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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

Rick Coyne

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Running 50 for 50

Photography by Deborah McCarthy

Imagine running for an entire work day.  For the full eight hours, you just run.  Sounds crazy, right?  Well, Rick Coyne is doing just that.  On Saturday, March 7th he will run from the Cape Cod Canal to Fish Bones at Marina Bay in Quincy - 50

Paul McDevitt

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Creating opportunities in South Boston.

Photography by Julia DeGemmis

Paul McDevitt understands how important it is to have opportunities in life"Showing kids that opportunities exist to move ahead in the world is so important," says Paul.

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


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