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…

Orange Line Surfing…

Orange Line Surfing…

Many moons ago I was a kid that enjoyed travelling all over the city on the T. Like any kid I got into trouble occasionally. Some of my compadres were a tad more daring than me….but you know what? I can’t ever remember any of…

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!

Gaining Ground…

Gaining Ground…

Check out this trailer… Gaining Ground is about the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative’s efforts to turn things around in their area. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spW0RLpMeHk]

Skills…

Skills…

Guru (Keith Elam) was one of the best rappers to ever come out of Boston. He had a distinct raspy voice with a smooth delivery that made him unique. He formed Gang Starr with the legendary DJ Premier. Unfortunately Guru lost his battle with cancer…

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…

Dude Im studying….dont shoot!!

Dude Im studying….dont shoot!!

So the BPS Superintendant wants to move Latin Academy over to Hyde Park from Grove Hall and people are pissed? Seriously? This is a no brainer….I mean why would you want to send your brainiac kid into the middle of gangland to study? I get the…