14 05, 2021

Manufacturing a Good Time: Castle Island Brewing Co. Set to Open Southie Location

2021-05-14T19:13:10-04:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Manufacturing a Good Time: Castle Island Brewing Co. Set to Open Southie Location

By Ginger DeShaney With his Castle Island Brewing Co. set to open a new location this summer in South Boston’s Cole-Hersee building, Adam Romanow has come full circle.  “I’ve always wanted to be in Southie,” said Romanow, founder and president of the brewing company. “I’ve been living in Southie for 13 years now. I’ve got some history with the neighborhood.” Adam’s grandfather, Allan Romanow, started Romanow Container in Southie, and his great-grandfather, Leo Mayer, started Cole-Hersee. “I always had the dream of bringing some manufacturing back to South Boston,” Adam said. “With a name like Castle Island, it seemed like it would be a great fit.” Adam named his company after his favorite place in the city: “I love it there. That’s my happy place.”  [...]

25 03, 2021

National Medal of Honor Day Recognized at Medal of Honor Park, Today at 11:30 a.m.

2021-03-25T07:13:38-04:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on National Medal of Honor Day Recognized at Medal of Honor Park, Today at 11:30 a.m.

Boston to Recognize National Medal of Honor Day in Advance of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Unprecedented Fourth Convention in Boston in September 2021 Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Kim Janey, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch and MOH Recipient and Massachusetts resident Capt. Thomas G. Kelley, USN Ret., will gather for a short speaking program and flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate National Medal of Honor Day, which every March 25 designated by Congress honors the Recipients of the Medal of Honor. Also expected to attend are Thomas Hudner, son of late MOH Recipient Thomas J. Hudner Jr., and Paul Monti, father of late MOH Recipient Jared C. Monti. This event will also recognize the upcoming return to Boston in September of many of the 69 living Medal of [...]

22 01, 2021

L Street Station Approved

2021-01-22T10:47:54-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on L Street Station Approved

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (the BPDA) granted approval for a mixed-use redevelopment of the original Edison Power Plant site.  Everyone now residing in South Boston is familiar with the power plant’s massive structure and stacks, which tower over the intersection of L/Summer and First Streets and are painted in shades of brown and pink.  The site’s first groundbreaking took place 122 years ago in 1898.  After a century of supplying electric power (coal-fired for decades), including occasional peak load shaving most recently, the Edison complex was mothballed 15 years ago, is still inaccessible to the public, and will need some environmental remediation. The approved redevelopment project is formally called “L Street Station”; it’s specifically located at the address “776 Summer Street”, and extends [...]

16 12, 2020

Package Theft Surge

2020-12-16T11:31:09-05:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Package Theft Surge

The Boston Police Department’s Station C-6 on West Broadway held its December meeting of South Boston’s Neighborhood Advisory Council (the NAC).  Due to COVID-19, this meeting was held virtually; it was chaired by Capt. Joseph Boyle, the Commander of BPD Station C-6.  Capt. Boyle began the NAC meeting by reviewing various serious crimes, both in Boston overall and here in South Boston. The Captain said that several types of crimes are increasing, especially crimes of violence.  Complaints about loud parties late at night, including those that violate rules put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, are also on the increase.  In addition, many more crimes against property are being committed, which adds to the rapidly growing workload at Station C-6 when these are [...]

11 11, 2020

Fitzgerald Post Unveils Centennial Plaque

2020-11-11T18:40:57-05:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Fitzgerald Post Unveils Centennial Plaque

by Rick Winterson   It was a joyful occasion – the Memorial gathering at the Thomas J. Fitzgerald VFW Post No. 561 on  Veterans Day in 2020, and the unveiling of the Post’s 100th Anniversary Centennial Plaque.  The Post was named for Thomas J. Fitzgerald, killed in action during World War I on July 19, 1918.  He was only 24; he died just five short months after he enlisted in the Army. Fitzgerald came from South Boston.  A resident at 224 Gold Street, he was the only WWI casualty from his Knights of Columbus chapter, so his friends and fellow K of C members founded a Veterans of Foreign Post in his name.  The Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post received its VFW Post No. 561 charter on [...]

31 08, 2020

Civil Fine of up to $300 for South Boston House Parties

2020-08-31T14:15:57-04:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Civil Fine of up to $300 for South Boston House Parties

Dear Neighbors, In recent months during this pandemic, many of you have contacted our offices out of great concern regarding largely attended house parties throughout the neighborhoods of South Boston. Please note that we share your concerns about these house parties, not only in terms of their noise and impact on the quality of life for our residents, but primarily due to their potential to become superspreader events in the age of COVID-19.  In the absence of medical and scientific breakthroughs, it is critical that each of us continue to follow public safety guidelines as this pandemic is not over, unfortunately.  The South Boston elected officials have also discussed these issues with city officials, as well as steps that have been taken to engage landlords [...]

11 06, 2020

Pride, faith, hard work will make for meaningful change

2020-06-11T09:18:10-04:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Pride, faith, hard work will make for meaningful change

Submitted by Ray Flynn former Mayor of Boston Boston Police officers are the best, and do their best to protect the people of Boston — from the hard working poor and middle income families to the vulnerable elderly. They are the first line of defense against violent criminals and gangs. Activists nationwide are calling for police departments to be defunded in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis — and that message has been echoed here.  Demands to cut the police budget and diminish the effectiveness and professionalism of our police officers is one of the most absurd proposals I have ever heard. Our police have done an outstanding job in protecting our decent, law abiding citizens and businesses, as they have [...]

5 06, 2020

State Police Association Response to UMass & MBTA

2020-06-05T17:24:02-04:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on State Police Association Response to UMass & MBTA

The State Police Association of Massachusetts represents the Sergeants and Troopers that make up the uniformed branch of the State Police. For over 150 years, the Massachusetts State Police has served the Commonwealth with distinction, through natural disasters, terrorist attacks, riots and other disturbances. In recent days, we have ensured the safe exercise of First Amendment protests across the Commonwealth and continue to deliver the highest quality of police service. We have stood with many peaceful gatherings of concerned citizens as they march to advocate for change to not only our justice system, but to how our nation as a whole dissimilarly treats its citizens. As to the events that were the catalyst for where we are today, let us be very clear: The State [...]

2 06, 2020

Thank You Boston Police Officers

2020-06-03T18:50:37-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Thank You Boston Police Officers

Brianne Fitzgerald RN, NP The recent incomprehensible murders of black men in Georgia and Minneapolis have shaken even the most jaded among us.  Eleven weeks of COVID-19 quarantine were more than enough, and now we have faced man's inhumanity to man as well as our complicated relationship to race.  The world, as we knew it has changed.  We are changing along with it, and I am just not sure what we will look like as a community when and if the dust settles. The Boston Police Department, the oldest in the country, remains a beacon of hope and comfort for residents of our city.  Full disclosure:  I have no relatives or even any friends who are members of this outstanding department.  As one who works [...]

28 04, 2020


2020-04-28T17:32:07-04:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on MEDIA UPDATE:  COVID-19 TESTING AND MARIAN MANOR

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Marian Manor in South Boston has taken numerous steps to support good hygiene, strong infection control and social distancing, all while providing the highly compassionate, high quality care for which it has long been recognized.  Today Marian Manor shared updated data about COVID-19 testing at is South Boston skilled nursing facility. Consistent with initial Department of Public Health recommendations, Marian Manor originally tested only symptomatic residents for COVID-19.  As of this past weekend, we were able to test nearly all our residents, with the support of DPH and the MA National Guard.  To date, we have a total of 103 COVID-19 positive residents a significant portion of the COVID-19 positive residents remain asymptomatic. We are saddened to report [...]

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