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.
Governor Baker - COVID-19 Update
Wednesday, 8th July 2020
Receive the latest COVID-19 information from the trusted sources noted below:
A mask isn't just for Halloween anymore
By doing so, you will be helping to protect your health as well as that of your neighbors and those performing services you need.
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.
Save-the-date - Every Friday evening
Clap from your front doors, roof decks, gardens, balconies at exactly 7:00PM
Make some noise! Take part in a huge round of applause to thank all those who are on the front lines helping others and performing essential services during the coronavirus crisis.
You can help us create a safer neighborhood for everybody!
The Association works 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 human trafficking (prostitution), panhandling or illegal drug activity taking place, you should do any of the following to report it, anonymously.
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 human trafficking (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!
Monthly membership meetings resume in September 2020, following summer recess.
Image courtesy: TIME Magazine Cover 19th January 1962 - ©TIME Inc.
JOHN WILLIAM MCCORMACK
21 December 1891 - 22 November 1980
Mr. McCormack served as a member of United States House of Representatives from 1928 until he retired from political life in 1971.
McCormack represented the interests of our district as congressperson in the United States House of Representatives and later served as Speaker of the same governing body. All during his time in the legislature, Mr. McCormack and his wife, Harriet, lived in Columbia Road at Edward Everett Square, within the geographic boundaries of our Civic Association.
He triumphed over the forces of bigotry and poverty. On 10th January 1962 he was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives where he proudly and vigorously promoted the progressive domestic programs of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson - programs that were designed to advance the interests of civil rights, education and healthcare.
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Please visit our Events and projects page to find out what your Association has been working on and what is in store for the near future.
If you would like more information about programs and services for residents such as how to get your free Resident Parking Permit, how you can fight crime or find out your trash collection day, kindly click here.
Next Monthly Membership Meeting:
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
(registration from 6:30 PM)
Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Hall
(enter via Roseclair Street)
Click here for more information and meeting agenda.
When you become a Member at this meeting, you will have the right to vote on resident-initiated items on the agenda at the next meeting.
Annual membership dues are only $5.00 or $10.00, at your discretion, and proof of residency within Association boundries will be needed to qualify your enrollment and membership. Please refer to Member-approved Association By-Laws for residency requirements.
Your annual membership commences the month in which you pay your dues and is valid for twelve (12) months. After the twelve (12) month period, your membership automatically expires.
You are welcome to re-new your membership on or before the twelfth (12th) month to ensure you have no interruption in your voting rights.