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Henry Knox Award Recipients Announced

Marissa Walsh, Award Recipient

South Boston Citizens ‘Association Kickoff Breakfast will be held Saturday February 26th, at Seapoint Restaurant


BCA President Tom McGrath and Executive Board are pleased to announce that on Saturday,


Celebrating St.Valentine’s Day!

February 26th,2022, at the Kickoff Breakfast, The Henry Knox Award Presentation will take place at the Seapoint Restaurant, 367 East 8th Street, at 10:00 a.m. Family, Friends and Neighbors are respectfully invited to attend this wonderful event. A $15, donation is requested at door to help off-set costs. This year’s event will once again feature great music of Bob Fowkes and Curragh’s Fancy. The event Chairman will be Senator Nick Collins who will continue to lead the fight to preserve the historical importance of Evacuation Day while serving in the Massachusetts State Senate. “As president of the Association, it is an honor for me to appoint Nick to kick-off the festivities. Nick’s commitment and involvement with the SBCA and our community has been a tremendous asset to me and

The students at South Boston Catholic Academy thoroughly enjoyed their St. Valentine’s Day by making a variety of colorful artwork, crafts and decorations. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller, Author.

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The ICA in 2022

Phasing (Ebb), by Kevin Beasley.

by Rick Winterson


he full name that goes with the initials “ICA” is the “Institute of Contemporary Art”. That explains the ICA’s mission ever since it moved to South Boston. It was built on land given to the ICA by developer Joseph Finn, who has led the way in creating South Boston’s Seaport District (Fan Pier) as well as developing many residences, institutions, and enterprises in other neighborhoods of South Boston. When the ICA finally moved into its new quarters on Harbor Shore Drive in 2006, it became Boston’s first new museum in more than a century. News reporters from all over the world attended the Museum’s formal opening day in December, 2006. Founded in 1936, the ICA was an even 70 years old when it relocated onto our Waterfront. Before it relocated here, the ICA had occupied a site on Boylston Street, in an old police station between Copley Square and Kenmore Square. Two months ago, the ICA completed its 15th year in the Seaport. It has made its four-story building into

more than just a center for studio arts. Not only has the ICA established a major exhibition space in its fourth floor gallery, it is also assembling a permanent collection of contemporary works of art – an artistic challenge that continues. Audience seating and a stage are available for modern performing arts, such as dance and live theater. Furthermore, because some contemporary artworks are very large, the ICA opened their “ICA Watershed” in East Boston. This 10,000+ square foot warehouse building was renovated and now holds a single large exhibition each summer (except during the pandemic). Visitors to the Seaport’s ICA building can cross Boston Harbor using a free ferry service, but at this time of the year the ICA Watershed is closed. One last thing you should visit: ICA has a very nice gift shop (“STORE”) on its ground floor – be sure to drop in. As for the ICA’s contemporary 21st Century exhibits, we recognize that many pieces of contemporary art are difficult to understand (or even look at). When you visit the ICA, first be sure to take in the works of art from their permanent collection. Ask a museum attendant where these are hanging. Their collection consists of art that ICA and its staff decided to buy and show permanently. There’s isn’t any better recommendation than that, now is there? Look at each item’s colors and shapes carefully, even if you don’t recognize right away what that work of art means. Read the informative notes posted next to each work of art. Then think about it – and take your time. That work of art isn’t going anywhere. Currently, the ICA is displaying works

ICA lobby installation, by Eva Lewitt.

(From l.) The Fable, The Leap into the Sun, The Mare of Nines, by Raul de Neves. by Raul de Nieves in an exhibit called “The Treasure House of Memory”. After you view his colors and (mostly) recognizable shapes, take a closer look at the materials de Nieves uses – sequins, bangles, bells, beads, and many, many other recognizable items that are very small. Gaze at the work of Kevin Beasley, which basically forms a mystical crowd of invisible people from carefully hung pieces of colorful clothing. And ask what is pictured in Trevor Paglen’s color print that is untitled except for “(Reaper Drone)”. Is it a sunrise? Or what? And think about why Lucy McKenzie placed those two shadows her oil painting “Untitled, 2004”? (PLEASE NOTE: A major February exhibition by camera artist Deana Lawson contains considerable photographic nudity.) While you are at the ICA, be sure to enjoy the stunning views of Boston Harbor from their fourth floor gallery windows. And when you leave, after visiting the ICA’s gift

shop “Store”, walk around to the stairs and terraces that are underneath the ICA building’s overhang out back. It’s equally stunning. If you would like to quickly become familiar with the ICA, visit on Thursday evenings from 5 until 9. Tickets are free, but you must reserve them in advance – go to the ICA website, or phone them at 617-478-3100.

Phasing (Ebb), by Kevin Beasley.

Untitled (Reaper Drone), by Trevor Paglen.




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Award Recipients the Executive Board.” Said McGrath. The awards are presented to everyday volunteers in the community who seek no recognition, who are considered Unsung Heroes, kicks off the month-long celebration for one of the most important events in American history. The first recipient is no stranger to the South Boston community and giving back is, Marissa Walsh, owner of DEJA Brew. She has dedicated many volunteer hours to the community of South Boston throughout her young adult life and before. Like her parents John and Cathe she has picked up the trait of giving back. She has dedicated so much to the betterment of all in the community, starting at a young age as a volunteer cheerleading coach in the South Boston Pop Warner Program. As a product of catholic schools, (St. Brigid School and Mount Saint Joseph Academy) and raised by a family who believed in her and her abilities, she naturally gravitated to the course of giving back to her community as a leader and shining example of how volunteerism comes full circle. She is a mom and a business woman and through her business, DEJA Brew, she is extremely generous, going above and beyond providing food or hot coffee on a cold day to the first responders in the neighborhood, as well as city employees working in the neighborhood. Come the high holiday seasons, Mirissa can be seen volunteering an enormous amount of her time and skill of preparing and delivering the Thanksgiving, Christmas meals and the Senior Salute meals to our seniors of this great community. Mirissa is the daughter of John and Cathe Walsh and She has two sisters Erin and Mari. Our second Knox recognition award goes to Greg Lally. He is a lifelong resident of South Boston and he is currently employed by the City of Boston BCYF division at the Tynan Elementary School as the Athletic Director. During his free time, he can be seen organizing

Greg Lally

Kenny Morrell

Gerry Vierbikas

different youth events throughout the year. Greg is also a longtime volunteer for Gate of Heaven CYO basketball program out of the PAL gym working with instructional and house league program as well as the travel team program. Greg comes highly recommended by both his own peers and the adults who are familiar with his commitment to the community. Greg was awarded the Catholic Youth of the year in 2010. Greg is the son of Kevin, no stranger to the community, and Kathy Lally. He attended Gate of Heaven and Catholic Memorial High School. Next up is Kenny Morrell and Sandy Alemian. When Covid19 happened, Kenny wanted to do something to help out. Kenny and Sandy opened up their home every Friday night and started playing the piano and singing live on Facebook for a few friends. Kenny put out a virtual tip jar to raise money for the South Boston Special kids and Young Adults an organization close to his heart. It was a tremendous response with over 6000 viewers that watched the first show and The Stuck in the House Tour was created. Kenny has always donated his time to many South Boston Fundraisers teaming up with other musicians who make this community so great! And the final Knox Awardee is Gerry Vierbikas, who has given so much time and energy to the Community .He has been the chair of the S.B. Boys and Girls Club Luncheon for over 20 years. He has been on the Board for 38 years, and Chairman fortwo terms. Now retired from his career it should be noted that Gerry has been very active in the South

Boston Community throughout his life having been on other Boards. Here are some that were researched; The S.B. Community Health Center, S.B. Main Streets, Saint Peter School Board for twelve years (five years as President), seven years as President of the S.B.Residents’ Group, Fan Pier Citizens Advisory Committee, Community Leaders Group (E st ablished by t he late District 2 Councilor Jim Kelly), City of Boston

Residency Task Force (by Mayor Flynn), an Executive Vice-President of the Association ofArchitects Engineers and Draftsman. Tom McGrath, President of the SBCA, said «It is an honor to recognize these individuals who dedicate their time and energy to the South Boston Community. I hope the community will join me and others on Saturday the 26th to honor these men and women Tickets are available at the door for $15.00. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.




“The Scene/Seen” at SPOKE by Rick Winterson


outh Boston’s SPOKE Gallery (840 Summer Street, #103) opened a small but stunning exhibit Monday evening, January 31. Six unique quilts, created by multiply talented artist L’Merchie Frazier, are now on display in the Gallery. “The Scene/Seen” is the name Frazier chose for this exhibit; her quilts will be shown until Friday, March 18. Copious, well-written notes composed by Frazier herself accompany each of the carefully hung quilts. U s u a l l y, qu i lt s are considered to be a craft more than an art, although almost all quilts tell a story of some kind or are symbolic of something that’s intensely meaningful to the quilter. We often think of quilts as a traditional rural pursuit, like those sewn by Amish farm families in Pennsylvania. Nowadays, most quilts are unique creations, which depict an event and send a message. That is certainly true of L’Merchie Frazier’s quilts in The Scene/Seen. Sout h Boston’s K at hy Bitetti curated The Scene/

Seen in the SPOK E Gallery for Frazier. Then, on Thursday evening, Bitetti inter viewed Frazier in an event at SPOKE Gallery – a combined virtual ZOOM and in-person broadcast about the exhibit, which drew an audience of around 50. The theme and its most important word was “Barricades” – the barriers we erect around others, purposely or without thinking. Frid ay’s Boston Globe featured a very favorable review of The Scene/Seen, written by Globe correspondent Cate McQuaid (page G6). This writer found two of Frazier’s quilts to be most striking: One of the two, called “Target Series: Going Beyond the Self: Lale and the Children”, depicts Lale Labuko, a man from Ethiopia who rescues children. The other shows a face looking through a barricade made of actual yellow barrier tape – certainly a uniquely unusua l quilting materia l. See The Scene/Seen for yourself; read the informative notes. Viewings can be arranged by appointment – contact SPOK E Galler y at 617-3157318; w w pon l i

Colin’s Joy Is Pure Joy Saturday was a day of pure joy for the Colin’s Joy Project. The day featured mild, record-breaking warm weather that brought South Boston partly (but mostly) clear skies. But outside the Library, something even more important was going on. Allie, Ali, and Sloan vended hand-made, home-made baked goods, including frosting-rich, spectrumsprinkled cupcakes, to support Colin’s Joy and to give up everything else for.

Frazier calls this quilt “Barricades” – a man hemmed in by barrier tape.

Curator Kathy Bitetti (l.) interviews quilter L’Merchie Frazier (r.) at SPOKE Gallery.



The World War I USS Kearsarge to be Re-Installed at Marine Park “Robert Shure(r.), the owner of Skylight Studios, shows the glistening Marine Park anchor and chain he renewed in his shop to Dave Falvey, Commander of South Boston’s Allied War Veterans Council. The oneton anchor, from the World War I USS Kearsarge, will be re-installed on a new base in Marine Park three or four months from now.”





Romina Bendo


e ’r e proud to a n nou nc e Romina Bendo as a candidate for Mayor of Southie in 2022. Romina is a

proud, hard-working Southie mom who has a long track record of working in public service and believes her campaign is a great opportunity to give back to the communit y that has helped her so much over the years. Originally from A lbania, Romina moved to South Boston almost ten years ago and has found a home in Southie with her husband and t wo k ids. Cu rrent ly work ing at t he Ma ssachu set t s State Hou se in the Regulations Division, Romina is also a Citywide Parent Council and is the Public Policy Director at Young Democrats of

Massachusetts. Romina holds a bachelor’s degree in Diplomacy and a master’s in Crimina l Justice from Boston University. Not exact ly a light weight! “W hat ma kes me most proud to live in South Boston is the way we work together to give everyone a voice and an opportunit y to share in our success. I am happy to be an American citizen, raise my children here and proud to call this countr y Home.” T he Mayor of Boston Campaign is an effort led by the South Boston A llied War Veterans Council, dedicated to raising funds for the purpose of f inancing the operational

Patrick Dillon


it h great excitement we can announce Patrick Dillon as a candidate for Mayor of Southie in 2022. Patrick is a hardworking, old-school Southie guy with a deep understanding for the value of tradition and community. As a kid growing up on Gold St. he has fond memories of marching in the St. Patrick’s Day parade and would like nothing more than to keep the tradition alive, bring the community together and help us have the best parade ever. “I feel I could bring back that Southie spark. Please

costs of the St. Patrick ’s Day / Evacuation Day Parade held each March in South Boston. We are a community-funded and volunteer-staffed organization. A ll funds raised go solely to supporting the parade. Please help us support this tradition by donating to the candidate for Mayor of Southie of your choice. Jay Fallon South Boston Allied War Veterans Council South Boston St. Patrick’s Day / Evacuation Day Parade jay@southbostonparade. org<mailto:jay@> 617-460-7516

consider voting for me and donating to this wonderful cause. Thank you in advance for all of your help and support.” The Mayor of Boston Campaign is an effort led by the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, dedicated to raising funds for the purpose of f inancing the operational costs of the St. Patrick’s Day / Evacuation Day Parade held each March in South Boston. We are a community-funded and volunteer-staffed organization. All funds raised go solely to supporting the parade. Please help us support this tradition by donating to the candidate for Mayor of Southie of your choice. Jay Fallon South Boston Allied War Veterans Council South Boston St. Patrick’s Day / Evacuation Day Parade jay@southbostonparade. org<mailto:jay@> 617-460-7516




Rep. Biele Supports Increased Protection for Veterans

Rep. Biele Rep. Biele Supports Increased Protections for Veterans and Increased Accountablility for Veterans’ Homes


tate Representative David Biele joined h is c ol le a g ue s in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in pa ssing legislation that ma kes key reforms to the governance structure of veterans’ homes, ensuring that homes are federally licensed as health care facilities a nd providing independent oversight and accountability of veterans’ homes management. Following the tragedy at the

Holyoke Veterans’ Home in 2020, which resulted in the COVID19 related deaths of 77 veterans, t he L egislature established the Special Joint Oversight Committee on the Veterans’ Home in Holyoke COVID-19 Outbreak to investigate and make legislative recommendations. This legislation, entitled An Act relative to the governance, structure and care of veterans at the Commonwealth veterans’ homes, follows the work done by the Special Joint Committee by: Requiring home superintendents to be licensed as nursing home administrators and either be a veteran or some one w it h e x per ienc e managing veterans in a nursing home or long term-care facility; Establishing a 17-member statewide Vetera ns’ Homes C ou nci l to ma na ge a nd control the veterans’ homes, promulgate regulations to the loca l boards, and conf irm and remove superintendents; Preserving local, 5-member boards of trustees for the veterans’ homes in Chelsea and Holyoke with the authority to nominate candidates for superintendents of

their respective veterans’ homes; Establishing the Of f ice of the Veteran Advocate, an independent office that will be led by a Veteran Advocate appointed by the Governor, Attorney General and State Auditor; Requ iring t he Vetera n Advocate to submit an annual report, which will be made public, to the Governor and the Legislature with an analysis of the delivery of services to veterans and recommendations for changes in agency procedures; Establishing the position of ombudsperson for each veterans’ home to advocate on behalf of the residents and staff at the home; Requiring the Department of Publ ic He a lt h (DPH ) to conduct a nd report on i n s p e c t i on s of v e t e r a n s’ homes t wice a year, or as of ten as they see f it, and establishes a ma ximum time of 30 days for a veterans’ home to correct any violation t hat DPH ident if ie s; a nd Requiring the Off ice of Veterans’ Homes and Housing to submit an annual report of f ind ings includ ing but not limited to the quality of

care provided at the homes and an analysis of activities of the Of f ice a nd of the Vetera ns’ Home s C ou nci l. “This bill makes significant changes to how our veterans’ homes are administered and managed that will increase protec t ion s, ac c ou nt abi l it y, and, most importantly, care for our veterans,” said Rep. Biele. “We owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans who deserve the best possible care, and I was proud to join my colleagues in supporting this important leg islat ion t hat e st ablishe s protocols and systems designed to ident if y a nd eliminate mismanagement or inadequate ca re a s soon a s possible.” In addition to this legislation, the House recently approved a $600 million bond authorization — with $400 million for the construction of an updated Holyoke Veterans’ Home facility and $200 million to increase geographic equity and accessibility for veterans not primarily served by the veterans’ Home in Chelsea or Holyoke. The legislation passed the House of Representatives with a 156-1 vote and now goes to the Senate.

Super Bowl LVI Follow-Up by Rick Winterson


n our February 3 issue, South Boston Online made a prediction or t wo about Super Bowl LV I. Much of this came true. As we predicted, it was a comparatively low-scoring event – the Rams beat the Bengals by 23-20 with only 30 seconds remaining. We had actually predicted that a closing score of 21-20 was likely. The R ams’ Cooper Kupp was chosen as the 2022 Super Bowl MV P, which we imagine wa s ine v it able a f ter Kupp scored t wice – the last time being the fourth quarter gamewinner with only seconds left

to play. However, SB LV I was dominated by defensive play. How else could you describe a ga me wit h rea lly critica l interceptions and a record-tying number of sack s? A lthough it’s unlikely (impossible?) that defensive players w i l l e ver become MV Ps, both defenses were a joy to watch on Sunday. This was “rea l ” footba ll, w it h an outcome that w a s u nc er t a i n (a nd ver y exciting!) until the ver y last minute. Neither squad ever gave up; either squad could h ave ende d up w i n n i n g. It ranks as one of the best footba ll ga mes ever played. As for Super Bowl

c r it i c i s m s , t h e i n c e s s a nt advertisements after every four downs were a real drag. Not only that, most of these ads were hugely overdone – to the

point of becoming boring. A nd you had to like R ap in order to enjoy the ha lf-time show (we weren’t aware that Eminem wa s sti l l a rou nd).




Celebrating St. Valentine’s Day! We hope everyone had a wonderful St. Valentine’s Day! The students at South Boston Catholic Academy thoroughly enjoyed their St. Valentine’s Day by making a variety of colorful artwork, crafts and decorations. They, also, handed out Valentine’s Day cards to their classmates and friends during their Valentine parties in their classrooms. One of many accounts/stories about St. Valentine is that… Saint Valentine is the patron saint of love. Believers say God worked through his life to perform miracles and teach people how to recognize and experience true love. This famous saint, an Italian doctor who later became a priest, inspired the creation of the holiday of Valentine›s Day. He was sent to jail for performing weddings for couples during a time when new marriages were outlawed in ancient Rome. Before he was killed for refusing to renounce his faith, he sent a loving note to a child he had been helping to teach, the daughter of his jailer, and that note eventually led to the tradition of sending Valentine›s cards. Prayer: Dear Jesus, Help me to love You in the same selfless way in which St. Valentine did, and by my example may others know that You love them. Amen.






Play Winter Games and Celebrate School Vacation Week Boston Children’s Museum’s Winter Games! Now Through February 27 Show off your skills in the sock skating rink, race your friends and family in the Biathlon Obstacle course, play curling, design your own flag, and share your photos on the medal podium. And, of course, see Boston’s biggest snowman! Will you take home the gold?!

Engineering Week February 21-27 The Museum will celebrate National Engineers Week with ageappropriate activities that provide open-ended exploration and discovery opportunities for families. STEAM subject matter infused with an informal, hands-on, playful approach make these activities accessible and fun, and will provide opportunities for rich interactions between adults and children. Further information on visiting the Museum can be found on the website Please reference the calendar of events for specifics regarding activities and admission sessions. Online tickets/reservations for both non-members and members are required.


Deadline for 2022 Essay and Poster Competions March 9th South Boston Citizens’ Association President Tom McGrath announced, the Association along with City of Boston Credit Union, Comcast and Mass Bay Credit Union will once again sponsor the 2022 Annual Essay and Poster Contests and all other events associated with the Month-long celebration. We look forward to working with the community again this year, which commemorates the 246th anniversary of Evacuation Day in Boston. All entries should bear, in an attached envelope, the contestant’s name, school and a means of contacting the entrant, and should be submitted no later than Friday, March 9th, 2022 At 5 PM. All entries may be mailed to South Boston Citizens’ Association, P.O. Box 74, South Boston, MA 02127, or can be picked up at schools by a representative of the Citizens’ Association. Entries can also be dropped off at170 M Street.


Poster Contest - open to all students in the City of Boston. This year’s theme is the “Significance of British General William Howe’s evacuation of Boston on March 1776 “ posters should be original compositions, in any medium poster at least 8 1/2 x 11 but preferably larger.

Prizes are as follows: 1st prize $100 2nd $75 3rd $25

Essays grade 6-8 “What is the significance of Dorchester Heights and the role of Henry Knox and the noble train of artillery leading up to March 17 1776.” Please focus on the history and the importance to the South Boston community. Essays should be at least 500 words.

Prizes are as follows: 1st prize $100 2nd $75 3rd $25

Essay-High school grade 9-12 “What was the role of Paul Revere and the American Revolution? what connection did he have with Castle Island? Essay should be at least 1,000 words.

Prizes are as follows: 1st prize $150 2nd $100 3rd $50

Posters and Essays are for residents of the City of Boston


Parks Department Hosts February Vacation Week Activities


hildren, pa rents, and caregivers are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for free February school vacation week activities at the Bubble at Carter Field located at 709 Columbus Avenue on the South End/Roxbury line. Online registration and more information on all these free family activities can be found at The Parks Department hosts a February Vacation Wiffle Ball Tournament at the Bubble on Tuesday, February 22. The tournament will feature two divisions for ages 13 and under and 10 and under. To register or for more information call (617) 961-3083 or contact Damien Margardo at damien. On February 22 and 23 the Bubble will be the site of free Softball Hitting and Fielding Clinics for ages 10 and up from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The program features UMass Boston softball players and coaches and is open to teams and individual players of all skill levels. For more information call (617) 961-3047 or email Free Ba seba ll Clinic s will be offered for ages 10 and up on February 24 and 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Preregistration is required. To sign up call (617) 961-3093 or contact c h a r le s .c on ne r s @ b o s t on . g ov.


Heart Warming at Boston Seaport

by Rick Winterson The Carter Playground Bubble is also the location for the ongoing Winter Soccer Clinic series for boys and girls ages 10 to 15 that began January 30 and continues Sundays through February 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sessions focus on ball control, dribbling, passing, shooting, and defending. Pre-registration is required. For more information call (617) 961-3084 or email woodl e y.aug u ste@ boston .gov In addition to these programs, Mayor Michelle Wu and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Children’s Winter Festival on the Boston Common Parade Ground on Thursday, February 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family school vacation event is presented in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation and L.L. Bean. Additional support provided by the Boston Globe and Dunkin’. The festival will feature music, field games, giveaways, various winter attractions, treats, and crafts. Visit for online event information. To stay up to date with news, events, and improvements in Boston parks, call (617) 635-4505, visit Parks, join our email list at, and follow our social channels @ bostonparksdept on Twitter, Facebook, and Instag ram.


“Heart Warming” is an extended greeting from Boston Seaport. It’s located within the new park named “The Rocks at Harbor Way”, a walking path and park that intersects with Seaport Boulevard and will eventually extend over to Summer Street. The greeting is really an exhibit featuring sculptures of giant, heartshaped candies with affectionate messages on them. “Heart Warming” will be in place a total of 51 days, from February 11 until Sunday, March 3, and yes (!) of course, the exhibition included Valentine’s Day on Monday. Now, hearts, candies, and vivid red colors signify Valentine’s Day. When you see these items reproduced in sculptures that loom as much as ten feet in size, you’ll certainly be impressed. When we looked at them, the kids who were playing in “The Rocks” gazed at them in wonder. The

display even includes a large letter box, which allows you to write greetings to someone who’s a shut-in or alone, or to someone you love. Go there, make up a short poem, and then send it off to someone you yourself really love. Why the message-bearing candies? Well, the nearby South Boston area we now call Fort Point was the once home of the New England Confectionery Co., from which came the name of their famous candy, NECCo wafers (do you remember them?). Necco Street still exists in Fort Point. NECCo the candy maker was formed 120 years ago; one of the smaller candy companies that joined NECCo went back 175 years, to 1847. NECCo’s other trademark candies were heartshaped and had slogans printed on them, like “Really proud of U”. They became a Valentine favorite. And how! Enough said – just please be sure to visit “Heart Warming”. And take the kids.




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Where’s the Groundhog?

Virtual Public Meeting

270 West 2nd St. Wednesday, March 2

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Hey, whatever happened to the Groundhog? (Or turkeys, coyotes, bluebirds, deer, whatever?). Well, not to worry. Spring will be here.

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Project Proponent: GI Partners Project Description: The BPDA is hosting a PublicMeeting for the proposed project at 51 Melcher Street, a project located in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the overall project and the potential impacts. The meeting will include a presentation followed by questions and comments from the public. The Proponent is proposing to redevelop the existing building to be ready to use as lab space, as well as upgrades to the first floor, and public realm. 作为波士顿居民和利益相关者,本会议的信息对您来说是至关重要的。可以提供 翻译服务以传达本会议的内容,您无需承担任何额外费用。如果您需要翻译服务, 请通过以下方式进行联系:( (617-918-5303) 会议定 于2022 年02月23日,请在会议前5天内申请口译服务 mail to: Nick Carter Boston Planning & Development Agency One City Hall Square, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02201 phone: 617.918.5303 email:

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Floor Models The action was fast and furious last week in the BCYF Tynan floor hockey league. The players, boys and girls ages 7-11, are learning skills and sportsmanship and having a blast. These kids are good! Games are every Friday, with the playoffs on March 25 and the championship game April 4.



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