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 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.



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Citizens Connect

You can help keep your neighborhood beautiful and in working order


Citizens Connect 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.

Download Citizens Connect

Paul's Triangle

Green Space Reclamation Project


You may have noticed upgrades are underway in Paul's Triangle. Neighborhood volunteers in co-operation with the Association are working to reclaim and repair green space in the park.


In addition to restoring the shrub and plant beds, the Association will be installing new plantings and enhancements that further beautify the park.


If you would like to volunteer your time to help maintain the park or gardening sense to help keep it green, please sign-up to join the Beautification Committee.  Your assistance will be welcome and very much appreciated.


Thank you to all who use the park for helping your neighbors and the Association keep the space clean and in good order.