About Jeanne Rooney

Jeanne Rooney is the Editor in Chief for South Boston Online.
22 01, 2022

Open Skate at Murphy Rink

2022-01-22T11:18:17-05:00January 22nd, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, Sports|0 Comments

The Murphy Rink in South Boston is open for public skating until March 20 as part of the DCR’s program.  South Boston Online stopped by on a recent Sunday morning to check it out.  A group from East Boston was having a blast on the small rink while South Boston Youth Hockey games were being played on the large rink. The Eastie parents had been looking for a rink that was open in the morning – before naptime – and saw Murphy Rink offered that. The parents appreciated that a smaller rink was available for their young children, ages 2 and 3. The rink offers skate rentals, and for new skaters, crates and other aids are available. If you’re looking for a great activity this [...]

21 01, 2022

MAYOR WU URGES CAUTION AS BITTERLY COLD WEATHER ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND

2022-01-21T18:01:51-05:00January 21st, 2022|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

Mayor Michelle Wu today announced a cold weather advisory in response to the bitterly cold temperatures expected tonight and this weekend.  Boston is forecasted to experience wind chills as low as zero overnight tonight into Saturday, January 22. This follows a wind chill of below zero Thursday night into Friday. Mayor Wu is advising residents to take precautions, reminding them to check in on older adults, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness. If you see an individual experiencing homelessness and vulnerable individuals out in the cold who appear immobile, disoriented, or underdressed for the cold, please call 911. If residents are aware of anyone staying in a vehicle or a place not intended for living during these extreme cold temperatures, they are encouraged to [...]

21 01, 2022

2022 St. Patrick’s/Evacuation Day Parade Plans Underway

2022-01-21T10:59:24-05:00January 21st, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council – abbreviated here to “SBAWVC” – has already begun planning for the 2022 St. Patrick’s/Evacuation Day Parade.  St. Patrick’s Day and Evacuation Day occur on Thursday, March 17, this year, and as usual, the 2022 Parade will take place on the Sunday closest to St. Patrick’s Day.  So, on the afternoon of Sunday, March 20, this year’s Parade will step off promptly at 1 p.m. from the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and West Broadway, and will march along a route that has been submitted to the City of Boston for formal approval.  If approved, the Parade will proceed along Broadway to P Street, march up to Dorchester Heights, and then disband in Andrew Square.  The proposed Parade route [...]

20 01, 2022

DCR Presents Design Plan for Michael Joyce Playground

2022-01-20T19:41:22-05:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|0 Comments

By Ginger DeShaney The Department of Conservation and Recreation and BSC Design Group held a public meeting Wednesday night to present their design – inspired by neighborhood kids – for improvements to the Michael Joyce Memorial Playground at Marine Park.  Residents and elected officials expressed concern that the meeting was not widely advertised, therefore many people didn’t know about it. DCR officials pledged to improve outreach and notification for the next public meeting in March. Danielle Mellett, a landscape architect for DCR, said they have been working with the McGrath family in memory of their son, Colin, through the Colin’s Joy Project and the Colin’s Creativity Squad to renovate the playground in a more inclusive and accessible footprint.  South Boston schoolchildren were involved in creating [...]

14 01, 2022

JOKR Meeting About Liquor License Draws Mixed Reactions 

2022-01-14T18:33:46-05:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|0 Comments

JOKR, an instant grocery delivery company at 301 W. Broadway, held a virtual abutters meeting Monday, Jan. Jan. 10, to discuss its plan to apply for a liquor license and got pushback from some residents and support from others.  The company, which launched in South Boston at the end of November, is looking to add alcohol delivery to its repertoire, as it does in New York. The virtual meeting drew almost 40 people. “I do not support the delivery of alcohol from this store,” said City Councilor Ed Flynn, who lives near the store and notes no residents have asked him to support this proposal. “I’m not sure if the demand is there for delivering alcohol and liquor in the neighborhood … I know it’s [...]

10 01, 2022

City Councilor At-Large Murphy Getting Settled into New Role

2022-01-10T09:14:39-05:00January 10th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|0 Comments

By Ginger DeShaney New City Councilor At-Large Erin Murphy was sworn in for the second time in a month on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022,  signaling the start of her official term. Murphy got a headstart in learning the ropes at City Hall after being sworn in on Dec. 1, 2021, to fill Mayor Michelle Wu’s at-large seat.  “It’s been exciting,” Murphy said in mid-December after her first few weeks. “I’ve been finding my way around.”  When Wu was sworn in early to finish out Marty Walsh’s term, her at-large seat from the 2019 election came open. The charter states that at-large council seats cannot go empty for any period of time, Murphy said. So, the seat was offered to the runner-up from the 2019 election, [...]

5 01, 2022

New Year’s Dip!

2022-01-05T09:51:01-05:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on New Year’s Dip!

People of all ages took the traditional dip at M Street Beach Saturday morning to ring in the new year. While not an official L Street Brownies-sanctioned event this year (the bath house is still being renovated), people were encouraged to swim and record themselves. A very enthusiastic crowd gathered. To really pump up the fun, the Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes and Drums corp paraded to the beach from L Street Tavern. Happy New Year! (Photos by Ginger DeShaney)

17 12, 2021

The Pride of South Boston: JROTC at Excel High Building Leaders, Character

2021-12-17T16:08:56-05:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Education, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Pride of South Boston: JROTC at Excel High Building Leaders, Character

By Ginger DeShaney Pride. Honor. Respect. Leadership. The cadets of South Boston JROTC exude these qualities.  And when we see these young leaders at events and ceremonies, presenting color guards or providing escorts, we can’t help but feel proud of them and our neighborhood. “It’s helping the community and giving the community something to be proud of,” C/MAJ George Infante, a senior at Excel High School, said about the cadets’ involvement in events. “We are doing these things to inspire people,” said LTC (R) Anthony Hinson, who has been with the South Boston JROTC at Excel for seven years and leads the cadets with SFC (R) George Machado. The cadets recently participated in a flag raising at UMass-Boston on Pearl Harbor Day and the opening [...]

16 12, 2021

Get Vax’d!

2021-12-16T13:59:20-05:00December 16th, 2021|Categories: Education, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Get Vax’d!

https://youtu.be/HFxfRBrRIlE South Boston Community Health Center’s Youth Ambassadors are determined to get their friends protected from the Covid-19 virus. The teens, all fully vaccinated, spearheaded a video/social media project to encourage other teens to get vaccinated after discovering that many of their peers and classmates were still not vaccinated against the virus. Michael Indresano, of Indresano Productions donated his studio time and talent to help the teens bring their vision to reality. The campaign went live on SBCHC’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/HFxfRBrRIlE “We couldn’t be more proud of these young people” said Bill Halpin, CEO of South Boston Community Health Center. “The Youth Ambassadors have always been an important voice among their peers on critical health issues like substance abuse and anti-vaping efforts. We were [...]

5 12, 2021

Medal of Honor Park Tree Lighting

2021-12-05T21:17:12-05:00December 5th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Medal of Honor Park Tree Lighting

Mayor Michelle Wu was in South Boston Sunday to light the tree at Medal of Honor Park. A huge crowd gathered to witness the event and take part in all the activities, such as pop a shot, bouncy houses and obstacles, snacks, gift bags, and so much more. In addition to Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty, and Rudolph, there were appearances by Paw Patrol's Chase and Marshall, Frozen's Elsa and Olaf, Toy Story's Woody and Buzz, as well as our local politicians. What a wonderful day!! (PHOTOS BY GINGER DeSHANEY)    

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