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15 11, 2018

Lynch Seeks Change in Washington Hierarchy

2018-11-27T13:06:34+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on Lynch Seeks Change in Washington Hierarchy

 by Rick Winterson   First, let’s look at some “demographics” in Washington.  As everyone knows, in the recent mid-term elections American voters sent a Democratic majority to the U.S. House of Representatives.  By itself, that’s not unusual.  In fact, out of 50 mid-term elections in our history, only three times did the House fail (!) to change hands.  This means that the House now has a large number of new, younger Democrats – age 50 or less – while its leaders, mostly senior House members, are in their late 70s and 80s.  Calls for new leadership have been frequently heard since the November 6 elections. South Boston’s Congressman Stephen Lynch was interviewed by “On the Record” (OTR, Channel 5) last Sunday.  Lynch himself has been [...]

15 11, 2018

23rd Annual Schwartz Compassionate Health Care Dinner

2018-11-27T13:21:12+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on 23rd Annual Schwartz Compassionate Health Care Dinner

By Richard Campbell The 23rd Annual Kenneth B. Schwartz Compassionate Healthcare Dinner graced the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this past Thursday with well over 1,300 in attendance.  While many award dinners are kind of superficial entertainments, this event was marked for the depth of feeling and humility of the Schwartz Center’s extended medical family. In the age of increased public violence since 911 and the Marathon bombing, Bostonians have gained a new appreciation for challenges faced by first responders and medical professionals in rehabilitative services- but many may not know about the enormity of this group’s mission.   If your personal life is touched by the tragedy of trauma, life threatening illness, or deep psychological struggles;  perhaps the best thing that could happen is that [...]

1 11, 2018

The Broadway Supports Boys & Girls Club

2018-11-27T13:06:34+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on The Broadway Supports Boys & Girls Club

The Broadway has just become a substantial donor to the SB Boys & Girls Club, located on Sixth Street in the Edgerley Family Clubhouse. Shown above at the start of a Clubhouse tour are Nick Zaferakis (Advisory Board), Harry Duvall (Club Director), Joey Acari (“The Broadway’s” Owner), Katie Lang (from “The Broadway”), and Zach Flechtner (Advisory Board). The members of the Boys & Girls Club, as well as everyone in South Boston, are grateful to “The Broadway” for their to “The Broadway” for their generosity. And by the way, their renovations are really striking – be sure to stop in for a look. generosity.

1 11, 2018

Three Young Ladies Support Dana Farber

2018-11-27T13:06:34+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on Three Young Ladies Support Dana Farber

Three Young Ladies Support Dana Farber by Rick Winterson Last Friday, three South Boston women visited the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, an integral part of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. These three ladies from South Boston met with Dana Farber’s Hannah Rosenberg and Allison Karzenski from the Development Office of Annual Giving, in order to present a check for funds they had raised here in South Boston, selling hand-crafted rings, chokers, and bracelets they had made by themselves. These South Boston women are actually young girls, whose names are Natalie LaTerza, Callie Barrett, and Sophie Angotto. They are third graders at the Oliver Hazard Perry K-8 School. They came up with their idea of doing this fundraising project while they were second graders, so [...]

1 11, 2018

Please Reserve November 10 for Veterans Events in South Boston

2018-11-27T13:27:32+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on Please Reserve November 10 for Veterans Events in South Boston

  by Rick Winterson      Dave Falvey dropped in at South Boston Online last Monday morning for a chat.  Dave is the Commander of South Boston’s Allied War Veterans Council (the AWVC), which is the organization responsible for the St. Patrick’s/Evacuation Day Parade every year.  Specifically, he wanted to discuss the AWVC’s plans for Veterans Day weekend, as well as briefing us on the 2019 Parade. The upcoming Veterans Day weekend will be quite busy, especially on Saturday, November 10.  The DAV 5K race takes place that morning on Castle Island, running from the Fort, along the Causeway, to the Sugar Bowl/Head Island/Fish Hawk, and back.  Proceeds go to benefit Disabled American Veterans (DAV).  You can log onto and register for this race at [...]

11 10, 2018

A Challenge to Feed South Boston’s Hungry

2018-11-27T16:06:52+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on A Challenge to Feed South Boston’s Hungry

  Gleaming new buildings are springing up like mushrooms all over South Boston, along with upscale restaurants and trendy boutiques. In this atmosphere of plenty it’s hard to imagine that there are more than a few people in the neighborhood who are hurting and hungry. But hurting and hungry they are.  Ten years ago, Dr. Nisha Thakrar, pediatrician and Chief Medical Officer at South Boston Community Health Center approached the CEO, Bill Halpin, with a concern. She had patients who weren’t making it to the end of the month with their food supply. She had several moms who had to make the choice to forgo a meal so their children could eat.  Halpin and Susan LaPaglia, the Director of Administrative Services spearheaded a food drive. [...]

11 10, 2018

The Ribbon Is Cut. EpiCenter Expansion Opens!

2018-11-27T13:06:34+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on The Ribbon Is Cut. EpiCenter Expansion Opens!

by Rick Winterson  Last Wednesday morning, October 3, Artists for Humanity cut the ribbon on its 30,000 square foot expansion.  For several years now, Artists for Humanity has occupied its clean-lined building at the intersection of A and Second Streets. This building opened in 2004. It is called “The EpiCenter”, a word that means the point on the earth’s surface directly above an earthquake. The EpiCenter has served thousands of young artists, who have generated a true “earthquake” of creativity in Boston since then.  Led by Susan Rodgerson, its Founding Executive/Artistic Director, Artists for Humanity began working with young artists in 1993, using donated space in the old Boston Wharf warehouses along A Street. When Boston Wharf sold their properties, Artists for Humanity moved to [...]

6 09, 2018

Boston Common Awareness Vigil

2018-11-27T14:42:13+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on Boston Common Awareness Vigil

By Richard Campbell The Massachusetts State of Awareness Day which is part of the International Awareness Movement on the prevention and cure for addictions held a passionate public outreach event this past Saturday August 31 at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common. The day, which was proclaimed by Governor Charlie Baker, hosted multiple addiction and recovery organizations.  The event, supported by Wahl Street Productions, (Mark and James Wahlberg) who are behind the film: The Circle of Addiction: A Different Kind of Tears, was attended by many families who showed placards and T-shirts in memory of their loved ones.  The International Awareness Day originated in Melbourne Australia in 2001 and has grown along with the epidemic that it hopes to end.  The speakers were predominately activists [...]

3 09, 2018

Councilors Flynn, Baker Call for 20 MPH Speed Limit Hearing

2018-11-27T13:06:34+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on Councilors Flynn, Baker Call for 20 MPH Speed Limit Hearing

Lower Speeds, Traffic Calming To Improve Road Safety For All Last week, Boston City Councilors Ed Flynn and Frank Baker called for a hearing to examine the merits of lowering the speed limit in the City of Boston to 20 MPH, unless otherwise posted, as well as a discussion of other traffic calming measures to improve road safety for all. The speed limit in the city was most recently lowered from 30 MPH to 25 MPH on January 9, 2017 as part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative, no serious or fatal crashes in Boston by 2030. The order has been sent to the Committee on Planning, Development and Transportation. “In the final analysis, Councilor Baker and I want to open up this dialogue to [...]

3 09, 2018

Bandstand Renewed by NER and Dedication to Harry Uhlman

2018-11-27T16:56:37+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Happenings|Comments Off on Bandstand Renewed by NER and Dedication to Harry Uhlman

by Rick Winterson Like a lot of people, some of us take our structures for granted. And that’s understandable, since many of the things we build, especially those built with bricks and mortar, last longer than almost everyone’s lifetime. A good example of this is the Bandstand in Marine Park – an initial search for the background of the Bandstand turned up records going back to 1935 – 83 years ago. The search still continues, further into the past. And like any structure, time takes its toll, even if it’s only slowly. There are visible cracks in the mortar between the Bandstand’s bricks, from top to bottom. And most pf the surfaces exposed to the weather need renewing, followed by a good coat of exterior [...]

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