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Welcome to the John W. McCormack Civic Association.  The purpose of our volunteer Association is to help maintain and improve the quality of life in our North Dorchester neighborhood by working in partnership with the city government, local businesses and other community organizations to bring about civic betterment and social improvements for the good of our residents and the welfare of our community.

 

You are invited to browse our website to find out more about our Association, our work and how you can become more involved in making your neighborhood an outstanding place to live, work and enjoy.

 

Feature stories

Autumn Neighborhood Clean-up Day

Polish Triangle Pocket Park Fall Clean-up Day

Date:  Saturday, 20th October

Time:  10:00AM

Location:  Sharon’s Park (Mount Vernon Street at Buttonwood Street)

 

Concentration areas include Sharon’s Park, Washburn Street Green (Paul’s Triangle), and Edward Everett Square in collaboration with the Dorchester North Neighborhood Association.

 

More details and a sign-up sheet at October's Membership meeting.

 

TIME Magazine Cover 19th January 1962 - ©TIME Inc.

 

JOHN WILLIAM MCCORMACK

21 December 1891 - 22 November 1980

 

 

Mr. McCormack served as a member of United States House of Representatives from 1928 until he retired from political life in 1971.

 

Mr. McCormack represented the interests of our district as congressperson in the United States House of Representatives and later served as Speaker of the same governing body. All during his time in the legislature, Mr. McCormack and his wife, Harriet, lived in Columbia Road at Edward Everett Square, within the geographic boundaries of our Civic Association.

 

Mr. McCormack triumphed over the forces of bigotry and poverty. On 10th January 1962 he was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives where he proudly and vigorously promoted the progressive domestic programs of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson - programs that were designed to advance the interests of civil rights, education and healthcare.

October membership meeting at-a-glance

Autumn Neighborhood Clean-up Day

Polish Triangle Pocket Park Fall Clean-up Day

Saturday, 20th October at 10:00AM

Sharon’s Park (Mount Vernon Street at Buttonwood Street)

 

Concentration areas include Sharon’s Park, Washburn Street Green (Paul’s Triangle), and Edward Everett Square in collaboration with the Dorchester North Neighborhood Association.

 

More details and a sign-up sheet at October's Membership meeting.

 

Autumn Service Day

The Martin Richard Foundation will hold their Autumn Service Day on Sunday, 21st October from 11:00AM -2:00PM at IBEW Local 103, 256 Freeport Street.

 

As part of the Foundation's commitment to service, Autumn Service Day will bring volunteers together for projects that will support the homeless, children in need of care and resources, area students, and more.

 

Food and drinks will be available for purchase along with live music. If you have any questions and want to get involved, e-mail joe@martinrichardfoundation.org or

call 1 413 563 5729.

 

Dorchester Short Film Festival

Dorchester’s historic Strand Theatre will host an inaugural Dorchester Short Film Festival, an event produced by Asbury Shorts USA. The two-hour event, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, 25th October, will feature some of the world’s top award-winning short films selected from a variety of US and international festivals.

 

Boston Collegiate Charter School construction update

Boston Collegiate Charter School representatives will be present to give the  Association an update on the construction of the school’s new building wing facing Boston Street. They will also address all other concerns our members may have.

 

Proposal for 18 Mount Vernon Street

The Volunteers of America are seeking our support for their proposal to enclose the second and third storeys of their back porch in order to create more office space.

 

This is a Membership voting item.

 

Mass Motors expansion proposal

Paul Frederico, the owner of Mass Motors on Boston Street, is seeking Membership support for his proposal to add one office and one service bay.

 

This will be a Membership voting item.

 

Projects under review by the zoning committee

Next zoning meeting is Wednesday, 14th November at 6:30 p.m. at the Carpenter Center, 750 Dorchester Avenue.

 

Police reports

Officer Sean Sullivan of C6, Officer Michael Keaney of C11, will give reports on activities affecting our neighborhood.

 

Committee reports

Beautification Committee

- Update on Sharon’s Park & Paul Triangle landscaping

Public Safety Committee

- Rodent Issues in the neighborhood

Zoning Committee

- Update on current issues

 

 

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Events and projects

Please visit our Events and projects page to find out what your Association has been working on and what is in store for the near future.

Resident resources

If you would like more information about programs and services for residents such as how to get your free Resident Parking Permit, how you can fight crime or find out your trash collection day, kindly click here

Meetings at-a-glance

Next Monthly Membership Meeting:

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

(registration from 6:30 PM)

 

Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Hall

800 Columbia Road

Dorchester 02125

(enter via Roseclair Street)

 

Click here for more information and meeting agenda.

 

When you become a member at this meeting, you will have the right to vote on resident-initiated items on the agenda at the next meeting. 

Become a member

Annual membership dues are only $5.00 or $10.00, at your discretion, and proof of residency within Association boundries will be needed to qualify your enrollment and membership. Please refer to member-approved Association By-Laws for residency requirements. 

 

Your annual membership commences the month in which you pay your dues and is valid for twelve (12) months.  After the twelve (12) month period, your membership automatically expires. 

 

You are welcome to re-new your membership on or before the twelfth (12th) month to ensure you have no interruption in your voting rights. 

 

 

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