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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

Southie lost and found

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Are you missing a class ring?  A good neighbor found a 2014 MIT men's class ring near her car on I Street on Saturday.  If you are missing your ring, you can find it at the BPD station on 101 West Broadway - 617-343-4739.  

Good luck!

Southie talk - when do you give it up?

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A little topic of discussion for you to debate:

Is your orange cone still marking your territory or did you chuck your beach chair to free up your parking spot?  48 hours have come and gone since the last snow storm but clearly Southie residents are still saving spaces.

Southie and the South End - same thing right?

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Space saving in Southie has gone international.  Who knew that the good people of the the UK would find our parking habits so interesting.

The scoop on Lent

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The scoop on Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

It's Fat Tuesday, a hedonistic day to gorge yourself with food and drink before the kick-off of lent on Ash Wednesday so get it in today!

Southie Snomageddon Etiquette

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Since this is turning out to be a historic nightmare of a winter, we thought we'd offer up a lesson in etiquette for some Snomageddon-type issues that we've observed:

Share the road.  Motorists are now sharing the streets with pedestrians, which at times can get a little nerve wracking.

Need a spot? Where to park in #Southie during snowstorm

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We know!  It's not easy finding a spot before yet another blizzard.  Here are some places to park your car and find some peace of mind!

  • The Seaport Hotel has also opened up their garage to Southie residents $10 a day. Cars must leave the hotel garage by 9:00 am on Thursday January 29th.