Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association

Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association AANA is a civic and social community organization. Our monthly newsletter is delivered to approximately 800 households in the neighborhood between Adams Village and Peabody Square.

Ashmont Adams engages in a number of community based events including family oriented activities such as a neighborhood wide block party, a Halloween Pumkin Carving, and astology nights. At our monthly meetings, members are informed on police activity, MBTA updates and other local news. Community, business, social, and politcal leaders also inform the membership of local opportunities, events, and civic happenings.


Just a reminder, the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association will meet, outdoors, on May 6th. The agenda will include our annual election. To be eligible to vote, members must have paid their annual dues, $10 per person/$15 per family, at least 30 days prior to the vote, which is 4/6. Checks made payable to AANA can be mailed or dropped off to Mary Kelly, 49 Westmoreland St., Dorchester, MA 02124 or you can pay by via venmo: @Mary-Kelly-291. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on May 6th!

All Dorchester Sports & Leadership

All Dorchester Sports & Leadership

REMINDER: One week left to register for ADSL Girls Softball!! It’s a great way to get young girls introduced to the sport and have fun while they’re at it! Head to our website for more info! 🥎

Adam's Fish Market

Adam's Fish Market

Help wanted: Adams fish is looking for full and part time positions. Please call 16178252090 for job descriptions

Westmoreland St. neighborhoods, we have sad news to share this weekend. Our long time neighbor, Julia Folan passed away ...
JULIA FOLAN Obituary (2021) - Dorchester, MA - Boston Globe

Westmoreland St. neighborhoods, we have sad news to share this weekend. Our long time neighbor, Julia Folan passed away on Friday. Julia and her husband, Sean, raised their 7 kids here on Westmoreland St. Julia will be missed. Please keep her husband, kids and grandkids in your thoughts and prayers.

View JULIA FOLAN's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.


WINTER FARMERS MARKET -The Dorchester Winter Farmers Market has gone virtual this year. Through March 25, North of Boston Farm is providing home delivery to the Dorchester community. In collaboration with Marini Farm, Heron Pond Farm, and Brookdale Fruit Farm, it will deliver locally raised fruit, vegetables, and meat to your doorstep every Thursday. Minimum order is $40 and all forms of payment are accepted including credit/debit and SNAP/HIP. To select your items go to, then email your order to [email protected] arm. The weekly deadline is Wednesday at 2 p.m. for Thursday delivery.

Irish Pastoral Centre Boston

Irish Pastoral Centre Boston

The IPC is hosting the following events:

March 15 1:00PM Virtual Zoom St Patrick’s Day Event with Fr. Dan, Maureen McNally and Friends. Call 617 265 5300 for link

March 17 3:00PM Drop in for Tea and Scones. At
4:30PM, we will show Irelands RTE Late Late Show Live St Patrick’s Day Celebration. Please call in advance as space is limited.

March 31 11:00AM Remembering Sr. Marguerite: Mass and Lunch at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury
Per Covid guidelines, we are restricted to 100 guests. Please call our RSVP line at 855-479-2472 to register your attendance.

Dorchester Day Parade Committee

Dorchester Day Parade Committee

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We are hope you are all doing well. We know that the past year has been a difficult one for everyone due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The Dorchester Day Parade Committee has decided to cancel the Dorchester Day Parade, that was schedule for June 6, 2021. We wish that we could all gather to celebrate Dorchester. At this time, the health and safety our community members, participants and neighbors are extremely important to us. We hope that we will be able to gather again in the near future to celebrate our community and each other.

Thank you,
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee


As with so many other things in this era of COVID, our annual election of officers has been postponed. Uusually held in March, the election has been moved to May 6 at 6 p.m. when we hope we can meet in an outdoor session. Please mark your calendars and join us in the parking lot of the Plasterers Union Hall, 290 Minot Street on your GPS. Wear a mask and bring your own chair.
The current slate of officers is running for re-election: President Cindie Fadden / Vice President Maribeth Diener / Treasurer Mary Kelly / Secretary Gail Ravgiala We are also accepting nominations for these positions. Anyone who would like to run or nominate someone for a slot on the ballot can send an email to [email protected] by April 28.


Looking for a way to help AANA? We need volunteers to deliver our agenda/newsletter. In normal times, it is a once-a-month activity (except for July and January, when we don’t usually meet or publish an agenda.) You usually have a few days to get them out, so you can do it as your schedule allows. Students can earn community service hours, which we can verify with a letter. Shout out to our long-time delivery volunteer Phil Hunt, who has moved from the ‘hood. We thank him for his service over the years. Please let us know if you can help. Email us at [email protected]. com for details.

All Dorchester Sports & Leadership

All Dorchester Sports & Leadership

Registration for ADSL Girls Softball is still going on! Head to our website, to register today! Everyone is welcome! #adsl #dorchester #adslsoftball

Opening this week!

Opening this week!

Another local vaccine site.  Read the complete article to see who is currently eligible.
COVID-19 Vaccine - Facts and Updates from Harbor Health

Another local vaccine site. Read the complete article to see who is currently eligible.

We have a new way to stop the spread of COVID-19 - vaccines. Learn about the timeline for vaccinations and get facts about the vaccine.


Our bylaws call for election of officers in March, however, due to Covid 19, it has been decided to postpone the election until May, when we can hold start holding outside meetings again. Anyone who would like to run for president, vice president, treasurer, or secretary can send us an email to express his or her interest and get on the ballot. We are also looking for folks to serve on our executive board, which has been depleted through attrition over the last couple of years. We welcome new members with new ideas to the board. Duties are light, but rewards are many. Get involved with the neighborhood and keep this a vital, fun, and responsible place to live and work. You can private message us here or via email at [email protected]

City of Boston

City of Boston

Do you know a local business that needs support?

The Mayor's Office of Economic Development Boston Reopen Boston Fund is available in the City. The fund helps small businesses put in place the public health requirements needed during #COVID19:

Age Strong - Vaccine Call Form
Age Strong - Vaccine Call Form

Age Strong - Vaccine Call Form

Fil out this form for a dedicated Age Strong Staff to call back the senior so we can help determine their options for getting the vaccine. Use the form to complete all information as accurately as possible for the prospective vaccine recipient. You can let seniors you are assisting know that: -Resid...



Important: #MA residents 75+ and older are now eligible for vaccination. Mass vaccination sites will open appointments at 12:01PM EST every Thursday. Find your nearest vaccine site at #mapoli

We are so excited about this tribute to our friend and neighbor, Pat O'Neill.

We are so excited about this tribute to our friend and neighbor, Pat O'Neill.

Proud to sponsor a resolution in honor of Pat O'Neill, a friend, longtime Dorchester resident and President of the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association for 20+ years. Pat's tremendous contributions to her community and beyond deserves recognition. By naming the community room at the new Adams Street Branch Library the "Patricia O'Neill Community Room", we will be able to honor her each and every day. Thank you to the cosponsors Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George and City Councilor Michael Flaherty for joining me, and the rest of the Boston City Council for supporting a great unsung hero!

Next step - this will be voted on at the March meeting of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees!

Happy Birthday to our neighbor, Jack Cunningham!

Happy Birthday to our neighbor, Jack Cunningham!

Ladies and Gentlemen please join us in wishing our friend and regular Captain Jack Cunningham a happy 87th Birthday.

Over the years we have been lucky enough to host athletes, celebrities, politicians and even two Presidents. However many great Americans move quietly among us.

Mr Cunningham served our country as a Marine helicopter and fixed wing pilot. He was the Marine One Pilot for President Johnson and Marine Two Pilot for Vice-President Hubert Humphrey.

He also applied for the NASA astronaut program. Although not selected he went on to train our Apollo astronauts, including America’s first moonwalkers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, in survival swimming.

Thank you for your service Captain Jack. Cheers!

Alert Page Boston

Traffic warning.

MSP: Dorchester-Morrissey Blvd from UMass towards Freeport st (Southbound) is closed due to flooding.

Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library

Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library

Starting in February, we'll be offering a FREE course on using educational technology for parents and guardians of children ages 3-6! Participants in the 15 hour online course will also receive a FREE iPad!

Spots are limited, so reserve your seat today by emailing [email protected] or calling us at (617) 298-7841. Please note that we will be prioritizing families with limited access to technology.

Stephen Folan grew up on Westmoreland St. and his family still lives here.  Due to a stroke Stephen had 4 years ago he r...

Stephen Folan grew up on Westmoreland St. and his family still lives here. Due to a stroke Stephen had 4 years ago he requires constant care. Please consider making a donation to help our neighbors.

Registration is now open for the 1st Annual Friends of Stephen Folan Polar Plunge! Raise or donate $50.00 and receive an official Polar Plunge long-sleeved t-shirt.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL MEMBERS & FRIENDS: The application for the Paul R. McLaughlin Scholarship for High School Juniors is now open! While the Committee is looking for Junior Class applicants, all grades are invited to attend the information session to learn more about this newly established Scholarship opportunity.

The Paul R. McLaughlin Scholarship has been established by the office of Suffolk County District Attorney, Rachael Rollins and includes both a Summer Internship and College Scholarship component. Following in the footsteps of former Special Assistant District Attorney, Paul McLaughlin, whom our Dorchester Ave Clubhouse is named after, this scholarship will allow two selected students to embrace the opportunity to serve in their community and advocate for others.

Join us on Wednesday, January 6th @ 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. for a Community Workshop to learn more about this special opportunity. The workshop is open to both Club members as well as the community. For more information, or to obtain the invite link, please contact Tricia at [email protected]. #WeAreDorchester

Pat's Pizza & Catering Lower Mills Dorchester


Happy New Year to all our wonderful customers and loyal friends. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support, friendship and patronage.

As many of you are aware, we closed our restaurant in March to walk in customers and indoor dining during the start of the Covid pandemic. At the time, we were also in the middle of a renovation to the inside of our store to allow for more open space and seating. It was our hope to be able to remain open while we renovated but like everyone else - Covid took over and we had to make adjustments.

Due to Covid restrictions, we are unable to remain open during the last phase of renovation. We will be closing the store on Monday, January 4th. It is our hope to have the store completed to allow for customers to enter back into the store in a safe and socially distanced setting. We will be able to provide indoor seating and more open take away area while adhering to Covid restrictions. We are hoping to be open again the first week of February. We will provide updates through Facebook and Instagram.

We appreciate all of your continued support. Covid has been tough on small businesses but our customers have been absolutely amazing. Your kindness and loyalty have been truly appreciated.

We wish everyone the very best in 2021!

Thanks, Pat, Brendan & our Awesome Staff

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Training Center

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Training Center

As of January 1st 2021, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Apprenticeship Program Application will be available online only.

All applications must be filled out online

Applications are accepted January 1, 2021-April 30, 2021.

Applicants must be 18 years old on or before 8/1/2021.

You must have the following documents available for upload, when filling out the application:
1. A copy of your High School transcripts and confirmation of your graduation or G.E.D, an official copy with scores is required.
2. Three letters of recommendation
3. Social Security card
4. Valid Driver’s License
5. Birth Certificate.
6. Work history or resume
7. DD-214 (Military Discharge) if applicable.
Without uploaded documents the applicant will not be able to submit the application.

Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools

All BPS and charter school students will have more P-EBT funds for this school year. If you previously received #PEBT funds, look for funds starting today. New to P-EBT? You'll get a P-EBT card in January or you can check your existing EBT card for funds:

PS Coffee is coming back to Adams Village!

PS Coffee is coming back to Adams Village!

Trash and Recycling Day schedule and search
Trash and Recycling Day schedule and search

Trash and Recycling Day schedule and search

Trash and Recycling Day schedule and search View your collection schedule, search recyclable materials, and more. Sign up for alerts to stay updated on changes to your service. You can also download the app on Google Play or the App Store. Have questions? Contact: Public Works 617-635-7573 publicwor...


We just learned that a "porch pirate" stole a package from a Westmoreland St. porch last Wednesday afternoon. This unusual in our neighborhood, but there has been a lot of on-line shopping this year.

We were so happy to help BPD C-11 with their annual toy drive. Thank you to everyone who donated a toy to help bring joy...

We were so happy to help BPD C-11 with their annual toy drive. Thank you to everyone who donated a toy to help bring joy to children this Christmas!


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Anyone know what may have been going on very late Thursday night (around midnight) in vicinity of Gallivan/Ely/Minot and Carruth/Adams quadrant? There were a few cops cars driving around the area, up and down the streets, real SLOWWWWW with bright white 'search lights' ...almost as if they were looking for a suspect or something.... 11 #virtualclasses each week. Join us Sunday for Mixed Levels at 9 am and Breath and Meditation at noon. register to receive the link #4cyw #togetherwearebetter
I wanted to share Greater Ashmont's second December newsletter with you, which includes info about the Dorchester Virtual Pop-Up Market; the new incoming ED, Jeanne Dasaro, who will start in January; and the Annual Appeal needed because of the inability to hold a large fundraiser per usual in 2020. Jeanne used lived on Beale street until a 2019 move, so many of you might know her. 🙂
We hope you will consider supporting some of these local, small business this holiday season.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Come to our open house this Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 2PM at 55 Bakersfield Street #4 Dorchester 02125 $569,000 / 3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom / 1304SF / 2 Deeded Parking Spots / Plenty of Storage / Outdoor Space #hotindot
Happy Holidays!
Ashmont Farmers Market is OPEN today but closing early. Hours will be 3-5:30pm.
Hello, how do we join the association and when is the next meeting?