Mission Statement:

South Boston Online is a community newspaper that reports weekly in print and online throughout the year on events that occur in South Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Seaport and the city of Boston. From its inception in 1999 our goal has been to inform our readers in a manner that serves the South Boston community interests in a wide variety of endeavors.

While we routinely cover issues that impact our state and the nation, the primary focus is upon South Boston community events in our businesses, churches, city governance, educational resources, and local entertainments. South Boston Online is a privately owned, completely independent newspaper with a small dedicated staff who take pride in keeping the neighborhood informed and entertained.


Email for General Mail (All submissions for print, press releases, Letters to the Editor Advertising /Classifieds / Listings/ )

The deadline for advertisements is 3 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Editorial Policy:

All materials, whether writing, graphics, or photography in our paper is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without permission from South Boston Online. While we strive for accuracy in our publication we cannot be held responsible for typographical or other errors submitted to us from outside sources.

South Boston Online welcomes submissions from organizations and individuals- particularly for events occurring in South Boston. We reserve the right to edit such submissions for publication. Our deadline for Submissions weekly is Tuesday by 3:00 pm to have your submission posted by press day in order to appear in print Thursday each week. For plain text articles, we will accept Microsoft word or pdf files. Please be aware that we may not be able to print low-resolution photography shot with cell phones.

Post Your Events:

Get the word out to our readers if your organization has a special event! We are a dual platform media company, with coverage in both print and online. Please contact our editor using the submissions email to get a price list/press kit describing our rates. We offer special subscription rates to qualifying non-profits and small community organizations.

Organizations submitting visual items for our Events page must submit materials in either jpeg or pdf files. We print in full color by default. Files for advertising must be at least 96 ppi at the sizes listed below. If you need us to create an ad for you we can do so for a nominal fee, but please contact us 3 days before the deadline to fulfill the request with your full contact information. The following sizes apply for advertising print submissions. Please be aware that ads on our website may appear at alternate sizes.

Advertising Sizes:

We accept the following Ad Sizes:

  • 728 x 90 – Leaderboard.
  • 300 x 250 – Inline Rectangle.
  • 300 x 600 – Half-Page Ad.
  • 970 x 90 – Large Leaderboard.
  • 320 x 50 – Mobile Leaderboard.

Contact & Location:

700 East Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: 617-269-5550

All Requests, Inquires, and General Questions:

Staff Contacts:

Jeanne Rooney

Senior Editor
Rick Winterson

Graphics & Layout

Richard Campbell

Contributing Writers
Rick Winterson
Richard Campbell