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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.

Have you seen Putters? Missing Cat

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Putters has gone missing from the neighborhood of Marine Road between K and L.  Putters is an all black cat that weighs approximately 15 pounds.  If you have seen Putters, you can email us at


In defense of tipping

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Opinion piece by Maureen Dahill

Last week, I innocently posted and tweeted an observation: I am shocked and must say disappointed in the amount of people I see not leaving a tip when they buy coffee at #Southie coffee shops.  This stirred up quite a conversation.

Welcome to Southie - a blog by Heather Foley

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Welcome to the neighborhood!  No, really, I mean it, welcome my new friends.  I know you’re still settling in but I hope you get to take some time this week to wander around and soak up the beauty of our little hamlet.

Traffic/Parking Advisory

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DCR Traffic & Parking Advisory: Ovarian Cancer 5K

On Sunday, September 7th, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close William J. Day Boulevard in South Boston to all traffic to accommodate the National Ovarian Cancer 5K on William J. Day Boulevard.

"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

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.