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Is it hot enough for ya?

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Southie Beach

On this very hot summer's day, we thought we’d share with you this great photo from Boston City Archives.  Marine Park Beach in 1907 was like the M Street Beach of 2015 - the hottest place in Southie and packed with hotties.  

Goes to show you, the more things change, the more they

National Night Out

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Tuesday, August 4th

National Night Out! Come meet Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner Evans at a special neighborhood event on Tuesday, August 4th at Moakley Park (next to the Ollie near the rotary) from 6pm-9pm.

There will be kids activities, give-aways, face painting, Simon Says, music

5 DIY Garden Projects

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Written by Danielle Hegedus 

I love summer gardens. There’s nothing like heading into your own backyard to gather fresh, ripe vegetables to create delicious meals.

A fish story! Caught in Southie!

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Holy mackerel!.....well, striped bass.

A new summer youth fishing program casted off on Saturday morning  at the Curley Recreation Center  K Street beach.  One lucky fisherman - Dominic - caught a 32 inch, 20 pound striped bass!  

“When it came out to the water, it was amazing!

How To Talk About Caitlyn Jenner And Not Sound Like An A**hole

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Written by Heather Foley

Did you know you can talk about Caitlyn Jenner without sounding like a complete turd?  It’s true!  You can even talk about her critically without sounding like a raging transphobe.  I swear!

Southie Shout-out

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Macdara Casper

Congratulations to Macdara Casper for being chosen to participate in the Mass Satellite Hockey Program USA /Sweden International Friendship Series! This event will take place in Stockholm, Sweden from August 13th - August 21st.  

Macdara qualified for this team, not just for his

Remembering Amy Lord

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Written by Christine Fennelly

Today is Amy Lord's anniversary. Two years ago a 24 year-old vibrant, educated, loved and beloved young woman was brutally and mercilessly kidnapped from our community and murdered.

Sadly, there are too many deaths in our city to count.

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

South Boston Honors Our Veterans and their Families

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Remember our veterans

Members of the Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post #561 (Veterans of Foreign Wars), replaced wreaths at Heroes Squares throughout South Boston. 

"South Boston doesn't forget our veterans and those that have sacrificed so much for our nation," said Ed Flynn, commander of the veterans

tradr - sell your stuff!

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tradr, a Tinder-like app for buying or selling used and homemade goods locally is coming to Boston! 

The hottest new (free!) app in Boston is being launched from the Harvard Innovation lab this summer, and you’re going to want to check it out! tradr is an interactive social platform, designed to

Southie Goat

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yes, that’s right, goat.

We’ve had all sorts of wildlife in Southie.  We’ve had coyotes, turkeys, skunks, bald eagles, hawks and how can we forget the Southie Deer?  Well, now we have a goat.  

The goat’s name is Tom Brady and he will spend his summer living in Southie most likely eating grass

Renew Boston Free Workshop!

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Go Green!

Renew Boston the initiative to help you save energy and money is hosting a special workshop for home & property owners on Thursday, July 16th fro 6pm to 7:30pm at the South Boston Public Library - 646 East Broadway.  

Here’s the scoop: 

  • Discounts on insulation: 90% off – up to $3,000

Hot stuff!

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Salute for our Heroes! 

Looking to spice up your week?  Attend the Salute for Our Heroes event on Wednesday, July 15th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at MJ O’Connors (27 Columbus Ave.).  A handful of Greater Boston's finest first responders were carefully selected to be auctioned off in our first live-date

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.

Spirit of '76

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in Southie

The Lee kids are some serious history buffs.  In particular, the Revolutionary War - which is fitting since they live a half a block away from Dorchester Heights at Thomas Park.  In case you flunked American History, Dorchester Heights in South Boston is the spot where the Minutemen,

Southie Shoutout - Hub Church

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This week, a Hub Church South Boston hosted a team of 13 from Manchester, Tennessee who came on a missions trip to serve the people of South Boston.  The team helpd to beautify the Monsignor Powers Apartment complex at 120 L Street by landscaping the open area facing L St.

The Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge

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Dogs may fly! 

The Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge, Eastern Regional Championships will take place on Friday, July 10th 9am-5:30pm and Saturday, July 11th 11am-4:30pm at Moakley Park.  

This series of athletic canine competitions will feature “incredible” dogs competing in Olympic-style

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.


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