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    Several women-owned small businesses popped up on East Broadway in front of Roza Lyons for Black Friday shopping. Colleen Howard of Camden Hydes recruited the businesses for the popups and Rob Fitzharris of Roza Lyons [...]

  • Giving thanks … during a pandemic

    By Ginger DeShaney The year 2020 has been brutal, from the global COVID-19 pandemic, high unemployment, and business closures to remote learning, holiday restrictions, and political turmoil. But despite all this, people in South Boston [...]

  • Catch the Waves:  New hair boutique focuses on customized service 

    By Ginger DeShaney For Erin Ghella and Marty Horn, one blessing came out of the COVID-19 pandemic: their new hair boutique, Feather & Waves.  During the state shutdown, Marty was laid off from her job [...]

  • Oh, Christmas trees! Santa ups his delivery game

    By Ginger DeShaney We all know Santa Claus delivers gifts on Christmas Eve. But in the Boston area, Santa has expanded his job description to include delivering trees.  Santa Trees Boston, run by Robert Harrington [...]

  • Serenity now: East Side Yoga & Fitness offers peace of mind during stressful times

    By Ginger DeShaney With everything going on in the world right now -- from the Covid-19 pandemic to the political situation -- people are seeking an antidote. One such medicine comes with a mat.  “At [...]

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Fitzgerald Post Unveils Centennial Plaque

by Rick Winterson   It was a joyful occasion – the Memorial gathering at the Thomas J. Fitzgerald VFW Post No. 561 on  Veterans Day in 2020, and the unveiling of the Post’s 100th Anniversary Centennial Plaque.  The Post was named for Thomas J. Fitzgerald, killed in action during World War I on July 19, 1918.  He was only 24; he [...]

November 11th, 2020|

Civil Fine of up to $300 for South Boston House Parties

Dear Neighbors, In recent months during this pandemic, many of you have contacted our offices out of great concern regarding largely attended house parties throughout the neighborhoods of South Boston. Please note that we share your concerns about these house parties, not only in terms of their noise and impact on the quality of life for our residents, but primarily [...]

August 31st, 2020|

Sports

Charity Hockey Game to Support Veterans and their Families

May 8th, 2019|

Recently, Representative David Biele skated in the 4th Annual Heroes vs. Legislators charity hockey game to benefit the Skate for the 22 Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support services to over 375 veterans and their families across Massachusetts. Founded in 2015 by a group of veterans, the Foundation gets its name from a staggering [...]

Gate of Heaven CYO “All-Star” Game 

March 5th, 2019|

In the most exciting game of the season, the winning team coached by Allison Baker and  Jacqueline Beggan, grabbed the victory by one point!    The blue team was coached  by Christina McDonagh Running the scoring table was first place coach, Emily Harris and longtime volunteer, Mary Kate Hart.  Marie Laundry, director of the girl’s program [...]

 Basketball Free-Throw and Swimming Competitions Rescheduled Due to Weather  

March 4th, 2019|

South Boston Citizens’ Association Annual basketball free-throw competition will take place Monday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the Tynan Community School gym. Please register with Kathy Davis and her staff Tuesday, March 12th at 6:00 p.m. We move down to the boys and Girls Club Swimming Pool for the Annual Swim Meets. Register with [...]

Lifestyle

Giving thanks … during a pandemic

November 27th, 2020|

By Ginger DeShaney The year 2020 has been brutal, from the global COVID-19 pandemic, high unemployment, and business closures to remote learning, holiday restrictions, and political turmoil. But despite all this, people in South Boston are thankful for what they do have as we enter the holiday season. From healthy families to beloved dogs, people [...]

This library is open: Bakers share their love of reading

November 12th, 2020|

By Ginger DeShaney Rachel and Billy Baker are avid readers. And they are hoping to instill that love of reading in others through their Little Free Library, the first one in South Boston. “We want people to take books,” Rachel said, noting that she anticipates the Little Free Library will encourage reading, especially in these [...]

Business

Black Friday popups

November 27th, 2020|

Several women-owned small businesses popped up on East Broadway in front of Roza Lyons for Black Friday shopping. Colleen Howard of Camden Hydes recruited the businesses for the popups and Rob Fitzharris of Roza Lyons generously donated the space in front of his restaurant. There was a steady stream of shoppers throughout the afternoon. Another [...]

Catch the Waves:  New hair boutique focuses on customized service 

November 21st, 2020|

By Ginger DeShaney For Erin Ghella and Marty Horn, one blessing came out of the COVID-19 pandemic: their new hair boutique, Feather & Waves.  During the state shutdown, Marty was laid off from her job and Erin’s hours were drastically cut. Marty called Erin and asked: “Do you want to open a salon with me? [...]

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Editorial

South Boston Elected Officials Hold Fireworks Meeting

July 1st, 2020|

On Monday evening, Councilor Ed Flynn, Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty and State Rep. David Biele, along with the offices of Congressman Lynch and Senator Collins, hosted a meeting with concerned neighbors and representatives from both the Boston Fire Department and the Boston Police Department to discuss the impact of illegal fireworks on our neighborhoods. The [...]

Bill Frew Remembers

May 25th, 2020|

Editor’s NOTE:  William J. “Bill” Frew is a local writer.  His major work is “A Pilot’s Life”, memoirs of flying for the Air Force and TransWorld Airlines.  With his permission, we have excerpted a vivid memory Bill wrote about in Book 2, concerning Charles Bazzinotti – now memorialized on South Boston’s Vietnam Memorial, the first [...]

Happenings

Black Friday popups

November 27th, 2020|

Several women-owned small businesses popped up on East Broadway in front of Roza Lyons for Black Friday shopping. Colleen Howard of Camden Hydes recruited the businesses for the popups and Rob Fitzharris of Roza Lyons generously donated the space in front of his restaurant. There was a steady stream of shoppers throughout the afternoon. Another [...]

Oh, Christmas trees! Santa ups his delivery game

November 20th, 2020|

By Ginger DeShaney We all know Santa Claus delivers gifts on Christmas Eve. But in the Boston area, Santa has expanded his job description to include delivering trees.  Santa Trees Boston, run by Robert Harrington and Dan Brett, 2018 Boston College graduates, allows you to order a tree online for delivery to your house.  They’ve [...]

Real Estate

The South Boston Zoning Initiative (cont.)

September 11th, 2019|

by Rick Winterson     No one has to be told that South Boston is an unusual place.  It was annexed to the City of Boston 215 years ago in 1804, and certain areas in Southie still retains their original names, evoking a “once-upon-a-time” connection with Dorchester.  These names include Washington Village, whose brother neighborhood [...]

Amazon Project Breaks Ground

May 31st, 2019|

Another keystone, landmark event occurred in South Boston.  Call this event what you will, the Amazon Corporation and WS Development broke ground that day, for a new office complex in the center of South Boston’s booming Seaport District.  The nameplate address of the new complex is 111 Harbor Way, and it is located near the [...]

Residential Project in South Boston will Move Forward

January 18th, 2019|

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved a residential development project in South Boston near Broadway Station.   The 21-35 West Second Street will construct a new six-story building with 55 residential rental units, approximately 2,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and two on-site parking spaces for car share services. Seven [...]

47 Marine Road Asking Price: $1,779,000

August 2nd, 2018|

K & Marine Rd Two-Family with 4 off-street parking spaces? Need I say more?...Here's the deal: The current owners are approved (Permit in hand) to renovate and expand their two-family to include two bi-level units that are approximately 2,000 Square feet each. Yes, that's 4,000 SF total. The upper unit will have great water views. [...]

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