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It’s hard to believe that our enormous amount of snow is actually melting and there will be such a thing known as warm weather arriving soon. Cabin fever will become just a bad memory as we start to enjoy all the fun of outside activities.

Snow and or no snow, the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Dorchester Park will be taking place on April 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Tennis Courts, so please dress appropriately. RTN Credit Union will set up a photo booth there at 9:00 AM. Volunteers are asked to be there at 8:00 AM. Anyone wishing to volunteer is invited and welcomed.

A park cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, and volunteers again are welcomed. Meet at 9:30 at the bottom of the Richview Street Stairs near the Lydia Smith bench.

Teens from Boston Cares are helping with a cleanup and planting on April 24, and their efforts are greatly appreciated by the Dorchester Park Association.


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Dear Community Leader,

I would like to invite you to join me, Representative Dan Cullinane, and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans to a Public Safety Meeting to be held at St. Gregory’s Auditorium (corner of Richmond Street and Dorchester Avenue) this Monday, November 10 at 6:30pm.  With the increase of violence in our neighborhoods, we have heard from various constituents about their concerns and want to provide a public community forum on safety.  We ask that you share this information with other community members so that they may attend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at (617)722-1150 or Representative Cullinane’s office at (617)722-2006. Thank you for your attention to this important matter. We hope to see you this Monday.

All the best,


Linda Dorcena Forry

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“Boston Blooms with Daffodils”, a citywide program offered by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, has just announced that it is providing 500 daffodil bulbs to be planted in Dorchester Park this fall.

Dorchester Park is looking for volunteers to help with this planting project. With plenty of bulbs to be placed in the ground, people should work best in teams of two – a digger and a planter. This can be a fun family event, where young ones can participate in the beautification of their neighborhood, and enjoy seeing their efforts rewarded with blooms every spring. These bulbs are available now and help is needed in getting them in the ground.

Anyone interested in helping to plant these bulbs should meet at 9:00 AM in Dot Park at (X:00 AM) on Saturday October 25th.

Everyone participating is encouraged to take pictures and e-mail them to


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The buzz is all over town. On Sunday, September 7, 2014, The Second Annual Antique Car Show and Family Picnic was a smashing success. Organizers could not have been more delighted with the turn out, the events and music planned, the food offered, volunteers and, of course, our generous sponsors.

Dorchester Park, The Lower MIlls Merchants, organizers and planners wish to thank our generous sponsors who made this event possible.









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Plan on enjoying an exciting Sunday in Dorchester Park.  The Second Annual Antique & Exotic Car Show and Family Fun Day will be held in just a few days on Sept. 7.  The best access to most of the activities is via the Adams Street entrance.  This will enter directly into the car show which goes from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Continue up the path from the cars through the Food Court and share in all of the Family Fun Day activities that will be offered from Noon to 4:00 PM.  Either of the 2 major paths going to the back of the park from the Dot Ave. entrance will also lead to the day’s events.  Clydesdales will be giving carriage rides along these paths.

Admission to the event is free.

Various food vendors will be in the Food Court, but you can also bring your own picnic lunch.

There is no need to preregister cars for the car show.  Car registration is free and is arranged on site when you arrive.  The gates to the car show open at 8:00 AM.  Greeters will be at the entrance to direct car show participants to parking sites.  Car Show awards will be announced around 2:00 PM.



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Everything is ready for the Second Annual Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day to be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Dorchester Park.

While the Car Show takes place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the lower field on Adams Street, the Family Day Activities will be held from Noon to 4:00 PM on the upper field at the end of the path just uphill from the cars. The Food Court will be conveniently located along the path between the two fields. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy both events.



Rides through the scenic paths in the park on carriages drawn by Clydesdale Horses will start near the tennis courts, a short distance up a path to the left from the triangle at the bottom of the Richview Street stairs.

A list of activities as well as a map of the park’s layout for the day’s events are posted in the notification boxes located at both the Dot Ave. and Adams Street entrances to the park.

The best direct access to the event is at the Adams Street entrance. However either of the two main paths starting at the circle near the park’s main entrance on Dot Ave. will lead to the day’s events. The Hutchinson Street entrance is right at the Family Fun Day area. Parking is available on local streets and in the Carney Hospital’s parking lot, where there is a gate providing entrance into the park. There will be signs throughout the park directing people to the event sites.

Below please find a list of the days activities and a map of the layout of the park.

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As plans are being wrapped up for the Classic Car Show and Family Day in Dorchester Park on Sunday, Sept. 7, our effort to spread the word is expanding.  With thanks for the generosity and efficiency of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, along with the assistance of Boston City Councillor Frank Baker‘s office, we’re advertising the event on the giant media wall at the Carpenters Center next to the SE Expressway.  The ad is displayed for 12 seconds as it scrolls with other ones.  It’s easy to see at the Columbia Road onramp heading north for the next two weeks, day and night.

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Coming soon. Just 3 weeks until the Second Annual Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day in Dot Park. An exciting day is in the making. Mark your calendars for a good time for all.







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Thanks to Mayor Walsh for the free concert performed by Soul City Band in Dorchester Park last night, which was enjoyed by so many on such a nice evening.

Now it’s time to look forward to the next big event in the Park – the Second Annual Antique Car Show and Family Fun Day on the Sunday, September 7.

Banners have been put up around the area. How many of them can you find? Plans are rapidly falling in place for what promises to be a wonderful day in Dorchester Park.  Please mark the Sunday after Labor Day on your calendars, and look forward to a pleasant time that is guaranteed to please people of all ages.

Last year there were about 1000 people at the event and this year even more are expected.  Antique and classic cars will be on display on the lower field and Family Activities and entertainment will take place on the upper field.  Food trucks and vendors will be conveniently located along the path between the two fields.  Water will be available for sale.  In the afternoon, horse drawn carriage rides along the scenic paths through the park will be available.  Admission to the car show and all activities is free.  A tent with tables and chairs will be close to the food vendors, but you can also bring your own picnic lunches.

Please follow this page as we get closer to the event.  Details and times of all the different activities will be posted in the next few weeks.  It’s only a short 5 weeks away.