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"Don't hassle me I'm local" - a blog by Jeff Sullivan

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I was recently hanging out at the Playwright when when a group in their 30's asked my opinion on when one officially becomes  "Southie." I knew what they meant, but I wanted to dig a little deeper into their question.

"What exactly do you mean, 'when do you officially become 'Southie?'"

They went on

Calling all first-time homebuyers!

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Mass Bay Credit Union to host a special seminar!

Breathe Deep 5K for LUNGevity Foundation

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Register now for LUNGevity Foundation’s Breathe Deep Boston 5K Walk, set for Saturday, Nov. 1st, at DCR’s Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach in South Boston. Participants will walk to raise $250,000 for LUNGevity Foundation, which funds critical lung cancer research, including local research projects

ONEin3 House Party!

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Who doesn't love a house party? The 2014 ONEin3 Council wants you to come participate in the #HUBisHome House Party on Sunday August 24, 2014, at District Hall in the Southie Waterfront from 3:00pm-6:00pm.

The afternoon will be filled with fun activities that revolve around the housing market in

Tom the Cat is back!

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Tom - an adorable black and white cat that went missing this week from the neighborhood of F and West Fifth Street - is back!  Last night, he turned up at his door and his owners couldn't be happier.  As to where the heck Tom has been all week, only Tom knows that story!  

Thank you to everyone

Tax-Free Weekend - save some cash Southie!

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You've seen the commercials and heard the hoopla, it's tax free weekend in Massachusetts!  For you the consumer, it's the perfect excuse to buy some big ticket items and save a little cash.  And listen up Southie - you don't even need to leave town.

Southie Shout-out: Falmouth Road Race - Running for a Cause!

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Some local Southie residents are lacing up their sneakers and running the Falmouth Road Race this weekend for causes that are near and dear to their heart.  Chelsea Farrell is running along side with her dad and sister in honor of her uncle Mike who lost his battle with brain cancer just this past

Blurred Lines: It's all South Boston

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We've got a bee in our bonnet and it's about the name game of the South Boston neighborhoods.  It all began last week when Boston Magazine came out with their Best of Boston Awards issue and felt the need to separate two South Boston neighborhoods into separate categories: South Boston and Fort

Swim or paddle for Boston Harbor

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Swim & Paddle for Boston Harbor, a benefit for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, will take place on Saturday, Augusts 9th at 10am.  This one mile chip-timed competitive swim and Stand Up Paddleboard competition will take place at the Curley Recreation Center (M Street side) - which according to Save

Traffic/Parking Advisory

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DCR Traffic & Parking Advisory: Boston Triathlon

On Sunday, August 10th, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close William J. Day Boulevard in South Boston to all traffic to accommodate the Boston Triathlon on William J. Day Boulevard.

Southie Shout-out to Local Ladies Helping with Autism Awareness

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Southie girls Hailey Deady, Olivia Rose McCarthy and Kamryn O'Toole have an entrepreneurial spirit and big hearts.  They are hand-making bracelets and raising money for Autism.

T.E.A.M. Mentor Mixer at Lincoln

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Mix it up! South Boston T.E.A.M. (Together Engaging Adolescents Through Mentoring) wants you to help make our community a little bit stronger! South Boston T.E.A.M. is a mentoring program that matches caring adults with teens from South Boston. Matches will meet once a week for at least one year.

Happy 100th Birthday - Armando!

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Armando Guarino will turn 100 this week!   Help him celebrate a century of life at his birthday celebration on Tuesday, July 29th at 2pm at Compass on the Bay.  Stop by and wish him well!   Guarino has been a Southie resident since he emigrated from Italy many years ago!

#ParkinginSouthie a blog by Peter Gailunas

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Last night a group of concerned South Boston residents packed themselves into the cafeteria of the Tynan School to discuss parking in our neighborhood.  City Councilor Bill Linehan has proposed a 7 Day Resident Parking Pilot Program for the neighborhood of City Point.

Prep for a community meeting - the how-to's

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Written by Heather Foley - orignally published in 2011

Southie has been abuzz with community meetings lately.

It's National Hotdog Day - Celebrate in Southie!

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Hot Diggity Dog! It's the unofficial food of summer so celebrate it!  Whether you like it with mustard or ketchup, today is your perfect excuse to eat one!  It's National Hotdog Day and we are sharing our picks for the best hot dogs in Southie:

Sully's at Castle Island - legendary for over 60

Lottery for Community Gardens on A Street

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If you've driven, walked or biked on A Street lately, you may have notice a beautiful new park smack in the middle!  Not only does this new park have green space and a very cool play structure, it also offers eight community garden plots. 

Wouldn't it be nice to have your own little plot of land to

Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K - Get Ready to Run!

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On your mark, get set, go! Lace up your running sneakers and register for the Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5K.  This road race is a local favorite for not only its flat course along the water but for the party after the race too.