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Jeanne Rooney is the Editor in Chief for South Boston Online.
18 01, 2019

Residential Project in South Boston will Move Forward

2019-01-18T09:48:19+00:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Real Estate|0 Comments

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved a residential development project in South Boston near Broadway Station.   The 21-35 West Second Street will construct a new six-story building with 55 residential rental units, approximately 2,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and two on-site parking spaces for car share services. Seven of the residential units will be income-restricted. The project is located in proximity to the Broadway MBTA Station, which provides residents with access to the 9, 11, and 47 bus routes as well as the Red Line. Residents of the building will be ineligible for Resident Permit Parking.  The project will include 1,600 square feet of additional outdoor seating, public space, street lighting, and associated streetscape improvements, and will add [...]

17 01, 2019

State of the City:  A Past Vision.  A Future Vision

2019-01-17T09:14:33+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson      Last Tuesday, two evenings ago on January 15, Boston’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his 2018-2019 “State of the City” address.  It was the fourth annual such presentation by Walsh, in which the Mayor described two visions of his administration - the vision based upon past achievements, and the vision he and his team foresee in the City of Boston’s future. As it has in years past, this event was held in Symphony Hall.  The Orchestra and First Balcony seats were filled by the estimated crowd of some 2,000 attendees.  The evening had a definite festive tone to it; the extensive program included many local performing artists, who began their performances at 6:15. Mark Volpe, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s President [...]

14 01, 2019

Meet the Candidates for Mayor of South Boston

2019-01-14T13:42:48+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

Bobby Diggins      One of the key fundraisers for the South Boston Saint Patrick's Day Parade is the ongoing campaign for “Mayor of South Boston”.   We are pleased to profile all four candidates beginning with South Boston’s Bobby Diggins.  Bobby is a high-energy, enthusiastic candidate, who has already held one fundraiser at Seapoint.  We asked Bobby why he stepped up to run for 2019 “Mayor of South Boston”.  Well, he’s a long-term resident – 30+ years – now living in the Foley Apartments on H Street at and Columbia Road.  He answered, “It’s all about memories, especially of veterans.”  He brought up the recently deceased Mickey Roache of fond memory and the memories of Gold Star Mothers.   He is dedicating his Parade-related efforts to his [...]

12 01, 2019

State Street and Junior Achievement Inspiring SBCA Students

2019-01-12T12:03:15+00:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Education, Featured|0 Comments

Thank you to State Street and all of our partners at Junior Achievement who came to teach our students on Friday December 14.  JA is a volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade program that fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and uses experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.  Junior Achievement (JA) of Northern New England appreciates their continued partnership with State Street and South Boston Catholic Academy to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA invests in youth today to empower them to strengthen our communities tomorrow. Through hands-on learning experiences delivered by State Street volunteers they are exposing students to different career paths and businesses, money management and how to start a business. Students are [...]

10 01, 2019

Moonshine Still Shines

2019-01-10T14:28:14+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes   Take any given Sunday fun day or game night in Southie, jump in an Uber, and head down East Broadway. Pass all the lines sprouting from the doors of The Broadway to Capo, Lincoln, Loco and keep going ‘til you hit the end of West Broadway, where you can waive at the ghost of  Stephis, and blow a kiss to the fading shadow of The (sorely missed) Maiden, before turning the corner to arrive at Moonshine 152.  In the vortex of closing establishments, it would seem any other restaurant in this spot would be in danger, but this is not a ship that’s going down any time soon - not with owner, Asia Mei, at the helm. Former Sous Chef [...]

10 01, 2019

Senator Collins Is Now Sworn In

2019-01-10T08:36:54+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson   South Boston Online had the privilege of an extensive interview with State Senator Nick Collins.  Nick had first assumed his State Senate seat (1st Suffolk District) last May, after it had been vacated by Linda Dorcena-Forry.  Prior to that, Nick had served four terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Senator Nick won a full term in the 1st Suffolk State Senate seat this autumn, and was sworn in at the beginning of the new state Senate session on January 2 by Gov. Charlie Baker.   He is from South Boston, and is a family man.  He and his wife Olivia (Liff), a family-care physician, welcomed their daughter Justine into the world last January. His length of service as an elected official [...]

7 01, 2019

Senator Collins Nominates Michael Hurley For Senate Clerk

2019-01-07T14:37:12+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

South Boston Native Sworn-In as Senate’s Chief Parliamentarian.  As the 191st General Court was officially sworn in for the 2019-2020 session on Beacon Hill last week, State Senator Nick Collins (D- Boston) stood to recognize the achievements of a neighbor and colleague, Michael Hurley, and to nominate him for the post of Clerk of the Senate.  “I rise today with pride to nominate Michael Hurley of South Boston as the Clerk of the Massachusetts Senate,” said Senator Nick Collins. “I am honored to nominate my neighbor, my constituent, friend, and colleague, and I am confident that he will serve this chamber with unrivaled professionalism and expertise.” Michael Hurley, a son of South Boston, attended Boston Public Schools, the John Boyle O’Reilly and the Governor James [...]

7 01, 2019

The Martin Richard Foundation Challenges Young People to Bring Communities Together

2019-01-07T13:13:32+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Education|0 Comments

The Martin Richard Foundation is calling on young people ages 5-22 to submit their ideas for bringing their communities together in service with projects that promote peace, justice and kindness. Through the Foundation’s Bridge Builder Program, up to 30 applicants will be selected to receive $500 grants to turn their idea into reality. Applications are due Friday, January 18 and are available at   Projects should be led by young people; display peace, justice and kindness as core values; and tackle an issue that warrants attention in their neighborhoods or schools. Adults may apply on behalf of the young people who will carry out the project, and educators, youth development professionals or coaches can help to support the project. Groups will be notified of their selectionby [...]

6 01, 2019

Boxing Day, 2018:  Brunch and Cocktails on the 26th

2019-01-06T12:55:20+00:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson     Boxing Day is an English tradition.   Its origin is not certain, but most of the historic references say that it is traditionally (but not always) held on December 26, the day after Christmas.  On December 26 in England, servants and employees who worked on Christmas Day were given the 26th off to visit their own families and friends.  They were also given gifts of food, money, or clothing just before they left for the day, which were usually put in boxes so as to be a surprise.  Hence the name “Boxing Day” (as far as anyone knows). Not to be outdone in celebrating Christmas traditionally, South Boston has observed Boxing Day in years  past – 2018 was no exception.  Michael [...]

3 01, 2019

The 2019 Polar Plunge

2019-01-03T11:03:29+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on The 2019 Polar Plunge

by Rick Winterson          Was the 2019 Plunge actually South Boston’s Polar Plunge No. 150?  A (rough) calculation indicates this might be the case, although confirming that was so would be very difficult.  In any case, many hundreds of Plungers showed up, despite the rain that fell the night before.   It was heartening to see so many folks – from near and from far – live up to their first resolution of the New Year:  To take the Polar Plunge, that is. The weather smiled, although that could be the result of global warming.  It felt like spring.  The timing of the tides required that this year’s Plunge take place at 9 a.m. sharp.  So, the L Street Tavern, which is essentially right [...]

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