15 09, 2023

Over Thirty Years in South Boston Featuring: Lynn Morris

2023-09-15T08:36:24-04:00September 15th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Over Thirty Years in South Boston Featuring: Lynn Morris By Carol Masshardt (This series will introduce people who have called South Boston home for more than thirty years and others for three and under) Any neighborhood would be lucky to have a Lynn Morris, and South Boston has been that for the past fifty-eight years. Working for over twenty-five years in Corporate and Event Marketing and Graphic Design, Lynn still manages to keep a loving and astute eye on the neighborhood where she was born, raised and lives. She represents the best of South Boston to those who have known her for generations and the many who move in from different states, cities, and countries. Her roots are deep but that doesn’t imply a lack [...]

5 08, 2023

Back Home

2023-08-05T11:10:21-04:00August 5th, 2023|Categories: Education, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Back Home

Josh Davis Returns to Southie to Take Helm at Boys & Girls Club By Ginger DeShaney Josh Davis’ career has come full circle. His first job after graduating from Tulane with a degree in Sociology was Education Director at the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club from 2001-2007. He then held several other positions with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, including Director at the Orchard Gardens and Dearborn Clubs, before coming back to Southie to replace Harry Duvall as Executive Director.  “Ever since I was able to work, I was working with children in some capacity,” said Josh, who credits his passion to his parents. “Just the idea of giving back to the community has always been instilled in me since [...]

28 07, 2023

Smooth Sailing

2023-07-28T11:49:46-04:00July 28th, 2023|Categories: Education, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Smooth Sailing

Harry McDonough Sailing Center’s Free Program Unlocks Ocean's Magic for Local Youth By Ginger DeShaney It may just be the most unique summer experience for youths in South Boston. Or anywhere else, for that matter. The nonprofit Harry McDonough Sailing Center, in existence since 1972, spreads the love of sailing and the ocean by teaching youngsters how to sail. For free. The center’s mission is to provide inner-city youth with a fun, safe, and accessible environment while promoting positive life skills and values through sailing. There are sailing lessons in the morning and open sailing in the afternoon. There’s also swimming (in a designated area), paddleboarding, kayaking, friendship, and so much more. “It's an amazing activity to do in the summer,” said Wil Hingston, assistant [...]

27 07, 2023

Dirty Italian Owner Living the Dream

2023-07-27T15:02:44-04:00July 27th, 2023|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Dirty Italian Owner Living the Dream

By Ginger DeShaney The line to get into the Dirty Italian on opening day Saturday, July 22, was out the door and down the sidewalk on Old Colony Avenue.   “Everything is going great,” said owner Talya Pessolano, who estimated they made 300 sandwiches on Saturday alone. “This last weekend was crazy. Crazy good. “I'm beyond thankful for the crew that showed up to not only work the opening weekend but to everyone who waited in line patiently to come into the store and try one of our sandwiches and really be there for the grand opening day,” added Talya. “And I really can't wait to have them come back again and try something new. “I'm always so appreciative of the support that comes from our [...]

21 07, 2023

Rhythm is Gonna Get You

2023-07-21T10:02:34-04:00July 21st, 2023|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Rhythm is Gonna Get You

New Latin Studio Proves Dance is for Everyone  By Ginger DeShaney Dance is for everyone.  “Some people think they're too old or they don’t exercise enough or you need to be in tip-top shape to do it,” said Liliana (Lili) Jimenez. “I’m just trying to break those myths about dance. That's what we're about. I really just love trying to show everybody that anyone can dance if you just try it.” Lili owns Lili Latin Dance, which opened in May above the CVS on West Broadway in South Boston. She offers classes and private lessons for all ages in salsa and bachata. There is a partner tricks class for advanced dancers and wedding choreography classes for engaged couples. She has four other instructors who teach [...]

26 06, 2023

Hotel California – BINGO! Game Days at Pappas Way Bring the Fun and Music

2023-06-26T17:26:41-04:00June 26th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Hotel California – BINGO! Game Days at Pappas Way Bring the Fun and Music

Bridget O’Halloran and her son, Torin, had a blast at the musical bingo event at Pappas Way recently.  Bridget and Torin stopped to talk while playing a rousing game of ring toss near the Recreation Station before the bingo started.  “This is pretty awesome,” Bridget said. “It’s good for families; there are fun games, good music. We can’t wait for bingo.” Travel through the Decades Musical Bingo on June 15 was the second in a series of three Game Days at Pappas Way. This free series was a huge hit. The first one, Family Pop and Disney Hits Musical Bingo, on June 8, sold out right away. So more tickets were added to the June 15 event. The third Game Day, Family Pop and Taylor [...]

15 06, 2023

All Signs Point to South Boston

2023-06-15T16:17:39-04:00June 15th, 2023|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on All Signs Point to South Boston

West Broadway Neighborhood Association Beautifies City with Banners We all know that South Boston is a great place to live, work, dine, and play. Now, thanks to the efforts of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA), anyone who passes through knows it, too. An installation of 95 beautiful banners now adorn 65 city light poles throughout the West Broadway neighborhood, creating a lively and welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors alike. The banners showcase six stylized architectural graphic designs, featuring selected local landmarks, with the message, "Welcome to South Boston -- A great place to live, work, dine, and play."  This ambitious initiative aligns with two of the WBNA’s core missions: building a connected, inclusive, and engaged community, and continuous beautification. By actively engaging in [...]

8 06, 2023

Timothy (Doc) Cook Scholarship Recipients Honored

2023-06-08T20:01:12-04:00June 8th, 2023|Categories: Education, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Timothy (Doc) Cook Scholarship Recipients Honored

Twelve outstanding students who have demonstrated community involvement and an understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder and its effects have been awarded Timothy (Doc) Cook Scholarships. The scholarships are given in memory of Tim Cook, a Navy Corpsman who brought medical care to wounded soldiers on the battlefield. He was 28 years old in March 2013 when he lost his battle with PTSD from his combat experiences. The scholarship recipients were honored Sunday at a ceremony at the Thomas J. Fitzgerald VFW Post 561 attended by veterans, City Council President Ed Flynn, Rep. David Biele, outgoing Boston Police VFW 1018 Commander Craig DeOld, and friends and family. “The Timothy (Doc) Cook Foundation is dedicated to educating our youth and increasing awareness of PTS/PTSD within our community,” [...]

1 06, 2023

South Boston Farmers Market Opens June 5

2023-06-01T12:11:52-04:00June 1st, 2023|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on South Boston Farmers Market Opens June 5

It’s farmers market time again! The South Boston Farmers Market opens for business on Monday, June 5 in front of the municipal parking lot at 446 W. Broadway. Riverdale Farm will be back with its array of fruit, vegetables, eggs, and honey. But the hours have changed for this year. The market will open at 11 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. On the first day, market attendees can expect a sausage cart and Jennifer Lee’s baked goods.  Courtney Mulligan, the new farmers market manager for South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, is excited about her new role and the new season. The farmers market “brings a lot more light to the community. It's nice to see how many people buy produce there and support local [...]

25 05, 2023

Southie Scholar: Henry Gailunas

2023-05-25T15:18:28-04:00May 25th, 2023|Categories: Education, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Southie Scholar: Henry Gailunas

By Carol Masshardt Education is connected to service for Catholic Memorial graduate, 18-year-old Henry Gailunas. Many peers are headed to college, but this graduate is choosing a different route and one that is driven by knowledge of how he learns and how he wants to contribute. After six years at CM, he is taking a “gap year” to continue working full time at Fat Baby and Petula’s restaurants in South Boston, where he worked since interning as part of the Neighborhood House program. Then, he plans to enter either the Coast Guard or Marines or work in a union position. His ultimate goal is to follow the examples of his grandfather and father and become a firefighter. “My parents (Peter Gailunas and Maureen Dahill) support [...]

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