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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.


April membership meeting at-a-glance

Dorchester Brewing Company expansion with roof deck proposal

Dorchester Brewing Company is seeking to expand their taproom to include a small kitchen, add new taproom experiences on the first and second floor and include a 2,800 sq. ft. patio on the roof (the second floor) that would have a 240 person capacity and be used  throughout the year. This is a possible voting item.


Moakley Park Vision Plan

The McCormack Eboard Members who are also part of the Moakley Park Vision Plan Advisory Group will report back on the group’s 11th April meeting. The Advisory Group seeks to guide future renovations for this nearly 60 acre waterfront-park that is very close to our neighborhood.


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


SAVE THE DATE - "Love your Block"

Spring Clean-up 

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Mayor Walsh is spearheading the newly renamed spring clean-up effort. Clean-up day is Saturday, 19th May 2018.


More details will be provided at the membership meeting.


Projects under review by zoning committee

Next meeting is Wednesday, 9th May 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



F e a t u r e   s t o r y

Neighborhood Public Art Worth Exploring:

Edward Everett Square

The Clapp's Favorite Pear sculpture celebrates the history of Dorchester as fertile agricultural land, when the area near Edward Everett Square was part of a 300-acre estate and orchard where the Clapp's Favorite Pear was first grown in the 1880's. Known for it's sturdy skin and sweet interior, the pear serves as a metaphor for the people of Dorchester. Five quotes circle the base of the pear sculpture and describe the stewardship that characterizes this community over time.


The ten smaller artworks (Dorchester Voices/Dorchester History) reflect the lives of those who have passed though this important intersection. Each work juxtaposes experiences of different residences over time as two or three different personal quotes circle a sculptural still-life to reflect common stories from different epochs around the same theme. Designed to engage people through intimate touch and the exciting transformation of common materials into bronze, the artwork draws poetic comparison so local residents and visitors alike can understand and appreciate Dorchester's unique history.


To explore further, you are invited to click here.


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.