Tag: Roxbury

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!

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…

Sandwiches in the Bury…

Sandwiches in the Bury…

I always enjoy listening to older folks talk about how a neighborhood was at one time. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECf-Pq5Zq_w]

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…