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Opening day! Southie celebrates the Sully’s “holiday”

By Ginger DeShaney Rain couldn't keep people from celebrating the national holiday that is Sullivan's opening day! By about 3:30 p.m. today, the Southie landmark had served more than 1,200 customers, said Kizito Paganini, director of operations at Sully's. "It's always sunny at Sullivan's," said Kizito, "but it's not always sunny at the Island." The lines weren't long but there [...]

By |February 27th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Dry Run: Temporary Pool Closure Can’t Stop These Swimmers

By Ginger DeShaney  The swim team at the Edgerley Family Boys & Girls Club South Boston has been working out and practicing ... without a pool.  And while that’s been a challenge -- along with the COVID-19 pandemic -- it hasn’t deterred these determined members. The boiler for the pool went out several weeks ago but because of the pandemic, [...]

By |February 20th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Smoothie Operators: OTEN Celebrates Successful First Year

 By Ginger DeShaney “Everything we do comes from the heart,” Denisse Tejada said as On The Edge Nutrition (OTEN) celebrated its one-year anniversary in South Boston last Saturday. “It’s heart work; it’s not hard work,” she said.  Denisse along with Yeison Baez have put their hearts and souls into the healthy smoothie bar at 283 Old Colony Ave. and it [...]

By |February 18th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|0 Comments

For the love of cookies: Southie woman turns baking hobby into a business

By Ginger DeShaney The timing was perfect for Katie Rausch. Just as she was turning 30 years old (Feb. 5), she transformed her baking hobby into a business.  “I’m entering a new decade with a new passion,” she said. “I’m so excited. It feels like the right time.” While stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Katie was looking for [...]

By |February 11th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on For the love of cookies: Southie woman turns baking hobby into a business

Girl Power! Ollie Group Focuses on Skill Building, Leadership

By Ginger DeShaney Callie Eastman knows something about leadership. Through South Boston Neighborhood House’s Girls Group, she’s had training.   “It’s very important to learn about leadership,” said the 14-year-old South Boston resident. ”If you don’t know it, it won’t happen.” Girls Group is an SBNH program for girls ages 10-16 to learn new skills, build social skills, gain leadership skills, [...]

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: Education, Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Girl Power! Ollie Group Focuses on Skill Building, Leadership

Cafe Polonia Reopens: Polish Restaurant Under New Management After Hiatus

By Ginger DeShaney After an almost year-long hiatus, Cafe Polonia is open again! The famed South Boston Polish restaurant is under new management with a pair of hard-working Polish brothers at the helm: Marcin, 32, and Damian Biedrzycki, 24.   But the small, homey restaurant looks the same, the menu is the same, the cooks are the same (amazing Polish mamas), [...]

By |January 30th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Cafe Polonia Reopens: Polish Restaurant Under New Management After Hiatus
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