Best of Bowdoin Newsletter June 2016

"Our Bowdoin/Geneva" Campaign

Our BGEarly Monday evenings, when people are rushing home after a long day of work, school, and life responsibilities Bowdoin Street Health Center hosts a community group whose focus in on the change they want to see in their neighborhood.

This community group, diverse in race, color, age, and ethnicity, come together for the same reason: the care and concern of the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood of Dorchester.


Looking Up Longfellow Street

LongfellowBy Ed Cook

I live in the center of Dorchester: Ward 15, St. Peter’s parish, Bowdoin/Geneva. Once known as Dorchester Center. Home to some of the best residential architecture in the country.

Birthplace of people who have made a great difference in our city and country like John King (CNN political commentator), Bill Bratton (police leader from Boston to LA), Karen Charles Peterson (Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications Cable) and, seemingly, of half of the parents of residents of the South Shore (“my mother grew up on Mt. Ida Road”) etc.



TrainchangeOn Thursday afternoons, Dunia Goncalvez, a Boston native and mother of one, welcomes an afterschool group of boys and girls for their weekly exercise class. Dunia is one of the newest fitness instructors at the newly designed Wellness Center at Bowdoin Street Health Center in Dorchester’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood.


Contact Information

Bowdoin Street Health Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
230 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
617.754.0230 or 617.754.0220