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29 05, 2019

“Condon Connects” with BPD for Pilot Program

2019-05-29T18:24:03-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on “Condon Connects” with BPD for Pilot Program

A new pilot program debuted at the Condon Community Center last Wednesday, the 22nd - “Condon Connects”. BPD Officer Michelle Maffeo from Bureau of Community Engagement lead the presentation encouraging families living with a disability to connect with: each other, many of the  high-lighted resources, and, the Condon Community Center Last Wednesday evening, May 22, South Boston’s Condon Community Center was the site of an in-depth presentation of a newly conceived pilot program - “Condon Connects”. The Administrative Coordinator of the South Boston Center is Joseph Curran; the presentation at the Condon was arranged by Barbara Kelly, who is the Condon Community Center’s Program Supervisor, and Debra Flaherty, Condon Staff Assistant.  This was the very first presentation of the pilot program, which has been deemed [...]

23 05, 2019

Collaborative to Honor Commissioner Finn

2019-05-23T08:28:21-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Collaborative to Honor Commissioner Finn

The Joseph Nee South Boston Collaborative Center, known for its mission of combatting substance abuse and the addiction that stems from such abuse, will hold their “Spring Fling” fundraiser on Thursday evening, June 6, from 6 to 10 p.m.  The venue will be the Convention Center’s Lawn on D, an outdoor retreat that has become so popular that it’s frequently called “South Boston’s Playground”.  Which it certainly is! The high point of the evening will be honoring Boston Fire Department (the BFD) Commissioner Joseph E. Finn with the Collaborative’s “Community Hero” Award.  Finn richly deserves this Award.  He has served in the BFD for 35 years, since 1984.  He worked his way up through the ranks of the BFD, often considered the finest fire department [...]

3 05, 2019

The Lawn on D Weekend Events

2019-05-03T13:54:02-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on The Lawn on D Weekend Events

Swing into Spring for the Lawn on D’s first family event of the season with great entertainment for all ages!  This annual favorite will feature a live animal show, author readings, a magic show, and a ton of interactive activities and live musical performances. Signature Event:  Swing Into Spring Saturday, May 4th  Noon to 10:00 PM 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm:  Knucklebones Playspace 1:00 pm: Magic Show with Evan the Magician 2:00 pm: Author Readings with 826 Boston 3:00 pm: Magic Show with Evan the Magician 4:00 pm: Animal Adventures LIVE MUSIC 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Steel and Rhythm Band 2:00 pm: DJ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Hockey Tonk Knights 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Soul Estate Band SPECIAL EVENT!  CINCO DE MAYO [...]

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 [...]

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