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South Boston’s Memorials by Rick Winterson


onday, May 30, is Memorial Day in 2022. The origin of Memorial Day is obscure, and was (perhaps) first celebrated by freed slaves in South Carolina in 1865. Waterloo, New York, was a key stop on the so-called “Underground Railroad” during the Civil War. A year after the Civil War had ended, the women of Waterloo began a custom called Decoration Day – green plants and decorative cut flowers were placed on the graves of Civil War soldiers in the month of May. Later, this became the Memorial Day holiday that we now know and observe nationally. This week, maybe it would be fitting if all of us visited South Boston’s Memorials to those who died in combat. Visit them on foot, if you are able to do so. Begin with the bronze statue of the Civil War’s Rear Admiral Farragut (“Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”) at


Day Boulevard and East Broadway. His 1864 naval victory in Mobile Bay made him a national hero. In no particular order, visit the iconic Fort Independence on Castle Island, a structure that has essentially paralleled all of America’s 400-year history, and is now a massive memorial. Stop by the mournful statue of the Korean War soldier on the Island; read the 20 names of that war’s casualties on the granite marker slab. Visit the World War II Memorial just to the west of Pleasure Bay and the causeway, emplaced there by the members of our own Fitzgerald Post. The 216 names engraved on it are worth more than a casual glance. Immediately across Day Boulevard sits the USS Kearsarge anchor, which was recently funded for a complete renovation. The USS Kearsarge was launched during the Spanish-American War and also saw duty in World War I. The nation’s first Vietnam Memorial is located in Medal

of Honor/M Street Park. It was dedicated in 1983; the 25 names of South Boston casualties on it are still fresh in the memories of many South Boston residents. South Boston’s newest Memorial is located in our Seaport District. The Fallen Heroes Beacon of Honor, a 50-foot obelisk, is sited at the north end of Seaport Common; it is five-sided, in honor of the five branches of U.S. military service. The 272 names list those from Massachusetts who have fallen in the Global War on Terrorism since 9-11. Finally, visit the Monument on Dorchester Heights at sunset, if you can. The tower commemorates Evacuation Day, the British

evacuation of Boston on March 17, 1776. This is where it all started. It was George Washington’s very first victory in America’s Revolutionary War – our War for Independence. The Monument looks to the west from the highest natural point in the City of Boston. Sunset views from there are striking, to say the least. South Boston truly values its veterans, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Our memorials testify to this.

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Fort Independence Opens This Saturday at Noon by Rick Winterson


e met with Pat Reid this week to discuss the most recent plans for this summer’s activities by the Castle Island Association (the CIA). Pat is the Vice President of the CIA, and she agreed to do this interview while Bill Spain, the CIA President, is vacationing in Aruba. The CIA plans to open Fort Independence for guided tours on top of the Fort this coming weekend. For your information, the walkways for these tours are wide and suitable for children. They will take place on all three afternoons of the Memorial Holiday weekend – Saturday, May 28; Sunday, May 29; and Monday, May 30 (the Holiday itself). The tours are ongoing and they follow each other continuously. The first tour begins at 12 noon on all three days; the final tour of each afternoon steps off at 3 p.m. If you are new to South Boston, you might want to consider visiting and getting to know

The Fort Independence sally port welcomes you in. more about Castle Island and Fort Independence. A great deal of history as well as magnificent scenic outlooks are there for you to experience. The 2022 Fort opening is much anticipated. Last fall, the CIA scheduled a brief interval of tour days in the Fort between Labor Day weekend and Columbus Day. More than a thousand showed up for these tours, which will give you an indication of how much this weekend’s

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“opening-to-the-max” is anticipated. Throughout the 2022 summer months, the Fort will be open for its guided tours every Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon ‘til 3 p.m., until the Labor Day weekend. The holiday weekends this summer include Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day – on those three weekends, the Fort will be open for additional tours on holiday Mondays, also from 12 noon to 3. (NOTE: On the Fourth of July itself, no formal tours planned but the Fort will be open for informal visits.) Tours gather on the Fort’s Parade Ground and then proceed up an interior ramp onto the top of the Fort. Well-trained volunteers narrate these tours as you proceed; feel free to ask any questions that occur to you. Take particular notice of the colorful flags

displayed along your tour pathway: flags from all 50 states, a half-dozen U.S. territories, and numerous historic events (QUESTION: What is the only state that doesn’t have state flag?). Become acquainted with the Fort’s historic names, from General Sylvanus Thayer to Edgar Allan Poe. And please remember that the tours are more scenic in nature than anything else. Bring your cameras. Each individual tour lasts around 30 minutes or somewhat more. A few additional points - The CIA is also scheduling Thursday evening “viewings” this summer, starting at 7 p.m. and ending at dusk during the months of June and July. There’s no more unique way to view a sunset than that. And please be aware that this summer, the State Police will restrict the use of the Castle Island parking area after 8 p.m. You’ll be able to drive out when you want, but you won’t be allowed back in. If you have any questions at all about the Fort, just log onto the website www.castleisland8. com – or email the CIA at Two final notes: First, the CIA would like to add volunteer tour guides. It’s really an enjoyable role; volunteer as a tour guide at Second, all of the CIA’s activities listed above are free to the public. Blessedly free!

Thank you to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The CIA’s John Haugh and VP Pat Reid, with Steve Landrigan (Friends of the Boston Harborwalk).




Grand Opening of Barnard Place Park Long-vacant East Second Street parcel includes a butterfly and bee garden, bistro-style seating, memorial benches in memory of longstanding Barnard Place residents Boston Firefighter Scott Salman and Arta Fritch


ayor Michelle Wu joined the Barnard Place Park Corporation, South Boston local elected officials, and residents to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Barnard Place Park in South Boston. The Barnard Place Park Corporation is a volunteer nonprofit organization in South Boston consisting of Barnard Place residents who transformed the long-vacant East Second Street by transforming the land and building a beautiful public park for the community to enjoy. The City of Boston Community Preservation Committee funded the Barnard Place Park, which was built on land sold to the Corporation through the Mayor’s Office of Housing. “I want to thank the Barnard Place Park Corporation and residents who worked tirelessly together to build this beautiful public park for the South Boston community,” said Chief of Housing Sheila Dillon. “We are happy that the City of Boston was able to provide land and funding from the Community Preservation Act to help transform this once vacant parcel into Barnard Place Park, a beautiful oasis for all to enjoy.” The new park is located on 603R East Second Street in South Boston and had been vacant for more than 30 years, and it has functioned as a passive open space that Barnard Place residents have maintained while also advocating for it to be officially made into a permanent green space. In April 2019, the residents established a nonprofit organization to secure the deed from the city of Boston land with the purpose of retaining it as an open green space to share with the community. The City of Boston conveyed the land to the Barnard Place Park Corporation in 2020. The Barnard Place Park

Corporation created the new Barnard Place Park a beautiful green open space with trees, shrubs, herbs, a butterfly and bee garden to feed pollinators, bistro-style seating, a memorial benches in memory of longstanding Barnard Place residents Boston Firefighter Scott Salman and Arta Fritch, and a bocce court to honor the history of bocce that was played by immigrants on this land decades ago. “For over 30 years the residents of Barnard Place have been working to preserve this land,” said Evan Spencer, President, Barnard Place Park Corporation. “Barnard Place Park is the fruition of those efforts. The park is for the community to enjoy open green space for generations to come. We would like to thank everyone involved in this project and for the City of Boston for partnering with us to make it happen.” The redevelopment of this vacant land into green space was made possible in part due to the conveyance of $150,000 worth of land from the Mayor’s Office of Housing’s Grassroots Program in 2020, and the $150,000 Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding. In February, Mayor Michelle Wu announced the creation of GrowBoston: Office of Urban Agriculture and the Grassroots Program is part of the new office. The new office works to increase food production throughout Boston; develop and implement innovative food production strategies; provide

technical assistance to prospective and existing gardens and farms; develop food production resources for gardeners, farmers, and other residents; and coordinate with other City departments to expand citywide urban agriculture. GrowBoston

also contributes to Boston’s efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change while addressing injustices inherent in the current food system, as well as the permanent preservation of community open spaces like Barnard Place Park.

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Voices in Healthcare: Armando Correa’s

Armando Correa’s By Carol Masshardt


rmando Correa’s work is all about breath. As a Respiratory Therapist for the past sixteen years plus at Tufts Medical Center, he thinks about the rhythm of breath, how to evaluate it, and establish adequate flow regardless of a patents condition A life can depend on, and never has his expertise been

more needed than in recent years. “I was in the hospital as a kid with asthma,” he said. “I can relate to not being able to breathe. Now, if I’m on the floor in non-critical situations, I get to know patients. They’re scared, sometimes angry, and I hope to alleviate their anxiety.” Experienced and focused, Correa, 56, exudes a caring capability and is someone anyone would want in the frightening situations of respiratory problems. “Even when you are on a ventilator you must understand regulation to establish an adequate respiratory ratio. It’s challenging and interesting,” he said Armando Correa could have stayed the course with the Public Relations degree earned at California State/ Fullerton, and continued to make LA his home, but his direction changed professionally and geographically. “I really liked the communications part of that field,” he said, and that is evident in his ability to speak with ease and depth. “But I didn’t like the advertising. I found it hard to be creative when I wasn’t interested in

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the product. I had friends who were nurses, but the whole head to toe didn’t seem right either. I was lost,” he said reflecting on his early adult years. He may have been adrift, but it wasn’t for long. He explored options, talked to friends, investigated possibilities, and eventually became certified in Respiratory Therapy at the highest level, and moved from California to Boston, beginning at NewtonWellesley Hospital until he started at the more diverse downtown hospital. “I fell in love,” he said, and his connection to Tufts Medical Center is that amazing and simple. “I needed more of a challenge and at Tufts I did Pediatric Intensive Care, in addition to work with adults and even neo-natal. Here’s what I like. I ‘m constantly learning. There are always new machines, medications and it evolves in so many new ways. I’m always moving and never sit still,” he said without even a hint of complaint. Armando Correa worked throughout COVID and continues with varied and challenging shifts and constant patient and hospital needs. He speaks about that period of 202021 with both characteristic eloquence and the directness and honesty expected of a healthcare professional. “COVID made me hypersensitive to touching and transmission. Everything was accentuated and there was a sense everyone was infected. We were the people who were right in the faces of sick patients. We used much more protection. Patients were

requiring ventilation on a scale I had never seen, and everything changed. Regular floors were turned into Critical Care. It was scary, and people quit or wanted to,” he said. “But patients who were aware needed familiar faces, even if we were so covered up. There were just so many changes for everyone.” Leaving wasn’t in the cards for this man, who shares his life in South Boston with partner, Steve, and dog, Ruby. He took the bus to work every day and “even that I would think differently about now,” he said. Despite the conditions and the uncertainty and risk, he went to work when many had the luxury to stay home. “This may sound corny,” he said “but I was part of a team. It was like a war. We were in it together and that sense of camaraderie allowed us to do what had to be done and it was different than what it had been. Ironically, work became a safe place,” he said. The experience of these past tumultuous years changed most of us in ways often not easily answered, but he doesn’t hesitate. “I stopped living in fear, and that was the change. We can do this, I thought. We were all essential but especially the nurses, the nurses, the nurses,” he said, and again talked team. Armando Correa is anything but corny, and he appreciates every breathing moment and how it can be achieved even under dire circumstances. His search for challenge and a gift for communication led to Tufts Medical Center and a pandemic that became his “war” and ultimate service.




Telegraph Hill Kitchen & Bar to Reopen on May 26 Popular hangout returns with new chef team, management Submitted By: Lindsay Rotondi


elegraph Hill Kitchen & Bar is set to reopen its doors in South Boston on Thursday, May 26. Shuttered since March of 2020, the popular Southie neighborhood pub will debut with new management and a group of industry vets hailing from some of Boston’s most beloved bars and restaurants. Originally opened in 2010, Telegraph Hill will continue its legacy as a cozy understated watering hole that serves up local craft beers and comfort food. With its kitchen now headed up by executive chef Jaime Sua rez (Common Ground; Grafton Street; Fireplace), the new all-day menu will feature a mix of American pub favorites and items infused with some internationa l f lair. Classics include items like a trio of chicken wing preparations (house ranch,

BBQ or buffalo); calamari with cherry peppers, marinara and tartar sauce; assorted f latbreads; seasonal salads; a house burger topped with bacon onion jam, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and house pickles served on a pretzel bun with fries; a short rib grilled cheese; steak tips; mac and cheese, amongst others. Chef specialties include a honey buffalo chicharron with pork belly, buffalo, rosemaryhoney, pickled carrots and blue cheese; a Cubano with roasted pork loin, braised pork shoulder, Dijon, Swiss cheese and house

made pickles; fish tacos, and more. For sweet tooths, there is a Grand Marnier chocolate cake, banana bread and f lavors from local confectioner Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream(Cambridge). A nd because no bar is complete wit hout its icecold suds, Telegraph Hill ’s doz en d raug ht lines w i l l

showcase a rotating mix of standards and pours from local favorites like Castle Island Brewer y, Lord Hobo, Jack ’s Abby and Night Shift Brewing. Telegraph Hill – known for being a destination for locals, bar industry members and sports buffs – has an approachable and inviting atmosphere featuring 22 bar seats, 31 dining room seats, 12 HDTVs, natural woodwork and f looring as well as a granite bar. Soon, Telegraph Hill will launch week ly programming including trivia nights and more. Telegraph Hill K itchen & Bar is located at 289 Dorchester Street in South Boston. Beginning May 26, the hours of operation will be daily from 11:00a m-1:00a m. For more information, please call (617) 269-5200 or visit www.




Bo Cleary: We Rise By Lifting Others

Bo Cleary is pumped to be working out at a park. “Let’s go; let’s get healthy.”

By Ginger DeShaney Bo Cleary is just an oldschool Southie soul.


is Southie upbringing – he grew up in Old Harbor, then in City Point – and so many good people here helped him along the

way. He now settles in doing some fit coaching and once-in-a-bluemoon acting, stunts, and voiceovers as a Screen Actors Guild member. “It was an amazing place for me to grow up. I had some amazing people,” Bo said, noting it would take too long to name them all. “I like to call them good old-school souls that I benefited from being around, and I still cherish their relationships. “Some of the best people I’ve known come from South Boston,” said Bo, who divides his time between Cape Ann and South Boston. For years, Bo worked under the umbrella of the City of Boston as a lifeguard, youth coordinator, and youth athletic director. Bo was always an athlete, starting with the Boys & Girls Club swim team. He played CYO basketball at Gate of Heaven and was on the Tynan’s travel basketball team. He also played football, baseball, and almost every other sport. Fitness, working out, and athletics have always been a part of his life and he uses that experience to build up his fitness clients. His motto is simple: “When I work out, I feel better. And when I feel better,

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I usually do better. Simple. That’s it,” he said. “People really identify with that.” His clients appreciate that down-toearth philosophy. “When you work out, it’s really simple, you feel better. And when you find you have a little more self-esteem, a little more self-confidence, you do a little better.” Bo’s busy time with clients is now through October and all his workouts are outside. “I get a lot of people who like the outdoor workouts because there’s so much you can do out there.” Bo has worked out in pretty much every park and beach in and around South Boston. “I find any place where I can get the mind right. We call my workouts getting the mind right. “We don’t have to break records. We’re just trying to be better than we were yesterday. And it’s a simple philosophy. Because none of us are better than and none of us are certainly less than. I try to keep the same level.” And that’s true with most of the people he coaches. “I’ve been around some celebrities … I don’t care about what you have or who you roll with. It comes down to how we treat each other. We have to treat each other with respect and consideration whether you’re in the struggle big time or if you’re Johnny Dig Me; doesn’t matter,” the South Boston High School graduate said. “We all have to learn to try to pick each other up. Because we rise by lifting others, there’s no question about it.” Bo’s fitness coaching for celebrities is mostly character-related, he said. For example, for a boxing movie, he does boxing training, road work, running, and things like that. He’s worked with Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Kerry Washington, Jack Nicholson, Taraji P. Henson, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, and Ethan Hawke, to name a few, either as a once-in-a-blue-moon actor or as a fit coach.

Bo has trained actors on the following movies:

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“Ted 2” “Pain & Gain” “Broken City” “The Fighter”

His list of acting credits is just as impressive: “Father Stu” (Boxing Referee) “Spenser Confidential” (Cissy’s Date) “The Equalizer 2” (Security Guard) “Proud Mary” (Benny’s Guy/ Tyson) “Daddy’s Home 2” (Chauffeur) “Chasing Life” (TV Series, Angry Man) “One Day” (Angry Man) “Sex Tape” (Bodyguard) “American Hustle” (FBI Agent #1) “The Fighter” (Cop) “What Doesn’t Kill You” (Steroid Geek #1) “The Departed” (Drill Instructor #2 voice) “Osmosis Jones” (Pea Soup Staff) “Lift” (Police Officer) “Southie” (Sully) Several commercials, including ones with Adam Vinatieri and Tom Brady He’s even written a song about Southie, called “Back Where I Belong,” which appeared in the movie “Southie.” In most of his appearances, Bo has either had a scene with an Oscar-winning actor or the director has won an Oscar. Bo was not a stranger to acting before getting film roles. He had signed with a local agency early on and did a couple of Reebok ads. As a youth worker, he took a bunch of kids to the Gladiator show at Bayside Expo. One of the kids told Bo he could be a Gladiator. A Gladiator manager overheard that comment and told Bo they were having tryouts if he was interested. Bo sent in his athletic resume and started training for Gladiator. He made the top three finalists but then the show was dropped. On his way home from the Gladiator tryouts, Bo was invited to a birthday party for Mark Wahlberg. A couple of days after the party, Mark called Bo to work out. And

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at one of the workouts, Mark told Bo that he was doing a promo for a movie called “Fear” and was going to Europe and asked Bo if he was interested in going along. “So we kind of just hit it right off and the next thing you know I’m in France.” It was his first trip from Southie to the Riviera. “A kid from Old Harbor sitting at the table looking at Dustin Hoffman and all these guys. ‘OK, what am I doing here?’ But you gradually realize that they



just do something for a living and you do something for a living who happen to cross paths, no better than, no less than.”

And the rest, as they say, is history. Bo is most proud of being a father. There’s no doubt, his daughter comes first. When she was younger, he put some things on the back burner because he wanted to see her grow up, not hear about it. He found joy in going to her games, coaching her, watching

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her become an artist and musician. “There’s no better joy and love than seeing my daughter grow up,” he said. Bo is a humble man, relishing in other people’s success more than his own. “It’s great to see people do well,” he said about his many friends and acquaintances. “You root for people; that’s what it’s all about. You want to see people succeed, and then

you get inspired by their success.” We, here in Southie, are inspired by Bo’s success! Bo Clear y Movie Reel (with a shoutout from Martin Scorsese): com/watch?v =Ut766 xLf bF0 Bo Cleary IMBD: com/name/nm0165825/ Bo’s Instagram: @bo.cleary

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Extending Our Learning Outside of the Classroom

he Student Council visited the State House for a tour with Representative David Biele. Students toured the building, learned about its history and were recognized on the House floor. Thank you to Representative David Biele and to everyone at the State House for making this special visit possible for our Student Council members at South Boston Catholic Academy. The 3rd Graders had a chance to visit a very important historical landmark in our Massachusetts history, the Plimoth Pawtuxet Museum. Plymouth Plantation changed its name

to “Plimoth Patuxet,” founded in 1947 the museum replicates the settlement of the Plymouth Colony, established in the 17th century in honor of the Wampanoag name for the region. The 3rd Graders got to have a small glimpse of what life was like for the Wampanoag before the Europeans came to North America. The students loved boarding the Mayflower ship. They learned that the Pilgrims had originally hoped to reach America by early October using two ships, but delays and complications meant they could use only one ship. The Mayflower is one of the most important ships in American history. This cargo ship brought the pilgrims to Massachusetts during the Great

Puritan Migration in the 17th century. These pilgrims were some of the first settlers to America after they established the Plymouth Colony. On December 18 they docked at Plymouth Rock, on the western side of Cape Cod Bay. Against great odds, they made the famous 1620 voyage aboard the ship Mayflower and founded Plymouth Colony. The students, also, had a chance to see the Plymouth Village and learned how the pilgrims adjusted to life in Massachusetts. Thank you to all members of the Plimoth Pawtuxet Museum for making this such a memorable experience for our 3rd Graders.The students in K2 had a fun and exciting day visiting the

Franklin Park Zoo where they had a chance to see and learn all about the many different and amazing animals that live there. Some of the children’s favorite animals were the Tropical Forest Animals, Lions, Red Pandas, Bird’s World, Gorillas, Wallabies, Ball Pythons, Crocodiles, Kangaroos, Baby Hippos, and Baby Ducks. Thank you to all of the staff at the Franklin Park Zoo for helping our K2 students see and learn about the various animals the zoo has from all over the world. New families are welcome to email Mrs. Jamie Brown at j.brown@sbcatholicacademy. org for more information about South Boston Catholic Academy.







Ken Gloss Speaks at the Branch Library

Ken Gloss from The Brattle Book Shop.

by Rick Winterson


en Gloss is the Proprietor of The Brattle Book Shop, which is located just off Washington Street in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. He is a Past President of the New England Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. The Brattle Book Shop is one of the nation’s oldest and largest used book shops – it has been in business continuously here in Boston since 1825. Last Thursday evening, Ken

gave a talk at the Branch Library. He spoke of used books, rare books, and his background in working with them. Ken’s approach to his talk was “anecdotal” in nature. In other words, he told short stories about some of his used book experiences and gave specific examples of rare books he has seen or bought. His first topic told about early printings of books that later became famous and/or best sellers. The first printings of books are often very small – perhaps 500 or 1,000 or so. Later on, printings of successful best-sellers become very large, and the early printings grow in value because they are now quite rare. Ken’s example of this was a complete early printing of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, which was 25 years old and in absolutely perfect condition. It sold for $400,000. In discussing his career in books and the selling of these books, Ken mentioned that The Brattle Book Shop has been in business for almost 200 years. It came into the Gloss family’s hands when his father, George Gloss, bought The Shop in

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1949. Ken took it over in the 1970s, nearly 50 years ago. He mentioned that some lovers of books actually buy two copies of each book, reading one of them and storing the other in perfect, untouched condition (forever?). After his talk, Ken proceeded to inspect the half-dozen old books the Library audience had brought in for him to look at. None of them had any particular value, which seemed to be kind of expected by their owners. The impression left from Ken’s remarks was that a really valuable book must be worth reading, in excellent condition (if possible), and somehow very rare. In his talk, he used examples that included Jack Kerouac’s printing of “On the Road” on

a roll of teletype paper and “Principia Mathematica” with actual marginal notes penned by Isaac Newton himself. A visit of your own to The Brattle Book Shop is certainly suggested. Located at 9 West Street, it’s two short blocks down Washington Street from the Red Line Station at Downtown Crossing. Go on a fine day if you can, because the vacant lot next to 9 West will be filled with thousands of used books from The Shop on outdoor shelves. And then visit the Shop’s Rare Book section on the third floor. it’s a really impressive display. Brattle Street in Boston is long gone – it was built over by City Hall Plaza – but The Brattle Book Shop still goes on. And on. And on!




Free Summer Fitness Series


he Boston Parks a nd R e cre at ion Department and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) are pleased to announce the 2022 Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The series will offer free weekly classes both virtually and in 18 City of Boston parks from June 5 to October 1. The 2022 Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series is being launched with a kickoff event at Copley Square on Thursday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. featuring free class demos from Z-Spot and Movestudios along with fun giveaways. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to bring the Summer Park Fitness classes back to Boston this summer,” said Jeff Bellows, Vice

President of Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. “Being active is critical for our physical and mental health and what better way to get moving than coming together as a community in the beautiful parks across the City of Boston for fun fitness classes.” The series offers Bostonians healthy activities including Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Barre, Pre- and Postnatal Friendly Barre, Dance Fit, HIIT, Family Fitness, ZUMBA, Family ZUMBA, Strength Training, Afrobeats, POUND, Walking Group, and Strength Training. The program is tailored to the interests of residents and participants, including agefriendly classes for families and older adults as well as those new to fitness classes. For more information and a link to the full schedule,

comfortable or cannot easily get to a class a way to join the series. “The Summer Fitness Series is a wonderful way for residents and visitors to be active and healthy. Exercise provides many physical and mental health benefits, and opportunities for physical activity should be accessible to all, which is why all of these classes are free and open to the public,” said Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Commissioner of Public Health and Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, “BPHC is pleased to partner with Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Parks and Recreation Department to provide this fun and vital service to help build a healthier Boston.”

please visit By engaging in a citywide effort to increase opportunities for physical activity, the Parks Department and BPHC aim to further reduce barriers to active living and achieve the goal of ensuring that Bostonians have ample opportunities to be active. For many residents, the past two years of the pandemic have reduced physical activity levels and community connectedness. The Summer Fitness Series provides an opportunity for Boston residents to exercise together, get moving outside in their local parks, and supports people to reconnect with each other. The continued virtual options will give those that are not

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by publishing a copy of the citation once in South Boston Online, S. Boston, MA. (617) 269-555, publication to be at least See Standing Order 03-09: Notice in Guardianship of Incapacitated Persons and Conservatorship Matters


Applications are available during the application period, from May 23rd, 2022, through June 8th, 2022. To request an application online visit: To have a hard copy of the application mailed to your mailing address, please call (617) 639-3064 Ext 712. After careful consideration and out of an abundance of caution, the City of Boston has decided to cancel the inperson application distribution period. If you cannot complete the application online, please call us at (617) 6393064 Ext 712 to request that we mail you one and to ask us for any guidance you might need to complete the application. Fully completed + signed applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Wednesday, June 8th, 2022. Mailed to: Maloney Properties, Inc. Attn: The Blake Lottery 27 Mica Lane, Wellesley, MA 02481

It is ORDERED that a copy of this citation be:

Seven (7) days prior to the return date.


To learn more about eligibility + the BPDA screening requirements, please visit:

Served, with a copy of the petition, in hand to Luis Jimenez by a disinterested person at least Fourteen (14) days prior to the return date; and Served on the Department of Developmental Services and/or the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs, if interested, and served on all other interested persons as defined in G.L. c. 190B, §5-304, at least Fourteen (14) days prior to the return date by delivering in hand or by mailing by certified, registered, or first-class mail as described in G.L. c. 190B, §1-401; or

100% AMI

Does not include retirement. Does include Real Estate

You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 06/23/2022. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense.

80% AMI

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Selection by lottery. Asset, Use & Resale Restrictions apply. Preference for Boston Residents. Preference for First Time Homebuyers Preference for Households with at least one person per bedroom. Minimum 3% down payment required

For more information, language assistance, or to make a request for reasonable accommodations, please call (617) 639-3064 Ext 712 or email

WITNESS, Hon. Brian J. Dunn, First Justice of this Court. Date:

MPC 520 (7/20/21)

May 12, 2022

Register of Probate

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