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21 02, 2019

Friends of Donny Higgins Fourth Annual Winter Gala

2019-02-21T08:17:36+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

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+00:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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 [...]

21 12, 2018

100 guys/100 Women Bring More Than Their Wallets

2018-12-21T10:56:14+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on 100 guys/100 Women Bring More Than Their Wallets

By:  Tara Kerrigan Hayes   Proving that the generosity of spirit is alive and well in Boston, this year’s Giving Tuesday was the perfect night to hold the 100 Women/Men Who Care’s annual Fundraiser. To date, The 100 Guys/100 Women Who Care groups have made a significant impact on local charitable organizations donating over $100,000, and they have no intention to stop any time soon. Graciously hosted by The Black Rose, this year’s fundraiser featured live music by The Lewis Brothers, with Irish whiskey tastings sponsored by Tullamore Dew, complimented by hors d’oeuvres to make for a festive evening to celebrate 100’s mission of collective giving. Yet the focus of the night remained ever present – the quest to find the right organization that would [...]

20 12, 2018

‘Tis the Season for Giving

2018-12-20T10:25:05+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season for Giving

by Rick Winterson   Excel High Football Team Enjoys a Year-end Christmas Lunch at Tony C's, Courtesy of the Seaport's Cronin Group LLC Yesterday noon, the Excel High School 2018 football team met at Tony C’s in the Seaport.  The team’s eleven-game season had closed out on Thanksgiving Day last month.  It was now time for a celebration.  What better place could there be to celebrate a sporting season than in the elegant Grill Room of Tony C’s, which is located in the South Boston Seaport at 250 Northern Avenue (corner of D?). Tony C’s is owned by Jon Cronin, the Principal of the Cronin Group LLC.  In addition to being a prominent local property owner and developer, Jon is noted for his philanthropic efforts in and [...]

17 12, 2018

Kindness Kits (and Much More) at Aloft and Element

2018-12-17T14:18:50+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Kindness Kits (and Much More) at Aloft and Element

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 [...]

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