Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dorchester Day Parade 2008

It is time once again for the Dorchester Day Parade. For those of you that don't know about it, Dorchester Day celebrates the incorporation of Dorchester as a town in 1630. Although Dorchester became part of the city of Boston in 1870, the Dorchester Day Parade has for over a hundred years celebrated the uniqueness of the neighborhood, inviting the city to come and enjoy the festivities. It will start from Lower Mills at 1 p.m. on Sunday June 1st, 2008 and proceed north up Dorchester Ave.

Check out our review of Dorchester Day 2007:
Dot Day 2007

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Our New Adventure in Blogging: The Dorchester Think Tank

Just over two years ago we started the Lower Dot blog to showcase the great things happening in our neighborhood. It was intended to highlight the best of the best. After the popularity of our first blog, we have decided to start a second Dorchester blog that will this time create a forum to highlight those things in the neighborhood that could use improvement or should be commended as examples for others to emulate. We also intend it as an interactive blog allowing people from the neighborhood to suggest things they think would make our neighborhood continue in a positive direction and perhaps a place for people investing in the neighborhood to get a better idea of the community's needs.

Features include:
-Interactive thumbs up/thumbs down ratings for each entry
-An e-mail address to contact with your ideas
-Links to local community organizations

We would like to introduce to you, the Dorchester Think Tank:

Friday, May 16, 2008

Dot-2-Dot Cafe

We just couldn't wait to visit the newly opened Dot-2-Dot Cafe! We went on the second day they opened for brunch. Erin ate a slice of the quiche which was wonderfully flavored accompanied by a flaky crust. Chris had the special pancakes made with feta cheese, sundried tomatoes and spinach. Although the menu seemed limited on our visit, it changes daily along with the fresh baked bread made by the chef-owner. The cafe is clean and friendly, displays works by local artists on its walls, and has free wifi... a wonderful addition to Dorchester Ave.

1739 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester
Located on the edge of Melville Park just south of St. Mark's Parish on Dorchester Ave. Just southeast of the Shawmut T stop.

Have you been to Dot-2-Dot Cafe? Rate it below.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Peabody Square on Channel 5's Chronicle - May 7th

WCVB TV's award-winning news magazine Chronicle will feature an episode about Dorchester's Peabody Square. The show will air this Wednesday, May 7, at 7:30 PM on Channel 5. Tune in for business profiles, a tour of the Carruth building, a lesson in antique timekeeping by one of the Square's official clock winders, and more.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Dot-2-Dot Opening Saturday

St. Mark's Main Streets reports that Dot-2-Dot Cafe will open on Saturday, May 3rd. It is located at 1739 Dorchester Ave. Also mentioned was that "owner Karen Henry-Garrett, a Cordon-Bleu-trained chef and local resident, will be serving up everything from coffee & pastries to cuisines from around the world, in a menu that changes daily." We hope to review it on the blog next month.

Their website its at: www.dot2dotcafe.com