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Character of the Month

Asia Mei of Moonshine 152

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January is a time for new beginnings and for Asia Mei, January means transforming local restaurant Franklin Southie into a place of her own - Moonshine 152. 

"I want this special spot to continue the unique legacy that the Franklin group is leaving behind, focusing on menus inspired by local

The dynamic duo behind the Family Engagement Program at SBNH

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Building a strong foundation for the families of South Boston is a goal of the Family Engagement Program at the South Boston Neighborhood House.  The two women behind this program are Sarah Ryan - social worker and director of family engagement and Cheryl Itri - director of early education and care

Eric Prentis

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Photography by Joel Benjamin

Eric Prentis is taking it to the streets of South Boston.  Literally, he is walking every inch, of every neighborhood street in Southie.

Stephanie Uftring

Stephanie Uftring was an amazing person who added so much joy to so many lives.  Whether you were a lifelong friend or she just met you, Stephanie always had a smile on her face and a "how are you, lovey?" at the ready.  After a long battle with colon cancer, Stephanie passed away on Thursday.

Jen O'Neill - Being Bold

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Photography by Joel Benjamin

The thought of being bald, even for a day, can be a bit scary for most.  For others it's a bold and beautiful act of courage.

Joel Benjamin - A view from behind the lens in Fort Point.

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Joel Benjamin has been living in the Fort Point neighborhood of South Boston since 1994.  Long before the gentrified luxury residences, the trendy restaurants and workout spots, Fort Point was a secret no man's land - a vast and barren part of South Boston with a small community of artists and a

Brighdy McDonough

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Keeping our beaches safe

Photography by Deborah McCarthy

Sitting at the beach all day seems like an easy job but it's actually, well... no day at the beach.  Being a DCR lifeguard requires you sit in the heat watching the beach with no occasional relief of the mundaneness with a quick check of

Thomas Regan - The Motivated Type

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Photgraphy by Joel Benjamin

Thomas Regan is motivated every day of his life.  From teaching countless spinning classes, to leading grueling bootcamps, he's a combination of motivated and motivation all at once.

Michael Dowling - Turning the Wheel

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Michael Dowling keeps the wheel turning and moving forward.   Medicine Wheel was founded in 1992 out of a need to help people heal through art.

Dianne Driscoll

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Sometimes big change happens from one small step.

One day, over 30 years ago, Dianne Driscoll's life took a dark turn.  Her oldest child Michelle died of complications from cerebral palsy.