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Character of the Month

Harry Markarian and Chris Lane

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Service with a smile

Written by Christine Fennelly Photography by Joel Benjamin

Sullivan's Castle Island is a legendary landmark in South Boston.  It opened over 60 years ago and has served up more hot dogs than you can image to people from all over the world. You'd be hard pressed to find two

Hillary McManama Harrelson

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Do Good Campaign

When Hillary McManama Harrelson was younger, she and her sisters ,led by their mom, would help prepare and deliver meals to breast cancer patients and their families for the Ellie Fund.  Years later, Hillary is now the director of development for this amazing organization.

John Allison

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New Beginnings

September is a month of new beginnings.  New school.  New home.  For John Allison it’s a new job.  Recently appointed the newest South Boston coordinator for Mayor Marty Walsh’s Office of Neighborhood Services, John advocates for the residents of the neighborhood and helps connect

The Kids Are Alright

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Meet the future

Photography Deb McCarthy

Take a good look at them.  These kids are our future generation and they are at the crossroad of their lives.  The South Boston Neighborhood House (Ollie) has been a big part of their summer providing support, encouragement and guidance as they slowly

Harriet Sylvestri

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Style and grace

If you grew up in Southie, most likely you knew Miss Harriet.  She was the friendly, fashionable and sassy preschool teacher down the L.  Touching hundreds of families’ lives, Harriet Sylvestri was the face of the City of Boston funded preschool- "Tiny Tots."  With style and grace,

Donny Higgins

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Remembering Donny

When Donny Higgins was a boy, like many Southie kids, he spent hours down the Murphy Rink playing hockey or just enjoying public skating.  During the summer months, when the rink was closed, Donny and his friends would play street hockey.

Stephanie Uftring

A special birthday mass will be held on Sunday.

Sister Louise Kearns and Sister Jean Sullivan

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Creating a Legacy

Sister Louise Kearns, SND and Sister Jean Sullivan, SND, have been improving our community by making it stronger, healthier and more vibrant, one family at a time. In 1974, the sisters founded Julie’s Family Learning Program to help women and children transform their lives

Burns Stanfield

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Divine Inspiration

Photography by Joel Benjamin

Burns Stanfield is a man of God with a musical soul.  For almost 23 years, Burns is the rock that the Fourth Presbyterian Church has built upon and each year it becomes a little stronger.

Pam Santorelli

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Habit: Retail Therapy

Photography by Deborah McCarthy

Pam Santorelli is a South Boston business pioneer.  Opening her boutique Habit on East Broadway almost nine years ago, Pam had the insight to see that Southie was on the cusp of an influx of new residents - fashionable residents.   "I always


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