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DIY Last Minute Southie Inspired Halloween Costumes

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Winter is coming!  Dress up as the dreaded Southie parking spot saver.  Put an orange traffic cone on your head.  Wear a trash barrel or carry a beach chair.  Stay in one spot and refuse to move until spring.

#7 Bus Commuter.  Wear a power suit and a pair of white New Balance sneakers.

What your costume says about you.

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Written by Heather Foley

Halloween is on a Friday this year, so you know what that means – PARTAY!  Over the years Halloween has morphed from one night of neighborhood children begging for food to a month of grown ass adults acting like children, boozy, sloppy children.

Mayor Tom Menino - RIP

News & Politics

For those of you who wish to pay your respects to Mayor Menino

From the City of Boston:

Flowers and mementos may be left in City Hall, inside the main City Hall entrance (City Hall Plaza side).
Condolence books will be located in all neighborhood libraries ( and community

Weekend Picks - Halloween Weekend

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Kids in costumes eat free the week of Halloween at Salvatore's (225 Northern Ave.) in the Seaport District.  Stop by October 27th - November 1st and enjoy!  Kids  - no dining alone - you must be accompanied by an adult making a qualified purchase - or the deal is off! 

Social Wines (52

Open Studios South Boston this weekend

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Every fall, on the first weekend of November, the artists and craftspeople of South Boston open their doors to share their work and their studios with the community. This year, dozens of  artists in The Distillery building, along with Gallery 555 and Kings Terminal, invite you to experience their

That's corny!

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National Candy Corn Day

Southie Shout-out to Jennifer Roberts - One of Us

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November's issue of Boston Magazine features a beautifully written story by Jennifer Roberts about growing up in Southie in the 1980's.  Her feelings of isolation, confusion, and shame are captured articulately in her own words, in an essay about living in a tight-knit Irish neighborhood.  "I was a

The New Modern

shopping & style

Featuring clean and modern colors, textures and shapes from South Boston boutiques.  Shot on location at West Square Apartments

Photography by Joel Benjamin

Hair/Makeup: Kathleen Schiffmann/Anchor Artists

Model: Elizabeth Nylander/Maggie Inc.

Theory Top, $38, Closet Connection (553 East

Free Self Defense Classes at Ultimate Self Defense!

Health & Wellness

Kick ass!   Ultimate Self Defense (12 B Street) is offering free self defense classes on Tuesday, October 28th from 6pm-7pm.  Learn some self defense moves and get a great work out too.  The classes are free and are being offered to for breast cancer and domestic violence awareness. 

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Hang onto your scally caps - Southie comes to primetime this fall.

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The McCarthys - a sitcom about a lovable Irish-Catholic family that lives in South Boston is on Thursdays at 9:30pm on CBS.  Here's the premise:  The McCarthy are lifelong Southie residents that all live within blocks of one another (just like my family) but spend most of their time in their

Week of October 27th


Coat Drive! Jill Magner - a local professional organizer - will be running a coat drive to benefit Family Aid Boston & Friends of Boston's Homeless, both great organizations that help homeless men, woman and children throughout the city.

Some spooky ideas

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for Halloween