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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: ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/6/14 - 5:03 pm
The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that the perpetual candidate has sued Secretary of State William Galvin for barring her from the Democratic ballot for Carlos Henriquez's old seat on the grounds she didn't switch from being a Republican to being a...
My Dorchester , 3/6/14 - 1:22 pm
Boston Public Schools (BPS) Parent University believes that every BPS family is equipped and empowered to advocate and partner with schools to ensure every child has access to a quality education and achieves excellence in school. Parent University will...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/6/14 - 1:02 pm
A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment on charges he put a bullet in the back of another man's head after a Christmas-eve concert. Ian Holness, 27, stood behind a door as murder and illegal-weapons charges were read...
My Dorchester , 3/6/14 - 12:10 pm
This year SCI has been able to deepen relationships with previous host sites as well as bring new host sites into the program. We are currently recruiting host sites for Fall 2014. If you think that your organization or know of another organization that...
My Dorchester , 3/6/14 - 11:42 am
On Friday, March 7 Dot 2 Dot Cafe will host live music from Alexis Paraschos and band. This event will take place at Dot 2 Dot Cafe located at 1739 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Alexis Paraschos and band have just released a new...
My Dorchester , 3/6/14 - 10:51 am
On Saturday, March 8 the Dorchester Arts Collaborative will host Paint & Pour to Wellness. This event will take place at Dorchester Arts Collaborative located at 157A Washington Street in Dorchester from 5-8 pm. In honor of International Women's Day...
My Dorchester , 3/6/14 - 9:49 am
Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) is partnering with 10 organizations to host a 2-day cross neighborhood conversation on community health in North Dorchester. Bowdoin Geneva, Fields Corner, Grove Hall, and Uphams Corner share many of the same...
Candelaria Silva , 3/6/14 - 12:10 am
The brown sock had been missing for weeks, long past the point where it should have been consigned to the pile of mate-less socks pressed into new service as polishing mitts.  Yet it was a favorite whose color matched a pair of slacks, who fit up over my...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/5/14 - 6:09 pm
Ian Holness, 27, will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court tomorrow for the fatal shooting of Rashaan O'Neil, 34, at a party at 92 Wales St. early last Christmas, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Holness was arrested today by...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/5/14 - 2:03 pm
The Walsh honeymoon is over for one irate Dorchester citizen, who files a report about an apparently abandoned car on Downer Avenue:
Son of Codman Square , 3/5/14 - 1:33 pm
The Fenway High Lady Panthers basketball team gets a much deserved rest while they await the winner of tonight's Pope John vs. New Mission MIAA Division 4 North semi-final. Tonight's contest takes place at Mystic Valley High at 7pm.Fenway will play the...
Son of Codman Square , 3/5/14 - 12:49 pm
The Boston Public Schools 2013-14 high school basketball regular season and tournament champion New Mission High School boys basketball team will face Lynn Classical High tomorrow,March 6th in the MIAA Division 2 North basketball semi-final game.The game...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/5/14 - 9:07 am
A Dorchester woman has gotten so sick of what she says are incessant calls from a debt-collection company over some other woman's debts that she's sued to make the calls stop. In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, the woman says...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/4/14 - 9:25 pm
The Dorchester Reporter reports Dan Hunt won the Democratic primary, which means he'll be the next state rep, since there weren't any Republicans signed up to run.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/4/14 - 8:31 pm
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:10A man was arrested yesterday after, police say, an officer found a gun in his waistband. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, this was Wesner Theodore's fifth gun-related arrest in his 26 years:Free tagging:...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/4/14 - 4:49 pm
Several city councilors say they're not opposed to medical marijuana but that Southampton Street is just the wrong place for one of the two dispensaries provisionally approved by the state because it's already in the middle of an area with large...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/3/14 - 5:39 pm
The Animal Rescue League reports it was called to a Dorchester playground today to try to round up a pair of Guinea fowl. They report they caught one, but the other one flew away. Not the kind of birds usually seen in a Dorchester playground.