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Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/13/14 - 9:12 am
The kids at the Mather School in Dorchester have issued an invitation.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/13/14 - 8:31 am
Sun, 07/13/2014 - 05:25Stanley Staco reports a man was shot several times outside 76 Lawrence Ave. around 5:25 a.m. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 7/12/14 - 10:11 am
Kevin Wiles and Boston EMS Incidents report a woman was hit by a white pickup around 5 a.m. at River and Washington streets. Wiles reports she was pronounced dead at Carney Hospital. Boston Police report she was 32.
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...
Good and Plenty , 10/21/13 - 10:22 am
(A slightly different version of this was posted a couple year's back but it bears repeating with a few edits.)Each season has its reasons but I love Fall most of all.Fall is when I first came to New England (Boston to be specific) to go to college as a...
Good and Plenty , 10/17/13 - 9:07 am
People of a certain age may remember the lyrics to the Patty Duke Show which aired from September 1963 to May 1966.  (If you’re not of a certain age, you know how to find it.)   It featured identical cousins with vastly different...
Good and Plenty , 10/13/13 - 11:00 am
If not now, when? If not me, who?* Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.** So if you haven’t won “it” yet then you have to keep going until you do. You also have to define success for yourself. You have to notice the mini-wins along the way...
Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition , 10/8/13 - 5:20 am
 100 trees will be given away on Saturday, October 26, to Boston residents, non-profits and community groups.  Trees must be planted in the City of Boston.   Tree limits: 1 tree per residence 3 trees per non-profit, community group, neighborhood...
Good and Plenty , 10/6/13 - 9:50 pm
 “I know you got soul, if you didn’t you wouldn’t be in here.”  These lyrics by Bobby Byrd featuring James Brown pop into my mind immediately when I walk into Slade’s. Every year, in the afternoon after I’ve walked or worked (as I did this year...
Good and Plenty , 10/1/13 - 9:15 am
Like countless other people, so-called adults, Reverend Eugene Rivers tells people to do things he doesn’t do.  He talks sh** but doesn’t do all of the sh** he talks about.  He talks a lot and has often been quoted in the press, especially in...
Good and Plenty , 9/15/13 - 9:24 pm
On Tuesday, Friday and Saturday I stepped outside of my comfort zone with great results.  Just thought I’d share. I’ll share the most personal first.  On Friday night I presented two of my short stories at Write on the Dot reading series at...
Good and Plenty , 9/9/13 - 8:43 am
Treat every opportunity as if it’s real.  Many won’t be but a few will be.  All it takes is a few.  Actually, all it takes is one – the right one – and you’re off. The difficulty is knowing when to trudge on, ramp up, kick back, or let go...
Good and Plenty , 9/1/13 - 11:26 pm
Tide came up with the concept of detergent pods (single-dose laundry detergent).  In its design and original packaging the detergent looks like hard candy in a candy jar – especially to young children. Since they came out, several young children...
Good and Plenty , 8/27/13 - 9:47 am
I try to forgive you.  I forgive you.   I forgive you for not choosing me – as girlfriend/woman/wife, as employee, as prize-winner, and as member. I tried and this I forgave.   I forgive you for making fun of me, for blocking my admittance...
Good and Plenty , 8/22/13 - 8:57 pm
When your children are young, between the ages of birth – 12 or so, you are in the sweetest spot of parenting.  This is something I didn’t come to truly understand until I became a grandparent.  It is why I dote on my grandchildren.  As a...
Good and Plenty , 8/14/13 - 9:24 pm
Occasionally I share job descriptions I find while looking for work for myself and a number of friends who are un- or under-employed.  I’m amazed by some of what I see.  Here’s the latest.Job One -    The first line of the description...
Good and Plenty , 8/11/13 - 9:43 am
“…Women are encyclopedias, boy! Volume A, Volume B, Volume C.  Spend some time with every book and maybe one will make sense before you die.”  (From the short story, “The Race” in the collection, The Silver Crescent by Leslie Woodard, a former...
Good and Plenty , 8/7/13 - 7:53 am
Two poems by  Langston Hughes, seminal poet, novelist, playwright and humorist, and Sterling A. Brown, poet, professor, folklorist and essayist, offer words still true long after they wrote them and they themselves have passed from this earth....
Good and Plenty , 7/31/13 - 11:33 pm
Have you ever been embarrassed for or by your own behavior? Not embarrassed because of what others might think but embarrassed by what you think about what you’re doing? I learned a while ago that most people aren’t thinking about most other people very...
Good and Plenty , 7/28/13 - 9:35 pm
He’s a boy doing boy things but because he’s brown his actions (walking, standing, breathing) brings a frown, consternation, confrontation, evaluation, punishment, tears, banishment, arrest, and murder more often than not.  I first wrote this...
Surgical Strikes , 7/10/09 - 1:06 pm
Evidence of my former life as a sictom writer can be seen tonight, June 25, at 6 pm on the Lifetime network, when 50% of my lifetime "Written by" screen credits flash by in a matter of seconds. The residual check that this yields should not quite cover...
Surgical Strikes , 6/9/09 - 5:43 pm
Hi, all. You like how I made a big production about not abandoning the blog, then proceeded to abandon the blog? I need to get the older brother from Little Miss Sunshine to slap me around in a church. I'VE ABANDONED MY BLOG! I'VE ABANDONED MY BLOG!...