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Jeanne Rooney is the Editor in Chief for South Boston Online.
7 11, 2019

Rob Pacitti to Receive “Beacon of Hope” Award

2019-11-07T12:35:42-05:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

The South Boston Collaborative Center’s Annual Comedy Night is at hand.  It will take place on Friday evening, November 8, in Florian Hall at 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester.  And it will certainly be a Comedy Night.  The tentative arrangements for the comedians include Johnny P. and Artie “The Pharmacist” Januario, along with interludes of live music – please watch for postings in South Boston Online about the final roster of performers.  The November 8 Comedy Night promises to be an evening of enjoyment to remember. One of the Comedy Night’s high points will be the presentation of the 2019 Darlene Sheehan “Beacon of Hope” Award.  Darlene was one of those rare self-sacrificing individuals, who always placed the wellbeing of others above her own.  In response [...]

16 10, 2019

A Friendship “Time” for Willy Wilson – OCT 26

2019-10-16T15:49:50-05:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on A Friendship “Time” for Willy Wilson – OCT 26

by Rick Winterson Willy Wilson, lovingly known  as “Mr. Hardware” of South Boston, experienced a true emergency at work, after he attended Grandparents Day at South Boston Catholic Academy.  His diabetic condition – first diagnosed when Willy had turned 30 - and the resulting neuropathy really flared up, making it necessary to amputate his left foot and part of his lower leg.  Willy is now in a wheelchair.  He has completed an arduous program at Spaulding Rehab in Charlestown.  In two weeks, he expects to be fitted with a prosthetic leg and foot.  His rehab will continue. And Willy also undergoes dialysis three times a week.  His daughter Kristen started a Facebook group seeking to find a compatible replacement kidney for him.  Tommy McGrath spotted [...]

1 10, 2019

Curley Center Renewal:  First Meeting

2019-10-01T11:45:24-05:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Curley Center Renewal:  First Meeting

It was a full house at the Curley Center on Day Boulevard last evening, the 30th.   Several hundred concerned residents of South Boston and members of the Curley Center from all over the City (and beyond) showed up for the first introductory community meeting about the project to renew the Curley Community Center – commonly known as “the L”.   The meeting convened right at 6 p.m.  It took the following format:  Overview, Challenges, Opportunities, Schedule, and Discussion (including a Question-and-Answer session that lasted for nearly an hour).  Boston’s City of Operations Patrick Brophy hosted the meeting. South Boston Online is referring to this project as a “renewal” for several reasons.  The project as described at Monday’s meeting will deal with every portion of the L’s [...]

11 09, 2019

The South Boston Zoning Initiative (cont.)

2019-09-11T11:31:48-05:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Real Estate|Comments Off on The South Boston Zoning Initiative (cont.)

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 was Adams Village near Quincy, and of course, Dorchester Heights, the site that anchored the first Evacuation Day on March 17, 1776. After 215 years, South Boston’s historic beginnings, middles, and current-day endings have seen enormous, earthquake-like developments, accompanied by equally enormous, earthquake-like arguments between its residents and its developers.  Zoning and its controlling regulations were supposed to provide the answers (or were they?). At approximately 40,000 residents, South Boston [...]

8 08, 2019

Woods’ Farewell to H & Seventh

2019-08-08T09:01:40-05:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Woods’ Farewell to H & Seventh

Peggy Woods was born and raised in South Boston in an Irish-American family with deep cultural roots.  She and her sisters began dancing at an early age, and as a result of their hard work and determination, Peggy and Rose earned several awards at the regional and national level and hence developed their passion for Irish Dance.  Twenty five years ago, as young adults, Peggy and Roseann Woods launched their own Irish Dance School so they could preserve this strong aspect of Irish culture. They also knew that the lasting friendships, travel experiences and self-confidence that comes from Irish Dance were most valuable and wanted to share that with the South Boston community.  Always traveling alongside them was their mom, Mary and her sisters, offering [...]

29 07, 2019

Boston City Buildings Will Have Overdose Reversal Kits

2019-07-29T13:36:37-05:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Boston City Buildings Will Have Overdose Reversal Kits

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston will be installing opioid overdose reversal kits in municipal buildings, thanks to a $30,000 donation from Aetna. The donation will be used to install kits containing the overdose reversal medication naloxone (Narcan), clear instructions for its use, and other medical supplies to assist individuals who experience an overdose. Prior to implementation, the Mayor's Office of Recovery Services will offer on-site voluntary overdose prevention and naloxone administration trainings to all interested City employees. "Increasing access to naloxone has been a core strategy in the City's approach to countering the opioid epidemic," said Mayor Walsh. "The unfortunate reality is that overdoses occur in all parts of our City, including in and around City buildings. By ensuring that [...]

4 07, 2019

Independence Day, 2019

2019-07-04T06:43:38-05:00July 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

2019-07-02T09:38:03-05:00July 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

2019-06-26T07:43:09-05:00June 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!

2019-06-03T11:40:25-05:00June 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!  

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