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Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/22/14 - 5:10 pm
A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail today on charges he shot Shannon Richardson to death on Dudley Street yesterday afternoon. Richardson, known to his friends as Cannon, had just turned onto Dudley from Humphreys Street around 1:25 p.m. when...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/22/14 - 4:38 pm
Sun, 05/18/2014 - 20:00A homeless man was arraigned on a variety of charges this week after he allegedly went nuts on a Route 22 driver who let him ride for free after the fare machine wouldn't accept his dollar bills, the Suffolk County District...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/22/14 - 3:47 pm
A gas-main break at Dorchester Avenue and E. Cottage Street this afternoon filled the neighborhood with the smell of gas and created gridlock as the intersection got shot to let National Grid repair the pipe.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/22/14 - 11:34 am
Michael Gemma, 30, faces a minimum of 15 years in federal prison following his conviction this week on charges of using force, fraud and coercion to cause a minor to engage in prostitution and transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/22/14 - 10:06 am
Peter Carvalho, 25, is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he gunned down a man outside 742 Dudley St. yesterday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Carvalho will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. Innocent, etc.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/22/14 - 8:39 am
From the Boston City Archives. See it larger. May 22, 1964 was a nice day. A little windy, perhaps, but with temperatures in the 70s, it was a good day to open the windows or go outside and chat with a neighbor, which is what one resident was doing early...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/21/14 - 11:26 pm
Around 11 p.m., southbound near Columbia Road, according to Boston EMS Incidents reports. I-93 south quickly became a parking lot as first responders raced to the scene.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/21/14 - 1:48 pm
Wed, 05/21/2014 - 13:35UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim died. Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Dudley Street near Humphreys Street. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries. An officer driving to the hospital in...
My Dorchester , 5/21/14 - 10:22 am
Date:  Sun, 05/25/2014 - 11:00am The 34th Annual Memorial Day Mass in memory of the deceased will be celebrated on May 25 at 11am in the Gilman Chapel (Cedar Grove Cemetary, 920 Adams Street in...
My Dorchester , 5/21/14 - 10:07 am
Date:  Sat, 05/24/2014 - 1:00pm Join the Boston Project Ministries for their Field Day for Peace event which takes place on May 24 from 1pm to 6pm. The event will take place at Walsh Park (967...
My Dorchester , 5/21/14 - 9:29 am
Date:  Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:30pm Viet-AID's Peer Leadership Program is hosting a Community Forum on May 27 from 4:30pm to 5:45pm. The forum will take place at the Vietnamese American...
My Dorchester , 5/21/14 - 8:46 am
Date:  Fri, 05/23/2014 - 6:00pm The Howard Art Projects (1486 Dorchester Ave) presents: National Geographic! This is a group exhibition featuring the work of Abbey Campbell, Nathaniel Grossman...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/21/14 - 7:36 am
Travis Lee announces the neighborhood's first space aimed at entrepreneurs in the Lenane Building at 1452 Dorchester Ave.
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...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/20/14 - 4:11 pm
FIELDS CORNER BUSINESS LABS LAUNCHES FIRST DORCHESTER CO-WORKING SPACE IN HISTORIC LENANE BUILDING DORCHESTER, MA (May 20, 2014) – Fields Corner Business Lab, a co-working space bringing together Dorchester’s entrepreneurs, small businesses and community...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/19/14 - 4:17 pm
It’s that time of year again….please come join us this Friday!
My Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 3:31 pm
Date:  Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:30am On May 26th at 10:30am, enjoy a unique blend of classic American folk songs and whimsical sing-along tunes for children in this upbeat performance by Grammy...
My Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 2:46 pm
Date:  Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:30pm The Family Today Ministry presents: Perspectives on Parenting on May 29 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Have you ever wondered... "What am I doing wrong? Am I being...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 2:33 pm
UPDATE: Firefighters made quick work of the fire. Firefighters are at Costas Provisions, 255 Southampton St., where a trailer caught on fire and the fire spread to the building it was parked next to. Mon, 05/19/2014 - 14:20
My Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 2:25 pm
Date:  Fri, 05/23/2014 - 7:30pm Come to Florian Hall at 7pm on May 23 for a night of fun. Help support the efforts of the Dorchester Day Parade Committee. There will be music, entertainment,...
My Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 2:08 pm
Date:  Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:00pm Dorchester House (1353 Dorchester Ave) is hosting a family fair on May 29 from 3pm to 7pm! This is a free community event to help celebrate the start of a happy...
My Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 1:53 pm
Date:  Sat, 05/24/2014 - 6:00pm The Strand Theater (543 Columbia Rd in Dorchester) is hosting Teen Empowerment's 22nd Annual Youth Peace Conference on May 24 at 6pm. 35 Dorchester and...
My Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 1:10 pm
Date:  Sat, 05/31/2014 - 10:00am Epilepsy New England is hosting the 21st Annual Walk for Epilepsy on May 31 at Pope John Paul II Park! The walk will start at 10am, register as early as 8:30am...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 12:49 pm
Police are keeping a wary eye on a coyote first reported at lunchtime at Dorchester Avenue and Linden Street. Around 12:45, it was reported on Orchardfield Street, three blocks south. It was not reported to be bothering anybody, and officers are leaving...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/18/14 - 8:47 am
Sun, 05/18/2014 - 02:10Stanley Staco reports a man sitting in a Jeep outside 207 Woodrow Ave. was shot twice shortly after 2 a.m. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/17/14 - 11:52 pm
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 13:15Boston Police report that officers looking for a vehicle in connection with a housebreak on Florida Street in Dorchesterday yesterday afternoon soon spotted it. And when the driver made a right turn onto Bruce street without...
Candelaria Silva , 5/17/14 - 8:55 am
Do. Doing. Done.  Let me expound. Do What does s/he do?  Not what they say they’re going to do.  Not what you assume they’ll do.  Not what you want them to do.  Not what you think they’re capable of doing.  Not what they say they’ll do. Not,...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/16/14 - 1:26 pm
The owner of Peggy O'Neil's, 1310 Dorchester Ave., agreed to pay the fine to settle a lawsuit charging it with refusing entrance to blacks, Hispanics and Cape Verdeans, the state Attorney General's office announced today. The Attorney General's office...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/14/14 - 11:18 pm
I have to thank Maria Stephanos for being so gracious tonight. What an incredible story about my old friend Brian Landry. I would name her an honorary Dot Rat….but her family has roots in our beloved neighborhood. Some of you may remember Deb...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 4:58 pm
John Graham, 19, was sentenced today to five to six years in state prison for a double shooting three weeks after an Irish immigrant was shot to death on his way home in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Prosecutors had...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 12:53 pm
Date:  Wed, 05/21/2014 - 6:00pm The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to an update on ongoing improvements to...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 11:48 am
Date:  Thu, 05/15/2014 - 8:00am Greater Grove Hall Main Streets will be hosting a Small Business Owner's breakfast on May 15 from 8am to 10am. This meeting will allow business owners to...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 11:36 am
Date:  Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00am On May 18, Dorchester Historical Society (195 Boston Street) goes behind the scenes to allow visitors of all ages a peak at spaces in its properties that are...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 11:30 am
Date:  Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:45pm Monthly meetings of the Hancock Street Civic Association will be held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at 540 Columbia Road in...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 11:16 am
Date:  Mon, 06/02/2014 (All day) The next cycle of STRIVE for the Future starts on June 2 for youth ages 18 to 24 at 651 Washington Street in Dorchester. Earn up to $75 a week! Prep for the...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 11:01 am
Date:  Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:00am Carney Hospital (2100 Dorchester Ave) is hosting a free Family Health & Nutrition Fair on May 17 from 10am to 2pm. The event will include health screenings...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 10:40 am
Date:  Sat, 07/12/2014 - 12:30pm Four Corners Main Streets is hosting a series of art & culture events from May 17 to September 12. Discover artists living in the neighborhood, try your...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 9:59 am
Date:  Sat, 05/17/2014 - 11:00am Due to the forecast rain the Kite & Bike Festival has been postponed to Sunday, May 18.   Come fly a kite! Come ride a bike! Don't miss the 4th...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 9:47 am
Date:  Mon, 06/16/2014 - 9:30am Mayor Martin J. Walsh  will host Neighborhood Coffee Hour at Martin Tot Lot (95 Myrtlebank Avenue in Dorchester). The event will take place on June 16...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 9:17 am
Date:  Thu, 05/15/2014 - 7:00pm The Kroc Center is hosting a free Spring Cello Concert with Graham Boswell and Chenshayang Huang on May 15 at 7pm. The event will take place at 650 Dudley Street...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 9:08 am
Date:  Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:30pm Make your date memorable and have a good time with your significant other! The Kroc Center is hosting a Culinary Couples Night where couples will prepare and...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 8:41 am
Date:  Sat, 06/14/2014 - 9:00am Join the Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition on June 14 from 9am to 1pm for the 7th Annual Moving for Life event. The event will take place at the Boston...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/14/14 - 2:14 am
Come take a class or just stop down and show support this Friday evening May 16th. TMX Boxing Academy in Randolph will be hosting a BOX-A-THON in honor of Daniel Ferguson. On April 2, 2014 Daniel Ferguson died while barricading a door at Fort Hood...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/13/14 - 9:37 pm
Boston Police identified the man shot to death in a car on Cawfield Street in Dorchester on Thursday as 28-year-old Gilson Semedo, 28, of Roxbury.
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/13/14 - 3:01 pm
Rolling….in my 5.0…got the rag top down so my hair can blow. Sorry, having a moment there. Apparently Vanilla Ice is shopping at Guitar Center in Braintree today. How do I know? Well listen, when your white Mustang has a fin the size of a 727...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/13/14 - 7:43 am
Peter Sipe, a sixth-grade teacher at Boston Collegiate Charter School in Dorchester, recounts how he uses copies of the Metro in the classroom, because it "teaches kids stuff they need to know." For example: Several weeks ago a student raised her hand to...
My Dorchester , 5/12/14 - 7:09 pm
Date:  Sat, 05/17/2014 - 9:00am The Ashmont Hill Association is hosting its 35th annual Garage Sale on May 17 from 9am to 2pm.  Antiques, furniture, tools, computers and household items...
My Dorchester , 5/12/14 - 5:31 pm
Date:  Sun, 05/18/2014 (All day) Close to Home (c2home.org) is teaming up with Fajitas & ‘Ritas in support of an opportunity of educational exchange work to prevent domestic &...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/12/14 - 10:55 am
Transit Police report this video, taken at JFK/UMass last Wednesday, shows a bicycle thief thinking he's making an easy score when he finds a bike not locked to a bike rack - only to learn it has a wheel lock. Please secure your bicycles!
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/12/14 - 8:38 am
It's a Monday-morning slog on the Red Line inbound from Braintree, thanks to signal issues. Meanwhile, an Orange Line train refused to get out of bed at Oak Grove.