Civics

Two honored as Dorchester Neighborhood Fellows: Photo courtesy TPI Two neighborhood people were hailed as "social entrepreneurs" in an awards banquet held on Monday evening in the South End. Courtney Grey, a Dorchester resident who directs the city's... Read more
Tax help: Sheila McMillan of Dorchester (left) was among a group of residents who received free help Monday night in filing her federal and state taxes at the Dotwell site at 450 Washington Street in Codman Square. Pictured with her are (l-r): Doreen... Read more
Cardinal Sean O'Malley greeted young people in the newly renovated St. Peter's Teen Center: Photo courtesy Catholic Charities. Former Celtic legend M.L. Carr stood beneath one of the new baskets. Afternoon light shined through the new windows, glistening... Read more
Dr. Jerry Lowney, CEO of the Haitian Health Foundation and Ruth Adomunes last Sunday in Adams Corner: Photo by Harry Brett. Almost three years ago, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center nurse Ruth Adomunes decided to design and make some jewelry to satisfy... Read more
Volunteers work to pack supplies at the Greater Boston Food Bank Over the past couple of years Dorchester food pantries and their supporters have been reorganizing, developing new strategies, and redoubling their efforts as they try to keep up with ever-... Read more
For the last eight years, the basement of a Franklin Field apartment block that once served as a safe haven for teens and kids had been collecting water, mold and dust - a victim of federal budget cuts that decimated public housing programs. This week,... Read more
He's been here 33 years. But Dorchester's Binh Nguyen, president of the Vietnamese American Community of Massachusetts and a Vietnamese immigrant, still remembers how difficult it was to learn English, which slowed access to the opportunities that drew... Read more
For Bill Walczak, co-founder of the Codman Square Health Center, the $900 million in cuts to the state's budget that Gov. Deval Patrick announced last week are actually the second round. A number of state agencies absorbed cuts at the beginning of the... Read more
Council President Maureen Feeney announced speakers for the 2008 Boston Civic Summit this week, a gathering of civic activists on May 3 that she hopes will start a conversation about how to address what many councillors and activists see as waning civic... Read more
To the Editor: Imagine a large gathering of people from a variety of backgrounds and interests, getting together for one day to talk about how to make their world a better place. No, this isn't a campaign rally for Barack Obama. I am talking about City... Read more

Pages

Subscribe to Civics