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Jeanne Rooney is the Editor in Chief for South Boston Online.
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 [...]

2 12, 2018

The Tree Market at Seaport Opens

2018-12-02T15:02:26+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured|Comments Off on The Tree Market at Seaport Opens

  by Rick Winterson       The Tree Market at Seaport opened for business last Thanksgiving weekend.  South Boston Online visited Joseph, James, and Ben on their Opening Day on Black Friday.  You should visit for your greenery needs this Christmas Holiday Season – trees (of course), wreaths, illumination, and more.  And the Tree Market is “green” in more ways than one.  Their trees and other goods are delivered by bicycle. When asked about this, Joseph chimed in to describe his bike trip all the way to the wilds of West Roxbury.  When asked whether South Boston Online could put in “Bike delivery anywhere in the City of Boston”, all of the Tree Market people – Joseph, James, and Ben – agreed that was accurate.  [...]

2 12, 2018

“The Partisans” Relocated, Rededicated

2018-12-02T14:57:05+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on “The Partisans” Relocated, Rededicated

by Rick Winterson “The Partisans”, by Polish artist Andrzej Pitynski, is a striking quintet of mounted soldiers, an aluminum sculpture cast with a modern, impressionistic treatment – figurative in a way, but not fully so. It measures 33 feet long and 17 feet high, to the tips of the soldiers’ weapons. The five ghostly horsemen, who are carrying muskets that could also be lances, are exhausted, as mortally tired as the horses they ride upon. “The Partisans” depict so-called “cursed soldiers” – freedom fighters who fought against the Soviet Communist takeover of Poland in 1945, which trapped that nation behind the Iron Curtain for more than four decades. Sculptor Andrzej Pitynski has dedicated his magnificent work of art to “freedom fighters anywhere in the World”. [...]

2 12, 2018

Accurate Information Required for Public Good

2018-12-02T14:52:58+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Accurate Information Required for Public Good

Letters to the Editor By Raymond L. Flynn, Former Mayor of Boston and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican. After attending Mass on Sunday at St. Brigid Church in South Boston, one of the parishioners came over to me and said, “Mr. Mayor, I heard you on WBZ radio last night and really liked what you had to say about several current important issues, especially the call you received from a family member of former Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Arthur Osborn. As you said, many union workers are being mistreated by big companies, which is very unfair. National Grid is a public utility and its workers’ families should not be denied health care during the ‘lockout’ and striking hotel workers had a valid concern for a [...]

2 12, 2018

South Boston Catholic Academy News

2018-12-02T14:48:58+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on South Boston Catholic Academy News

We want to say a special Thank you to all the members of our 2018-2019 South Boston Catholic Academy Student Council. With help and advice by our Guidance Counselor, Ms. Meghan Logue. This year’s South Boston Catholic Academy Student Council has been off to a great start working on fundraisers and community service projects. They are a hardworking group of students. We thank the South Boston Catholic Academy 6th grade officers for running the pink ribbon fundraiser to support the Ellie Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and helping with the collection of the Halloween candy to be delivered to the troops overseas. They also helped out at our schools Annual Halloween Dances. Our student council lead our Food Drive to ensure that the St. [...]

29 11, 2018

Laboure Christmas House Tours This Weekend

2018-12-02T14:49:53+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Happenings, News|Comments Off on Laboure Christmas House Tours This Weekend

by Rick Winterson This article is really just a reminder – it will serve to remind you of the very best way to begin the Christmas Season here in South Boston: South Boston’s 28th Annual Christmas House Tour is at hand. There are actually two House Tours: A Twilight Tour this Saturday, December 1, 4 to 6 p.m., followed by an evening reception in the Laboure Center at D and West Broadway; and a Daytime Tour on Sunday, the 2nd, 12 noon to 4 p.m. These House Tours are presented by the Catholic Charities Laboure Center. Please contact 617- 464-8500 for more information and tickets - $50 on Saturday evening; $25 (in advance) on Sunday afternoon. Here’s another reminder for you: The “Shoppe at Laboure” [...]

28 11, 2018

Mayor Walsh Announces Expanded Partnership With Verizon, Bringing More Choices to Residents

2018-12-02T16:09:20+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Business, News|Comments Off on Mayor Walsh Announces Expanded Partnership With Verizon, Bringing More Choices to Residents

Verizon will accelerate small cell deployment for additional wireless broadband capacity, bring Fios Internet and TV to all city neighborhoods, and provide Verizon Smart Communities products and services. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Verizon today announced a new partnership that will accelerate Boston’s plan to be one of the most technologically advanced cities in the nation, giving residents more choice. Building on the partnership formed in 2016, Verizon will expand its local wireless network speed and capacity to its local 4G LTE network, expand Fios internet and cable television to all neighborhoods in Boston, and collaborate with Boston on Smart Communities solutions. “Our partnership with Verizon reflects one goal: to make sure all of Boston’s residents have access to the most advanced digital technology both [...]

26 11, 2018

Toys for Tots:  Christmas in Southie

2018-11-27T13:06:34+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on Toys for Tots:  Christmas in Southie

by Rick Winterson   “Toys for Tots” for Greater Boston is located here in South Boston.  It’s on the Eighth Floor of the Design Center (formally called the “Innovation and Design Building”) at 21 Drydock Avenue.  You can visit there to drop off donated toys, which are then distributed by U.S. Marine Corps personnel working there, along with many, many volunteers.  The total effect of the “Toys for Tots” annual efforts at Christmastime are nothing short of colossal. Last Tuesday, November 20, Mayor of Boston Martin J. Walsh took some time from his own busy Holiday schedule to visit “Toys for Tots” in the Design Center.  He took a brief tour of the facility, along with Vinnie Dolan and Major DeVries, USMC, who came in [...]

22 11, 2018

Thanksgiving Day

2018-11-26T18:15:39+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Editorial|Comments Off on Thanksgiving Day

 by Rick Winterson   To state the obvious, Thanksgiving Day tomorrow (November 22, 2018) will be a day set aside to offer gratitude for our lives in America, along with  all that we have and enjoy.  There never has been (and perhaps never will be) a nation like the United States of America.  On their first Thanksgiving, held in October of 1621, the Pilgrims sensed this about their “New World”, even though they had lost half their number to disease and deprivation, during their voyage on the Mayflower and after they landed here in Plymouth on December 21, 1620. The first Thanksgiving was really a Harvest Festival.  No cranberries were served – they grew wild back then and the Wampanoag Indians used them only as [...]

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