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Calling all history buffs - help keep South Boston history alive!

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The CIA wants you! The Castle Island Association is looking for some new recruits!  This Saturday, April 26 at noon, the Castle Island Association is hosting a new volunteer information session inside Fort Independence.  You can also join and become a CIA member for $10.

Any type of volunteer

Beautify Southie's Parks and Beaches

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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) invites you to attend DCR’s 8th Annual Park Serve Day, Saturday April 26, 2014 at parks across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including South Boston.  Online registration is now open so make sure to sign up!

With the help of volunteers, DCR

Fun things to do with the kids this week!

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Here are some fun ideas for families this April Vacation:

Venture to the Museum of Fine Arts – they have a whole week packed with lots of fun and adventure for kids of all ages.  Explore the Museum’s Quilt and Color exhibit and then make artwork inspired by the objects you see!

M Street Park Scoop the Poop Day

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The cold and dark days of winter are almost gone.  If you've been up to M Street Park lately, you can see the "little gifts" left by dogs and owners turning a blind eye when no one was looking.  Let's get the park warm weather ready!

If you're a dog owner and would like to lend a hand picking up

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 20th:
5:55AM 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.

Concerned Southie neighbor is reaching out to woman in distress

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The following is a letter from a resident in the F Street neighborhood:

Hey, Caught in Southie!

I am not sure if you post things like this, so if you don't, no problem. But it's on my mind and you have contact with so many people in the neighborhood that I thought it might be worth asking.

On Thursday

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.

The Easter Bunny will be in Southie on Saturday!

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Here comes Peter Cottontail! St. Peter Academy is hosting a special morning with Peter Cottontail on Saturday, April 12th from 10am-12noon at the Iron Workers Hall (195 Old Colony Avenue). 

Get a professional photograph of your family with the Easter Bunny (included in the event cost), a

Team MR8 Fundraiser on Thursday, April 10th at the Playwright

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Sgt. Sean P Murphy, MSP (Ret.) will be running the Boston Marathon with Team MR8 - to help raise funds for the Martin Richard Charitable Foundation.  Help Sean reach his goal of $10,000 by supporting him at a fun-filled event at the Playwright (658 East Broadway) on Thursday, April 10th from

A Yuppie’s Guide to Community Involvement

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Written by Alissa Weintraub

Most young professionals in Southie have grown out of living in Allston, but still aren’t feeling grown up enough to be actively involved in the community. Here are some ways to get more connected to the city that fit a young urban professional’s lifestyle.

1. Have

5 Facts about Urban Property Management

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You want to retrofit the lights in the hallway with LED's? Need help tracking down that persistent leak? Shoveling your sidewalk or going green?  Contemplating if you should have earthquake or flood insurance?

Two best friends riding 100 miles for Best Buddies - help support Karen Regan & Debbie Dimaggio

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The dynamic duo of Karen Regan and Debbie Dimaggio have committed to cycling 100 miles from Southie to Hyannis port on May 31st for Best Buddies!  Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with all forms of intellectual disabilities. 

In order to

Southie Resident Darby Stott receives the Jimmy Fund's New Faces Award

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Darby Stott, a cancer patient and Jimmy Fund fundraiser, recently received a “New Faces” award at the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s third Annual Summit on Fundraising presented by WCVB-TV/Channel 5 Boston’s Pam Cross.

Stott was selected to be a 2013 New Faces award winner because

Hubway is back for the season!

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A new season begins April 2nd - share a bike and go green. To celebrate, enjoy free Boloco, Ben&Jerry's ice cream, 24-hour passes to Hubway, and more!  The free fun happens at New Balance Boston store at 583 Boylston Street from 12pm to 2pm on Wednesday, April 2nd.

During this time of going green

Have you seen me? Lost Dog in Southie

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Have you seen Isabella?  This Shitzu puppy leaves near I Street and is missing.  If you see her or know of her whereabouts, please contact Juliana at 857-313-0593.

Thank you! 

Street Cleaning begins this week!

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It's baaaak!

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 restriction associated with street cleaning begins this week. 

If you are parked on the wrong side of the

The SBYHL family shows love and support to the BFD family.

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Over 37 families gathered on a gloomy Sunday to spread some love and cheer and brighten the day of the Boston firefighters. 

What began as a simple gesture as a way for the South Boston Youth Hockey League to give thanks to the Boston firefighters, quickly blossomed into more than 100 people

A very special thank you from the BFD in South Boston

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To all the good people of South Boston,

Engine 2 and Ladder 19 (K Street) Engine 39, Ladder 18 and District 6 (D Street) would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support, kindness and love that we have received over the past several days. 

Whether you've dropped off food, cards, or stopped

Looking for preschool options for your little ones? We've got the scoop on two Southie programs!

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South Boston Catholic Academy is now accepting applications for a new curriculum based program supported by the Lynch Foundation for boys and girls age 2.9 years Learn, Play and Grow Together!  Please contact Mrs. Keohane with questions or to request an application.

The Inaugural Season - South Boston Youth Hockey League*

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The 2013-2014 youth hockey season had a new platform.  The Greater Boston Youth Hockey League was no more and the South Boston Youth Hockey League would be moving to the Valley.  New competition, new distances traveled and new challenges were ahead. 

SBYH has always been a strong program, but this