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A DotRat's Guide to the World , 7/29/14 - 2:27 pm
So I’m sitting my ass in front of the tube last night scrolling through Netflix looking for something to watch. BTW – if you haven’t got yourself a Chromecast device yet – take it from your old pal Dot Rat….it’s well...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/27/14 - 9:48 pm
Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:30Ed Forry, co-founder and longtime publisher of the Dorchester Reporter, was attacked around 5:30 p.m. in Dorchester Park, his son, current publisher and editor Bill Forry, reports:Neighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/27/14 - 7:01 pm
Edrie reports that sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., her green, 1963 Vespa got lifted from where it was locked outside her house near the Ashmont T stop. Not only was it chained to a post, it had had its spark plugs taken out, so whoever took...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 7/27/14 - 6:27 pm
Big shout out to Clinton Sparks for representing with a Dot Rat shirt down and the Cure Lounge on Friday night…I appreciate the love and got the biggest kick out of seeing the pics. Please take the time to check out the Band Together Project @...
Candelaria Silva , 7/26/14 - 10:38 am
I occasionally share interesting job postings, and my thoughts about them, on this blog.  Here is the latest crop. Tudor needed for college Oceanography (Perhaps the tutoring should start with learning to spell the word tutor.)  Sexual Misconduct...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 7/25/14 - 3:13 pm
Make sure to welcome home Dorchester’s own Clinton Sparks at Cure Lounge on Tremont Street tonight!
My Dorchester , 7/25/14 - 2:13 pm
Date:  Thu, 08/28/2014 (All day) The Salvation Army is having their 3rd Annual Back to School Celebration on August 28th from 1-6pm @...
My Dorchester , 7/24/14 - 10:41 am
Date:  Thu, 07/24/2014 (All day) Coming to a neighborhood near you!  Thursdays from 5pm–7pm throughout  the months of...
My Dorchester , 7/24/14 - 9:23 am
Date:  Fri, 07/25/2014 (All day) Boston Opera Collaborative (Strand Theater, 543 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02125)...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/23/14 - 11:00 am
The owners of Shenanigans in South Boston have bought an old party-supply store on Neponset Avenue and plan to turn it into a full-service restaurant with a similar theme and menu. At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, co-owner Paul Adamson and...
My Dorchester , 7/23/14 - 8:52 am
Thursday July 24, 2014 and Friday, July 25, 2014, Codman Academy Charter Public School students enrolled in the Huntington Summer Institute will be putting on a production of William Shakeaspeare's Julis Cesear at the Calderwood Theatre in...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/21/14 - 1:03 pm
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:35Shortly after 12:30 p.m. at 57 Armandine St., although he may have been stabbed, in the chest and stomach, outside a convenience store across from Dorchester District Court on Washington Street. Free tagging: ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/20/14 - 1:00 pm
No one said there'd be days like this... Sittin here in jail, freedom I miss Wasted dreams, wasted life I miss my kids and my wife I thought robbin and dealin to make a quick buck... took the easy way... then i ran out of luck My boys, they thought I was...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/20/14 - 12:51 pm
MOMMY WHY? Mommy why can't I go outside? it's hot in here... you can't go out, I told you, why don't you hear? there are bad people out there with guns shooting and killing, and I'm scared for you I know mom, isn't there something you can do? no, son,...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/20/14 - 7:51 am
Sun, 07/20/2014 - 00:30Around 12:40 a.m., a man walked into the Boston Medical Center stabbed to the face and arm. Stanley Staco reports police eventually established he was stabbed at 19 Cunningham St. in Dorchester. Free tagging: ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/20/14 - 7:46 am
Sun, 07/20/2014 - 03:45Around 3:45 a.m. on Bloomfield Street, according to Boston EMS Incidents. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/19/14 - 10:38 am
Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:20Police are looking for a man who apparently decided 10:20 on a Saturday morning was a good time to fire several rounds from his handgun up Stanton Street from Norfolk Street. He then ran down Stanton. He's described as black, about...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 7/18/14 - 6:48 pm
I just want to take a moment to send a shout out to a Dot Rat All Star and all around good guy, Jack O’Toole. This BLS alum has decided to serve his country and will be leaving for Paris Island on Monday. Jack is going to make one hell of a Marine...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/17/14 - 11:14 am
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that Ernest Watkins IV, charged with first-degree murder for a fatal Fields Corner stabbing in 2012, can be tried as an adult. Watkins had sought to be tried in juvenile court, which cannot impose a life sentence. A...
My Dorchester , 7/17/14 - 10:58 am
Date:  Tue, 07/22/2014 (All day) The Dorchester House Farmers’ Market runs  every Tuesday from July to October. The Market...
My Dorchester , 7/17/14 - 10:29 am
Date:  Fri, 07/18/2014 (All day) The Uphams Corner Library is putting on a family movie night this Friday. They will be showing...
My Dorchester , 7/17/14 - 8:56 am
Date:  Fri, 07/18/2014 (All day) Come celebrate the life and work of Boston's own Donna Summer at City Hall Plaza for a Memorial...
My Dorchester , 7/17/14 - 8:12 am
Date:  Wed, 07/23/2014 (All day) Please join St Mark's Area Main Street (SMAMS) for a community meeting on Wednesday, July 23...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/16/14 - 10:04 am
A doesn't-want-to-inhale resident complains about the smell of Downer Avenue: Neighborhood reeks of marijuana. All the time. ALL. THE. TIME. It's gross. H/t Welcome to Dot.
Candelaria Silva , 7/16/14 - 5:46 am
My mother is an article clipper and sharer, a practice she passed along to me.  We send articles and cartoons  to each other by postal mail regularly.  I send articles and cartoons to my kids, family and friends and leave them  on my husband’s dresser as...
My Dorchester , 7/14/14 - 9:17 am
Date:  Thu, 08/21/2014 - 6:00am  A fun opportunity to learn about energy efficiency and how you save money on your bills, while...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/13/14 - 7:46 pm
Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:40Around 7:40 p.m. outside 80 Greenwood St. Suspect: Black, 28, no shirt, white shorts, red do-rag, may have fled in white Sonata. Free tagging: KnivesNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/13/14 - 9:12 am
The kids at the Mather School in Dorchester have issued an invitation.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/13/14 - 8:31 am
Sun, 07/13/2014 - 05:25Stanley Staco reports a man was shot several times outside 76 Lawrence Ave. around 5:25 a.m. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/12/14 - 10:11 am
Kevin Wiles and Boston EMS Incidents report a woman was hit by a white pickup around 5 a.m. at River and Washington streets. Wiles reports she was pronounced dead at Carney Hospital. Boston Police report she was 32.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/11/14 - 4:46 pm
The Dorchester Reporter reports the Dorchester gas tank now sports a giant Boston Gas logo again only because National Grid stripped off the Keyspan and National Grid logos atop it as part of an overall repainting of the tank.
My Dorchester , 7/11/14 - 2:38 pm
Come by and get a free meal or snack in Dorchester! The USDA food program for 2014 is giving free meals to teens and kids. No need to be enrolled in anything! Times and dates vary by site location. For further info visit http://meals4kids.org/ click...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/11/14 - 10:22 am
Apparently, [WhateverTheyCallThemselvesToday] gas company really doesn't like people taking photos of the world's largest copyrighted artwork. Via ForStudentPower.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/10/14 - 11:35 pm
Thu, 07/10/2014 - 23:20Around 11:20 p.m. on Melbourne Street near Centre. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/10/14 - 10:28 pm
Thu, 07/10/2014 - 22:00Around 10 p.m. at 30 Longfellow St. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/10/14 - 6:43 pm
See it larger. Jay Kelly noticed a warning to the woman stealing flowers from this gardener on a side street off Neponset Avenue in Dorchester.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/10/14 - 4:54 pm
Boston Police report Timara Reynolds, 18, hasn't been seen since July 3. Reynolds, 5'4" and 170 lbs., was last seen around midnight that day at 11 Jerome St., wearing an orange tank top, a matching orange skirt, rainbow flip flops and a black hooded...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/10/14 - 1:51 pm
A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted two brothers on charges they used a detachable steering wheel and a knife in a brawl outside a party at the DoubleTree Hotel on Mt. Vernon Street that ended with one of their opponents dead of stab wounds...
My Dorchester , 7/10/14 - 12:07 pm
Date:  Fri, 07/11/2014 (All day) "On The Dot" music and art festival starting July 11th -July 13th @ DORCHESTER ARTS...
My Dorchester , 7/10/14 - 9:39 am
Date:  Thu, 07/10/2014 - 5:00am Join the Franklin Youth Coalition on Thursdays starting July 10th until mid August from 5-8pm for their...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/9/14 - 11:26 pm
Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:10WBZ reports a man ran into a teen on a scooter at Kingsdale and Standish streets tonight, then fled, then was arrested after he crashed into a car in Jamaica Plain. The teen's injuries from the crash shortly after 8 p.m. were so...
My Dorchester , 7/9/14 - 9:41 am
Date:  Sat, 07/19/2014 - 8:00am Join friends of Ronan Park to watch the movie Frozen on July 19th at 8pm. Bring a blanket and free...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/8/14 - 2:21 pm
Mon, 07/07/2014 - 21:35Boston Police report a man and woman standing at Washington and Erie streets found themselves surrounded by 10 to 15 boys and girls, who began beating them when they resisted a robbery attempt around 9:30 p.m yesterday:...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/8/14 - 8:27 am
A man walked onto I-93 southbound at South Bay around 1 a.m., and popped into the high-speed lane - where he was promptly struck and killed by a Mercedes, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The man, 38, from Boston, did not survive....
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/7/14 - 3:33 pm
A Boston Police officer on leave and without a valid driver's license was released on personal recognizance today on charges he stole a cruiser from the C-11 police station in Dorchester over the holiday weekend, the Suffolk County District Attorney's...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/7/14 - 2:44 pm
See it larger. At least, that's the first thing I thought when I saw Lee Toma's photo. Lee, however, concentrated on the waterfowl: As Dick Albert would say, it's 'just ducky' out today! Copyright Lee Toma. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
My Dorchester , 7/7/14 - 11:51 am
Date:  Sun, 07/13/2014 - 11:00am Bring family & friends and come out to help clean up Ronan Park. The cleanup will be from 11am -...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/6/14 - 2:38 pm
Veolia, the international corporation that has the contract to operate Boston-owned school buses, continues its battle against Boston bus drivers' union representative USW 8751 with an assist from the Boston Police Department.[/URL] Neighborhoods: ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/6/14 - 10:07 am
Sun, 07/06/2014 - 01:30Stanley Staco reports two people were shot around 1:30 a.m. at 52 Lawrence Ave. - one to the stomach. Police are looking for two teens seen fleeing in a Chevy SUV. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/4/14 - 8:48 pm
Fri, 07/04/2014 - 20:25Around 8:25 p.m. on Esmond Street near Blue Hill Avenue, by two men. The victim managed to walk a couple blocks to McLellan Street, which is where police found him. Free tagging: KnivesNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics:...