Saturday, August 24, 2013

Uphams Corner Street Festival 2013

This years Upham's Corner Street Festival lead by Maxwell McCarthy of Upham's Corner Main Street and a committee of volunteers from the neighborhood was a  success.  Plenty of vendors, food and entertainment.
Former Street Festival Event Organizer Bob Haas was there and happy to see the Upham's Corner Street Festival making a come back. This year Stoughton Street was closed.  Last year the event only made use of the side walks.  For about 10 years prior to that, there was no street festival.  Bob recalls the times when he was running the festival and blocked off part of Columbia Road.  He looks forward to it returning to its former glory.

There is a wonderful new painter in our neighborhood.  So far everytime I've come a across him he's been painting something. The Street festival was no exception.  He was one of the vendors that day.  As soon as he set up and pulled out a clean canvas, he started painting another masterpiece. He was almost complete by the time the festival had ended.

Upham's Corner Liberty Tax Service, I have to say had a large presence at this event. If you didn't notice the groups of people in front of their retail space then you weren't there.

I think I enjoyed the last group to hit the stage the most.  Brian Plautz and his band the most. The saxophone took the lead, but every artist came with a lot of enthusiasm and seem to have their own solo moments. You can find Brian Plautz music at or purchase his music at
You can see of short video summary of the event by visiting: or

(Upham's Corner is a neighborhood in Dorchester MA which is apart of Boston MA)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Mayoral Candidate Forum 2013

Had a great experience at the Mayoral Candidate Forum held in the Strand Theater on August 19, 2013.  12 Candidates remaining including Felix Arroyo, John Barros, Charles Clemons, Dan Conley, John Connolly, Rob Consalvo, Charlotte Golar Richie, Mike Ross, Bill Walczak, Martin Walsh, David James Wyatt and Charles Yancey.
The Strand was packed like I had never see before.  Moderator Callie Crossley questioned candidates trying to understand how they would strengthen small business in our neighborhoods. 
Of course I don't know if either of them will be elected, but Charlotte Richie and Felix Arroyo really stood out to me in this forum as passion well spoken individuals. 
I have had the pleasure of meeting Charles Clemons a few times including a walk held in Dorchester focused on stopping out obesity in our communities.  I've had the pleasure of meeting John Barros at a neighborhood block party promoting neighborhood communication as a way to reduce violence on our streets. 

Good luck to all those running with passion and love for our neighborhoods.  May the best man or women win !!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Interested in Real Estate Investing?

The Boston Wealth Builders which normally holds regular meetings in Dorchester MA to teach attendees about buy-and-hold real estate investing is hosting their largest event ever. However, it is being hosted in Natick MA at the Hampton Inn September 14th. You can find out more by following this link or going to and looking for the Massachusetts Real Estate Investor Trade Show. This will be a great opportunity for real estate investors of all levels and its absolutely FREE.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dorchester Events

          This blog is for recent and upcoming events taking place in and around Dorchester.  Most events showcased are fun events open to the public.  However, all events are welcome including political rallies, fundraisers and business conferences. Use this page to promote an upcoming event in Dorchester or to build excitement for next years event.

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