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Judge Michael C. Bolden

By Rick Winterson

Michael C. Bolden has been the Presiding Justice at South Boston’s Feeney Courthouse since September.  He brings a Law degree from Suffolk and 30 years of legal experience to the position.  And he is becoming a great fan of the South Boston community.  Michael C. Bolden has been the Presiding Justice at South Boston’s Feeney Courthouse since September.  He brings a Law degree from Suffolk and 30 years of legal experience to the position.  And he is becoming a great fan of the South Boston community. 

 

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Judge Bolden after a busy day at the Feeney Courthouse.
Doc and Joe
By Brian Wallace

One graduated from Dartmouth University and the other graduated from the University of hard- knocks. But, time and circumstances placed the memory of both men front and center last Sunday morning at the World War II Memorial. Both the Reid Family and the Murphy families sat in the front row, under a tent, lost in their own private thoughts about two men whose lives touched so many others.

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The unveiling of the William J. "Doc" Reid Memorial Bench.

Monument to Fr. Jim Lane Unveiled
Rick Winterson

The statue of the somber serviceman at the Korean War Memorial and the 20 names of South Boston’s Korean War dead, contrasted with the cool, partly sunny weather on the tip of Castle Island.  Over a hundred veterans, friends, and members of St. Brendan’s Parish gathered to commemorate the Korean casualties and to dedicate a memorial to Fr. Jim Lane.

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The stone monument to the memory of Fr. James H. Lane – “He will not come our way again.”

Seaport Square Update
By Rick Winterson

Gale International’s Seaport Square mega-project completed informal public reviews last Wednesday at a Condon School meeting.  From here, formal project approvals will be sought, with the aim to break ground in 2009.The Seaport Square mega-project at 6.5 million square feet will be among the largest private, mixed-use developments planned for New England.

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Seaport Square project.

Mt. Washington/Roxbury Highland Merger

By Rick Winterson

The announced merger of the Mt. Washington and Roxbury Highland Banks was formally completed on Friday, May 16.  The merger allows Mt. Washington to continue its growth as a major community bank.  When the banks’ existing systems are reconciled late in June, South Boston bank customers are welcome to use the Roxbury Highland Branch if they wish

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Mt Washington Merger

The homey façade of the Roxbury Highland Bank at 515 Centre Street on the corner of Lochstead Street in Jamaica Plain.  The formal merger of Roxbury Highland with South Boston’s Mt. Washington Bank occured on Friday, May 16.

CSO Tunnel Reaches Halfway Point

By Rick Winterson
After groundbreaking in September, 2007, the tunnel that is the centerpiece of the Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) control project is now halfway from the Conley Terminal to its intended terminus near the Boston Teachers Union Hall.  Completion is expected to be on time later this year.
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The below ground shaft at the entrance to the 18-foot high CSO tunnel.
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