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 [...]
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 [...]
FAIR WARNING The Boston Police Department is issuing a precaution that no public drinking is allowed anywhere in South Boston along the Parade route – from Broadway Station, east on Broadway to P Street, back along Fourth and Fifth to the Heights, then down to Dorchester Street and ending in Andrew Square. NOWHERE! Being caught drinking in public will get you a citation, followed by a mandatory court appearance and a $200 fine. Don’t use marijuana publicly, either. That will get you a citation, too. South Boston’s vendors of alcoholic beverages have agreed to shut down early in the evening of Parade Day (Sunday, March 17). They will stop admitting customers at 6:30 p.m., and stop serving at 7. They will then close at [...]
Dunkin’ made a surprise delivery to Engine 2 and Ladder 19 in South Boston with the help of Al Horford. To fuel the start to St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Horford will serve Irish Creme Coffee which is back in stores for the first time in five years to the firefighters. They will also provided them with tickets to an upcoming Celtics game.
By Tara Kerrigan Hayes When you enter Fox & The Knife you’re immediately hit with sheer, exuberant, energy. Described as an Italian inspired Enoteca, this neighborhood joint is bursting with personality, with an Amy Winehouse meets Julia Child sort of vibe. From the buzz of the crowd, to the intoxicating aromas, the character of the décor, and the thoughtfully chosen tunes, there’s a pure celebration of the senses, before even sitting down to taste. With no major structural renovations necessary, the redesign yields a sleek and cozy, yet edgy space, with one particular improvement that the Maiden lay-out had been screaming for; a six-seat chef’s table providing a full view of the open kitchen design, for diners to watch Chef Karen Akunowicz wield her [...]
Adult Confirmation Classes Classes are open to anyone who is over the age of 18, has been baptized into the Catholic Church, and has received First Penance and First Communion, but not yet been Confirmed. Documentation for Baptism and First Communion must be provided. Classes will meet in the Parish Offices at 841 East Broadway from 6:30PM – 8PM. Class Dates…Thursday, March 14, 21 & 28 and on Thursday, April 4 and 11th. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Karin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Office 617-268-2122. Lent 2019 Tuesdays During Lent The Holy Rosary – Tuesday Evenings at 6:30PM at Gate of Heaven Church on East Fourth Street Wednesdays During Lent 6:30PM – 7:30PM Prayer, Reflection, Adoration & Confession [...]
By Brianne Fitzgerald, Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Recoverymattersma.org The idea of intravenous vitamin therapy became popular in 2012 with raves coming from Hollywood celebrities like Rihanna and Adele. How is that the idea of being stuck with a needle in an unregulated walk-in clinic and run by for profit companies has been turned into a wellness must for those with disposable incomes? These clinics boast everything from a cure for jetlag and hangovers, to healthier skin, improving your immune system and sex life. Why are so many Americans seeking chemical answers for distress? Is your life here in the richest country in the world becoming more stressful nd traumatic? How is it that people from other countries are desperate to come to the US [...]
In the most exciting game of the season, the winning team coached by Allison Baker and Jacqueline Beggan, grabbed the victory by one point! The blue team was coached by Christina McDonagh Running the scoring table was first place coach, Emily Harris and longtime volunteer, Mary Kate Hart. Marie Laundry, director of the girl’s program and referee, was excited to see the improvement shown after (15) weeks of Gatey’s house league program. Special thanks to Kevin Lally, Sean Monahan, John McGahan, Cheech, and the teenagers who work at the Walsh Center who keep the building in such good shape. Story by Marie Laundry Photos by Sean Monahan Talia Scott, Isabel Sheehan, Iris Gjoka, Gia LaMonica, Melena McGahan, Patricia Casper and Brigid Fitzgerald. [...]
South Boston Citizens’ Association Annual basketball free-throw competition will take place Monday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the Tynan Community School gym. Please register with Kathy Davis and her staff Tuesday, March 12th at 6:00 p.m. We move down to the boys and Girls Club Swimming Pool for the Annual Swim Meets. Register with the club staff.
Please reserve Saturday evening, March 16 – just over two weeks from now – for a celebration. Ayla (Dugan) Considine, a lifelong South Boston resident, invites you to a gala party to celebrate the ongoing recovery from cancer of her and Dan Considine’s daughter - three-and-a-half year old Ava Considine. The party to celebrate Ava’s recovery will be held in Charlestown, at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. Yes, of course March 16 falls on Parade weekend here in South Boston. But Dan, Ava’s father, a USMC veteran, and a Lieutenant in the Boston Fire Department, was born and brought up in Charlestown. The Knights of Columbus in Charlestown have kindly consented to open their Hall for 100 more guests. Tickets [...]