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

31 05, 2019

Amazon Project Breaks Ground

2019-05-31T10:37:47-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Real Estate|Comments Off on Amazon Project Breaks Ground

Another keystone, landmark event occurred in South Boston.  Call this event what you will, the Amazon Corporation and WS Development broke ground that day, for a new office complex in the center of South Boston’s booming Seaport District.  The nameplate address of the new complex is 111 Harbor Way, and it is located near the northeasterly corner of Boston Wharf Road and Congress Street.  The project is an important piece of construction for WS Development and their Seaport buildout, which is the largest real estate project in Boston’s history.  The Amazon Project is planned for completion in 2021.  Many elected and appointed officials from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and City of Boston were on hand.  Even though the weather on Tuesday exhibited its well-known Boston [...]

30 05, 2019

South Boston Shores Glisten

2019-05-30T08:04:32-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on South Boston Shores Glisten

It was a busy end of May, with all the usual Memorial Day weekend remembrances taking place.  The (unofficial) beginning of summer around here was blessed with fine, sunny weather.  There was more good news as well, especially since it concerns our own local summer enjoyment:  South Boston’s surrounding bay, harbor, and open ocean waters are virtually 100% clean, according to actual scientific test results, which were reported to South Boston Online by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay last weekend (Sunday, May 26).  Over the last six years (2013-2018), all of South Boston’s beaches have averaged between 98% and 100% cleanliness.  The figure of 98% cleanliness is the equivalent of failing the weekly tests just once in a full, two-year period.  The figure of 100% [...]

29 05, 2019

“Condon Connects” with BPD for Pilot Program

2019-05-29T18:24:03-05:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on “Condon Connects” with BPD for Pilot Program

A new pilot program debuted at the Condon Community Center last Wednesday, the 22nd - “Condon Connects”. BPD Officer Michelle Maffeo from Bureau of Community Engagement lead the presentation encouraging families living with a disability to connect with: each other, many of the  high-lighted resources, and, the Condon Community Center Last Wednesday evening, May 22, South Boston’s Condon Community Center was the site of an in-depth presentation of a newly conceived pilot program - “Condon Connects”. The Administrative Coordinator of the South Boston Center is Joseph Curran; the presentation at the Condon was arranged by Barbara Kelly, who is the Condon Community Center’s Program Supervisor, and Debra Flaherty, Condon Staff Assistant.  This was the very first presentation of the pilot program, which has been deemed [...]

23 05, 2019

Collaborative to Honor Commissioner Finn

2019-05-23T08:28:21-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Collaborative to Honor Commissioner Finn

The Joseph Nee South Boston Collaborative Center, known for its mission of combatting substance abuse and the addiction that stems from such abuse, will hold their “Spring Fling” fundraiser on Thursday evening, June 6, from 6 to 10 p.m.  The venue will be the Convention Center’s Lawn on D, an outdoor retreat that has become so popular that it’s frequently called “South Boston’s Playground”.  Which it certainly is! The high point of the evening will be honoring Boston Fire Department (the BFD) Commissioner Joseph E. Finn with the Collaborative’s “Community Hero” Award.  Finn richly deserves this Award.  He has served in the BFD for 35 years, since 1984.  He worked his way up through the ranks of the BFD, often considered the finest fire department [...]

16 05, 2019

Intersection at L & East 6th – Still Dangerous

2019-05-16T12:03:41-05:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Intersection at L & East 6th – Still Dangerous

By Tara Kerrigan Hayes The familiar sounds of screeching tires and tearing metal rang through the neighborhood yet again last week, at the corner of L and East 6th.  While no injuries were sustained in this particular crash, it was another stark reminder that this notoriously dangerous intersection is still exactly that – dangerous. Local residents continue to express concerns for their safety ten months after the fatal accident that claimed the life of 2-year-old Colin McGrath and injured his 4-year-old sister, Sloane. “People are racing from the light at L and 8th to make the light at L and 5th, and vice versa”, says a local resident, (who prefers to remain anonymous), who narrowly escaped being struck by a car at the same intersection [...]

13 05, 2019

How We’re Investing in South Boston

2019-05-13T16:02:55-05:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on How We’re Investing in South Boston

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every spring, we release our Capital Investment Plan which funds the critical improvements to our infrastructure and facilities in Boston over a five-year period. It is a reflection of our priorities, and is guided by the voices of over 15,000 residents who offered input for our citywide plan, Imagine Boston 2030. Our Capital Plan funds the essentials of community life -- our schools, streets, libraries, and parks, including climate and resilience projects. It’s a commitment to all those who call Boston home and to our future generations. Here in South Boston, we’re making investments across a wide range of projects, including parks and open space, streets and transportation, our schools’ infrastructure, and our delivery of City services.  We’re allocating much [...]

8 05, 2019

Charity Hockey Game to Support Veterans and their Families

2019-05-08T08:07:47-05:00May 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Charity Hockey Game to Support Veterans and their Families

Recently, Representative David Biele skated in the 4th Annual Heroes vs. Legislators charity hockey game to benefit the Skate for the 22 Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support services to over 375 veterans and their families across Massachusetts. Founded in 2015 by a group of veterans, the Foundation gets its name from a staggering mental health statistic—military and veteran agencies estimate that an estimated twenty-two veterans take their lives each day.   In response to those numbers, the Foundation was created with three core goals: create a supportive, team environment for veterans through camaraderie and the sport of hockey at no cost; raise public awareness and provide prevention services to help veterans who may be struggling; and provide financial assistance to families of veterans [...]

3 05, 2019

The Lawn on D Weekend Events

2019-05-03T13:54:02-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on The Lawn on D Weekend Events

Swing into Spring for the Lawn on D’s first family event of the season with great entertainment for all ages!  This annual favorite will feature a live animal show, author readings, a magic show, and a ton of interactive activities and live musical performances. Signature Event:  Swing Into Spring Saturday, May 4th  Noon to 10:00 PM 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm:  Knucklebones Playspace 1:00 pm: Magic Show with Evan the Magician 2:00 pm: Author Readings with 826 Boston 3:00 pm: Magic Show with Evan the Magician 4:00 pm: Animal Adventures LIVE MUSIC 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Steel and Rhythm Band 2:00 pm: DJ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Hockey Tonk Knights 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Soul Estate Band SPECIAL EVENT!  CINCO DE MAYO [...]

2 05, 2019

Life Turns on a Dime

2019-05-02T15:19:49-05:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Life Turns on a Dime

By Brianne R.  Fitzgerald RN, MSN, NP, MPH Winter in Boston is long and dark.  The Redline breaks down, folks complain about the weather and we make do.  This winter I was part of the huddling hoards on the platform at Andrew trying to get home at night.  I was a regular at Dunkin Donuts (ooops cross out donuts) in Andrew Square,  I trudged Methadone Mile to see patients at the detox on Mass Ave, wandered by the empty lot at Old Colony and Dorchester Street on my way to my job at Gavin Foundation and tried to remain grounded with regular yoga at a Bikram studio.  I practiced gratitude; I had several great jobs and my health.  I was tired and attributed this to [...]

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