15 07, 2022

Voices in Healthcare: Evangelos “Lucky” Adamos-Nomikos

2022-07-15T08:26:12-04:00July 15th, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured|Comments Off on Voices in Healthcare: Evangelos “Lucky” Adamos-Nomikos

By Carol Masshardt Healthcare is a challenging profession, and addiction services is among the most daunting. The nature of the issue thwarts patients and those who work with them in a process requiring enormous patience and determination with societal stigma present. Many providers stay clear from this work fearing endless frustration and the utter skill and understanding needed, but the Gavin Foundations Clinical Director, Evangelos “Lucky” Adamos-Nomikos, 37, isn’t one of them. He believes “anyone can recover” and that is what his guiding star every day. “I have been in recovery myself for ten years, and after getting a degree in Counseling Psychology and Mental Health Counseling, I worked in residential jobs and always heard about the “Gavin,” and knew it would offer opportunities. There [...]

1 07, 2022

Look Who’s Cooking: Rory Lee

2022-07-01T13:24:25-04:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured|Comments Off on Look Who’s Cooking: Rory Lee

By Carol Masshardt This is a story of an old bar with a decidedly South Boston history, now an updated pub by new owners, John and Anne Lydon, and a chef who saw an opportunity. The Shamrock Pub is on the corner of H. and Eighth, formerly Touchie’s, and is as close as it gets to a comfortable spot that knows familiar tastes while stretching into a more diverse neighborhood. First, John and Anne saw that the place was for sale, and it happened to be the location that John’s grandfather, John Clougher, owned in the early 80’s. They both still shake their heads about the leap but seem to smile easily with pleasure when talking about the decision. “I’m an attorney, said John, “I [...]

27 06, 2022

Look Who’s Cooking: Julia Kotlinska

2022-06-27T08:32:52-04:00June 27th, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured|Comments Off on Look Who’s Cooking: Julia Kotlinska

By Carol Masshardt  At one of the busiest four corner intersections in South Boston rests the lovely and peaceful coffee shop, Esthetic Bean. In a community loved by those from many generations to newcomers, Julia Kotlinska joined the ranks when she moved to Boston and then bought her special spot at 16 Prebble St. in September 2021. “I came from my home country of Ukraine eight years ago and lived in Key West, Florida, but I knew when I visited Boston that I had to be here. I loved it from the first moment. There is old architecture and history but also new. I like the weather, and the people have been especially great,” she said. The small space is filled with carefully arranged teas, [...]

25 06, 2022

Career Paths: Teens Learn about Different Professions at Boys & Girls Club Event 

2022-06-25T10:14:28-04:00June 25th, 2022|Categories: Business, Education, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Career Paths: Teens Learn about Different Professions at Boys & Girls Club Event 

By Ginger DeShaney Teens at the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club learned about careers from professionals in the neighborhood Wednesday evening during Career Night. It was the Club’s first Career Night since COVID-19.  According to Pattie McCormick, Associate Director of Development at the Club, kids were polled on what they would like to hear about. The following professions were represented: accounting, urban planning, hospitality, nursing, photography, law enforcement, and fashion. “We want to let them know what’s out there,” she said, “and spark interest.” The kids were engaged throughout the night, asking great questions and listening intently. Two of the presenters – RN Cailin O’Dwyer and Officer Ryan Kelly – were former Club kids themselves! The following professionals were on hand for [...]

11 06, 2022

Look Who’s Cooking: Filomena Lograsso

2022-06-11T09:09:39-04:00June 11th, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured|Comments Off on Look Who’s Cooking: Filomena Lograsso

By Carol Masshardt Filomena Lograsso, 75, of Sal’s Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria on L. St., looks back to her childhood in Abruzzi, Italy, and draws a quick connection to her lifelong skill and passion for cooking. She also looks ahead to a time when the third generation of her family with husband, Salvatore, continue the fine tradition. But, for now, she is in the kitchen most every day as she has been since 1986 when she and Sal turned a convenience store into the restaurant. “I came from Italy in 1965 at age 17,” she said. “I never studied cooking in the sense of going to school, but I watched my mother. She was a good cook, and I remember her making sauce, homemade pasta, [...]

24 05, 2022

Look Who’s Cooking

2022-05-24T10:20:30-04:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured|Comments Off on Look Who’s Cooking

By Carol Masshardt (This series focus is on the journey of area restaurant chefs) Joel Howard, 27, is a man of few words with a deep and clear passion for his work as Executive Chef at the popular Publico on 11 Dorchester St. This has earned him the respect of customers, his boss and team. Growing up in the central, Ma town of Spencer, his parents were in other kinds of work, but his older brother, Patrick, paved the way. That led to eventually working with Birch St. Bread Co. in Worcester with mentor Robert Fecteau among other chefs who inspired his French technique and work ethic. “My brother is a chef now in Worcester’s Lock 50 and watching him is what helped turn my [...]

29 04, 2022

Look Who’s Cooking!

2022-04-29T11:00:24-04:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured|Comments Off on Look Who’s Cooking!

    By Carol Masshardt (This series will focus on local chefs) Moonshine’s owner/chef, Asia Mei, could be doing a million things successfully. A Boston College graduate in Biology and Economics with minors in Film and Education, Asia, 40, was a competitive gymnast and has enough sustained intellectual and physical energy to take on most any challenge. She is a keen observer even as she moves at an Olympic pace. “I had a revelation that people had a passion for what they were doing, and I only hoped that I would find something that was mine,” she said of her early experiences. It would not have been easily predicated that this oldest child or Chinese immigrant parents from Silicon Valley, California would be so totally [...]

24 02, 2022

JOKR Growing Fast in South Boston

2022-03-02T07:32:43-05:00February 24th, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on JOKR Growing Fast in South Boston

Because South Boston is one of the most thriving neighborhoods in Boston, JOKR decided it was the perfect fit for its instant grocery delivery business.  And it is.   JOKR is offering $100.00 of your first 3 orders (Use code GET100). “Thanks to South Boston, after one month, Boston became the fastest-growing market of all the cities where JOKR operates globally,” said Tyler Trerotola, JOKR’s US CEO. “The results have been amazing, proving that betting for South Boston as the first store in Boston was the right decision.”   JOKR, located at 301 W. Broadway, opened in November.   Trerotola said South Boston’s growing population of young families and professionals appreciates what JOKR has to offer. “The access to grocery shopping in South Boston was limited, with not [...]

31 01, 2022

History Comes Alive at the Boston Bailey

2022-01-31T09:26:41-05:00January 31st, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on History Comes Alive at the Boston Bailey

By Ginger DeShaney The Boston Bailey B&B is the home of American history. Or at least a home of American history. The Boston Bailey, a 5-star registered short-term rental property at 101 P Street, is owned by Bill and Maureen Bailey. One suite is called “One By Land,” another is called “Two If by Sea,” and the third is “The Paul Revere Suite.” There’s also the “Tea Party Welcome Room.” The history brings people in, said Bill, a history buff who noted the house’s foundation dates to 1832-33 and the oldest frame goes back to 1875.  Bill was always reading “dry, old” history books even though he already knew the endings, he joked. “... you look at the virtue of the people back then when [...]

14 01, 2022

JOKR Meeting About Liquor License Draws Mixed Reactions 

2022-01-14T18:33:46-05:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on JOKR Meeting About Liquor License Draws Mixed Reactions 

JOKR, an instant grocery delivery company at 301 W. Broadway, held a virtual abutters meeting Monday, Jan. Jan. 10, to discuss its plan to apply for a liquor license and got pushback from some residents and support from others.  The company, which launched in South Boston at the end of November, is looking to add alcohol delivery to its repertoire, as it does in New York. The virtual meeting drew almost 40 people. “I do not support the delivery of alcohol from this store,” said City Councilor Ed Flynn, who lives near the store and notes no residents have asked him to support this proposal. “I’m not sure if the demand is there for delivering alcohol and liquor in the neighborhood … I know it’s [...]

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