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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!
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!...