November 2005

Items that missed the printed issue:

Veteran's Day Tribute to The Troops, Friday November 11th
From 7:00pm - 12 midnight at Florian Hall -55 Hallet Street- Dorchester. Headline Comedian - Jimmy Tingle
Dancing, Disc Jockey, Color Guard, Military Honors, Raffles, Silent Auction, Prizes, Hot/Cold Buffet and Cash Bar.
Tickets are $20.00 and proceeds to Benefit Troops and their families
$500 scholarships awarded for their education goals.
Click here for a flyer (PDF format)

Note to Seniors
Winter chill?? You may be eligible for fuel assistance. Call ABCD at (617) 357-6012 for more information.

Click Here for CSHCA Beautification Committee Updates

Click Here for CSHCA St. William's Church Committee Updates

Fall Yard Waste Collex
Leaves will not be collected with your regular trash beginning on 10/24. Saturday Leaf Collections begin Oct. 29 and run through 12/10 (not including the Saturday following Thanksgiving). Leaves and yard waste will not be collected in plastic bags. Use open barrels or yard waste paper bags only. Place curbside by 7 AM.

Fall Hazardous Waste Drop-off
November 19th at UMass from 9 AM to 2 PM. No commercial drop-offs. Bring proof of Boston residency. The following is a list of materials which will not be accepted as hazardous waste at each collection:
Explosives, Medical waste, PCB's, Radioactive material, Materials with no hazardous constituents.

Support Our Local Businesses who Support the CSHCA!
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 Avenue
Alliance Auto Glass 902 Dorchester Avenue
Anna's Bakery, Inc. 1035 Dorchester Avenue
At Home Real Estate Group 109 Savin Hill Avenue
Avenue Auto Wholesales, Inc.  1121 Dorchester Avenue
Avenue Liquors 82 Savin Hill Avenue
The Banshee Pub 934 Dorchester Avenue
Bayside Exposition Center 200 Mt. Vernon Street
Best Liquors 1088 Dorchester Avenue
The Boston Globe 135 Morrissey Blvd.
Brook's Pharmacy 1100 Dorchester Avenue
C.F. Donovan's Restaurant 120 Savin Hill Avenue
Coleen’s Flower Shop 912 Dorchester Avenue
Corcoran Jennison Mgmt. 150 Mt. Vernon Street
Creative Wrappings 22 Carson Street  
Dorchester Avenue Auto Repair  887 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester Tire Service, Inc. 1160 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester Market 951 Dorchester Avenue
First Spine & Rehab 916 Dorchester Avenue
Gately Insurance Co. 983A Dorchester Avenue
The Harp & Bard Restaurant 1099 Dorchester Avenue
Lee Myles Transmission 1110 Dorchester Avenue
Lee's Store & Bakery 982 Dorchester Avenue
McKenna’s Café 113 Savin Hill Avenue
Murphy Funeral Home 1020 Dorchester Avenue
Nash’s Pub 1154 Dorchester Avenue
NEALCO Environmental Svcs. 5 Caspian Way
Olde Towne Real Estate 862 Dorchester Avenue
P. Gioioso & Sons Construction 50 Sprague Street, Hyde Park (BWS project)
Pat Jay’s Pharmacy 940 Dorchester Avenue
Restaurante Laura 688 Columbia Road
Savin Hill Variety 110 Savin Hill Avenue
Shanti Restaurant 1111 Dorchester Avenue
SPIRE Printing 65 Bay Street
Sports Lab 1152 Dorchester Avenue
Venice Pizza 39 Savin Hill Avenue
Victorian Realty 1859 Dorchester Avenue
Vina Realty/MSC Travel 988 Dorchester Avenue

Merchant Memberships are $25.00 a year. Please note that this is a non-voting membership. If interested in becoming a Merchant Member please print out and complete the membership form at the bottom of this online newsletter and forward with your check in the amount of $25.00 made payable to the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association. We will list all Merchant Members each month in our newsletter. Funds will be used towards neighborhood improvement projects/activities.

E-lert Information
For the recent incidents in the Columbia Savin Hill area covering the dates of October 3rd through October 22nd, Please click here.

CSHCA Meeting - Childcare Offering
At our monthly general meetings we offer free childcare for our membership and guests. Please bring along any personal items that your child may need during the course of the evening. It is advised that you arrive on the early side so as to give your child some time to adjust and settle in. Our childcare attendant is Diana Michta.

50 / 50 Raffle
The CSHCA runs a 50/50 raffle at each of our general meetings. Tickets are only $1 each and three for $2. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the front desk when signing in. The winning ticket will be drawn at the conclusion of the meeting. Good Luck!!!

The Little House Food Pantry
At our monthly meetings the CSHCA collects non-perishable food, toiletries and household cleaning items to donate to The Little House Food Pantry. We place a collection basket at the sign in desk. Thanks so much !!!

Newsletter Submissions
Do you have you something that you'd like to share in "The Neighbors"? We welcome all appropriate submissions. Letters to the Editor, write-ups about a neighborhood event, local announcements, committee reports...etc. Please keep your written text on the short side, several paragraphs in length, and single spaced. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for clarity and or due to space constraints. Call (617) 282-1277 or email

Our next newsletter deadline is to be announced due to Thanksgiving schedules.

Don't forget to vote November 8th!!!

CSHCA Membership Dues Expire in December
If your membership(s) for 2005-6 have been renewed already... we thank you in advance.

Dorchester Recycling Coalition
To receive your FREE blue recycling bin or for more information about how to recycle call (617) 635-4959.

Pitch in! Put litter in its proper place.

CSHCA Membership Renewal/Application for Membership
Please keep current with your annual membership dues if you wish to remain a voting member in good standing and continue to receive a copy of the newsletter, "The Neighbors". NOTE: Check address label for your membership expiration date. It would be greatly appreciated if your memberships were renewed early.

CSHCA Annual Memberships are only $5 per person ($25 Merchant Sponsor - non-voting member) Checks can be made payable to: CSHCA

Simply print out the form below and give with payment to our Treasurer, Nora McDonnell at our next meeting or mail to:

CSHCA Membership
c/o Ms. Nora McDonnell, CSHCA Treas.
7 Buttonwood Court
Dorchester, MA 02125

Individual membership(s) ____
Merchant Sponsor _____

Name(s): ____________________________________________

Street: _____________________________ Apt: __________

City/Town: ___________________________ State: _____

Postal Code: ____________

Phone: ______________________________

Email: ______________________________

Merchant Sponsor Name: _____________________________

2005 Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association