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We are thankful- Southie Shout-Out!

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Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all we have and for living in a community as awesome as South Boston.  Foodie's Market and the South Boston Community Health Center Food Pantry are two amazing neighbors making our community a little bit stronger.  

"Foodie's Markets gives to our local


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St. Monica's Thanksgiving

Veterans Day - The Scoop

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It's Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11th!   Originally known as Armistice Day to honor the living veterans of World War 1, Veterans Day has transformed into a holiday that celebrates all those who served their country.  Make sure to thank a veteran! 

The VFW Post 561 - Thomas J.

Give Blood!

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The family of local Southie legend and City Councilor Jimmy Kelly are hosting the Fourth Annual Jimmy Kelly Memorial Blood Drive on Saturday November  8th from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the South Boston Catholic Academy Gym located at 866 East Broadway (O & Broadway).

You can walk in to donate or you

Open House - 389 K Street

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Magic words - with parking!
Just on the market - take a peek at this single family located at 389 K Street.  4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1876 sq ft, 1block from Carson Beach, not 1 but 2 parking spaces!  Open house Sunday, November 9th 1:15pm to 3: 15 pm.

If you can't make open house and would like to

DIY Last Minute Southie Inspired Halloween Costumes

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Winter is coming!  Dress up as the dreaded Southie parking spot saver.  Put an orange traffic cone on your head.  Wear a trash barrel or carry a beach chair.  Stay in one spot and refuse to move until spring.

#7 Bus Commuter.  Wear a power suit and a pair of white New Balance sneakers.

What your costume says about you.

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Written by Heather Foley

Halloween is on a Friday this year, so you know what that means – PARTAY!  Over the years Halloween has morphed from one night of neighborhood children begging for food to a month of grown ass adults acting like children, boozy, sloppy children.

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.