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1st Annual Cruz C.A.R.E.S. Walkathon | June 4

“Making Strides for a Better Community” A 3-mile walk to benefit Cruz Youth Summer Works. 

Help Cruz Companies raise awareness and provide jobs to youth in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan!

Through this walkathon, Cruz C.A.R.E.S. will be focusing on youth employment and theCruz Youth Summer Works program. The program targets youth living in Cruz managed properties and other youth that live in the area. Through a job for the summer, youth are offered an opportunity to develop a wide range of job skills and training in specific careers. A summer job also helps youth to prepare for college and develop their leadership potential.

When: Sat, June 4 8:00-11am

Where: Franklin Park, Dorchester Blue Hill Ave Entrance 


All are welcome to participate! For more information, please email

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Preschool Films | June 3

An assortment of short films chosen for preschool age children will be shown. Groups are welcome.

When: Friday, June 3 10:30am-11:30am
Where: Lower Mills Branch , 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124


Community Conference and Career Fair | June 2

Join the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts for the 5th Annual Jobs: Rebuild Boston Community Conference and Career Fair. This signature event is one of the largest of its kind and attracts over 40  employers in high demand industries who are seeking diverse and skilled talent.

The Career Fair and Community Conference provides a strategic venue for companies to make direct contact with thousands of prospective employees. It's also an opportunity for colleges and training programs to recruit potential students for advanced education and certification programs in high demand industries.


When: Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where: Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St. Roxbury, MA 02119 >> Read More

Dorchester Day 5K | June 5

The Project D.E.E.P & The Blarney Stone presents the Dorchester Day 5K. Cookout, raffle and awards immediately following the race. 

When: Sun, June 5th 12pm, Registration at 11am.

Where: The Blarney Stone, 1505 Dorchester Ave


  • $30 Pre Race Fee/$35 Race Day Fee

Children Under 12:

  • $15 Pre Race Fee/$20 Race Day Fee

Free T-shirt for the first 50 entries received. 

For more inforamtion or to register online visit

City Councillors in Dorchester

For more information on all of our City Councillors please visit our Elected Officials page.



Memorial Mass at Cedar Grove Cemetery | May 29

The 36th Annual Memorial Day Mass in memory of the deceased will be celebrated by the Rev. John Connolly in the Gilman Chapel at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Following the Mass, coffee and pastry will be served on the chapel grounds. Everyone is welcome.

Where: Cedar Grove Cemetery, 920 Adams St. Dorchester, MA 02124

When: Sunday May 29, 11:00am (A concert of Patriotic music will begin at 10:45 a.m.)

The Force will be strong at Franklin Park Zoo | May 28

There’s no need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get into the Star Wars spirit – The Force will be strong at Franklin Park Zoo.  When members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base dressed as characters from the films roam the zoo! The costumed characters are local members of the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion; groups of Star Wars fans who, with the use of their movie-quality costumes, contribute to the local community through charity and volunteer work.

Guests are encouraged to wear their own Star Wars attire, take photos with the costumed characters and learn about how animal adaptations and behaviors in our galaxy relate to the creatures from the films through scavenger hunts and other activities. The animals will also join in on the fun as they enjoy treats and special Star Wars themed enrichment items throughout the day.

When: Saturday, May 28, 10am >> Read More

The Opioid and Heroin Epidemic: A Public Health Issue | May 25

Remarks from James Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg Foundation and Paula Gilligan, Burlington, MA Mother and Advocate. Panel discussion with Leonard Campanello, Chief of Police, City of Gloucester, and Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO of the Dimock Center. Moderated by the Lowell Sun’s Todd Feathers.

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: EMK Institute, Columbia Point 210 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125

The event is free and open to the public. Register here.


Guard Against Prostate Cancer Awareness Convention | June 4

The purpose of the event Is to have a conversation about the effects of Prostate Cancer and how the barbershop can play a role in decreasing the health inequities of men of color. Food will be available.


When: June 4, 12pm

Where: 663 Warren St • Dorchester, MA

For more info: Please call Mattapan's Finest Barbershop at (617)904-1101

Fresh Truck | May 25

Fresh Truck is a retrofitted school bus that operates as a mobile friendly food market.

When: May 25, 1pm-3pm

Where: Upham's Corner Health Center 415 Columbia Road, Dorchester 02125

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