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21 02, 2019

The Celtics – A Moonstruck Dynasty?

2019-02-21T14:36:07+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Sports|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson      Late Sunday evening, January 20, the moon underwent a total lunar eclipse.  Because the moon was at its closest point to the Earth when the eclipse went total, because it occurred in January when wolves bay in hunger, and because the eclipsed moon became a deep orange-red, this eclipse was called a “Super Wolf Blood Moon”. Now,  we are not superstitious – certainly not!  But on Sunday, January 20, (the day of the eclipse) the Patriots won the AFC title, and then two weeks later, went on to win the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3.  Did the mojo, the karma, or the blushing vibes from that eclipse influence this outcome?  It was an outcome that firmly established the [...]

21 02, 2019

Trader Joe’s in South Boston?

2019-02-21T08:31:49+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson    It’s more than just a rumor.  A Trader Joe’s may be coming to South Boston’s Fort Point/Seaport District, into an empty building on the border between Fort Point and the South Boston Seaport.  We don’t have many details here at South Boston Online just yet.  All we know at this time is that a formal inquiry has been made to the City of Boston Zoning Board about establishing a retail grocery store.  It was made by a Trader Joe’s agent; it’s to be situated in an empty (but renovated) building at 44 Thomson Place. Thomson Place stretches between Congress Street and Seaport Boulevard.  The intersection of Thomson Place and the Boulevard is closed to automobile traffic but is open for pedestrian [...]

21 02, 2019

Friends of Donny Higgins Fourth Annual Winter Gala

2019-02-21T08:17:36+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

Tickets will not be sold at the door The Friends of Donny Higgins, are holding their Fourth Annual Winter Gala at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel Saturday evening, February 23, from 7 p.m. till 1 a.m.  Log onto donnhiggins.com for information and tickets. Tickets are sold through committee members and EventBrite. And a Gala it will be.  The Westin is offering you its elegant food stations, accompanied by complimentary beer and wine (until 9:45 p.m.).     Ticket includes entry for one (1) $10,000 raffle drawing and ten (10) raffle tickets.  A key part of the Mission of the Donny Higgins Memorial Fund is to maintain South Boston’s Donald F. Higgins Memorial Street Hockey Arena – Farragut Road between East Broadway and East Second Street.  As Donny’s [...]

19 02, 2019

Maren’s Marathon, 2019

2019-02-19T08:12:51+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Sports|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson   Would you believe that a South Boston entry into the 2019 Marathon (Patriots Day, April 15), who is already running 12-minute miles over long distances really did not much care for running prior to last year?  Well, that’s the case with Maren Tober, a resident of the West Broadway Development.  Yes, Maren is running for her own satisfaction.  And also yes, Maren is running to raise funds for “YES”.  The acronym YES stands for “Youth Enrichment Services”, where her three sons – Youth Enrichment Services (or YES) is located on Massachusetts Avenue in the South End/Back Bay.  In YES’s most recent annual report, they refer to a membership of more than 1,600 young people, who were helped to experience the out-of-doors, [...]

18 02, 2019

South Boston St. Pat’s Day Parade Route

2019-02-18T08:52:31+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

The South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled for Sunday March 17th at 1:00 p.m.  It will begin at Broadway Station to Perkins Square and will continue onto East Broadway.  It will continue up East Broadway to P Street.  Turning right onto P Street and taking a right turn on East Fourth Street, and following onto K Street.  Turning left onto K Street and following it until East Fifth Street.  Turn right onto East Fifth Street until G Street.  Turn left on G and follow it past the front entrance of the excel High School until the 2nd right onto Thomas Park and follow it to Telegraph Street.  Follow Telegraph to Dorchester Street and continue through the intersection at Old Colony Avenue until reaching [...]

10 02, 2019

Marijuana Facilities Nearer Than You Might Think

2019-02-10T12:27:33+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Editorial, Featured|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson    In many ways, this article is a follow-up to the 3 articles in South Boston Online on marijuana by Brianne Fitzgerald, Nurse Practitioner (NP) and the Founder of Recoverymattersma.org.  Ms. Fitzgerald is a highly qualified individual on this issue.  We encourage you to read carefully all of the articles, which you will find at the end of this Editorial.  In our opinion, Ms. Fitzgerald’s articles made two (very) important points:  First, her articles were written for parents, teens (i.e., soon to become young adults), and adults of all ages.  Marijuana use – especially recreational – is a family and a “grown-up” issue.  Second, marijuana use – even if it’s only for medical purposes – must be openly and publicly discussed, long [...]

7 02, 2019

Flynns to be Celebrated at Paraclete Reception

2019-02-07T15:56:41+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Flynns to be Celebrated at Paraclete Reception

By Rick Winterson    Let us give you the details first.  The Paraclete Center, widely known for its educational mission in South Boston, will hold its Annual 2019 Reception on Thursday evening, February 28, at Boston College High School from 6 until 8 p.m. (free parking available).  Phone Eileen MacNeil (781-812-7099) or Christine McConville (617-834-0538) for tickets; order tickets online at paraclete.org. This is an event not to miss, because the high point of an already enjoyable evening will be the celebration of the Flynns – Ambassador and Mrs. Flynn and their family.  And “celebration” is certainly the right word. You see, the Flynns have always been devoted – truly devoted – to South Boston and its interests.  And yet, they are well known for [...]

7 02, 2019

Parade Chief Marshal John Beatty – A Perfect Fit

2019-02-07T11:17:58+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Parade Chief Marshal John Beatty – A Perfect Fit

by Rick Winterson   Credit the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council (the AWVC) with making an excellent choice.  They have selected South Boston’s John Beatty to be the Chief Marshal of the 2019 St. Patrick’s/Evacuation Day Parade.  In this function, John will assume a leadership position in the Parade itself on Sunday afternoon, March 17, as well as hosting the Parade Chief Marshal’s Banquet on the evening of March 2, and performing numerous other functions during our “Parade Season” this year. And to use a phrase, John is a “dyed-in-wool” South Bostonian.  He was “born down on I Street; raised up on Fourth Street”, to use another paraphrase.  His mother, Carol, still lives here also – in Castle Cove.  She’s the lady who brings [...]

7 02, 2019

Councilor Flynn Request Hearing on After Hours Construction & Development Issues

2019-02-07T10:02:41+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Councilor Flynn Request Hearing on After Hours Construction & Development Issues

Cites Quality of Life Concerns Throughout District   Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn announced that he will call for a hearing next week regarding the issue of after hours and weekend construction. Flynn relayed concerns brought to his office from residents throughout District 2 related to construction work being done outside permitted hours - early in the morning, late in the evening, or on the weekend or holidays without permits. Moreover, community leaders called attention to permits granted for after hours and weekend work in the South End, while others pointed to issues of public safety, rodent control, and adhering to approved plans. "Whether I am in the South End, South Boston, Chinatown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Bay Village, or Downtown - residents frequently express concerns [...]

4 02, 2019

Tips and Information for The Patriots’ Parade – MBTA Game Plan

2019-02-04T11:12:30+00:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Tips and Information for The Patriots’ Parade – MBTA Game Plan

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join regular weekday commuters as the City of Boston celebrates another Patriots’ championship.  Parade-goers travelling on the MBTA are encouraged to visit mbta.com/patriots for full information on service, service adjustments, and purchasing fares. All customers are strongly urged to purchase roundtrip fare in advance. Parking availability can be checked at some of the busiest MBTA stations on Twitter @MBTA_Parking. Daily parking rates are $2 – $15 with cash, credit, or mobile phone.  As a result of the anticipated crowds, trains and platforms will experience extremely heavy volume. Customers should exercise caution, stay safe, and be prepared for longer commutes and crowded conditions associated with the high demand for service. The MBTA thanks our regular riders [...]

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