THE PRINT EDITION
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021
VOLUME XIX- ISSUE 74
Collins Brings Back Annual St. Pat’s Day Breakfast Virtual event to be broadcast on NESN and WROL Irish radio
tate Sen. Nick Collins is hosting the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast in South Boston in a virtual event that will be broadcast on NESN and WROL Irish radio to support COVID-19 relief efforts. The annual political tradition will feature Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Gov. Charlie Baker, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Reps. Stephen Lynch and Ayanna Pressley, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Attorney General Maura Healey and Senate President Karen Spilka, among others. “While the event this year will be a bit different, we are excited to bring back this great Boston celebration, support community relief efforts and enjoy the cultural traditions of the Irish this St. Patrick’s
Day weekend,” Sen. Collins said. “As we emerge from this pandemic, it’s important we remember the importance of community. We are excited to broadcast this event on NESN and WROL and encourage people to order takeout from their favorite local restaurant and enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast with us.” Collins has partnered with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association for the event and a list of participating restaurants will be available at: https://www. themassrest.org/ in the coming days. Collins, who represents Dorchester, South Boston, Mattapan and Hyde Park, is hosting for the second time. The event will be aired on NESN on Sunday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to noon and broadcast on WROL Irish 950 AM and 100.3 FM and streamed live at www.wrolradio.com.
Sout h ie dog s Jerr y (green sweater) and Holly (white sweater) model their St. Patrick ’s Day sweaters from Boston Sha mrock Buddies (formerly Long Little Lads). Suzanne BurroughsEaton, who hand k nits the pet sweaters in sizes ranging from XS to X XL, still has some shamrock sweaters available. Visit her Facebook page -- https://
w w w.facebook .com / BostonShamrockBuddies -for more i n for m at ion.
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here’s no place like Southie to celebrate this special Irish holiday! Residents enjoyed painting St. Paddy’s Day signs for their rooms, sampling soda
bread from Greenhills Irish Bakery, and learning all about Ireland. Residents pictured are John Campedelli, Joanne Clark, Blanche King, and Natalie Tyrell.
South Boston Allied War Veterans Council Partners wth Comcast Honoring South Boston, Evacuation Day & Saint Patrick’s Day
The Tom and Eddie Butler Senior Salute Luncheon Presented by
The Msgr. Thomas J McDonnell and Frank Kelley Holiday Dinner and The South Boston Citizen’s Association
Please call 617-586-5824 if you would like a traditional boiled dinner delivered to your home. Meals will be delivered on March 17th between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Safety protocols in place).
The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council (SBAWVC) has “partnered” with Comcast (NECN & NBC Boston) on a thirty minute program honoring South Boston, Evacuation Day, & St. Patrick’s Day that will air on Saturday at 10am on NECN, Sunday at 5am & 11:30am on NBC, and on Wednesday on NECN at 7:30pm. The program is entitled ‘Marching On: South Boston Revisted’ and provides us a way to honor Evacuation Day & St. Patrick’s Day in lieu of a parade. It will include clips from past parades, a performance of the Boston Police Gaelic Column on Dorchester Heights, comments from past Chief Marshals, the Consul General of Ireland to New England, and much more.
Donations can be made payable to: South Boston Seaport Collaborative (memo: Holiday Dinner) Please mail or deliver checks to: Deja Brew 704 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127
Special thanks to the Boston Firefighters Local 718 IAFF
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May luck be our companion May friends stand by our side May history remind us all Of Ireland’s faith and pride May God bless all with happiness May love and faith abide. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Congressman & Mrs.
Stephen F. Lynch and family
Paid for by Lynch for Congress Committee. Nancy Conroy, Treasurer
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More on Recreational Marijuana
by Rick Winterson
outh Boston Online was recently copied on em a i l s f rom Kevin Lally and Rich Evans, members of the Gate of Heaven Neighborhood Association. Their emails informed us about a 1 p.m. hearing today (Wednesday, March 10) held by the Boston Cannabis Commission. Up for approval at this meeting is a license permitting a recreational marijuana shop at 115 K Street, an existing brick building (with a smokestack) sited on the northwest corner of the K and First Street intersection. The project will include an offstreet parking area for customers; hours of operation will be 9 to 9, six days a week (10 to 7 on Sunday). The applicant is Holland Brands, SB LLC. The email from Lally and Evans was their way of asking its recipients one important question: “Is it better to have this kind of business operation located on East Broadway (a main street location),
115 K Street, corner of E. First - site of a proposed marijuana shop (K side is to right). or … down K Street off of First Street … (King Terminal area).” This question on behalf of the Gate of Heaven Neighborhood Association fully recognizes that recreational marijuana is legal in Massachusetts. Both Lally and Evans oppose marijuana shops in South Boston, but they realize that we will get them here eventually. To repeat, their emailed question asks if it’s better to have those shops on our main streets, or in more out-of-the-way locations like K and East First.
This is similar to the position taken by the Andrew Square Civic Association (ASCA) about marijuana shops in or near the Square. ASCA firmly objects to locating a marijuana shop within Andrew Square, especially a proposal from Green Stratus Corp to build their pot shop where The Connection Bar is now. ASCA suggests that recreational marijuana shops be located in denser business areas, far away from residential communities and from recovery and rehab centers. As part of our recent article about this issue in South Boston Online, John McGahan, President of the Gavin Foundation, emphatica lly expressed his own serious concern about a pot shop in Andrew Square. Early last year, in a presentation right before the COVID pandemic hit us, Holland Brands showed its audience how the number of marijuana shops allowed in South Boston was
calculated. They figured that perhaps four (4) would be allowed here; since then, we have heard it’s actually only three (3). But where is that third (or the fourth) shop to go? And there’s also the issue of where the marijuana will be used and consumed. Both applicants for licensed premises in South Boston, Holland Brands and Green Stratus Corp, solemnly promised that no consumption will take place on their premises or anywhere in their surrounding neighborhoods. But did you notice the Metro B-1 article in Monday’s March 8 Boston Globe? Since no marijuana consumption is allowed in public, like the ordinance about alcoholic beverages, and none can be used where it’s bought, our legislature is considering a bill to authorize public places (?) for “social consumption” of pot. No, despite the past five years since it was voted in, there are still many, many questions about recreational marijuana. Find out what our elected officials think about it. How do the owners of King Terminal feel about a nearby marijuana shop? What if the Federals decide that marijuana is still illegal (which it is at the Federal level), and they start to enforce its ban once again? If you’d like further facts, marijuana stinks (like a skunk). Those who use it smell (like overloaded incinerators). And oddly enough, it’s a major source of polluting greenhouse gases.
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The Connection on Dorchester Ave. at Andrew – proposed for recreational marijuana.
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Another Dot Ave Development Proposed by Rick Winterson
he City of Boston’s B PDA (Boston Planning & De velopment A genc y) h a s received a Letter of Intent from a f irm called National D e ve lopment , lo c ate d on Washington Street in Newton. Brief ly stated, Na t i on a l intends to submit plans for developing a 300-yard stretch of Dorchester Avenue in South Boston. This development will presumably replace the stores, warehouses, and light industries along that section of Dorchester Avenue with four buildings – two of them devoted to residential units; two containing commercial space. This frontage extends to the south along the west side of Dorchester Avenue, from the bridge over the Bypass Haul Road, past the busy intersection with Old Colony Avenue, and approximately to the place where Gold’s Gym is located. In the Letter of Intent National sent to the BPDA, the frontage door address numbers go from #265 up to #323. Other Project figures contained in their Letter include 675,000 square feet of commercial space, about 350 residential units, and 50-60,000 square feet of (undesignated) retail space, for a tota l of nearly 1.15 million square feet. In addition, the Project includes an unstated number of pa rk ing spaces a nd approximately one acre of open outdoor amenity space. The amenity space is listed as being both “for the Project and the neig hborhood ”. Accord ing to the Letter of Intent, the Project will meet most of the rec om mend at ions c ont a ined in PLAN: Dot Ave, as well as being designed with varied building heights and setbacks to insure natural light and views. Along with this one from
Nationa l Development, t he section of Dorchester Avenue bet ween S o ut h B o s t on’s Broadway Station and Andrew Square has become the focus of many other developments. The DOTLab project is located in the 400 block of Dorchester Avenue; it wants to develop a “campus” devoted to the Life Sciences – a field of intense growth and of special interest to Greater Boston and Vicinity, with its medical roots, its immensely creative technical expertise, and existing life science business base in South Boston’s Seaport District. A nd in case you didn’t know, the life science offices around Kendall Square in Cambridge are already chock full of tenants and critically short of laboratory space. The labs are coming here instead. A not her project on or nea r t his one-mi le leng t h of Dorc he ster Avenue i s Wa shing ton Villa ge. A nd ever since the abandoned idea of holding the 2024 Olympic Games here, the Widett Circle complex across the railyard from Dorchester Avenue has been of interest to many developers. It is poised for a major expansion, possibly including an Amazon distribution center. As a side note, the Flynn Marine Indu st ria l Pa rk wa s onc e proposed as the new site for relocating the food businesses now located on Widett Circle. A s another side note, major developments might be part of the futures of the Fort Point and Kosciusko Circle areas, both of which are less than a halfmile from Dorchester Avenue. And for reference, you might be interested to know that last year, Nationa l Development filed plans for 21-story, mixeduse building in February of 2020 (just weeks before the pandemic restrictions took hold). This proposal extended from #323 to #345 Dorchester Avenue.
The 300-yard section of Dorchester Avenue to be developed: from #265 at the Bypass Bridge to #323 (in the distance, towards Andrew Square).
In the 400 block towards Andrew Square, DOTlabs is South Boston’s new life sciences “campus”.
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021
Despite Challenges, Mass Bay Credit Union Continues Successful Winter Coat-Drive Tradition
n a normal year, Mass Bay Credit Union branches are bustling with activity in December and January. And in a normal year, the Mass Bay Warm Hands, Warm Hearts clothing drive collected box loads of new and gently worn warmwear to donate to local family, women’s and men’s shelters. With branch traffic restricted to appointment only, one could expect the clothing drive to fall through the cracks.
But the community credit union, which prides itself on its dedicated community involvement, was not about to let that happen. In the true spirit of their motto, “Real Banking for Real People,” staff worked hard to get the word out to members and together they found creative ways to fill those donation boxes. In all, they collected over 50 warmwear items to donate to the Friends of Boston Homeless for distribution to those in need. If you have new and gently worn clothing and missed this year’s drive, simply leave them in any of Mass Bay Credit Union’s ATM vestibules and the team will get them to someone in need. “All of us at Friends of Boston’s Homeless are deeply grateful to our great friends at Mass Bay Credit Union for their near two decades of helping our neighbors in need at the Woods Mullen Women’s and Southampton Men’s Emergency
From our family to yours,
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! -Ed, Kristen, Stephen & Caroline Flynn
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Shelters,” says Mariann Bucina Roca, Executive Director of the Friends of Boston’s Homeless. “These warm coats and winter apparel items help our most vulnerable neighbors not only stay healthy and safe, but also help them maintain their comfort and dignity during an exceptionally difficult time in their lives.” “It’s really hard to find a better or more generous organization than the Friends of Boston’s Homeless,” notes Mass Bay CEO Terry Dorilas. “These items go directly to the community and those in need, immediately. Knowing how critical this need is every New England winter, we really want to thank them for all the great work they do!” Like all credit unions, Mass Bay Credit Union is owned by the Members who choose to do business there. Membership eligibility, such as living in Middlesex, Norfolk or
Suffix counties or a dozen other towns, is located on their website massbaycu.org. Opening a savings account establishes Membership and opens availability to all other products offered by the credit union. In addition to its South Boston Headquarters, Mass Bay Credit Union has branches in Everett, Quincy, and the Seaport. Over 19,000 people choose Mass Bay Credit Union for great rates, low fees, and personal service. In addition to offering a full array of deposit and lending products, Mass Bay Credit Union Members have access to over 55,000 surcharge free ATMs and 6,800 credit union branches. In business since 1936, Mass Bay Credit Union has assets in excess of $275 million. Through its Charitable Foundation, Mass Bay Credit Union carries out many initiatives throughout the year to benefit the people and communities they serve.
Councilor Flynn Files Resolution on VNA Healthcare Professionals
oston City Councilor Ed Flynn is filing a resolution at this week’s Council meeting to support the Boston VNA healthcare professionals, who are close to securing their first ever union contract. However, their efforts have been obstructed by the management’s delay in bargaining an equitable and fair contract. This resolution sends support to the Boston VNA healthcare workers as they negotiate their contract, and urges the BVNA management to negotiate in good faith. Boston VNA is a certified home health agency that provides nursing care, therapies, rehabilitations, and other home healthcare services to patients in Boston. The healthcare workers serve patients in the Boston area, and play an indispensable part in the delivery of medical care, especially as patients recovering from COVID-19 and other illnesses are often dependent on home healthcare. These healthcare professionals deliver critical services to homebound patients, and risk their
own health to serve patients in this pandemic. However, despite their work, BVNA management is proposing to cut sick leave benefits for new workers, and is refusing to give health care professionals the same bereavement leave benefits that are available to their unionized nurse colleagues. “Our Boston VNA workers are at the frontline of serving our communities to ensure that they receive care in their homes, especially during this pandemic,” said Councilor Flynn. “It is important that our Boston VNA workers are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve as they perform essential services for our residents, and they deserve a contract that is fair and equitable. I urge the BVNA management to negotiate in good faith with these workers, and to sign off on a contract that reflects the value of the critical work that our BVNA workers provide.” For more information, please contact Councilor Flynn’s office at 617635-3203 and Ed.Flynn@Boston.gov.
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Erin Murphy Announces Her Candidacy for At-large Boston City Councilor Erin Murphy, public school teacher and 2019 candidate for Boston City Council, recently announced her candidacy for Atlarge Boston City Councilor “I am running for City Council because now, more than ever, Boston needs leaders who understand the urgency of getting our kids and teachers safely back in classrooms, our local businesses up and thriving again, and our good jobs back to stay. Recovering from the Covid19 pandemic may be the greatest challenge our City has ever faced. I am ready to work together with everyone who believes that Boston’s future is bright, but only if we are united in our common purpose of a better city for all.”
Erin ran for the lone open At-large seat in 2019, finishing 6th overall, an impressive result for a first time candidate with no prior political experience. The voters of South Boston largely supported her, placing her second and third overall in Wards 6 and 7 in 2019. Building on that experience, Erin believes she is well positioned to win one of two open seats in this election, as At-large Councilors A nnissa Essaibi-George and Michelle Wu a re leaving their seats to run for Mayor. Erin Murphy was born and raised in Dorchester where she is the devoted mom of Brian, Maisie, and Michael (and Murphy Dog). She is a veteran Boston Public School teacher and special education
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coordinator who has spent decades dedicated to her students, families, and neighbors in Boston. Erin’s ties to South Boston are many, and her roots run deep. Her great uncle, Tom Murphy, lived on East Broadway with his sister Florence for more than 70 years, and was the owner of the watch repair and neighborhood institution Murphy’s Jewelry. Her father’s family settled in South Boston in the 1840’s and Erin continues to support the community with her volunteer and fundraising efforts for the Neighborhood Health Center, the Gavin House, and the South Boston Action Center. Erin’s c a nd id ac y will focus on uniting City residents a nd neig hborhood s w it h common sense solutions to our sha red cha llenges in recovering from the pandemic. Her experiences as a teacher will inform her focus on K-12 education in Boston, bringing together parents and teachers wherever they are — in BPS, in charter schools, and in Catholic schools. Erin knows that we must make a seat at the table for every parent and educator in Boston if we are to fulfill our promise to Boston’s school children. Erin’s personal experience with addiction, mental health, and family trauma have made her a compassionate advocate for our most vulnerable family members, friends, and neighbors. She will pay particular attention to Seniors, veterans, and those who are homeless. Erin knows that the isolation and fear of the pandemic have exacerbated the struggles many of our elders, veterans, and homeless neighbors face. Erin feels deeply how important it is to treat each person with dignity and the respect they deserve. As a marathon runner, hiker, dog owner, and avid outdoor photographer, Erin’s urban environmentalism focuses on
outdoor parks, playgrounds, space for dogs, and youth sports. She understands the crucial importance of big picture issues like climate resiliency, but also how that connects on a day-to-day level with baseball fields, hiking trails, and leafy streets in our neighborhoods. Health and wellness in urban environments, from asthma to exercise, are inextricably linked with climate responsibilit y. Erin is a proud alum of UMass Boston and Fitchburg State University (M.A.Ed.). In her free time, Erin runs marathons to raise awareness and much needed money for addiction and mental health recovery services in Boston. She raised more than $50,000 for the addiction and mental health recovery programs at the Gavin Foundation. Erin u nderst a nd s t he struggles and challenges facing every-day Bostonians because she lives them too. Navigating our public school system, paying the rent or the mortgage, caring for aging parents, and recovering our lives and livelihoods in the wake of the Covid pandemic. B o s ton ne e d s E r i n’s commitment and determination on the City Council now. “Our city is hurting. As a 25-year Boston Public School educator, I know our families and our young people. I know our teachers and first responders and nurses. I know our mail carriers and our sanitation workers and our restaurant owners. 50 years living and raising a family in Dorchester has taught me a lot, but the most important lesson I’ve learned about Boston is this: We keep going. We do our best. We aren’t afraid to stand up and work hard. Whether it’s shoveling out after a blizzard, raising money for a family in need, or committing ourselves to peace during times of unrest, Boston people take care of each other.”
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Having a Ball Fun is Right Up Their Alley at Southie Bowl
Owner John Tunney By Ginger DeShaney
he atmosphere was electric Friday night. The smiles were huge; the laughs were hearty; and friends were thrilled to be together -- safely, of course. “It’s a great place. People are engaging,” owner John Tunney said about Southie Bowl. ”No one is on their phones. Everyone who is here wants to have fun. You can’t have a bad time here.” Southie Bowl “is the soul of what we all love about South Boston,” John said. “I hope to bring the community back together after this traumatic event and collectively move forward.” When COVID-19 hit in March 2020, Southie Bowl shut down until September. But when gyms and recreation facilities had to cut back in December, the lanes shut down again, which was especially hard for John because he had no work for his employees right before the holidays. The candlepin bowling alley at 543 E. Broadway reopened again on Feb. 1, allowing people “to forget about what’s going on,” at least for a little while. “As long as everyone is responsible, it’s a great place to have fun,” John said. “People always have fun here.” John has had many customers, including women in their 70s and 80s, tell him they’ve missed him and the lanes during the shutdowns. “And we missed them being here,” he said. “It’s a special place,” said John, noting the leagues have come back strong. “We are a neighborhood place where the community has gathered for 60 years. Candlepin is so much fun, for people from 5 years old to 90 years old. It’s something for everyone to do.” John, who bought Southie Bowl and
Java House from his parents, Brion and Kaye Tunney, in January, has been involved with the business for about 10 years, starting out by cleaning floors and fixing tiles to working with customers and managing the leagues. He and his now-wife, Rebecca, even started a Monday night league. At the same time, he was also employed in finance and IT, spending his days working downtown and then hitting the lanes at night, racking up 14-16-hour workdays. Working in Corporate America taught him a lot, including what he didn’t want. “The corporate ladder wasn’t for me,” he said. So, he turned his side hustle into a full-time gig. It was an easy decision when John and Rebecca weighed it out. “Once the decision was made, it was super easy to hop right into it,” he said. John, who lives in South Boston, uses his finance/IT background to make changes at the lanes. He brought in a new system. “We were using old-school cash registers,” he said. He instituted an online reservation system. He brought in craft beers. He took down a wall to the “party room” to open up the space. He took out the arcade games because “it wasn’t the vibe.” He’s currently in culinary school now to help grow the food side of both businesses. His dad continues to be involved. “It’s a total team effort,” John said, noting he continues to learn from his parents as the business continues to grow. “It’s been a lot of fun. “I’m learning different things I can do to help the business be successful.” Southie Bowl was having its best year ever before COVID hit, John said. It was hosting corporate events, birthday parties, its annual New Year’s Eve party, bowling leagues for all ages, fundraisers, and charity events. “You bring people to the bowling alley and have a great time,” he said. “Whoever you are, when you come here, it’s a universal experience. “We help people have the best time.” To keep up with Southie Bowl: We b s i t e : h t t p s : // w w w.southiebowl.com/ Email: SBCBowl@gmail.com Insta: @ s o ut h i e _ b o w l Facebook : ht tps://w w w. facebook.com/SouthBostonCandlepin Tw it ter: @Sout h ieB owl
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How do you Spell Excellence? S-B-C-A Congratulations to Ned Kiely, Grade 6, South Boston Catholic Academy’s 2021 Spelling Bee Champion! Ned broke a tie for champion with 5th grader Sean Costello and spelled his way to a win. Six classroom champions in grades 3-6 participated in the annual school event. The other SBCA spellers who competed in the Spelling Bee are – Summer Maki, grade 3, Maddison Parthum, grade 4A, Marielle Nicholas, grade 4B, and Thomas Brooks, grade 5B. The winner, Ned, will move ahead to a local Boston Spelling Bee to be held on March 20. Using a hybrid spelling bee format, the spellers, who were competing in a separate space in the school, were cheered on remotely by their classmates who zoomed in to the competition from their classrooms. Shout out to all our wonderful students in grades 3 through 6 for doing such a fantastic job in this year’s Annual South Boston Catholic Academy Spell Bee! Special Thank you to Mrs. Evan’s for coordinating this school Spelling Bee. All of us at SBCA wish Ned that Very Best of Luck at this year’s Boston Spelling Bee Competition.
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Metaphors Are Not Enough by Rick Winterson
arch is Women’s History Month, Mond ay was International Women’s Day, and Sunday, The Streetfeet Women presented an afternoon of women’s poetry and prose. They entitled their magical presentation “Metaphors Are Not Enough”. The Fort Point Theatre Channel (the FPTC) hosted this presentation via ZOOM. The FPTC is a long-time theater group in South Boston – performing themselves or inviting other groups to perform here. Quite fittingly, Sunday was the eve of International Women’s Day. Six members of The Streetfeet Women shared and performed pieces from their recently published antholog y of poems and prose, which is also entitled “Metaphors Are Not Enough”. All of the work s pre sented c elebrate and honor women and girls. It is worth listing the six performing artists and writers (especially), along with the titles of the works they performed: Christina Liu: “Spinster”, “Beyond China”, “Untitled ” Mary Elizabeth Birnbaum: “France Eagle”, “The R itual of t he Visit”, “M ise- enp l a c e ”, “C a r b o n Steel ” Mary Millner McCullough: “DN A a nd M ayon n a i s e”
Andrea L. Humphrey: “Heroic Birth” Elena Harap: “Minute s e xc er pt”, “Bir t h C o n t r o l ”, “Ma gnif ic at” Lymyn O’Sing: “Smoke in the Paper”, “Trees Sing to Me i n t he Wi nter” Their 90-minute program last Sunday spanned themes of freedom and justice, identity, culture, love, and friendship. Throughout their performances, these six women presented their works and themselves with humor, wisdom, and a unique perspective, no doubt due to the diverse company of writers and performers they themselves have put together and named “ T he St re e t fe e t Women”. The Streetfeet Women are culturally diverse – a company of writers and performers who present their creations where other women actually live and work, not in auditoriums and
on stages. They are writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and play wrights. The Street Feet Women are entering their 40th year, after being founded in 1982 by Mary McCullough and Elena Harap. And the title of their performance – “Metaphors Are Not Enough” – signifies that they celebrate the creativity and dignity of the ways ordinary women live their lives, nearby in Dorchester
or as far away as China and Kenya. All three are places where The Streetfeet Women have journeyed and performed. This is why they named themselves The Streetfeet Wom e n . The Fort Point Theatre Channel intentionally scheduled Sunday’s performance on the day before International Women’s Day, which of course is a worldwide celebration. Monday morning saw the International Women’s Day Committee hold their 23rd A nnua l Brunch (virtually). Mayor Walsh has adorned the month of March, “Women’s Histor y Month ”, with many women-oriented activities. Look them up and take part. And if you would like a quick look at the incredible accomplishments of women, read the report by National Geographic entitled “Celebrating a Year of Leadership by Women”. So f a r, M a rc h has been q u it e a m ont h .
Massport is currently accepting applications for the following Scholarships: • Thomas J. Butler Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a high school senior who resides and is involved in community service in South Boston, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. • Deborah Hadden Gray Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a high school senior who resides and is involved in community service or employment in the city of Boston, Chelsea, Revere or Winthrop, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. • Lowell L. Richards III Memorial Scholarship Awarded to a high school senior who resides and is involved in community service in the city of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, or Winthrop, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. • Diversity STEM Scholarship Awarded to high school seniors of color who reside or attend school in the city of Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop, Revere, Worcester, Bedford, Concord, Lexington, or Lincoln, and are involved in community service with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarship applications must be received by Massport no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021. For more information on these scholarships, including application checklist and criteria please visit www.massport.com
The list of the six performers from The Streetfeet Women.
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MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale in a certain Mortgage and Security Agreement given by Randolph REI Group, LLC, dated January 20, 2017 recorded with the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 57456, Page 289, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the condition of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 11:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of March, 2021, on the mortgaged premises located at 298 East Eighth Street, Unit #3, Boston (South Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, as follows, to wit: The Condominium Unit (the “Unit”) known as Unit 3 in the 298 East Eight Street Condominium, a condominium (the “Condominium”) established pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 183A by Master Deed dated June 17, 2006 and recorded with the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds on June 19, 2006 in Book 40025, Page 99 (the “Master Deed”) which unit is shown on the floor plans (the “Plans”) filed simultaneously with the Master Deed and on the unit plan attached hereto. The post office address of the Unit is: 298 East Eight Street, Unit 3, South Boston, MA 02127. The subject Unit is shown on the Master Plan of the Condominium filed in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds and on the Unit plan of the Subject Unit, which is attached to the first unit deed, and the verified statement of a registered architect in the form required by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 183A, Section 8 and 9, that is affixed to said Master Plans and Unit Plan. The Unit is conveyed together with:
An undivided interest of 39.00% in the common areas and facilities (the “Common Elements”) of the Condominium described in the Master Deed, attributable to the Unit. The area of said Unit is approximately 585 square feet.
An easement for the continuance of all encroachments by the Unit on any adjoining units or Common Elements now existing as a result of construction of the Condominium, or which may come into existence hereafter as a result of settling or shifting of the building, as a result of repair or restoration of the building or of the Unit after damage or destruction by fire or other casualty, or after a taking in condemnation or eminent domain proceedings or by a reason of an alteration or repair to the Common Elements made by or with the consent of the Trustees.
An easement in common with the owners of other units to use any pipes, wires, duct, flues, cables, conduits, public utility lines, or any means for the electronic transmission or receipt of information and other Common Elements located in any of the other units or elsewhere in the Condominium, and which serve the Unit.
Rights and easements in common with other unit owners, as described in in the Master Deed. Said Units is conveyed subject to:
Easements in favor of adjoining units and in favor of the Common Elements for the continuance of all encroachments of such adjoining units or Common Elements in the Unit, now in existence or which may come into existence hereafter as a result of settling or shifting of the building within the Condominium, or as a result of repairs or restorations of the Condominium or any adjoining unit or of the Common Elements after damage or destruction by fire or other casualty, or after taking in condemnation or eminent domain proceedings, or by reason of an alteration or repair to the Common elements made by or with the consent of the Trustees.
An easement in favor of other units to use the pipes, wires, ducts, flues, conduits, cables, public utility lines, or any other means for electric transmission or receipt of information and other Common Elements located in the unit or elsewhere in the Condominium and serving other such Units.
Provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 183A, the Unit Deed, the Master Deed (and all instruments of record referred to therein), and the Declaration of Trust of the 298 East Eight Street Condominium recorded with the Suffolk Registry of Deeds on June 19, 2006 in Book 40025 Page 111, and the plans, all as recorded in the Suffolk Registry of Deeds with the Master Deed and as same may be amended from time to time by recorded instrument recorded in the Suffolk Registry of Deeds, which provisions, together with any amendments thereto, shall constitute covenants running with the land and shall bring any person having at any time any interest or estate in the Unit, his family, employees or visitors, as though such provisions were recited and stipulated at length herein.
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8 Income-Restricted Rental Units Maximum Income Rent Limit (by AMI)* 1 Studio* $1,635 100% 5 1-Bedroom* $1,318 70% 1 2-Bedroom $1,492 70% 1 2-Bedroom* $2,172 100% *One unit built out for households with mobility impairments, vision impairments, and/or are deaf/hard of hearing
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Minimum Income Limits (set by owner + based on # of bedrooms + AMI) Maximum Income Limits (set by the BPDA + based on household size + AMI) Minimum Household # of Bedrooms Yearly 70% AMI 100% AMI size Income*** Studio $33,750 1 $58,350 $83,300 1 Bedroom $39,540 2 $66,650 $95,200 3 $75,000 $107,100 2 Bedroom (70%) $44,760 4 $83,300 $119,000 5 $90,000 $128,550 2 Bedroom (100%) $65,160 6 $96,650 $138,050 *** Minimum incomes do not apply to households receiving housing assistance such as Section 8, VASH, or MRVP.
The use restrictions in the Master Deed. For Mortgagor’s title, see deed dated January 20, 2017 and recorded with said Suffolk County Registry of Deeds Book 57456, Page 286. The Mortgagee reserves the right to postpone the sale to a later date by public announcement at the time and date appointed for the sale and to further postpone at any adjourned sale date by public announcement at the time and date appointed for the adjourned sale date. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. If the premises is a condominium unit, then the premises will also be sold subject to Massachusetts General Laws chapter 183A, as amended, the applicable Master Deed and any and all amounts as may be due, following such sale, to the applicable condominium trust. If the successful bidder at the foreclosure sale defaults in purchasing the property according to the terms of this notice of sale or the terms of the Memorandum of Sale executed at the time of the foreclosure, the Mortgagee reserves the right to sell the property by foreclosure deed to the second highest bidder (or other successive bidders, in the order of their bid) provided that such other bidder deposits with Mortgagee’s attorneys, Tamkin & Hochberg, LLP, the amount of the required deposit as set forth below within five (5) business days after written notice of default of the previous highest bidder and title shall be conveyed to such other bidder within thirty (30) days of the default, which time periods may be reasonably extended by the Mortgagee in its sole discretion. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of TEN THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS ($10,000.00) by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance of the purchase price is to be paid by certified or bank check at a closing to be conducted no more than thirty (30) days after the date of the auction. The description for the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale.
BEE INVESTMENTS, LLC Present Holder of Said Mortgage By its Attorneys, Tamkin & Hochberg, LLP 313 Washington Street, Suite 202 Newton, MA 02458 617-964-2501 (phone) 2/24/21, 3/3/21, 3/10/21
# of Bedrooms
Maximum Asset Limits Maximum Asset Limits (70% AMI) (100% AMI) $75,000 $100,000 Does not include retirement. Does include Real Estate.
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Daylight Saving Time (DST) This Weekend The exact date and time for 2021 Daylight Saving Time (DST) to begin is this coming Sunday morning, March 14, at 2:00 a.m. Don’t forget! Before you retire on Saturday evening (March 13), or just after you get up on Sunday morning, set your clocks and watches ahead (yes, AHEAD!) one hour. Some of us still keep to standard time on Sunday, and reset our timepieces Sunday evening or Monday morning. South Boston Online doesn’t know of anyone who plans to stay awake, and then reset his/her clocks and watches right at 2 a.m. on Sunday, the 14th. Unless it’s someone who works the night shift. You perhaps have noticed all the warnings about the hazards of DST that have shown up in the media lately. We aren’t sure why this has occurred. Maybe it’s a by-product of the pandemic and its health hazards. Most of those warnings had to do with the loss of an hour of sleep between Saturday night and Sunday morning – warnings that recommended getting enough sleep during the week before the change to DST, and deferring difficult tasks for several days after that change. Predicted problems that’ll be caused by the hour’s loss of sleep range from erratic driving during the first week of DST to a 5-15% increase in mistakes at work. In the weekend Parade magazine, it was stated that heart attacks spike by one-quarter on the Monday after DST begins. DST has been around (off and on) since World War I. Here in America, DST will be 103 years old as of this coming weekend. Farmers dislike DST and lobby for its repeal. Only Arizona and Hawaii have escaped DST through a loophole in the Federal DST law, so if you’re fed up with DST (especially losing an hour of sleep by going onto DST every spring), move to one of those two states or to Puerto Rico.
Otherwise, “Spring Forward” with the rest of us this weekend. .
Collins Chairs Commttee on Development and Small Business
ecently, State Senator Nick Collins was named Chair of the Senate Committee of Community Development and Small Business for the 192nd General Court of Massachusetts. The Committee is tasked with all matters concerning small business operations, local economies, neighborhood and economic development, and community-based job creation. “I am honored to be appointed to this important leadership role at such a critical time. As we seek to build back a vibrant, equitable, and accessible economy, our small businesses need our support,” said Senator Collins. “I am excited to get to work with our local partners in Community Development Corporations (CDC’s), affordable housing developments, and Main Street Associations to continue that work of building strong and resilient communities.” The appointment comes after the Legislature has dedicated hundreds of
millions of dollars for grants, resources, and support for small businesses across the Commonwealth. In the last few months, Senator Collins has worked with the Administration to secure over $10 million in small business relief grants across the First Suffolk District alone, providing over 300 businesses in Dorchester, Mattapan, South Boston, and Hyde Park an average of nearly $40,000 each to support the local economy, create quality jobs for residents, and invest in our communities. On March 4th the Mass Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) announced another round of COVID19 business relief grants. “As the consequences of the pandemic continue to be felt, there is considerable adversity in the small business community, especially in communities that have not historically seen significant investment,” said Senator Collins “I plan to continue to advocate for more grant opportunities for our communities and work to position our economy for a robust and equitable recovery.”
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