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Living the Dream Mission Alive

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston’s 11th Annual Dinner Honors the Brett Family. By John Joseph Fahey The venue was the Seaport Hotel in Boston on April 23rd and the occasion was the Living the Dream Mission Alive annual dinner hosted by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston.  The gathering was definitely celebratory, as Mission Alive raised over [...]

May 14th, 2024|

Updates on SBTAP, Street Usage

by Rick Winterson Two weeks ago, we covered a quickly-called meeting that was organized by District 2 City Councilor Ed Flynn at the Condon Community Center.  Flynn used his impromptu meeting to gather South Boston’s reactions to SBTAP (the “South Boston Transportation Action Plan”), which was being developed for South Boston by the BPDA/BTD.  The comments from those who attended [...]

April 26th, 2024|

Sports

PKL Already a Big ‘Dill’ in South Boston

March 10th, 2023|

By Ginger DeShaney PKL Boston is not just a pickleball facility. It’s a destination. A gathering place. A celebration waiting to happen.  “There’s somebody every day who is celebrating something and you get to be part of those moments,” said Katie Coakley, one of the owners of PKL at 64 C St. “That connection is [...]

All About Community

January 27th, 2023|

By Carol Masshardt Edward “Teddy” Cunniff has been involved with the Murphy Rink for forty-three years, and he is a man at home with both the past, and the opportunities of 2023. On a recent day, there were hundreds of young children and families, some with equal interest in snacks and skates, as Teddy held [...]

Lifestyle

Honoring a Hero: Students Receive Scholarships in Memory of Timothy “Doc” Cook

June 13th, 2024|

Timothy “Doc” Cook was a man for others, saving countless lives as a Navy Corpsman in the Iraq war. The 13 exceptional students honored with scholarships this year in Tim’s memory are boys and girls for others as they work to bring awareness and help to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Tim [...]

‘Our Biggest Fight’: McCourt visits South Boston to Get Technology Conversation Started

May 15th, 2024|

By Ginger DeShaney The Internet as we know it is broken, according to the book “Our Biggest Fight.” Renowned author, advocate, and Project Liberty founder Frank H. McCourt’s latest book delves into the alarming consequences of technology on today's youth, shedding light on its role in exacerbating mental health challenges, fostering a sense of isolation, [...]

Business

Boston’s Groomer Set to Open

April 18th, 2024|

By Carol Masshardt It’s a new name and a new, but familiar owner, Jenna Spaudling, 33, in a reconfigured, but the same space as the popular Broadway Dog Spa. It is a time to congratulate former owner, Michelle McDonnell, who opened on December 16, 2005, and retired at the end of March, and to welcome [...]

Restaurant Proposed for Andrew Square

April 2nd, 2024|

Andrew Square and the neighborhood directly around it are being rapidly expanded and renovated.  This includes the very substantial “On the Dot” development and future plans for rebuilding the McCormack residences, as well as the recent opening of the novel “flat iron” building at 400 Dorchester Street.  This architecturally striking building combines ground floor retail [...]

Editorial

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2023|

You may not be aware of this, but our American Thanksgiving Day is unique in the world.  This is not to say that other countries are ungrateful for their blessings.  They certainly are grateful.  Instead, we claim that America was the very first nation to set aside an entire Holiday to say “Thanks”. It’s also [...]

American Veterans Day: November 11, 2023

November 11th, 2023|

Today, think of them as “Global Veterans”. Today November 11, all American veterans, living and dead, will be honored.  Thanks will be especially offered to all living veterans, who have served the United State honorably in war or in peace and who are still with us. There’ll be gatherings in veterans’ posts, governmental remembrances, and [...]

Happenings

Honoring a Hero: Students Receive Scholarships in Memory of Timothy “Doc” Cook

June 13th, 2024|

Timothy “Doc” Cook was a man for others, saving countless lives as a Navy Corpsman in the Iraq war. The 13 exceptional students honored with scholarships this year in Tim’s memory are boys and girls for others as they work to bring awareness and help to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Tim [...]

‘Our Biggest Fight’: McCourt visits South Boston to Get Technology Conversation Started

May 15th, 2024|

By Ginger DeShaney The Internet as we know it is broken, according to the book “Our Biggest Fight.” Renowned author, advocate, and Project Liberty founder Frank H. McCourt’s latest book delves into the alarming consequences of technology on today's youth, shedding light on its role in exacerbating mental health challenges, fostering a sense of isolation, [...]

Real Estate

South Boston Real Estate Recap: Interest Rates Cause Transaction Numbers to Plummet

January 23rd, 2023|

 By Ginger DeShaney  Interest rates are wreaking havoc on the real estate market. In South Boston, real estate transactions in 2022 were down 34 percent from 2021, but at the same time, median prices have increased, said a longtime South Boston realtor. In 2021, there were 933 transactions; in 2022, that number was down to [...]

South Boston Real Estate Market Recap: Year-to-Date Transactions Down but Prices Hold Steady

October 14th, 2022|

 By Ginger DeShaney The third quarter of 2022 held some local real estate market surprises. “Some things even surprised me,” said long-time South Boston realtor Jackie Rooney. “The big change is the number of sales is down 30%.” But the bigger surprise is that prices held through the year's first three quarters, although many of [...]

Dorchester Bay City – 2022 Update

February 1st, 2022|

by Rick Winterson For the past few years, a project entitled “Dorchester Bay City” (DBC) has been in the works – from initial exploratory discussions to the formation of development/construction organizations, and recently followed by the first property usage plans and proposed building designs.  Briefly, the DBC development agent is Accordia Partners, LLC; the DBC [...]

Dorchester Bay City – “Housing and Economic Development”

February 1st, 2022|

The second of four virtual meetings in 2022 concerning the proposed Dorchester Bay City project (the “DBC”) took place via ZOOM on Thursday, January 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.  The two key topics discussed were housing, followed by economic development, with particular emphases on affordable housing and jobs that would become available as DBC [...]

Deconstruction of the Edison Power Plant to Begin

September 22nd, 2021|

by Rick Winterson  Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., a ZOOM meeting began, which concerned the major project at 776 Summer Street.  This ZOOM meeting explained the first onsite step, called “Deconstruction,” in developing the property where the Edison Power Plant now sits – at the 776 Summer Street address, from the Dedicated Freight Corridor near [...]

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