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.

01/04/2022

Are you looking for a testing site that accepts walk in appointments? Thanks to City of Boston & the Boston Public Health Commission for complying a list of test sites.

There are two locations in Dorchester accepting walk in appointments

Bowdoin Street Health Center
230 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
617-754-0100

They offer Drive thru service
Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

&

DotHouse Health
1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 288-3230

The COVID-19 Testing Unit is walk-up/first come first serve.

No appointment needed. Testing is free for patients.

Patients should bring their insurance card and ID, if available but not required. A PCR test is administered.

Hours

Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Check out the full list of sites accepting walk in's below
https://www.boston.gov/departments/public-health-commission/covid-19-testing-sites

01/04/2022

As we take on our biggest challenges, there are many positions that we need to fill in City government. That’s why we’re hosting community job fairs so our workforce reflects Boston.

Join our 1st fair Jan. 10 at 5:30PM. Register at www.bit.ly/DoIT-Jobs!

01/04/2022

Happy New Year! The AANA will not be meeting in January. Be sure to sign up for email updates at [email protected]. Stay well!

COVID-19 testing sites
01/03/2022
COVID-19 testing sites

COVID-19 testing sites

The City of Boston is encouraging residents and businesses to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and an important part of stopping the spread is getting more people tested. This will help the City of Boston better understand and control the spread of the virus.

12/23/2021

Pick up a take-home art kit created by the The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, available now! 🎨

COVID-19 At Home Test Kits
12/20/2021
COVID-19 At Home Test Kits

COVID-19 At Home Test Kits

Tests are available at these sites during operating hours. BPL hours are available here and BCYF hours are available here.  

AANA’s virtual pop-up markethttps://sites.google.com/view/dotvirtualpopupmarket2021/home       We pulled this together i...
12/15/2021
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AANA’s virtual pop-up market
https://sites.google.com/view/dotvirtualpopupmarket2021/home
We pulled this together in 2020 to help local artisans, artists, and crafters connect with customers during the pandemic. We are building on its success with a more robust online shopping aid. Vendors interested in being included can contact Maribeth Diener at [email protected].

Find unique local gifts for everyone on your list

12/15/2021

There is still time to help with our Toy Collection.
Due to the COVID pandemic, the elves at C-11 will not be holding their annual children’s holiday party. However, they will be collecting toys to distribute to neighborhood kids. You can help by donating an unwrapped new toy (or two or three). Toys can be left on the front porch at 83 Van Winkle Street or dropped off at the police station at 40 Gibson Street in Fields Corner up until December 20.

12/10/2021

We are looking for these recyclable items (clean & in good condition) to use in take-home activity kits. You can drop them off with Miss Jackie in the children's room during business hours.

Please do not leave any items outside the library if we're closed. Thank you!

12/09/2021

Our friends at North End Music & Performing Arts Center
have a wonderful event coming up: Community Sing on the Prado featuring singers from the Landmarks One City Choir! ❄️🎶

Join the singing festivities next Thursday, 12/16 at 6PM. Register for this fun, winter event here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nempac-community-sing-tickets-211284576857

12/08/2021

Decorate a snowflake and we'll display it in the Children's Room! Snowflake templates and coloring supplies are available upon request.

12/08/2021

BPD, Area C-11 officers traditionally hosts a holiday party for kids and families in our neighborhood, however, due to the ongoing pandemic they have had to cancel the party again. Last year they were still able to help 75-80 families by providing new, unwrapped presents and the AANA is collecting toys to help them again this year. Please assist us by dropping off a new, unwrapped gift off at 83 Van Winkle St. or at the Police Station, 40 Gibson St. by 12/19. This is a great, local cause and we appreciate your assistance!

12/07/2021

BGCD's Challenger Basketball will be starting December 12th! Please refer to the flyer below for all information. Register today: https://forms.gle/PouDNxFoPbbJkcWc6 🏀

Want to volunteer as a buddy? Looking for more information? Please contact Erin at [email protected]. #WeAreDorchester

12/06/2021

Winter Animal Homes in Dorchester Park

Where do animals go in the winter?
Do they sleep or do they remain active?
Join a BNC teacher naturalist at Dorchester Park to learn all about how animals live in the winter.
Participants will go on a nature walk to look for animal homes in the wild and use found natural materials to create their very own winter animal homes.
Saturday, Dec11 from 10:30am-12 noon
Suitable for families with children ages 4-12 years

We will meet at the Dorchester Ave entrance, near St. Gregory Church. Street parking is available, and buses 12, 15, 24, 217 & 240 stop nearby. Please call 617-983-8500 for directions.

For more information and to register, please follow this link:
https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/80401-winter-animal-homes-at-dorchester-park

📷 by Dorchester Park

Please reach out to our elected officials and the town of Milton to express your opinion on a new billboard on Granite A...
12/03/2021

Please reach out to our elected officials and the town of Milton to express your opinion on a new billboard on Granite Ave.

Photos from Cedar Grove Civic Association's post
12/02/2021

Photos from Cedar Grove Civic Association's post

12/02/2021

Our enchanted trolley tour is almost here! Head to www.boston.gov/enchanted-trolley to join us at one or more of our 16 neighborhood stops. See you there!

12/01/2021

Check out our upcoming children's programs for the month of December!

Please note: All children's programs will be held virtually. To register, go to bit.ly/adamsstreetkids and choose the program you want to sign up for. You will receive an e-mail with the Zoom link prior to the start of the program.

Live music in Peabody Square this weekend!
12/01/2021

Live music in Peabody Square this weekend!

Take note, music lovers: the adventurous duo of drummer Dan Weiss and guitarist Miles Okazaki are on tour in December, and they're coming to Boston 12/4 for this show around the corner from Ashmont Station in Dorchester at Parish of All Saints 209 Ashmont St Dorchester Ma 02124

"Music For Drums and Guitar is the austerely titled new release from Dan Weiss and Miles Okazaki, who happen to be composer-improvisers of absurdly expansive imaginative resources. Both pieces feel intricately designed yet wide open to possibility, and to the whims of a nearly telepathic rapport. Above all, they speak to a sense of play — albeit play of a highly evolved sort.” - WBGO, “Take Five”

Check out more about Music for Drums and Guitar
https://mfdag.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-drums-and-guitar

Learn more about Dan Weiss https://www.danweiss.net/bio

Learn more about Miles Okazaki
https://www.milesokazaki.com/about/bio-long

get tickets here https://checkout.square.site/buy/43BPXOHOZIX3NVDY2CS4RAU4

#drummer #dotjazz #guitarist

This memory of President Cindie Fadden delivering donations to C-11 last Christmas just popped up!
11/30/2021

This memory of President Cindie Fadden delivering donations to C-11 last Christmas just popped up!

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!

Our last meeting of 2021 is being held this Thursday, 12/2 at 7 pm.  The Boston Police Dept. C-11 is again distributing ...
11/30/2021

Our last meeting of 2021 is being held this Thursday, 12/2 at 7 pm. The Boston Police Dept. C-11 is again distributing new toys to families in our community this Christmas. AANA members have always donated very generously to this cause. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys at the meeting. Toys can also be left on the front porch at 83 Van Winkle St or the Police Station at 40 Gibson St. We hope to see you at the meeting.

Photos from Greater Ashmont Main Street's post
11/26/2021

Photos from Greater Ashmont Main Street's post

Photos from Greater Ashmont Main Street's post
11/26/2021

Photos from Greater Ashmont Main Street's post

11/22/2021

Shop now while supplies last!

11/20/2021

Today: Family vaccination clinic at Harvard Street Health Center

11/12/2021

Interested teens ages 13-18 can apply at boston.gov/poetry!

11/11/2021

Crosswalk request:
The AANA would like to add a crosswalk at the intersection of Ashmont and Carruth Streets. To get the ball rolling, we are asking residents to call 311 at City Hall and ask that a crosswalk be established in the vicinity of 281 Ashmont Street. If you can spare a few minutes, make the call to make this corner safer and more convenient for pedestrians. Thank you!

11/10/2021

Join us for another After School Makers Club this Wednesday 11/10 at 4 PM! We'll be making our own pumpkin pie scented playdough!

This program is for kids ages 5+ and requires registration to attend. To sign up, head to bit.ly/adamsstreetkids and register before 11/10 at 12 PM. Spots are limited!

11/04/2021

Reminder: Meeting tonight at 7:00. We will be inside, so please wear your mask.

The Holiday Pop-up Market is back this year!  This is a great way to support local business people and enjoy some time w...
11/03/2021

The Holiday Pop-up Market is back this year! This is a great way to support local business people and enjoy some time with your neighbors.

Good Morning, Here is the agenda for our meeting on Thursday at 7 pm.  We have added one speaker: Andrew Schena, managin...
11/02/2021

Good Morning, Here is the agenda for our meeting on Thursday at 7 pm.
We have added one speaker: Andrew Schena, managing member of Capital Equity Partners, will present hithes firm's plans for the redevelopment of 4 and 6 Ashmont Park. They are moving through the ZBA process and held an abutter's meeting on Monday, November 1.
Hope to see you on Thursday!

Good Morning, Here is the agenda for our meeting on Thursday at 7 pm.
We have added one speaker: Andrew Schena, managing member of Capital Equity Partners, will present hithes firm's plans for the redevelopment of 4 and 6 Ashmont Park. They are moving through the ZBA process and held an abutter's meeting on Monday, November 1.
Hope to see you on Thursday!

11/01/2021

Still holding on to a mail-in ballot for tomorrow's election? DON’T put it in the mailbox! Find a dropbox near you or bring it to your local election office to make sure it is received on time to be counted. mass.gov/vote

10/27/2021

Guess who’s coming back to town?!?!

Join us for the 6th Annual Halfway to Dot Day 5k: Saturday December 11th at 9am.
Register here: http://bit.ly/halfway2dotday ☘️🎅🏼

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Dorchester Center, MA
02124

Telephone

(617) 265-5397

Website

ashmontadams.org

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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. . #doers #staysafe #bekind #bringingbostonback
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....
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2756731867871884 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 www.4cornersyogawellness.com/yoga
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. https://conta.cc/34ugqsG 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. https://sites.google.com/view/dot-virtual-popup-market/home
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!