Join the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), Carney Hospital, and SMAMS at the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers’ Market at 2:30pm, Oct. 4 for an event that will be both delicious and economical!
We’ll demonstrate how food purchased with SNAP and Boston Bounty Bucks at the farmers’ market can be used to prepare affordable, tasty, and healthy meals.
Cedar Grove Gardens will be doing container gardening demonstrations, Red’s Best Seafood will show us how to fillet a whole fish, and Chris Douglass’s team will teach us how to use the bounty of produce from the farmers’ market (and give out some free food samples)!
John Polanowicz, Secretary of Health & Human Services, Stacey Monahan, Commissioner of DTA, and other officials will join residents and local businesses (and you!) at the event.
Dot 2 Dot Café Open Mic: Friday, Sept 27
This month’s Open Mic at the Dot 2 Dot Cafe will be hosted by the Boston School of Music Arts. Everyone is welcome to perform. Attendees are asked to support Dot 2 Dot by purchasing something from the dinner menu (minimum spend $10 for adults, $7 children up to 12 years). Doors open from 6pm.
Neighborhood Cleanup: Saturday, Sept. 28
Dorchester Bike Counts: through October 7
Bike riders are being counted for the annual Boston Bike census this week through Oct. 7th (weekdays only). But Dorchester was not included! Dot Bike is organizing a count at three locations in Dorchester so that our part of the city is not left out.
If you can help count between 7-9 am, 11-1pm, or 4-6 pm at Codman Sq., Glover’s Corner, or Bowdown/Geneva, please contact email@example.com.
Station Master Meeting: Wednesday, Oct 2
SMAMS is hosting an Ashmont Station Master Meeting from 7:30-8:30am in the SMAMS office (1914 Dorchester Ave). For more information or to RSVP, please contact Meaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-825-3846.
In response to the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, and the inspiring outpouring of support from so many people near and far, St. Mark’s Area Main Street has established the Richard Family Fund, to support the family in light of expenses that will inevitably arise. 100% of donations collected via this campaign will be disbursed to the Richards. We expect the funds will be used for medical expenses, for memorial services, or other appropriate expenditures at the family’s discretion.
The fund was set up by SMAMS volunteers, staff and friends.
Contributions can be made online at:
Also, checks payable to “Richard Family Fund” can be mailed to:
St. Mark’s Area Main Street, Inc.
1914 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
For questions about the Richards, please contact family spokesperson Larry Marchese: email@example.com
For questions about the fund, please contact SMAMS president Tim Deihl: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the donation site, please contact Chris Peterson: email@example.com
Many thanks to all who played a role in this, especially Chris Peterson and colleagues at the MIT Center for Civic Media, and Eastern Bank.
St. Mark’s Area Main Street, along with Dorchester, Boston, and people of good will everywhere, is devastated by the loss of Martin Richard and the injuries to sister Jane and mother Denise. In the days to come we will remember, mourn and pray with the Richard family, and we will stand with them always.
The outpouring of support has been overwhelming, and most welcome. It speaks to the goodness of relatives, close friends and total strangers.
There will be a vigil tonight (Tuesday, April 16) at 7:30 p.m. at Garvey Park, 645 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester.
We will update this post with further information as it becomes available.
Thank you from all at St. Mark’s Area Main Street.
In true Oscar fashion, “We’d like to thank…” everyone who made Oscars on the Avenue 2013 a success! Tavolo’s fantastic food & service, Doreen Collins’ version of Joan Rivers, Craig Galvin’s awesome auctioneering, Mike Ritter’s “celebrity” & crowd photos, our generous sponsors and auction donors, a tremendous cast of volunteers, and all the dedicated partiers who braved the snow to support economic and community development on Dorchester Ave!
To view photos of the event, please click here.
Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors!
City Clerk Maureen Feeney…1810 Realty Group…Anh Hong Restaurant
Eric Abenaim – Omega Mortgage – A Division of Lowell Bank…Ashmont Auto Collision
Ashmont Cycles…Ashmont Tire…Liz Carney…Designer Draperies
Building & Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District
EST Associates…Ed & Ellen Frechette…Ligris & Associates PC, Attorneys
Flip Hair Salon…Maureen Connolly Insurance…Mohawk Insurance
O’Brien’s Market/Liquors/Deli…Tedeschi Food Shops
Tedeschi’s Peabody Square…Charlie Tuttle
Sunday, February 24, marks the return of Oscars on the Avenue – one of SMAMS’ best events ever! This community celebration of the Academy Awards will feature great Tavolo hors d’oeuvres, great friends, our own “Joan Rivers” and awards, a fantastic auction, and more! Proceeds will help SMAMS continue our work revitalizing our Dorchester Ave. business district.
Sunday, February 24, 8:00 p.m., at Tavolo Ristorante, 1918 Dorchester Avenue, in the Carruth Building at Ashmont Station.
Tickets are $75 in advance (until 5:00 p.m. Feb 22), and $90 at the door.
For more information about tickets or sponsorships, or to inquire about other advance payment options, please call the SMAMS office at 617-825-3846, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to our generous sponsors!
City Clerk Maureen Feeney; 1810 Realty Group;
Eric Abenaim – Omega Mortgage – A Division of Lowell Bank; Designer Draperies;
EST Associates; Ligris & Associates PC, Attorneys; Mohawk Insurance; Tedeschi Food Shops
Congratulations to Back To Life Chiropractic and Wellness, winner of the City’s “Deck the Windows” decorating celebration!
Sheila Dillon, Director of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development and Chief of Housing, presented the award to co-owners Dr. Anil Nair and Philippe Saad on December 20 at a neighborhood gathering at Back To Life, 1912A Dorchester Ave, in the Carruth Building. For more photos from the event, please visit Facebook.com/smamspage
Back To Life is a great example of immigrant-owned businesses making a contribution to their community: Dr. Nair is originally from India, and Philippe is originally from Lebanon. Both are active on SMAMS’ Fundraising Committee, and Philippe is also a member of the Design Committee.
Back To Life was one of many SMAMS businesses that did a great job of “Decking” their windows. Please take some time during the holidays to visit and congratulate them all!
Tavolo Ristorante, 1918 Dorchester Ave.
Flat Black Coffee, 1906 Dorchester Ave.
Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, 1782 Dorchester Ave
Celia & Company, 1775A Dorchester Ave
Dot-2-Dot Cafe, 1739 Dorchester Ave
Beauty Line Boutique, 1692 Dorchester Ave.
Boston Hairnista Salon, 1690B Dorchester Ave.
Micci Fuel, 551 Talbot Ave
Ashmont Grill, 555 Talbot Ave
Yankee Insurance, 569 Talbot Ave.
Many thanks to all our participating businesses, and to our team of dedicated judges!