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My Dorchester , 4/2/14 - 10:57 am
Date:  Sat, 04/26/2014 - 9:00am Join the Dorchester Bike Festival on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 9am to noon. Location:...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/1/14 - 10:25 pm
The Dorchester Reporter provides the results for the special election to replace Carlos Henriquez in the 5th Suffolk district. Evandro Carvalho will have to defend his seat in the fall elections.
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 4/1/14 - 8:50 pm
So umm yeah, when I was young Dot Rat I was troublemaker. I know, you’re all sitting there like “aaahaaa I knew it”….to which I say GFY…..the majority of us were troublemakers in one form or another. Some of the funniest and...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/1/14 - 7:52 pm
A concerned citizen reports: Wild Turkey dodging traffic and dogs on Savin Hill Ave for 2nd straight day. Someone is going to crash trying to avoid it. Ed. note: At least it's not attacking people.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/1/14 - 1:45 pm
Police say it wasn't the fact that a doorman at Cafe 1221 on Dorchester Avenue had an apparently drunken, angry patron restrained on the sidewalk that bothered them. It was, they say, the blood pouring out of several gashes on his face and head, which...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/30/14 - 4:08 pm
Hamilton Hardware on Bowdoin Street is going out of business, two years after it celebrated its 90th anniversary. H/t Bill.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/30/14 - 12:56 pm
William Holbrook asks: Can anyone recommend a good locksmith? Ideally near Dorchester. Topics: Home 'n' hearthNeighborhoods: Dorchester
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/28/14 - 6:00 pm
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:05Shortly after 5 p.m. at Quincy and Clarkson streets, per Alert New England and Mike Moura. Free tagging: GunsQuincy StreetNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/28/14 - 4:42 pm
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 16:15Around 4:15 p.m. at Merrill and Fenelon streets. Nobody seems to have been hit. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/27/14 - 3:41 pm
For some reason, the Daily Mail posts photos of what it says is a haunted old Masonic hall on Columbia Road. Sinister images of the Massachusetts building show a lone chair in an abandoned hallway where the owner of the site has said he has seen a '...
Candelaria Silva , 3/27/14 - 12:24 am
My blog posts are inspired by snippets of conversations that I’ve had or overheard, close encounters of all kinds, observations of the same or similar things in quick succession, or ideas that have been simmering on a slow, back burner in my brain...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/26/14 - 11:31 pm
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted John Graham, 19, of Lynn on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of Ciaran Conneely following the annual Irish festival in Adams Corner on Oct. 10, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 3/26/14 - 11:00 pm
On March 20th 1927, a young Boston Fire Lieutenant serving with Engine 9 in East Boston responded to Box 6184 for a fire aboard a steamer ship tied to the docks along the Chelsea River. The Lieutenant from South Boston had seen this all before, since the...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/26/14 - 12:25 am
A fire broke out shortly after midnight on the third floor of 263 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester. The Red Cross reports seven people were displaced. Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:21
Lower Dot , 3/25/14 - 8:49 pm
It has been a few months since our last blog post (this winter has been a slow one for Dorchester)... A few months ago, the Dorchester Reporter told us that Ledge was closing and being replaced by a new restaurant called "ester" (think Dorchester, minus...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/24/14 - 3:27 pm
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 15:15Around 3:15 p.m. on Harlow Street. Two black men, dressed all in black, showed a gun and took the victim's black, 2012 Corolla with New York plates of GAH-7168 Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/24/14 - 2:41 pm
Tina Chery of Louis D. Brown Peace Institute: Parents have to do their part. City officials today announced a gun buyback plan that will trade a $200 Visa gift card for every gun turned into Boston police stations as part of an effort to curb youth...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/22/14 - 11:05 pm
Chris Lovett moderates a forum on Sunday between the five candidates running in the 5th Suffolk district to replace Carlos Henriquez. The forum starts at 4 p.m. at First Parish Church in Dorchester, 10 Parish St.
Candelaria Silva , 3/22/14 - 4:41 pm
Recently, I’ve had conversations with and about four youngish adults (all in their early thirties) and one fortyish adult who are not working. They are male and female.  All grew up in stable, solidly middle-class homes.  Some were reared by two...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/21/14 - 4:39 pm
The Richard family of Dorchester has posted an update, including word on Jane:
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 3/21/14 - 4:20 pm
Check out this cool perspective on Marty Walsh and his mighty crew. So proud of these folks!
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/20/14 - 11:23 am
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld Trevon Mason's conviction for resisting arrest in an armed-holdup investigation in 2008 - roughly four months before he was arrested for fatally shooting a man in the lobby of a Stanwood Street apartment...
My Dorchester , 3/19/14 - 12:34 pm
Dorchester community members & patrons of mydorchester.org--   We are having an unscheduled transition with staff at the moment and may begin to run behind on some updates and activity. We apologize for this inconvenience and we are going to do...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/18/14 - 6:10 pm
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Lavonrence Perkins, 23, of Mattapan, not guilty for the shooting murder of Cordell McAfee at Dorchester Avenue and Roseland Street on May 7, 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports....
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/17/14 - 4:44 pm
Fireboat waiting for a drawbridge opening that never came. Photo by Todd Duval. A brush fire along the Neponset River just upriver from the Granite Avenue bridge around noon brought a BFD fireboat - which then couldn't reach the fire because the bridge...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 3/17/14 - 2:08 pm
I’m driving through South Boston yesterday morning, weaving my way through the side streets trying to avoid the masses that were converging on the parade route. For the first time in my life I was invited to the St. Patrick’s day breakfast....
Candelaria Silva , 3/17/14 - 12:34 am
A regular paycheck will motivate you to stay in a place that is horrible, oppressive, boring, snarky, ineffective, and soul-crushing.  A regular paycheck and benefits will cement you in place even if it elevates your blood pressure and has other negative...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/15/14 - 8:33 pm
Sat, 03/15/2014 - 20:25Shortly before 8:30 p.m. at Stoughton and Bakersfield streets. Police are looking for a light-gray Fusion with red tape wrapped around the passenger-side mirror. Free tagging: KnivesNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: ...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 3/15/14 - 10:06 am
I think it was about 2 years back while trying to put together a dryer vent that found an appreciation for the folks in the sheet metal trade. After picking my hand up off the floor, I realized fairly quick that it was not something anyone could do. My...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/13/14 - 5:51 pm
A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Olivia Mora, 36, for manslaughter for the death of Briana Rosales, 7, on a Dorchester sidewalk last November.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/13/14 - 12:27 pm
James Hobin discusses the Roxbury Puddingstone that underlies so many parts of Boston, from how it was formed to its properties, which include being both remarkably tough and yet weepy.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/13/14 - 11:09 am
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 15:00A communications mixup between the front desk and a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Express on Boston Street last week led to a Dorchester man's arrest on charges of illegal weapons possession and possession of marijuana with intent...
Candelaria Silva , 3/13/14 - 12:36 am
Awards are given to recognize work above and beyond the call of duty, beyond the usual. Right? The Encarta Dictionary: English (North America) has as the first definition: 1. Something given for achievement – something such as a prize that is given in...
My Dorchester , 3/12/14 - 2:40 pm
Date:  Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:00am Please join DotWell, in partnership with Codman Square Health Center and Dorchester House Multi-...
My Dorchester , 3/12/14 - 11:40 am
Date:  Sat, 03/15/2014 - 11:00am BEFF presents KidsFest at the Adams Street Library located at 690 Adams Street, Dorchester,Saturday,...
My Dorchester , 3/12/14 - 11:28 am
Date:  Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:15am Starting Wednesday, March 12 Playful Paws Playgroup will be taking place in the Franklin Park Zoo at...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/12/14 - 11:26 am
If you're looking for a parade with no controversy and an essay contest on making the neighborhood better.
My Dorchester , 3/12/14 - 10:15 am
Two levels of soul line dancing instructions offered in 8-weeks sessions as part of the BCYF Adult Program at the John P Holland School Community Center, 85 Olney Street, Dorchester, MA. A BCYF membership card is needed to access the class plus class...
My Dorchester , 3/12/14 - 9:37 am
Date:  Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:00pm B-3 Police Community Meeting at Lee School Wednesday March 19 at 5 pm,the District B-3 Crime Advisory...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/11/14 - 9:34 am
Darryl Houston drove by a car on fire in the northbound HOV lane around 9 a.m. Nobody was hurt, Houston reports. The fire backed up traffic for miles, according to Adam Franklin, who photographed the fire from the other side.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/10/14 - 8:01 pm
Boston Police report the man stabbed to death in a fight that spilled out of the Doubletree Hotel on Mt. Vernon Street on March 1 was Christopher Borgella, 23, of Dorchester. Borgella was fatally stabbed around 2:35 a.m. in a fight that sent another man...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/10/14 - 3:34 pm
"Ashmont Train," by Luddy Mussy. Via DotRat.
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 3/10/14 - 2:45 pm
Yeah…this is my new favorite song. Do you know how long I have been waiting for an Ashmont Train song? It’s pretty obvious this crew is from Alewife or something but the golden dude’s moves are ridiculous. Enjoy!  
Son of Codman Square , 3/9/14 - 5:07 pm
As the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's boys & girls basketball playoffs move closer to crowning their 2013-14 champions,only one Boston Public School is still involved.New Mission/BCLA High School,located on Metropolitan Avenue...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 3/9/14 - 2:59 pm
Meet your 2nd Annual 2014 LHCC Dodgeball Champions - Team Cavata  L to R: Peter Needham, Tony King, Charlie Conners, Pat Wilson, Josh Neely – Below : Gregg Bosse Also want to send a shout out to the crew at Beantown Athletics for providing the...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/8/14 - 6:48 pm
Augusta "Gus" Mims, 20, who was fatally stabbed early on March 1 at 744 Washington St., also leaves his parents, five brothers and a sister. A viewing at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Morning Star Baptist Church, 1257 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, will be followed...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/8/14 - 5:36 pm
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:10Boston Police report two separate busts in Dorchester yesterday and early today yielded four handguns, a rifle and 15 bags of pot. This is in addition to the four guns, bullets and bulletproof vest found in a Dorchester trash...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/8/14 - 1:08 pm
State Police report a two-car crash on I-93 north at Neponset Circle around 11:30 a.m. left both cars on their roofs, four people injured and the road completely shut into town. Stephen McBride reports from his motionless car on 93 north: The only...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/7/14 - 5:47 pm
Talk about your community guns. Boston Police report that "pursuant to an ongoing investigation and prior information" drug officers today went to the park at Thetford Avenue and Evans Street, looked inside a particular trash can there and pulled out a...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/6/14 - 10:33 pm
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 21:20Around 9:20 p.m., Geneva Grocery, 385 Geneva Ave., was held up by a man with a gun. He was described as 5'10", thin and possibly Cape Verdean. He wore a black jacket, a gray hoodie and a yellow ski mask. Free tagging: ...