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Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/18/14 - 3:18 pm
Boston Magazine does an interview through e-mail with John Henry on his thoughts on saving the Globe and journalism. Among other things, he acknowledges plans to sell the Globe's 16 acres on Morrissey Boulevard, move the Globe to "a smaller, more...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/18/14 - 11:17 am
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 09:50Transit Police report arresting Joel Casanova, 34, of Dorchester, on charges he attacked the driver of his 22 bus after a woman whose attentions he sought told him to leave her alone. Police described the incident as the bus...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/16/14 - 1:06 pm
Sun, 02/16/2014 - 12:15Boston Police report arresting four people in a raid on the house at 161 Devon St. around 12:15 p.m. yesterday. Police say that, armed with a search warrant, officers seized a Lorcin .22 caliber firearm with magazine and ammunition...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/15/14 - 12:49 pm
Mass. Live records the scene at the Banshee this morning.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/15/14 - 10:56 am
Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:30Boston Police report drug officers who raided a house at 11 Treadway Rd. yesterday morning recovered quite a stash:Free tagging: Savin HillGunsKnivesNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Candelaria Silva , 2/13/14 - 10:45 pm
I’ve recently found tranquility in unexpected actions and moments.  I am grateful to have learned to recognize and savor these opportunities where I once would have rushed through them.  Hurry-hurry, getting nowhere. Ironing – Recently Ironing...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/13/14 - 8:30 am
Photo by State Police. A tractor trailer burst into flames shortly before 6 a.m. on the southbound Expressway by the gas tank, completely shutting the southbound side of the road and causing significant delays on the northbound side. The Boston Fire...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/12/14 - 11:01 pm
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 21:40Police are looking for a trio of Hispanic men who held up a pizza deliverer at gunpoint around 9:40 p.m. outside 145 Intervale St. - to which he'd been summoned with a pizza. After taking his phone, money and the pizza, one of the...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/12/14 - 4:07 pm
Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say they found under the basement stairs of the home at 5 Leroy St. early this morning. Police say they were called around 2:15 a.m. after the resident's girlfriend heard "a loud bang" from the...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 2/12/14 - 1:00 am
Years back I end up crossing paths with this burly Irish kid from Lynn. Being the prototypical young Dot Rat, I didn’t care much for people outside my own neighborhood but this kid was different. It seemed no matter what he did, it was with a...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/12/14 - 12:42 am
A man clutching his waist in a Dorchester liquor store last night was ordered held in lieu of $150,000 bail today after prosecutors said he was packing a loaded .357 gun. It's the fourth arrest on illegal-weapons charges for Brandon Jesarum since 2001,...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 2/11/14 - 3:05 pm
Just in case it didn’t already suck to be a Somali pirate. The nation that brought you the simultaneous triple sniper shot from the back of at listing ship has decided to change the game again….why? And you thought Maine was full of a bunch...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 2/11/14 - 12:30 pm
I just wanted to send a shout out to fellow Dot Rat Kevin Hayes for capturing the Beanpot MVP with 2 goals during the tourney. Fietelberg from Barstool Sports wrote that this tip by Pat Brown was possibly the filthiest he’s seen. I would have to...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/10/14 - 2:02 pm
The Globe reports on the 11:35 a.m. incident involving a route-41 bus. Photo of the scene.
My Dorchester , 2/10/14 - 12:26 pm
Date:  Fri, 02/21/2014 - 6:00pm EDIBLE STORIES: Dinner and Open Mic Co-sponsored by Write on the DOT and Dorchester Community Food Co-...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/9/14 - 3:03 pm
Blanket is where victim was pinned. Photo by BFD. The Boston Fire Department reports a man was pumping gas at the Citgo station at 741 Morrissey Blvd. around 8:15 this morning when the driver of a car behind him failed to stop: It moved his car out of...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 2/7/14 - 8:02 pm
So I reached out on FB a few weeks back asking everyone to let me know if they had a loved one in the military. I want to give each and every one of these amazing young adults a little spotlight here on the site. My first email came in from Beth Emery....
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/6/14 - 4:40 pm
Henriquez makes his case to the House. The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly today to expel convicted state Rep. Carlos Henriquez of Dorchester. In a speech to his now former colleagues, Henriquez insisted he was innocent and never attacked...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/6/14 - 12:52 pm
MassLive reports on the impending vote to expel state Rep. Carlos Henriquez (Dorchester). The NAACP wants a delay. Howie Carr (yep) wonders why him and not the other elected wrongdoers.
My Dorchester , 2/6/14 - 11:38 am
Date:  Sun, 03/02/2014 - 7:00pm Join St. Mark's Area Main Street Sunday, March 2 at 7pm,on the red carpet for a fabulous evening of...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/5/14 - 7:48 pm
Boston Police report they are looking for the driver of a sedan who hit a man on Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner last night, then just kept on driving. Witnesses told police the car was possibly a newer Camry or Maxima and that its driver fled on...
Candelaria Silva , 2/5/14 - 8:21 am
This is what I’ve observed:  that sometimes, most times the people who cut you are the closest to you, the ones you love, the ones who love you. Sometimes they cut you in anger. Sometimes they cut you in fear. Sometimes they cut you because you’re...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 2/4/14 - 9:27 pm
UPDATE: The Globe reports he died. Around 8:15 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue near the T stop. Due to the severity of the pedestrian's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned.
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 2/4/14 - 2:55 am
Fight Training from Dot Rat on Vimeo. Cool video right? There’s something about watching fight training that digs at your core and motivates you. The boxing scene around Boston has been buzzing over the past couple of months starting with the...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 2/3/14 - 6:49 pm
Oh…you thought I meant the drug? By the time I finish writing this, the topic will have been mulled over 3 million more times over the internet. I try and stay away from topics that get beat down….but why is everyone offended with this? Of...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 2/2/14 - 3:09 am
Ever wonder how middle aged Italian guys feel about Justin Bieber? (Language Warning)
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/31/14 - 12:48 pm
Boston Police report the man shot to death outside the Ashmont Tedeschi on Sunday was Julien Printemps, 22, of Charlestown.
My Dorchester , 1/31/14 - 12:18 pm
Date:  Thu, 02/13/2014 - 6:00pm THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER Thursday February 13 at 6pm the Uphams Corner Library...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/30/14 - 6:03 pm
Boston Police report the arrest of Javaine Watson, 23, for the murder of early on Dec. 14 of Romeo McCubbin. Watson was arrested this morning and ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court, the Suffolk County...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/30/14 - 10:17 am
Pointing to the recent spate of murders, the Japanese consulate in Boston yesterday joined France in urging its citizens to avoid the three neighborhoods: The number of gang-related murders so far this year in Boston is significantly higher than in past...
My Dorchester , 1/30/14 - 9:21 am
Date:  Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:00am ParkSCIENCE Children's Festival at Franklin Park Golf Course Thursday, February 20 at 10:00am - 2:00pm...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/29/14 - 5:21 pm
Acting School Superintendent John McDonough announced today that the state has chosen two private education groups to take over control of the Holland and Dever schools in Dorchester, which the state says BPS has been unable to get into shape and which...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/29/14 - 8:25 am
An inbound Orange Line train didn't even make it out of the starting gate at Oak Grove early this morning. Somewhere on the Ashmont branch of the Red Line, an outbound train felt that disturbance in the Force and went over to the dark side.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/28/14 - 6:01 pm
Ambulances took four students at the Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School to Boston Medical Center for checkups today after they shared pills and vitamins one of them brought in from home. All four turned out to be fine, Khita Pottinger, principal of the...
Candelaria Silva , 1/28/14 - 11:20 am
Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Social workers aim to open the doors of access and opportunity for everyone, particularly those in greatest need. National Association of...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/27/14 - 8:54 pm
Mayor Marty Walsh said tonight that murders over the past nine days in Dorchester and Mattapan are all likely part of the same gang feud - and he vowed to stop it now: This time last year, Boston had seen 15 shootings and 2 gun fatalities. Since...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/27/14 - 6:38 pm
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 02:00A man with past convictions for drug dealing and beating a public employee wound up under arrest early Saturday when police responding to a report of gunfire found him yelling at his ex-girlfriend through her car window - near his...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/27/14 - 10:54 am
Boston Police report the Youth Violence Strike Force and postal inspectors took Keyon Taylor, 21, into custody around 1:20 a.m. on Blue Hill Avenue. Meanwhile, an affidavit by a postal inspector working on the case suggests the investigation is not over...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/26/14 - 11:02 pm
Sun, 01/26/2014 - 21:50Updated Monday a.m. A man in his 20s was shot repeatedly outside the Tedischi shop at 1886 Dorchester Ave., around 9:50 p.m. Boston Police report he was pronounced dead at the scene. He is Boston's sixth murder victim this month....
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/26/14 - 9:41 pm
Source. Boston Police have identified the man shot to death on Callender Street Friday evening as Trevain Keene, 22. He leaves his wife Ashley and their daughter, Aminyah, born last July. He is also survived by his mother, three brothers and a sister....
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 1/26/14 - 4:15 pm
Yes it’s true….I was a Boy Scout. Good ole Troop 40 out of Saint Marks to be exact. I couldn’t pin down the exact time but if my memory serves me, my buddy Timmy across the street was the one who got me into it. He always had cool...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/24/14 - 6:59 pm
Boston Police report officers investigating a report of an illegal basement apartment at 8 Glenrose Rd. yesterday found five mistreated dogs:
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/24/14 - 6:03 pm
Over the past few days, four catalytic converters have been detached from vehicles, according to Capt. John Greland at C-6:
My Dorchester , 1/23/14 - 9:24 am
Date:  Fri, 01/24/2014 - 4:00pm On Friday, January 24, 2014, between the hours of 4 – 5pm, the Codman Square Branch of the Boston...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/23/14 - 9:05 am
Jeannie Doherty posted this photo of a completely blocked I-93 south at Savin Hill at 8 a.m.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/22/14 - 7:29 pm
Federal officials report arresting a Dorchester man for a December attack on a postal worker on Bailey Street - and say a second suspect - whom they say actually beat and shot the worker - remains at large.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/22/14 - 5:44 pm
Modee spotted this space saver on Mill Street in Dorchester.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/21/14 - 1:21 pm
A man taking a smoking break from bowling at Boston Bowl in Dorchester thought the odds at the shell game outside were pretty good: Put down $40 and if he guessed right, he'd win $100.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/21/14 - 12:22 am
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 19:30Boston Police report a delivery man from the Fields Corner Domino's was stuck up around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on East Cottage Street:Free tagging: KnivesUphams CornerNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/20/14 - 12:21 pm
Boston Police report the man found dead at the scene of an apparent armed home invasion on Esmond Street was Jordan Chinapoo, 20, of Roxbury