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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
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/20/14 - 11:22 am
Photo by BFD. State Police and BFD raced up and down 93 to the Dorchester Yacht Club around 10:10 a.m. when a dump truck swerved off I-93 northbound, careened down an embankment and wound up in the water by the yacht club. They got the driver out; are...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/20/14 - 10:46 am
Scott Van Voorhis says all signs point to the imminent yuppification of Dorchester, even though, as he notes a couple of times, it's really a series of "mini neighborhoods," including, at least according to him, Andrew Square. Whatever, young...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/20/14 - 9:29 am
Mon, 01/20/2014 - 08:10Da Mat, 80 Glenway St., shortly after 8 a.m. The suspect is described as black, about 5'8" and 170 lbs., early 20s, wearing a black hoodie and black pants and speaking with what might be a Jamaican accent. He fled toward Fowler....
Candelaria Silva , 1/18/14 - 2:02 pm
This is How: Help for the Self: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude, & More. For Young and Old Alike.”is one of those books that you read while underlining and turning down the...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/16/14 - 6:17 pm
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:10Boston Police report arresting a man who tried to rob a bank well after it was closed.Free tagging: Citizens BankNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/16/14 - 2:52 pm
A Dorchester District Court judge set bail of $50,000 today for Cedrick Slayden, 18, arrested yesterday after an alleged failed home invasion that left another man dead. But Judge James Coffey revoked Slayden's bail on an outstanding charge of larcenty...
My Dorchester , 1/16/14 - 11:52 am
Date:  Mon, 01/20/2014 - 10:00am Monday, Jan. 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Come out and voluneer! Honor the Reverend Martin Luther King...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/16/14 - 11:20 am
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 09:00This morning at 1096 Blue Hill Ave. Suspects are described as four very thin Hispanic males, two of whom ran down Blue Hill Avenue toward Morton Street. The other two were in a red vehicle that police stopped on Blue Hill Avenue...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/16/14 - 8:16 am
The Globe reports the French consul in Boston visited the Codman Academy Charter Public School to tell students his gouvernment will only stop warning its citoyens to avoid Dorchester when it becomes safe. But le dude said it could be done: He noted...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/15/14 - 10:06 pm
Wed, 01/15/2014 - 20:55Stanley Staco reports the man was shot around 8:55 p.m. at 955 Blue Hill Ave. He may have been fired at eight times. Police are looking for a man in a gray hoodie and sweatpants, who ran to Donald Road and got into a silver Impala...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 1/15/14 - 10:00 pm
It’s been 18 years since my younger brother walked through the door with his new baby boy in his arms. My brother was extremely nervous about his new role, I can remember his face turning bright red when he couldn’t figure out how to get his...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/15/14 - 4:02 pm
THURSDAY UPDATE: The Licensing Board granted the request for a beer and wine license. The Boston Licensing Board could vote Thursday whether to let a shuttered Vietnamese market on Dorchester Avenue be turned into an upscale shop selling everything a...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/15/14 - 12:06 pm
Wed, 01/15/2014 - 08:00The Globe reports on an incident this morning in an Esmond Street apartment. A second home invader fled, was arrested by police. UPDATE: Boston Police report charging the second alleged invader, Cedric Slayden, 18,, with illegal...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 1/14/14 - 3:01 pm
When Det. William Gallagher of the BPD's licensed premises unit finds very young looking people drinking in a bar and they hand over licenses that seem to show they're over 21, he likes to ask them questions on the information on the cards. Such as what...