The Dorchester Neighborhood Guide: About

Art by Dorchester artist Gordon K. Bugbee

We connect people & resources in & around Dorchester MA to improve community wellness through civic engagement & information exchange via social media. offers resources online, including the Neighborhood Guide, to provide information about Dorchester organizations and resources so that those who live, work, play and learn here can connect with local resources and with each other. The Guide, which features an A-Z listing and keyword-based search of local schools, organizations, and neighborhood resources, as well as a civic map, began several years ago when MyDorchester partnered with the Dorchester Board of Trade, Dorchester CARES and the Dorchester Reporter. Other guide resources include a roll-call of elected officials, a map of local bus routes, a chart of Dorchester Zipcar locations, and a selection of local blogs.

Dorchester is Boston's largest and oldest neighborhood, with a rich history, well-built homes, great parks, annual traditions, fabulous restaurants, and lots of resources, programs and services. is a clearinghouse of information to help individuals and groups get more involved in the community to support and access community organizations in Dorchester, helping them to render service more effectively, and creating the opportunity to connect people with local resources. The Neighborhood Guide is a Dorchester-wide information source. Information in the Guide is gleaned from numerous sources - if there is a resource missing, please let us know! The Guide also serves as a venue for commercial establishments, such as the Main Street organizations in Dorchester, to promote economic development, and connects citizens to civic opportunities to get involved in the community.

To contact us about the Neighborhood Guide please email, or phone 617-822-8733.

Past directories of Dorchester include one that was "typewritten" and "mimeographed" in 1969 - check it out: Directory of Community Resources in Dorchester.