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About the Wake up the Earth Festival in JP 2014. It’s starting now.

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Lying dormant in the winter, this yellow bush will wake up in Spring year after year all by itself, as long as we treat the earth right.

There is always a diverse, large, lively and well mannered crowd attending the Wake up the Earth Festival held at the Stony Brook T stop area in Jamaica Plain on the

This 20 plus year tradition is a victim of its own success for all the right reasons. The action begins weeks before parade and festival day when organizers ask the communities of Jamaica Plain and Dudley Commons to start making creative to showcase. Donations help defray the cost of labor and material.

There is corporate and community support behind this, because some parts in this production, like the main concert stage, will cost a small fortune to have there.

The entire Pre-K to Adult diaspora pitches into this creative collective. Their artwork become part of the parade or will be installed at festival park.

The parade first populates the festival exhibition area with people who were in it,

Then from mid-afternoon to dusk, people from all around come streaming on festival ground by the thousands to buy food and goods, explore performing artists and enjoy the fun, family, entertainment and networking atmosphere.

Common Thread/Dudley Square Coalition in partnership with Spontaneous Celebrations and Egleston Square Parade


The Second Annual Dudley Square Parade to the Wake Up the Earth Festival at Stonybrook Park in JP!

(Rain date Sunday May 4, 2014)

10:30 AM Parade assembles at Edward O. Gourdin Veterans Park (Across from B2 Police Station)

Parade Starts at 11:20 AM Sharp!

Calling All Community Partners – Come and Bring the Noise!
Do you have any issues you want to bring to the streets?

March! Walk! Drum! Bike! Be Heard! Have Fun!

Sponsored by:
Spontaneous Celebrations
Common Thread/Dudley Square Coalition
City Feed and Supply
Mt. Washington Bank
Massachusetts Cultural Council


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Written by BostonMurrell

May 3, 2014 at 8:17 am

Madison Park Development Corp adds new Hibernian Hall talent to bring in the bucks.

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Hibernian Hall Development Officer

Brooke Woodson, VP of Programs

ROXBURY, MA.  Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC), a community-based, non-profit organization focused on developing affordable housing for low and moderate income residents, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Brooke Woodson as Vice President of Programs.

In his role at MPDC, Woodson will oversee operations at Hibernian Hall, government & media relations, and organizational administration.
Prior to joining Madison Park Development Corporation, Woodson served as Director of the City of Boston’s Small & Local Business Enterprise Office for 20 years.  In this role Mr. Woodson managed the City’s contract compliance program as it relates to business and construction employment opportunities. He was responsible for the second largest certification agency in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with a database of over 1000 businesses. He also oversaw compliance requirements related to over $2 Billion in private construction activity and $1.8 Billion in the City’s five year capital construction budget and served as Director of the Boston Employment Commission which oversees the Boston Residents Jobs Policy.  Prior to being SLBE Director, Brooke served as Chief of Staff to the late City Council President Bruce C. Bolling.

Madison Park Development Corporation’s CEO Jeanne Pinado said, “Brooke’s background and expertise will allow us to expand our community economic development work in Roxbury.”

“I am excited to be joining MPDC which is an exemplary organization doing outstanding work in so many fields,” said Woodson.  “As someone whose family comes from Roxbury, I truly appreciate MPDC’s work in rebuilding the community and I look forward to helping it move to even greater heights.”

Brooke is a graduate of Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.  Brooke currently resides in Boston with his wife and son.

For additional comments, Brooke Woodson can be reached at 617-849-6240 or

Jeanne Pinado can be reached at 617-849-6220 or

About Madison Park Development Corporation

Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) was founded in 1966 when a group of community activists said no to the threatened destruction of their neighborhood. Over the past 46 years, MPDC has become a champion in revitalizing Lower Roxbury and saying yes to resident-led development and community empowerment. MPDC’s mission is to create quality, mixed-income housing, and to promote the renaissance of Dudley Square as a thriving neighborhood business district, recognized as a center of commerce and culture.


Written by BostonMurrell

January 15, 2014 at 10:59 am

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