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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 [...]

20 07, 2018

Bells Market Upgrade: and New Mixed-Use Buildings Approved

2018-07-20T09:41:32+00:00July 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 [...]

13 07, 2018

Blue Man Group Contest Rocks Lawn on D

2018-07-13T09:37:39+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Blue Man Group Contest Rocks Lawn on D

By Richard Campbell The site of a flash mob became Lawn on D when its festivities commenced this past Saturday, including more lawn games than usual, rock climbing, ice skating, giant collision space balls, and the fifth annual Blue Man Groups drumming contest for participants to get an opportunity to join the Blue Man Group in performance onstage. Tyler Peterson from Marblehead was the winner in a knock down drag out drumming battle between five participants, and also won over $6,000 in prizes that included a DW drum kit, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks- plus tickets and prizes from Blue Man Group. But perhaps the biggest win was being able to perform a piece called “Drum Finale Throwdown” with the famed Blue Men and Blue [...]

12 07, 2018

From the Dugout: M Street Softball League

2018-07-12T17:11:02+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on From the Dugout: M Street Softball League

By Richard Campbell It was just cooling off this past Thursday night as the M Street League gathered for an amiable showdown at the edge of Medal of Honor Park.  The Silk Worms, coached by Dan Barzottini were facing Fat Baby, coached by Dave Piccirilli, and I would say they were fairly well matched in some respects, but the Fat Baby had the humor and the hits. Besting the Silk Worms 9-5, the scrappy Babies put on a show, and kept the small attending audience’s attention with side splitting one liners. The M Street League has 25 teams divided in two Divisions, with Lincoln Tavern 11-1 and City Tap House 10-1 at the top of their respective divisions, these two teams are the ones to [...]

29 06, 2018

Not Pot for this Summer: Adolescent Brain Development 101

2018-06-29T09:40:19+00:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Not Pot for this Summer: Adolescent Brain Development 101

By Richard Campbell Now that the flood gates are about to open on the Massachusetts marijuana experiment, as a follow-up on Rick Winterson’s questions last week, it would be prudent to introduce some of the latest studies on the effects of the drug on the adolescent brain.  The one thing that should be remembered is that adolescent brains (particularly male adolescent brains) are not fully formed and the consequences of smoking pot at this stage in life are different from adult use in many ways.  Anyone who has read the literature will come to this conclusion.  From more “mild” effects, like partial cognition and memory impairment, to the extreme effects for adolescents with vulnerable genetic predisposition towards mental illnesses, the record is not very encouraging. [...]

21 06, 2018

Cannistraro Opens “The FID” at 25 Fid Kennedy

2018-06-21T09:51:16+00:00June 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.  [...]

21 06, 2018

Beach & Park Update: Summer Brings Crowds of Pleasure Seekers

2018-06-21T09:44:23+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Beach & Park Update: Summer Brings Crowds of Pleasure Seekers

By Richard Campbell As the heat comes on Carson beach filled up with volleyball and swimming, while crowds lined up to purchase snack food at the counter of Molly’s Beachside Cafe, patrons across the way played baseball and volleyball on Moakley Field with kids enjoying the playground areas. Glorious is the walk out to Castle Island at this time of the year, and the Castle Island Association in partnership with the DCR does a commendable job of creating an inviting place to explore, swim, boat and hang out.  Old timers say the water is warmer at Pleasure Bay than Carson Beach, but we don’t have evidence of that. While Moakley field looked great the same can’t be said for The Will McDonough Field House, which [...]

21 06, 2018

Lawn on D Celebrates Summer with Lawn of Champions

2018-06-21T09:40:44+00:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Lawn on D Celebrates Summer with Lawn of Champions

By Richard Campbell This past Sunday families gathered to play games, exercise, listen to music by local bands and support local charities. The lawn itself is mostly artificial turf, surrounded by green grass, stages and pavilions, located behind the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  I have to say having been to Lawn on D a few times, that it is a one-time entertainment in many respects.  The centrally located swings are fun for kids and adults, and they offer a special opportunity to make a spectacle of oneself, and the inflatable game stations are a hit with young kids. Sponsored by Citizen’s Bank, the events were free and ran all day, bringing in the older kids later for music scene. Some famous mascots: Red Sox [...]

15 06, 2018

Crossing the Centuries: Bridging Cultures At the UMASS Boston Campus Gallery

2018-06-15T10:23:48+00:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Crossing the Centuries: Bridging Cultures At the UMASS Boston Campus Gallery

By Richard Campbell Opening this week on the UMASS Boston campus is an interesting graduate work art show by Li Wang, who having returned from studying in Japan on a Ruth Butler scholarship, was influenced by works of traditional Asian artists. The beautiful creations this study inspired have an iconic and unique feeling to them- as though one is traveling back in time simultaneous to referencing current trends in art and iconography. The work is realized with particular skill and attention to detail, and well worth a visit. One of the critical aspects often missing in post-modern art is aesthetically pleasing work that entertains the viewer for its ingenuity that would make it personal art- art that one could purchase to display in a home [...]

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.