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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.

Seaport Strong - Greg Hill Foundation

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What's better than food, drink, sport celebrities, and an ocean view? How about if it's for a great cause! Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and The Greg Hill Foundation will host Seaport Strong – a benefit to support those tragically affected by Boston Marathon bombings.

Biting in Soccer - who knew? A blog by Heather Foley

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Congratulations Luis Suarez, you did it! You got me to pay attention to soccer.  I’ve spent my whole 28 years on this earth (shut up) convinced I could never ever find soccer the least bit interesting and then BOOM, you chomp on someone’s shoulder like it’s a turkey leg at a Renaissance Faire and

Watch the World Cup with Mayor Walsh!

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Have you been whipped up into the frenzy that is the World Cup?  If your answer is yes, maybe you can sneak away from work and watch USA vs. Belgium on Tuesday at 4pm.  Mayor Marty Walsh invites you to join him along with the New England Revolution to a viewing party.   Since everyon had a ball (a

Heather Foley talks with UFC fighter Forrest Griffin

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Forrest Griffin is one of the most recognizable faces in the UFC - and with good reason.  Hall of famer, champion, first ever winner of The Ultimate Fighter, The Ultimate Fighter coach, actor, author, and all around affable guy.  Even the most casual UFC fans know Forrest.  I sat down with

Harry McDonough Sailing - Summer Kick-off

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Help support a local institution, the Harry McDonough Sailing Center at Castle Island.  On Thursday, June 26th from 6pm-9pm, join Congressman Stephen Lynch, State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, State Rep Nick Collins and State Rep Dan Hunt, City Councilor Bill Linehan, City Councilor Michael

Open Hearts, Open Homes - fundraiser for Gavin Foundation

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One of the most unique South Boston events is the summertime fundraiser for the Gavin Foundation.  It begins with a swanky reception at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel ballroom at 5:30pm on Wednesday, June 25th.  At 7:30pm, guests head to various locations throughout South Boston - dining

M Street Beach Bro/Bra 101 - a blog

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Written by Heather Foley

Just a few years ago, I would walk over to M St. Beach if I wanted a quiet place to read and get away from it all.   Now, M St. Beach is slightly MTV Spring Break-y, and by “slightly” I mean “very.”  If you’ve been to M St.

It's Friday the 13th and it's a Full Strawberry Moon Tonight

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The combination of Friday the 13th plus a full strawberry moon means things might be a little crazier in Southie tonight.   This combo hasn't happened in over a decade and won't happen again until August, 13th 2049. 

The full moon is called a "strawberry" moon because it's strawberry season and is

Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch!

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The 10th Annual Taste of Fort Point Channel.  Leave your lunch at home because on Thursday, June 12th, from 12pm-1:30pm the Friends of Fort Point Channel will be hosting the Taste of Fort Point Channel at Children's Wharf Park on Fort Point Channel.

Let's hear it for the boys - SB Youth Lacrosse Instructional League

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South Boston Youth Lacrosse has a well-developed instructional program for boys ages 5-7. The boys concluded their season last Saturday with a surprise visit by former Major League Lacrosse star Chris Massey, who conducted a shooting demonstration, spoke to parents, and scrimmaged with the boys. 

Calling all kids - Play Ball and Buzz off Cancer! The Wifflethon!

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Local Southie fifth grader Brian Miller is looking for recruits to play in "Wifflethon" on Thursday, June 12th at 3pm in the South Boston Catholic Academy schoolyard.  As part of the Wifflethon - there will be wiffleball games and even wiffle haircuts* all to help raise funds for Ovarian Cancer