Sketched in 1781 by Des Barres, the above work titled "Boston Road to Dorchester", depicts the view of Boston from our neighborhood.
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 North Dorchester's Polish Triangle 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.
The Legend of Cecilia:
Hands-On History with the National Black Doll Museum
Saturday, 22nd June, 2013
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
William Clapp House
195 Boston Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
The Dorchester Historical Society, as part of the Dorchester Descendants Celebration 2013, is excited to welcome and host represenatives from the National Black Doll Museum in Mansfield, Massachusetts. They will hold two story-telling and doll-making sessions that can accommodate 30 attendees per session. Adults may attend without children but all children need to be accompanied by an adult to supervise them.
Museum representatives will present The Legend of Cecilia and use dolls to tell the story. They will also share information about the history of dolls, focusing on dolls of color. The event will include a hands-on doll-making workshop for boys and girls. Participants can make action figures, baby dolls, and almost any type of doll they can imagine.
Click here to register for this event.
You can help us create a safer neighborhood for everybody!
The Association is working closely with local law enforcement agencies and your elected representatives to help keep our neighborhood a safer community for everyone to enjoy.
You are invited to help as well. If you see a crime or anti-social behavior such as prostitution, panhandling and illegal drug activity taking place, you should do any of the following to report it, anonymously.
- Call 9-1-1
- Call 1-800-494-8477
- Text 'TIP' to 27463 (CRIME)
You are also welcome to join the Public Safety Committee. This committee acts as a forum to support community partnerships to prevent crime and the fear of crime in the neighborhood. The committee focuses on neighborhood priority issues such as prostitution, panhandling, illegal drug activity, burglary, home invasion, car theft and other public safety concerns. The committee works with the Boston Police Department, Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Police and other law enforcement officials to problem solve, share information and address issues.
Sign up today and help us keep our neighborhood a safe place to live!