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18 04, 2019

2019-04-18T20:56:51-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

Stop & Shop Workers Rally at South Bay with Support from Former Vice President Joe Biden      The work stoppage at Stop & Shop began just over a week ago.  The stoppage is a strike that was called late last Wednesday (effective Thursday morning, the 11th) by the voting members and the officials of United Food & Commercial Workers Union (the UFCW).   It is a large strike action, perhaps the largest such strike in this century, at least in New England.  The number on strike is over 30,000; Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are affected. Today, Stop & Shop at South Bay held a rally and in attendance was Former Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Marty Walsh.      

18 04, 2019

The Eighth Sorrow

2019-04-18T10:37:09-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

By Rick Winterson   The Virgin Mary is often referred to as “Our Lady of Sorrows”.  Beginning with the Prophecy of Simeon, and ending with the Burial of her Son Jesus Christ, Mary (or Miriam, if you prefer) suffered Seven Sorrows.  Four of these intense Sorrows were directly connected with the First Easter weekend – Jesus carrying the burden of the Cross, His Crucifixion and Death, the removal of His body from the Cross, and His burial – all of which took place on the first Good Friday. And now there is an Eighth Sorrow for the Virgin Mary to bear at Eastertime. It’s the loss by fire of her Cathedral in France – the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris.  Notre Dame might be [...]

10 04, 2019

Colin’s Joy Shines Bright at Neighborhood Night

2019-04-10T16:33:06-04:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes (Photo by Julie Ryan Photography) A special fundraising event was held on Tuesday, April 2, at Capo Restaurant’s Supper Club on West Broadway. Fittingly called Neighborhood Night at Capo, neighbors and loved ones showed up by the hundreds in a remarkable turnout to support Colin’s Joy Project, and to pay tribute to an inspiring family aiming to transform their grief into a legacy of joy and giving. After the tragic death of their son, Colin, (just shy of his third birthday), parents  Kerri and Brendan McGrath initiated Colin’s Joy Project, an organization dedicated to building and enhancing play spaces as well as sponsoring children and family programming in the community, particularly for families in need. Colin’s Joy Project has grown both rapidly [...]

9 04, 2019

Youth Ambassadors “Anti-Vaping Initiative” Workshops

2019-04-09T08:31:50-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle, News|0 Comments

Earlier this year, the FDA launched “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign in an attempt to educate kids and teens about the dangers associated with e-cigarettes and vaping. The main message: e-cigarettes like JUUL put young people at risk for addiction and other health consequences- just like traditional cigarettes.  More than two million middle and high school students were current users of e-cigarettes in 2017 and additional research shows that the number nearly doubled in 2018. Based on those numbers, FDA now believes youth use of e-cigarettes, especially JUUL, is reaching epidemic proportions. In response to these alarming statistics, the South Boston Community Health Center’s Youth Ambassadors have created a “Youth Anti-Vaping” initiative to share facts about Juul with youth in the South Boston [...]

2 04, 2019

The Moakley Park “Vision”

2019-04-02T15:57:51-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Editorial, Featured, News|Comments Off on The Moakley Park “Vision”

A VISION FOR “Retaining and enhancing Moakley as a key, active, recreational amenity for South Boston and the entire City through elevated sports fields, and destination sports courts and play areas with improved stormwater management.”   The words above represent no small goal.  From April, 2018, until September, 2018, there were a multitude of media efforts, as well as seven community engagements concerning the (massive) project to upgrade Moakley Park.  These “engagements” included open houses, a bike tour, and advisory group meetings.  Not only is one major goal the upgrading of Moakley Park – the “Vision” – but also a second goal is protection for residential areas.  South Boston Online will quote:  “For protecting the residential communities inland of Moakley from future flood events and [...]

27 03, 2019

In Memoriam:   John Mullen

2019-03-27T10:49:36-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on In Memoriam:   John Mullen

 Perhaps you noticed that a new American flag has been flying at half-mast in Andrew Square these past ten days.  This is a flag brought home from Washington, D.C., by Congressman Stephen Lynch, after he first had it flown over the nation’s Capitol Building.  The flag was raised in Andrew Square and then lowered slowly to half-mast in memory of John Mullen, a true son of South Boston if there ever was one.  John died Monday, March 18. John was a loving South Boston family man.  He was also a Marine Corps veteran.  His devotion to our community and his efforts on behalf of South Boston and its many worthy causes were legendary.  He was a co-Founder of the Andrew Square Civic Association (ASCA) and [...]

25 03, 2019

WWII Memorial Cleanup Proceeds

2019-03-25T13:40:56-04:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on WWII Memorial Cleanup Proceeds

by Rick Winterson      Earlier this week, concerned South Boston residents were joined at the World War II Memorial by news media crews, cleanup consultants, and Bob Shure, the sculptor who originally designed the Memorial.  Bob expressed his own personal grief at the oil splattering, which left such huge stains.  His regret was more for the heroes named on the Memorial than himself, because they all had paid the supreme price of their heroic military service.   Some success with the cleaning operation has already been realized.  A thick poultice, with the consistency of peanut butter, had been compounded with a powder and a solvent.  This removed most of the oil staining from the Bob Moakley stone to one side of the main Memorial, although [...]

20 03, 2019

A LOCAL ROBBERY (and Plea to the Community)

2019-03-20T16:10:04-04:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on A LOCAL ROBBERY (and Plea to the Community)

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes   For anyone who has ever been robbed or had their possessions vandalized, they know the feeling of violation. It’s a feeling owner of Nurture Salon and Spa, Susan Devlin, would experience after her business on 127 L Street was broken into and robbed during the early morning hours of March 13th. As a part time manager of Nurture (and close friend of Susan’s), the early call about the incident was upsetting enough, but it wasn’t until I was on the scene - glass shards everywhere, desk ransacked - that the uneasy feeling began to sink in, the feeling that a stranger had infiltrated someone else’s space, caused damage, created chaos and simply fled. I went to the desk to see [...]

19 03, 2019

WW II Memorial Vandalized – John Mullen Passes

2019-03-19T12:27:05-04:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on WW II Memorial Vandalized – John Mullen Passes

 by Rick Winterson      A positive report on Sunday’s Parade and the spectators’ overall behavior was unfortunately balanced by a downside report on Monday morning.   The striking World War II Memorial on the beach at the beginning of the Pleasure Bay Causeway to Castle Island was vandalized.  A large quantity of an oily liquid was poured over most of the front, street-facing surfaces of this Memorial.  Whether this was connected to the crowds at Sunday’s Parade isn’t known at the moment, but State Police are investigating. In one of those jarring coincidences, South Boston’s revered John Mullen, veteran and community activist, passed away on Monday also.  Elected and appointed officials gathered in sadness at the Memorial’s site – sadness caused by the desecration there [...]

14 03, 2019

Fair Warning – No Public Drinking at the St. Pat’s Day Parade

2019-03-14T11:37:26-04:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Fair Warning – No Public Drinking at the St. Pat’s Day Parade

FAIR WARNING   The Boston Police Department is issuing a precaution that no public drinking is allowed anywhere in South Boston along the Parade route –  from Broadway Station, east on Broadway to P Street, back along Fourth and Fifth to the Heights, then down to Dorchester Street and ending in Andrew Square.  NOWHERE!   Being caught drinking in public will get you a citation, followed by a mandatory court appearance and a $200 fine.  Don’t use marijuana publicly, either.  That will get you a citation, too.  South Boston’s vendors of alcoholic beverages have agreed to shut down early in the evening of Parade Day (Sunday, March 17).  They will stop admitting customers at 6:30 p.m., and stop serving at 7.  They will then close at [...]

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