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My Dorchester , 6/4/14 - 9:18 am
Date:  Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:00pm The Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, presented by Walgreens, takes place on June 5 from noon to 8pm at City Hall Plaza in Boston. This is the 32nd annual Scooper Bowl...
My Dorchester , 6/4/14 - 8:05 am
Date:  Fri, 06/06/2014 - 5:30pm Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) presents: Got Talent Showcase! This is a community event where youth can showcase their talents! The show will take...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 6/3/14 - 4:59 pm
Neighbors Supporting Neighbors and Having a Good Time! In their own words, “For many of us, our lives started at St. Margaret’s.  We were not just born here; for generations, it was an integral part of our community.  Many of us volunteered...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 11:30 am
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:00Around 10 a.m. a man was carjacked at Blue Hill Ave. and Woodrow Avenue by two men with a gun, who then abandoned his car just a couple blocks away. Not long after, Rosa's Family Market, 696 Blue Hill Ave., was held up by two men,...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 9:48 am
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 09:35The RTN Federal Credit Union branch at 1205 Adams St. was held up shortly after 9:30 a.m. Free tagging: Bank robberiesDorchester Lower MillsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
My Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 9:25 am
Date:  Sat, 06/21/2014 - 11:30am The Codman Square Health Center and CEHSID are hosting a Men's Health Symposium on June 21 from 11:30am to 2:00pm at The Great Hall (6 Norfolk Street in...
My Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 9:09 am
Date:  Sat, 06/07/2014 - 7:00pm The Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPN-ULEM) is proud to present the Fourth Annual Evening of Elegance & Jazz! The...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 8:40 am
Firefighters are at 43 Winston Rd., battling a fire that broke out on the third floor shortly before 8:30 a.m. Mon, 06/02/2014 - 08:30
My Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 8:39 am
Date:  Fri, 06/06/2014 - 3:00pm Join our veterans and our local celebrities for an afternoon of fun at Fenway Park. Honor their sacrifice on June 6 from 3pm to 6pm. Proceeds from the event will...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/1/14 - 6:35 pm
On the Dot Out float Dorchester came out to celebrate itself today, with the annual parade from Lower Mills all the way up Dot. Ave. to Savin Hill. Unlike last year's parade, at which both marchers and viewers wilted on a hot, humid day, today was...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 6/1/14 - 11:46 am
The cars were lining my street, the yards were freshly groomed, and on this Dot Day the neighborhood was eerily quiet. It was the 1986 finals and the Boston Celtics held a 3-2 lead going into game six. Nobody was moving until this game was decided and...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/31/14 - 12:24 pm
Well, it’s that time again and everyone needs the customary Dot Day tshirt to go along with the two 30 packs of suds. Check out this bad Larry put out by my friends at Beantown Athletics. This is easily the hottest shirt for Dot Day 2014! These...
Candelaria Silva , 5/31/14 - 9:14 am
Why silence? I go to silence first when the room has heated up.  Sometimes I’m in the room, completely.  Sometimes it looks like I’m there, but I’m really  far, far away not imagining a beach or a mountain with vistas on view but burrowed deep within to...
Candelaria Silva , 5/26/14 - 10:24 am
If you can’t get what you want, could you learn to want something else? People do this every day. They make a new dream when they realize that an old dream isn’t being realized. Instead of having one goal that you focus on singularly, could you come up...
Candelaria Silva , 5/21/14 - 12:39 am
A short story of mine has just been published in Write on the Dot: Volume III. It is available for free.  There was a launch party and reading by several contributors to the journal at the Harbor Gallery at UMass Boston last week. (Yes, I was one of the...
Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition , 1/14/14 - 10:53 am
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), in collaboration with residents and a broad range of community-based partners, is seeking to commission a professional artist, artisan, architect, landscape architect, or teams thereof to create artwork for...
Good and Plenty , 11/8/13 - 11:36 pm
You asked for love to be delivered into your life.  You prayed.  You implored. You wished.  You made lists. You bemoaned the slowness with which your request is being answered.  The problem was/is…but before we get into that. ...
Good and Plenty , 11/3/13 - 8:19 pm
Was it really that bad?  They question you.  You question yourself. If you survived it, could it have really been that bad after all?  After all:  it is all over, you’re here.  Still.  You’re walking upright.  You’re...
Good and Plenty , 10/27/13 - 11:41 pm
Do you miss me? Do you even notice that I’m not there? Does my absence register?   I think not.   Does what I might bring were I there matter to you?   No it doesn’t. I  think you’ve gotten so used to only seeing variations on...
Good and Plenty , 10/21/13 - 10:22 am
(A slightly different version of this was posted a couple year's back but it bears repeating with a few edits.)Each season has its reasons but I love Fall most of all.Fall is when I first came to New England (Boston to be specific) to go to college as a...
Good and Plenty , 10/17/13 - 9:07 am
People of a certain age may remember the lyrics to the Patty Duke Show which aired from September 1963 to May 1966.  (If you’re not of a certain age, you know how to find it.)   It featured identical cousins with vastly different...
Good and Plenty , 10/13/13 - 11:00 am
If not now, when? If not me, who?* Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.** So if you haven’t won “it” yet then you have to keep going until you do. You also have to define success for yourself. You have to notice the mini-wins along the way...
Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition , 10/8/13 - 5:20 am
 100 trees will be given away on Saturday, October 26, to Boston residents, non-profits and community groups.  Trees must be planted in the City of Boston.   Tree limits: 1 tree per residence 3 trees per non-profit, community group, neighborhood...
Good and Plenty , 10/6/13 - 9:50 pm
 “I know you got soul, if you didn’t you wouldn’t be in here.”  These lyrics by Bobby Byrd featuring James Brown pop into my mind immediately when I walk into Slade’s. Every year, in the afternoon after I’ve walked or worked (as I did this year...
Good and Plenty , 10/1/13 - 9:15 am
Like countless other people, so-called adults, Reverend Eugene Rivers tells people to do things he doesn’t do.  He talks sh** but doesn’t do all of the sh** he talks about.  He talks a lot and has often been quoted in the press, especially in...
Good and Plenty , 9/15/13 - 9:24 pm
On Tuesday, Friday and Saturday I stepped outside of my comfort zone with great results.  Just thought I’d share. I’ll share the most personal first.  On Friday night I presented two of my short stories at Write on the Dot reading series at...
Good and Plenty , 9/9/13 - 8:43 am
Treat every opportunity as if it’s real.  Many won’t be but a few will be.  All it takes is a few.  Actually, all it takes is one – the right one – and you’re off. The difficulty is knowing when to trudge on, ramp up, kick back, or let go...
Good and Plenty , 9/1/13 - 11:26 pm
Tide came up with the concept of detergent pods (single-dose laundry detergent).  In its design and original packaging the detergent looks like hard candy in a candy jar – especially to young children. Since they came out, several young children...
Good and Plenty , 8/27/13 - 9:47 am
I try to forgive you.  I forgive you.   I forgive you for not choosing me – as girlfriend/woman/wife, as employee, as prize-winner, and as member. I tried and this I forgave.   I forgive you for making fun of me, for blocking my admittance...
Good and Plenty , 8/22/13 - 8:57 pm
When your children are young, between the ages of birth – 12 or so, you are in the sweetest spot of parenting.  This is something I didn’t come to truly understand until I became a grandparent.  It is why I dote on my grandchildren.  As a...
Good and Plenty , 8/14/13 - 9:24 pm
Occasionally I share job descriptions I find while looking for work for myself and a number of friends who are un- or under-employed.  I’m amazed by some of what I see.  Here’s the latest.Job One -    The first line of the description...
Good and Plenty , 8/11/13 - 9:43 am
“…Women are encyclopedias, boy! Volume A, Volume B, Volume C.  Spend some time with every book and maybe one will make sense before you die.”  (From the short story, “The Race” in the collection, The Silver Crescent by Leslie Woodard, a former...
Good and Plenty , 8/7/13 - 7:53 am
Two poems by  Langston Hughes, seminal poet, novelist, playwright and humorist, and Sterling A. Brown, poet, professor, folklorist and essayist, offer words still true long after they wrote them and they themselves have passed from this earth....
Good and Plenty , 7/31/13 - 11:33 pm
Have you ever been embarrassed for or by your own behavior? Not embarrassed because of what others might think but embarrassed by what you think about what you’re doing? I learned a while ago that most people aren’t thinking about most other people very...
Good and Plenty , 7/28/13 - 9:35 pm
He’s a boy doing boy things but because he’s brown his actions (walking, standing, breathing) brings a frown, consternation, confrontation, evaluation, punishment, tears, banishment, arrest, and murder more often than not.  I first wrote this...
Surgical Strikes , 7/10/09 - 1:06 pm
Evidence of my former life as a sictom writer can be seen tonight, June 25, at 6 pm on the Lifetime network, when 50% of my lifetime "Written by" screen credits flash by in a matter of seconds. The residual check that this yields should not quite cover...
Surgical Strikes , 6/9/09 - 5:43 pm
Hi, all. You like how I made a big production about not abandoning the blog, then proceeded to abandon the blog? I need to get the older brother from Little Miss Sunshine to slap me around in a church. I'VE ABANDONED MY BLOG! I'VE ABANDONED MY BLOG!...