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Codman Sq. Farmers Market every Thurs, 1-6

VeggiesLocal, Fresh, Organic Produce
Every Thursday, June 24 through end of October, 1pm – 6pm
At Codman Commons, Corner of Washington St. & Talbot Ave (Codman Square, across from Great Hall). Get half off when using your EBT (Bay State Access) card!

Food Demonstrations
Nutrition Information
Bike Tune-up
Local Vendors
Raffles & Coupons

Accepting WIC, Senior Coupons, EBT, Debit & Credit Cards

Every Thursday, from July 1, 2010 to October 28, 2010, walk from Codman Square Farmers Market (corner of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue) from 2-3pm. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors while also getting in shape! >> Read More

Today's Groupon is for Shanti Restaurant in Dorchester!

$15 for $30 worth of South Asian cuisine and drinks at Shanti: Taste of India!  Click here to get it.

From Groupon: 
"More than 10 years ago, Shanti opened to provide the South Boston area with fresh, authentic Indian food. After realizing that the subcontinental focus limited the range of noshing experiences, the founders soon expanded their menu to also include Pakistani and Bangladeshi dishes. Now, stylish lamb, beef, and goat parade onto plates in a variety of spice suits, including the Indian gosht vindaloo ($11.99) and the Pakistani gosht kadai ($11.99). A well-equipped squadron of nine vegetables guards the nabaraton korma's creamy sauce ($10.99). Authentically stamp a palate-passport with the shrimp bhuna, seasoned shrimp imported from Bangladesh ($12.99). Tour the menu by blindfolding yourself, spinning around, and pointing randomly at your dinner, or engage the knowledgeable staff in a friendly game of 20 Questions to receive a personal recommendation." >> Read More

Get Tested for National HIV Testing Day! June 27, 28

Take the Test, Take Control. National HIV Testing Day – 6/27/2010Codman Square Health Center (CSHC) will be honoring this day on Monday, June 28th by offering walk-in HIV testing.   

Stop by the health center to receive a free red ribbon to get out the word about the day, to learn more about HIV, and to get tested yourself!  For more testing locations, click here. 

June 28, 8pm - 5pm
Codman Square Health Center, 637 Washington St, Dorchester, 02124.
For more information, contact Emily Cohen at

Meetings on Dorchester Neighborhood Development, June 28, 29

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) will be holding two community meetings for the Mid Dorchester Action Plan. The Action Plan is an initiative focused on disposition of vacant DND property in and around the three business districts of the Mid Dorchester Area: the Codman Square Business District, the Bowdoin-Geneva Main Streets District, and the Four Corners Main Streets District.

191 Bowdoin Street, 10-22 Bowdoin Street
719 Washington Street, 661 Washington & 6 Euclid Street, 322-336 Washington Street
317-337 Washington Street & 6-8 Arvale Road, 251-257 Washington Street, 218-230 Washington Street >> Read More

Voice Your Opinion on Hybrid Buses in Mattapan, Jun 23

Come to a meeting tonight to voice your opinion on running larger, more environmentally friendly hybrid buses in Mattapan.  The buses will service the 28 line between Mattapan Square and Ruggles. 

Business owners oppose the idea because the new buses may reduce parking spaces. 

6pm, Mattapan Library

2nd Annual FREE Grove Hall Multi-Cultural Festival, June 26

Neighborhood Development Corporation of Grove Hall presents the Second Annual Grove Hall Community Multi Cultural Festival Celebrating Pride, People, Peace & Prosperity.

Join in kicking off the summer in Grove Hall with a peaceful cultural experience that will include: African, Native American, Hispanic and West Indian/Caribbean food and culture. 

Music by TOUCH 106.1FM

Community Vendors are Invited!  For more information, call: 617 445-2284 >> Read More

African-American Dance with Stajez Dance Company, June 24

African DancersDon't miss this FREE tapping, hand clapping, moving, electrifying performance celebrating African American history through dance.

Thursday, June 24, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd., Dorchester

Fields Corner Main Street Stimulus Party, June 23

Even your neighborhood needs a bailout!
Wednesday, June 23, 6:30-9:30 pm
Peggy O'Neil's Pub & Grille 1310 Dorchester Avenue

Bailout costs only $10 at the door

Local celebrity bartenders
Sue Menino, Lauren Smyth, Alan Issokson, Tom Gannon, and others will be working for your tips! >> Read More

Common Boston Week 2010, June 17 - 27

Common Boston Week 2010 is just around the corner! Common Boston would like to invite all of those who have participated and helped to make Common Boston a success to join us for this year’s events. A few are highlighted below and many more, including details, are listed on the website,

If you see something interesting, share! Their new website makes it easy to email, tweet, post to facebook, and share events with friends.

An Overview of the Week’s events: >> Read More

DotOUT's Annual Summer Solstice Tea, June 20

Sunday, June 20th 2010 3:00-7:00pm • Dbar, 1236 Dorchester Ave.
Come celebrate the longest day of the year with the original Dorchester summer party benefiting Dorchester charities!

Please support the generous sponsors: >> Read More

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