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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
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/23/14 - 7:10 am
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 03:00But he was conscious and alert when police and EMTs arrived at Westview and Ames streets around 3 a.m., Boston EMS Incidents reports. Free tagging: GunsFranklin FieldNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/22/14 - 4:37 pm
With the rising rents in South Boston, I'm thinking about moving to Dorchester. I realize that Dorchester is very big and that some parts are safe while other parts are less safe. What is the crime situation in Fields Corner, particularly around Geneva...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/22/14 - 2:48 pm
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:35Around 3:35 p.m. on Brunswick Street off Blue Hill Avenue. Suspects: Two black men in a newer-model, beige Camry. Free tagging: GunsGrove HallNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/22/14 - 1:16 pm
Boston Police report they are looking for four people in connection with the robbery of $20,000 worth of jewelry at Thai Binh Jewelry, which recently opened at 1283 Dorchester Ave. According to police, one of the four walked into the shop around 3:30 p.m...
My Dorchester , 8/21/14 - 11:14 am
Date:  Sun, 08/24/2014 (All day) COME JOIN THE FREEE URBAN MUSIC FESTIVAL STARTING AT 2PM IN CITY HALL!!!!
My Dorchester , 8/21/14 - 10:36 am
Date:  Thu, 08/21/2014 (All day) Come explore Boston's Creativity! Attend the AFH Art Show! All art exhibited and sold, are from...
My Dorchester , 8/21/14 - 10:09 am
Date:  Sat, 08/23/2014 (All day)   When:  August 23rd starting at 10am Where:  590 Washington St. Dorchester, MA 02124...
My Dorchester , 8/21/14 - 9:43 am
Date:  Fri, 08/22/2014 (All day) Bus Stop: 1956, G -96 min. A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/20/14 - 7:48 pm
Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:40Boston Police report a man was shot around 7:40 p.m. just outside the station.Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
My Dorchester , 8/20/14 - 11:37 am
Date:  Wed, 08/20/2014 (All day) TONIGHT!! Come by Elmhurst Park starting at 6:30pm for an awesome concert and back-to-school...
My Dorchester , 8/20/14 - 9:14 am
Date:  Wed, 08/27/2014 (All day) The evening is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged at huntingtontheatre.org/...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/19/14 - 7:41 pm
The Supreme Judicial Court today gave Suffolk County prosecutors a choice: They can retry Mario Gonzalez of Dorchester for stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2009 or they can accept reducing his current conviction from first to second-degree murder. A...
My Dorchester , 8/19/14 - 2:32 pm
Date:  Mon, 09/08/2014 (All day) We're Hiring! Girls' LEAP is hiring Teen Mentors ('TM') to work with us this school...
My Dorchester , 8/19/14 - 12:53 pm
You're invited to BCYF's Ice Cream Social!!!  August 19th from 4-6pm at J.P Licks in Mission Hill!    FREE ICECREAM!    Contact Erika.Bulter@boston.gov with questions!
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 8/17/14 - 1:48 pm
So this guy Marc Butler put this out the other day and it’s pure brilliance. I’m lining up some Dot Ales right now and will be issuing this very challenge shortly. PMS should not be taken lightly and we should raising awareness!
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/16/14 - 3:10 pm
Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:00Around 3 p.m. on Cawfield Street, near Elder. Police are looking for a dark-skinned man, possibly Cape Verdean,, 6'1", some facial hair, in a gray scally cap, black shirt and 3/4-length gray shorts. Free tagging: GunsUphams...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/15/14 - 11:55 pm
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 23:45Around 11:45 p.m. on Rosedale Street near Whitfield. Arriving officers did not find a victim; he was dropped off at Carney Hospital about ten minutes later. Police are looking for a younger man in a white hoodie who fired seven...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/15/14 - 8:09 pm
The Braintree guy who painted a Maserati to look like a police cruiser spent some time tooling around Dorchester today. Jay Kelly spotted him at Adams and Park streets in Fields Corner. Of course, the effect that got him in a spot of trouble on the South...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 8/15/14 - 11:17 am
The Supreme Judicial Court today set out new rules by which criminal defendants whose cases are dismissed or terminated can have their records sealed - with the goal of making it easier to do so if they can prove they're unable to get a job or housing...