23 06, 2022

Kicking into High Gear: Former South Boston Youth Soccer Players Revive League

2022-06-23T16:52:25-04:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News, Sports|0 Comments

By Ginger DeShaney After learning that president Billy Baker was stepping down from South Boston Youth Soccer after the COVID-19 hiatus, some former players have vowed to revive the league.  When Caitlyn Murphy got the blessing from Baker to take the ball and run with it, she recruited Samantha Mackie, Michaela Colvin, and Katelyn Evans. The foursome has been busy raising money, planning, organizing, and getting paperwork and permits in order in hopes of starting the league this fall. While Baker gave the women his nets, balls, and other equipment, he didn’t feel comfortable giving them the league name, so they are calling it the South Boston Soccer League. “South Boston Youth Soccer has been a thing as long as I’ve been alive,” Caitlyn said. [...]

1 04, 2022

Community Input Informs Moakley Park Design

2022-04-01T18:00:30-04:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Community Input Informs Moakley Park Design

By Ginger DeShaney South Boston gem Moakley Park will be getting a shiny makeover, inspired by feedback from the community. The Moakley Park Schematic Design and Phase 1 kickoff were discussed at a virtual public meeting hosted by the City of Boston’s Parks & Recreation Department last week. The proposed changes – from adding an adventure park and a community garden to creating a premier baseball field and resiliency strategies to deal with climate change – have been inspired by several years of engagement with residents and stakeholders, which has opened up opportunities in terms of planning for the park and understanding what's really important to people, said Allison Perlman, project manager with the Parks Department.  “This engagement led to the collective creation of goals [...]

14 03, 2022

Expand, Rely, Respect, Equalize: City Outlines South Boston Seaport Strategic Transit Plan

2022-03-14T10:44:49-04:00March 14th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Expand, Rely, Respect, Equalize: City Outlines South Boston Seaport Strategic Transit Plan

The existing transportation infrastructure in the neighborhood – whether by car, transit, bike, or foot – can't handle the amount of expected growth in the South Boston Seaport District, city officials say. By 2030, the South Boston Seaport District is on track to be the second-largest employment district in the city with 89,000 jobs, said Matt Moran, transit team director of the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). And by 2030, the number of residents in the Seaport could reach approximately 31,000, matching other high-population neighborhoods in Boston.  “It's one of the fastest-growing areas within the state and possibly all of New England,” said Jim Fitzgerald, transportation planner with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The draft of the South Boston Seaport Strategic Transit Plan was [...]

24 02, 2022

JOKR Growing Fast in South Boston

2022-03-02T07:32:43-05:00February 24th, 2022|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on JOKR Growing Fast in South Boston

Because South Boston is one of the most thriving neighborhoods in Boston, JOKR decided it was the perfect fit for its instant grocery delivery business.  And it is.   JOKR is offering $100.00 of your first 3 orders (Use code GET100). “Thanks to South Boston, after one month, Boston became the fastest-growing market of all the cities where JOKR operates globally,” said Tyler Trerotola, JOKR’s US CEO. “The results have been amazing, proving that betting for South Boston as the first store in Boston was the right decision.”   JOKR, located at 301 W. Broadway, opened in November.   Trerotola said South Boston’s growing population of young families and professionals appreciates what JOKR has to offer. “The access to grocery shopping in South Boston was limited, with not [...]

11 02, 2022

Missing on Mass Ave Facebook Page Offers Support for Families

2022-02-11T08:37:07-05:00February 11th, 2022|Categories: Featured, Happenings, News|Comments Off on Missing on Mass Ave Facebook Page Offers Support for Families

By Ginger DeShaney One mother’s love has sparked an online community that offers support and comfort to families with loved ones on Mass & Cass. Dawn Cobb started the Facebook page “Missing on Mass Ave” at the end of October as a group where family and friends can post about their loved ones who are believed to be missing or haven’t been heard from in the Mass Ave. area of Boston. There are already more than 6,500 members, which shows the great need for a page like this. This group is really special, said page administrator Brianna Kelley: “And it's even more special how it was formed. It just took one mother's pain and suffering and devotion to not only try to help her own [...]

21 01, 2022

MAYOR WU URGES CAUTION AS BITTERLY COLD WEATHER ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND

2022-01-21T18:01:51-05:00January 21st, 2022|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on MAYOR WU URGES CAUTION AS BITTERLY COLD WEATHER ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND

Mayor Michelle Wu today announced a cold weather advisory in response to the bitterly cold temperatures expected tonight and this weekend.  Boston is forecasted to experience wind chills as low as zero overnight tonight into Saturday, January 22. This follows a wind chill of below zero Thursday night into Friday. Mayor Wu is advising residents to take precautions, reminding them to check in on older adults, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness. If you see an individual experiencing homelessness and vulnerable individuals out in the cold who appear immobile, disoriented, or underdressed for the cold, please call 911. If residents are aware of anyone staying in a vehicle or a place not intended for living during these extreme cold temperatures, they are encouraged to [...]

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|Comments Off on JOKR Meeting About Liquor License Draws Mixed Reactions 

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|Comments Off on City Councilor At-Large Murphy Getting Settled into New Role

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 [...]

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