Ready for Boston Shines? Mayor Menino’s year-round neighborhood clean up and community service program, Boston Shines 365, provides the tools and materials to help volunteers successfully complete projects in every neighborhood in Boston. In Dorchester, take part in projects in Bowdoin Geneva, Fields Corner, First Parish Church, Peabody Square, Ronan Park or the Talbot Norfolk Triangle! Edit: Tons more projects – check MyDorchester.org for a complete list. Officially, “to volunteer or get more information, contact the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services at 617.635.3485 – after working hours, call 617.635.4500 or visit www.cityofboston.gov to register online.” But… read for the local info below. As part of Mayor Menino’s Boston Shines Program, the Boston Transportation Department will be offering free removals from private property. View a flyer here. Requests for removal must be made in advance of April 27 and April 28 for consideration. Ashmont/Peabody Square: Lay down mulch and do some plantings on the morning of Saturday 4/28 on Dot Ave in Peabody Sq as part of Boston Shines! This event is sponsored by St. Mark’s Area Main Street (SMAMS). Meet outside Flatblack Coffee opposite the Ashmont T station to help spread mulch and plant plants in tree pits on Dot Ave. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! Bowdoin Geneva: Join neighbors and merchants to clean up the neighborhood! Meet at Bowdoin Geneva Main Street office (200 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester). Contact Sandra Kennedy 617-436-9980 or email email@example.com with questions or to RSVP.
Fields Corner Main Street, business owners and local volunteers will be working together to clean up our business district in celebration of a beautiful spring. Join FCMS to help Fields Corner shine!
When: Saturday, April 28th, plan to meet between 8:30-9:00 a.m. Let FCMS know if you can come early. Volunteers are needed to give out t-shirts and help set up.
Where: Pick up your supplies at Town Field (corner of Dorchester Ave. and Park St.) next to the Field House.
How: FCMS will provide gloves, trash bags and water, as well as brooms, rakes and shovels for the first people who arrive. Volunteers who have their own tools a encouraged to bring them along! T-shirts will be given to all who pre-register.
First Parish Church in Dorchester (Bowdoin-Geneva):
Join First Parish and community members to clean up the church yard, sidewalks and surrounding areas – including the parking area across the street. A great volunteer turnout will enable volunteers to work on more of the surrounding area! First Parish is located at 10 Parish St, Dorchester, MA 02122-3029. RSVP to the event on Facebook
(or just show up).
Join your neighbors for the annual Boston Shines Ronan Park Cleanup and Neighborhood Barbecue. We will provide t-shirts, gloves, and tools for cleaning and beautifying the park. Each volunteer will receive a free raffle ticket for a brand new iPod Shuffle! Saturday, April 28th 9am-12pm: Park Cleanup 12pm-1pm: Neighborhood Barbecue and Raffle
Talbot-Norfolk Triangle: Meet at Elmhurst Park at 10 a.m. and enjoy a Community Potluck Lunch at 12:30 pm. Projects include: mulching and planting at Elmhurst Park and the Peace Garden, adding soil to the raised beds at Children’s Community Garden (106 Norfolk), cleaning Norfolk Street, and more… This event is being organized by the new TNT Youth Council!