26 11, 2021

Hilco Redevelopment Partners Donates 1,000 Turkeys to South Boston Families

2021-11-26T14:26:43-05:00November 26th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Hilco Redevelopment Partners Donates 1,000 Turkeys to South Boston Families

By Ginger DeShaney Like a good neighbor, Hilco Redevelopment Partners is there.  HRP, the owner and developer of 776 Summer St., a 1.68-million-square-foot redevelopment of the former Edison Power Plant, donated 1,000 turkeys to South Boston families in need, working in collaboration with South Boston Association of Non-Profits (SBANP) to distribute them.  “We know that the pandemic hit families really hard,” said Jasmine Sessoms, senior vice president of corporate affairs for HRP. “We don’t want to just build in neighborhoods, we want to be good neighbors. This is our way of demonstrating that we want to be a part of the community here. Tell us what you need; we want to help out.” Jasmine said her company has donated 4,000 turkeys this year: 1,000 in [...]

12 11, 2021

Wicked High Tides a Wake-up Call on Climate Change

2021-11-12T15:52:04-05:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Wicked High Tides a Wake-up Call on Climate Change

By Ginger DeShaney The wicked high tides that flooded Long Wharf and other parts of the city the weekend of Nov. 6 provided a wake-up call for Boston.  “Even though this is a natural event that we’re experiencing right now, it’s already been influenced by climate change,” said Rebecca Shoer, education and community engagement program manager for the Stone Living Lab. “We also know it’s going to keep rising. “It’s actually kind of a preview of what sea level rise might be like for Boston. Eventually this could be every single high tide.” Stone Living Lab, Boston Harbor Now, and the National Park Service hosted “Wicked High Tides” events at Long Wharf last weekend, educating people about Perigean Spring Tides and climate change. The events [...]

10 11, 2021

Police Support Vigil Tonight

2021-11-10T09:52:13-05:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Police Support Vigil Tonight

Boston Clergy to Hold a Police Support Vigil in Wake of Tuesday Police Shootings and a Weekend Police Stabbing Black clergy in Boston will convene tonight, at 7 p.m., at St Peter’s Church in the Bowdoin Geneva section of Dorchester in prayer as a show of support for the city’s police. On Tuesday, three Boston police officers were shot after a day-long standoff in Dorchester. This past weekend a police officer was stabbed by a civilian in the Grove Hall section of Boston during a domestic dispute. Boston police officers have come under attack in recent days while in the line of duty. Clergy will gather to express their concerns.  “We run the risk of descending into domestic chaos and anarchy in Boston if law [...]

1 11, 2021

There’s No Place Like MW Hair Studio

2021-11-01T09:41:23-04:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on There’s No Place Like MW Hair Studio

By Ginger DeShaney The banter between Lisa Walsh and Nikki McCart is easy because they’ve been friends forever. They finish each other’s sentences. They laugh a lot because, well, they are downright hilarious.  The second you are in their presence, you feel like family.  And that’s exactly how they want it.  Lisa, 41, and Nikki, 37 -- who were both born and raised in Southie -- opened MW Hair Studio at 401 W. First St. (right next to Publico) on Oct. 1 and the atmosphere is very welcoming. “The goal is to make everybody feel like they have someplace they belong,” Lisa said. “We want everyone to feel comfortable and at home and relaxed,” Nikki said. “That’s kind of the vibe we like in here. [...]

30 10, 2021

Make Moakley Yours: Cleanup, Planting Efforts Beautify Park

2021-10-30T15:36:21-04:00October 30th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Make Moakley Yours: Cleanup, Planting Efforts Beautify Park

By Ginger DeShaney Moakley Park will be bursting with color in the spring. On Saturday, Oct. 23, volunteers planted more than 880 daffodil, tulip, and allium bulbs. The plantings were part of the monthly cleanup sessions at the park.  “We want people to learn, we want people to play, we want people to be invested, we want everyone to feel like they can have a piece of Moakley,” said Jenn Meakem, Community Engagement Specialist for Boston Harbor Now. “Moakley Park is a really big priority for Boston Harbor Now and the city. It’s 60 acres of waterfront parkland.” The Make Moakley Yours campaign, a joint effort between Boston Harbor Now and Boston Parks & Recreation, is designed to encourage people to get to know the [...]

16 09, 2021

Sending Off Summer in Style

2021-09-16T15:43:57-04:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Sending Off Summer in Style

By Ginger DeShaney Summer went out with a bang Saturday, Sept. 11, thanks to the Carson Beach Summer Send-Off. People of all ages gathered at the McCormack Bath House for a beautiful afternoon of fun and exploration. Several organizations came together to help South Boston say farewell to the season: Boston Harbor Now, National Park Service, National Park Foundation, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, City of Boston, Coalition for a Resilient and Inclusive Waterfront, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Piers Park Sailing Center, and Volo Sports. Boston Harbor Now works in collaboration with many organizations, said Jenn Meakem, community engagement specialist. So when they decided they had to do something at Carson Beach at the end of the summer, they reached out to groups [...]

29 08, 2021

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates O’Connor Way Senior Housing

2021-08-29T11:28:06-04:00August 29th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Ribbon Cutting Celebrates O’Connor Way Senior Housing

Boston Mayor Kim Janey cut the ribbon on O’Connor Way Senior Housing Wednesday afternoon to officially welcome home its residents.  “Whenever I can cut a ribbon on new housing, or housing that’s affordable, or housing that is for seniors, it is a wonderful day in the city of Boston,” the mayor said. “We’re really excited to be here today,” Donna Brown, executive director of the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, said in her opening remarks. “We completed this project in December and we have not been able to celebrate until now.” O’Connor Way, which boasts 46 units of affordable housing for the elderly, was developed on vacant land donated by the Boston Housing Authority. The project was spearheaded through a partnership of the South Boston [...]

14 05, 2021

Manufacturing a Good Time: Castle Island Brewing Co. Set to Open Southie Location

2021-05-14T19:13:10-04:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Manufacturing a Good Time: Castle Island Brewing Co. Set to Open Southie Location

By Ginger DeShaney With his Castle Island Brewing Co. set to open a new location this summer in South Boston’s Cole-Hersee building, Adam Romanow has come full circle.  “I’ve always wanted to be in Southie,” said Romanow, founder and president of the brewing company. “I’ve been living in Southie for 13 years now. I’ve got some history with the neighborhood.” Adam’s grandfather, Allan Romanow, started Romanow Container in Southie, and his great-grandfather, Leo Mayer, started Cole-Hersee. “I always had the dream of bringing some manufacturing back to South Boston,” Adam said. “With a name like Castle Island, it seemed like it would be a great fit.” Adam named his company after his favorite place in the city: “I love it there. That’s my happy place.”  [...]

25 03, 2021

National Medal of Honor Day Recognized at Medal of Honor Park, Today at 11:30 a.m.

2021-03-25T07:13:38-04:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on National Medal of Honor Day Recognized at Medal of Honor Park, Today at 11:30 a.m.

Boston to Recognize National Medal of Honor Day in Advance of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Unprecedented Fourth Convention in Boston in September 2021 Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Kim Janey, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch and MOH Recipient and Massachusetts resident Capt. Thomas G. Kelley, USN Ret., will gather for a short speaking program and flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate National Medal of Honor Day, which every March 25 designated by Congress honors the Recipients of the Medal of Honor. Also expected to attend are Thomas Hudner, son of late MOH Recipient Thomas J. Hudner Jr., and Paul Monti, father of late MOH Recipient Jared C. Monti. This event will also recognize the upcoming return to Boston in September of many of the 69 living Medal of [...]

22 01, 2021

L Street Station Approved

2021-01-22T10:47:54-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on L Street Station Approved

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (the BPDA) granted approval for a mixed-use redevelopment of the original Edison Power Plant site.  Everyone now residing in South Boston is familiar with the power plant’s massive structure and stacks, which tower over the intersection of L/Summer and First Streets and are painted in shades of brown and pink.  The site’s first groundbreaking took place 122 years ago in 1898.  After a century of supplying electric power (coal-fired for decades), including occasional peak load shaving most recently, the Edison complex was mothballed 15 years ago, is still inaccessible to the public, and will need some environmental remediation. The approved redevelopment project is formally called “L Street Station”; it’s specifically located at the address “776 Summer Street”, and extends [...]

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