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  • Bill Frew Remembers

    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 [...]

  • Mona Amelia

    By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes I'm one of those people who tussles with the temptation of quitting Facebook. I struggle with intentions behind certain posts; the transparent boasting and silent competitions under the guise of something [...]

  • Drawing A Line In The Sand To Keep Our Beaches Safe And Open

    The late US District Court Judge A. David Mazzone, who oversaw the Boston Harbor case for nearly 20 years, often said that he measured the success of the Boston Harbor cleanup not by the “number [...]

  • Houses of Worship and the Power of Prayer

    Brianne Fitzgerald NP,  MPH Governor Charlie Baker has unveiled his plan to begin the process of re-opening the state.  The re-opening of individual businesses is significant, but not any more so than the re-opening houses [...]

  • Mother’s Day COVID-19 Style

    Brianne Fitzgerald RN, NP, MPH A mother never has a day off, whether you are a front line worker in a grocery store, EMT or emergency room doctor.  A mother never has a day off, [...]

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MEDIA UPDATE:  COVID-19 TESTING AND MARIAN MANOR

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Marian Manor in South Boston has taken numerous steps to support good hygiene, strong infection control and social distancing, all while providing the highly compassionate, high quality care for which it has long been recognized.  Today Marian Manor shared updated data about COVID-19 testing at is South Boston skilled nursing facility. Consistent with [...]

April 28th, 2020|

South Boston Convention Center Facility adds 1,000 beds to Massachusetts’ Healthcare System

Union construction workers are answering the call for more hospital beds, converting the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center into a 1,000 bed field hospital in just 3 days.  With the state's health care system facing a shortfall of thousands of beds, members from Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 worked around the clock to adapt the convention center's air system for [...]

April 13th, 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

Drawing A Line In The Sand To Keep Our Beaches Safe And Open

May 21st, 2020|

The late US District Court Judge A. David Mazzone, who oversaw the Boston Harbor case for nearly 20 years, often said that he measured the success of the Boston Harbor cleanup not by the “number of feet” you could see into the water, but by the “pairs of feet” he saw on the region’s public [...]

South Boston Residents Step Up to Deliver Groceries

April 14th, 2020|

It was late on a Friday afternoon when the South Boston Neighborhood Aid Hotline received a call from a hospital social worker: A young woman was about to be released from the hospital. She was still very sick, and had no family or friends to help make sure there was food in her apartment for [...]

Business

A Call to Fix the Flaws of the PPP

May 7th, 2020|

By Tara Kerrigan Hayes For many business owners, the Payroll Protection Program sounded like a saving grace. Until they read the fine print. The forgivable loan, designed to incentivize small business owners to get employees back on payroll, was plagued with issues from the beginning. From false starts to larger companies overshadowing the smaller businesses, [...]

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Editorial

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 [...]

Houses of Worship and the Power of Prayer

May 20th, 2020|

Brianne Fitzgerald NP,  MPH Governor Charlie Baker has unveiled his plan to begin the process of re-opening the state.  The re-opening of individual businesses is significant, but not any more so than the re-opening houses of worship.  We are all grateful as we move away from quarantine, and perhaps none more so than those individuals [...]

Happenings

Mona Amelia

May 23rd, 2020|

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes I'm one of those people who tussles with the temptation of quitting Facebook. I struggle with intentions behind certain posts; the transparent boasting and silent competitions under the guise of something else. But I stick around for the positives, like the steady stream of comic relief we so desperately need lately, [...]

Mother’s Day COVID-19 Style

May 10th, 2020|

Brianne Fitzgerald RN, NP, MPH A mother never has a day off, whether you are a front line worker in a grocery store, EMT or emergency room doctor.  A mother never has a day off, whether you are managing a Zoom meeting from home trying to homeschool two children under the age of 12, and [...]

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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