The Christmas trees around Southie -- at the Seaport, South Boston Public Library, Medal of Honor Park, and the West Broadway Municipal Parking Lot -- are shining brightly for the season! We want to see how you are decorating for the holidays. Share photos of your trees on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SouthBostonOnlineFans. We look forward to seeing your photos! The tree at the Seaport. The ornaments on the Seaport tree. The trees at the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial in the Seaport. The tree at the library. The tree at Medal of Honor Park. The tree on West Broadway.
Support system in place By Ginger DeShaney Karen Stanley Donna Brown Donna Brown and Karen Stanley take the South Boston Chamber of Commerce’s mission very seriously: to be the unified voice of the entire South Boston Business Community. Donna, the executive director of the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Karen, the event planner for the Chamber and a former business owner, work relentlessly to support local businesses and encourage people to shop in the neighborhood. And this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they are working even harder as they have to adapt to the times while supporting neighborhood shops. “Our goal is to promote businesses and get people to shop locally,” said Donna. “Support local businesses,” Karen stressed. “Support your [...]
Santa Claus hit Broadway in an antique fire truck tonight to help kick off the South Boston Chamber of Commerce's Holiday Spree! Santa and amazing singer Anna Daley Young made stops at Medal of Honor Park, the South Boston Library, the West Broadway Municipal Parking lot, and the corner of C Street and West Broadway. Santa and Anna handed out candy canes and Anna belted out Christmas tunes while kids danced. Everyone had a great time! The “Shop. Dine. Support.” Holiday Spree will continue the next two Thursdays, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. (PHOTOS BY GINGER DeSHANEY) The parade kicked off at A Street and Broadway. Singer Anna Daley Young rode in a convertible. Waiting for Santa [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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)
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 [...]
Taking advantage of the last official weekend of summer, young adults and college kids hit Carson Beach to play volleyball and celebrate the end of the season on Saturday.