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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

Hello Neighbors,


You may have noticed your newly planted trees along Dorchester Avenue between Columbia Road and Howell Street.  The Boston Parks and Recreation Department planted these trees to replace the trees that were removed last year due to storm damage and disease.  Our new trees are high-quality saplings that need our help to grow strong and provide benefits to us, such as clean air and attractiveness, for years to come. 


If you have a newly planted tree in front of, or nearby, your home or business, would you please help support its growth by watering it? 


Your time and assistance will help ensure our neighborhood is well-maintained and your tax-dollars used for the foliage project are well-spent.


To make things as easy as possible, all of our new trees are equipped with a watering bag that can be filled and will provide water to the sapling over several days.  Here is a video showing how the bag works.  https://youtu.be/GMpVdCkM7ho .  Or you can simply water it, with a watering can, jug or other vessel, at its base.


Your assistance and time will be very much appreciated.


Thank you!


June membership meeting at-a-glance

Boston Collegiate Charter School Construction Update

Boston Collegiate Charter School representatives will be present to give the neighborhood an update on the construction of the school’s new building wing facing Boston Street.

They will also address all other concerns that our Members may have.


City of Boston Inspectional Services Department Rental Registration

Lisa Coveney of the Housing Department within the City of Boston’s Inspectional Services

Department (ISD) is tentatively scheduled to provide information on ISD’s Rental Registration Program.


The deadline for the rental registration is 1st July 2018.


McCormack Civic Association Executive Board Nominations & Election

So far Association Members have nominated nine candidates for the Executive Board. The nominees include incumbents

- Ann Marie Butler

- Jeannette Daley

- Ken Lynch

- Matt McAloon

- Christine McCarrick

- Michael McColgan

- Travis Stewart


First-time nominee

- Melissa Raynor of Roseclair Street 


Founding member

- Millie Rooney.


If any Member is interested in being nominated, please e-mail this association at

mccormackcivic@gmail.com  or Members can nominate Members prior to the election vote.


Large Ballot For September 2018 Primaries

On Tuesday, 4th September 2018 be prepared to walk to the Bellflower Apartments on the Dorset Street side to select your party’s nominees for a large assortment of offices at the state, congressional district, county and local levels.


Statewide offices include U.S. Senator, as well as the Constitutional Officers: Governor,

Lt. Governor, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Attorney General, Treasurer and Auditor.


At the district level you will have an opportunity to nominate candidates for both United States Congress and the Governor’s Council. At the Suffolk County level, don’t forget to nominate your favorite candidate for District Attorney, Register of Probate, Register of

Deeds, Clerk of Courts and Sheriff.


A little closer to home, please select your nominee for State Senator and State Representative.


On Tuesday, 6th November 2018, we get to do it all over again but this time we are selecting the actual candidate for the respective offices. But now is the time to make sure

you are registered to vote.  For more information, please call the City of Boston Election Department at 1 617 635 8683.


Projects under review by zoning committee

Next meeting is Wednesday, 11th July 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