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Jeanne Rooney is the Editor in Chief for South Boston Online.
17 12, 2018

BPD Mourns Death of Former Commissioner Francis M. ‘Mickey’ Roache

2018-12-17T12:24:45+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

n Memoriam: The Boston Police Department Mourns the Passing of Former Commissioner In Memoriam: Today, on Monday December 17, 2018, the members of the Boston Police Department pause to mourn the passing of former Boston Police Commissioner Francis M. "Mickey" Roache. Commissioner Roache was appointed to the Boston Police Department in 1968 and served as Police Commissioner from 1985 until 1993. Commissioner Roache continued to serve the city as a member of the Boston City Council from 1996 through 2002. After his time as an at-large councilor, Commissioner Roache went on to become the Suffolk County Register of Deeds, a position he held until 2015. We ask that you join with us and keep the Roache family in your prayers as we thank our former [...]

13 12, 2018

They “Mayor of Southie” Race is Back and the Candidates Are?

2018-12-13T16:01:07+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Happenings|0 Comments

The ‘Mayor of Southie’ Race has returned - ready to pick up right where it left off a couple of years ago! The fun and spirited tradition of choosing 2019’s Mayor promises to live up to the past down-to-the-wire campaigns of Sue, Joyce, Dru, Kevin, Bobby and so many others who made this a great add on to our already amazing Saint Patrick’s and Evacuation Day activities, events and, the ultimate cap off, the Parade! The race provides a fun and unique way to give adult members of the South Boston community an opportunity to participate in the parade directly and be recognized for it, while working to raise the funds necessary to hold the annual parade. The various (and competitive!)  mayoral campaigns in the neighborhood [...]

13 12, 2018

New Northern Avenue Bridge Proposed

2018-12-13T10:51:02+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson      It is common knowledge that the old Northern Avenue Bridge has been completely taken out of service, after it was closed for use by pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the Fort Point Channel.  The bridge, which was the original structure, is simply too corroded by more than a century of exposure to the elements and to salt water, as well as being stressed and strained by constant daily use as a drawbridge.  Actually, the term for this particular type of movable bridge is “swing bridge”, even though its human operator was called a Draw Tender. Currently, three other well-traveled bridges serve the very rapidly developing South Boston Seaport/Waterfront area – the Summer Street, the Congress Street, and the Evelyn Moakley [...]

11 12, 2018

SB Catholic Academy Jingle Bell 5K Run

2018-12-13T10:42:11+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Education, Happenings|0 Comments

The Annual SBCA Jingle Bell 5K Run which was a huge success due to the endless efforts of all involved.  A huge Thank You goes to Mrs. Katie Marshman and Mr. Jeff Tassie, along with many other unsung heroes.  We are appreciative and grateful for all you do to help and support South Boston Catholic Academy!  It was so nice to see the many people, young and old, that came.  Some even brought their lovable family pets to join in the race.  Thank you to all who took part in this the event! It was great to see the students in grades 2 through 6 from South Boston Catholic Academy's Run Club, who also participated in South Boston Catholic Academy's Jingle Bell Run! Twenty student [...]

7 12, 2018

Winter Coats to Paraclete

2018-12-07T14:10:06+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

The staff of Community Services from South Boston’s Police Station C-6 brings winter coats – generously supplied by the Stone Foundation – to the Paraclete Center on E Street. These will keep their students warm all this winter long. Thank you, and Merry Christmas.   Winter coats have been distributed to Paraclete students by Station C-6 BPD Community Services and the Stone Foundation..

6 12, 2018

Lally Inducted into BRL International Hall of Fame

2018-12-07T19:13:11+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: News, Sports|0 Comments

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ…The Babe Ruth International Board of Directors during their recent annual meeting, unanimously elected George Lally of Norwood, Massachusetts into its Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth League, Inc. has more than just top of the line competition.  It has a legacy stacked with thousands of alumni who have given unselfishly of their time and resources to provide all young athletes with an enjoyable, healthy and educational experience. Babe Ruth League established a Hall of Fame in 1968 to honor those superstars who have played a vital role in the development of the baseball and softball program for young people 4-18 years of age.   George Lally is one of those superstars. Though he was unable to make the Babe Ruth team as a teenager, [...]

5 12, 2018

USS Hudner Visits South Boston for Her Commissioning

2018-12-05T15:01:55+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

The destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) docked at the Flynn Cruiseport on the Reserved Channel on Monday, November 26.  Week-long events and festivities ensued – guided tours, press events, and celebrations – leading up to her formal Commissioning on Saturday morning, December 1.  This article deals with a South Boston student visit to the Hudner and her Commissioning.   by Rick Winterson      The Commissioning of any U.S. Navy ship is a major event.  American fighting ships are the best way of broadcasting America’s military strength rapidly, massively, and completely.  South Boston was honored last week by serving as the host port for the U.S. Navy’s newest ship – Commissioned as the “USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116)” after a week-long series of observances.  [...]

2 12, 2018

2018 ABX Showcase Spectacular at the BCEC

2018-12-02T17:13:12+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 2018 ABX Showcase Spectacular at the BCEC

Connor McGuire, Steven Burke, Lisa Robbins Carrie Havey on Experts on Healthy Schools. By Richard Campbell This year’s ABX Conference showcased such depth in architecture, design, construction and innovation that the show’s program calling the event the “premier” forum in the field was no exaggeration. Running two full days at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this past Wednesday and Thursday, this is a traditional trade show with added educational workshops and special events that cover  a wide variety of topics. Informa Global and Boston Society of Architects who produce the convention have partnered with an array of institutions.  The show drew thousands from the industry and offered free high-end publications. Some publishers like Kathy Bush- Dalton of New England Home came to [...]

2 12, 2018

Third Annual Seaport Light Up

2018-12-02T15:59:25+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Third Annual Seaport Light Up

By Richard Campbell The third annual Light Up Seaport went off this past Friday December 1st, showing signs of Christmas coming.  The event supports Massachusetts Fallen Heroes and the Gavin Foundation, The Fort Point Arts Community, and the Friends of Fort Point Channel. A hefty crowd filled the Seaport Common, and the event was surrounded by other happenings on Seaport Blvd. At the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage, carolers welcomed those passing by into a pop up preview concert. The smooth singing, handsome crooner Rich Di Mare headlined the evening with holiday tunes.  There was Santa letter making, cookie decorating and treats provided by local restaurants. The crowd was rather tightly packed as the Boston Children’s Chorus started caroling, and people were milling [...]

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