Upham's Corner News Online | 5.4.12
Synonym for Change - UMass Art Exhibit in Upham's Corner
Got Art? Upham's Corner sure did! - A Terrific Art Exhibit over the Weekend!
Grant to help Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation expand internet literacy in Upham's Corner
With social media and an online presence an important part of every business plan, merchants in Uphams Corner will have a leg up on the competition...
Upham's Corner News Online | 11.24.11
Small Business Saturday in Upham's Corner
The Upham's Corner business district is participating in the nationwide Small Business Saturday (SBS) event on November 26, 2011.
Dorchester Reporter | 11.23.11
Upham's Corner makes case for post office
More than 70 Uphams Corner residents crowded a meeting with United States Postal Service (USPS) officials last Thursday to voice their concern about the possible closure of the neighborhood’s post office.
Boston.com | 11.18.11
Uphams Corner fighting to keep neighborhood Post Office
Uphams Corner residents packed a meeting room Thursday night to let US Postal Service representatives know that they don’t plan on giving up their Post Office without a fight.
Dorchester Reporter | 11.17.11
A call to support Uphams Corner Post Office
The Uphams Corner Post Office branch will undergo a 60-day “discontinuance feasibility study” to review whether the Roxbury and Fields Corner offices, each located less than two miles away, can absorb Uphams Corner’s roughly 30,000 customers in the 02125 zip code.
Upham's Corner News Online | 11.01.11
Sheriff’s Dept Assists Upham’s Corner Main Street
Agreeing to rent space adjacent to the Strand Theatre meant that Main Street would have to perform extensive renovations to both the interior and exterior space. How to fund the work needed was the challenge and that’s when the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department stepped in.
Suffolk County Sheriff's Department | 10.31.11
Sheriff Cabral, Department receive appreciation for role in Upham's Corner office rehab
During their annual meeting, held inside Dorchester’s historic Strand Theater, the Upham’s Corner Main Street (UCMS) organization presented Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral and members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) with a token of appreciation for their assistance in the rehabilitation of the organization’s new headquarters.
Upham's Corner News Online | 06.22.11
Main Street Urban Safari, a Great Success
Despite the sometimes heavy and unceasing rain, the Upham's Corner Main Street Urban Safari was well attended and a great success.
Upham's Corner News Online | 05.25.11
Zachary Cohen Talks About Upham's Corner Main Street
You can think of life as a moving escalator with opportunities for stepping up. You expect the best, you give your best and in the process you get to learn what you're passionate about, the special talents you bring to the plate.
Zachary Cohen, Executive Director, Upham's Corner Main Street is leaving the organization he has served for the last four years, leaving it in much better condition than it was back in 2007.
boston.com | 01.03.11
Upham's Corner Main Street to Move
The new Upham's Corner Main Street office should be opened by the end of the month, according to executive director Zach Cohen, who says the move will punctuate changes within the organization and will revitalize a corner that anchors the busy Dorchester community.
The new space on Columbia Road, which is owned by the Upham's Corner Health Center and was leased to Main Street in September, has seen renovations including new flooring and refinished walls. Now, the organization is just waiting for the finishing touches: a new rug and some office furniture.
El Show de Fernandito | 05.28.10
Upham's Corner Main Street Visits "El Show de Fernandito"
Vice President Liam Day & Executive Director Zachary Cohen discuss the work of UCMS and the upcoming Urban Safari 2010 - BBQ Bash. Hosted by former UCMS employee Fernando Bossa.
Boston Globe | 10.22.09
A brand new look for Uphams Corner
Bundled in coats and hats, a group of history buffs braved the morning chill for an up-close view of Uphams Corner.
During a three-hour excursion into the neighborhood, the sightseers stood on the grand stage of the newly restored Strand Theatre, sat in the old pews in the small sanctuary at aging Pilgrim Church, and got a crash course on the old Dorchester North Burying Ground.
Dorchester Reporter | 10.22.09
Connecting past to future in Upham's Corner
History buffs and area residents strolled through the building where the nation’s first supermarket once thrived, threw balls down the lane of a shuttered candlepin alley, and even took a bow on the stage of the Strand Theatre on Saturday morning.
And organizers of a walking tour of Upham’s Corner hoped that as participants took in the sites where past generations watched movies, worshipped, stabled their horses, and bought their bread, they also would become energized about the neighborhood’s future.
Dorchester Reporter | 3.12.09
Locals seek say in St. Kevin's fate
The former St. Kevin's School on Columbia Road, now listed for sale by the Archdiocese.
The former site of St. Kevin's Parish on Columbia Road is officially on the real estate market, and local civic and business groups are taking steps to make sure their voices are heard before any transaction happens.
Dorchester Reporter | 3.5.09
Shopping promotion gets Uphams Corner man moving
A promotion held over the holiday season helped to increase foot-traffic and sales in the Uphams Corner business district — and resulted in a belated Christmas gift for one lucky customer. Thirty-eight businesses participated in the two-day “Passport to Uphams Corner” event and welcomed as many as 30 passport holders into their stores. “This was an impressive number of participants given that a major snow storm took place on the first day of the event,” said Zach Cohen, the executive director of the Main Streets group in Uphams Corner. The contest required passport holders to visit as many participating stores as possible during the two-day event. It came down to a tiebreaker, as two shoppers ended up visiting 37 stores each. For the tiebreaker, contestants were required to recall names of the businesses they had visited. Troy Crawford, who lives and works in the area, won the tie-breaker, and went home with a new iPod Touch. Cohen says the group plans to repeat the promotion later this year. For further information on UCMS or Passport to Uphams Corner, or to inquire about membership or volunteer opportunities, visit the UCMS website at uphamscorner.org or call 617-265-0363.
Dorchester Reporter | 3.5.09
Brothers drop new anchor in Uphams Corner
There are benefits to having a large family. One of them, it seems, is a set of natural partners in the business world.
That is definitely the case for the Fernandez brothers, who just opened their second Brother's Supermarket on Dudley Street in Uphams Corner last month. The six brothers each have a role in managing or working at one or more of their three liquor stores and two groceries in Roxbury and Dorchester.
Dorchester Reporter | 2.5.09
Renovated Strand ramps up to present bigger shows, films
The Strand Theatre may be on the verge of a breakout year, with a flurry of new productions set to take to the refurbished Uphams Corner stage in the coming months.
Boston Globe | 9.21.08
Strand repairs worth all the bother
You could say the Strand Theatre is an open and shut case. Closed for several months last year, it reopened in November, only to close again in July. The reason for the closings: repairs to the crumbling 89-year-old facility.
Boston Globe | 2.24.08
Rounding corner in revival—Uphams on upswing with renewed theater
Renovation of the Strand Theatre, crown jewel in the revitalization of Uphams Corner, is almost complete, new stores are opening, and a community center is in the works.
Dorchester Reporter | 10.04.07
Brother's Supermarket chosen for Uphams Corner
Uphams Corner businesspeople are excited to get their anchors back, and Jeanne Dubois is particularly excited about the fresh cut meat. Nelson and his brothers Eduardo, German, Victor, Jose and Ambiori, have run a 3,000 square foot store at 46 Washington St. for 18 years. They've owned Brother's Super Liquors at 740 Blue Hill Ave. even longer. The CVS, which replaces America's Food Basket, a grocery that closed in February, will open its doors on Oct. 21, said CVS regional manager of real estate Debbie Constantine.
The Bulletin Newspapers.com | 10.04.07
Supermarket, CVS on tap for Upham’s Corner
The Upham’s Corner community — alongside representatives of
it’s Main Street program and the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation — met with representatives from CVS and Brother’s Market, last Thursday, to discuss the impact and construction of the two business at 776 Dudley St.