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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.
  • 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.
  • Boston Local Development Corporation works to increase employment opportunities for Boston residents by providing small business loans with a focus on commercial, industrial and service companies.
  • Boston SCORE provides free counseling and mentoring to those who wish to start or build existing businesses and conducts free and low cost workshops on a variety of topics ranging from the business basics of marketing, finance and management to social media marketing.
  • through the Boston Public Library provides video courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills, taught by recognized industry experts.

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

Community Resources

The Greater Ashmont Area Associations map includes neighborhoods associations bordering the Greater Ashmont Main Street business district and those substantially in our catchment area. There are, of course, many other associations in Dorchester outside the scope of our map. Some of the closest are indicated with title only (but not borders). In such cases, the marker on our map may not be central to the associations area. See our list of Neighborhood Associations below for contact information and more. While we make every effort to keep our information up-to-date, please refer to the associations own channels for latest on meeting times, locations, and officers.

Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association
Meets first Thursdays, Boston Cement Local 534
Pat O’Neil,
P.O. Box 240163
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association

Ashmont Hill Association
Meets fourth Thursday, 7pm | varying residence
Vicki Rugo,
P.O. Box 240217
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: Ashmont Hill, Dorchester, MA

Ashmont Valley Neighborhood Association
Meets 14th of the month, 6:30pm | Dorchester YMCA
Andrea Wong,
Leslie Jackson,
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: Ashmont Valley Neighborhood Association

Codman Square Neighborhood Council 617-297-8472
Meets first Wed, 7pm | 6 Norfolk St. Codman Sq. Great Hall
Cynthia Loesch-Johnson
14 Euclid St.
Dorchester, Ma 02124
f: CodmanSquareNeighborhoodCouncil

Melville Park Association
Meets thirst Thursday, 6:30pm | Epiphany School
Rob Bell,
Dorchester, MA 02124

Peabody Slope Neighborhood Association
Meets first Monday, 7pm | Henderson School
Luis Jimenez
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: Peabody Slope Neighborhood Association

Pope’s Hill Neighborhood Association
Meets fourth Wednesday, 7pm | Murphy School
Jon Schneiderman
Dorchester, MA 02122

St. Marks Area Civic Assoc.                     617-922-1990
Meets last Tuesday, 7pm | St. Mark’s Catholic Church
Doug Hurley,
Dorchester, MA 02124

TNT Neighbors United                           857-301-8650
Meets last Wednesday,  6:45pm | 86 Southern Ave.
Maridena Rojas,
f: TNTDorchester

Bay Cove Early Intervention
105 Victory Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02122


The Boston Home
2049 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: TheBostonHome | t: TheBostonHome


Carney Hospital
2100 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: CarneyHospital | t: CarneyHospital


Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington St.
Dorchester MA 02124
f: CodmanHealth | ig: CodmanHealth | t: CodmanHealth
617- 822-8271


Dorchester YMCA
776 Washington St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: DorchesterYMCA | t: Dorchester_YMCA


Dot House Health
1353 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02122
f: DotHouseHealth | t: DotHouseHealth


Harbor Health Neponset Health Center
398 Neponset Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02122
f: HarborHealthSI | t: Harbor_Health


Healthworks Community Fitness
(women & children)
450 Washington St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: HealthworksCommunityFitness | ig: Healthworks_CF | t: Healthworks_CF


Kit Clark Senior
1500 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02122

645 Washington St.
Dorchester, MA 02124


St. Joseph Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
321 Centre St.
Dorchester, MA 02122
t: StJoseph_Rehab


Standish Village
1190 Adams St.
Boston, MA 02124
f: StandishVillage ig: StandishVillage t: StandishSeniors

Calvary Community Church
Pastor Michael Ferrini
286 Ashmont St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: calvaryboston | t: calvaryboston


First Baptist Church in Dorchester
401 Ashmont St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: FBCDorchester


Iglesia Adventista Del Septimo Dia Bethel
Pastor Miguel Calderon
1 Dix St.
Dorchester, MA 02122


Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
29 Parkman St.
Dorchester, MA 02122


Life Church
Pastors Rocklyn and Eva Clarke
154 Centre St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: lifechurchboston


Parish of All Saints
Father Michael J. Godderz, Rector
209 Ashmont St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: Parish of All Saints Ashmont
t: pasashmont


St. Mark’s Parish
1725 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: StMarksParish

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
t: JosephLeeSchool


Kenny Elementary School, K1-5
19 Oakton Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02122
f: tjkennyschool


Lee Academy Pilot School K1-2
25 Dunbar Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: leeacademypilot | t: leeacademypilot


Richard Murphy School, K0-8
1 Worrell St.
Dorchester, MA 02122
t: MurphyK8School


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, K0-1
1669 Dorchester Ave.
Boston, MA 02124

Upper Campus, 2-12
18 Croftland Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02124
t: Hinclusion

Brooke High School
197 Centre St.
Dorchester, MA 02124


Codman Academy Public Charter School, K-12
637 Washington St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: Codman Academy Charter Public School
t: CodmanA


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
f: ConservatoryLab | ig: ConservatoryLab | t: ConservatoryLab


Roxbury Preparatory Charter School
Lucy Stone Campus, 5-8
22 Regina Road
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: RoxburyPrepCharter | ig: RoxburyPrepCS | t: RoxburyPrepCS


Neighborhood House Charter School
Lower School, K1-7
21 Queen St.
Dorchester, MA 02122

Upper School, 8-12
2220 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: Neighborhood House Charter School | t: TheNHCS

Cross Factor Academy, K-12
670 Washington St.
Dorchester, MA 02124


Epiphany School, 5-8
154 Centre St.
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: TheEpiphanySchool | t: Epiphany_School


Saint Brendan School, K-6
29 Rita Road
Dorchester, MA 02124
f: saintbrendansschool | ig: saintbrendansschool


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
f: sjp2ca | t: sjp2ca | ig: sjp2ca_lowermills

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
f: ashmontnurseryschool | t: AshmontNSchool

Mayor Martin Walsh
Dave Cotter, Dorchester Neighborhood Liaison
Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
1 City Hall Sq., Rm. 805
Boston, MA 02201
f: MartyForBoston ig: MartyForBoston t: ONSdorchester


Clr. Frank Baker
District 3, Boston City Council
1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550
Boston, MA 02201
f: Boston City Councilor Frank Baker


Clr. Andrea Campbell
District 4, Boston City Council
1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550
Boston, MA 02201
f: andreajoycampbell | ig: campbelldistrict4 | t: CampbellforD4


Clr. Annissa Essaibi-George
At-large, Boston City Council
1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550
Boston, MA 02201
f: AnnissaForBoston | ig: annissaessaibigeorge
t: AnnissaForBos


Clr. Michael Flaherty
At-large, Boston City Council
1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550
Boston, MA 02201
f: flahertyfanpage | ig: michaelfflaherty | t: mfflaherty


Clr. Ayanna Pressley
At-large, Boston City Council
1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550
Boston, MA 02201
f: ayannapressley2 | ig: ayannapressley | t: ayannapressley


Clr. Michelle Wu
At-large, Boston City Council, President
1 City Hall Square, Ste. 550
Boston, MA 02201
f: michelleforboston | ig: wutrain | t: wutrain


Maureen Feeney
City Clerk
1 City Hall Square, Rm 601
Boston, MA 02201


Stephen Murphy
Register of Deeds
24 New Chardon St.
Boston, MA 02114
617 788-6221
t: StephenJMurphy8


Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins
Suffolk County
20 Bradston St.
Boston, MA 02118
f: sheriffstevetompkins | t: SheriffSuffolk


Sen. Nick Collins
1st Suffolk, MA Senate
24 Beacon St., Rm 410
Boston, MA, 02133
f: lindadorcenaforry | t: ldforry


Rep. Daniel Cullinane
12th Suffolk, MA House
24 Beacon St., Rm 121
Boston, MA, 02133
f: CullinaneForRep | t: RepDanCullinane


Rep. Russell E. Holmes
6th Suffolk, MA House
24 Beacon St., Rm 254
Boston, MA, 02133
f: VoteRussellHolmes | t: VoteRussell


Rep. Daniel J. Hunt
13th Suffolk, MA House
24 Beacon St., Rm 473B
Boston, MA, 02133
f: DanHuntforRep | t: RepDanHunt

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