Pony Room Memories…

Pony Room Memories…

@Deeannamari sent over this little gem on Twitter today. End of an era in Dorchester!! Bye bye #upsndowns #ponyroom. @DotNews @DotRat2 @LaurenDezenski @stacos pic.twitter.com/u5g9NjYiDU — DeannaMae (@deeannamari) February 26, 2015 Don’t pretend like some of you folks didn’t get a little sad. It may have had…

What a Mayor!

What a Mayor!

Is it Marty running for president in 2020? In case you didn’t notice Marty Walsh just absolutely crushed the State of the City address….   This is why we needed a Dot Rat running things! Now if you will all excuse me, I need to go…

For Menino…

For Menino…

He was a tough, unapologetic Bostonian that loved his city. He guided Boston through two of the most dynamic decades in history. Helping it evolve with emerging technology and transforming the way Boston did business with its residents. All this while dealing with ever changing domestic security threats…

A rainy October night…

A rainy October night…

Ten years ago on a rainy evening much like tonight, the Red Sox took a 19 run beating at the hands of the New York Yankees. I’m not certain what exactly happened that evening but, October 16th served as a turning point. It was if…

Next Stop – Neponset

Next Stop – Neponset

Well, according to local history buff Mike Lonardelli, there used to be two Old Colony Railroad train stations in the Neponset area. One down by the Murphy School… The other down in the Port opposite Rice Street… Well it looks like there’s a growing amount…

For Robin…

For Robin…

Few can grasp the depth of a comedian’s mind nor what types of experiences or trauma lead to much of their typically offbeat perspectives.  But, I will always admire those like Robin Williams who, through the arts, manage to make everyone around them a little…

The Dot Day Triple Double…

The Dot Day Triple Double…

The cars were lining my street, the yards were freshly groomed, and on this Dot Day the neighborhood was eerily quiet. It was the 1986 finals and the Boston Celtics held a 3-2 lead going into game six. Nobody was moving until this game was decided and Larry…

Linda is a Patriot…

Linda is a Patriot…

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 write…

87 years…

87 years…

On March 20th 1927, a young Boston Fire Lieutenant serving with Engine 9 in East Boston responded to Box 6184 for a fire aboard a steamer ship tied to the docks along the Chelsea River. The Lieutenant from South Boston had seen this all before,…

Obair Chrua…

Obair Chrua…

I’m driving through South Boston yesterday morning, weaving my way through the side streets trying to avoid the masses that were converging on the parade route. For the first time in my life I was invited to the St. Patrick’s day breakfast. Those who know…