Dorchester blog posts

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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.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/11/14 - 9:21 pm
The remains of the motorcycle being towed away. Photo by John Connair. Police are investigating a collision around 8:20 p.m. on Columbia Road at Cushing Avenue that sent a motorcyclist to the ground with injuries that are not considered life threatening...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/11/14 - 4:02 pm
Rear of the house. Photo by BFD. Firefighters are at 21 E. Cottage St., for a two-alarm fire that broke out in the attic around 3:40 p.m. The bulk of the fire was reported knocked down shortly after 4 p.m. Front of the house (Photo by BFD):Sun, 05/11/...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/11/14 - 8:46 am
Sun, 05/11/2014 - 07:30Police are investigating two shots fired around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Geneva Avenue and Waldeck Street. No one was hit. Ophiuchus reports: I heard two bangs, sounded like 2 m80s went off over here. On Thursday, police...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/10/14 - 7:37 pm
Wow…feels good to be back writing again. Trying to find inspiration to write can be tough at times but, I figured why not combine two things I love…Ma and food. Personally I enjoy cooking for Ma since she is the one who actually taught me....
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/10/14 - 6:03 pm
Shortly before 6 p.m. on the second floor of 12 Holiday St. Sat, 05/10/2014 - 17:50
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/9/14 - 7:29 am
The Herald reports Boston Police yesterday rounded up 36 alleged drug dealers - 12 of them just on Waldeck Street in Fields Corner.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/8/14 - 11:09 pm
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 23:00A man was found shot in the stomach in a car on Cawfield Street near Eastman around 11 p.m. The homicide unit was called almost immediately. Police are looking for two Hispanic men, one in a gray T-shirt with long sleeves and jean...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/8/14 - 5:49 pm
The Dorchester Reporter reports on Hi Fi Pizza's latest tax-related shutdown.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/8/14 - 4:20 pm
To drop off some of the Globe Direct bags that keep getting dumped on our porch no matter how many times I contact Globe Direct to ask them to stop. If you live in Roslindale, West Roxbury or Hyde Park and have some of your own bags, let me know. I've...
Candelaria Silva , 5/8/14 - 11:27 am
Is that me? Am I that impatient, pushy and stubborn? Yes. Yes. And No. Yes, I am impatient especially when I perceive there is a time limit (i.e., if everyone’s question is answered and this presenter or facilitator or tour guide doesn’t get going, we’ll...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/8/14 - 6:37 am
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 01:15Boston EMS Incidents reports a man was shot in the leg around 1:15 a.m. on Paisley Park in Fields Corner. Free tagging: GunsFields CornerNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/7/14 - 10:09 pm
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 21:20Stanley Staco reports that shortly after 9:15 p.m., the occupants of two cars exchanged gunfire outside 36 Monadnock St. Fortunately for all concerned, they had terrible aim and no people were hit. Free tagging: Uphams...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/7/14 - 10:03 pm
Firefighters are investigating a manhole at Dorchester Avenue and Fuller Street as the possible source of a blackout around Ashmont station and down Gallivan Boulevard. The favor of NStar's presence has been requested.
My Dorchester , 5/7/14 - 6:27 pm
Date:  Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:30am Need help filling out an online job application, setting up an email account, or using LinkedIn? Each week a librarian from the Fields Corner Branch (1520...
My Dorchester , 5/7/14 - 6:22 pm
Date:  Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:00pm Boston Center for the Arts presents the first Boston-area exhibition of New York-based artist Jordan Eagles. For over a decade, Eagles has been using and...
My Dorchester , 5/7/14 - 5:07 pm
Date:  Sun, 05/11/2014 - 9:00am The Dot2Dot Cafe (1739 Dorchester Ave) is hosting a Mother's Day Brunch! Do something special for your mother this Mother's Day! Your mother will be...
My Dorchester , 5/7/14 - 4:30 pm
Date:  Fri, 05/16/2014 - 12:00pm On May 16, the senior class of Codman Academy will lead a historic walking tour of Codman Square. The tour will start at the Great Hall (6 Norfolk Street) and...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/7/14 - 4:27 pm
The Dorchester Reporter posts excerpts of a police report on yesterday's shooting at Arcadia and Montello streets - which says the victim started screaming at a crowd he was no snitch and took off his bloody shirt and threw it at a cop. However, a woman...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/7/14 - 4:00 pm
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 00:44WHDH reports two parking-enforcement officers writing street-cleaning tickets found themselves under attack when somebody shot at their van - leaving one with an eye injury from broken glass. City records show the incident happened...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/6/14 - 7:20 pm
Around 6:40 p.m. at Arcadia and Montello streets. Neighborhoods: DorchesterFree tagging: GunsFields CornerTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/6/14 - 5:15 pm
A West Roxbury man pleaded guilty to a variety of gun charges yesterday for an incident that started while police were investigating reckless ATV and dirt-bike riders on Ridgewood Street in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/6/14 - 7:47 am
WFXT reports the shootings are linked to the same guns, which are still on the street, along with their shooters.
My Dorchester , 5/5/14 - 4:49 pm
Date:  Sat, 05/10/2014 - 7:00pm Mayor of Dorchester Candidate, Erin Murphy, is hosting a Karaoke Night at St. Brendan’s Church in Father Lane Hall, 15 Rita Rd. The event will begin at 7pm...
My Dorchester , 5/5/14 - 3:39 pm
Date:  Thu, 05/08/2014 - 6:00pm On May 8, at the 21st annual New England Women's Leadership Awards (NEWLA), four esteemed women from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester will be...
My Dorchester , 5/5/14 - 3:02 pm
Date:  Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:00pm The Dorchester Board of Trade is hosting its 21st annual Luncheon with the Mayor. On May 29 at noon, Mayor Martin J. Walsh will sit down with DBOT for a very...
My Dorchester , 5/5/14 - 2:08 pm
Date:  Sat, 05/10/2014 - 1:00pm Join the Dorchester Historical Society and the Department of Conversavtion and Recreation for a walking tour of the baker Chocolate buildings. On May 10,...
My Dorchester , 5/5/14 - 1:46 pm
Date:  Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:00pm Join the Irish International Immigrant Center (100 Franklin Street) on May 28 from 4pm to 7pm in celebrating Haitian Heritage Month! This event emphasizes ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/4/14 - 7:33 pm
Photo by DJ Stevens. Firefighters are on Elm Street in Dorchester, trying to contain any fluids that might be leaking from a T maintenance vehicle that fell off the Red Line around 7 p.m. A T spokesman reports: A piece of equipment crews have been using...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/3/14 - 10:39 pm
After the fall on Bellflower Street A roving UHub photographer happened upon a chaotic scene outside what had been a rockin' party on Bellflower Street in Dorchester tonight: There were partygoers jumping from the roof onto a neighboring roof. One missed...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/1/14 - 5:45 pm
To honor of the NHL’s most elite soccer team…I would like to welcome the Canadiens to Boston!
Candelaria Silva , 5/1/14 - 8:37 am
Has it happened to you?  You walk into an organization, agency or business and there’s a reception desk with someone sitting at it who does not greet or in any way acknowledge you.  (Sometimes the opposite happens, you get “received” within milliseconds...
Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition , 1/14/14 - 10:53 am
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), in collaboration with residents and a broad range of community-based partners, is seeking to commission a professional artist, artisan, architect, landscape architect, or teams thereof to create artwork for...
Good and Plenty , 11/8/13 - 11:36 pm
You asked for love to be delivered into your life.  You prayed.  You implored. You wished.  You made lists. You bemoaned the slowness with which your request is being answered.  The problem was/is…but before we get into that. ...
Good and Plenty , 11/3/13 - 8:19 pm
Was it really that bad?  They question you.  You question yourself. If you survived it, could it have really been that bad after all?  After all:  it is all over, you’re here.  Still.  You’re walking upright.  You’re...
Good and Plenty , 10/27/13 - 11:41 pm
Do you miss me? Do you even notice that I’m not there? Does my absence register?   I think not.   Does what I might bring were I there matter to you?   No it doesn’t. I  think you’ve gotten so used to only seeing variations on...