Tag: Mattapan

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…

Why I’m the only white guy on my Dorchester street…

Why I’m the only white guy on my Dorchester street…

This guy does a wonderful job breaking down the last 40+ years in Dorchester and what lies at the heart of a massive demographic change. There are families that never left….and these families deserve a much better job from our policy makers when tackling the…

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!

Boston Warfare…

Boston Warfare…

For a second you might think this is a video of me trying to get a hot dog at Simco’s. I know…. it fooled me too. It’s actually just a bunch of Parkour dudes making an action sequence over in Chinatown near the old Don Bosco High…

Ohhh hot dogs!!

Ohhh hot dogs!!

When it comes to hot dogs, Sullivan’s has always been a favorite. I can remember piling into my aunt’s station wagon and making the trek over to Castle Island from Dot on hot summer days. Unlike today, swimming in Boston harbor during the 80’s wasn’t…

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…