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1 12, 2020

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town!

2020-12-01T08:58:05-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

Whether you have been naughty or nice, enjoy a neighborhood visit from Santa as he rides an antique fire truck and waves to his favorite children and distributes candy canes from his Santa Chute. Santa’s elf will be driving him along East and West Broadway on Thursday, December 3rd, between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, stopping in front of the Christmas trees and at the following locations: 4:30 PM – Medal of Honor Park 4:45 Library on East Broadway 5:15 West Broadway Municipal Parking Lot 5:30 Corner of C Street and West Broadway   Due to social distancing restrictions, Santa is unable to get off of the fire truck to interact with the children this year. Please be responsible – wear a mask and social [...]

27 11, 2020

Black Friday popups

2020-11-27T20:03:59-05:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

Several women-owned small businesses popped up on East Broadway in front of Roza Lyons for Black Friday shopping. Colleen Howard of Camden Hydes recruited the businesses for the popups and Rob Fitzharris of Roza Lyons generously donated the space in front of his restaurant. There was a steady stream of shoppers throughout the afternoon. Another popup will be held behind the Playwright, Colleen said.  (PHOTOS BY GINGER DeSHANEY)   Colleen Howard (left) and Sue Lynch of Camden Hydes   Camden Hydes bracelets   Jane Hayes of Wolfie's All Natural Treats   Wolfie's gifts   Barbara Kelly (left) and Maureen Beatty of Lazy Jack   Home decor from Lazy Jack   Tracy (left) [...]

20 11, 2020

Oh, Christmas trees! Santa ups his delivery game

2020-11-20T08:15:39-05:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Happenings|0 Comments

By Ginger DeShaney We all know Santa Claus delivers gifts on Christmas Eve. But in the Boston area, Santa has expanded his job description to include delivering trees.  Santa Trees Boston, run by Robert Harrington and Dan Brett, 2018 Boston College graduates, allows you to order a tree online for delivery to your house.  They’ve been thinking about this venture since college and made it a reality this year. Robert and Dan, both 24, were off-campus roommates at BC. “We carried the tree to the house and thought, ‘There has to be a better way,’ ” said Robert, a native of Virginia. “We thought this would be a fun thing, and the Santa suits are an added bonus.”  They did their research and found that [...]

9 11, 2020

City Kids get a kick out of soccer!

2020-11-09T08:15:11-05:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on City Kids get a kick out of soccer!

When youth soccer leagues were shut down due to Covid-19, parent Mark Slater stepped up to do something about it. With guidance from the city and state, he organized City Kids, a youth soccer league that boasts 300 kids from South Boston. “I threw it together in two weeks,” Mark said. The parent-run league plays for six Saturdays at Evans Field, with the last games being Saturday, Nov. 14. Covid-19 guidelines are followed and kids wear masks while playing. Everyone checks in each week so contract tracing can be done, if necessary. However, there have been no incidents, Mark said. “The kids are loving it,” he said. “It’s a way for them to get outside.” Mark is hoping to formalize the program going forward. (PHOTOS [...]

1 11, 2020

Halloween Car Parade

2020-11-01T12:34:22-05:00November 1st, 2020|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Halloween Car Parade

The MOMS Club of South Boston hosted the Happy Haunting South Boston Car Parade on Halloween day. Families gathered at the Boston Athletic Club parking lot to put the finishing touches on their cars before traveling through Southie for a socially distanced Halloween celebration. Led by a Boston Police Department vehicle and a Boston Fire Department fire truck and accompanied by several BPD officers, the parade featured costumed kids, decked-out cars, and tons of fun! (PHOTOS BY GINGER DeSHANEY)

27 10, 2020

Calling all Happy Haunts! 

2020-10-27T13:54:24-04:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Calling all Happy Haunts! 

Join us for a safe and festive Halloween celebration. Dress up your cars and yourselves and roll into this socially distant car parade.  This parade is being hosted by The MOMS Club of South Boston. EVERYONE is welcome to participate! Please feel free to RSVP even if you don't belong to the club. Southie, this is for you! Awards for costumed cars!   Categories to be announced. Time/Schedule: 9:50am- Vehicles line up for the parade at the Boston Athletic Club Parking Lot (Pappas Way Entrance) 10:30am- The parade begins (parade will conclude at the end of the route) Parade Route: A parade map through South Boston will be made available online, via email and on the day of the parade. Participating vehicles will be asked to place [...]

14 08, 2020

Jackie O’Brien to Be Honored at New Street Hockey Rink

2020-08-14T11:05:09-04:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Jackie O’Brien to Be Honored at New Street Hockey Rink

by Rick Winterson   On Saturday, August 15, at 10 a.m.,  Jackie O’Brien will be honored.  As part of the First Dangle Fest Street Hockey Tournament (which will be an annual event in years to come), the brand new street hockey court in Moakley Park will be named the John “Jackie” O’Brien Street Hockey Court, in recognition of his extraordinary efforts in support of South Boston’s youth clubs, sports, programs, and activities. And Jackie’s honor is not only well-deserved, it is highly fitting.  He and Joe Moakley were close friends; Jackie also played center at Saunders Field, in front of Ray Flynn, during his South Boston High School football years.  Over the years, he has supported our Boys & Girls Club, South Boston Little League, South [...]

13 07, 2020

Walsh Gym Reopens Today, July 13, at Noon

2020-07-13T08:31:31-04:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Walsh Gym Reopens Today, July 13, at Noon

by Rick Winterson It’s commonly called “the Walsh Gym” or the “Walsh McDonough Gym”, but this facility’s full name is “The McDonough Gym/John ‘Stretch’ Walsh Community Center”.   Just a few words about what it offers:  upstairs is the fully professional quality basketball court, sometimes split in two so football drills can also be run in parallel.  Downstairs is the Game Room:  pool, ping-pong, tables for lunch, and a TV area.  But the Walsh Gym has been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic struck us in the middle of March.  And now, the Walsh Gym announces it will reopen today, at 12 noon. The Walsh Gym is more than just a gym.  It offers a full slate of activities to young boys and girls, especially teenagers.  We [...]

23 05, 2020

Mona Amelia

2020-05-23T09:42:39-04:00May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on Mona Amelia

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes I'm one of those people who tussles with the temptation of quitting Facebook. I struggle with intentions behind certain posts; the transparent boasting and silent competitions under the guise of something else. But I stick around for the positives, like the steady stream of comic relief we so desperately need lately, and for keeping up to date with family and friends from afar. Having lived in multiple cities and with family overseas, I have the gift of seeing photos of loved ones I might otherwise lose track of. More than anything, I remain to see the faces of their kids brighten my screen, as I witness their growth and triumphs over the years. One such kid appeared on my newsfeed a [...]

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