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  • South Boston Artist: Dominique Nelson

    By Carol Masshardt Dominique Nelson, can turn an ordinary, imperfect, sun backed sidewalk into a stunning work of art. A twenty-five-year-old, life- long South Boston resident, she is an accomplished artist and teacher with a [...]

  • Second In-Person Meeting:  The Summer Street Pilot Program

    by Rick Winterson   Over the past twelve months, the Summer Street Pilot Program has progressed from a concept to the actual six-month execution of the Pilot Program between early December in 2023 until early June [...]

  • Summer Street Pilot Program Open House Meeting Tonight

    SBTAP (the South Boston Transportation Action Plan) has the mission to improve traffic of all kinds in the central area of South Boston.  Last week, SBTAP held a community meeting and presented an initial list [...]

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

    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 [...]

  • South Boston Graduate 2024: Liana Flood

    By Carol Masshardt (The series will feature 2024 high school graduates from South Boston) South Boston’s Liana Flood can make it look easy. A 2024 graduate of the Dexter-Southfield School in Brookline, she excelled in [...]

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Second In-Person Meeting:  The Summer Street Pilot Program

by Rick Winterson   Over the past twelve months, the Summer Street Pilot Program has progressed from a concept to the actual six-month execution of the Pilot Program between early December in 2023 until early June this year.  Last month, we reported upon this Program, after an update meeting and Open House in the CRISPR meeting room on A Street.  The [...]

July 10th, 2024|

Gavin Foundation Appoints Peter Barbuto as New CEO

Gavin Foundation Appoints Peter Barbuto as New CEO, Thanks John McGahan for Years of Dedicated Service Gavin Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Barbuto as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2024. The Board of Directors unanimously selected Peter for this key leadership role.  Peter brings a wealth of experience in recovery services, most recently [...]

June 25th, 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

South Boston Artist: Dominique Nelson

July 12th, 2024|

By Carol Masshardt Dominique Nelson, can turn an ordinary, imperfect, sun backed sidewalk into a stunning work of art. A twenty-five-year-old, life- long South Boston resident, she is an accomplished artist and teacher with a unique honesty and joy in who she is. The chalk drawings outside her East Broadway home near “H” are only [...]

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 [...]

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

Summer Street Pilot Program Open House Meeting Tonight

July 8th, 2024|

SBTAP (the South Boston Transportation Action Plan) has the mission to improve traffic of all kinds in the central area of South Boston.  Last week, SBTAP held a community meeting and presented an initial list of draft recommendations to accomplish this.  Patrick Hoey, the Neighborhood Planning Director from the BTD (Boston Transportation Department) gave the [...]

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 [...]

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