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13 12, 2018

New Northern Avenue Bridge Proposed

2018-12-13T10:51:02+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson      It is common knowledge that the old Northern Avenue Bridge has been completely taken out of service, after it was closed for use by pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the Fort Point Channel.  The bridge, which was the original structure, is simply too corroded by more than a century of exposure to the elements and to salt water, as well as being stressed and strained by constant daily use as a drawbridge.  Actually, the term for this particular type of movable bridge is “swing bridge”, even though its human operator was called a Draw Tender. Currently, three other well-traveled bridges serve the very rapidly developing South Boston Seaport/Waterfront area – the Summer Street, the Congress Street, and the Evelyn Moakley [...]

7 12, 2018

Winter Coats to Paraclete

2018-12-07T14:10:06+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

The staff of Community Services from South Boston’s Police Station C-6 brings winter coats – generously supplied by the Stone Foundation – to the Paraclete Center on E Street. These will keep their students warm all this winter long. Thank you, and Merry Christmas.   Winter coats have been distributed to Paraclete students by Station C-6 BPD Community Services and the Stone Foundation..

2 12, 2018

2018 ABX Showcase Spectacular at the BCEC

2018-12-02T17:13:12+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on 2018 ABX Showcase Spectacular at the BCEC

Connor McGuire, Steven Burke, Lisa Robbins Carrie Havey on Experts on Healthy Schools. By Richard Campbell This year’s ABX Conference showcased such depth in architecture, design, construction and innovation that the show’s program calling the event the “premier” forum in the field was no exaggeration. Running two full days at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this past Wednesday and Thursday, this is a traditional trade show with added educational workshops and special events that cover  a wide variety of topics. Informa Global and Boston Society of Architects who produce the convention have partnered with an array of institutions.  The show drew thousands from the industry and offered free high-end publications. Some publishers like Kathy Bush- Dalton of New England Home came to [...]

2 12, 2018

Third Annual Seaport Light Up

2018-12-02T15:59:25+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Third Annual Seaport Light Up

By Richard Campbell The third annual Light Up Seaport went off this past Friday December 1st, showing signs of Christmas coming.  The event supports Massachusetts Fallen Heroes and the Gavin Foundation, The Fort Point Arts Community, and the Friends of Fort Point Channel. A hefty crowd filled the Seaport Common, and the event was surrounded by other happenings on Seaport Blvd. At the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage, carolers welcomed those passing by into a pop up preview concert. The smooth singing, handsome crooner Rich Di Mare headlined the evening with holiday tunes.  There was Santa letter making, cookie decorating and treats provided by local restaurants. The crowd was rather tightly packed as the Boston Children’s Chorus started caroling, and people were milling [...]

2 12, 2018

The Tree Market at Seaport Opens

2018-12-02T15:02:26+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured|Comments Off on The Tree Market at Seaport Opens

  by Rick Winterson       The Tree Market at Seaport opened for business last Thanksgiving weekend.  South Boston Online visited Joseph, James, and Ben on their Opening Day on Black Friday.  You should visit for your greenery needs this Christmas Holiday Season – trees (of course), wreaths, illumination, and more.  And the Tree Market is “green” in more ways than one.  Their trees and other goods are delivered by bicycle. When asked about this, Joseph chimed in to describe his bike trip all the way to the wilds of West Roxbury.  When asked whether South Boston Online could put in “Bike delivery anywhere in the City of Boston”, all of the Tree Market people – Joseph, James, and Ben – agreed that was accurate.  [...]

2 12, 2018

“The Partisans” Relocated, Rededicated

2018-12-02T14:57:05+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on “The Partisans” Relocated, Rededicated

by Rick Winterson “The Partisans”, by Polish artist Andrzej Pitynski, is a striking quintet of mounted soldiers, an aluminum sculpture cast with a modern, impressionistic treatment – figurative in a way, but not fully so. It measures 33 feet long and 17 feet high, to the tips of the soldiers’ weapons. The five ghostly horsemen, who are carrying muskets that could also be lances, are exhausted, as mortally tired as the horses they ride upon. “The Partisans” depict so-called “cursed soldiers” – freedom fighters who fought against the Soviet Communist takeover of Poland in 1945, which trapped that nation behind the Iron Curtain for more than four decades. Sculptor Andrzej Pitynski has dedicated his magnificent work of art to “freedom fighters anywhere in the World”. [...]

8 11, 2018

Cardinal O’Malley Visits: With Thanks for 125 Years of Faith

2018-11-27T14:41:07+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured|Comments Off on Cardinal O’Malley Visits: With Thanks for 125 Years of Faith

  By Richard Campbell The parishioners of Our Lady of  Częstochowa gave Thanksgivings a little early this year with an elaborate celebration that included a special visit from the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O’Malley to celebrate their churches’ 125th anniversary. Distinguished guests from near and far crowded in with the congregation for a mass that moved beyond the traditional Catholic ceremony to include testimonies of faith and remembrances of the church that is the magnet for the Polish community in New England.  This would be the first official visit of the Cardinal to the church, and accordingly many detailed preparations for this service were in evidence. High above the sanctuary that was heavily adorned with beautiful red and white flowers, Our Lady of Częstochowa [...]

8 11, 2018

Armistice Day at 100

2018-11-27T14:45:01+00:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured|Comments Off on Armistice Day at 100

  In America of course, we now call November 11 “Veterans Day”.  That is highly fitting, in memory of all our military veterans.  During World War I, American forces joined with European forces, clinching the Armistice on Monday morning, November 11, 1918, at 11 o’clock – exactly 100 years ago.  President Eisenhower changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954.  Were you aware that 103 military men from South Boston perished in WW I?   by Rick Winterson      This is the three-day Holiday weekend of Veterans Day.  Veteran’s Day itself takes place this Sunday, November 11.  This observance started 100 years ago in 1918, when the Armistice ending combat in Europe during World War I was put into effect on November 11 – [...]

11 10, 2018

Occupation of Boston – 250 Years Ago This Month

2018-11-27T13:35:02+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured|Comments Off on Occupation of Boston – 250 Years Ago This Month

  by Rick Winterson  Two and a half centuries ago – 250 years back, in 1768 – Lt. Col. William Dalrymple arrived from Nova Scotia to occupy Boston, per his orders from the King of England, George III. His ship arrived on Friday evening, September 30; his 2,000 red-coated troops disembarked at noon on Saturday, October 1, 1768, exactly 250 years and 10 days ago today, as you are reading this.  The British units comprised the 14th and 29th regiments, along with a detachment from the 59th and a train of artillery (two cannons). After forming up on Long Wharf, Dalrymple’s regiments marched to Boston Common in what Paul Revere called “insolent parade”, words he used on an engraving he had created. Over the next [...]

10 08, 2018

“She Village” Pops Up in Seaport

2018-11-27T16:24:35+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Featured|Comments Off on “She Village” Pops Up in Seaport

By Rick Winterson First, a few definitions:  WS Development is a Massachusetts-based property developer responsible for transforming 23 of our waterfront acres into South Boston’s Seaport District.  Seaport is currently the City of Boston’s largest single development project.  Parts of this mega-development include an ever-growing group of retail businesses, having “names” such as Mr. Sid and L.L. Bean (do you know what the initials “L.L.” stand for?). In order to foster their all-important retail segment, WS Development has officially unveiled an outdoor pop-up incubator, which they are calling The Current.  The Current will consist of a rotating collection of retail enterprises that feature both local and national brands.  And just as important, The Current has been set up to accomplish some really good things.  Two [...]

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