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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

Coat drive - Help out!

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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.  As you begin to pull out your cold weather gear over the next few weeks

Grave Situation in Southie

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What is it about Halloween that make cemeteries that much spookier?  Maybe it's the bare tree branches that line them or the fact that night falls so early in late October.  It's the time of year when you call cemeteries graveyards and you wonder - is that place haunted?
 

South Boston has two -

Caught in Southie Classifieds - Job Posting

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Recruiting Associate
Orbis Data Solutions Inc is currently seeking recruiters to join their expanding team. This is an opportunity to come in at the ground floor of a rapidly growing company servicing the exciting Life Sciences sector.

Patches the cat has been found!

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After being missing since Sunday evening from her home on East Broadway between L and M Street, Patches the Cat has returned! IThank you to all those who help spread the word.  Patches returned home by herself and is being very closed lipped regarding here whereabouts for the last five days.

Happy 50th UMass Boston!

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Happy Anniversary UMass Boston!  To celebrate the University of Massachusetts 50th Anniversary, Campus on the Common will take place on Tuesday, October 7th from noon to 5:30pm on Boston Common. 

This fun and free event will feature a series of "TED Talk-like Tent Talks as well as live

Get your animals blessed on Sunday

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In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, the Gate of Heaven and St. Brigids Parish is hosting a blessing of the animals on Sunday, October 5th at 1pm.  Bring your pet by to be blessed. 

Meet in the Gate of Heaven courtyard on I Street. 

Leo the cat is missing!

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Leo has gone missing from the neighborhood of West Fourth near E Street.  He is an orange and white mancoon cat.  He recently was injured and walks with a limp. 

If you see Leo or have any information of his whereabouts, kindly call Clara at 508-542-2360.

Keep your eyes open for Putters too -

Have you seen Putters? Missing Cat Reward

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Putters went missing from the neighborhood of Marine Road between K and L on September 9th.  Putters is an all black cat that weighs approximately 15 pounds.  If you have seen Putters, please call 401-829-1869.   A $500 reward has been offered.

Southie Nostalgia: The Bug House

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Written by Maureen Dahill

I remember the Bug House down on West Broadway near the corner F Street.  Officially it was called Broadway Cinema but everyone called it the Bug House.

Traffic/Parking Advisory

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DCR Traffic & Parking Advisory: Susan G. Komen

On Sunday, September 28th, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close William J. Day Boulevard in South Boston to all traffic to accommodate the Susan G. Komen race on William J. Day Boulevard.

Southie Observation of the Week

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For almost two weeks, the 7 Day Resident Parking Pilot Program has been in effect in City Point.  The hope is that it will free up much needed parking spots for neighborhood residents.  Has it been helping the parking situation?  The jury is still out on that. 

What we did notice is the electronic

Totes Ma Goats

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Looking around the neighborhood these days, it looks like we could use some goats in South Boston.  Yes, that's right, goats.  We know you've noticed the large bushes growing out from lots and pushing out onto the streets.

Girl Power! Free self defense classes for girls

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free self defense classes for girls

South Boston Neighborhood House Girls Group and Ultimate Self-Defense are joining forces to make sure that our girls become strong and self confident young women.  Beginning September 18th, self defense and martial art classes will be offered from 6pm-7pm at the

Art, music and more - Soul Possibilites

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Fourth Presbyterian Church (340 Dorchester Street) is taking registrations for its winter session classes for the art and music program Soul Possibilities.  Not only will this program include productions of the The Music Man and The Pajama Game, it will also feature the following:

 

 

  • piano

Vietnam Memorial - Sunday, September 14th

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If you forget my death, I died in vain

The South Boston Vietnam Memorial 33th Anniversary happens on Sunday, September 14th.  This memorial can be found at  M Street Park. Everyone listed on the monument had come to the park sometime during their childhood.

Calling all kids - Ben's Beginner Contest!

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written by Christina Catucci

Next week Uncle Ben is coming to Boston! The popular rice corporation Uncle Ben’s U.S.A has a five-city tour in which kids are encouraged to take on the role of chef, and Boston happens to be stop number two on the list. Sportello in Fort Point will be hosting.

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