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…

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…

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…

The Uber perspective…

The Uber perspective…

liv·er·y  (lv-r, lvr) n. pl. liv·er·ies 1. A distinctive uniform worn by the male servants of a household. 2. The distinctive dress worn by the members of a particular group; uniform: ushers in livery. 3. The costume or insignia worn by the retainers of a feudal lord. a. The boarding and care of horses for a fee. b. The hiring out of horses and carriages. c. A livery stable. 5. A business that offers vehicles, such as automobiles or boats, for hire. 6. Law Official delivery of property, especially land, to a new owner.   hack·ney  (hkn)  pl. hack·neys 1. often Hackney A horse of a breed developed in England. 2. A trotting horse suited for routine riding or driving. 3. A coach or carriage for hire.   Do you see any differences here aside from how people dress? Hackney – commonly referred to as a taxi here in Boston….”a coach or carriage for hire”. The…

Vote for Marty Walsh tomorrow!

Vote for Marty Walsh tomorrow!

The plan was to go at length for the many reasons why you should be voting for Marty Walsh tomorrow. Instead, I will defer to the incredible piece written by fellow Dot Rat Joyce Linehan called “Why Marty?” that you can see on her blog…

Threes for Boston…

Threes for Boston…

Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan….the Three Stripes of Boston. This is what I learned as a little kid in Boston Public Schools and its the reason I wear only Adidas to this day. Throw up those Threes Dot Rats!

Blue Hill Avenue….

Blue Hill Avenue….

Here’s an interesting 1995 documentary….. give it a watch…. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOos0eJNocA] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeCCrSOsFm4]

Dorchester…the way it was…and the way it could be.

Dorchester…the way it was…and the way it could be.

We read a lot about our neighborhood on a day-to-day basis with most of it being negative. I’m not going to blame anyone for what happens here….I’m a true believer that money (or lack there of) is the root of crime in any neighborhood. With poverty comes problems…the…