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9 04, 2019

Youth Ambassadors “Anti-Vaping Initiative” Workshops

2019-04-09T08:31:50-05:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Youth Ambassadors “Anti-Vaping Initiative” Workshops

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”

2019-04-02T15:57:51-05:00April 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

2019-03-27T10:49:36-05:00March 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

2019-03-25T13:40:56-05:00March 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)

2019-03-20T16:10:04-05:00March 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

2019-03-19T12:27:05-05:00March 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

2019-03-14T11:37:26-05:00March 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 [...]

28 02, 2019

Offering a Place to Worship South Boston Seaport Catholic Collaborative

2019-02-28T08:32:05-05:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Education, Featured, News|Comments Off on Offering a Place to Worship South Boston Seaport Catholic Collaborative

By: Tara Kerrigan Hayes   While many are aware of the challenges facing todays churches, (from limited parishioners to closings as a result of financial hardships, structural dangers, and more), not enough is said about the extraordinary efforts and good works of those determined to rise to those challenges by continuing to offer the community a safe place to gather, worship, nurture and even nourish.  Formed by the Archdiocese of Boston in 2015, the South Boston Seaport Catholic Collaborative (SBSCC) serves four catholic communities: St. Peter, St. Monica-St. Augustine, St. Vincent, and Our Lady of Good Voyage.  For covering such a vast area (Old Colony, West Broadway, Fort Point and the Seaport), the SBSCC is managing to do a remarkable job catering to the ever-growing [...]

23 02, 2019

South Boston Community Meeting to Discuss Fare Increases and Better Bus Project

2019-02-23T14:19:40-05:00February 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on South Boston Community Meeting to Discuss Fare Increases and Better Bus Project

Join the MBTA at an upcoming community meeting on Monday, February 25th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Tynan School, 650 East 4th Street South Boston.  Customers want a more reliable and responsive MBTA to learn and offer feedback about two important initiatives, Better Bus Project and Automated Fare Collection 2.0. At the same meeting, you can also learn about and share your views about the proposed fare increase. We look forward to your ideas on how to deliver a better MBTA.

21 02, 2019

Trader Joe’s in South Boston?

2019-02-21T08:31:49-05:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Trader Joe’s in South Boston?

by Rick Winterson    It’s more than just a rumor.  A Trader Joe’s may be coming to South Boston’s Fort Point/Seaport District, into an empty building on the border between Fort Point and the South Boston Seaport.  We don’t have many details here at South Boston Online just yet.  All we know at this time is that a formal inquiry has been made to the City of Boston Zoning Board about establishing a retail grocery store.  It was made by a Trader Joe’s agent; it’s to be situated in an empty (but renovated) building at 44 Thomson Place. Thomson Place stretches between Congress Street and Seaport Boulevard.  The intersection of Thomson Place and the Boulevard is closed to automobile traffic but is open for pedestrian [...]

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