Your neighborhood's public art
Neighborhood public art worth exploring:
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.
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Your neighborhood's dining, shopping and services
Your neighborhood is home to a vibrant collection of locally-owned and managed businesses that make our community a great place to live. You are invited and encouraged to visit the businesses that contribute to the betterment of our neighborhood.
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Events & projects
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.
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Next Monthly Membership Meeting:
Tuesday, 19 December 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(registration from 6:30PM)
73 Roseclair Street at St. Teresa of Calcutta Church Hall
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.
Become a Member
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.
You now have two options to pay/renew your dues:
1. Via cheque: Please send cheque, payable to John W McCormack Civic Association, to:
John W. McCormack Civic Association
c/o Travis Stewart
8 Saint Margaret Street
Dorchester, MA 02125
2. Via Venmo: @mccormackcivic.
Enter your name(s) in the "What's it for?" line.