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About Jeanne Rooney

Jeanne Rooney is the Editor in Chief for South Boston Online.
21 02, 2019

The Celtics – A Moonstruck Dynasty?

2019-02-21T14:36:07+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Sports|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson      Late Sunday evening, January 20, the moon underwent a total lunar eclipse.  Because the moon was at its closest point to the Earth when the eclipse went total, because it occurred in January when wolves bay in hunger, and because the eclipsed moon became a deep orange-red, this eclipse was called a “Super Wolf Blood Moon”. Now,  we are not superstitious – certainly not!  But on Sunday, January 20, (the day of the eclipse) the Patriots won the AFC title, and then two weeks later, went on to win the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3.  Did the mojo, the karma, or the blushing vibes from that eclipse influence this outcome?  It was an outcome that firmly established the [...]

21 02, 2019

Trader Joe’s in South Boston?

2019-02-21T08:31:49+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson    It’s more than just a rumor.  A Trader Joe’s may be coming to South Boston’s Fort Point/Seaport District, into an empty building on the border between Fort Point and the South Boston Seaport.  We don’t have many details here at South Boston Online just yet.  All we know at this time is that a formal inquiry has been made to the City of Boston Zoning Board about establishing a retail grocery store.  It was made by a Trader Joe’s agent; it’s to be situated in an empty (but renovated) building at 44 Thomson Place. Thomson Place stretches between Congress Street and Seaport Boulevard.  The intersection of Thomson Place and the Boulevard is closed to automobile traffic but is open for pedestrian [...]

21 02, 2019

Friends of Donny Higgins Fourth Annual Winter Gala

2019-02-21T08:17:36+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

Tickets will not be sold at the door The Friends of Donny Higgins, are holding their Fourth Annual Winter Gala at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel Saturday evening, February 23, from 7 p.m. till 1 a.m.  Log onto for information and tickets. Tickets are sold through committee members and EventBrite. And a Gala it will be.  The Westin is offering you its elegant food stations, accompanied by complimentary beer and wine (until 9:45 p.m.).     Ticket includes entry for one (1) $10,000 raffle drawing and ten (10) raffle tickets.  A key part of the Mission of the Donny Higgins Memorial Fund is to maintain South Boston’s Donald F. Higgins Memorial Street Hockey Arena – Farragut Road between East Broadway and East Second Street.  As Donny’s [...]

19 02, 2019

Maren’s Marathon, 2019

2019-02-19T08:12:51+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Sports|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson   Would you believe that a South Boston entry into the 2019 Marathon (Patriots Day, April 15), who is already running 12-minute miles over long distances really did not much care for running prior to last year?  Well, that’s the case with Maren Tober, a resident of the West Broadway Development.  Yes, Maren is running for her own satisfaction.  And also yes, Maren is running to raise funds for “YES”.  The acronym YES stands for “Youth Enrichment Services”, where her three sons – Youth Enrichment Services (or YES) is located on Massachusetts Avenue in the South End/Back Bay.  In YES’s most recent annual report, they refer to a membership of more than 1,600 young people, who were helped to experience the out-of-doors, [...]

18 02, 2019

South Boston St. Pat’s Day Parade Route

2019-02-18T08:52:31+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

The South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled for Sunday March 17th at 1:00 p.m.  It will begin at Broadway Station to Perkins Square and will continue onto East Broadway.  It will continue up East Broadway to P Street.  Turning right onto P Street and taking a right turn on East Fourth Street, and following onto K Street.  Turning left onto K Street and following it until East Fifth Street.  Turn right onto East Fifth Street until G Street.  Turn left on G and follow it past the front entrance of the excel High School until the 2nd right onto Thomas Park and follow it to Telegraph Street.  Follow Telegraph to Dorchester Street and continue through the intersection at Old Colony Avenue until reaching [...]

14 02, 2019

A Valentine’s Letter to the Lone Ladies

2019-02-14T09:07:45+00:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Lifestyle|0 Comments

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes Another Valentine’s Day, another night of binge-watching Netflix with the only reliable dates left on the planet, Ben & Jerry. You tell yourself next year will be different, but just peek out the window at the Wild Wild West of today’s dating world and you’ll see the hope that’s escaped your body, running off down the road with your cookies-n-cream, dodging bullets. The dating apocalypse is upon us, ladies. And it’s hard to say who has it worse; the young women who will never experience what it’s like to actually be courted, or us divorcees who reminisce about the yester years as we watch chivalry writhing in the corner, gasping its last breath. While there are new age dating rules every [...]

12 02, 2019

BPD Officers Arrest Store Clerk for Unlawful Sale of Marijuana Cigarettes and Edibles in South Boston

2019-02-12T12:36:37+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Acting on several community complaints and concerns relative to the unlawful sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused edibles out of the King Smoke Shop at 600 East Broadway Street in South Boston, detectives assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) with help from both the District C-6 (South Boston) and District A-1 (Downtown) Drug Control Units initiated an investigation to better understand the facts and circumstances fueling the concerns. As a result of the investigation, which included undercover purchases of marijuana inside the store, officers were able to accumulate sufficient evidence and cause to charge two employees of the establishment with the unlawful sale of marijuana. On today’s date, Monday, February 11, 2019, an officer working in an undercover capacity entered the establishment and purchased several marijuana [...]

12 02, 2019

Mayor Walsh Urges Residents to Take Caution, Abide by Snow Regulations

2019-02-12T09:13:10+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Mayor Walsh announced preparations for today’s winter storm.  A wintry mix will begin at midday, from 12 - 1:00 p.m., with snow beginning to fall between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The snow will continue throughout the evening, falling at a rate of an inch an hour, impacting evening commutes. Temperatures will begin in the low 30s, and steadily rise. Overnight, the storm has the potential to bring seven inches of snow to Boston. Wednesday morning, rain will begin between the hours of 2:00 - 4:00 a.m.   Due to the travel conditions, Boston Public Schools is cancelling all after-school activities.   School will remain open on Tuesday, and BPS plans to keep school open on Wednesday.  However, officials will continue to monitor the forecast and [...]

10 02, 2019

Marijuana Facilities Nearer Than You Might Think

2019-02-10T12:27:33+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Editorial, Featured|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson    In many ways, this article is a follow-up to the 3 articles in South Boston Online on marijuana by Brianne Fitzgerald, Nurse Practitioner (NP) and the Founder of  Ms. Fitzgerald is a highly qualified individual on this issue.  We encourage you to read carefully all of the articles, which you will find at the end of this Editorial.  In our opinion, Ms. Fitzgerald’s articles made two (very) important points:  First, her articles were written for parents, teens (i.e., soon to become young adults), and adults of all ages.  Marijuana use – especially recreational – is a family and a “grown-up” issue.  Second, marijuana use – even if it’s only for medical purposes – must be openly and publicly discussed, long [...]

10 02, 2019

Cannabis for Chronic Pain

2019-02-10T11:44:45+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Editorial|0 Comments

Brianne Fitzgerald, NP - At first glance it looks like a no brainer.  Recreational cannabis legalization first took place on the West Coast and the first serious wave of opioid addiction took place in Appalachia and Maine.  If all you do it eyeball the numbers and jump to the idea that pot = less opioid use you have missed a lot.  The data is indeed messy.  Some say that cannabis is a gateway drug (and from where I sit 100% of the patients, I see identify cannabis/alcohol/nicotine as their initiation into further drug use).  This is not causal it is by association because we have not done systemic studies and yet 72,000 people fatally overdosed on opioids in 2017.  Should we continue to beat [...]

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