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  • Ladies Wednesday Night Bowling League

    By Carol Masshardt Make no mistake, the forty or so ladies, ages twenties to eighties, own the bowling alley on Wednesday nights from September-April. They come from a variety of jobs, backgrounds, abilities as bowlers, [...]

  • Restaurant Proposed for Andrew Square

    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 [...]

  • Condon School Seventh Grade Students Receive HarborOne Recognition

    By Carol Masshardt Ateacher with two years’ experience in Boston, Kate Fennessey, and her 7th grade Math students at the Condon School showed what is possible with commitment, support and focus. On March 21st, teams [...]

  • Task Force Formed to Focus on 2025 Parade Safety Plan in South Boston

    STATEMENT FROM THE SOUTH BOSTON ALLIED WAR VETERANS COUNCIL & SOUTH BOSTON ELECTED OFFICIALS REGARDING THE 2025 ST. PATRICK’S DAY & EVACUATION DAY PARADE Following the St. Patrick’s Day & Evacuation Day Parade, the South [...]

  • Why Run a Marathon?

    By Carol Masshardt (The next few weeks will profile the running team for the SBNH) “I don’t want to sugar coat it. The dark, brutally cold morning runs can be tough, but then you see [...]

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Task Force Formed to Focus on 2025 Parade Safety Plan in South Boston

STATEMENT FROM THE SOUTH BOSTON ALLIED WAR VETERANS COUNCIL & SOUTH BOSTON ELECTED OFFICIALS REGARDING THE 2025 ST. PATRICK’S DAY & EVACUATION DAY PARADE Following the St. Patrick’s Day & Evacuation Day Parade, the South Boston Elected Officials met on Friday afternoon with the leadership of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council and officials from the Executive Office of [...]

March 26th, 2024|

Family Emergency Shelter in Fort Point Raises Concerns and Support at Community Meeting

By Carol Masshardt Over two hundred attended a zoom meeting on Friday evening to hear and question the plan for  20-25  families to move into 24 Farnsworth St. Leaders from the collaboration with the Commonwealth of Ma., represented by Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll and her staff,  the United Way, the  Unitarian/Universalist Association (owner of the building), the YMCA of Greater [...]

March 4th, 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

Why Run a Marathon: Susan Hurley

April 8th, 2024|

By Carol Masshardt Susan Hurley, 61, is the founder and owner of Chairty Team.org, established to support charity runners and the organization they represent. She is also a life force, who in addition to working as a consultant with the South Boston Neighborhood House’s running team, plans to run the Boston Marathon again this year. [...]

Ladies Wednesday Night Bowling League

April 5th, 2024|

By Carol Masshardt Make no mistake, the forty or so ladies, ages twenties to eighties, own the bowling alley on Wednesday nights from September-April. They come from a variety of jobs, backgrounds, abilities as bowlers, and though some don’t actually recall how they came to join, they surely know why they stay. “It’s the camaraderie,” [...]

Business

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 [...]

Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Requesting to Extend Hours

February 16th, 2024|

A virtual abutters meeting (via ZOOM) is now scheduled for Wednesday evening, February 28, at 6 p.m. Last October, Native Sun opened for business on their premises at 115 K Street, at the corner of East First Street.  The actual entrance to Native Sun’s premises is at 538 First Street.  Native Sun is a licensed [...]

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

Friendship Celebrated for Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2024|

Regardless of gender, age, background or ethnicity, there seems to be a universal pleasure in talking about friendship. It makes sense given that research has shown again and again that having a friend improves mental and physical health. In a culture enamored with a focus on romantic love, friendship is less the focus but a [...]

Celebrating Three Kings Day, Community

January 11th, 2024|

City Councilor Flynn and South Boston En Accion Host Event City Councilor Ed Flynn and South Boston En Accion Executive Director Mercy Robinson celebrated Three Kings Day with a well-attended community supper Wednesday evening at the West Broadway Community Center. “I’m honored to partner with Mercy on this wonderful Three Kings event,” Councilor Flynn said, [...]

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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