Public Transit–Public Good at the State House, Nov. 27

Posted November 19th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Advocacy, Healthy Dorchester, Move Dorchester, News

2013 promises to be a decisive year for transit funding. Thanks to the leadership of riders, advocates, our legislature and the administration, transit has come to the forefront of next year’s session. Please show your support again on November 27 and 29! Spread the word out the Invitation to Public Transit Report Release and Department of Transportation Hearing flyer.

Public Transit-Public Good, a campaign of the Green Justice Coalition, is a statewide partnership that has brought together hundreds of riders and workers to push for a more equitable, sustainable and well-funded transit system in our Commonwealth.  We believe an investment in public transit – and the infrastructure that supports it – will grow our state economy and slash greenhouse gas emissions while increasing access to work, educational, civic and social opportunities across region, class and race.

We are excited to put forth our ideas for solutions to the transit puzzle in our new report, “Route to Our Future: Transit Solutions for Equity, Sustainability, and Economic Growth in the Commonwealth”. Please join the Green Justice Coalition on November 27th at 10AM for a first look at the report.

WHAT: Policy Briefing and Report Release
WHEN: TUESDAY, NOV 27th AT 10AM
WHO: Public Transit-Public Good Campaign; transit riders, workers and community leaders from across the state.
WHERE:  MA State House, Room 437

We would be honored by your attendance and look forward to working together towards a more expansive, accessible and effective transit system across our Commonwealth. Please RSVP to: diana@massclu.org or 617-723-2639.

The Green Justice Coalition|Public Transit–Public Good Campaign

Alternatives for Community and Environment/T Riders Union • Bus Riders United of Southeastern Massachusetts (Amalgamated Transit Union Locals 174 & 1037, Community Economic Development Corporation of Southeastern MA, Coalition Against Poverty/Coalition for Social Justice, Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council, Massachusetts Senior Action Council, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Labor Center) • Carmen’s Union–ATU Local 589 • Community Labor United • Greater Four Corners Action Coalition •Massachusetts Communities Action Network • Massachusetts Senior Action Council • On the Move • United for Transit Equity–Pioneer Valley (Alliance to Develop Power, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 448, Massachusetts Senior Action Council, Student Labor Action Project, Western Massachusetts Jobs with Justice), ATU Local 1547, ATU Local 22 • Greater Boston Labor Council

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A Playway on Coleman Street, Sep. 1

Posted August 28th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, Move Dorchester, News

It’s child’s play in Dorchester on Saturday – the city will close off Coleman Street to traffic and open it to kid-friendly fun. From 2 to 6 p.m., the street will become a “Playway”: a child-oriented street fair that engages kids in outdoor play and activities and enables families with same-age children to get to know one another, regardless of what school they may attend. Activities for children of all ages (such as hula hoops, badminton, bike rodeo, jump rope, bean toss, chalk and mural art, etc) will be brought to the street and there will be group activities (salsa or other dances lessons, music performances). For more information, contact Jhana Senxian, jsenxian@sustainabilityguild.com, 617-930-6508. Continue Reading »

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BCU – Cycle with Sollee, Hear Sweet Tunes, Aug. 2

Posted July 24th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Move Dorchester, News

Please join the Boston Cyclists Union for an evening group ride with special guest musician Ben Sollee http://bensollee.com/ on Thursday, August 2nd. Flyer here.

This will be an easygoing group ride from downtown to Jamaica Plain. Leaving from 290 Congress Street http://goo.gl/maps/oii4 (Boston Society of Architects gallery currently showing “Let’s Talk About Bikes” http://www.architects.org/ ), BCU will ride to Jamaica Pond http://goo.gl/maps/pxWG for a concluding acoustic performance at the boathouse pavilion.

Join BCU at the BSA by 6:15 for a 6:30 departure or at the Christian Science Center http://goo.gl/maps/61L4K by 7:00 for a 7:15 departure. Helmets and lights required.

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Franklin Park Fitness Activities, Summer 2012

Posted July 24th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Healthy Dorchester, Move Dorchester, News

Operation FITMOM – walk, stretch, exercise (kids welcome!) Saturday, July 28, August 11 & 25 – 10am – meet at the Golf Clubhouse.
Dodgeball, Kickball, Zumba, Fun and more
Saturday, August 4th Noon – 5 p.m.
Playstead tennis courts – reclaim your youth, get fit, all are welcome! Sponsored by Hike4Life & Operation FITMOM

Drop-in Youth Sports Nights
Thursday evenings from 5 – 8 p.m. from July 12th – August 16th Basketball, flag football, double dutch, frisbee, tennis, and more with free BBQ
At the White Stadium courts

Basketball Skills, Drills, and Games
New Franklin Park B. Ball Program – girls & boys, ages 8-18
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights from 5 to 8 p.m. At the White Stadium courts

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Neponset Greenway Walking Tour, Jul. 25

Posted July 24th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, Move Dorchester, News

Join Boston Natural Areas Network for a Neponset Greenway Murals Walking Tour. Meet at Pope John Paul II Park (Gallivan Blvd, Dorchester) at 6pm. The tour is a leisurely paced 2-mile guided walk. To register, contact info@bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696.

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Summer Fun at Sportsmen’s (Blue Hill Ave.)

Posted July 7th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, Healthy Dorchester, Move Dorchester, News

Sportmen's Tennis and Enrichment Center LogoFree Family Fun this Summer at Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center! Tuesday through Saturday this July & August, enjoy no-cost programming at Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center at Harambee Park, 950 Blue Hill Ave. View a flyer here or contact 617 288-9092 for more info.

TENNIS & MOVIE NIGHTS: Come see movies on a big outdoor screen on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, from 6 to 10 p.m.

VOLLEY AGAINST VIOLENCE: Play Tennis, engage in other fitness activities & The Race, and enjoy pizza & fresh fruit on Fridays, from 6 to 10 p.m. This popular Friday night program established in partnership with the Boston Police Department.

COMMUNITY BARBECUE, FAMILY TENNIS & MOVIE TIME: Saturdays for the entire family – from age 1-100.  Enjoy a cookout, fun tennis activities and a family movie on Saturdays 4 to 9 p.m.

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Kite, Bike & Frisbee Festival at Ronan Park, July 14

Posted July 7th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, Healthy Dorchester, Move Dorchester

Come and enjoy the outdoors at one of Dorchester’s hidden gems, Ronan Park, for the Kite, Bike and Frisbee Festival on Saturday,  July 14th from 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. Fly a kite, throw a frisbee and learn to ride a bike, even play at the playground; there is something here for everyone! Very family friendly event not to be missed. Join your community to celebrate many ways to enjoy the outdoors and Boston’s public parks with a backdrop of incredible views of Boston Harbor and the Islands. There is something here for everyone! Family friendly event not to be missed! Free hot dogs while supplies last, first 30 kids get a free kite, bring your bike and helmet! View a flyer here, and don’t forget to check out http://friendsofronanpark.org/! Rain date July 15!

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Circle the City: Connecting People to Parks

Posted June 16th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Greening Dorchester, Move Dorchester

Circle The City, “Boston’s first Open Streets initiative connecting people to parks,” is launching on June 24, July 15 and August 5, 2012! Join the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness,  LivableStreets Alliance, Franklin Park Coalition, and the City of Boston as we walk, bike, dance and roll on open, car-free streets in and between our parks. Circle The City  is free to people of all ages and will feature Franklin Park, Jamaica Pond, the Southwest Corridor Park, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Through creating safe, car-free public space on selected streets, we are celebrating the opportunity to get out and play together.

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Bikes Not Bombs Container Loading, Jun. 16

Posted June 12th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Move Dorchester, News

Bikes Not Bombs will ship their next container to Village Bicycle Project in Ghana! Please join them on Saturday June 16th for the loading at the warehouse in Dorchester – the group will start at 10 a.m. and will finish around 5pm – come for any part of this time. Breakfast, coffee and lunch will be provided. (Equal Exchange coffee is generously donated by City Feed and Supply.)

Join BNB at: Bikes Not Bombs Warehouse
c/o Boston ReStore, Inc.
10 Harvard Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

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Health of Dorchester – Community Dialogue, Jun. 20

Posted June 12th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Advocacy, Greening Dorchester, Healthy Dorchester, Move Dorchester, News

Community Dialogue – Report & Next Steps on Asthma and Obesity. Help build a stronger, healthier neighborhood! This year’s discussion will begin with a report back on those issues, and a discussion of where we can go next. Led by: Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director and Dr. Huy Nguyen, Medical Director, both of the Boston Public Health Commission. Free! A light dinner will be served. Dialogue begins @ 5:30 p.m. Flyers available in English and Vietnamese. Event takes place from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, 1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester on Wednesday, June 20. PRE-EVENT ACTIVITIES-STARTING AT 4:30 • Neighborhood Walk- Town Field, ending at Dorchester House in time for the event. Contact Mary Truong • Airway Health Screening- come early and be tested! • Boston Moves for Health on-line registration Interpretation in Vietnamese and Spanish will be available. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RSVP: contact Mary Truong, External Relations Director, at 617-740-2419, or email her at mary.truong@dorchesterhouse.org.

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