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There are more public meetings in Dorchester than anywhere else in Boston.


β€œA glorious democracy depends upon the education of its people.”

Edward Everett, 1851

β€œAt our best, we petition, crusade, sacrifice, endlessly go to meetings, freely give of our time and cry out for equality, justice, and righteousness.”

Dorchester Civic Association leader, 2010




Universal Hub, (December 30, 2012) The sugar-frosted giant pear of Dorchester.

Rosso, Patrick. (August 24, 2012) Edward Everett Square statues to receive thorough cleaning.

Reily, Elizabeth. (Summer, 2012) Edible Traditions. Edible Boston.

Bayles, Cara. New Sculptures in Everett Square.

Deehan, Mike. (Apr. 19, 2012) ‘Gauntlet’ of vagrancy decried in Edward Everett Square. The Dorchester Reporter.

Cook, Greg. (September, 2010). Worst Public Art. See discussion and comments.

Conrad, Nancy J. (October 11, 2010) Ground breaking Public Art Work Unveiled.Upham’s Corner News.

Ashbrook, Susan. (Sep 1, 2010) Credit where it is due for public art projects. The Boston Globe.

Harding, Chris. (October 14, 2010) Two art installations set for ends of the town. The Dorchester Reporter.

Nicas, Jack. (Aug 22, 2010) Tough-skinned pear a symbol of Dorchester's agrarian past. The Boston Globe.

Feinberg, Jody. (Sept 12, 2009) Wine of the Times: At winery in Dorchester, customers get to make the wine. Patriot Ledger.

Kraut, Carolyn. (May 12, 2009) Picture of the Week: What's that Pear in Edward Everett Square?

Essaibi, Sonia (July 2, 2008) Sculpture additions to Everett Square due in October.The Dorchester Reporter.

Dorchester Athenaeum, (2007) Edward Everett Square Pear Sculpture Dedication.

Flack, Kristopher. (Jun 10, 2007) For Edward Everett Square, a Sweet Turnabout; Pear statue caps 12-year revitalization effort. The Boston Globe.

Manzo, Lou. (April 10, 2007) Creating 'connections' at Edward Everett Square. The Dorchester Reporter.

Tench, Megan. (Apr 13, 2006) Square Renovation Bears Fruit. The Boston Globe.

Dorchester Voices/Dorchester History
Boston Art Commission

Cannon, Eionn. (June 3, 2004) Art and History in the Public Square. The Dorchester Reporter.

Cannon, Eionn. (June 19, 2003) Activists seek to Reinvent the Square. The Dorchester Reporter.