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Friendsgiving Themes (or any excuse to have a party! )

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Written by Heather Foley

You can bet your ass that if I had any friends I would throw one hell of a Friendsgiving.  There would be plenty of food and booze, merriment, hijinks, bonding, and of course a kick ass theme.  I LOVE a theme and think Friendsgiving is the perfect time to bust one out.

Gift Uncommon: Southie Style

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Written by Heather Foley

Holiday shopping can be hard.  You want to buy the people you care about the perfect gift, you want to support local business, you want to avoid holiday shopping madness, and you don’t want to spend the entire holiday season shopping.  I get it, and Gift Uncommon gets it.

Crash Course: Online Shopping 101

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Written by Mairead McGonagle

‘Tis the season for online shopping! The holidays are just around the corner which means lots of time spent gifting for others and, okay, maybe yourself.


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Written by Heather Foley

We casually mentioned Friendsgiving in our newsletter last week and OMG we have gotten a million questions since.  We didn’t know so many people would want to know more about Friendsgiving but since we’re all about giving the people what they want, here are the basics!

South Boston Catholic Academy News

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Check out what these third graders are up to! 

The Third Graders from South Boston Catholic Academy recently went to the Commonwealth Museum.  They thoroughly enjoyed voting for classmates in “Guilty or Innocent”? and “Were my rights violated?”   Getting a taste of factory life for children

A Silver Anniversary for the Laboure Christmas House Tour

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Be Inspired

This December marks the 25th annual Laboure Christmas House Tour of South Boston. Hosted by Catholic Charities, this important fundraiser features homes in South Boston decorated for Christmas by local designers.


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St. Monica's Thanksgiving

Caught Composting in Southie!

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Written by Mairead McGonagle

If you’ve ever wanted an easy, impactful way to make the world a better place, composting is the way to go. Jamaica Plain-based Bootstrap Compost is Boston’s premier, year-round residential & commercial food scrap pick-up service.

Respect the mustache!

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It's Movember

It’s that time of year again!   Facial hair begins to show up on some of the cleanest cut faces.  It’s Movember and people are growing mustaches to support and raise awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer.  Southie resident and UMass Boston Professor Dave Levy will be one of

A Night for Stephanie

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Friday, November 13th

Anyone who knew Stephanie “Lovey” Uftring knew how she could light up up a room with her personality. She was outgoing, kind, and loads of fun.  Last fall, Stephanie lost her battle with colon cancer and it was a dark day in South Boston to lose such a bright light. 

Veterans Day

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How you can thank a vet!

Veterans Day is next week on Wednesday, November 11th, and to help thank our veterans and show our support there are two great local initiatives to do just that!

Go Green:
Show your support for veterans by lighting up a green light bulb in your home in a visible spot from

MBTA Census

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We know taking the MBTA can be a less than pleasurable experience.  With overcrowding, unreliable schedules and let’s not even bring up Snowmageddon 2015, the MBTA needs your participation in a new census.  The results of this census will help with future service so fingers crossed!

Parking Crazy

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Parking IS an issue.  A big, fat, giant issue! 

On Monday, Garrett Quinn from Boston Magazine wrote a piece about South Boston and our crazy obsession with parking - .  Actually he wrote “a mind-numbingly dumb obsession with parking.”  (Yes, Southie, he called us dumb.) He went on

Caught in Southie: Wally the Green Monster

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coming to town on Halloween!  

The O’Brien family from Southie is one lucky family.  They recently won a Red Sox Twitter photo contest and their prize is trick or treating with Wally the Green Monster!

SBYHL Learn to Skate

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Calling all kids!

South Boston Youth Hockey League is happy to announce the return of the Learn to Skate program! Under the direction of SBYHL legend Teddy Cunniff, this program teaches children the fundamentals of ice skating. There is also a Learn to Play Hockey option. 

Cost is $250 and

DIY Last Minute Southie Inspired Halloween Costumes

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#7 Bus Commuter.  Wear a power suit and a pair of white New Balance sneakers.  Don't your smart phones and ear buds.  Wear a backpack everywhere you go, hit people with it and refuse to apologize or even acknowledge your complete lack of human decency.

National Food Day

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South Boston Farmers Market

Celebrate National Food Day and the end of an amazing season at the South Boston Farmers Market!  The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC), sponsor of the South Boston Farmers Market, are holding a special celebration on Monday, October 26th. 


History of Washington Village

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in South Boston

We are sure you saw the post about a giant new development project potentially being built near Andrew Square.  Boston developer Core Investments Inc.


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