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Traffic/Parking Advisory

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DCR Traffic & Parking Advisory: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Race for Research

On Sunday, April 26th, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close William J. Day Boulevard in South Boston to all traffic to accommodate the Multiple Myeloma Race for Research on William J.

Let's celebrate! It's National Pretzel Day - April 26th

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Who doesn't love a pretzel?

Be it a twist, rod, stick, soft or hard, pretzels have been pleasing tastebuds for centuries.  So let's celebrate the pretzel and all its goodness!

Pretzel facts:

  • Pennsylvania is the center of American pretzel production for both the hard crispy and the soft bread

Some thoughts on gentrification

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Written by Brian Culkin

One of the difficulties in discussing gentrification is its status, not as a 'thing' that can be sensed and touched, but rather as an ideology. Yes of course, you can certainly see the reality of a new luxury condominium development taking over a former grammar school, but

Sneak a peek at 453 East Sixth Street

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Just on the market - take a peek at this single family located at 453 East Sixth Street. Everything is updated an in excellent condition, 2 bedrooms, living room, family room also could be 3rd bedrooms, 2.5 baths,  and 2 decks.  Price is $649,000 Check out a sampling of photos below.

Beautify Southie's Parks and Beaches

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Park Serve Day will take place on Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Farragut Park.

Volunteers will work on the park, baseball field and softball field to help prepare Farragut for the summer season.  There will be a BBQ after and all are welcome.

Taste of South Boston

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Eat, drink and be merry!

Get your taste buds ready!  The 13th Annual Taste of South Boston takes place on Sunday, April 12 at 6pm.  Featuring over 30 of Southie's best restaurants, eateries, and specialty food shops, attendees will get to sample some amazing culinary delights.  Another bonus?

Street Cleaning begins this week!

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It's baaaack!

It’s that time of year again! Birds are chirping.  It’s staying light out later and the big yellow street sweeper will be cleaning your neighborhood streets.  So be warned, parking restrictions associated with street cleaning begins this week. 

If you are parked on the wrong side of

Fun Facts about Easter

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When did the resurrection of Christ transform into the Easter Bunny?

  • The exchange of eggs for Easter dates back to a springtime custom older than Easter itself in which eggs were given as a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.
  • Easter’s name is actually derived from a Goddess named Eastre.

Easter Mass Schedule for South Boston

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Celebrate Easter in church.  Here is list of the Easter Mass schedule:

Saint Brigid Parish, Gate of Heaven Parish, St. Monica-St. Augustine
On Easter Sunday - April 5th:
6:02 AM Sunrise Mass at Castle Island
8:00AM Mass at Saint Brigid Church
9:00AM Mass at Gate of Heaven Church
9:30AM Mass at St.

The Scoop on Poop Part II

Written by Peter Gailunas: An Addendum to Dog Poop: Stop right there!  If you haven’t read “The Scoop on Dog Poop”, read it first.  

Okay, if you are continuing to read, I’m assuming that you have in fact read it.

Looking for a job? SB Farmers Market Manager

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The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC) is looking for an outgoing individual who is interested in agriculture, food, and community to manage the South Boston Farmers Market (SBFM) this season. The Market Manager is the go-to person for community partners, farmers, producers,

Some more thoughts about "Umbrellagate"

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Written by Heather Foley

Things You Should Worry About Before You Get Your Panties In A Twist Over Rainbow Umbrellas

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade has come and gone.  Two LGTB groups marched without incident, and I assumed the parade had officially ushered in a new era of inclusion.

Get your motor running!

World of Wheel's rolls into the Seaport World Trade Center this weekend.  

Expect the event to be full of tricked out hot rods, leather clad and tattoo covered attendees, and celebrities from reality television and New England Patriots Cheerleaders.  

Shows highlights:

  • Peyton List “Emma Ross”

5 Gold Medal Boston Events

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Written by H. Louise Messinger

After last month’s meeting at Condon School, I can’t help but wonder- if the games do come- how Boston might make the Olympics our own? Here are a few events we might look forward to:

  • Opening Ceremonies: The parade may need to be cut short, and all after-parties

Gay Umbrellas - Not on his watch!

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Is Brian Mahoney that stupid?  In a column written in this week's edition of South Boston Today (or as we like to call it South Boston 1974), Mahoney - the Allied War Veterans Council Commander -  actually printed in black and white, that when Boston Pride applied to march in the 2015 St.

The Scoop on Poop

Written by Peter Gailunas

It has become apparent in my neighborhood that people are tired of dog poop.

The Green Carnation

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Written by Tara M. Kerrigan

For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day elicits a hodgepodge of images: beer and whiskey, corned beef and cabbage. Bagpipes, parades, saints, snakes, pagans, Christians (maybe not), but certainly four leaf clovers.

For me, one sole image pops to mind: the unsightly green

The Case of the Missing Mailman

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"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

Well….maybe not during the winter of 2015.  There is a buzz around town wondering, "Has anyone seen the mailman?"  On twitter, people are in search of their mail with