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Congrats to Kathy Lafferty from the SBNH

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New Executive Director of the "Ollie"

A letter from Kathy:

Dear Friends,

I am so excited to begin a new position here at the South Boston Neighborhood House as Executive Director.

When did Southie become Allston?

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Written by Peter Gailunas

We’ve all heard of Allston Christmas, right?  You know when the new residents/students of the area are moving in/out and then abandon “gifts” like couches, dressers and bad artwork.  For the past few years, I’ve noticed that Southie also has its own Christmas.  

I once

Southie Help Wanted

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Get a job! 

Local favorite The Cranberry Cafe is looking for a full-time person for kitchen help including weekends.  This fast moving breakfast and lunch cafe would prefer someone with kitchen experience, professional and hardworking.  

Anyone interested should email Marissa at

CIS Instagram Challenge

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Written by Heather Foley

Did you know we’re on Instagram?  It’s true, we are!  You can find us at caughtinsouthie, if you’re not following us yet get on it!  And if you’re not even on Instagram yet what the heck are you waiting for?  We love Instagram!  We love posting pics of our favorite Southie

My thoughts on driving like an a-holes in Southie

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Written by Peter Gailunas

After reading Heather’s post http://www.caughtinsouthie.com/feature/driving-aholes about driving like a-holes in Southie which I agree with 100%, it inspired me to elaborate on a few more ways that people drive like jerks in our neighborhood.

Causing gridlock:
Nothing

Ashley Madison Excuses

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Written by Heather Foley

My condolences if your name was part of the recent Ashley Madison hacking debacle.  I may not agree with cheating on your significant other, but I certainly don’t believe that cheating warrants your personal information being shared online and a good internet shaming,

Summer Bucket List - August 21st

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Emily Waterfield

Explore
Soak up the sun! Spend the day outdoors exploring the Boston Harbor Islands. If you haven’t checked them out yet, be sure to spend some time at this South Boston gem before the summer ends.

Driving like A*holes

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Written by Heather Foley

I spend a decent amount of time driving around the mean streets of South Boston, and during that time I’ve made a few observations.  One of these observations is that people drive like a-holes.  And like, a lot of people.

3rd Annual Bombshells Against Breast Cancer

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Think Pink

Buy a ticket for the Bombshells Against Breast Cancer Event to help support the Ellie Fund on Wednesday, August 26th from 6pm-8pm!  Sip craft beer, wine & spirits, enjoy food from MJ's menu, and party on the NEW PATIO at MJ O'Connor's Waterfront with special guests including Caught in

Tiny Houses in the Woods

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Written by Emily Waterfield

Are you sick of city living? Fed up with the daily grind? Tired of constantly being plugged in? Well, we just may have a solution for you! Meet Getaway, the first ever startup to come out of Harvard University’s Innovation Lab, designed to introduce the concept of “tiny

5th Annual Beach Bash and Splash

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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

The forecast for today is perfect for the beach!   To celebrate the summer on one of the cleanest urban beaches in the nation, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is hosting 500 kids from the Boston area at a good old fashioned beach party and cookout today from 11am-1pm at

Name that puppy!

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BPD needs your help!

Maybe traditional like Fido or Benji?  Or name a little more trendy like Brady or Cooper?  The Boston Police Department has a new 9 week-old Belgian Shepard who is need of name.  

According to police, the puppy will be trained for patrol and explosive ordinance detection

In Defense of UBER

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Written by Peter Gailunas

You missed the boat, cabbies.  It’s a perfect example of a little too little, a little too late.  Now cab companies are running to local politicians to bail them out since UBER has swooped into town and capitalized on a need - a desperate need.

Kiteboarding in Southie

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WOO Sports

Would you be surprised to learn that Pleasure Bay aka “the Lagoon” in Southie is a global hot spot for kiteboarding?  Thanks to the flat waters and ideal wind coming from Boston Harbor, kiters from all over the world come to Pleasure Bay.   It was here at this very South Boston

Summer Bucket List

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Emily Waterfield

As the dog days of summer come to an end, what better way to take advantage of the beautiful weather than by celebrating everything that Southie has to offer!

Look before you park

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parking/driving restriction on Day Boulevard

Attention Southie - look before you park this weekend.  The DCR announced a traffic and parking restriction for Day Boulevard for this weekend. 

Here are the details:
There will be no parking on Day Boulevard from I Street to the Farragut Statue at East

The Family Friendly Beach

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Written by Sean Barrett

If you are a resident of South Boston, you may have been aware of the mayor’s initiative to create a family friendly beach inside of the L Street Bath House. My stomach turned when the mayor announced his plan to make the M street side “family friendly” -  and not because

Is it hot enough for ya?

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Southie Beach

On this very hot summer's day, we thought we’d share with you this great photo from Boston City Archives.  Marine Park Beach in 1907 was like the M Street Beach of 2015 - the hottest place in Southie and packed with hotties.  

Goes to show you, the more things change, the more they

National Night Out

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Tuesday, August 4th

National Night Out! Come meet Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner Evans at a special neighborhood event on Tuesday, August 4th at Moakley Park (next to the Ollie near the rotary) from 6pm-9pm.

There will be kids activities, give-aways, face painting, Simon Says, music

5 DIY Garden Projects

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Written by Danielle Hegedus 

I love summer gardens. There’s nothing like heading into your own backyard to gather fresh, ripe vegetables to create delicious meals.

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