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Dry Run: Temporary Pool Closure Can’t Stop These Swimmers

By |February 20th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|

By Ginger DeShaney  The swim team at the Edgerley Family Boys & Girls Club South Boston has been working out and practicing ... without a pool.  And while that’s been a challenge -- along with [...]

Smoothie Operators: OTEN Celebrates Successful First Year

By |February 18th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|

 By Ginger DeShaney “Everything we do comes from the heart,” Denisse Tejada said as On The Edge Nutrition (OTEN) celebrated its one-year anniversary in South Boston last Saturday. “It’s heart work; it’s not hard work,” [...]

For the love of cookies: Southie woman turns baking hobby into a business

By |February 11th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|

By Ginger DeShaney The timing was perfect for Katie Rausch. Just as she was turning 30 years old (Feb. 5), she transformed her baking hobby into a business.  “I’m entering a new decade with a [...]

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Girl Power! Ollie Group Focuses on Skill Building, Leadership

By |February 5th, 2021|Categories: Education, Featured, Lifestyle|

By Ginger DeShaney Callie Eastman knows something about leadership. Through South Boston Neighborhood House’s Girls Group, she’s had training.   “It’s very important to learn about leadership,” said the 14-year-old South Boston resident. ”If you don’t [...]

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Cafe Polonia Reopens: Polish Restaurant Under New Management After Hiatus

By |January 30th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Lifestyle|

By Ginger DeShaney After an almost year-long hiatus, Cafe Polonia is open again! The famed South Boston Polish restaurant is under new management with a pair of hard-working Polish brothers at the helm: Marcin, 32, [...]

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After-School Special: Boys & Girls Club Program Provides Some Normalcy

By |January 23rd, 2021|Categories: Education, Featured, Happenings|

By Ginger DeShaney The kids in the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club after-school program are part of something special … especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We’re in this thing together. We’re a [...]

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Southie Student Finds His Posse: Thomas White Earns Prestigious Leadership Scholarship

By |January 14th, 2021|Categories: Education, Featured|

By Ginger DeShaney Thomas White is the epitome of South Boston: hard-working, civic-minded, community-driven, and determined to make a difference. And he will be bringing those Southie qualities to Bucknell University next fall as a [...]

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Get in the Habit! Longtime Southie boutique keeps neighborhood fashionable

By |January 12th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Lifestyle|

By Ginger DeShaney When Pam Santorelli opened her boutique Habit at 703 E. Broadway almost 15 years ago, she received amazing support from the neighborhood.  “There was a lot of positive energy. We had a [...]

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The Art of Giving: Local Woman Uses Her Talent to Help Others 

By |January 8th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Lifestyle|

By Ginger DeShaney Erica Hagler Erica Hagler uses her superpowers for good.  The South Boston artist has a passion for employing her talent to give back to the community. “If you have a [...]

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