Tag: history

Forget about it!!!

Forget about it!!!

It’s Prince Spaghetti day here in Boston! Over the years I have grown to love Italian culture….and of course the amazing food. Irish and Italians have forged a unique relationship over the generations here in Boston. We certainly poke fun at each other from time…

Youk’s final game…

Youk’s final game…

Personally, I have enjoyed Youk while he was here. Over the years I was able to perfect his “batting face”. You know…those nutty faces he does every time he’s waiting on a pitch. Always a hit at a party! Anyway…Youk was a dirt dog….a blue…

On this day…

On this day…

I love these videos…I just wish the dude’s name wasn’t Jeremiah Poope. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMghKk23Fuo] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gNTeJD_5AA] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW2sh2iQIsw] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv6XYRP0oIw] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f81XfEgpjzw] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rnzOcoy1PY] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWE1iap2nAc] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ06RUAJte4]

The Dorchester Giant

The Dorchester Giant

The Dorchester Giant by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) THERE was a giant in time of old, A mighty one was he; He had a wife, but she was a scold, So he kept her shut in his mammoth fold; And he had children three. It…

Ever been down Carruth street?

Ever been down Carruth street?

I know…some of the most beautiful houses in Dorchester. This is what it looked like in 1889….when the Carruth family owned pretty much the entire patch of land from Carruth street down to Adams street. When you’re the director of the Old Colony Railroad, Dorchester Gaslight…

A little geek history…

A little geek history…

Could you imagine your life without the internet? Probably not…. Did you know the internet went live in 1969? Back then it was called Arpanet. Do you know what kind of role Massachusetts had in creating the internet? There’s a small inconspicuous campus that sits…

The Original XIII Tshirt…

The Original XIII Tshirt…

Being a history buff of sorts…I always thought it was cool to have been born within one of the original 13 colonies. So… a while back I decided to create my own line of T-Shirts based on the colonies. Check them out here : http://www.cafepress.com/theoriginalxiii…

Boston Organized Crime…

Boston Organized Crime…

So….fellow Dot Rat Emily Sweeney of the Boston Globe is gearing up to release her book in about 47 days. This looks like a great read, I’m looking forward to learning more about the prohibition era in Boston….it’s tough to picture this city without booze. We certainly like…

There was a time in Boston…

There was a time in Boston…

that the Irish labor was cheap and plentiful because of the famine… But in 1871 we were still fighting for a slice of the American dream. Little did the Brahmin know…there was a family from East Boston in their midst that would eventually get their…

It’s more than a condo….

It’s more than a condo….

Walter Baker is widely considered the very first American chocolate manufacturer….they started operations in Dorchester before we even became a country….Hershey can’t say that. There’s a part of me that wishes they never left… Here’s a video I have been chasing for quite some time….