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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.


F e a t u r e   s t o r y

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.




May membership meeting at-a-glance

Boston Traffic Department

The Boston Traffic Department will be sending a representative to discuss the following ssues:

• Large Buses on Mayhew Street.  There is a weight limit sign at the beginning of the street also says buses excluded.

• Intersection at Boston Street, Washburn Street and Frontage Road. The stop line on Boston Street coming south from South Boston is too close to Frontage Road causing large trucks to have a problem turning left onto Boston Street.

• Crosswalks - Additional crosswalks are needed in the neighborhood.


"Love your Block"

Neighborhood Spring Clean-up 

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is spearheading the spring clean-up effort. The Polish Triangle

Clean-up day is Saturday, 19 May 2018. Please meet at Sharon’s Park at 10 a.m. Concentration areas include Sharon’s Park, Paul’s Triangle (Washburn Street Green), Dorchester Avenue and Boston Street.


More details and a sign-up sheet at the meeting.


What's new at the Registry of Deeds?

Stephen J. Murphy, the Register of Deeds in Suffolk County, will arrive at the meeting by 8:00 pm to will give a brief update on what is new at the Registry of Deeds.


Become more involved in your Association

Executive Board nominations are scheduled for the 15th May meeting. Please consider

making a nomination and supporting a nominee for one of the nine E-board slots.  Elections are at the 19th June meeting. Volunteering your time and abilities toward the betterment of our neighborhood is greatly appreciated.


Parade of Seniors luncheon

The Dorchester Day Parade Committee presents “Parade of Seniors Luncheon” on Thursday, 17th May from 12:00PM to 3:00PM at Florian Hall. Includes lunch, entertainment and prizes. Hall is handicap accessible, close to public transportation and has free parking. Free admission by ticket only obtained by completing and submitting registration form  available at the meeting. Dorchester residents only. Limited seating


Projects under review by zoning committee

Next meeting is Wednesday, 13th June 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