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About Jeanne Rooney

Jeanne Rooney is the Editor in Chief for South Boston Online.
10 04, 2019

Colin’s Joy Shines Bright at Neighborhood Night

2019-04-10T16:33:06-04:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes (Photo by Julie Ryan Photography) A special fundraising event was held on Tuesday, April 2, at Capo Restaurant’s Supper Club on West Broadway. Fittingly called Neighborhood Night at Capo, neighbors and loved ones showed up by the hundreds in a remarkable turnout to support Colin’s Joy Project, and to pay tribute to an inspiring family aiming to transform their grief into a legacy of joy and giving. After the tragic death of their son, Colin, (just shy of his third birthday), parents  Kerri and Brendan McGrath initiated Colin’s Joy Project, an organization dedicated to building and enhancing play spaces as well as sponsoring children and family programming in the community, particularly for families in need. Colin’s Joy Project has grown both rapidly [...]

10 04, 2019

Colin’s Joy Shines Bright at Neighborhood Night

2019-04-10T11:13:52-04:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|0 Comments

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes (Photo by Julie Ryan Photography) A special fundraising event was held on Tuesday, April 2, at Capo Restaurant’s Supper Club on West Broadway. Fittingly called Neighborhood Night at Capo, neighbors and loved ones showed up by the hundreds in a remarkable turnout to support Colin’s Joy Project, and to pay tribute to an inspiring family aiming to transform their grief into a legacy of joy and giving. After the tragic death of their son, Colin, (just shy of his third birthday), parents  Kerri and Brendan McGrath initiated Colin’s Joy Project, an organization dedicated to building and enhancing play spaces as well as sponsoring children and family programming in the community, particularly for families in need. Colin’s Joy Project has grown both [...]

9 04, 2019

Youth Ambassadors “Anti-Vaping Initiative” Workshops

2019-04-09T08:31:50-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle, News|0 Comments

Earlier this year, the FDA launched “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign in an attempt to educate kids and teens about the dangers associated with e-cigarettes and vaping. The main message: e-cigarettes like JUUL put young people at risk for addiction and other health consequences- just like traditional cigarettes.  More than two million middle and high school students were current users of e-cigarettes in 2017 and additional research shows that the number nearly doubled in 2018. Based on those numbers, FDA now believes youth use of e-cigarettes, especially JUUL, is reaching epidemic proportions. In response to these alarming statistics, the South Boston Community Health Center’s Youth Ambassadors have created a “Youth Anti-Vaping” initiative to share facts about Juul with youth in the South Boston [...]

3 04, 2019

Boston Harbor Hero Kathy Lafferty Honored at Save the Harbor’s Gala

2019-04-03T15:11:20-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Business, Featured|Comments Off on Boston Harbor Hero Kathy Lafferty Honored at Save the Harbor’s Gala

On Thursday, March 28, 500 corporate and civic leaders, elected officials, community partners, and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay supporters gathered at the Seaport Hotel for Destination Boston Harbor, Save the Harbor's annual fundraising gala.  This event celebrated a year of on-the-water programming that connects millions of the region's residents and visitors to Boston Harbor, the Harbor Islands, the region's public beaches, and waterfront communities, and reflected on the investments and improvements in access to clean water for all.  Each year, Save the Harbor recognizes men and women as Boston Harbor Heroes for their commitment to Save the Harbor's mission, the community, and the Harbor. Save the Harbor's Board Chair and National Grid’s Vice President of Government Affairs for Massachusetts, Joseph Newman, along with Save [...]

2 04, 2019

The Moakley Park “Vision”

2019-04-02T15:57:51-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Editorial, Featured, News|Comments Off on The Moakley Park “Vision”

A VISION FOR “Retaining and enhancing Moakley as a key, active, recreational amenity for South Boston and the entire City through elevated sports fields, and destination sports courts and play areas with improved stormwater management.”   The words above represent no small goal.  From April, 2018, until September, 2018, there were a multitude of media efforts, as well as seven community engagements concerning the (massive) project to upgrade Moakley Park.  These “engagements” included open houses, a bike tour, and advisory group meetings.  Not only is one major goal the upgrading of Moakley Park – the “Vision” – but also a second goal is protection for residential areas.  South Boston Online will quote:  “For protecting the residential communities inland of Moakley from future flood events and [...]

27 03, 2019

Giving Back to A Veteran in Need

2019-03-27T14:35:34-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Giving Back to A Veteran in Need

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes   If there’s one thing to be said for Bostonians, it’s that they rise up to take care of their own, and who better to consider one of our “own” than a Dorchester native, Veteran Marine who served his country in in the Vietnam war, then dedicated his life to serving as a Boston Fire Fighter. Charles “Charlie” Santangelo was born and raised in Dorchester, where he married the love of his life, Betty Anne, in December of 1969. A year later he would find himself in the Vietnam war, fighting for his country because, as Charlie would later tell his children, simply, “it was the right thing to do”. He served a tour in 1970/1971 as a Lance Corporal in [...]

27 03, 2019

In Memoriam:   John Mullen

2019-03-27T10:49:36-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on In Memoriam:   John Mullen

 Perhaps you noticed that a new American flag has been flying at half-mast in Andrew Square these past ten days.  This is a flag brought home from Washington, D.C., by Congressman Stephen Lynch, after he first had it flown over the nation’s Capitol Building.  The flag was raised in Andrew Square and then lowered slowly to half-mast in memory of John Mullen, a true son of South Boston if there ever was one.  John died Monday, March 18. John was a loving South Boston family man.  He was also a Marine Corps veteran.  His devotion to our community and his efforts on behalf of South Boston and its many worthy causes were legendary.  He was a co-Founder of the Andrew Square Civic Association (ASCA) and [...]

25 03, 2019

WWII Memorial Cleanup Proceeds

2019-03-25T13:40:56-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on WWII Memorial Cleanup Proceeds

by Rick Winterson      Earlier this week, concerned South Boston residents were joined at the World War II Memorial by news media crews, cleanup consultants, and Bob Shure, the sculptor who originally designed the Memorial.  Bob expressed his own personal grief at the oil splattering, which left such huge stains.  His regret was more for the heroes named on the Memorial than himself, because they all had paid the supreme price of their heroic military service.   Some success with the cleaning operation has already been realized.  A thick poultice, with the consistency of peanut butter, had been compounded with a powder and a solvent.  This removed most of the oil staining from the Bob Moakley stone to one side of the main Memorial, although [...]

20 03, 2019

A LOCAL ROBBERY (and Plea to the Community)

2019-03-20T16:10:04-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on A LOCAL ROBBERY (and Plea to the Community)

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes   For anyone who has ever been robbed or had their possessions vandalized, they know the feeling of violation. It’s a feeling owner of Nurture Salon and Spa, Susan Devlin, would experience after her business on 127 L Street was broken into and robbed during the early morning hours of March 13th. As a part time manager of Nurture (and close friend of Susan’s), the early call about the incident was upsetting enough, but it wasn’t until I was on the scene - glass shards everywhere, desk ransacked - that the uneasy feeling began to sink in, the feeling that a stranger had infiltrated someone else’s space, caused damage, created chaos and simply fled. I went to the desk to see [...]

19 03, 2019

WW II Memorial Vandalized – John Mullen Passes

2019-03-19T12:27:05-04:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on WW II Memorial Vandalized – John Mullen Passes

 by Rick Winterson      A positive report on Sunday’s Parade and the spectators’ overall behavior was unfortunately balanced by a downside report on Monday morning.   The striking World War II Memorial on the beach at the beginning of the Pleasure Bay Causeway to Castle Island was vandalized.  A large quantity of an oily liquid was poured over most of the front, street-facing surfaces of this Memorial.  Whether this was connected to the crowds at Sunday’s Parade isn’t known at the moment, but State Police are investigating. In one of those jarring coincidences, South Boston’s revered John Mullen, veteran and community activist, passed away on Monday also.  Elected and appointed officials gathered in sadness at the Memorial’s site – sadness caused by the desecration there [...]

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