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Independence Day - A tribute to our Nation, U.S. Veterans

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God Bless America

On July 4, 1776, a small band of determined patriots announced that we were a people with equal rights, free to worship and to think and live as we please, in an open society.  It was a controversial declaration at that time and unprecedented.

Goodbye Miss Harriet

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Enjoy your retirement

After 38 years of dedicated service - Harriet Sylvestrie - better know as Miss Harriet to most will be retiring. Whether you've had her as a teacher for Tiny Tots or see her friendly face at the Curley Rec Center, make sure to stop by the Curley Recreation Teen Center on

Snow Melt Challenge

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It’s still lingering

Believe it or not, there is a snow mound still hanging around in Southie!  After a brutal winter, there is still dirty snow at the snow farm on Tide Street.  How long do you think it will last?  Well, Mayor Marty Walsh is making a contest out of it.

Help Wanted in Southie

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Are you looking for a job?

Friendship Party for Billie Jo Rogers-Ryan

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Come on out and show your support, Southie!

Billie Jo Rogers- Ryan was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer in December 2013. It has been a tough fight over the past year and a half for Billie Jo, along with her husband Dan, 5-year-old daughter Isabella, parents Donna and Gary, and her brother

Harry McDonough Sailing - Summer Kick-off

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Kick off the summer! 

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

Family Friendly Beach

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Kicks off on Saturday, June 20th

Calling all families!  Mayor Marty Walsh announced that the M Street entrance of the L - aka Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) Curley Community Center will be a family friendly beach. Families will have access to restrooms, picnic tables with umbrellas,

The Condon School in Southie

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Proud to be American

The entire James F. Condon School community - totaling 800 students and 90 staff/faculty - joined together to celebrate Flag Day this week!  The celebration included a performance by The Condon Elite Choir and a Flash Mob dance.  Balloons were also released into the sky  to

Watch Team USA with Mayor Walsh!

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USA!  USA!

Back by popular demand! Last year, Mayor Walsh hosted two soccer viewing parties, which turned out to be a major success for all of Boston's sports enthusiasts. This year with the Boston Breakers, the City's professional women's soccer team,​ ​Mayor Walsh will be hosting a viewing party

Southie Shout-out to the L Street Running Club

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The L Street Running Club is gearing up for their annual Jim Kane 5K on Thursday, July 16th. 

Theresa Cidlevich along with fellow members of the L Street Running club is seen delivering a donation to the Gavin House. The Gavin House is a residential treatment program for adult men seeking to

Donny Higgins Memorial Street Hockey Tourney and Family Fun Day

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A perfect day!

You couldn’t have picked a more perfect way to honor Donny Higgins.  There were sunny skies, family and friends, smiles a plenty and a community coming together to remember.

Coffee talk with Mayor Marty Walsh

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The mayor will be in Southie on Wednesday, June 17th from 9:30am to 10:30am to chit chat and talk local issues at Sweeney Playground at 180 West Fifth Street.  City Hall to Go will also be there from 9am to 11am for all your civic needs like paying/disputing tickets, request birth certificates,

Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

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SB Boys & Girls Club

James Murrin will fight in the CES MMA XXIX

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Bring it on! 

Photography by Deborah McCarthy

If you’ve taken one of James Murrin’s fighter conditioning classes at Peter Welch’s Gym, than you know it’s an action-packed, no-nonsense 50 minutes of hard work led by one tough instructor.  It should be no surprise to find out that James is CES MMA

Hey Fort Point Channel - you're part of Southie!

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written by Peter Gailunas

We’ve suspected it for years.  Fort Point is trying to secede from South Boston.  On Wednesday evening the Fort Point neighborhood will reveal its new branding campaign with an installation of 20 new custom banners along Congress, Summer, Melcher and A Streets.

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

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Local Southie sixth grader Brian Miller is looking for recruits to play in the second annual "Wifflethon" on Thursday, June 18th 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

Buy a Brick! Help Support Medicine Wheel Productions

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Where else can you buy a piece of property in South Boston for $50?  Help support Medicine Wheel's common path at "No Man's Land" at Thomas Park by buying a brick - yes, a brick.

All you have to do is ask!

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New Hoops in Southie

It’s easy to be a cynic these days.  But every once and a while a little gem surfaces to remind us that underneath it all, people are genuinely good.  On Monday night, a a town hall style meeting with Mayor Marty Walsh,  Southie resident Phyllis Corbitt was upset that the

Southie Shout-Out to Joseph Weydt

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A big Southie Shout-out to Southie's own Joe Weydt who will be performing with the Boston Pops on Tuesday, June 2nd at Symphony Hall!  Joseph is graduating from Boston Latin School later this month and recently won the Fidelity Investments Young Artist Award.

The Island Store

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Sign of the times

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that The Island Store - located at the corner of N & Sixth - will be closing its doors.  Their last day in business will be Sunday, May 31st.

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