14 01, 2022

JOKR Meeting About Liquor License Draws Mixed Reactions 

2022-01-14T18:33:46-05:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|0 Comments

JOKR, an instant grocery delivery company at 301 W. Broadway, held a virtual abutters meeting Monday, Jan. Jan. 10, to discuss its plan to apply for a liquor license and got pushback from some residents and support from others.  The company, which launched in South Boston at the end of November, is looking to add alcohol delivery to its repertoire, as it does in New York. The virtual meeting drew almost 40 people. “I do not support the delivery of alcohol from this store,” said City Councilor Ed Flynn, who lives near the store and notes no residents have asked him to support this proposal. “I’m not sure if the demand is there for delivering alcohol and liquor in the neighborhood … I know it’s [...]

10 01, 2022

City Councilor At-Large Murphy Getting Settled into New Role

2022-01-10T09:14:39-05:00January 10th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|0 Comments

By Ginger DeShaney New City Councilor At-Large Erin Murphy was sworn in for the second time in a month on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022,  signaling the start of her official term. Murphy got a headstart in learning the ropes at City Hall after being sworn in on Dec. 1, 2021, to fill Mayor Michelle Wu’s at-large seat.  “It’s been exciting,” Murphy said in mid-December after her first few weeks. “I’ve been finding my way around.”  When Wu was sworn in early to finish out Marty Walsh’s term, her at-large seat from the 2019 election came open. The charter states that at-large council seats cannot go empty for any period of time, Murphy said. So, the seat was offered to the runner-up from the 2019 election, [...]

5 12, 2021

Medal of Honor Park Tree Lighting

2021-12-05T21:17:12-05:00December 5th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Medal of Honor Park Tree Lighting

Mayor Michelle Wu was in South Boston Sunday to light the tree at Medal of Honor Park. A huge crowd gathered to witness the event and take part in all the activities, such as pop a shot, bouncy houses and obstacles, snacks, gift bags, and so much more. In addition to Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty, and Rudolph, there were appearances by Paw Patrol's Chase and Marshall, Frozen's Elsa and Olaf, Toy Story's Woody and Buzz, as well as our local politicians. What a wonderful day!! (PHOTOS BY GINGER DeSHANEY)    

2 12, 2021

The Future Looks Bright: 16 Southie Students Awarded Sports Hall of Fame Scholarships

2021-12-03T09:11:22-05:00December 2nd, 2021|Categories: Education, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on The Future Looks Bright: 16 Southie Students Awarded Sports Hall of Fame Scholarships

By Ginger DeShaney  Sixteen outstanding South Boston students were awarded $2,000 grants from the South Boston Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship Trust Fund on Nov. 26. “It’s been an incredibly difficult last 20 months for everybody,” ceremony emcee and Trustee John Beatty said at the Walsh Gym. People have been affected in different ways, he said: “Some with physical hardship or illness, in some cases losing family members; businesses have been impacted, jobs have been impacted, family lives have been impacted. Our students’ have been impacted ... “We hope that this scholarship is a shining light in these students’ lives.”  In addition to the scholarship winners, John mentioned that the applicants who didn’t get scholarships were also exceptional students. “I found new inspiration for what’s [...]

26 11, 2021

Hilco Redevelopment Partners Donates 1,000 Turkeys to South Boston Families

2021-11-26T14:26:43-05:00November 26th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Hilco Redevelopment Partners Donates 1,000 Turkeys to South Boston Families

By Ginger DeShaney Like a good neighbor, Hilco Redevelopment Partners is there.  HRP, the owner and developer of 776 Summer St., a 1.68-million-square-foot redevelopment of the former Edison Power Plant, donated 1,000 turkeys to South Boston families in need, working in collaboration with South Boston Association of Non-Profits (SBANP) to distribute them.  “We know that the pandemic hit families really hard,” said Jasmine Sessoms, senior vice president of corporate affairs for HRP. “We don’t want to just build in neighborhoods, we want to be good neighbors. This is our way of demonstrating that we want to be a part of the community here. Tell us what you need; we want to help out.” Jasmine said her company has donated 4,000 turkeys this year: 1,000 in [...]

12 11, 2021

Wicked High Tides a Wake-up Call on Climate Change

2021-11-12T15:52:04-05:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Wicked High Tides a Wake-up Call on Climate Change

By Ginger DeShaney The wicked high tides that flooded Long Wharf and other parts of the city the weekend of Nov. 6 provided a wake-up call for Boston.  “Even though this is a natural event that we’re experiencing right now, it’s already been influenced by climate change,” said Rebecca Shoer, education and community engagement program manager for the Stone Living Lab. “We also know it’s going to keep rising. “It’s actually kind of a preview of what sea level rise might be like for Boston. Eventually this could be every single high tide.” Stone Living Lab, Boston Harbor Now, and the National Park Service hosted “Wicked High Tides” events at Long Wharf last weekend, educating people about Perigean Spring Tides and climate change. The events [...]

10 11, 2021

Police Support Vigil Tonight

2021-11-10T09:52:13-05:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Police Support Vigil Tonight

Boston Clergy to Hold a Police Support Vigil in Wake of Tuesday Police Shootings and a Weekend Police Stabbing Black clergy in Boston will convene tonight, at 7 p.m., at St Peter’s Church in the Bowdoin Geneva section of Dorchester in prayer as a show of support for the city’s police. On Tuesday, three Boston police officers were shot after a day-long standoff in Dorchester. This past weekend a police officer was stabbed by a civilian in the Grove Hall section of Boston during a domestic dispute. Boston police officers have come under attack in recent days while in the line of duty. Clergy will gather to express their concerns.  “We run the risk of descending into domestic chaos and anarchy in Boston if law [...]

1 11, 2021

There’s No Place Like MW Hair Studio

2021-11-01T09:41:23-04:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on There’s No Place Like MW Hair Studio

By Ginger DeShaney The banter between Lisa Walsh and Nikki McCart is easy because they’ve been friends forever. They finish each other’s sentences. They laugh a lot because, well, they are downright hilarious.  The second you are in their presence, you feel like family.  And that’s exactly how they want it.  Lisa, 41, and Nikki, 37 -- who were both born and raised in Southie -- opened MW Hair Studio at 401 W. First St. (right next to Publico) on Oct. 1 and the atmosphere is very welcoming. “The goal is to make everybody feel like they have someplace they belong,” Lisa said. “We want everyone to feel comfortable and at home and relaxed,” Nikki said. “That’s kind of the vibe we like in here. [...]

30 10, 2021

Make Moakley Yours: Cleanup, Planting Efforts Beautify Park

2021-10-30T15:36:21-04:00October 30th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Make Moakley Yours: Cleanup, Planting Efforts Beautify Park

By Ginger DeShaney Moakley Park will be bursting with color in the spring. On Saturday, Oct. 23, volunteers planted more than 880 daffodil, tulip, and allium bulbs. The plantings were part of the monthly cleanup sessions at the park.  “We want people to learn, we want people to play, we want people to be invested, we want everyone to feel like they can have a piece of Moakley,” said Jenn Meakem, Community Engagement Specialist for Boston Harbor Now. “Moakley Park is a really big priority for Boston Harbor Now and the city. It’s 60 acres of waterfront parkland.” The Make Moakley Yours campaign, a joint effort between Boston Harbor Now and Boston Parks & Recreation, is designed to encourage people to get to know the [...]

16 09, 2021

Sending Off Summer in Style

2021-09-16T15:43:57-04:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Sending Off Summer in Style

By Ginger DeShaney Summer went out with a bang Saturday, Sept. 11, thanks to the Carson Beach Summer Send-Off. People of all ages gathered at the McCormack Bath House for a beautiful afternoon of fun and exploration. Several organizations came together to help South Boston say farewell to the season: Boston Harbor Now, National Park Service, National Park Foundation, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, City of Boston, Coalition for a Resilient and Inclusive Waterfront, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Piers Park Sailing Center, and Volo Sports. Boston Harbor Now works in collaboration with many organizations, said Jenn Meakem, community engagement specialist. So when they decided they had to do something at Carson Beach at the end of the summer, they reached out to groups [...]

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