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8 03, 2017

OutVets Denied Participation in 2017 Parade

2017-03-08T17:06:14+00:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: Business, News|Comments Off on OutVets Denied Participation in 2017 Parade

by Rick Winterson You have likely heard that some individuals have changed their minds, and have canceled their commitments to take part in the 2017 St. Patrick’s/Evacuation Day Parade on March 19. Their reason for boycotting the 2017 Parade was the decision by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council not to let the OutVets group join the Parade this year. Members of the Allied War Veterans stated that the OutVets group submitted their Parade application late. The deadline is February 15; the OutVets themselves submitted their application on time last year and were admitted to the 2016 Parade. This year, the OutVets Parade application arrived late in February; in addition, there had been some violations of Parade rules in the past two Parades. At [...]

13 10, 2016

GE Launches “Brilliant Career Labs” at Excel High

2016-10-13T11:47:27+00:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: Business, Featured, News|Comments Off on GE Launches “Brilliant Career Labs” at Excel High

by Rick Winterson   General Electric has been making a multi-pronged effort to become part of the Boston community, with special emphasis on South Boston, where its new headquarters facility will be sited.  Following the successful launch of “STEM Week” at the Perry School on Monday, October 3 (see Online’s  October 6 issue, page four), GE and the City of Boston have since launched the “Brilliant Career Labs”.  The date was Thursday afternoon, October 6, at 3:30; the location was Excel High School – more often still called “the High School” by local residents. The GE Brilliant Career Lab is one of the key commitments the GE Foundation has made to the students and teachers in the Boston Public School (BPS) system.  It will be [...]

4 08, 2016

General Electric (GE) Headquarters Project Begins

2016-08-04T09:17:19+00:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: Business, Featured, Real Estate|Tags: |Comments Off on General Electric (GE) Headquarters Project Begins

You have no doubt heard about the General Electric (GE) Company’s plans to relocate its Corporate Head­quarters from Connecticut to South Boston’s Fort Point District. Specifi­cally, GE’s new Headquarters will be sited on the South Boston side of the Fort Point Channel, and will utilize two existing, renovated brick ware­houses at 5-6 Necco Way (Yes, that’s “NECCO”, as in those ever-popular NECCO Wafers produced by the New England Confectionary Co.). GE will lease a block of land from Procter and Gamble’s wholly-owned Gillette subsidiary, which is also located along the Fort Point Chan­nel. Renovations of the existing brick warehouses will begin as soon as pos­sible; ground will be broken for the main Headquarters Building early in 2017, pending granting of all the necessary permits. Completion [...]

28 07, 2016

A Birthday “Friendraiser”

2016-07-28T12:51:50+00:00July 28th, 2016|Categories: Business, Featured|Tags: |Comments Off on A Birthday “Friendraiser”

Kathleen “Kathy” Bitetti is a multi-talented local artist, consultant, and curator. She has lived in South Boston for 20 years, pursuing numerous cultural interests that include public works of art, two of which are being created here in South Boston as you are reading this. Last weekend, true to her devotion to public art, Kathy combined a “Friendraiser” with her birthday brunch (Kathy is forever 29). Now, a “Friendraiser” is a means of generating contributions on a small, intimate scale. About 20 of Kathy’s friends gathered at her place to assist with funding the two works of art mentioned above. Such works of art are sometimes called “installations”. A better term might be “site specific art work”, because these creations are meant to “interact” in [...]

20 07, 2016

MAXIM Pharmacy Now Open in South Boston

2016-07-20T14:59:45+00:00July 20th, 2016|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings|Tags: |Comments Off on MAXIM Pharmacy Now Open in South Boston

  It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new business to South Boston.  We live in a growing, thriving neighborhood with plenty of room for opportunity.  The new enterprise we are “Making It Our BUSINESS” to report on this week is MAXIM Pharmacy.  MAXIM is located at 267 Old Colony Avenue, where it intersects with Dorchester Street (617-268-4500; info@maximpharmacy.com). The Pharmacy Manager and owner of MAXIM is Hieu B. Vinh, R. Ph. (for Registered   Pharmacist).  He of course takes the integrity with which he fills his prescriptions as his most important responsibility.  You are in good hands with him.  Hieu also prides himself on the service he renders to his customers, which he calls “Full Service”. Service can mean something small but important.  For example, MAXIM [...]

20 07, 2016

SPOTLIGHT: Dawnmarie Salmons, Boys & Girls Club Music Director

2016-07-20T14:43:49+00:00July 20th, 2016|Categories: Business, Featured|Tags: |Comments Off on SPOTLIGHT: Dawnmarie Salmons, Boys & Girls Club Music Director

   You perhaps saw the recent “Music Parade”, which played and marched on Friday, July 15, from the Boys & Girls Clubhouse on Sixth Street down West Broadway to the Boston Police Department’s Station C-6.  It was quite an event – the creation of Dawnmarie Salmons, the Music Director at South Boston’s Boys & Girls Club.  The event was evidence of Dawnmarie’s love of music and her ability to think “outside the box”. Dawnmarie is a local young lady.  She was brought up in the Clam Point neighborhood of Dorchester and went to the Boston Arts Academy.  Her first key encounter with music took place at an early age; it was both memorable and transformative.  Dawnmarie was in the fourth grade when a high school [...]

20 07, 2016

Eastern Bank’s Generous Support

2016-07-20T14:23:30+00:00July 20th, 2016|Categories: Business, Featured|Tags: |Comments Off on Eastern Bank’s Generous Support

Michele Hart, Manager of South Boston's Eastern Bank Branch at 470 West Broadway, presents checks for $10,000 to both John McGahan, President of the Gavin Foundation, and Bob Monahan, Executive Director of Julie's Family Learning Program.  South Boston is grateful for Eastern Bank's very generous community support.

14 07, 2016

Eastern Bank Supports Southie

2016-07-14T12:27:36+00:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Business, Featured|Comments Off on Eastern Bank Supports Southie

Tuesday morning, July 12, Eastern Bank (located at 470 West Broadway) rendered some very substantial support to the South Boston community. Shown in front of the bank are South Boston’s Eastern Bank Branch Manager Michele Hart and Eastern Bank Vice President Bob Foy (l.).  They are presenting a $10,000 check to the Laboure Center at D and West Broadway.   Receiving this check are recently-appointed Laboure Executive Director Jake Bombard and Sr. Maryadele Robinson, who is starting up Laboure’s “Recovery Connections Program”, modeled upon the efforts of the still-mourned Jack Leary. That same day, both John McGahan, President of the Gavin Foundation, and Bob Monahan, Executive Director of Julie’s Family Learning Program, also each received $10,000 checks from Eastern Bank to support their much-valued programs. South [...]

3 06, 2016

“Business Spring Fling” at Eastern Bank

2016-06-03T13:52:35+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Business, Happenings|Tags: |Comments Off on “Business Spring Fling” at Eastern Bank

   It was simultaneously an event, a reception, and a celebration at the South Boston Branch of Eastern Bank last Wednesday evening, May 25.  Specifically, it was an evening to pay tribute to the strength of small businesses all across America – both locally and nationwide.  May is “Small Business Month”; Mayor Walsh had previously paid tribute to the strength of Boston’s small businesses by publicly stating that they provide 170,000 jobs in the City of Boston.  It was a real “Small Business Spring Fling”. In the commendably brief program, Eastern Bank Branch Manager Michele Hart welcomed her guests.  She reflected back on the six years she has served as Eastern Bank’s South Boston Branch Manager, focusing on the value of small businesses here, and [...]

25 05, 2016

South Boston Farmers Market returns in June

2016-05-25T12:06:08+00:00May 25th, 2016|Categories: Business|Comments Off on South Boston Farmers Market returns in June

The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, the current sponsor of the South Boston Farmers Market, will hold an Opening Day Celebration at the market on June 6. Check in with old favorites Freitas’ & Wenger’s Farms to get some flowers and early vegetables. Welcome our new fish vendor Ray the Fish Guy and bakery vendor PB Boulangerie! The first 20 shoppers will receive a $2 coupon for market products. There will be live music playing by Jan and Lou Borelli from noon to 3 p.m.. Local officials will be present to kick-off the market around noon. For Opening Day, specialty vendors like ‘More Than Words’ (books) and ‘Tea is the Way’ (tea) will be selling their products as well. The Boston Cyclist’s Union will come [...]

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