Globe Spotlight Censors Race Discussion…

Globe Spotlight Censors Race Discussion…

Over the years some of you have probably gathered that my politics lean left. This set of ideals in no way defines the person I am. To me, the politics of the left make just seem to make more sense but, I’m not oblivious to…

Happy Dorchester Day…

Happy Dorchester Day…

Our neighborhood has seen its fair share of changes since the Mary and John landed here in 1630.  We have been through revolution, invasion, civil war, booms, depression, great wars, redlining, blockbusting, busing and present day gentrification. Through it all, it often begs the question why…

Condo Open House…

Condo Open House…

These spectacular condos outside the Polish Triangle are a must see. 5 minutes from downtown, these well laid out, open concept multi floor units are perfect for entertaining friends and family. Massive master bedrooms with attached walk in closets, floor to ceiling closet organizer, and suited master bath.…

Google Thug Life…

Google Thug Life…

View this post on Instagram When you're rolling down Stanton Street in #Dorchester using Google Maps and find a homie on house arrest. #DotRat #Boston #thuglife #technology #StMatthews #GoogleMaps #StreetView A post shared by Dot Rat (@dotrat2) on Jan 17, 2017 at 9:44pm PST

Nos voisins resilient…

Nos voisins resilient…

Coming up through BPS I had the pleasure of learning about the world alongside tons of Haitian kids. They always struck me as hard workers with tons of pride and always dressed in their finest. God only knows I would have never survived French class…

St. Brendan’s night out…

St. Brendan’s night out…

Saint Brendan School survives only by the good graces of neighbors. Over the years, the faculty and parents have come up with a number of creative fundraising efforts to keep the school alive and well. The next event is no exception and will be hosted by Boston…

Good Friday at Florian…

Good Friday at Florian…

Boston is a land of many traditions, every neighborhood in every corner of the the city has them and some date back ages. In Dorchester, one of those traditions goes back 54 years and is THE right of passage for those kids participating in the…

All Star Shout Outs…

All Star Shout Outs…

Just want to send a late shout out to two of my of Dot Rat All Stars. First up is US Army Calvary Scout Colin McCarthy. I haven’t seen this savage since my July 4th party a few years back but, as you can see, he’s…

Save the Mattapan Line…

Save the Mattapan Line…

So a few weeks back our friend Bill Forry over at the Dorchester Reporter put out this great piece about the folks who maintain the Ashmont/Mattapan trolley line. With all the anti MBTA sentiment that’s being tossed about it was a welcomed perspective. Of course I, like a lot of…