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 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 email@example.com
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!
Thanks to all who attended SMAMS’ Business Task Force networking breakfast November 8 at Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, 1782 Dorchester Ave.
The breakfast focused on ways for businesses to save energy and money.
Mihir Parikh, of A Better City, told participants about ABC’s Challenge for Sustainability, which helps participants to shrink their carbon footprint and grow their bottom line. The challenge features hands-on technical assistance and guidance, and direct access to city, state, and private incentives and subsidies.
To see the impact the Challenge has had on one local participant, please click here for a short video.
Steve Rumpler, from Boston’s Office of Business Development, gave information on two valuable City programs:
Lt. Commander Bill Fleming of MBTA Transit Police and Officer Tim Golden of Boston Police Area C-11 gave safety updates, and we welcomed Bill Howland from SMAMS’ newest corporate sponsor, Carney Hospital.
For further information on any of the energy saving programs, or the Business Task Force, please call the SMAMS office at 617-825-3846 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all who attended Harvest-Tini – the eighth annual Martinis on the Avenue – November 14 at The Blarney Stone
For a gallery of photos from the event, please click here and use the password: Dotini
Thanks to auctioneer extraordinaire Craig Galvin and our committee: Evelyn Darling, Lee Adelson, Donna Finnegan, Lisa O’Neill and Rachel Hronek; and our many volunteers.
Hon. Russell Holmes
Hon. Martin Walsh
Dorchester Board of Trade
Fields Corner CDC
Harbor Health Services, Inc.
Karlene Valente Insurance Agency
Vargas & Vargas Insurance
City Council President Steve Murphy; City Councilor Frank Baker; Ashmont Auto Collision;
Ashmont Tire; Boston University Urban Business Accelerator; Comzer Insurance; Gerard’s Restaurant; O’Brien’s Deli, Market and Liquors; Princess Hair Palace and Day Spa; Super 99 Cent Plus; Tedeschi’s Fields Corner – Gibson Street; Tedeschi’s Peabody Square
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 – 7-10 p.m.
The Blarney Stone, 1505 Dorchester Avenue
SMAMS and Fields Corner Main Street invite you to reap the rewards of another successful year with us! Meet old and new friends, try a “Harvest-Tini,” enjoy the Blarney’s delicious hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, and bid on great items at our live auction. All proceeds go toward SMAMS’ and FCMS’ work to revitalize our Dorchester Avenue business districts.
Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door. For more information, please call 617-474-1432.
Click here to purchase tickets until November 12.
Thanks to our generous sponsors!
Fields Corner CDC
Thanks to all who participated in celebrating the new signage for Ashmont Cycles and Sea Breeze Mexican Grill on August 16 – Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, Councilor Frank Baker, Dept. of Neighborhood Development Director Evelyn Friedman, Boston Police AreaC-11 Bicycle Unit, and lots of friends! The beautiful signs were made possible with design and financial assistance from the City’s “Re-Store” Program. (For more photos, please see our Facebook page.)