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27 03, 2019

Giving Back to A Veteran in Need

2019-03-27T14:35:34-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Giving Back to A Veteran in Need

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes   If there’s one thing to be said for Bostonians, it’s that they rise up to take care of their own, and who better to consider one of our “own” than a Dorchester native, Veteran Marine who served his country in in the Vietnam war, then dedicated his life to serving as a Boston Fire Fighter. Charles “Charlie” Santangelo was born and raised in Dorchester, where he married the love of his life, Betty Anne, in December of 1969. A year later he would find himself in the Vietnam war, fighting for his country because, as Charlie would later tell his children, simply, “it was the right thing to do”. He served a tour in 1970/1971 as a Lance Corporal in [...]

1 03, 2019

A “Time” for Ava

2019-03-01T08:55:24-04:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on A “Time” for Ava

Please reserve Saturday evening, March 16 – just over two weeks from now – for a celebration.  Ayla (Dugan) Considine, a lifelong South Boston resident, invites you to a gala party to celebrate the ongoing recovery from cancer of her and Dan Considine’s daughter - three-and-a-half year old Ava Considine.  The party to celebrate Ava’s recovery will be held in Charlestown, at the Bunker Hill Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street. Yes, of course March 16 falls on Parade weekend here in South Boston.  But Dan, Ava’s father, a USMC veteran, and a Lieutenant in the Boston Fire Department, was born and brought up in Charlestown.  The Knights of Columbus in Charlestown have kindly consented to open their Hall for 100 more guests.  Tickets [...]

28 02, 2019

Thomas Lyons to Receive SBCA John W. McCormack Public Service Award

2019-02-28T08:53:43-04:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Thomas Lyons to Receive SBCA John W. McCormack Public Service Award

South Boston Citizens’ Association President Tom McGrath is pleased to announce that Thomas “Tommy” has been chosen to receive the John W. McCormack at the South Boston Citizens’ Association’s 139th Annual Evacuation Day Banquet, March 15, 2019. “It is an honor for the Association to present this award to Tommy for his countless contributions to the betterment of South Boston, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States for well over 50 years.”McGrath said.  Thomas (Tommy) J. Lyons has a longstanding commitment to service—to his country, his community and his fellow veterans.  He retired from the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency as the Vice President of External Affairs. From 1995 to 2002, he was the Executive Director of the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans. He [...]

21 02, 2019

Friends of Donny Higgins Fourth Annual Winter Gala

2019-02-21T08:17:36-04:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Friends of Donny Higgins Fourth Annual Winter Gala

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 [...]

18 02, 2019

South Boston St. Pat’s Day Parade Route

2019-02-18T08:52:31-04:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on South Boston St. Pat’s Day Parade Route

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 [...]

7 02, 2019

Flynns to be Celebrated at Paraclete Reception

2019-02-07T15:56:41-04:00February 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 [...]

14 01, 2019

Meet the Candidates for Mayor of South Boston

2019-01-14T13:42:48-04:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Meet the Candidates for Mayor of South Boston

Bobby Diggins      One of the key fundraisers for the South Boston Saint Patrick's Day Parade is the ongoing campaign for “Mayor of South Boston”.   We are pleased to profile all four candidates beginning with South Boston’s Bobby Diggins.  Bobby is a high-energy, enthusiastic candidate, who has already held one fundraiser at Seapoint.  We asked Bobby why he stepped up to run for 2019 “Mayor of South Boston”.  Well, he’s a long-term resident – 30+ years – now living in the Foley Apartments on H Street at and Columbia Road.  He answered, “It’s all about memories, especially of veterans.”  He brought up the recently deceased Mickey Roache of fond memory and the memories of Gold Star Mothers.   He is dedicating his Parade-related efforts to his [...]

3 01, 2019

The 2019 Polar Plunge

2019-01-03T11:03:29-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on The 2019 Polar Plunge

by Rick Winterson          Was the 2019 Plunge actually South Boston’s Polar Plunge No. 150?  A (rough) calculation indicates this might be the case, although confirming that was so would be very difficult.  In any case, many hundreds of Plungers showed up, despite the rain that fell the night before.   It was heartening to see so many folks – from near and from far – live up to their first resolution of the New Year:  To take the Polar Plunge, that is. The weather smiled, although that could be the result of global warming.  It felt like spring.  The timing of the tides required that this year’s Plunge take place at 9 a.m. sharp.  So, the L Street Tavern, which is essentially right [...]

27 12, 2018

Join the “L Street Brownies” for the Annual New Year’s Day Plunge

2018-12-27T09:45:06-04:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Join the “L Street Brownies” for the Annual New Year’s Day Plunge

On Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., one of Boston's oldest traditions will continue with an estimated 600 people plunging into Boston Harbor for the annual “L Street Brownies” New Year’s Day Plunge.  The plunge is hosted by the L Street Brownies at the BCYF Curley Community Center, 1663 Columbia Road in South Boston, “M” Street entrance.  Due to the tide schedule, it will start at 9:00 a.m. Other information you should know:  Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 10:30 a.m.; Participants should arrive dressed for the water as the men’s and women’s locker and shower rooms will not be available until after; Water shoes are suggested due to shells and rocks left by the tide; Pets are not allowed, please leave your [...]

26 12, 2018

2018 Christmas Heroics: 600 Served; More Than 200 Unexpectedly

2018-12-26T16:28:17-04:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on 2018 Christmas Heroics: 600 Served; More Than 200 Unexpectedly

by Rick Winterson      There have been Christmas Dinners served to the people of South Boston for the last 35 years.  These are such joyful occasions, one can only hope that these Dinners continue to be served for at least 135 years more.  This custom began with the late Msgr. McDonnell (popularly called “Fr. Tom”), who enlisted the help of Frank Kelley, a retired Marine Mess Sergeant.  Fr. Tom was inspired by the stories of feasting in Luke’s Gospel, which he called “the Hospitality Gospel”.  The Dinners were first held in the old St. Augustine Hall; they now take place every Christmas Day in St. Monica Church Hall. This Year of Our Lord 2018 was the 35th Anniversary of these Dinners.  And it was [...]

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