20 07, 2018

Bells Market Upgrade: and New Mixed-Use Buildings Approved

2018-07-20T09:41:32-04:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Business, Featured|Comments Off on Bells Market Upgrade: and New Mixed-Use Buildings Approved

By Richard Campbell Perhaps the surest sign of the coming rehabilitation of the neighborhood surrounding Old Colony is the plan for a new five story residential building with retail space on the site of Bell’s Market. The project designers Stefanov Architects have teamed up with developer Rashide, LLC, to put together a comprehensive proposal to the Boston Development Planning Association (BDPA). The proposal submitted in late 2017 is for new five-story 32 new residential rental apartments that are primarily market rate, with 5 affordable units and will include 23 below level parking spaces. It will have about 7,000 sq. feet of retail space- which will include a new Bell’s Market, on the 9th street side and a café on the 8th street side. Other amenities [...]

16 07, 2018


2018-11-27T16:57:35-05:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Business|Comments Off on SUSAN DEVLIN – A LOCAL ENTREPRENUER AND HUMANITARIAN

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes We all aspire to live our lives in a meaningful way, but anyone who knows Susan Devlin, knows she sets the bar. Having always been fiercely determined and inherently altruistic, Susan had two dreams as a little girl; to one day own her own business and ultimately, to help people. The fusion of those two dreams began with her fervent personal philosophy: that every person is beautiful and deserves to feel as such. That passion for nurturing self-confidence in others led Susan to the salon industry where she honed her skills for many years, until in 2007, realizing one of her childhood dreams, she opened her own business, appropriately named Nurture Salon and Spa. Susan has now been using her platform [...]

21 06, 2018

Cannistraro Opens “The FID” at 25 Fid Kennedy

2018-06-21T09:51:16-04:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Business, Featured|Comments Off on Cannistraro Opens “The FID” at 25 Fid Kennedy

by Rick Winterson      Thursday morning was a busy, bustling day in South Boston’s prime industrial area, its Marine Industrial Park, now entitled the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park.  Promptly at 11 a.m., Flynn Marine Park became even busier.  J.C. Cannistraro LLC, a two-generation, family-owned firm engaged in mechanical contracting, formally and officially opened the doors to “The FID”. “The FID” is a highly evocative name that Cannistraro gave to the BPDA-owned building they now occupy at 25 Fid Kennedy Avenue.  Thomas “FID” Kennedy was a longshoreman; he was also an uncle of John F. Kennedy – think “Uncle TFK and Nephew JFK”.  A fid is actually a marine hand tool-of-the-trade used for splicing rope.  It resembles a piece of thin, tapered, sharpened doweling.  [...]

15 06, 2018

Summer Take-Aways at the Boston Nutrition 2018 Conference

2018-06-15T10:16:58-04:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Business, Featured|Comments Off on Summer Take-Aways at the Boston Nutrition 2018 Conference

By Richard Campbell The Nutrition 2018 Conference ran this past week June 9th to 12th at the Hynes Convention Center gathering nutrition professionals from New England and around the nation.  The big take-aways were the effect of good nutrition on child development, and the continuing evaluation of the role the microbiome plays in health of individuals. Not surprisingly what your mother probably told you: “Eat your broccoli, it’s good for you.” Or “No, we don’t have any cookies, have a piece of fruit instead,” turn out to be advice that mounds of research prove to be the best in the world. Because this conference was filled with technical information, I present some highlights in the form of summer nutrition guidelines. This conference included more than [...]

8 03, 2018

Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Presented at Innovation Center

2018-11-27T13:06:35-05:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Business, Happenings|Comments Off on Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Presented at Innovation Center

By Richard Campbell In celebrating the East Coast Design leg of the National Design Awards, the Cooper Hewitt Museum came to Boston to put on a lively forum by design award winners. The Mistress of ceremonies Caroline Baumann, Director of Cooper Hewitt, introduced the National Design awards as the Oscars of the design world. With sponsorship from Delta Faucet and Target, the cities that were chosen for special focus in this year’s awards were DC, San Francisco and Boston. Ms. Baumann, who hails from Winchester, MA called Boston “A nexus of technology and design.” Deborah Berke was the winner of the Interior Design award, who founded her own firm, and is the Dean of the Yale School of Architecture. Architect Alan Ricks, Cofounder and COO [...]

14 02, 2018

Boston Globe Travel Show Shines Light On Warm Climes

2018-02-14T15:20:12-05:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: Business, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Boston Globe Travel Show Shines Light On Warm Climes

By Richard Campbell It is approaching the middle of February when Bostonians are so ready to travel somewhere warm. In the spirit of advancing anyone’s odds of escaping the cold, dark, and wet, South Boston Online stepped in to see the Boston Globe Travel Show at the old Seaport World Trade Center exhibit hall that ran this weekend, February 9-11. My focus here is upon warm places- you know those areas in the world that have green grass, sunshine, beaches, and a more carefree life. Some of these ideas are for quick getaways, and others are for more serious travelers. As many South Bostonians have probably observed, the Norwegian Cruise Line routinely docks at our pier, to cruise locals from Boston to the Caribbean, Mexico, [...]

14 02, 2018

Ribbon Cut at Gavin Quincy ATS/CSS

2018-11-27T13:06:35-05:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: Business, Happenings, News|Comments Off on Ribbon Cut at Gavin Quincy ATS/CSS

by Rick Winterson South Boston’s Gavin Foundation has been in the forefront of the war (yes, it’s a war) against the ongoing opioid crisis, as well as providing a full spectrum of services that deal with addiction, recovery, and substance abuse. The Foundation has 14 key programs, facilities, and activities, which are centered in South Boston but range over the City of Boston and down into Quincy. The Gavin’s Quincy operation is a 64-bed, state-of-the-art, rehabilitation facility that provides medically managed services – comprehensive treatment from caring, licensed professionals. It was established in 2015; it was initially a partnership with the Phoenix House. Late last year, in December, the Gavin Foundation took full ownership of the Quincy facility. It is now called “Gavin Foundation Quincy [...]

14 06, 2017

Shred It at Mass Bay

2018-11-27T13:06:36-05:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Shred It at Mass Bay

by Rick Winterson Last Saturday, Mass Bay Credit Union held what they called a “Shred It Event”. It was an event for bringing your confidential and/or personal papers to their parking lot, located at 147 West Fourth Street, to get them professionally shredded and disposed of. Mass Bay called in a professional outfit named “Shred-It”, which not only shreds your documents but also recycles the paper shreds. In other words, shredding is both “green” and good for the environment. In this day of instantaneous global communications and sharply increasing identity theft, it is certainly advisable to carefully protect your own documents. With professional shredding and recycling, your documents are not only safe, they no longer exist at all. Keep that in mind. Mass Bay offers [...]

1 06, 2017

Andrew Square Station: Ready for a Reboot!

2017-07-20T16:56:12-04:00June 1st, 2017|Categories: Business, Featured, News|Comments Off on Andrew Square Station: Ready for a Reboot!

By Richard Campbell One T worker told me: “the wheel that squeaks gets the grease.”  Well, now I’m squeaking.  Riders of the MBTA may have noticed a number of station upgrades: some quite extravagant, others very long running.  I believe it is our turn. As any rider of the MBTA knows there is considerable inequality of care across stations of the transit system.  For if you are in the tonier neighborhoods, let’s use Arlington street stop in Back Bay as an example, your station will be manicured very carefully so as not to offend the high end clientele.  But when you reach certain less desirable neighborhoods, well the condition and cleanliness can take a plunge. Shouldn’t there be consistent standards? Riders may also notice the [...]

8 03, 2017

OutVets Denied Participation in 2017 Parade

2017-03-08T17:06:14-05:00March 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 [...]