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Commercial Resources

Through integration with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Greater Ashmont MS is the gateway to many valuable City of Boston programs for small businesses. These include:

  • ReStore Boston helps neighborhood business and property owners with storefront improvements. ReStore Boston has provided professional design services to over 300 businesses and completed 80 storefront improvement projects.
  • Boston Buying Power allows small businesses to benefit from competitive electricity and natural gas rates negotiated by an outside broker on behalf of the purchasing group.
  • Renew Boston provides Boston businesses with technical assistance and financial incentives through energy efficiency upgrades and solar energy installations.  Its energy efficiency incentives will pay for up to 70% of the total cost of retrofitting lighting and mechanical systems.  Further, through the Race to Solar program, companies that have installed over 700 kW of rooftop solar PV to date and are currently saving thousands of dollars a year.
  • On-Site Business Assistance Private sector experts, such as those at Main Street Partners, can help businesses improve their financial management; improve the customer experience and increase customer loyalty; better use their space; develop and implement a growth strategy; better manage inventory; improve employee management; choose the right technology to improve business operations; identify and apply for financing options; and develop a marketing strategy.  All of these services are coordinated for the Main Street district business by Greater Ashmont MS and staff at Boston Main Streets and are provided at no cost to the business owner.
  • Zoning and Permitting Support  Experienced staff at the Department of Neighborhood Development are available to assist businesses with obtaining the necessary licensing and permits to open or expand their businesses.
  • The Neighborhood Restaurant Initiative is an effort to to support the revitalization of the city’s commercial districts. The initiative provides a menu of resources ranging from business instruction to assistance with licensing and permitting, to marketing and design, and also includes a financing option.
  • Partners with Nonprofits provides matching grants up to $25,000 to help nonprofit organizations enhance the infrastructure of facilities that serve the immediate community. Awards are made annually based upon a competitive Request-for-Proposal process.
  • The Boston Loan Development Corporation provides loans of up to $250,000 for businesses in, or relocating to, the City of Boston. These loans can be used when buying a new business property, purchasing equipment and machinery, constructing an addition to an existing plant, making leasehold improvements or providing working capital to grow your business.
  • Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) advances Boston’s women entrepreneurs by providing the skills, technical assistance and network they need to launch and grow their business.

For more information about participating any of these City of Boston programs, please contact the Greater Ashmont MS Executive Director.

Community Resources

Calvary Community Church

286 Ashmont St.

Dorchester, MA 02124


First Baptist Church in Dorchester

401 Ashmont St.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Iglesia Adventista Del Septimo Dia Bethel

1 Dix St.

Dorchester, MA 02122


Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

27 Parkman St.

Dorchester, MA 02122


Life Church Ministries

4 Allston St.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Parish of All Saints

209 Ashmont St.

Dorchester, MA 02124


St. Mark’s Parish

1725 Dorchester Ave.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association

Pat O’Neil –

P.O. Box 240163

Dorchester, MA 02124


Ashmont Hill Association

Vicki Rugo –

P.O. Box 240217

Dorchester, MA 02124


Ashmont Valley Neighborhood Association

Andrea Wong –

Leslie Jackson –

Dorchester, MA 02124

Melville Park Association

Rob Bell, President

Dorchester, MA 02124

Peabody Slope Neighborhood Association

Luis Jimenez –

Dorchester, MA 02124

Pope’s Hill Neighborhood Association

Jon Schneiderman,

Dorchester, MA 02122

St. Marks Area Civic Association

Doug Hurley –

Dorchester, MA 02124


Community Academy of Science and Health, 9-12

11 Charles Street

Dorchester, MA 02122


Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School, K1-5

40 School St.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Joseph Lee School, K1-8

155 Talbot Ave.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Kenny Elementary School, K1-5

19 Oakton Ave.

Dorchester, MA 02122


Lee Academy Pilot School K1-2

25 Dunbar Ave.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Richard Murphy School, K0-8

1 Worrell St.

Dorchester, MA 02122


TechBoston Academy, 6-12

9 Peacevale Road

Dorchester, MA 02124


Up Academy Dorchester, K1-8

35 Westville St.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School

Lower Campus, K0-2

1669 Dorchester Ave.

Boston, MA 02124


Upper Campus, 3-12

18 Croftland Ave.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Bridge Boston Charter School, 2-5

18 Sommerset St.

Dorchester, MA 02122


Codman Academy Public Charter School, K-12

637 Washington St.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Conservatory Lab Charter School

Primary School, 1-3

133 Hancock St.

Dorchester, MA 02124

Elementary & Middle Schools, 4-8

2120 Dorchester Ave.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Roxbury Preparatory Charter School

Lucy Stone Campus, 5-8

22 Regina Road

Dorchester, MA 02124


Neighborhood House Charter School, K-12

21 Queen St.

Dorchester, MA 02122


Cross Factor Academy, K-12

670 Washington St.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Epiphany School, 5-8

154 Centre St.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Saint Brendan School, K-6

29 Rita Road

Dorchester, MA 02124


Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy, K-8

Lower Mills Campus

2222 Dorchester Ave.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Neponset Campus

239 Neponset Ave.

Dorchester, MA 02122


A Child’s View Early Learning Center, 15mo-7yo

Dorchester Location

11 Ashmont St.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Ashmont Nursery School, 22mo-6yo

1 Ashmont St.

Dorchester, MA 02124


Mayor Martin Walsh

Dave Cotter, Dorchester Neighborhood Liaison

Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services

1 City Hall Sq., Rm. 805

Boston, MA 02201


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Clr. Frank Baker

District 3, Boston City Council

1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550

Boston, MA 02201


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Clr. Andrea Campbell

District 4, Boston City Council

1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550

Boston, MA 02201

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Clr. Annissa Essaibi-George

At-large, Boston City Council

1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550

Boston, MA 02201


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Clr. Michael Flaherty

At-large, Boston City Council

1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550

Boston, MA 02201


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Clr. Ayanna Pressley

At-large, Boston City Council

1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550

Boston, MA 02201


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Clr. Michelle Wu

At-large, Boston City Council, President

1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550

Boston, MA 02201


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Maureen Feeney

City Clerk

1 City Hall Square, Rm 601

Boston, MA 02201



Stephen Murphy

Register of Deeds

24 New Chardon Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02114

617 788-6221

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Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins

Suffolk County

20 Bradston St.

Boston, MA 02118

617-635-1000 ext 2100

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Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry

1st Suffolk, MA Senate

24 Beacon St., Rm 410

Boston, MA, 02133


Rep. Daniel Cullinane

12th Suffolk, MA House

24 Beacon St., Rm 121

Boston, MA, 02133


Rep. Russell E. Holmes

6th Suffolk, MA House

24 Beacon St., Rm 254

Boston, MA, 02133


Rep. Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk, MA House

24 Beacon St., Rm 473B

Boston, MA, 02133


Peabody Square Parking Map

Looking for a place to park when frequenting some of our Greater Ashmont Main Street businesses? Here’s a handy guide to help out.

Public parking for Peabody Square businesses is available on Dorchester Avenue, with spaces most frequently available just north and south of Ashmont Station. Public parking is free and located within a short (less than five minute walk) from area restaurants, retailers, and service businesses.

Better yet, leave your care and take transit. Our district is conveniently accessed by the MBTA Red Line, Mattapan Trolley, bicycle, or Bus service by lines including 15, 18, 21, 215, 217, 22, 23, 24/27, 240, 26, 27. Our office, the Ashmont MBTA stop, and bicycle parking are also indicated below.

Reference the map below to check parking restrictions or download a copy here