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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...
My Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 2:46 pm
Date:  Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:30pm The Family Today Ministry presents: Perspectives on Parenting on May 29 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Have you ever wondered... "What am I doing wrong? Am I being...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 2:33 pm
UPDATE: Firefighters made quick work of the fire. Firefighters are at Costas Provisions, 255 Southampton St., where a trailer caught on fire and the fire spread to the building it was parked next to. Mon, 05/19/2014 - 14:20
My Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 2:25 pm
Date:  Fri, 05/23/2014 - 7:30pm Come to Florian Hall at 7pm on May 23 for a night of fun. Help support the efforts of the Dorchester Day Parade Committee. There will be music, entertainment,...
My Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 2:08 pm
Date:  Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:00pm Dorchester House (1353 Dorchester Ave) is hosting a family fair on May 29 from 3pm to 7pm! This is a free community event to help celebrate the start of a happy...
My Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 1:53 pm
Date:  Sat, 05/24/2014 - 6:00pm The Strand Theater (543 Columbia Rd in Dorchester) is hosting Teen Empowerment's 22nd Annual Youth Peace Conference on May 24 at 6pm. 35 Dorchester and...
My Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 1:10 pm
Date:  Sat, 05/31/2014 - 10:00am Epilepsy New England is hosting the 21st Annual Walk for Epilepsy on May 31 at Pope John Paul II Park! The walk will start at 10am, register as early as 8:30am...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/19/14 - 12:49 pm
Police are keeping a wary eye on a coyote first reported at lunchtime at Dorchester Avenue and Linden Street. Around 12:45, it was reported on Orchardfield Street, three blocks south. It was not reported to be bothering anybody, and officers are leaving...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/18/14 - 8:47 am
Sun, 05/18/2014 - 02:10Stanley Staco reports a man sitting in a Jeep outside 207 Woodrow Ave. was shot twice shortly after 2 a.m. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/17/14 - 11:52 pm
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 13:15Boston Police report that officers looking for a vehicle in connection with a housebreak on Florida Street in Dorchesterday yesterday afternoon soon spotted it. And when the driver made a right turn onto Bruce street without...
Candelaria Silva , 5/17/14 - 8:55 am
Do. Doing. Done.  Let me expound. Do What does s/he do?  Not what they say they’re going to do.  Not what you assume they’ll do.  Not what you want them to do.  Not what you think they’re capable of doing.  Not what they say they’ll do. Not,...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/16/14 - 1:26 pm
The owner of Peggy O'Neil's, 1310 Dorchester Ave., agreed to pay the fine to settle a lawsuit charging it with refusing entrance to blacks, Hispanics and Cape Verdeans, the state Attorney General's office announced today. The Attorney General's office...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 5/14/14 - 11:18 pm
I have to thank Maria Stephanos for being so gracious tonight. What an incredible story about my old friend Brian Landry. I would name her an honorary Dot Rat….but her family has roots in our beloved neighborhood. Some of you may remember Deb...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 4:58 pm
John Graham, 19, was sentenced today to five to six years in state prison for a double shooting three weeks after an Irish immigrant was shot to death on his way home in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Prosecutors had...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 12:53 pm
Date:  Wed, 05/21/2014 - 6:00pm The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to an update on ongoing improvements to...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 11:48 am
Date:  Thu, 05/15/2014 - 8:00am Greater Grove Hall Main Streets will be hosting a Small Business Owner's breakfast on May 15 from 8am to 10am. This meeting will allow business owners to...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 11:36 am
Date:  Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:00am On May 18, Dorchester Historical Society (195 Boston Street) goes behind the scenes to allow visitors of all ages a peak at spaces in its properties that are...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 11:30 am
Date:  Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:45pm Monthly meetings of the Hancock Street Civic Association will be held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at 540 Columbia Road in...
My Dorchester , 5/14/14 - 11:16 am
Date:  Mon, 06/02/2014 (All day) The next cycle of STRIVE for the Future starts on June 2 for youth ages 18 to 24 at 651 Washington Street in Dorchester. Earn up to $75 a week! Prep for the...
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...
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....
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...
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...