Boston: Chess and Community

~ In the bustling neighborhoods of Roxbury and Dorchester, two businessmen have been making a significant impact on their communities. Edward Joseph Soares, a resident of Roxbury, and Ralph Brown, from Dorchester, have been recognized for their contributions to the local area.

Soares is known for his business at Dudley Station on Washington Street, where he sells scented musk oil and other novelties. He is also a community leader, holding Missionary and Evangelist Credentials. Brown, on the other hand, operates his business by Franklin Field on Blue Hill Ave, selling hubcaps. He holds the honor of being a Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.

But beyond their successful businesses, Soares and Brown have also been instrumental in bringing people together through their shared love for chess. They always have chess games set up for neighborhood entertainment and community space. These games have not only drawn in many players but also helped develop new ones throughout Roxbury and Dorchester. In fact, many players have gone on to become highly skilled "A" players, "Expert" players, "Master" players, and even "International Master" players.

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Their efforts have not gone unnoticed by the community. Soares and Brown's dedication to providing gathering spaces and entertainment for residents has greatly improved the quality of life in Dorchester, Roxbury, and beyond. The Council has recognized their contributions in building a more engaged, energized, and connected community. Their impact will continue to be felt for years to come as they continue to bring people together through their businesses and love for chess.

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