Savin Hill T Station

Savin Hill Yard Sale, Sep. 10

The annual Savin Hill Neighborhood Yard Sale will be on Saturday, September 10, 2011 (rain date: 9/11/11) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To obtain more information and to receive a personal copy of the map, please email:

Special Meeting on Public Safety (Savin Hill), May 17

The Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association will hold a special community meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m. at Cristo Rey School, 100 Savin Hill Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to update the community on the events of the recent homicide at the Savin Hill MBTA Station. The community will also learn about the best means for working with city agencies and public safety officials on "problem properties" and/or absentee landlords who are not managing their properties well in our neighborhood. Representatives from the Boston Police Department, Transit Police, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, and Inspectional Services, the agencies involved with managing housing vouchers, and Senator Jack Hart, Representative Martin Walsh and City Councilor Maureen Feeney are planned to attend.

(Photo Credit: Adam Pieniazek

Savin Scoop Ribbon Cutting Event with Mayor Menino, Apr. 6

Savin Scoop will be having its official ribbon cutting ceremony as the spring season approaches us on Wednesday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. Savin Scoop specializes in locally made ice cream, smoothies, frappes, coffee, espresso and many other scrumptious treats right here in the Savin Hill neighborhood. So, in hopes of a wonderful spring season of ice-cream indulgence right around the corner, join Savin Scoop and Mayor Menino as they cut the ribbon!

Menino will also be stopping by four other businesses which have new signage provided by the "ReStore Program"; MTV Hair & Nails, At home Real Estate, McKenna's Cafe, and the newly opened Savin Bar + Kitchen at 112 Savin Hill Ave.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester: Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center



Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

September 8 - July 1

  • Bantams: Programmed activities only;
    Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Cadets: Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; 
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Juniors/Intermediates/Seniors:
    Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.;
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. 

July 7 - August 15

  • Cadets & Juniors:
    Session 1– July 7– July 25; 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Session 2 – July 28 – August 15 ; 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Bantams:
    Session 1 Morning – July 7 – July 25; 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Session 1 Afternoon – July 7 – July 25; 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Session 2 Morning – July 28 – August 15; 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Session 2 Afternoon – July 28 – August 15; 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Intermediates/Seniors Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.; Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.

To inspire and enable all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring and responsible members of the community. Our Boys & Girls Clubs Provide A safe place to learn and grow. Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals. Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Hope and opportunity.


Boys and Girls Club, Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center
1135 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Membership in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester is open to all children between the ages of 6 and 17. Our Club has an "open door" policy. Members are well supervised while in the program areas, but may come and go as they please. The membership fee for all ages is just $5.00 per year, or $10.00 per year for immediate family members registering at the same time. All members must furnish proof of age when signing up.

Bantams: ages 6 - 7 (limited membership; no drop-in, programmed activities only.) 
Cadets: ages 8 - 9 Juniors: ages 10 - 12
Intermediates: ages 13 - 15
Seniors: ages 16 – 17

Orientation: After registering, members must attend a member's orientation. Parents are encouraged to attend as well.

Key Programs Offered: 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester offer club members the chance to participate in programs that foster the intellectual, artistic and athletic interests of its members. Each program is age appropriate, supervised, structured and most importantly - designed to accommodate the wide variety of learning styles, social skills and intellectual abilities that our children bring to the Club each and every day. Members are grouped according to age and interests with activities falling into the following categories:

Triple Play – A comprehensive wellness program that weaves physical fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, healthy lifestyle choices together by drawing upon the 200+ programs that take place at the Club

The Arts – Painting & drawing, sculpture, photography and digital design

Music - Comprehensive music program including instruments, voice, and dance lessons. Also home to the Dorchester Music Clubhouse

Partnership with Berklee College of Music Education - Daily homework help, one-on-one tutoring, reading & writing enrichment, MCAS & SAT preparation

Life Skills - Leadership groups for 13-17 year olds (Keystone Club) and 10-13 year olds (Torch Club) teach civic responsibility and pride

Technology - Three computer learning centers, each with 10 computers, are available to members for educational and research purposes

Athletics - Basketball, hockey, soccer, baseball, track, volleyball, gymnastics, Judo and more

Aquatics - Organized swim teams, swimming lessons and drop-in swimming for all ages and levels

Social Recreation - Chess and other strategic board games, puzzles, pool, foosball, and movies

Career Service – Career preparation, placement and guidance for teens seeking employment support

Child Care - Licensed care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers; after-school care for children ages 6-12

Community Meeting Space Available: 



Healthworks Foundation Fitness Center at St. Mary's


(617) 825-1600

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday & Wednesday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Not open on the weekend


The Healthworks Foundation provides a fun, safe, and supportive environment in which women can become empowered to take control of their physical and emotional wellbeing. The member/scholarship program gives women free access to the environment needed to develop the whole woman- mind, body, and spirit. Healthworks Foundation understands that gaining access to fitness is the first step for many women towards empowerment. Since this is often a difficult step, it is crucial for women to obtain support.


St. Mary's Branch
90 Cushing Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call for more information!

Community Meeting Space Available: 


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