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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 story

On behalf of all who were present at our holiday celebration on 20th December, we thank the New England Regional Council of Carpenters for hosting the event at their beautiful facility.


We thank Avenue Grille, Euromart, DJ’s, John Gillespie’s Dunkin Donuts, New Store on the Block, Triangle Point and Real Taco for providing the scrumptious food and refreshments. Thanks to these businesses, we had a very festive celebration complete with a fabulous assortment of dishes along with desserts, and assorted drinks. 


We also thank the Executive Board and Association members for providing many fine desserts, meatballs and libations.


In addition we thank JPA Development and Larry Wenglin who contributed to the funding 84 Christmas Wreaths on Dorchester Avenue and Boston Street. These wreath donors are in addition to those already acknowledged in the December flyer.


South Bay Town Center


The project will consist of the construction of several new 6-storey buildings including approx. 115,000 SF of commercial/retail space, an approx. 65,000 SF cinema, a 150-200 room hotel, up to 500 units of housing, and two parking garages.  


Click here to learn more about this project.


BOS:311 is the City of Boston's award-winning effort to empower residents to be the City's "eyes and ears." You can alert the City of Boston to neighborhood issues such as potholes, damaged signs, and graffiti, to name a few.


To start reporting, download the app, send a text or tweet, visit the website, or give them a call. All available 24/7/365.