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The Cedar Grove Civic Association January Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 On the Agenda this month... Presentation & Membership Vote on  The Landmark Public House plus State Represenative Dan Cullinane
Neighborhood News & Notes
FEMA Updated Flood Maps Community Meeting: FEMA and The City of Boston will be hosting an ​Open house meeting about new flood zones, required insurance, & what it means to live or own property in a high-risk flood zone on ​January 12, 2016 from 4pm — 7pm at ​Boston Teachers Union Hall - 180 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125. Here’s what you need to know to understand your risk: Everyone is vulnerable to floods ​& ​is encouraged to have flood insurance & to create an emergency plan. But property owners with a federally backed mortgage/loan in high-risk flood areas are required ​to have flood insurance. New flood maps go into effect March 16, 2016. To qualify for lower insurance rates, purchase your policy as soon as possible. View the new maps and learn more at the Federal Emergency Mangagement Agency (FEMA) Maps Service Center:

RAD Classes Now Available in Dorchester: Area C-11 is now hosting free rape aggression defense (R.A.D.) classes for women. This is a nationally recognized 9-12 hour course aimed at providing women the necessary self defense education in a relatively short period of time. If you or your organization could be interested please contact the Area C-11 Community Service Office at 617-343-5315. classes can be scheduled at your group’s convenience.

Second Collection for Catholic elementary Schools: During the weekend of January 16 and 17 at St. Brendan Church there will be a second collection for Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. The proceeds will go toward these schools to assist more families with demonstrated financial need and to help grow enrollment. In addition, 50% of the donations collected at Saint Brendan’s Masses on January 16 and 17 will go to Saint Brendan School. Thank you for your generosity and belief in the gift of a Catholic education.

The Martin Richard Challenger Basketball Program: This basketball program is designed for developmentally and physically challenged youth to participate in a team sport meeting their abilities while in a safe and structured environment. The program will take place at the Deer Street gym (35 Deer St. Dorchester , MA 02125) and there is no cost. Sundays from January 10th through February 21st (excluding Feb. 14th). Ages 5-11 from 12-1PM and Ages 12-18 from 1-2PM. To register, please contact Dianne Lescinskas at: 617-288-7120 or

Mattapan Branch Yoga: One Thursday per month until June 2nd, 2016, a free and basic yoga class will be instructed by Tara Jackson at 1350 Blue Hill Ave. Mattapan, MA 02126. Intended for older teens, adults, and seniors—wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. For more information, please call 617-298-9218.

MBTA Rider Census: If you ride the MBTA this survey is for you! Help the MBTA collect information that plays an important role in planning service and ensuring service is provided fairly. The MBTA will use the data collected in the Rider Census to evaluate current service, to plan future service, and to analyze the potential rider impacts of service or fare change proposals. The census is a short survey about riders and how they use the MBTA. 

Ice Skating at the Frog Pond: The Boston Common Frog Pond sits at the heart of Boston Common, the oldest and most treasured public park in the U.S., and it is now open for ice skating! Check the Frog Pond website for prices and more information.
Annual CGCA Holiday Party & Tree Lighting Is A Huge Success!

The Cedar Grove Civic Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on December 6th. The event began with a Children’s Party courtesy of the Old Dorchester Post, with pizza generously donated by our local merchants: Sonny's Pub & Restaurant, Windy City Pizza, and Five Star Pizza Grill. In addition the future residents of Adams Village: The Landmark Public House and the Stone Kitchen graciously provided coffee, hot chocolate and pastries.
The highlight of the evening was the lighting of the Christmas Tree and of course a special visit by Mayor Walsh on the Annual Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour. Now in it’s 20th year, the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour travels to neighborhoods throughout Boston, lighting Christmas trees while bringing presents and holiday spirit to children across the city. The Mayor was joined by none other than Santa himself, accompanied by his special helpers who helped light the Adams Village Christmas Tree. The Village shined beautifully thanks to the efforts of Revitalize Adams Village Economy (RAVE) volunteers, and the tree was charmingly decorated with ornaments handmade by the children of the Leahy Holloran Community Center  and St. Brendan’s School.
Once again thanks to all who participated. The Holiday Party and Tree Lighting is truly a neighborhood effort, and is one of the most treasured traditions of Cedar Grove Community.
Please Support These Local Businesses
Adams Fish Market
Adams Village Ins Agency
Aidans Barber Shop
Am Legion Old Dorch Post #65
Blasi's Cafe/fat Belly Deli
Boston Firefighters Credit Union
Boston Firefighters Local #718
Boyce Plastering
Butcher Shop Market
Carpenters Local 67
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Cedar Grove Gardens
College Hype /sportswear
Cutting Loose
Drive-in Paint Mart Inc
Eascare Ambulance
Eire Pub
Elliott Physical Therapy
Finnegan & Associates
Foley Insurance
Gerard's/adams Corner Inc.
Greenhills Bakery
Hair Image
Harborpoint Liquors
Hess Oil/sitec Environmental, Inc.
J. P. Plastering
Joe Glynn Cleaners Inc.
John P. Mckeon Post Amvets #146

K. Doherty Construction
Kerry Construction, Inc.

Lohmar Interiors
Lopez the Florist
Lynn’s Spa

Maureen Connolly Real Estate
Mcdonald's Restaurant
Members plus Credit Union
Michael Murphy Painting & Decorating
Milton Chiropractic
Nealco Environmental Services
Neighborhood Photo News
Neponset Circle Car Wash
Neponset Gulf
New England Millwork
O'Connor & Son Funeral Home
O'Sullivan Hockey
Patrick Keady Construction
Picard Electric
PS Gourmet Coffee
Regina M. Hughes, Esq.
Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry
Sonny's Adams Village
Supreme Liquors
The Mufflerman
Traverse Ins. Agency
Village Touch
WUMB Radio 91.9
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