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Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/16/14 - 6:20 am
Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:50Stanley Staco reports somebody fired several rounds around 12:50 a.m. on Alexander Street and that at least one of the bullets ended up in a resident's bedroom. No injuries reported. Free tagging: GunsUphams...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/13/14 - 10:00 am
With leads slowing, police are asking the public for help to find who killed Shongi Fernandes on Claybourne Street on Aug. 31.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/12/14 - 8:50 pm
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:38Boston Police report a woman was stabbed and her purse stolen around 9:30 a.m. outside 11 Whitten St. A vehicle matching that of the suspect’s was seen in the area of Talbot Ave. and Harvard Street. The individuals occupying the...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/12/14 - 2:35 pm
The Boston Licensing Board decided yesterday the ratio of wine and beer to cheese and other foods at Savin Hill Enterprise, 1047 Dorchester Ave., did not violate any board regulations. The shop, which opened earlier this year, had been cited by police in...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/12/14 - 8:10 am
Homicide Watch Boston reports the Suffolk County District Attorney's office dropped the charge against Eric Barnes after the May death of a woman in the South Bay House of Corrections who was going to testify against Barnes.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/11/14 - 5:54 pm
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:50The Mt. Washington Bank branch at 305 Talbot Ave. was held up around 5:50 p.m. by a black man in black sunglasses and a white T-shirt. Free tagging: Bank robberiesMt. Washington BankTalbot AvenueCodman SquareNeighborhoods:...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/11/14 - 5:37 pm
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:25Police are investigating gunfire shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Fuller Street off Washington Street. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
My Dorchester , 9/11/14 - 3:24 pm
Date:  Sun, 09/28/2014 - 1:00am On September 28th from 1-5pm, Blue Hill Avenue will be closed to cars and open to people with...
My Dorchester , 9/10/14 - 2:51 pm
Date:  Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:00am The Gavin Foundation Presents: Recovery Month Celebration When: September 19, 2014.  6-9pm...
My Dorchester , 9/10/14 - 11:08 am
Date:  Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:00am Illuminating Past Successes & Embracing Future Opportunities Date: September 13, 2014  ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/9/14 - 9:11 pm
Both get to run again for something next year - Owens succeeded in not winning the state Senate seat held by Sonia Chang-Diaz, while Garrison met expectations in not overtaking state Rep. Evandro Carvalho.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/9/14 - 8:39 pm
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:15The Game Stop outlet at 518 Geneva Ave. was held up around 8:15 p.m. by a black male in his late teens or early 20s, dressed in all black and 5'8" or 5'9", who took money from the register. Free tagging: KnivesFields...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/9/14 - 4:54 pm
On July 17, a Boston Police detective entered Savin Hill Enterprise, the new wine-and-cheese shop at 1047 Dorchester Ave., and took careful note of how many shelves were used for wine and beer and how many for food items. He looked in the shop's coolers...
My Dorchester , 9/9/14 - 2:39 pm
Date:  Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:30am MEET PEPPA PIG ON FARM DAY!   10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Peppa Pig through 2:30 p.m.) You don’...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/8/14 - 10:50 am
Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:30A man with no front teeth tried holding up the Citizens Bank branch at 572 Columbia Rd. in Uphams Corner around 10:30 a.m., but fled without any money He's also described as black, in his 40s, about 5'10" with a slim build and...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/7/14 - 8:07 pm
Sun, 09/07/2014 - 21:45A Roxbury man who didn't signal before turning right onto Hancock Street from Bird Street in Dorchester last night sparked a chase in car and on foot that ended with him crashing his car and under arrest for possession of both...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 9/7/14 - 10:00 am
Just a quick note to the coward that pulled a knife and stabbed another kid during a fist fight at Garvey Park last night. You are not tough, working in groups or with weapons shows you have no spine.  You didn’t scare anyone, and when you are...
Candelaria Silva , 9/7/14 - 9:40 am
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (Copyright 2010, 2012 by Michelle Alexander, The New Press) There are books that hit you in your head and heart and make sense of things you’ve seen and felt...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/7/14 - 6:25 am
Dorchester Park hosts its annual antique car show and family picnic. Car show starts at 10. Food court and music from 10-4. Family games and rides with Clydesdale horses start at noon. For full event details visit www.dotpark.org Neighborhoods: ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/6/14 - 10:29 pm
Officers investigating the death of Patrick Marcelin's six-year-old son at 61 Devon St. in Dorchester on Thursday were unable to keep Marcelin from stabbing himself to death when they arrived at the apartment where he'd been staying, Boston Police report...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/5/14 - 10:48 pm
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 22:30A brawl at Brookford and Dacia streets around 10:30 p.m. ended with three people struck with baseball bats - one in the head. Not long after, police found four suspects and two bats a couple blocks away. Neighborhoods: ...
State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry , 9/5/14 - 3:28 pm
Dear Friends, I want to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your State Senator. I am proud of what we have accomplished so far in our first year. We have worked to build a true partnership from Dorchester to Hyde Park, Mattapan to South Boston. I...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/5/14 - 12:46 pm
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:30Around 12:30 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street, although that might not be where he was stabbed. Free tagging: KnivesFields CornerNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/5/14 - 9:54 am
The Dorchester Reporter interviews Meetinghouse Bank President Tony Paciulli on running after the guy who'd just robbed the bank's Lower Mills branch last week.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 9/1/14 - 7:20 pm
Friends online have identified the man shot to death on Claybourne Street Sunday night as Shongi Fernandes, 24. Last summer, Fernandes graduated an ABCD program aimed at training Bostonians to become construction workers. Fernandes had a license as an...
Lower Dot , 8/31/14 - 10:03 pm
There is a new bookstore in town and it is actually located in the middle of a farmer's market. At the beginning of the summer, Yooree Losordo launched a new "pop-up" book store called "On the Dot Books," which is located every Friday at one of the...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/31/14 - 9:57 pm
Sun, 08/31/2014 - 21:21Boston Police report a man was found shot outside 52 Claybourne St in Dorchester around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 2014 murders in Boston. Free tagging: GunsMurderShongi...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/31/14 - 6:54 pm
Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00Transit Police report that around 5 p.m., somebody walked into the Savin Hill Red Line station, saw two people he wanted to shoot, took out a gun and began firing. He missed, whereupon both his intended targets and he fled, police...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/31/14 - 8:39 am
Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:30Ed Baur and Kevin Wiles report two women and a man were shot outside 24 Westville St. around 5:30 a.m. by a guy who fired on them out of the sunroof of a black Nissan. Free tagging: Westville StreetGunsNeighborhoods: ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/30/14 - 8:26 pm
A report that somebody jumped off the Neponset River Bridge around 8:15 p.m. brought Boston firefighters by land and sea until they got an update that the jumper was at the Granite Avenue drawbridge upstream a bit, where they met state troopers, who told...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/29/14 - 11:49 pm
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:40Around 11:40 p.m. on Monadnock Street. Neighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/29/14 - 11:09 pm
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:00Around 11 p.m. on Woodledge Street. Two black men - one skinny with braids, the other heavyset - ran away. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/29/14 - 10:47 am
WBZ reports on a memorial vigil last night in honor of Dawnn Jaffier, shot to death while waiting for a parade on Blue Hill Avenue.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/28/14 - 9:15 pm
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:50The Dorchester Reporter reports that when some guy robbed the Lower Mills branch of Meetinghouse Bank this afternoon, the bank president sprung into action and ran after the guy, managing to get a punch in before police arrived....
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 8/28/14 - 2:40 pm
Well, according to local history buff Mike Lonardelli, there used to be two Old Colony Railroad train stations in the Neponset area. One down by the Murphy School… The other down in the Port opposite Rice Street… Well it looks like there...
Candelaria Silva , 8/28/14 - 12:23 am
For the first time in many years, I have seen my mother twice in the course of two months. (Yes, this is a sin and a shame and I am an asshole for allowing this to happen.) Usually I see her once a year, sometimes twice. Our first visit this summer was...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 8/27/14 - 6:13 pm
Years ago I cross paths with this bright eyed girl from Dorchester. She always stood out from the crowd because of her infectious smile, she was part of the younger crew but always took the time to ask how I was. Over the years I would see her at various...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/26/14 - 11:45 pm
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:00Stanley Stacos reports a man was shot several times in the chest and shoulder around 8 p.m. at 241 Woodrow Ave. in Dorchester. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/26/14 - 5:52 pm
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:40Around 5:40 p.m. One car was hit, no people. Police are looking for a silver Taurus with Connecticut plates. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm
Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/26/14 - 12:17 pm
The guns in question. Photo by BPD. Boston Police report recovering five guns, magazines and ammunition that were just sitting there in a plastic bag in an alley off Lucerne and Harwood streets in Dorchester early this morni
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/25/14 - 4:49 pm
Peter Gelzinis reports how the Olde Town Team is threatening legal action against some Dorchester guy who runs an adult hockey league in the Boston area called StinkySocks Hockey.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/25/14 - 3:27 pm
Around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Keith Williams took out a loaded .357 revolver at Blue Hill Avenue and McLellan Street and began firing into a crowd of people waiting for the J'Ouvert parade, assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Mark Lee said today.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/25/14 - 10:45 am
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:40Around 10:40 a.m. on W. Tremlett Street near Herbert. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/24/14 - 12:35 pm
Stevil watched an artist painting the scene on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay the other day. In Fields Corner, a woman looked at some of the life-size self portraits on Dorchester Avenue, part of Dot Art's annual "Portraits, People and Places"...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/23/14 - 8:45 pm
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:15The Dorchester Reporter reports on the 4:15 p.m. incident on Gallivan Boulevard in which an occupant of one car opened fire on the occupants of another car. Free tagging: Adams CornerNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/23/14 - 8:45 pm
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:15The Dorchester Reporter reports on the 4:15 p.m. incident on Gallivan Boulevard in which an occupant of one car opened fire on the occupants of another car. Free tagging: Adams CornerNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/23/14 - 6:48 pm
UPDATE, Monday: Dorchester teen charged with shooting her in the head. Dawnn Jaffier, 26, a 2010 graduate of UMass Amherst, died today when she was shot in the head during the J'Ouvert parade on Blue Hill Avenue.
Candelaria Silva , 8/23/14 - 2:28 pm
I have an old acquaintance who types all of his emails in capital letters. They all begin, GREETINGS, and they are annoying. On the other hand, my two-year-old grandson, Tommie, speaks his greetings in capital letters that sound as if they should be bold...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/23/14 - 8:20 am
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:15UPDATE: Boston Police report the first victim, Dawnn Jaffier, 26, died.Free tagging: GunsMurderDawnn JaffierNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime