Twenty five years of Rebuilding and Improving Grove Hall Together by Project RIGHT, Inc. working together with neighborhood residents, youth and our partners!

We thank you for your generous support during the past year.  Please consider the following end of year appeal (for those of you who are state employees, Project RIGHT, Inc. is listed through the COMECC campaign).

 

With support from donors like you, PRI can continue and expand our outreach, prevention activities and organizing throughout our Grove Hall neighborhood.  All donations are appreciated and are tax deductible!

 

Donations can be made online by going to: 

Donate to Project RIGHT

 

 

What your donation can support:

 

$15  -water for one week of basketball to keep our teenagers active

 

$25 –fruit platter for our Grove Hall Senior Empowerment Initiative monthly workshop

 

$55- five hours of a Peer Educator providing prevention information among teenagers

 

$105- pizza for seventy teenagers for one weekly Friday night (7 pm- midnight) session at Roxbury YMCA

 

$264-eight weeks of a Youth Activities Worker co-facilitating a middle school group discussion three periods per week

 

$500-uniforms for the seventeenth season of Mike’s and Al’s Basketball league

 

Checks can be made out to:

Project RIGHT, Inc.

320 A Blue Hill Ave.

Dorchester, MA  02121

 

Donations can be made online by going to: 

Donate to Project RIGHT

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Project RIGHT, Inc. at 617.541.5451.x102 (m_kozu@hotmail.com)   

 

With support from donors like you, PRI can continue and expand our outreach and organizing throughout our Grove Hall neighborhood.  All donations are appreciated and are tax deductible!  

 

Thank you for your generous support!

 

From the Staff and Board of Directors of Project RIGHT, Inc.

Project RIGHT, Inc. – A letter of personal gratitude

Project RIGHT, Inc. – A letter of personal gratitude

Dear Mike (Hall) and Al (Peeples),

 

I am writing this letter to express my sincere gratitude for you being such a wonderful role model, inspirational person, coach and actually a parent to those who never had anyone to look after or look up to.  It was a huge sacrifice of time and commitment from you and your staff to help me especially, and others, to grow and learn that working with one another is good sportsmanship, teamwork and a bigger understanding that it takes more than one person to achieve success and it doesn’t matter where you came from. 

 

Being a part of Mike & Al’s League – it gave us something bigger than we all anticipated, a sense of belonging and high self esteem.  Some from around the neighborhood never experienced the help or support which you provided, especially a fatherly figure.  You kept us out of trouble by taking us on field trips to see colleges and high school teams to inspire us and inform us that we also can make it with dedication and effort.  Even to this day your advice has been valuable and has given me new perspective on things in life such as doubt.  I’ve been let down and discouraged, but I realize failure is a part of taking the next step and growing.  Your leadership and guidance kept so many young minds intact from distractions.  By you being there for us in and out of the league you are much appreciated.  Even in my high school games, you attended and still guided me.  Your ideas had all of the youth energized about the road ahead; to me that was the right innovative thinking we needed to push through so many obstacles we’ve faced growing up. 

 

Again I want to thank you and let you know you are appreciated for what you have spilled upon us.  You devoted so much time to us and teaching us not only the mechanics of basketball but many values that I am sure we will always need throughout life.  In a day and age where everyone seems so busy you were there and I appreciate it and the gift of yourself and your time.

 

Sincerely,

 

Raheem “Radio” Singleton

 

Participant in Mike and Al’s Summer and Winter Basketball League

High School:  Madison Park Technical Vocational High School (Class of 2008)

College:  University of Maine (Class of 2012)

Currently Playing for Saint John Mill Rats (National Basketball League of Canada)

Neighborhood Meetings/Updates

The following information is provided by the organizations and individuals listed below:

-Boston Neigh. Walk for Peace, Mon. 9.21, 6 PM, Lilla Frederick Pilot MS, 270 Columbia Road
-PRI Free Paint Night with SPARC!, Mon. Sept 21, 6 AM, GH Comm. Center, 51 Geneva Ave (space is limited, please rsvp)
-GHYWA meeting, Wed., 9.23.15, 10 AM, Burke High School, 60 Washington St
-Trotter School Parent Council/ Community meeting_Wed. 9.23.15, Trotter, 135 Humboldt Ave
-AG Action Hours, Wed. Sept 23, 4 – 7 pm, Haitian Multi Service Center, 185 Columbia Road
-Join Project RIGHT as we help collect signatures for the Fair Share Amendment Campaign

-Boston Neigh. Walk for Peace, Sat. 9.26, 6 PM, Pleasant Hill Bapt. Church, 155 Humboldt Ave.

 

For updated information on what Project RIGHT, Inc. (PRI) is working on in Grove Hall, or issues that may impact the neighborhood, go to www.facebook.com/PRI.GroveHall

or to our new website (www.projectrightinc.org).

 

Remember, call 911 (they have a new system so if you are using a cellphone and in Boston, your call should be answered by the Boston Police Department) if you have a public safety issue.

Introducing Boston 311

For non-emergency Boston city services

Each day we accept hundreds of reports of graffiti, burnt out street lights, missed trash collection, and more over the phone, social media, and mobile app. We've now aligned these reporting services under the name Boston 311.

What does this mean for you? You'll still be accessing the same non-emergency city services, but in a way that's easier to remember, use, and recommend.

How to Use 311:

You can access 311 services wherever you are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every report you make helps us maintain and improve our city.

 

Dial 311 within Boston City limits to connect with our call center. 617-635-4500 still works too or go the city website, (www.boston.gov/311 ) if you have a city service non-emergency issue.  We need to be actively contacting this numbers and utilizing the city’s website.  Your participation has been critical to the accomplishments in Grove Hall.

 

PRI thanks you for your generous support during the past year and now that we are in 2015, please consider providing support to the variety of organizing campaigns and prevention initiatives that we have going on (for those of you who are state and city employees, Project RIGHT, Inc. is also listed through the COBECC campaigns):

 

Donate to Project RIGHT

1)

Neighborhood Walk starting from Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

 

Please Join Project RIGHT, Inc., your neighbors, your schools, your community & faith based institutions and your public/law enforcement representatives in the Grove Hall neighborhood walks from the Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School (Monday, Sept. 21, 6 PM).

 

Monday, 9/21, 6 pm from Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, 270 Columbia Rd.

Saturday, 9/26, 6 pm from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 155 Humboldt Ave

 

(See the below message via the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute for more information)

 

From: events@ldbpeaceinstitute.org

Boston Neighborhoods Walk for Peace

 

As we all know, the recent weeks have been very difficult for many of our neighbors and neighborhoods. At the request of Commissioner Evans, many of us came together on August 17 to talk and work towards things that we can do together to disrupt and ultimately stop the violence in our city. 

 

Although many thoughts and ideas were shared, a most immediate and tangible step that the Mayor asked we do together is schedule a series of neighborhood walks to engage together with parts of our city that have witnessed and suffered from the most recent acts of violence. 

 

We ask that you forward to all of your networks. 

 

Rev. Scott offered the following thought, "There were many forces that drove Boston's violence dramatically downward in the 1990s. One was a lot people working hard, together. The other was people praying. In the Jewish and Christian traditions we are told to 'Seek the peace of the city. Pray ... for it.' These walks are seeking peace. As we walk many of us will pray in our hearts for peace. Please join us in this and continue to find ways, many ways, to build relationships with and create opportunity for the young people of our City." 

 

Rev. Scott will be present at each walk and coordinate the route in each neighborhood with those present from that specific area.

 

Spread the word and come out for Neighborhood Walks.

Contact Linda LoPriore for more information at linda.lopriore@boston.gov.

 

2.

Project RIGHT, Inc. and Sparc! The Artmobile present

A Free Paint Night! (a few seats remain, please rsvp…if you are unable to come, please let us know so we can use this seat for someone else who can come)…for all ages

 

Monday evening, Sept. 21, 2015, 6 pm

Grove Hall Community Center

51 Geneva Ave, Grove Hall

All tools are provided for all ages!

Rsvp:  Aljemall Peeples (aljemallpeeples@yahoo.com617.212.9228)

Co sponsored by Grove Hall Community Centers/Boston Centers for Youth & Families and Center for Art and Community Partnerships/ MASSART

 

3.

Grove Hall Youth Workers Alliance

Meeting

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

noon– 1:30 PM

 

(It is a new school year…what are our priorities?)

 

Jeremiah E Burke High School

60 Washington Street, rm. 303 – enter through main door and sign in at main office, signs will direct you to the meeting room space

 

(street parking is available  <street cleaning does take place on Wednesdays after 12 noon, look at the signs, for directions, call 617.541.5451.x102)

 

Discuss your plans and activities.  There are lots of exciting initiatives underway! 

 

GHYWA is provided support through the Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative/  former Boston Weed and Seed Site, Boston Public Health Commission, Mayor Marty Walsh, Department of Public Health, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Boston Police Department, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s Office, Hayden, Hyams, Boston, Yawkey, Cummings, and anonymous Fnds, Children’s Hospital and Tufts Medical Center.

 

4.

William Monroe Trotter K-6 School Parent Council and community meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

6 PM

135 Humboldt Ave.

 

Please join the Trotter School Parent Council and representatives from the Boston Public School community, Boston Police Department, your neighbors from the Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association and Project RIGHT and many other representatives to address outstanding building issues and other community safety concerns. Please support the Trotter parents in their organizing campaign.

 

5.

It has been a great pleasure working with your organization. We’ve noticed the wonderful opportunities that your office provides to your community and we look forward to further developing our relationship. To that end, we urge you to invite us to any upcoming events you are hosting or know of by sending invitations and information agocommunityengagment@MassMail.State.MA.US.

 

The Catholic Charities of Greater Boston is the community partner for our next Community Action Hours event. Staff and attorneys from the Attorney General’s Office will be available to speak with constituents about the resources our office has to offer, with a particular focus on worker’s rights, but also on consumer issues, civil rights issues, foreclosure, victim and witness assistance. As we work to implement both Earned Sick Time and the Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights, we want to make sure all workers in the Commonwealth are aware of these important new laws. 

 

Here are the details:

 

What: The Attorney General’s Community Action Hours

When: Next Wednesday, September 23rd from 4pm to 7pm

Where: Haitian Multi Service Center at 185 Columbia Road, Suite 134, Dorchester, MA 02121

 

Please let us know if you or someone you know may be interested in attending. RSVP to communityengagement@state.ma.us or 617-963-2541.

 

6.

 

(Please join Project RIGHT as we help collect signatures for the Fair Share Amendment Campaign, we have petitions here at the office if you wish to help collect signatures or to sign the petition!  Call us at 617.541.5451.x102 or m_kozu@hotmail.com)

 

This week, MCAN and our partners at Raise Up Massachusetts launched the Fair Share Amendment Campaign, and our signature gathering period has officially begun. Will you join us in collecting signatures? Email us and we’ll mail you petition forms.
This is an opportunity of a generation to make systemic economic change - to create an economy where we all contribute to a future of abundance for our children. Our faith traditions teach us that all things belong to God, and that as stewards of land and wealth, we each have a responsibility to help build a beloved community where every one of God’s children can thrive. 


But right now, our economic system in MA does not reflect these values. Right now, millionaires pay a smaller share of their income in state and local taxes than everyone else. This is largely because low and middle-income earners pay a higher share of their income in sales taxes and property taxes, and due to the tax benefits for the wealthiest residents. 


This amendment will raise $1.3 billion annually in new state revenue by raising taxes on income over $1 million by 4%, and ensure that we all pay our fair share. The revenue will be dedicated to investing in education (public schools, pre-school, state colleges) and transportation (fixing roads, bridges, and the MBTA and regional transit systems) – the future of our children, and the reliability of our livelihoods. 
We have from now until November 15th to collect 100,000 petition signatures. We can do it, but we’ll need your help. 


**Can you please get 10+ of your friends, co-workers, church or synagogue members, or other people to sign this petition? If you think you can do it, reply to this email with your name, mailing address, email, and phone number to let us know, and we’ll send you petition forms.


Thanks and with peace,
Lew Finfer and the MCAN staff and leaders
PS: We’re proud of the two MCAN leaders who will be listed on the petition as some of the first signers - Debbie Frontierro, a leader in our ECCO affiliate and Rev. Jose Encarnacion, a leader in our Worcester Interfaith affiliate.

 

The above information is compiled by Michael Kozu, PRI Community Coordinator (617.541.5451.x102 or m_kozu@hotmail.com).  To unsubscribe, reply back with message to unsubscribe.

Grove Hall Youth Workers Alliance Meeting

Wednesday, March

18, 2015

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Melnea Cass Recreation Complex

120 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 

(street parking is available, for directions, call 617.541.5451.x102)

 Discuss your school year plans.  There are lots of exciting initiatives underway!  Check out the exciting activities at the Melnea Cass Recreational Complex!

 Discuss your plans and activities.  There are lots of exciting initiatives underway!

 GHYWA is provided support through the Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative, Boston Public Health Commission, Mayor Marty Walsh, Department of Public Health, Boston Police Department, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s Office, MassHousing, Choice Neighbohood/ JCS,  Hayden, Hyams,  Yawkey, Cummings, Citizens Bank and anonymous Fnds and Children’s Hospital.

 For more information, call Michael Kozu (Project RIGHT, Inc.) at 617.541.5451.x102)

Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team 

(we will meet at PRI...with the weather forecast I was tempted to hold our walk outside!)
 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6 pm

we are at Project RIGHT, Inc.

320 A Blue Hill Avenue .

 

We will get restarted back on Wednesday March 11 at 6 pm (weather permitting!) at PRI (mk)

 

(contact us at 617.839.2847 if you are planning to come, we may check out some sites) 

(next meeting will be Wed. March 25, 2015, 1 PM, depending upon the issues will determine our location) 

Please let us know if you have any issues of problem properties that we need to address during our regular walk/ meeting of the Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team (from Dudley Street to Franklin Park Zoo)  

Through your emails and phone calls about problem locations, you can make a difference! 

Thank you for the strong community turnout and your feedback has been key for us to address many different issues. Tell us what are the Blue Hill Ave. Neighborhood Response Team issues that we must address!  

Thank you for your leadership and support, our accomplishments are only made possible through your input and involvement, now for us to continue to make progress, your comments and insights are even more needed! We also want to monitor the status of the issues, we have been addressing previously along Blue Hill Avenue from Dudley Street.   We need to hear from you on what else needs to be targeted.    

(m_kozu@hotmail.com< mailto:m_kozu@hotmail.com> or 617.541.5451.x102 

(if you are running late, then call 617.839.2847 to find out where we are  

(Focus on Blue Hill Avenue from Dudley St. - Franklin Park Zoo)  

 The Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team includes the Inspectional Services Department, Boston Police Department, B-2, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, Department of Public Works, Boston Transportation Department, Boston Public Health Commission’s Tobacco Control Program and several other city agencies, Project RIGHT, Inc., Reps. Liz Malia, Gloria Fox and Evandro Carvalho, Councilors Tito Jackson, Charles Yancey, and Ayanna Pressley, Candace Sealey (Congressman Michael Capuano's Office), Zoo New England and many other community agencies 

BHA NRT Meeting

Due to extended winter weather we are cancelling the BHA NRT meeting for
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 1 pm

we are at Project RIGHT, Inc.

320 A Blue Hill Avenue .

 

we will get restarted back on Wednesday March 11 at 6 pm (weather permitting!) at PRI (mk)


 

Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team 

(contact us at 617.839.2847 if you are planning to come, we may check out some sites) 

(next meeting will be Wed. February 11, 2015, 6 PM, depending upon the issues will determine our location) 

Please let us know if you have any issues of problem properties that we


need to address during our regular walk/ meeting of the Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team (from Dudley Street to Franklin Park Zoo)  

Through your emails and phone calls about problem locations, you can make a difference! 

Thank you for the strong community turnout and your feedback has been key for us to address many different issues. Tell us what are the Blue Hill Ave. Neighborhood Response Team issues that we must address!  

Thank you for your leadership and support, our accomplishments are only made possible through your input and involvement, now for us to continue to make progress, your comments and insights are even more needed! We also want to monitor the status of the issues, we have been addressing previously along Blue Hill Avenue from Dudley Street.   We need to hear from you on what else needs to be targeted.    

(m_kozu@hotmail.com< mailto:m_kozu@hotmail.com> or 617.541.5451.x102 

(if you are running late, then call 617.839.2847 to find out where we are  

(Focus on Blue Hill Avenue from Dudley St. - Franklin Park Zoo)  

 The Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team includes the Inspectional Services Department, Boston Police Department, B-2, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, Department of Public Works, Boston Transportation Department, Boston Public Health Commission’s Tobacco Control Program and several other city agencies, Project RIGHT, Inc., Reps. Liz Malia, Gloria Fox and Evandro Carvalho, Councilors Tito Jackson, Charles Yancey, and Ayanna Pressley, Candace Sealey (Congressman Michael Capuano's Office), Zoo New England and many other community agencies 
 

 

Grove Hall Seniors Workshop

Please join us for the Grove Hall Seniors Workshop, Tuesday, December 16, 2014;

 

DATE: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

TIME:  11 AM -1:00 PM

PLACE:  Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Avenue

 

Speakers will include a presentation from Lorna Heron (City of Boston’s Elderly Commission), Michael Kincade (Central Boston Elder Services) and other informative presenters

 

Thank you.

Grove Hall Senior Empowerment Initiative

Project RIGHT, Inc.

617.541.5451.x102

Sponsored by Project Right.  Co-Sponsored by the Grove Hall Community Center and Garrison-Trotter Neighborhood Association.    Funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation.  For more information, contact 617-541-5451, x102. For a ride, call Project Right, Inc., 617-541-5451, x102, or m_kozu@hotmail.com.

Grove Hall VIP/ Peace Council Meeting

Please join city agency staff, your neighbors and community & business leaders for the

 

Grove Hall VIP/ Peace Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 

Project RIGHT, Inc.

320 A Blue Hill Avenue

 

Join us and meet with us on how we can make our neighborhood safer!

(We will discuss several different prevention projects including VIP neighborhood mobilizers, Trauma, REACH, STRYVE, Violence against women and other important issues).  Your input and participation is needed!

 

Please call 617-541-5454.x102 (Project RIGHT, Inc.) for more information. (m_kozu@hotmail.com)

 

Supporters-(List In formation)

Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, Representative Gloria Fox, Representative Liz Malia, Representative Evandro Carvalho, Councilor Tito Jackson, Councilor Charles Yancey, Councilor Ayanna Pressley, Project RIGHT, Inc., Boston Public Health Commission (Violence, Intervention and Prevention), Boston Police Department, B-2, MA Department of Public Health, Division of Violence Prevention, MassHousing, Grove Hall Youth Outreach Connection, Grove Hall Safe Neighborhood Initiative, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation, Mothers for Justice and Equality, Charles “Poncho” Brown, Zoo New England

(let us know if you wish to be listed as a supporter)

 

The above information is compiled by Michael Kozu, PRI Community Coordinator (617.541.5451.x102 or m_kozu@hotmail.com).  To unsubscribe, reply back with message to unsubscribe.

Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team

Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team 

We are inside for the next few months until the weather warms up!
(Also, for November and December we will meet once a month on the 
second Wednesday at 6 PM due to the holidays)

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6 pm

we are at Project RIGHT, Inc.

320 A Blue Hill Avenue .

 

(contact us at 617.839.2847 if you are planning to come, we may check out some sites) 

(next meeting will be Wed. January 14, 2015, 6 PM, depending upon the issues will determine our location) 

Please let us know if you have any issues of problem properties that we need to address during our regular walk/ meeting of the Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team (from Dudley Street to Franklin Park Zoo)  

Through your emails and phone calls about problem locations, you can make a difference! 

Thank you for the strong community turnout and your feedback has been key for us to address many different issues. Tell us what are the Blue Hill Ave. Neighborhood Response Team issues that we must address!  

Thank you for your leadership and support, our accomplishments are only made possible through your input and involvement, now for us to continue to make progress, your comments and insights are even more needed! We also want to monitor the status of the issues, we have been addressing previously along Blue Hill Avenue from Dudley Street.   We need to hear from you on what else needs to be targeted.    

(m_kozu@hotmail.com< mailto:m_kozu@hotmail.com> or 617.541.5451.x102 

(if you are running late, then call 617.839.2847 to find out where we are  

(Focus on Blue Hill Avenue from Dudley St. - Franklin Park Zoo)  

The Blue Hill Avenue Neighborhood Response Team includes the Inspectional Services Department, Boston Police Department, B-2, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, Department of Public Works, Boston Transportation Department, Boston Public Health Commission’s Tobacco Control Program and several other city agencies, Project RIGHT, Inc., Reps. Liz Malia, Gloria Fox and Evandro Carvalho, Councilors Tito Jackson, Charles Yancey, and Ayanna Pressley, Candace Sealey (Congressman Michael Capuano's Office), Zoo New England and many other community agencies