for groups can volunteer at the West Cottage Street Farm in Dorchester from 9:30am-12:30pm. Must pre-register online: www.thefoodproject.org, 617-442-1322
Boston Cares: Make a difference in your community by volunteering! Register with Boston Cares, and youâ€™ll become a part of the many service projects that advocate for community enrichment, health & wellness, homelessness/hunger, environment and more! www.bostoncares.org
4th Annual South Boston Benefit for Childrenâ€™s Hospital: Enjoy live music, free food, silent auction, and help improve the quality of life for patients at Childrenâ€™s Hospital! No admission fee. Nov 22, 7:30-11pm. The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St. 617-869-4464, http://goo.gl/ZgPDsQ
Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K: Run or walk off calories with family and friends before having Thanksgiving dinner! This event will also feature fun prizes for winners and Best Costume. Cost: $25 for adults, $30 on day of race; kids, $10. Nov 27, 9am. Franklin Park Golf Club House, One Circuit Drive, Dorchester. 617-442-4141, www.franklinparkcoalition.org
Historical Society program "Three Decker: Symbol and Stereotype": Diane Jacobson will examine why three-deckers are considered a form of vernacular architecture peculiar to New England, as well as some of the exceptions. Through the lens of social history, she will describe how a popular multifamily dwelling became a symbol of undesirable housing by the 1920s. Despite the negative stereotypes, three-deckers were an attractive housing option, and many still are today. Her focus is on three-deckers in the Boston area. The event will take place at the William Clapp House on Sunday, Nov. 16th at 2pm.