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16 03, 2022

The St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Hosted by Senator Nick Collins Returns Live

2022-03-17T07:35:05-04:00March 16th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on The St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Hosted by Senator Nick Collins Returns Live

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast hosted by Senator Nick Collins returns live in-person after a two-year hiatus to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in South Boston with CBS Boston and Boston Neighborhood Network as media partners. “We are excited and grateful to be in person after two long and difficult years. The political landscape has changed both locally and nationally since I last hosted the Breakfast in person, so there will be some new faces but the same playful banter,” said Senator Collins.  “It is also a great day to showcase the rich Irish traditions of laughter and song, our nation’s immigrant roots, and the historical importance of the British Evacuation of Boston on March 17th, 1776.” The St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 20, starting 9 a.m at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The [...]

14 03, 2022

Remembering Billie Jo Rogers/Ryan

2022-03-14T18:30:00-04:00March 14th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Sports|Comments Off on Remembering Billie Jo Rogers/Ryan

Back in the early 1980’s a group of young boys and girls became fixtures/participants at the Tynan Community Center.  Under the watchful eyes of Dan Monahan and Kathy Davis this group of teens participated in many programs and activities throughout the years. The girls became passionate for the game of basketball and soon displayed exceptional talent. Within 2 years, their hard work and dedication began to pay off under the leadership of a girl named Billie Jo Rogers/Ryan. Her talent as a point guard and ability to drive to the hoop was exciting to watch. Billie Jo and her teammates accomplished many victories and championships. The most memorable was in 1985 and 1986 when they became City Champs in the Girl’s 15 & Under Boston [...]

14 03, 2022

Expand, Rely, Respect, Equalize: City Outlines South Boston Seaport Strategic Transit Plan

2022-03-14T10:44:49-04:00March 14th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Expand, Rely, Respect, Equalize: City Outlines South Boston Seaport Strategic Transit Plan

The existing transportation infrastructure in the neighborhood – whether by car, transit, bike, or foot – can't handle the amount of expected growth in the South Boston Seaport District, city officials say. By 2030, the South Boston Seaport District is on track to be the second-largest employment district in the city with 89,000 jobs, said Matt Moran, transit team director of the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). And by 2030, the number of residents in the Seaport could reach approximately 31,000, matching other high-population neighborhoods in Boston.  “It's one of the fastest-growing areas within the state and possibly all of New England,” said Jim Fitzgerald, transportation planner with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The draft of the South Boston Seaport Strategic Transit Plan was [...]

3 03, 2022

Growing Concern: Fort Point Residents Fight to Save Trees from Demolition

2022-03-03T19:50:27-05:00March 3rd, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Growing Concern: Fort Point Residents Fight to Save Trees from Demolition

Fort Point residents Rocco Giuliano and Philip Manna are working to save the 39 honey locust trees slated to be bulldozed on the site of Related Beal’s proposed ChannelSide development. Incorporating signs with tree facts, banners, and prayer flags, the duo from the 249 A Street Visual Artists Cooperative is raising awareness and fighting for the trees, which are tabbed to come down for the new development at 244-284 A Street. “Phil and I love those trees,” Giuliano said. “They are very beautiful trees.” In discussions with Stephen Faber, the executive vice president of Related Beal, and landscape developer Robert Adams of Halvorson, “it became apparent to us … that they intended to just destroy all these trees,” Giuliano said.  Giuliano told them the trees [...]

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 [...]

19 02, 2022

Unsung Hero Award Recipients

2022-02-19T08:51:40-05:00February 19th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Unsung Hero Award Recipients

SBCA President Tom McGrath and Executive Board are pleased to announce that on Saturday, February 26th,2022, at the Kick-off Breakfast, The Henry Knox Award Presentation will take place at the Seapoint Restaurant, 367 East 8th Street, at 10:00 a.m. Family, Friends and Neighbors are respectfully invited to attend this wonderful event. A $15, donation is requested at door to help off-set costs. This year’s event will once again feature great music of Bob Fowkes and Curragh’s Fancy. The event Chairman will be Senator Nick Collins who will continue to lead the fight to preserve the historical importance of Evacuation Day while serving in the Massachusetts State Senate. “As president of the Association, it is an honor for me to appoint Nick to kick-off the festivities. [...]

11 02, 2022

Romina Bendo and Patrick Dillon Enter the Mayor of Southie Race

2022-02-11T08:25:33-05:00February 11th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Romina Bendo and Patrick Dillon Enter the Mayor of Southie Race

With great excitement we can announce  Romina Bendo and Patrick Dillon as Candidates for Mayor of Southie in 2022. Romina is a proud, hard-working Southie mom who has a long track record of working in public service and believes her campaign is a great opportunity to give back to the community that has helped her so much over the years.  Originally from Albania, Romina moved to South Boston almost ten years ago and has found a home in Southie with her husband and two kids. Currently working at the Massachusetts State House in the Regulations Division, Romina is also a Citywide Parent Council and is the Public Policy Director at Young Democrats of Massachusetts. Romina holds a bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and a master’s in [...]

11 02, 2022

Missing on Mass Ave Facebook Page Offers Support for Families

2022-02-11T08:37:07-05:00February 11th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, News|Comments Off on Missing on Mass Ave Facebook Page Offers Support for Families

By Ginger DeShaney One mother’s love has sparked an online community that offers support and comfort to families with loved ones on Mass & Cass. Dawn Cobb started the Facebook page “Missing on Mass Ave” at the end of October as a group where family and friends can post about their loved ones who are believed to be missing or haven’t been heard from in the Mass Ave. area of Boston. There are already more than 6,500 members, which shows the great need for a page like this. This group is really special, said page administrator Brianna Kelley: “And it's even more special how it was formed. It just took one mother's pain and suffering and devotion to not only try to help her own [...]

10 02, 2022

Community Comes Together to Make Diaper Depot Dream a Reality

2022-02-10T19:15:14-05:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Community Comes Together to Make Diaper Depot Dream a Reality

By Ginger DeShaney Cheryl Itri had a dream to create a Diaper Depot and the community came together to make it a reality. Itri, director of early education & care programs at South Boston Neighborhood House, envisioned a place where families could access what they need for their babies without barriers and without judgment.  The Ollie Diaper Depot’s grand opening will be held Saturday, Feb. 12 at noon at 1187 Columbia Road, the Ollie’s preschool. “We’re so excited about the Diaper Depot,” said Kathy Lafferty, executive director of SBNH. “Everyone really worked together and came together to make it happen.” The Depot will be open the second Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the fourth Wednesday of each month from [...]

4 02, 2022

SBCA Jimmy Flaherty Breakfast & Essay Poster Competition Topics Announced

2022-02-04T10:21:28-05:00February 4th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on SBCA Jimmy Flaherty Breakfast & Essay Poster Competition Topics Announced

SBCA Jimmy Flaherty Kickoff Breakfast Saturday, February 26th SBCA President Tom McGrath and Executive Board are pleased to announce that on Saturday, February 26th,2022, at the Kick-off Breakfast, The Henry Knox Award Presentation will take place at the Seapoint Restaurant, 367 East 8th Street, at 10:00 a.m.  Family, friends and neighbors are respectfully invited to attend this wonderful event.  A 15.00 donation is requested at door to help off-set costs. This year’s event will once again feature great music of Bob Fowkes and Curragh’s Fancy. The event Chairman will be Senator Nick Collins who will continue to lead the fight to preserve the historical importance of Evacuation Day while serving in the Massachusetts State Senate. “As president of the Association, it is an honor for [...]

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