17 12, 2018

Kindness Kits (and Much More) at Aloft and Element

2018-12-17T14:18:50+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson  Aloft Boston Seaport District sent us an interesting e-mail last week.  As a team-building Holiday activity, Aloft asked its staff at 401-403 D Street to assemble what they are calling “Kindness Kits” for free distribution to those in need around the South Boston area.  Their staff put together hundreds and hundreds of these kits, which were distributed to anyone who needed them or wanted to distribute them. Aloft still has about 100 of their Kindness Kits on hand and left over.  They asked South Boston Online to let the community know that the kits are available.  If you would like to obtain one or more of these to give to people who need them, you are welcome stop by the front desk [...]

13 12, 2018

They “Mayor of Southie” Race is Back and the Candidates Are?

2018-12-13T16:01:07+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Happenings|0 Comments

The ‘Mayor of Southie’ Race has returned - ready to pick up right where it left off a couple of years ago! The fun and spirited tradition of choosing 2019’s Mayor promises to live up to the past down-to-the-wire campaigns of Sue, Joyce, Dru, Kevin, Bobby and so many others who made this a great add on to our already amazing Saint Patrick’s and Evacuation Day activities, events and, the ultimate cap off, the Parade! The race provides a fun and unique way to give adult members of the South Boston community an opportunity to participate in the parade directly and be recognized for it, while working to raise the funds necessary to hold the annual parade. The various (and competitive!)  mayoral campaigns in the neighborhood [...]

11 12, 2018

SB Catholic Academy Jingle Bell 5K Run

2018-12-13T10:42:11+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Education, Happenings|0 Comments

The Annual SBCA Jingle Bell 5K Run which was a huge success due to the endless efforts of all involved.  A huge Thank You goes to Mrs. Katie Marshman and Mr. Jeff Tassie, along with many other unsung heroes.  We are appreciative and grateful for all you do to help and support South Boston Catholic Academy!  It was so nice to see the many people, young and old, that came.  Some even brought their lovable family pets to join in the race.  Thank you to all who took part in this the event! It was great to see the students in grades 2 through 6 from South Boston Catholic Academy's Run Club, who also participated in South Boston Catholic Academy's Jingle Bell Run! Twenty student [...]

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

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 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”. [...]

29 11, 2018

Laboure Christmas House Tours This Weekend

2018-12-02T14:49:53+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Happenings, News|Comments Off on Laboure Christmas House Tours This Weekend

by Rick Winterson This article is really just a reminder – it will serve to remind you of the very best way to begin the Christmas Season here in South Boston: South Boston’s 28th Annual Christmas House Tour is at hand. There are actually two House Tours: A Twilight Tour this Saturday, December 1, 4 to 6 p.m., followed by an evening reception in the Laboure Center at D and West Broadway; and a Daytime Tour on Sunday, the 2nd, 12 noon to 4 p.m. These House Tours are presented by the Catholic Charities Laboure Center. Please contact 617- 464-8500 for more information and tickets - $50 on Saturday evening; $25 (in advance) on Sunday afternoon. Here’s another reminder for you: The “Shoppe at Laboure” [...]

26 11, 2018

Toys for Tots:  Christmas in Southie

2018-11-27T13:06:34+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on Toys for Tots:  Christmas in Southie

by Rick Winterson   “Toys for Tots” for Greater Boston is located here in South Boston.  It’s on the Eighth Floor of the Design Center (formally called the “Innovation and Design Building”) at 21 Drydock Avenue.  You can visit there to drop off donated toys, which are then distributed by U.S. Marine Corps personnel working there, along with many, many volunteers.  The total effect of the “Toys for Tots” annual efforts at Christmastime are nothing short of colossal. Last Tuesday, November 20, Mayor of Boston Martin J. Walsh took some time from his own busy Holiday schedule to visit “Toys for Tots” in the Design Center.  He took a brief tour of the facility, along with Vinnie Dolan and Major DeVries, USMC, who came in [...]

22 11, 2018

Sellout at Collaborative Comedy Night

2018-11-27T13:27:00+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on Sellout at Collaborative Comedy Night

  by Rick Winterson      As South Boston Online promised in its last issue, the Annual Comedy Night, a laugh-filled party courtesy of the South Boston Collaborative Center, was a great success.  The Collaborative’s Comedy Night was held last Friday evening, November 16, in Florian Hall.  A full house of between 250 and 300 guests formed a responsive audience, who were ready to have a great time while supporting the Collaborative (both of which they certainly did). The high point of the evening was the presentation of the Annual Darlene Sheehan “Beacon of Hope” Awards.  The two 2018 recipients – George McEvoy and Dennis McLaughlin – are members of the ILA (the International Longshoremen’s Association).  Collaborative Executive Director Andy Ward served as Emcee; Sen. [...]

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