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My Dorchester , 6/4/14 - 9:18 am
Date:  Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:00pm The Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, presented by Walgreens, takes place on June 5 from noon to 8pm at City Hall Plaza in Boston. This is the 32nd annual Scooper Bowl...
My Dorchester , 6/4/14 - 8:05 am
Date:  Fri, 06/06/2014 - 5:30pm Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) presents: Got Talent Showcase! This is a community event where youth can showcase their talents! The show will take...
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...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 11:30 am
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:00Around 10 a.m. a man was carjacked at Blue Hill Ave. and Woodrow Avenue by two men with a gun, who then abandoned his car just a couple blocks away. Not long after, Rosa's Family Market, 696 Blue Hill Ave., was held up by two men,...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 9:48 am
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 09:35The RTN Federal Credit Union branch at 1205 Adams St. was held up shortly after 9:30 a.m. Free tagging: Bank robberiesDorchester Lower MillsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
My Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 9:25 am
Date:  Sat, 06/21/2014 - 11:30am The Codman Square Health Center and CEHSID are hosting a Men's Health Symposium on June 21 from 11:30am to 2:00pm at The Great Hall (6 Norfolk Street in...
My Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 9:09 am
Date:  Sat, 06/07/2014 - 7:00pm The Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPN-ULEM) is proud to present the Fourth Annual Evening of Elegance & Jazz! The...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 8:40 am
Firefighters are at 43 Winston Rd., battling a fire that broke out on the third floor shortly before 8:30 a.m. Mon, 06/02/2014 - 08:30
My Dorchester , 6/2/14 - 8:39 am
Date:  Fri, 06/06/2014 - 3:00pm Join our veterans and our local celebrities for an afternoon of fun at Fenway Park. Honor their sacrifice on June 6 from 3pm to 6pm. Proceeds from the event will...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 6/1/14 - 6:35 pm
On the Dot Out float Dorchester came out to celebrate itself today, with the annual parade from Lower Mills all the way up Dot. Ave. to Savin Hill. Unlike last year's parade, at which both marchers and viewers wilted on a hot, humid day, today was...
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...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/31/14 - 12:24 pm
Well, it’s that time again and everyone needs the customary Dot Day tshirt to go along with the two 30 packs of suds. Check out this bad Larry put out by my friends at Beantown Athletics. This is easily the hottest shirt for Dot Day 2014! These...
Candelaria Silva , 5/31/14 - 9:14 am
Why silence? I go to silence first when the room has heated up.  Sometimes I’m in the room, completely.  Sometimes it looks like I’m there, but I’m really  far, far away not imagining a beach or a mountain with vistas on view but burrowed deep within to...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/31/14 - 12:16 am
A train bound for Ashmont is instead bound for Valhalla after gasping its last at Savin Hill shortly after midnight. On the plus side, smoke didn't fill the first car
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/31/14 - 12:04 am
Thu, 05/29/2014 - 02:20Boston Police report arresting two men for a robbery at gunpoint right outside the apartment from which they'd called for a pizza early Thursday.Free tagging: GunspizzaNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/29/14 - 8:15 pm
Bob Wahlberg: This is my Dorchester from Cecily on Vimeo.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/29/14 - 7:12 am
Wed, 05/28/2014 - 22:25Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday on Bernard Street, near Talbot. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
My Dorchester , 5/28/14 - 11:02 am
Date:  Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:30pm Two exciting events are taking place at the Dot2Dot on May 29 and May 30! On May 29 at 6:30pm, a book discussion of The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer will be...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/28/14 - 10:53 am
UPDATE: WHDH reports the boy, 2, has died. Police are at 131 Columbia Rd. Dan Hausle at WHDH reports the child's condition is "not good." Ken MacLeod at WBZ reports investigators are looking at whether the boy fell from the roof or a fourth-floor window.
My Dorchester , 5/28/14 - 9:57 am
Date:  Sat, 05/31/2014 - 9:00am VietAID will have a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Saturday May 31 at 9am. The ceremony will take place at 455 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Bloomfield...
My Dorchester , 5/28/14 - 9:33 am
Date:  Sat, 06/07/2014 - 9:00am Calling all youth ages 11-15! Healthy relationships take thought. Stop, think and then act. It's okay to wait! Find the answers to a healthy relationship by...
My Dorchester , 5/27/14 - 10:55 am
Date:  Sun, 06/01/2014 - 1:00pm The 110th Dorchester Day Parade will take place on Sunday, June 1! Each year, the parade commences on the first Sunday in June. The parade starts at 1pm in Lower...
My Dorchester , 5/27/14 - 10:16 am
Date:  Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:00am On every Tuesday from July 15 to August 5, free concerts will take place at 11am between the White Stadium and the Giraffe Entrance to the Zoo. Your kids won...
My Dorchester , 5/27/14 - 9:04 am
Date:  Sat, 06/07/2014 - 11:00am The Mather Elementary School is hosting the fifth annual Spring Fling event on June 7 from 11am to 2pm! This fun packed event will take place at Meeting House...
My Dorchester , 5/27/14 - 8:28 am
Date:  Thu, 06/05/2014 - 6:00pm The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston present the fourth annual Passing the Mic event. Passing the Mic will take place at the Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road in...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/26/14 - 10:58 pm
Mon, 05/26/2014 - 05:30The Globe reports residents around the intersection of Wendover and Quincefield streets were awoken around 5:30 a.m. by some 20 shots. The intersection is near where Shannon Richardson was shot to death last Wednesday. Free tagging...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/26/14 - 11:40 am
See it larger. Nancy attended the Cedar Grove Memorial Day parade.
Candelaria Silva , 5/26/14 - 10:24 am
If you can’t get what you want, could you learn to want something else? People do this every day. They make a new dream when they realize that an old dream isn’t being realized. Instead of having one goal that you focus on singularly, could you come up...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/24/14 - 8:39 am
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 23:30Stanley Staco reports a woman stabbed her boyfriend in the chest around around 11:30 p.m. on Friday at 10 Esmond St. Free tagging: KnivesNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/22/14 - 11:43 pm
There are few things that strike at my core quite like our nation’s veterans. Like many of us, I am fully aware of the sacrifice and struggle vets have endured since the Boston campaign, the very essence of that sacrifice provides me the freedom to...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/22/14 - 10:23 pm
Want to let off some steam? Dorchester’s premiere hardcore band will be performing twice this weekend. What we have here is a crew of seasoned vets throwing all their cards on the table. The Dot Rats pull no punches with their lyrics and deliver...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/22/14 - 7:06 pm
The Herald reports on a campaign to get a statue in the city for Dorchester's disco diva, who, unlike the newest person to get a statue, never derided her hometown.
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/22/14 - 5:48 pm
Twenty five years ago today, Dorchester lost one of its sons. Gerard Duchaney was taken from us much too soon like other beloved Dot Rats from his era with names like Maffie, Holloran, Noble, and Santangelo.  Even though Neponset lost a little piece of...
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...