Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association

Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association AANA is a civic and social community organization. Our monthly newsletter is delivered to approxima
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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.

Hope you can join us for our monthly meeting this Thursday, 10/5!
10/04/2023

Hope you can join us for our monthly meeting this Thursday, 10/5!

09/28/2023

Join our awesome CSO team at next Wednesday!! Please share with neighbors and friends!

09/06/2023

Do you have undecided friends and neighbors who want to hear from D3 Candidates? Please share this zoom link: bit.ly/d3massvote with them NOW for the MassVote virtual forum TONIGHT! I'll be participating in the 7:00 time slot, FYI.

09/06/2023

Hi all,
We hope you all had a great summer. Our first meeting of the fall season is tomorrow, Sept 7. Two candidates for the District 3 City Council seat will be on hand. That makes four of the seven candidate running for the office, who have presented their platforms to our membership meeting by Election Day Sept. 12.

In addition to the many events listed in the newsletter, we bring your attention to the upcoming fundraiser for Mandorla Music, the organization that puts on the Dot Jazz concerts with Greater Ashmont Main Street. It's happening right here at All Saints' Peabody Hall.
Mandorla Music Fundraiser Reception and Jam Tickets, Sun, Sep 24, 2023 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

07/28/2023

Join us this summer for the first ever Late Nights at the Library! The Museum at the JFK Library will be open for free from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on four special nights, and will host special activities for three of the four nights.

07/27/2023

Coming up on Wed., Aug. 2 in Dorchester Park.

07/07/2023

We are sorry to share that long time Ashmont Adams neighbor and former AANA treasurer Judy Tuttle passed away last week. A wake is planned for Sunday, 7/9 from 4-6 and a Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, 7/10 at 11 am, at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband, Charlie, her children and grandchildren.

06/16/2023

We've been closely monitoring the weather forecast, and a decision has been made to cancel the Ashmont Block Party on June 17, 2023.

Although we could tolerate some rain on our party, keeping residents and families safe is our priority. We don't want to see neighbors, parents, and children stuck outside in heavy downpours with strong winds and thunderstorms with lightning.

We understand the amount of time and work that goes into these events and we share everyone’s disappointment in this outcome. Unfortunately, we cannot negotiate with mother nature.

Special thanks our vendors and sponsors for their full support and we appreciate everyone's understanding in this decision.

We hope to see you all in September for a Back-to-School Block Party.

06/13/2023
06/10/2023

Sorry, due to the weather we have to cancel the flag raising today.

06/10/2023

Reminder!! Join us tomorrow, Sat. 6/10 as we continue our tradition of raising the Old Glory at the flagpole on Rundel Park prior to Flag Day on 6/14. The brief ceremony includes a bit of reflection and a bit off-key rendition of "America the Beautiful." If you have a flag that is past its prime, please bring it for a ceremonial burning, an approved means of disposal. We will wrap things up with hot dogs on the grill and some treats. Hope to see you there!

01/13/2023

Join us for Kids Chess Club next Thursday from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM! Chess Club is a social chess club for kids ages 6-12 and is perfect for kids looking for new friends to play with. To sign up, head to linktr.ee/bpladamsstreet!

01/12/2023

Check out our youth programs for the month of January. Please note that all programs that have an asterisk ( * ) next to the time require registration to attend. To sign up, head to: linktr.ee/bpladamsstreet

01/12/2023

The Dorchester Winter Farmers Market is starting THIS Saturday, January 14th! Learn more about this amazing local farmer's market by clicking the link below
https://dorchesterwinterfarmersmarket.org/

01/10/2023

Come see Miss Ruth in the children's room on Wednesday afternoons from 4 PM - 6 PM to get tutoring and homework help!

01/10/2023

Join virtually at the WebEx Event link below. This is NOT an in-person meeting: Join the online meeting Event number: 2343 725 1390 Event password: SsrTc3DRi34 Call in Number: +1-408-418-9388 Access Code: 2343 725 1390

The comment period for plans to build supportive housing at the Comfort Inn closes tomorrow.  See the attached link to p...
01/05/2023

The comment period for plans to build supportive housing at the Comfort Inn closes tomorrow. See the attached link to provide your comments.

Learn about the BPDA's development review process, view information about development projects in the BPDA approval pipeline, and learn how you can get involved.

Looking for a yoga class?
12/27/2022

Looking for a yoga class?

Join friends and neighbors for a yoga program in the Pat O’Neill Room at the Adams Street Library starting on Jan. 14. The program is from 10 to 11 am and will run for 5 weeks. All levels welcome. Free! Bring your own mat.

12/01/2022

Hope you can join us for tonight's meeting at 7. We will be celebrating the holiday season with a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share if you are able.

It is going to be a beautiful day for the Pop-Up Market and Tree Lighting!  Santa and his trolley are due around 7.  Hop...
11/26/2022

It is going to be a beautiful day for the Pop-Up Market and Tree Lighting! Santa and his trolley are due around 7. Hope we see you there.

Looks like a beautiful day for the Pop up Market and Tree Lighting.
11/26/2022

Looks like a beautiful day for the Pop up Market and Tree Lighting.

11/15/2022
11/15/2022

Are you a small business vendor? A crafter? Have small business to promote? Looking for a pop up shop to sell your crafts? Are you a food vendor? Have a food truck business? Then you should reach out to the team at the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) first ever Holiday Market Pop up! Click the link below to learn more about this great opprotunity below
https://bit.ly/3WKupE8

11/15/2022

Looking for a volunteer opportunity?

11/15/2022

Join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving for the Lighting of the Ship at Martin’s Park!

⛵️ The Lighting of the Ship at Martin’s Park
✨Saturday, November 26
⛄️ 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
🎄 Martin’s Park
❄️64 Sleeper Street, Boston

❤️ For more info, visit: boston.gov/lighting-martins-park

11/02/2022

Thanks to the more than 100 neighbors and friends who helped with and/or attended our Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Carving on Saturday. The event was a huge success by all accounts. Shout out to Maribeth Diener for shepherding the festivities to fruition. Gratitude to the residents of Shenandoah Street for welcoming us, and a big Jack-O-Lantern smile to Leslie MacKinnon of MacKinnon and Company real estate for donating the pumpkins, all of which went, with happy faces, to new homes.🎃

We hope you will join us tomorrow evening for our monthly meeting.
11/02/2022

We hope you will join us tomorrow evening for our monthly meeting.

10/29/2022

Today! 3-7 It is going to be a beautiful day. Hope you will join us!
Ashmont Adams is going all out on Saturday October 29, 3-7 p.m. on Shenandoah Street when we will combine our annual pumpkin carving with an Oktoberfest. In addition to fun and games, we will be serving amazing waffle treats, hot dogs and bratwurst, water and soft drinks, and, of course, beer. We provide the pumpkins, please bring your own carving tools and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

10/23/2022

Ashmont Adams is going all out on Saturday October 29, 3-7 p.m. on Shenandoah Street when we will combine our annual pumpkin carving with an Oktoberfest. In addition to fun and games, we will be serving amazing waffle treats, hot dogs and bratwurst, water and soft drinks, and, of course, beer. We provide the pumpkins, please bring your own carving tools and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

10/23/2022

FYI, There’s a Pumpkin Parade on Thurs., Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Pope John Paul II Park on Hallet Street. (Rain date is Oct. 28). Costumes and carved pumpkins are welcome. Candles provided, no pre-registration is needed. For more information email [email protected].

10/17/2022

ZBA hearing on 265 Minot St., October 25, 9:30 a.m.

The Zoning Board of Appeal will hold a virtual hearing on the proposal to build a 5-unit residential building at 265-265C Minot Street. The existing single-family house on the lot would be torn down. Access to off-street basement-level parking is via an easement on the adjacent property at 273 Minot St. A and A Minot LLC of Hanover own both parcels.
The developers presented their plan at the June 5 general meeting of Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association.* The property is in a 2-family zone and those in attendance expressed concerns about the density of the project, especially given the narrowness of the lot and the recent construction of 6- and 9-unit residential buildings in the immediate vicinity that have impacted the neighborhood. No vote was taken, but we urge any residents who would like to comment on the project to submit a letter of support or opposition to the ZBA. We have attached sample letters for your convenience, or return your own letter signed with your name and address to us by October 20. We will forward them to the ZBA. (You can also submit them directly to [email protected]. Reference Case: BOA-1208535 Address: 265-265C Minot Street Ward 16 Applicant: James Christopher)
Instructions for attending and participating the virtual hearing are online at Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing | Boston.gov.

*The developers had previously presented a plan proposing 5 townhouse-style units to AANA. This plan replaces it.

10/17/2022

Dorchester/Milton/Mattapan Trolley Line

The MBTA will host a virtual public meeting Tuesday, October 18, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the Mattapan Line Transformation Program. The purpose of this Program is to make improvements on the Mattapan Line to ensure accessible, reliable, and modern service for Dorchester, Mattapan, and Milton. Find details and a Zoom link to register at mbta.com/events. For more on the project, read the Dorchester Reporter’s Oct. 13 article on the project MBTA schedules an update on Mattapan trolley line work | Dorchester Reporter (dotnews.com)

Dorchester/Milton/Mattapan Trolley Line
The MBTA will host a virtual public meeting Tuesday, October 18, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the Mattapan Line Transformation Program. The purpose of this Program is to make improvements on the Mattapan Line to ensure accessible, reliable, and modern service for Dorchester, Mattapan, and Milton. Find details and a Zoom link to register at mbta.com/events. For more on the project, read the Dorchester Reporter’s Oct. 13 article on the project MBTA schedules an update on Mattapan trolley line work | Dorchester Reporter (dotnews.com)

10/09/2022

Councilors Baker and Murphy attended our meeting last week to share information about proposed changes city council districts. The Council has scheduled a public hearing to hear from residents. The hearing will take place in the Iannella Chamber on the 5th floor of Boston City Hall on Tuesday October 11th at 5pm.
FYI, attached is a recent article from the Dorchester Reporter.

Citing redistricting frustrations, Councillor Baker is crafting his own map | Dorchester Reporter (dotnews.com)

Our next meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, 10/6 at 7 pm. Hope you will join us!
10/05/2022

Our next meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, 10/6 at 7 pm. Hope you will join us!

09/26/2022

Mattapan Line Transformation Program Virtual Public Meeting

DATE: Tuesday, October 18

TIME: 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Virtual via Zoom

BOSTON – The MBTA will host a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, October 18, at 6:30 PM to discuss the Mattapan Line Transformation Program. The purpose of this Program is to make improvements on the Mattapan Line to ensure accessible, reliable, and modern service for Dorchester, Mattapan, and Milton for years to come. Additional details regarding the virtual public meeting, including a Zoom link to register, will be available at mbta.com/events soon.

The MBTA invites the public to attend this virtual public meeting to learn more about the status of the Program. Members of the Program team will be available to answer questions and receive comments about the Program.

The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Instructions on how to join and participate will also be posted online at mbta.com/MLT under the ‘Upcoming Events’ section ahead of the meeting. The meeting will be recorded and posted online for those who cannot attend.

Accommodations:

This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. The MBTA provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request, including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language (ASL) and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices, and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, braille, and large print, as available.

For accommodation or language assistance, please contact Lydia Rivera at 617-851-1095, or email [email protected]. Requests should be made as early as possible prior to the meeting.

For more information, visit mbta.com/MLT, or connect with the T on Twitter , Facebook /TheMBTA, or Instagram .

09/21/2022

Sat. September 24!

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09/19/2022

Don't forget to register for After-School Art Club happening this Wednesday at 4:30 PM! To sign up, head to linktr.ee/bpladamsstreet.

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Hi Everyone, just to let you know every Friday in September at the Ashmont Farmer's Market (3-7P) the MSPCA is giving out free food and treats for dogs and cats
We are happy to Annouance that Nate & Friends
who play a mix of old and new, from jazz and soul to pop and everything in between! Will be perfofrming at the Ashmont Block Party on Saturday June 18th in the All Saints Church Parking lot located at 209 Ashmont Street.

For a sneak peak, check out Nate & Friends live sets by clicking the link below!
https://bit.ly/3PUW0yQ

Thank you to our Sponsors Dorchester Brewing Company Martin Richard Foundation
Local Lock & Key, LLC Trinity Management LLC Ashmont Hill, Dorchester, MA and the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association
The Ashmont Block Party is right around the corner. Join us on Saturday June 18th from 1-5pm at All Saints Church 209 Ashmont St Dorchester Ma 02124.

Bring the whole family out to as we will have several kid friendly activities including, face painters Zahirah Nur Truth Arts Ballon Animals, Jenga and Corn Hole.

We will be joined by Local vendors that sell Dorchester Swag including American Provisions Modern Party Art and Afrocentric Bag Lady

Food Trucks, including Mr. Kool Ice Cream Truck Let Mig Cater 2 U

Live entrainment and a Beer Garden, thanks to Dorchester Brewing Company on site!!!

Thank you to our Sponsors Dorchester Brewing Company Martin Richard Foundation Local Lock & Key, LLC , Trinity Management LLC Ashmont Hill, Dorchester, MA , Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association
You wont want to miss the Ashmont Block Party on Saturday June 18th at All Saints Church from 1-5pm.

We are happy to share that we are teaming up with the Dorchester Brewing Company to host a Beer Garden at the Ashmont Block Party.

Stop by the block party and enjoy a beer, delcious foods and live music while the kids enjoy all of the kid friendly acctiviteis we have in store!

Click below to find out more about the Dorchester Brewing Company
https://bit.ly/3Q1UxqK

Thank you to our Sponsors Dorchester Brewing CompanyDorchester Brewing Company Martin Richard Foundation Local Lock & Key, LLC Trinity Management LLC Ashmont Hill, Dorchester, MA Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association
We are happy to announce that Modern Party Art will be joining us at the Ashmont Block Party on Sat, June 18th, from 1-5 pm at All Saints Church located at 209 Ashmont Street.

Modern Party Art, located at 268 Bowdoin St, Dorchester, MA, Is the ONLY the paint party studio in New England! And the ONLY all things art public studio!

They offer paint parties, event space, open mic night, comedy nights, pop-up shops, and more!

Learn more about Modern Party Art below
https://www.mode

Thank you to our Sponsors Dorchester Brewing Company Martin Richard Foundation Local Lock & Key, LLC Trinity Management LLC Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association Ashmont Hill, Dorchester, MA ,

Another day, another new vendor!

We are happy to share that Let Mig Cater 2 U will be joining us at the Ashmont Block Party on June 18th at All Saints church from 1-5 pm. This and operated food cart serves some killer All Beef Hot Dogs, All Beef Spicey Sausages, and delicious Turkey Sausages.

To learn more about Let Mig Cater 2 ULet Mig Cater 2 U or to book them for your next event please email [email protected]

Thank you to our Sponsors Dorchester Brewing Company Martin Richard Foundation Local Lock & Key, LLC , Trinity Management LLC Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association Ashmont Hill, Dorchester, MA
We are happy to share that Dezz Kitchen Food Truck will join us at the Ashmont Block party this Saturday at all Saints church from 1-5 pm.

Drusela Gomes recently created this Dorchester-based food truck. Since Drusela was six years old, her dream was to start a food business. Drusela wants to allow every Bostonian to taste her delicious food with Cape Verdean and Portuguese seasoning.

To learn more about Dezz Kitchen Food Truck, please click the link below
https://www.dezzkitchen.com/

Thank you to our Sponsors Dorchester Brewing Company Martin Richard Foundation Local Lock & Key, LLC , Trinity Management LLC Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association Ashmont Hill, Dorchester, MA

And be sure to check them out at the Ashmont Block Party this Saturday at All Saints Church from 1-5 pm.
Join Greater Ashmont Main Street for a block party this Saturday (6/18), starting at 1PM in the All Saints Church parking lot.

Thank you to sponsors at: Martin Richard Foundation, Dorchester Brewing Company, Boston Main Streets Foundation, Ashmont Hill, Dorchester, MA, Trinity Management LLC, & Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association
Hi neighbors -- Just wondering if anyone in the area was a notary? I need some real estate closing documents notarized in the next couple of days and logistics are a little tricky for me right now.
Does anyone have any idea when the new Adams Street BPL building will open? There are no recent updates on the BPL's website 😕
Has anyone needed to replace a curved window? One of ours broke and I’m having a tough time finding someone who can replace it. Thank you!!
Thank you to District 3 City Councilor Frank Baker, along with Councilors Essaibi-George and Flaherty, for memorializing beloved Dorchester neighborhood leader Pat O’Neil by proposing naming the community room at the new Adams Street Branch Library in her memory.

Mr. Rogers taught us in times of crisis to “Look for the helpers.” In neighborhood activism, I have learned to “Look for the Do-ers,” the ones who always show up and get things done. Pat O’Neil was a legendary “do-er,” and I can’t imagine a more deserving or fitting person to be honored at the beautiful new library. The Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association, of which she was a co-founder and served as president for decades, will soon be meeting in a beautiful new meeting space in a beautiful new Boston Public Library that she was instrumental in getting built. .
Today, Boston City Council voted unanimously to support renaming the community room in Adams St Library in memory of Patricia O’Neil, a longtime resident and community leader from Dorchester who we lost to COVID-19 last year.

As President of Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association, Pat O’Neil dedicated her life to community service. She was a dear friend and one of my role models. If you knew her, you loved her. Thank you to co-sponsors Boston City Councilor Frank Baker and City Councilor Michael Flaherty.
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....