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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...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/30/14 - 2:22 pm
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Reginald Holley and Oasis Pritchett of first-degree murder for the Oct. 17, 2012 death of Alfonso Rivas in a Lyndhurst Street apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The verdict...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/29/14 - 10:48 am
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Kam Man has closed.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/28/14 - 5:12 pm
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 16:55Around 5 p.m. at 500 Geneva Ave. Free tagging: KnivesFields CornerNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/28/14 - 2:27 pm
Although the former state rep still has a couple of steps before he's actually free, including getting fitted for a GPS bracelet, the Herald reports. Ed. question: The Herald refers to the "co-ed" he attacked. Does anybody besides Herald writers actually...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/28/14 - 7:38 am
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 02:20Stanley Stacos reports two men wound up stabbed around 2:20 a.m. at 1269 Massachusetts Ave. Both got themselves to the Boston Medical Center emergency room. Free tagging: Edward Everett SquareNeighborhoods: ...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/25/14 - 9:35 am
Boston Magazine reports on a Red Line bar crawl tomorrow sponsored by Future Boston to promote late-night T service. Well, to be exact, they'll start in a bar on Savin Hill, present CharlieCards for a ride to a bar downtown and then finish up with sushi...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/24/14 - 5:08 pm
Photo by MBTA. MBTA GM Beverly Scott read to kids at the Crispus Attucks Children's Center in Dorchester today. She chose two books: The Little Engine that Could and Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/24/14 - 1:20 pm
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:30Around 12:30 p.m. into a second-floor room in a house on Lawrence Avenue at Normandy. A resident was home at the time, but in another room. Free tagging: GunsGrove HallNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/24/14 - 10:33 am
Paul Nutting and Andrea at WBZ report MassDOT took down the 65-foot banner on the Savin Hill bridge over 93 due to the wind, returned it to the artist.
My Dorchester , 4/24/14 - 8:50 am
Date:  Sat, 04/26/2014 - 10:00am On Saturday, April 26 the Dorchester YMCA will host a Healthy Kids Day event. This event will take...
My Dorchester , 4/24/14 - 8:27 am
Date:  Fri, 04/25/2014 - 3:30am On Friday, April 25 Mattapan United will host a Stand Against Racism event. This event will take place...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/23/14 - 11:08 pm
Seems somebody removed the Martin Richard memorial banner from the bridge to Savin Hill over the Expressway. Its creators are wondering why - and where it is.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/23/14 - 1:26 pm
Dean Beckford, 29, of Somerville, was arraigned today on two counts of making a bomb threat for calls that emptied Wheatley Hall at UMass Boston last Thursday and again yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Beckford's bail was...
Candelaria Silva , 4/23/14 - 9:36 am
For me, it is important to make a little movement. I cannot behave like a stick-in-the-mud even though that might be more comfortable.. I must make a little movement toward beauty or organization or balance or getting stuff done. I have to feel I’m...
Candelaria Silva , 4/20/14 - 10:00 am
My mother is central to my Easter memories.  She made Easter (and every other holiday) special in my life. I don’t know how she pulled it off. I don’t know if she enjoyed it.  I know there was a keen sense of duty among her and the other women in my...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/18/14 - 7:17 pm
Touch FM got all the publicity, but federal agents yesterday also shut two other stations - one at 100.1 MHz that broadcast in Haitian creole from studios in Dorchester and another in Brockton. In a statement, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said: It is a...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 4/18/14 - 1:11 pm
Come support the Grealish boxing club and enjoy a night of Boxing on April 26th !!!
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 4/17/14 - 1:44 pm
Two years ago today we lost three young Dot Rats to a bad car accident. Everyone who knew these young folks has got nothing but good things to say about them. John Carter, Paul Reagan & Samatha Pinson were taken from us way too early….but we...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/17/14 - 12:55 pm
UPDATE: All clear announced shortly before 3 p.m.; no bomb found. Paul Weiskel reports he got an alert at 12:47 p.m. to evacuate the Wheately Building and to stay clear of the area until further notice.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/17/14 - 11:36 am
Video of Touch FM owner Charles Clemons by Doug Bennett. Judy Wilburn reports she was listening to the unlicensed Dorchester radio station shortly after 11 a.m. when: Touch 106.1 just went off the air. Announcer said authorities shutting down, equipment...
My Dorchester , 4/17/14 - 9:39 am
Date:  Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:00am The Dorchester YMCA has been hosting a Building Future Leaders Workshop Series this spring. On Thursday...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/16/14 - 9:45 pm
Photo by BFD. The house at 27 Hansborough St. exploded around 9:20 p.m., sending twelve people to the hospital - two with serious injuries - the Boston Fire Department reports. The apparent natural-gas explosion pushed the house off its foundation and...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/16/14 - 2:39 pm
WHDH reports an MBTA inspector is charged with having sex at Ashmont station while on duty yesterday. The woman whom he was allegedly inspecting in his T vehicle denied she was a prostitute but allowed as how "she needed money for her hair," WHDH...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 4/16/14 - 2:49 am
These are the actual people who made tonight happen…. My family….. Paula Skalinski and Heather Munroe worked with Saint Ann’s, the City of Boston and Prospect Hill. Niall Murphy and Alec Bonelli – Thank You! There was a team of...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/15/14 - 6:03 pm
Good gravy, as if traffic on Morrissey Boulevard weren't already bad enough, Lorenzo Charlie marveled this afternoon.
Lower Dot , 4/14/14 - 9:28 pm
This past weekend we stopped in and had dinner at ester, which recently replaced Ledge Kitchen and Drinks in Lower Mills. The interior has had some changes since it was Ledge, but overall it looks familiar. Erin ordered the salmon and Chris had the steak...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/14/14 - 8:22 am
Eileen Murphy marveled at this dapper would-be don at the auditions for the movie version of Black Mass at the old Bayside Expo Center yesterday. She adds: "You know it's a Southie movie when a Hollywood hopeful brings a space saver to the casting call...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/13/14 - 6:45 pm
Sun, 04/13/2014 - 16:35Police found a man slashed in the chest around 6:35 p.m. outside 1445 Dorchester Ave. Not long after, a second man was found with a cut hand and a puncture wound to his ear behind the building. Both are expected to survive. Free...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/13/14 - 5:37 pm
Paul Nutting Jr. spied the line of people at the old Bayside Expo Center hoping for an extra's role in the Johnny Depp biopic about everybody's favorite murdering psychopathic mobster.
Son of Codman Square , 4/13/14 - 4:14 pm
 The 2013-14 Boston Public School Middle  Basketball Championships were held at Boston Latin Academy last Friday.The Rogers Middle from Hyde Park defeated Young Achievers from Mattapan in the girl's final.The Wildcats, led by the Serette...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/13/14 - 9:28 am
The Globe's David Abel interviews the Richard family on their day before 2:50 p.m. last April 15 - and their lives since: Abel says: The hardest story I've ever written, especially as a new dad and someone on the finish line that day.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/12/14 - 1:14 pm
Boston Police report arresting three New Yorkers on charges they passed counterfeit bills on a little shopping spree at the South Bay TJ Maxx on Thursday. The stun gun, Oxycodone and "two large plastic bags containing a green leafy substance believed to...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/12/14 - 8:45 am
Sat, 04/12/2014 - 01:30Around 1:30 a.m. at 38 Julian St., per Stanley Staco, who reports one of two men involved in the fight had his forehead cut. Free tagging: KnivesNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Candelaria Silva , 4/12/14 - 12:14 am
You know what you know but you don’t know what I know.Although you assume you do when you proselytize. Every day at the Ashmont T Station –there is a group handing out booklets about their religion.  A couple of days a week across from Dudley Station –...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/11/14 - 8:24 am
Dorchester residents will gather on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to remember those lost in the Marathon violence.
My Dorchester , 4/9/14 - 4:01 pm
Date:  Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:00am On Saturday, April 12 the Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD) of Boston will host a...
My Dorchester , 4/9/14 - 3:31 pm
Date:  Sat, 04/12/2014 - 7:00am On Saturday, April 12 St. Mark's Parish will host the Boston City Singers for their 2nd Annual...
My Dorchester , 4/9/14 - 3:17 pm
Date:  Sat, 04/12/2014 - 12:00pm On Saturday, April 12 two time Super Bowl Champion Jarvis Green will speak at the Dorchester YMCA...
My Dorchester , 4/9/14 - 2:56 pm
Date:  Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:00am On Friday, April 11 Dorchester Arts Collaborative has partnered with the Boston Ballet to market their...
My Dorchester , 4/9/14 - 2:12 pm
Date:  Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:00am On Thursday, April 10 there will be a Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder. This event will take place at...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 4/8/14 - 8:53 pm
On Tuesday April 15th at 7:00 PM there will be a gathering at Garvey Park to remember those lost in last years marathon. I think everyone loved the way the neighborhood came together last year and I’m hoping to see that again. This event will be...
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...