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About Jeanne Rooney

Jeanne Rooney is the Editor in Chief for South Boston Online.
4 07, 2019

Independence Day, 2019

2019-07-04T06:43:38-04:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Editorial, Featured|Comments Off on Independence Day, 2019

First of all, South Boston Online wishes you Independence Day celebrations that are really enjoyable and memorable.  Please have yourself a great Holiday. A few facts and figures:  In 1776, Thomas Jefferson drafted America’s final Declaration of Independence, making some last changes and adjustments.  This document was completed on July 4 that year.  Our Independence and the Declaration itself had been authorized a couple of days before the Fourth – 243 years ago.  The final version of the Declaration of Independence was approved, and then it was copied and sent out to the 13 colonies, where it was read to the eagerly awaiting public.  That custom continues down to this year of 2019.  The Declaration of Independence will be read from the balcony of the [...]

2 07, 2019

July 4th Traffic Advisory

2019-07-02T09:38:03-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on July 4th Traffic Advisory

Special events taking place as part of the City of Boston’s annual July 4th celebration will require street closings and parking restrictions at select locations in Boston.  People coming into the City to enjoy the festivities are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  People coming into Boston to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at http://bluebikes.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.mbta.com. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. Walking is also a great way to move around Boston. The City of Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments may make changes to this plan as necessary.  Please see www.boston.gov for the [...]

26 06, 2019

Lorraine Linehan Receives Unsung Heroine Award

2019-06-26T07:43:09-04:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on Lorraine Linehan Receives Unsung Heroine Award

Last week, South Boston resident Lorraine Linehan received the Unsung Heroine Award from the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women at a ceremony held at the Massachusetts State House.  The Unsung Heroine Award is given to women who don’t make the news, but make a difference.  They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community is better because of their contribution. Lorraine was nominated by State Representative David Biele for her dedication to improving the [...]

3 06, 2019

Farewell and Thank you, Deacon Adam!

2019-06-03T11:40:25-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Education, Featured|Comments Off on Farewell and Thank you, Deacon Adam!

All were welcome to a Farewell and Thank you reception for Deacon Adam Rosinski, SJ, that took place downstairs in Cardinal Cushing Hall following the 10:30 Mass at St. Brigid Church at which Bishop Robert Hennessey was the celebrant and Deacon Adams assisted.  Deacon Adam will be ordained as a Jesuit Priest on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in New York. We thank Deacon Adam for his year of service to our parishes and congratulate him on his ordination to the priesthood.  Our prayers and best wishes go with him.  God Bless you, Deacon Adam!  

31 05, 2019

Amazon Project Breaks Ground

2019-05-31T10:37:47-04:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Real Estate|Comments Off on Amazon Project Breaks Ground

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 northeasterly corner of Boston Wharf Road and Congress Street.  The project is an important piece of construction for WS Development and their Seaport buildout, which is the largest real estate project in Boston’s history.  The Amazon Project is planned for completion in 2021.  Many elected and appointed officials from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and City of Boston were on hand.  Even though the weather on Tuesday exhibited its well-known Boston [...]

30 05, 2019

South Boston Shores Glisten

2019-05-30T08:04:32-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on South Boston Shores Glisten

It was a busy end of May, with all the usual Memorial Day weekend remembrances taking place.  The (unofficial) beginning of summer around here was blessed with fine, sunny weather.  There was more good news as well, especially since it concerns our own local summer enjoyment:  South Boston’s surrounding bay, harbor, and open ocean waters are virtually 100% clean, according to actual scientific test results, which were reported to South Boston Online by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay last weekend (Sunday, May 26).  Over the last six years (2013-2018), all of South Boston’s beaches have averaged between 98% and 100% cleanliness.  The figure of 98% cleanliness is the equivalent of failing the weekly tests just once in a full, two-year period.  The figure of 100% [...]

29 05, 2019

“Condon Connects” with BPD for Pilot Program

2019-05-29T18:24:03-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on “Condon Connects” with BPD for Pilot Program

A new pilot program debuted at the Condon Community Center last Wednesday, the 22nd - “Condon Connects”. BPD Officer Michelle Maffeo from Bureau of Community Engagement lead the presentation encouraging families living with a disability to connect with: each other, many of the  high-lighted resources, and, the Condon Community Center Last Wednesday evening, May 22, South Boston’s Condon Community Center was the site of an in-depth presentation of a newly conceived pilot program - “Condon Connects”. The Administrative Coordinator of the South Boston Center is Joseph Curran; the presentation at the Condon was arranged by Barbara Kelly, who is the Condon Community Center’s Program Supervisor, and Debra Flaherty, Condon Staff Assistant.  This was the very first presentation of the pilot program, which has been deemed [...]

23 05, 2019

Collaborative to Honor Commissioner Finn

2019-05-23T08:28:21-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Collaborative to Honor Commissioner Finn

The Joseph Nee South Boston Collaborative Center, known for its mission of combatting substance abuse and the addiction that stems from such abuse, will hold their “Spring Fling” fundraiser on Thursday evening, June 6, from 6 to 10 p.m.  The venue will be the Convention Center’s Lawn on D, an outdoor retreat that has become so popular that it’s frequently called “South Boston’s Playground”.  Which it certainly is! The high point of the evening will be honoring Boston Fire Department (the BFD) Commissioner Joseph E. Finn with the Collaborative’s “Community Hero” Award.  Finn richly deserves this Award.  He has served in the BFD for 35 years, since 1984.  He worked his way up through the ranks of the BFD, often considered the finest fire department [...]

16 05, 2019

Intersection at L & East 6th – Still Dangerous

2019-05-16T12:03:41-04:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Intersection at L & East 6th – Still Dangerous

By Tara Kerrigan Hayes The familiar sounds of screeching tires and tearing metal rang through the neighborhood yet again last week, at the corner of L and East 6th.  While no injuries were sustained in this particular crash, it was another stark reminder that this notoriously dangerous intersection is still exactly that – dangerous. Local residents continue to express concerns for their safety ten months after the fatal accident that claimed the life of 2-year-old Colin McGrath and injured his 4-year-old sister, Sloane. “People are racing from the light at L and 8th to make the light at L and 5th, and vice versa”, says a local resident, (who prefers to remain anonymous), who narrowly escaped being struck by a car at the same intersection [...]

13 05, 2019

How We’re Investing in South Boston

2019-05-13T16:02:55-04:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on How We’re Investing in South Boston

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every spring, we release our Capital Investment Plan which funds the critical improvements to our infrastructure and facilities in Boston over a five-year period. It is a reflection of our priorities, and is guided by the voices of over 15,000 residents who offered input for our citywide plan, Imagine Boston 2030. Our Capital Plan funds the essentials of community life -- our schools, streets, libraries, and parks, including climate and resilience projects. It’s a commitment to all those who call Boston home and to our future generations. Here in South Boston, we’re making investments across a wide range of projects, including parks and open space, streets and transportation, our schools’ infrastructure, and our delivery of City services.  We’re allocating much [...]

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