News & Events
This page contains several items which weren't in the printed version of the newsletter.
C-11 Police Station Community Meeting
Thursday March 8th at 7:00 pm at 40 Gibson Street in the Guard Room. BPD District C-11
would like to respectfully remind users of personal electronic devices such as cell
phones, I-Pods, and MP3 players to minimize their usage as they commute to work, home
or school. Remain alert for potential criminal activity and do not hesitate to advise
the police of your suspicions. Also, take the time to secure your home and vehicle.
Many instances of house breaks and thefts from vehicles could be avoided if owners
took the extra steps to lock their house and car.
Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association Meeting
Next public meeting is Monday March 5, 2007 at 7:00 pm at 275 East Cottage Street.
Upham’s Corner Safe Neighborhood Initiative
This program is sponsored by the Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley’s Office. There are
meetings every other month. The next meeting is Wednesday, Febraury 14, 2007 at 6:30pm in
the Community Room at 36 Alexander Street.
A Listing of Incidents in Columbia-Savin Hill area. If you want to subscribe please e-mail
Citizen Alert Network Expands Citywide
The Alert Network allows police to instantly update registered users about crime, emergencies
and other important information. Residents need to register online to receive these alerts.
People can register at www.CitizenObserver.com
and click on the "Sign Up Now" link.
Website Helps to Recover Stolen Goods
The Boston Police Department encourages residents and business owners to register
valuables with JustStolen.net
a website that law enforcement can use to find the owners of recovered goods.
Friends of Leo Lydon
Mark your calendar. The party is fast approaching! Friends of Leo Lydon - Savin Hill
Celebration of Friendship on March 24, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. at Boston College High School.
Activities include dancing, disc jockey, "Taste of Dorchester," silent auction,
live auction, raffle and lots of fun! Proceeds from this event will support the purchase
and installation of a Howard Clock named in memory of Leo to be located in front of the
new Savin Hill T Station. To defray the expense of the clock, we have committed ourselves
to various fundraising initiatives. One is the Buy–A-Brick Fundraiser which allows you to
purchase and personally engrave a brick that will be incorporated into the beautifully
designed brick façade and base of the commemorative clock. The cost for each brick is
$125.00. You can have it engraved to commemorate a birth, death, wedding, gift, retirement,
anniversary, message of love or any other event, milestone or special message. To
learn more, call us at (617) 543-5392 or visit
The deadline for donations is March 31, 2007. Donation forms are also available in the March
CSHCA printed newsletter.
Safety Tip: ICE
ICE: Paramedics will turn to a victim's cell phone for clues to that person's identity.
You can make their job much easier with a simple idea that they are trying to get
everyone to adopt, ICE. ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. If you add an entry in
the contacts list in your cell phone under ICE, with the name and phone number of the
person that the emergency services should call on your behalf, you can save them a
lot of time and have your loved ones contacted quickly. It only takes a few moments of
your time to do. Paramedics know what ICE means and they look for it immediately. ICE
your cell phone NOW!
Darkness is the friend of the car thief. Your only protection is to park where there is
ample light, and make sure nothing of value is visible in your car. Make sure street
lights are lit, and call in the ones that aren’t to the Office of Neighborhood Services.
To report City services problems (street light out, abandoned auto, potholes, open hydrant,
etc.) contact: Mayor's Office Hotline 617-635-4500 (24 hours, 7 days/week).
Safety Tip: Protect Yourself from Scams
Beware of scam artists who solicit money over the phone or claim to represent various
charities. Recently Boston Police were made aware of several incidents, which included
fraudulent solicitation of funds. Police would like to take this opportunity to provide
community members with crime prevention tips to help individuals avoid becoming a
victim of fraud. Individuals are reminded to immediately contact 911 or your local
police district if you believe you have experienced a dishonest solicitation:
- Use extreme caution should you decide to contribute. Always ask for the caller’s
name, address and telephone number so that you may call them back after careful
consideration. Do not be fooled by callers who represent themselves as solicitors for
local charities or police departments.
- Do not give your social security number to anyone either over the telephone or
- Do not give out credit card numbers or personal financial information over the
telephone or Internet unless you are the one that initiated the transaction and know
the source to be reputable.
- Report all fraudulent solicitations to the police
District C-11 would like to remind you not to divulge your social security number
over the phone to anyone who cannot be confirmed as legitimate. Tell any caller to
provide a telephone number so that the inquiry can be verified. Do not provide your
social security number, telephone number, or address out loud to a retail store or
supermarket employee. Unfortunately, such instances allow for potential identity
theft or burglary. Protect your personal information as much as possible.
Residents are asked to keep their vehicles locked and remove items of value from
your vehicle. An alternative would be to keep items of value out of sight, by
placing these items in the trunk or locked glove compartment.
Safety Tips: When Outside
- Always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. When parking, walking
or returning to your car, remain in well-lit and populated areas.
- Be watchful as to who is out there and what is going on. Keep your head up. Make
quick eye contact with those around you and be observant of passing vehicles. Do not
become distracted by talking on a cell phone or listening to an IPOD.
- Show that you are in control
- Walk with confidence. Be assertive
- Do not let anyone violate your space. Trust your instincts.
- If you think that someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street.
Walk towards an open store, restaurant or lighted house.
- If you feel threatened, call out to residents that you need assistance. Yelling
"Fire," "Help," and/or "Rape" as you are being
assaulted, also signals people to assist you. Also, use a whistle to signal for help.
All citizens are requested to exercise vigilance in the area of the JFK/UMass MBTA
station, Sydney Street, and Crescent Avenue, especially during the evening hours. If
there are any observations made of individuals who may be engaged in suspicious
activity, citizens are requested to call 911 immediately.
Safety Reminder: Anonymous Tips
The Boston Police Department urges anyone who would like to anonymously provide
information regarding a crime to call the Tip Line at (800) 494-TIPS.
SURVEY: Open Space Plan Update (2007 - 2011)
In our constantly changing city of Boston, we need to be sure our parks, recreation
facilities, and other open space resources are able to handle our needs. To find out
what our needs are, the Parks and Recreation Department is launching a survey
to the objectives of the updating of the City Open Space Plan: what parks do we use,
what do we do there, what do we think are the local open space needs, and so on.
Paper copies are also available to fill out at your public library or community
center (Boston Centers for Youth & Families). To submit comments and suggestions
via postal mail:
Boston Parks and Recreation Department
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Fax: 617 635-3228. Phone: 617 961-3033
Health Reminder: Trash Cans
Please be mindful of the trash in and around your yard, and put all garbage in
covered and sealed trash cans. Rats and other vermin are looking for new homes! Open
trash cans and/or an exposed trash bags with food or household waste attracts rats!
Please be careful.
MBTA HELP LINE: 617-222-1212
Use this number to report police problems and issues with the T. General issues and
problems should be reported to 617-222-3200.
Please see the committee page for an important update
St. Williams Re-use Committee
Please see the committee page for an important update
Metropolitan Beaches Commission
This commission was established by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2006 to: take an
in depth look at each of the region’s beaches, identify the current conditions on
each beach, identify the best management practices across the region, and make
recommendations that would bring our beaches to their fullest potential as
significant recreational and economic resources, ultimately improving the quality of
life for residents and visitors, and strengthening our capital city and the region.
The commission is co-chaired by our own Senator Jack Hart and has held a couple of
public hearings in our area - the last one was January 20, 2007 at UMASS. The
commission is still looking for
. See the web site for more information.
Affordable Fitness Programs Available
The Dorchester House is offering a series of classes for all fitness levels in
low-impact aerobics, walking, yoga, kickboxing, body sculpting and conditioning,
exercise for seniors, and other forms of physical fitness. All classes are held at
the Dorchester House. The fee is $25/month ($15 for seniors) for unlimited classes,
and for a limited time, they are offering an introductory special of five classes
for $10. For more information call 617-740-2235.
Recycle Old Telephone Books
- The Boston Fire Department asks residents to check heating systems. Flaws in heating systems,
such as obstructions, cracks or holes in furnace exhaust piping could lead to carbon monoxide
being released into dwellings, a potentially life-threatening situation.
- Mayor Menino advises residents to be safe during cold temperatures. For heating assistance,
the city urges residents to contact ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) at
617-357-6012. If you have a complaint about your oil dealer’s service, call the Mayor’s Office of
Consumer Affairs & Licensing at 617-635-3834. Mayor Menino said, "I want to urge people
to check on elderly neighbors, to wear appropriate clothing when heading outdoors and use heating
apparatuses safely." Street outreach teams will have extra vans out on the streets urging
the homeless to stay in shelters; shelters will open earlier over the next few days and they will
be open 24 hours a day in extreme weather.
- The Boston Fire Department advises residents to: a) never use your oven for heat; b) do not
overload electrical sockets; c) never leave candles unattended; d) electric powered portable
heaters should never be left on while sleeping and should be kept at least three feet away from
combustible materials; e)CO2 detectors are now required in homes by law. They must be within 10
feet of sleeping areas; f) working smoking detectors should be on each floor of your home,
particularly near bedrooms; and g) in case of a power outage, stock up on batteries, flashlights
and canned goods.
Phonebooks are recycled with the city’s weekly recycling program. Boston residents will be
receiving their new telephone books soon. Please remember to recycle your old telephone books.
Place telephone books in paper bags along with the rest of the paper you are recycling. The books
will be picked up on your recycling day. For more information visit the
Boston recycling program web site
Dorchester Recycling Coalition
To receive your FREE blue recycling bin, or for more information about Boston recycling
and/or composting, call (617) 635-4959 or visit the
Boston recycling program web site
Invite a Friend!
Download one of our flyers
share it with your neighbors! Bring a friend to the next CSHCA meeting.
CSHCA Merchant Members
Below is a list of the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association's Merchant Members. The
folks who run these businesses support us and have invested in our community. Please
extend the same support to them by shopping in their stores, eating in their restaurants
and seeking their services.
|A Hohmann Oil Co. Inc.
1146 Dorchester Ave
|Alliance Auto Glass
902 Dorchester Ave
|Anna's Bakery, Inc.
1035 Dorchester Ave
|At Home Real Estate Group
109 Savin Hill Ave
|Avenue Auto Wholesales, Inc.
1121 Dorchester Ave
82 Savin Hill Ave
|The Banshee Pub
934 Dorchester Ave
|Bayside Exposition Center
200 Mt. Vernon Street.
1088 Dorchester Ave
|Boston Glass & Boarding
1068 Dorchester Ave
|The Boston Globe
135 Morrissey Blvd
1100 Dorchester Ave
|C.F. Donovan's Restaurant
120 Savin Hill Ave
|Coleen’s Flower Shop
912 Dorchester Ave
|Corcoran Jennison Mgmt.
150 Mt. Vernon Street
22 Carson Street
1236 Dorchester Ave
|Dorchester Ave Auto Repair
887 Dorchester Ave
|Dorchester Tire Service, Inc.
1160 Dorchester Ave
951 Dorchester Ave
|Edens & Avant
21 Custom House, Suite #450, Boston
|First Spine & Rehab
916 Dorchester Ave
|Gately Insurance Co.
983A Dorchester Ave
45 Morrissey Boulevard
|The Harp & Bard Restaurant
1099 Dorchester Ave
|Lambert's Fitness Center
735 Morrissey Boulevard
|Lee Myles Transmission
1110 Dorchester Ave
|Lee's Store & Bakery
982 Dorchester Ave
113 Savin Hill Ave
|Murphy Funeral Home
1020 Dorchester Ave
1154 Dorchester Ave
|NEALCO Environmental Svcs.
5 Caspian Way
|Olde Towne Real Estate
862 Dorchester Ave
|P. Gioioso & Sons Construction
50 Sprague Street, Hyde Park (BWS project)
|Pat Jay’s Pharmacy
940 Dorchester Ave
688 Columbia Road
|Savin Hill Suds/Kennedy Cleaners
119 Savin Hill Ave
|Savin Hill Variety
110 Savin Hill Ave
|Savin Hill Yoga
11 Pearl Street
1111 Dorchester Ave
65 Bay Street
1152 Dorchester Ave
1000 Dorchester Ave
39 Savin Hill Avenue
1859 Dorchester Ave
|Vina Realty/MSC Travel
988 Dorchester Ave
Merchant Memberships are only $25.00 per calendar year. Please note that this is a
. If interested in becoming a Merchant Member
please print and complete the membership form on the Membership
page. Merchant Members are listed every month in our newsletter. Funds are used towards
neighborhood improvement projects and activities.
For businesses or residence in Boston that needs graffiti taken off, the City Of Boston will
do it for free. Log on to the City of Boston Web site at Basic City Services and sign up. For
information regarding graffiti removal, contact
at 617-635-3492 or
download this flyer
in Adobe PDF format.
Volunteers Are Needed!
Boston Community Change Card
- Ethos: helps the elderly and disabled to live with dignity and respect. Call
617-522-6700, ext. 323
- The Boston Money Management Program is seeking volunteers (1 to 4 hours per month) to
help elders, living independently, to manage their finances. They will help to pay bills and
to protect their clients from eviction, scams, and exploitation. Call Deborah at 617-522-6700
- The Little House at 275 East Cottage Street: with Food Pantry and Youth Programs 617-282-2180
- The JFK Library seeks Museum Guides
to lead informal tours; engage family, adult and school audiences in hands-on activities; and
give talks on a variety of topics. Benefits include the opportunity to meet people who love
history, free parking, store discount and volunteer events. Training provided. Call 617-514-1545.
- Horizons for Homeless Children needs volunteers to play with children living in homeless
shelters in our neighborhood and throughout Greater Boston. A 2-hour weekly commitment for
6 months is required. Daytime and evening hours are available. Call 617-445-1480, ext. 314
for info. The office has moved to 1705 Columbus Ave., Roxbury.
- Match-Up Interfaith Volunteers are launching a new pet visitation pilot program (PetPals),
and are seeking volunteers with dogs to visit nursing homes and assisted care facilities for
2 to 4 hours per month. A 6-month commitment is required. Volunteers are needed in the
Dorchester area. For info about the next training sessions, call 617-482-1510, ext. 29.
- The J.P. Adult Learning Program needs volunteer tutors to teach reading, writing, Math,
ESL, and/or citizenship skills. Assist in-class or out, one morning or evening per week.
- Boston Natural Areas Network, the Neponset River Greenway Council, and the Mass. Dept.
of Conservation and Recreation are seeking volunteers to celebrate the 10th year of its
annual festival. Call 617-542-7696
- If you have a passion, share that passion with the dynamic, motivated students in the
Citizen Schools program at the
Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Dorchester. Citizen Schools is an academic enrichment
after-school program that believes in the power of volunteers to enhance the lives of
children. For more information, visit the website or contact Larry Mahl at (617) 921-6604.
- The Boston Public Library seeks literacy volunteers, 21 and older, to tutor adult
students with limited English writing and reading proficiency. A commitment of 1 year and 2
hours per week is required, and the sessions may be held at any branch. For more info, call
617-859-2446 or VolunteerBPL@yahoo.com
- Project D.E.E.P. is looking for tutors. If you know of a high school student (preferably
a sophomore or above) or an adult from the community who is looking to volunteer with a
worthwhile organization, please ask him/her to consider tutoring at Project D.E.E.P. The
One-on-One Tutorial Program at Project D.E.E.P. is, quite simply, one of the best things
around for middle school children in Dorchester, but it needs more tutors to operate at the
high standards that it has kept over the last ten years. Potential volunteers are urged to
contact the D.E.E.P. office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 617 635-5027
- Hospice of Boston to provide support to terminally-ill patients and caregivers. Call
- Dorchester House Multi-service Center: 1 to 5 days per week during Monday thru Friday
afternoons. Assistance with homework assignments of students ages 6-12. For more info, call
Teo Evans 617-740-2309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Boston Home (2049 Dorchester Ave.) seeks volunteers to help those with Multiple
Sclerosis and other related disabilities with computers, arts and crafts, field trips,
special events, etc. Call 617-825-3905. ext 299.
- VistaCare Hospice, which helps patients and their families in and around Dorchester.
- Literacy Volunteers of Mass. seeks volunteers to tutor adults, one-on-one, in reading,
writing, and/or English skills, 2 hours per week. Training is provided. Call 617-367-1313
- Substance Abuse HELPLINE seeks volunteers for the 24/7 information and education phone
service for people affected by alcohol and substance abuse. Orientations are held the 4th
Monday evening of each month. 617-536-0501x 301
- Kit Clark Senior Center (1500 Dorchester Ave.) seeks volunteers to help with seniors at
the center. There are flexible hours, and the center is readily accessible to public
transportation. Call 617-825-5000, X142
- DotArt seeks volunteers. For info Call 617-265-3503 1775A Dorchester Ave., 02124
- Boston Partners in Education seeks volunteers to tutor and mentor students of the Boston
Public Schools (in grades K to 12), during the 2006 - 2007 school year. Volunteers must
commit to 1 hour per week, days, evenings, and Saturday mornings, during the school year.
Call Chrissy Goldberg at 617-451-6145 for info and for the school registration form.
The Mayor has launched the Boston Community Change Card. This is a loyalty card for Main Street
businesses that provides rebates to cardholders as well as donations to the charity of the
cardholder's choice. Simply visit
this web site
and click on the ""Get your card" button. And, please pass this on
to people you think might be interested in "shopping locally and sharing locally." If you have
any questions, see the web site or contact your local Main Streets organizations or Office of
Business Development at 617.635.0355 and ask for the Boston Main Streets division.
Boston Green Awards
Mayor Thomas M. Menino announces the first annual Boston Green Business Awards and Boston Green
Residential Awards. Mayor Menino and the City of Boston want to recognize businesses and
residents who are leaders in sustainability and it's practices. "It is my hope that these
awards will encourage Boston businesses and residents to engage in environmentally sustainable
practices, learn more about such practices and initiate their own sustainability efforts and
programs," Mayor Menino said. The city invites the nomination of businesses and residents
for these Green Awards. Nomination forms should be submitted by February 28, 2007. The winners
of the City of Boston Green Business Awards and Boston Green Residential Awards competition will
be announced by Mayor Menino in a ceremony in April 2007. Green Business Awards Mayor Menino’s
Green Business Awards will honor businesses in Boston that perform exemplary sustainable business
practices in their day to day operations. Awards will be given to both small and large businesses
in three categories: Green Business Practices, Green Business Products, and Green Business
Services. The Green Residential Awards will honor residents in Boston who are committed to
sustainable living. Mayor Menino will recognize residents of the City of Boston who demonstrate
exemplary sustainable practices in their community and in their homes. Awards will be presented
to residents in five categories: Community Leadership in Energy and Climate Protection, Waste
Reduction/Pollution Prevention, Sustainable Construction/Renovation, Energy and Water
Conservation, and Sustainable Landscape/Green Roof.
a nomination form
Summer Jobs Registration Extended!
Extended to March 20, 2007. Boston teens ages 15 - 17 can apply for the Hopeline Summer Jobs
Program. The Hopeline is the only application process and is opened for a limited time. Don’t
miss out! You must be registered on the Hopeline in order to work for the Boston Youth Fund.
To register you:
- Must be a resident of the City of Boston
- Must turn 15 years old on or before July 8, 2007
- Cannot turn 18 years old on or before August 17, 2007
How to register: call (617)-635-HOPE (4673) or visit www.CityofBoston.gov and click on the
Summer Jobs link. **REGISTERING WITH THE HOPELINE DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SUMMER JOB** Please
call the BYF Headquarters with any questions (617)-635-4202
Summer Jobs: Mayor's Mural Crew
The Mayor's Mural Crew is recruiting youth artists for summer employment. Under the direction
of professional artists, youth artists will learn how to design and execute large-scale wall
paintings on the sides of buildings. Eligible youth, ages 15 to 17, who are residents of
Boston, must show samples of their work, and be registered on the City of Boston's Hopeline
for 2007. Call 617-635-7355 for further info.
Dorchester Arts & Culture Breakfast Club
The Dorchester Arts and Culture Breakfast Club, an informal group that discusses the arts and
arts related developments in Dorchester, meets on the first Friday of every month at 8:30 am.
If you are interested in attending, please e-mail
. This is a FREE event.
BPHC and Obesity
Mayor Menino and the Boston Public Health Commission made a New Years resolution to target
obesity in Boston. The City announced new steps aimed at addressing the public health threat of
obesity in Boston. The new initiatives add to the City’s increasingly multifaceted strategy
addressing this serious health concern, and focus on decreasing the health disparity of obesity
in the African-American and Latino communities.
Kids With Asthma
Boston Public Library Public Campaign - Kids with Asthma Can... Play, Learn, Sleep...
Check out the new dial-a-story, "Buster the Lion Who Has Asthma" read by Arthur’s
pal Buster Baxter. Kids and parents can hear the whole story over the phone by dialing
Boston Public Schools
All About BPS
is a new blog
published by the Communications Office to keep families, staff, and the community informed
about the Boston Public Schools. Also, you can
sign up online
for Boston School Closings Notifications
Numerous private and public scholarships, as well as student loans and other forms of
financial aid, are available to students to help cover the costs of tuition and expenses.
In 1994, Mayor Menino created the City of Boston Scholarship Fund to provide tuition
assistance to successful graduates with financial need. Since then, the fund has awarded
more than $700,000 in scholarships to help hundreds of Boston students pursue post-secondary
education. For application forms and deadlines, visit
South Boston Boxing Club
This is a FREE, educational boxing program for youth ages 10 - 21. No experience is necessary,
and instruction is provided to youth grouped not only by age, but by weight and experience.
The hours of the program are Monday - Friday, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm, and on Saturdays from
10:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information, contact the South Boston Boxing Club at 617-635-1416.
Homegrown in Boston!
Local author and Boston elementary students illustrate new children’s book! A board member
of Generations Incorporated has recently written and published a children’s book,
"Siamese Sam and the Things He Will Eat." This fun and colorful book about a
unique cat was beautifully illustrated by talented students of Boston Public Schools. The
author has contributed all proceeds to Generations Incorporated in order to continue to
provide literacy services within Boston. Generations Incorporated is a non-profit that
unites older adults and youth to strengthen communities. In Dorchester, one of three
neighborhoods that Generations Incorporated focuses on, 111 residents over the age of 55
serve as literacy tutors to children in Dorchester elementary schools and after-school
programs. Last year 811 children were served in Dorchester alone! For more information or
to purchase the book, visit www.generationsinc.org
8th Annual Online Student Essay Contest
This contest, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Citizen Education
Fund, has begun. The theme this year is "Making Democracy Work: Citizens' Rights and
Responsibilities." We hope that young people, teachers, and youth leaders will discuss
the freedoms and rights granted by the U.S. Constitution, such as those in the Bill of
Rights, as well as the responsibilities of citizens to protect those rights and to participate
in government. This contest is open to all Massachusetts students in grades 4 thru 12.
questions, rules, and prize information are available online
Boston Youth Survival Guide
The Black Ministerial Alliance’s High Risk Youth Network has developed a resource guide for
youth at high risk, called the "Boston Youth Survival Guide." A workshop is now
available that provides practitioners, youth workers, and parents an opportunity to learn
about the resources for youth at high risk, to study the guide, and to practice strategies
for engaging youth. The workshop will be an engaging, interactive and informative 2-hour
session. The Medical Foundation / BEST Initiative provides this workshop series for the BMA,
so there is no cost to participants. It is FREE, plus you will receive complimentary copies
of the guide. For more information, contact
Laurie Jo Wallace
at the Medical Foundation. If
you need resources for young people, see www.bostonyouthnet.org/
Mayor's Youth Council Now Accepting Applications
The application deadline is April 13, 2007. Do you know a high school student who wants to make
a difference in their community? The Mayor's Youth Council provides Boston's young people with an
active role in addressing youth issues. We are now accepting applications from high school
sophomores and juniors from every neighborhood of the city to serve as volunteer representatives
on the 2007-08 MYC. WHO CAN APPLY? Teens who will be entering their junior or senior in high
school or an alternative program the following September. Boston residency required. Knowledge of
teen programs and issues preferred. WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT? Representatives attend 2 evening
meetings a month at City Hall (Tuesdays from 5:45 - 7:45pm); participate in Youth Council
meetings with Mayor Menino and city leaders; outreach to peers and youth programs through
mailings, phone calls, and site visits; participate in skill building workshops and community
service projects. Additional activities are available for those who want challenging new
opportunities. The time commitment is approximately 10 hours per month.
Operation HOPE a national nonprofit organization focused on improving our inner city
communities through economic empowerment. In 1996, Operation HOPE began the "Banking on
Our Future" program to address the lack of information that our youth have about
understanding and managing their personal finances. For additional information please contact
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Flu Facts: What You Need to Know
This event was sponsored by BNN, Boston Neighborhood Network Television (BNN), and the Rendon
Group. They are participating in a statewide campaign to promote awareness about the common
flu, the H5N1 Virus (also known as the Avian Virus or Bird Flu), and the possibility of a
pandemic. The Rendon Group, a Boston-based communications company has created "Flu
Facts: What You Need to Know," a 30-minute program that BNN cablecast on BNN’s
News and Information Channel Comcast 9/RCN 15. See the
Department of Public Health’s website
if you have any questions that were not answered by the film.
Mayor Menino Announces Fuel Assistance for Boston Residents. With winter upon us, we all need
to think about how to heat our homes. The City is here to help you find out where you can turn
for fuel assistance. For more information, see
If you would like to join the CSHCA, membership information and flyers are available
at our Membership