14 05, 2024

Living the Dream Mission Alive

2024-05-14T06:38:12-04:00May 14th, 2024|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Living the Dream Mission Alive

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston’s 11th Annual Dinner Honors the Brett Family. By John Joseph Fahey The venue was the Seaport Hotel in Boston on April 23rd and the occasion was the Living the Dream Mission Alive annual dinner hosted by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston.  The gathering was definitely celebratory, as Mission Alive raised over $800,000; The theme of Mission Alive as Sister Mary L. Murphy, CSJ, President of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston indicated at the well-attended dinner is a continuation of the goals which the original congregation of Sisters had when first arriving in Boston over 150 years ago. Although their first ministry was in education (and impacting countless students) ensuing ministries and community outreach followed. [...]

26 04, 2024

Updates on SBTAP, Street Usage

2024-04-26T09:00:01-04:00April 26th, 2024|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Updates on SBTAP, Street Usage

by Rick Winterson Two weeks ago, we covered a quickly-called meeting that was organized by District 2 City Councilor Ed Flynn at the Condon Community Center.  Flynn used his impromptu meeting to gather South Boston’s reactions to SBTAP (the “South Boston Transportation Action Plan”), which was being developed for South Boston by the BPDA/BTD.  The comments from those who attended Flynn’s meeting were almost uniformly negative.  Since then, we met with Councilor Flynn and his Chief of Staff Charlie Levin to further clarify the situation with SBTAP. In this meeting, Councilor Flynn once again stated his firm opposition to SBATP as proposed, which agrees with the opinions plainly expressed by residents of South Boston at Flynn’s previous in-person meeting.  He enlarged upon one of his [...]

14 04, 2024

Over One Million Raised for The Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry

2024-04-14T09:36:22-04:00April 14th, 2024|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Over One Million Raised for The Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry

By John Joseph Fahey The Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry held its annual fundraiser – in fact it was the 15th anniversary of the second largest food pantry (after Catholic Charities) in Dorchester. Relevant because the food pantry, named after the mother of former Dorchester State Representative and now president of The New England Council Jim Brett, is located in the lower level of St. Margaret’s Church on Columbia Road. The imposing Romanesque Revival style edifice was designed by Patrick C. Keely, a prominent church architect with roots in Ireland. St. Margaret’s was erected at the confluence of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue in 1904 – only 50 years after what is referred to as the Great Famine in Ireland (1845-52) a difficult era where [...]

26 03, 2024

Task Force Formed to Focus on 2025 Parade Safety Plan in South Boston

2024-03-26T17:48:50-04:00March 26th, 2024|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Task Force Formed to Focus on 2025 Parade Safety Plan in South Boston

STATEMENT FROM THE SOUTH BOSTON ALLIED WAR VETERANS COUNCIL & SOUTH BOSTON ELECTED OFFICIALS REGARDING THE 2025 ST. PATRICK’S DAY & EVACUATION DAY PARADE Following the St. Patrick’s Day & Evacuation Day Parade, the South Boston Elected Officials met on Friday afternoon with the leadership of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council and officials from the Executive Office of Public Safety & Security, the Massachusetts State Police, MBTA Transit Police, Boston Police Department, City of Boston Licensing Board and Special Events Division. The focus was on the issues that took place during and in the aftermath of the Evacuation Day & St. Patrick’s Day Parade that we all need to work closely together on and address moving forward. In an effort to maintain this [...]

4 03, 2024

Family Emergency Shelter in Fort Point Raises Concerns and Support at Community Meeting

2024-03-04T08:54:58-05:00March 4th, 2024|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Family Emergency Shelter in Fort Point Raises Concerns and Support at Community Meeting

By Carol Masshardt Over two hundred attended a zoom meeting on Friday evening to hear and question the plan for  20-25  families to move into 24 Farnsworth St. Leaders from the collaboration with the Commonwealth of Ma., represented by Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll and her staff,  the United Way, the  Unitarian/Universalist Association (owner of the building), the YMCA of Greater Boston, and the Black Refugee and Immigrant Community Coalition, were joined by elected officials, Mayor Michelle Wu, State Rep. David Biele, City Councilor’s Ed Flynn, and  Ruthzee Louijeune on screen. Lt, Governor Driscoll addressed the need for “overflow shelter” as the state remains committed to offering basic safety and services to families arriving from within and beyond the state, and the current capacity issues. Far [...]

26 01, 2024

Councilor Flynn Selected to Serve on National League of Cities (NLC) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Federal Advocacy Committee

2024-01-26T11:30:53-05:00January 26th, 2024|Categories: News|Comments Off on Councilor Flynn Selected to Serve on National League of Cities (NLC) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Federal Advocacy Committee

Councilor Flynn was selected to join the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee. The selection comes in addition to the recent announcement of his selection to the Universities Communities Council. Councilor Flynn will serve a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on public safety. As a member of NLC’s PSCP Committee, Councilor Flynn will play an important role in shaping NLC’s policy positions on issues such as crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control. He will advocate on behalf of the City of Boston, as well as for other [...]

24 01, 2024

Cafe Porto Bello Takes the Pizza Crown

2024-01-24T12:54:48-05:00January 24th, 2024|Categories: News|Comments Off on Cafe Porto Bello Takes the Pizza Crown

We asked, you answered. The top vote-getter in South Boston Online’s Best Pizza in South Boston poll is … Cafe Porto Bello! What makes the pizza so good? Donna Palermo, who works at the restaurant on East Broadway, breaks it down: The finest Italian ingredients Fresh secret recipe dough And, of course, it’s made with love Eslin Hill, a pizza creator, added, “I’m the guy who puts the magic on it.” Then there’s the side of amazing homemade sweet Vidalia onion dressing that people dunk their slices in.  Cafe Porto Bello owner Steven Costa has been making pizza since he was 13 years old and has created the restaurant’s recipes. He estimates they make 700 pizzas a week, with Thursday through Saturday generating at least [...]

11 01, 2024

Celebrating Three Kings Day, Community

2024-01-11T18:00:08-05:00January 11th, 2024|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Celebrating Three Kings Day, Community

City Councilor Flynn and South Boston En Accion Host Event City Councilor Ed Flynn and South Boston En Accion Executive Director Mercy Robinson celebrated Three Kings Day with a well-attended community supper Wednesday evening at the West Broadway Community Center. “I’m honored to partner with Mercy on this wonderful Three Kings event,” Councilor Flynn said, noting it’s an important day, especially in the Latinx community. “I just want to say thank you, Mercy, for the great work you do in the community.” Mercy was happy to see everyone come out for the event. “When we come together as a community, when we get to know each other as neighbors, we have love for one another. We really are changing the structure of the community.” At-large [...]

5 01, 2024

Senator Collins Announces Appointments to the SBCDF

2024-01-05T09:40:03-05:00January 5th, 2024|Categories: News|Comments Off on Senator Collins Announces Appointments to the SBCDF

Senator Nick Collins recently selected LTC Tim Murphy, MANG and Mrs. Haley (Dillon) Walsh to his appointed seats on the South Boston Community Development Foundation (SBCDF). “Tim and Haley know the community well having participated in many of the types of programs SBCDF seeks to support whether in their youth or now as coaches and supporters. I have faith that they know where the needs are and can help guide SBCDF with their fellow membership and execute its special mission.” LTC Tim Murphy was born and raised in South Boston, MA and currently resides there with his wife, Leah and 3 kids, Thomas (9), Molly (7) and Maddie (5). Tim is a 2002 graduate of the United States Military Academy where he played hockey and [...]

15 12, 2023

Mary Ellen McCormack $2 Billion Redevelopment Project

2023-12-15T07:13:47-05:00December 15th, 2023|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Mary Ellen McCormack $2 Billion Redevelopment Project

WinnCompanies and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced that work will begin in 2024 on the $2 billion redevelopment of the Mary Ellen McCormack public housing complex under a two-phase master plan to build 3,300 mixed-income apartments on the 30-acre site, including the replacement of all 1,016 public housing units with a guaranteed right to return for current residents. The announcement follows Thursday night’s approval by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) of the Phase One Development Plan for the South Boston property, which was the first public housing community in New England. The BPDA vote capped two-and-a-half years of design review by the City of Boston and clears the way for final permitting of the massive, historically significant project. It will be the [...]

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