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Jeanne Rooney is the Editor in Chief for South Boston Online.
10 02, 2019

The Science of Marijuana

2019-02-10T11:41:45+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Editorial|0 Comments

Brianne Fitzgerald NP, Recoverymattersma.org   This is a tough one, as we have little scientific information on marijuana.  It is a schedule 1 drug and therefore limited rigorous scientific research has been conducted.  We do know from anecdotal information, social medical, personal experiences and hearsay that there are serious issues related to its use.   Marijuana is not harmless and yet it does not lead to fatal overdoses as alcohol does.  The potency of current strains may shock those who have not tried it for decades.  It can produce a serious dependency and regular use does interfere with job and school performance.  It is best to be avoided if you are an adolescent.  Casual use by adults poses minimal risk for healthy people.  Marijuana though is [...]

7 02, 2019

Flynns to be Celebrated at Paraclete Reception

2019-02-07T15:56:41+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Flynns to be Celebrated at Paraclete Reception

By Rick Winterson    Let us give you the details first.  The Paraclete Center, widely known for its educational mission in South Boston, will hold its Annual 2019 Reception on Thursday evening, February 28, at Boston College High School from 6 until 8 p.m. (free parking available).  Phone Eileen MacNeil (781-812-7099) or Christine McConville (617-834-0538) for tickets; order tickets online at paraclete.org. This is an event not to miss, because the high point of an already enjoyable evening will be the celebration of the Flynns – Ambassador and Mrs. Flynn and their family.  And “celebration” is certainly the right word. You see, the Flynns have always been devoted – truly devoted – to South Boston and its interests.  And yet, they are well known for [...]

7 02, 2019

Parade Chief Marshal John Beatty – A Perfect Fit

2019-02-07T11:17:58+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Parade Chief Marshal John Beatty – A Perfect Fit

by Rick Winterson   Credit the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council (the AWVC) with making an excellent choice.  They have selected South Boston’s John Beatty to be the Chief Marshal of the 2019 St. Patrick’s/Evacuation Day Parade.  In this function, John will assume a leadership position in the Parade itself on Sunday afternoon, March 17, as well as hosting the Parade Chief Marshal’s Banquet on the evening of March 2, and performing numerous other functions during our “Parade Season” this year. And to use a phrase, John is a “dyed-in-wool” South Bostonian.  He was “born down on I Street; raised up on Fourth Street”, to use another paraphrase.  His mother, Carol, still lives here also – in Castle Cove.  She’s the lady who brings [...]

7 02, 2019

Councilor Flynn Request Hearing on After Hours Construction & Development Issues

2019-02-07T10:02:41+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Councilor Flynn Request Hearing on After Hours Construction & Development Issues

Cites Quality of Life Concerns Throughout District   Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn announced that he will call for a hearing next week regarding the issue of after hours and weekend construction. Flynn relayed concerns brought to his office from residents throughout District 2 related to construction work being done outside permitted hours - early in the morning, late in the evening, or on the weekend or holidays without permits. Moreover, community leaders called attention to permits granted for after hours and weekend work in the South End, while others pointed to issues of public safety, rodent control, and adhering to approved plans. "Whether I am in the South End, South Boston, Chinatown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Bay Village, or Downtown - residents frequently express concerns [...]

4 02, 2019

Tips and Information for The Patriots’ Parade – MBTA Game Plan

2019-02-04T11:12:30+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Tips and Information for The Patriots’ Parade – MBTA Game Plan

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join regular weekday commuters as the City of Boston celebrates another Patriots’ championship.  Parade-goers travelling on the MBTA are encouraged to visit mbta.com/patriots for full information on service, service adjustments, and purchasing fares. All customers are strongly urged to purchase roundtrip fare in advance. Parking availability can be checked at some of the busiest MBTA stations on Twitter @MBTA_Parking. Daily parking rates are $2 – $15 with cash, credit, or mobile phone.  As a result of the anticipated crowds, trains and platforms will experience extremely heavy volume. Customers should exercise caution, stay safe, and be prepared for longer commutes and crowded conditions associated with the high demand for service. The MBTA thanks our regular riders [...]

1 02, 2019

Bfit and The 100 Club Supporting the Families of Fallen Heroes

2019-02-01T09:54:19+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Bfit and The 100 Club Supporting the Families of Fallen Heroes

By Tara Kerrigan Hayes   This past Sunday, January 27th, the Boston Bruins Foundation hosted the 3rd Annual BFit First Responder Challenge, presented by National Grid at the TD Garden. Also known as the Climb to Support the Families of Fallen First Responders, the event does precisely that, by donating the proceeds raised to The Hundred Club of Mass, Inc., (the 100 Club), a charity that supports the families of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The 100 Club was organized in 1959, recognizing early on that when a family faces the devastation of losing a loved one in the line of duty, they are also often met with the harsh reality of losing the [...]

28 01, 2019

  South Boston Loses a Caring-Giving Man

2019-01-28T09:12:12+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on   South Boston Loses a Caring-Giving Man

By Ray Flynn, Former Mayor of Boston   Every Saturday around 2 p.m., ten men and one woman from the Boston area would stop their busy lives and head to St. Peter and Paul Church in South Boston to sing in the Men’s Choir at the 4 o’clock Mass. Most of the men lived in South Boston at one time.  Some of them, like Bob Buckley, moved  to communities like Arlington, while others came from places like East Boston and the South Shore. One choir member, Jim Ryan, Southie’s first Commissioner of Little League, continued to live on Athens Street.  Everyone in our group, including our organist Mazzie and organizer Marty Quinn, had proud Southie roots. We also sang at various civic and religious events [...]

25 01, 2019

The Fate of St. Brendan / St. Ann: “Let Us Gather, Not Scatter”

2019-01-25T11:23:08+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Education|Comments Off on The Fate of St. Brendan / St. Ann: “Let Us Gather, Not Scatter”

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes   When Rev. Brian Clary and Rev. Bob Connors arrived at The Collaborative of St. Brendan / St. Ann in June of 2018, they inherited a litany of challenges, from structural problems of deferred maintenance in upwards of 2 million dollars, to a $750,000 combined debt to the Archdiocese, as well as a dwindling number of parishioners. Then there was, of course, the stigma of the past. The Dorchester churches are not alone in diving attendee numbers considering the growing number of the nondenominational these days, as well as a demographic shift as more families move out of neighborhoods. It was, however, hit hard by the sex abuse crisis of 2002, which continues to haunt. Considering these two particular parishes were [...]

24 01, 2019

Veterans Honored at Compass on the Bay

2019-01-24T10:56:30+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Veterans Honored at Compass on the Bay

 by Rick Winterson   Sometimes, an event is so enjoyable, and what’s more important, so meaningful, that it’s difficult to know where to begin writing it up.  That was certainly with case for the recent tribute paid to the military veterans, who are now residing in Compass on the Bay at 1380 Columbia Road.  But, as some famous author must have once said, just “begin at the beginning”.  So here goes. Dianne Paull and Joanne Miller are the two Receptionists at Compass on the Bay.  During a conversation they had late last year, they came up with the idea of somehow recognizing and honoring the twelve veterans living at Compass on the Bay.  Well, Receptionists (as everyone knows) are on the front lines of communications.  [...]

24 01, 2019

What about Marijuana?

2019-02-10T12:19:01+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Editorial, Featured|Comments Off on What about Marijuana?

By Brianne Fitzgerald, Nurse Practitioner and the founder of Recoverymattersma.org.   There is a vast gap between the federal laws, policies and enforcement of cannabis and the current issues of legalization including medical marijuana, the buzz of marijuana as a gateway drug and the science related to it.  This series is directed toward parents, teens and adults of all ages as a way to open dialogue (sorely missing in our country today) in order to make thoughtful decisions.  The first article will discuss marijuana history, the next one what science says about marijuana, and the third piece will address issues of medical marijuana and after that…. send me your thoughts, ideas and opinions. Marijuana has been used as an agent for achieving euphoria since ancient times.  [...]

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