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National Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 4th-10th.  This year’s theme is Serve Up Safety in the Kitchen! Perfect way to teach kids about fire safety and a great refresher for adults! Learn more here! 

Virtual Info Session re: Pests in the City

ISD will be hosting an upcoming info session on Monday, October 5th @ 2:30pm on issues related to pest control, as well as registering Short Term Rental units to be in compliance with the City of BostonYou can register here! 

Get Tested!

The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and the City of Boston announce the COVID-19 mobile testing site is now located in Grove Hall and will be there Tuesday – Friday 1pm-5:30pm and Saturday 10am-2:30pm. Testing will be available at no cost for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. No appointment is needed but registration is required. To pre-register, call 617-568-4500.  This is particularly important if you live in 02121 or 02125 due to positivity rates rising.  The mobile testing site is located at at 40 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester (across from Grove Hall Public Library).

Carve or Decorate Pumpkins

This Halloween tradition, typically done at home, is the perfect way to get in the spooky spirit while practicing social distancing. Plus, you can support local by buying your pumpkins from Lambert’s on Morrissey Blvd and The Daily Market in Savin Hill or squash + gourds at the Ashmont Farmers Market open Fridays, from 3-7 PM on the Droser Plaza in at Ashmont MBTA. Save the date – on October 9th – it’s Pumpkin Day at the market perfect for carving or placing on your stoop!

National Frappe Day

If you grew up in New England, you know what a frappe is.  For those of you who didn’t, it’s another word for a milkshake!  October 7th is National Frappe Day so why not celebrate in Dorchester!  Chill on Park has frappes and so does the new ice cream bar at Landmark Public House.


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