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Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/30/14 - 8:58 am
Today's complaint comes not from Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, but Ashmont Street in Dorchester, where a fed-up citizen complains about one of our many longstanding relics of a bygone era: Remove tilted old trolley pole! In the middle of the sidewalk...
My Dorchester , 6/30/14 - 8:48 am
Date:  Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:00pm Are you new to Boston? Get some advice! The Mayor's Office of New Bostonians are offering Free Immigration Advice at Boston City Hall over the next several...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/27/14 - 10:52 pm
For the second time this month, a commercial fireworks display went off over Dorchester Bay last night. Although, both of these were paid for using private funds for a private event, given the fact that we all have to listen to them, shouldn't the...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/27/14 - 7:48 pm
How about 6 p.m. on a summer Friday on the Expressway southbound in Dorchester? Emily Murphy, who took the photo, reports "it was almost gridlock."
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/27/14 - 4:23 pm
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 16:05Shortly after 4 p.m. on Topliff Street near Stonehurst. The homicide unit was summoned due to the severity of his injuries. The suspect was described as a 5'6" black man in a green shirt and gray pants who jumped into a late-model...
My Dorchester , 6/25/14 - 2:39 pm
Date:  Sat, 07/05/2014 - 10:00am The Codman Square Farmers' Market is starting on June 7 every Saturday until October 25 from 10am to 3pm! The market will set up at Codman Square Park (...
My Dorchester , 6/25/14 - 2:19 pm
Date:  Tue, 07/01/2014 - 6:30pm Following the Kite & Art Festival on June 28th, Friends of Ronan Park is hosting a meeting at the Bowdoin Street Health Center on July 1st from 6:30pm to 8:...
My Dorchester , 6/25/14 - 12:46 pm
Date:  Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:00pm On July 2 from 6pm to 8pm, a National Park Ranger will conduct a guided walk of Franklin Park called "Country in the City." This walking tour meets at...
My Dorchester , 6/25/14 - 12:27 pm
Date:  Sun, 07/13/2014 - 9:00am Mayor Walsh's World Soccer Celebration takes place on June 28 and July 13. On June 28 at 9:00am, there will be a Youth Tournament at Saunders Stadium (...
My Dorchester , 6/25/14 - 12:00 pm
Date:  Fri, 06/27/2014 (All day) Come to Bike Friday for fun, music, food and biking at City Hall Plaza on June 27 and August 29. FREE breakfast will be provided by Boloco! To register, visit...
My Dorchester , 6/25/14 - 11:26 am
Date:  Thu, 06/26/2014 - 4:00pm Don't miss the Uphams Corner (500 Columbia Road) Sizzling Summer Kickoff Party on June 26 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. Celebrate the beginning of summer with...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 6/23/14 - 4:33 pm
There is just something so friggin cool about bagpipers rolling into a pub like this. It’s one part testosterone one part nostalgic and another part “drink up because these guys are going to wipe out all the beer”. The swagger meter is...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/23/14 - 4:30 pm
Sad Angry Boys. Usin Guns For Toys. Playin Seek And Hide. Doin Drive Byes In A Stolen Ride. Blood On Their Hands. Runnin In Badlands. Sad Angry Men. So Sad, So Sad, But Then.... But Then, What Do We Expect? It's Just Cause and Effect. Topics: ...
My Dorchester , 6/23/14 - 12:01 pm
Date:  Thu, 06/26/2014 - 6:00pm The Annual Boston Main Streets Awards will take place on June 26th at 6pm located at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester. Join your community for a fun evening to...
My Dorchester , 6/23/14 - 10:28 am
Date:  Fri, 06/27/2014 - 6:00pm Mayor Marty Walsh presents a Friday Night Dance Party on June 27 from 6pm to 10pm. The party will take place at Boston City Hall. All ages are welcome to this...
Candelaria Silva , 6/21/14 - 7:39 am
When you were young, did you realize you were young? When I was young, I didn’t know I was young. I sometimes knew I was the youngest person in the room.  This happened often as I was growing up because I skipped Kindergarten and one grade in...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 6/18/14 - 7:30 pm
So I gotta send a big shout out to my good friend and birthday boy Tommy Mac for inviting me down to his shop a few days back. He was filming a show with another fellow Dot Rat and woodworking enthusiast, Paul Wahlberg. If you haven’t seen Tommy...
Dotmass , 6/18/14 - 12:59 pm
this is a nifty idea, hoping Dorchester folks will come out in droves to support this endeavor! onthedotbooks Rosanne Foleyhttps://plus.google.com/104824784014756076480noreply@blogger.com0
My Dorchester , 6/18/14 - 10:29 am
Date:  Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:00pm The first Fields Corner Civic Association Community Meeting will take place on June 23 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at St. Ambrose Church (240 Adams Street in...
My Dorchester , 6/18/14 - 10:16 am
Date:  Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:30pm WGBH & The City of Boston invite YOU to a special preview of America Experience's Freedom Summer from acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Following the...
My Dorchester , 6/18/14 - 9:11 am
Date:  Thu, 06/19/2014 (All day) On June 19, Dot 2 Dot Cafe will be hosting live music featuring Alexi Paraschos and his band. If your heart is in music but life has taken you down a different...
My Dorchester , 6/18/14 - 8:46 am
Date:  Fri, 07/04/2014 - 3:00pm The Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market starts on June 20th and continues every Friday until October 17. The market will go from 3pm to 7pm at the plaza...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/18/14 - 8:07 am
A concerned citizen complains about a motorcycle parked on the sidewalk on Harley Street in Dorchester. H/t eeka.
My Dorchester , 6/18/14 - 8:01 am
Date:  Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:00pm On June 22, the Franklin Park Coalition will host Out of the Park at 4pm on the Playstead Ballfields between the Zoo & the Stadium. This is a FREE event to...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/17/14 - 9:55 pm
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 20:45Around 9:45 p.m., police found a man with gunshot wounds to the stomach and leg on Harvard Street near Washington Street. Minutes later, they found a 16-year-old stabbed in the head a couple blocks away on Gaylord Street. Police...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 6/17/14 - 6:57 pm
Be sure to check out Boston’s Best take on the Dublin All Stars this Friday!!
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/17/14 - 5:50 pm
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:04Boston Police report subduing a man who punched an officer - and reached for a loaded gun - while being arrested around 7 p.m. on Monday at 3 Bakersfield St. in Dorchester. According to police, officers on special patrol due to an...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/17/14 - 3:43 pm
The Dig reports organizers of a recent foreclosed-house takeover in Dorchester are talking to the Federal Housing Finance Agency about a pilot program that would aim to help people rather than force them into homelessness.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/17/14 - 1:41 pm
Garrett Quinn was among the throng at the Banshee just knowing it was Ghana be a good match.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/16/14 - 10:36 pm
David Finnerty photographed Peabody Square tonight after the power around the T stop went out.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/16/14 - 11:27 am
Two men from Dorchester were among four indicted last week on federal charges of running a heroin ring out of a Hyde Park triple decker. According to a court filing, Osvaldo Ortiz-Ventara, 23, and Weslley Hernandez, 25, served as couriers for the ring....
My Dorchester , 6/16/14 - 10:20 am
Date:  Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:00pm The Dudley Common Farmers' Market starts on June 19 from 3pm to 7pm and continues every Thursday at the Dudley Town Common (Corner of Dudley Street and Blue...
My Dorchester , 6/16/14 - 9:54 am
Date:  Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:30am On June 20, the Kroc Center is hosting The World's Largest Swimming Lesson. Registration goes from 10am to 11am and is FREE! The lesson starts at 11:30am in...
My Dorchester , 6/16/14 - 8:41 am
Date:  Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:30pm On June 23, the next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be hosted at 1310 Dorchester Ave. The meeting will start at 6:30pm. Boston Police have said that crime has...
My Dorchester , 6/16/14 - 8:18 am
Date:  Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:00pm In April, St. Mark's Area Main Street held a Walk Audit with Walk Boston.  Participants learned about best practices for making neighborhoods welcoming...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/13/14 - 1:47 pm
UPDATE: Max found OK, tied to a post in Quincy. News around Dorchester reports: This poor dog is Max. He was taken from the corner of Adams Street and Gallivan Boulevard. The owner secured him to a pole as he had in the past to run into the store. and...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/13/14 - 7:55 am
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:14The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports the Mt. Washington bank branch at 489 Gallivan Blvd. was held up shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday by a scruffy-bearded white man in a Red Sox cap. The man was about 5'10" with a medium build...
Candelaria Silva , 6/12/14 - 9:35 am
Do you know who your father is? Bing . You get a point. Some people have no idea who their father is. Do you know if your father lives? Bing. You get a point. For many years, I didn’t know if my father was alive.   Did your father support you...
My Dorchester , 6/11/14 - 1:41 pm
Date:  Sat, 06/14/2014 (All day) An easy-paced, off-street ride for women and kids! 11:00 Registration, bike decorating and face...
My Dorchester , 6/11/14 - 11:16 am
Date:  Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:00pm Wondering what is going on behind the scenes at the Food Co-Op? Join the Dorchester Food Co-op for a Summer Meet & Greet at Restaurante Cesaria (266...
My Dorchester , 6/11/14 - 11:05 am
Date:  Sun, 06/15/2014 - 7:00am Join The Anointed Church for a march on Father's Day for peace and to end violence. Fathers Against Guns and Violence is calling on all fathers, grandfathers...
My Dorchester , 6/11/14 - 9:24 am
Date:  Thu, 06/19/2014 - 5:30pm Join the Dorchester Board of Trade for the next Business to Business Networking Event. This event will take place at Ester Restaurant (2261 Dorchester Ave) on...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/10/14 - 10:27 pm
Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:00Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed in the stomach around 10 p.m. at the Star Market at River and Washington streets. Police are looking for a woman seen running from the scene. Free tagging: KnivesDorchester Lower...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 6/10/14 - 5:27 pm
In the Mayor’s Kitchen from Kris Carter on Vimeo.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/10/14 - 5:11 pm
The Dorchester Reporter explains why the Kam Man supermarket on Allstate Road has been sealed off from the outside world.
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 6/10/14 - 3:54 pm
Through the years there have been families from Dorchester that have garnered a reputation for their will to fight. Whether it’s for a friend or a just cause, we have no shortage of folks that will raise a pen, voice or fist for the greater good....
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 6/10/14 - 2:50 pm
New Study Shows That Consumers Favor Aereo in Supreme Court Case against American Broadcasting Companies (via PRWeb) In anticipation of the Supreme Court decision for “American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.” market research...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 6/4/14 - 7:12 pm
MUST SEE: Jon Stewart Blasts Fox’s Smearing of Bergdahl’s Father Over His Beard (Video) (via Atlas Left) Demonstrating again why the folks at Fox News dislike him so much, Jon Stewart took them to task Tuesday night for their ad hominem...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 6/3/14 - 4:59 pm
Neighbors Supporting Neighbors and Having a Good Time! In their own words, “For many of us, our lives started at St. Margaret’s.  We were not just born here; for generations, it was an integral part of our community.  Many of us volunteered...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 6/1/14 - 11:46 am
The cars were lining my street, the yards were freshly groomed, and on this Dot Day the neighborhood was eerily quiet. It was the 1986 finals and the Boston Celtics held a 3-2 lead going into game six. Nobody was moving until this game was decided and...