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13 12, 2018

New Northern Avenue Bridge Proposed

2018-12-13T10:51:02+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

by Rick Winterson      It is common knowledge that the old Northern Avenue Bridge has been completely taken out of service, after it was closed for use by pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the Fort Point Channel.  The bridge, which was the original structure, is simply too corroded by more than a century of exposure to the elements and to salt water, as well as being stressed and strained by constant daily use as a drawbridge.  Actually, the term for this particular type of movable bridge is “swing bridge”, even though its human operator was called a Draw Tender. Currently, three other well-traveled bridges serve the very rapidly developing South Boston Seaport/Waterfront area – the Summer Street, the Congress Street, and the Evelyn Moakley [...]

6 12, 2018

Lally Inducted into BRL International Hall of Fame

2018-12-07T19:13:11+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: News, Sports|0 Comments

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ…The Babe Ruth International Board of Directors during their recent annual meeting, unanimously elected George Lally of Norwood, Massachusetts into its Hall of Fame. Babe Ruth League, Inc. has more than just top of the line competition.  It has a legacy stacked with thousands of alumni who have given unselfishly of their time and resources to provide all young athletes with an enjoyable, healthy and educational experience. Babe Ruth League established a Hall of Fame in 1968 to honor those superstars who have played a vital role in the development of the baseball and softball program for young people 4-18 years of age.   George Lally is one of those superstars. Though he was unable to make the Babe Ruth team as a teenager, [...]

5 12, 2018

USS Hudner Visits South Boston for Her Commissioning

2018-12-05T15:01:55+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

The destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) docked at the Flynn Cruiseport on the Reserved Channel on Monday, November 26.  Week-long events and festivities ensued – guided tours, press events, and celebrations – leading up to her formal Commissioning on Saturday morning, December 1.  This article deals with a South Boston student visit to the Hudner and her Commissioning.   by Rick Winterson      The Commissioning of any U.S. Navy ship is a major event.  American fighting ships are the best way of broadcasting America’s military strength rapidly, massively, and completely.  South Boston was honored last week by serving as the host port for the U.S. Navy’s newest ship – Commissioned as the “USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116)” after a week-long series of observances.  [...]

29 11, 2018

Laboure Christmas House Tours This Weekend

2018-12-02T14:49:53+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Happenings, News|Comments Off on Laboure Christmas House Tours This Weekend

by Rick Winterson This article is really just a reminder – it will serve to remind you of the very best way to begin the Christmas Season here in South Boston: South Boston’s 28th Annual Christmas House Tour is at hand. There are actually two House Tours: A Twilight Tour this Saturday, December 1, 4 to 6 p.m., followed by an evening reception in the Laboure Center at D and West Broadway; and a Daytime Tour on Sunday, the 2nd, 12 noon to 4 p.m. These House Tours are presented by the Catholic Charities Laboure Center. Please contact 617- 464-8500 for more information and tickets - $50 on Saturday evening; $25 (in advance) on Sunday afternoon. Here’s another reminder for you: The “Shoppe at Laboure” [...]

28 11, 2018

Mayor Walsh Announces Expanded Partnership With Verizon, Bringing More Choices to Residents

2018-12-02T16:09:20+00:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: Business, News|Comments Off on Mayor Walsh Announces Expanded Partnership With Verizon, Bringing More Choices to Residents

Verizon will accelerate small cell deployment for additional wireless broadband capacity, bring Fios Internet and TV to all city neighborhoods, and provide Verizon Smart Communities products and services. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Verizon today announced a new partnership that will accelerate Boston’s plan to be one of the most technologically advanced cities in the nation, giving residents more choice. Building on the partnership formed in 2016, Verizon will expand its local wireless network speed and capacity to its local 4G LTE network, expand Fios internet and cable television to all neighborhoods in Boston, and collaborate with Boston on Smart Communities solutions. “Our partnership with Verizon reflects one goal: to make sure all of Boston’s residents have access to the most advanced digital technology both [...]

15 11, 2018

2018 Veterans Day Weekend Observed

2018-11-26T18:00:51+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on 2018 Veterans Day Weekend Observed

    It was a full weekend of solemnity, observances, and celebrations.  The activities commemorated two related occurrences – services rendered to America by its many military veterans, and the 100th Anniversary – the Centennial – of the first Armistice Day on November 11, 1918, when World War I combat ended.  South Boston suffered the loss of 103 “Fallen Heroes” during that conflict, also called “the War to End All Wars”.  And last weekend’s activities proved that South Boston is forever grateful to its military veterans.  We do not forget. Did you know that South Boston’s Seaport District has created its own display of flags?  It’s located on Seaport Common (or Green) and ends at the “Fallen Heroes” obelisk.  Sponsors include WS Development, Vertex, and “envision” [...]

15 11, 2018

  A Conversation with David Biele, 4th Suffolk Representative-Elect

2018-11-26T17:44:51+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on   A Conversation with David Biele, 4th Suffolk Representative-Elect

by Rick Winterson   Tuesday morning, David Biele, the Representative-elect for the Fourth Suffolk District, which includes South Boston, stopped by our office at South Boston Online.  He will be replacing Nick Collins, who moved on to the Massachusetts State Senate seat that had been held by Linda Dorcena-Forry.  Nick then won that seat in his own right.  David will be sworn in on Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019, just seven weeks from now.  Congratulations in advance, David. His visit was a combination of an informal interview and a conversation.  Currently, David is doing his homework on local issues and preparing for his duties in 2019.  And fortunately, he has some years of direct experience that he will bring to his responsibilities as our new [...]

1 11, 2018

Collins Presides Over Senate Senate

2018-11-27T14:43:49+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Collins Presides Over Senate Senate

For Immediate Release Signs supplemental budget, civics education bill, and adjourns in memory of victims in Pittsburgh   BOSTON- State Senator Nick Collins brought the Senate to order this week, gaveling in and presiding over a session that included the passage of  major statewide policy legislation, including a civics education bill, a supplemental spending plan with an emphasis on public health and the substance abuse epidemic, a municipal naloxone bulk purchasing program, collective bargaining agreements for UMass Boston and the Suffolk County Sherriff’s Office, and $70 million in relief for struggling hospitals and community health centers through the Health Safety Net Trust Fund. The supplemental budget creates a Municipal Naloxone Bulk Purchase Trust Fund, allowing municipalities, nonprofits, and Sheriff Departments to join the program and [...]

1 11, 2018

How We Are Addressing Climate Change in Boston

2018-11-15T17:02:39+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on How We Are Addressing Climate Change in Boston

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh This year is shaping up to be one of the strongest years in Boston’s history. We’ve continued to add 20,000 new jobs each year, and we’ve brought unemployment down below 4 percent. And perhaps most importantly, we’ve made a plan to ensure that the benefits of Boston’s booming economy are enjoyed by everyone who calls this city home. We’re making record investments in affordable housing, sidewalks and bike lanes, community policing, libraries, and schools. Through our BuildBPS plan, we are making bold investments in our educational infrastructure, so that every school has the resources to provide a comprehensive, 21st century education for Boston’s young people. I am proud of the progress that Boston has made this year in so many [...]

1 11, 2018

Miller Park Dedicated

2018-11-01T12:32:13+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Miller Park Dedicated

By Rick Winterson   The park in the southeasterly angle formed by the crossing of the Summer Street Bridge over South Boston’s Reserved Channel has been completed.  It is an oasis in the middle of South Boston’s hustling, bustling Waterfront; it nestles between the Conley Terminal, the Black Falcon Terminal , and the Flynn Marine.  Last Monday afternoon, it was formally named the William Miller Memorial Park, dedicated to the memory of William J. “Hank” “Skippy” Miller III. The sun and fluffy cumulus clouds over the William Miller Memorial Park alternated with some intermittent showers.  The dedication was crowded; the tent was standing room only, in large part because Miller had a large family and many, many loyal friends.  He had been a U.S. Marine, [...]

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