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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.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/10/14 - 11:46 am
Rev. Bruce Wall was on BNN's "Codman Square Update" yesterday and discussed the whole Keolis invoice thing, says a) his name was only on the invoice because he was head of a community group aimed at promoting diversity in commuter-rail hiring but that he...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/10/14 - 8:19 am
Charles Sammon, 37, of West Pittston, PA., was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison yesterday for a scheme in which he collected fees at closings for triple-decker units in Dorchester, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain involving buyers who then promptly...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/9/14 - 4:29 pm
The Dorchester Reporter informs us that the detail cop outside the mayor's house on Tuttle Street in Dorchester noticed a suspicious guy skulking around down the street the other morning - turned out he had what police say were stolen goods. And, yes,...
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...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/8/14 - 6:11 am
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 03:55The homicide unit and the arson squad are investigating what exactly killed a person whose body was found inside a burning car shortly before 4 a.m. at Davitt Street and Savin Hill Avenue, according to Stanley Staco and Boston EMS...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/7/14 - 12:01 am
Some folks are pissed off at me for writing and posting this on various social media. No (4 major) newspapers have published it as my reader opinion. I don't know why not. I think Massachusetts State Government and Law Enforcement Agencies should get...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/6/14 - 4:23 pm
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 19:26Boston Police report arresting two teens around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on charges they robbed two women on Dorchester Avenue and shot at a man who tried chasing them afterwards.Free tagging: GunsFields CornerNeighborhoods:...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/4/14 - 9:40 pm
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 21:00Transit Police are investigating an incident at the Ashmont Red Line station that included both gunfire and a person stabbed to the chest around 9 p.m. Brian D'Amico Brian D'Amico reports. Police initially responded to Ashmont on...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/4/14 - 3:53 pm
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:30Around 3:30 p.m. Suspects fled on Ditson and Josephine. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 1:20 pm
Date:  Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:30am On Tuesday April 8, MIRA Coalition will host their 18th Annual Immigrants Day at the State House. This...
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 12:29 pm
Date:  Sun, 04/06/2014 - 2:00am On Sunday, April 6 the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) and Montserrat Aspirers will host...
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 10:40 am
Date:  Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:30am April is National Poetry Month. The Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library will host Books...
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 10:17 am
Date:  Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:30am Join former Massachusetts Governor Dukakis and Doug Most for a conversation about  Boston's...
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 9:38 am
The All Dorchester Sports League has extended baseball and softball registration. All interested players must have turned 7 by January 1, 2014 or be 5 years old by May 1, 2014.  Ages/Prices for Baseball (5-7) T-Ball Program $45 (8-10) Wood Bat...
My Dorchester , 4/3/14 - 8:45 am
Date:  Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:30am On Thursday, April 3 from 4:30-6:30 pm The City School will host a participatory budgeting session....
Candelaria Silva , 4/3/14 - 12:41 am
My Aunt Fannie once told me that the argument that led to her divorce from her first husband started about a glass of water  Thinking about this, recently, I found myself wondering if they realized when they started talking that day that they were having...
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 4/2/14 - 6:00 pm
US court removes limits on overall campaign donations (via AFP) The US Supreme Court on Wednesday removed the overall limit on contributions a donor can make to political candidates, a move that could open the floodgates to campaign funding by rich...
My Dorchester , 4/2/14 - 10:57 am
Date:  Sat, 04/26/2014 - 9:00am Join the Dorchester Bike Festival on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 9am to noon. Location:...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/1/14 - 10:25 pm
The Dorchester Reporter provides the results for the special election to replace Carlos Henriquez in the 5th Suffolk district. Evandro Carvalho will have to defend his seat in the fall elections.
A DotRat's Guide to the World , 4/1/14 - 8:50 pm
So umm yeah, when I was young Dot Rat I was troublemaker. I know, you’re all sitting there like “aaahaaa I knew it”….to which I say GFY…..the majority of us were troublemakers in one form or another. Some of the funniest and...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/1/14 - 7:52 pm
A concerned citizen reports: Wild Turkey dodging traffic and dogs on Savin Hill Ave for 2nd straight day. Someone is going to crash trying to avoid it. Ed. note: At least it's not attacking people.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 4/1/14 - 1:45 pm
Police say it wasn't the fact that a doorman at Cafe 1221 on Dorchester Avenue had an apparently drunken, angry patron restrained on the sidewalk that bothered them. It was, they say, the blood pouring out of several gashes on his face and head, which...
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/30/14 - 4:08 pm
Hamilton Hardware on Bowdoin Street is going out of business, two years after it celebrated its 90th anniversary. H/t Bill.
Universal Hub on Dorchester , 3/30/14 - 12:56 pm
William Holbrook asks: Can anyone recommend a good locksmith? Ideally near Dorchester. Topics: Home 'n' hearthNeighborhoods: Dorchester