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Beech Trees Threatened

Threemonths ago, in our July 14 issue, South Boston Online published an article that discussed South Boston’s ash trees – in particular, the ash tree pest called “EAB”, which stands for “emerald ash borer”. The idea for the article came from Katie Dubow, the President of the Garden Media Group. After she contacted us, we went on to interview Zachary Bolles, an Arborist from Hartney Greymont in Needham.

Since then, we have interviewed Zack Bolles once again for this article, which is about beech trees, also found here in South Boston because they are very attractive landscaping trees – they have densely clustered, deep green leaves. This article also warns about a new and serious disease that affects beech trees: BLD (Beech Leaf

Disease). BLD was first noticed in beech trees that are infested with a pest called a “nematode” – a tiny, microscopic, worm-like organism (litylenchus crenatae).

BLD is a long-term affliction of beech trees. It curls and distorts the tree’s leaves over the years, which leads to a reduced overall leaf canopy (much less shade). Eventually, after several years, so few leaves remain that the beech tree begins to die. Young beeches are more likely to die from BLD than mature beeches. After a few years of infestation, it becomes very difficult to eradicate BLD from an individual beech tree. BLD symptoms include leaves that pucker and exhibit “striping” – dark, thick bars of leaf tissue between the veins on the beech leaves. Quick, unexplained loss of leaves from individual tree branches may also be a BLD

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Welcome Deacon Tucker, SJ

We welcomed our new Deacon Tucker Redding, SJ, last Sunday. He was ordained a Jesuit Deacon on September 24th, and will be joining Gate of Heaven & St. Brigid Parishes this year. Tucker is originally from just outside of San Antonio, Texas, where he went to Texas A&M University. At Texas A&M he not only grew in his faith but began to feel the pull toward this ministry. He has lived and worked all over the world and is happy to be calling Boston his home for the next year as he finishes his studies for a Master of Divinity. We are excited to involve him in our Parish Life!

Deacon Tucker, SJ, (pictured second from the left)
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symptom. You can find more details about BLD on the internet. The exact nature of BLD is still a “scientific mystery”. In fact, it is not yet certain just how nematodes cause BLD. At this time, there’s no specific remedy for BLD, either. Certain nutrients known as polyphosphites may strengthen beech trees against BLD infestation because they contain phosphorus and can also act as antioxidants. However, this is still somewhat uncertain and in any case, polyphosphites haven’t been outright BLD preventives.

BLD was first spotted about ten years ago in a band along Lake Erie shores in northeast Ohio. It was recently (2021) detected in eastern Massachusetts, and it has spread as far north as central Maine. Here in Massachusetts, we have been told there are several million beech trees – actually, they could be the second most numerous trees in the entire state. They throw lots of shade. And there are two major families of beeches that grow here – the American beech and the European type, which includes the “copper beech” – deep reddish-brown leaves with very smooth, light gray bark (it’s this writer’s

Dear Neighbors,

Upon learning reports regarding Tuesday’s accident in the South Boston Waterfront where a woman was struck by a falling light pole, my team and I have been in constant contact with city officials and neighbors regarding this serious public safety issue. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and her family during this unfortunate time, and that she makes a full recovery from her injuries. Today, city officials and the Department of Public Works informed us that they had removed any pole that was not deemed completely satisfactory and installed temporary lighting for the area. Moreover, they inspected all bridge poles on city owned bridges in the area today.

In total, the City of Boston Public Works Department subsequently removed 23 poles, while two were previously removed. They relayed to my office and neighbors that the bridge is open to pedestrians and that temporary lighting will remain, with the city monitoring closely in the event that more is needed. In addition, Public Works conveyed that they are working closely with their bridge engineers and design consultants to ensure that the replacements can withstand the elements of salt water and sea air which led to this incident. I was also informed that this site was inspected in January and deemed “fair” at that time. It is appropriate for neighbors and the general public to be concerned about public safety with respect to our aging infrastructure. At this time, I am respectfully requesting a full audit of both the City of Boston’s bridges and light poles to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors alike. Moreover, due to the corrosion and deterioration caused by salt water and sea air, it would be appropriate to place an emphasis on all light poles located on bridges, as well as prioritizing those in close proximity to the ocean.

In the interest of public safety, I ask that the City of Boston continue to work closely with our state and federal partners to prevent an incident like this from occurring again.


favorite tree!). Unfortunately, both of these beech tree families appear to be susceptible to BLD. It is an opportune time to pay attention to the health of our trees in South Boston. You might have seen a front-page news item in last Thursday’s Boston Globe – Mayor Wu announced she was establishing a Forestry Division within the City’s Parks Department to preserve existing trees in Boston, and to plant new tree cover wherever possible. There are three key reasons she is doing this: 1.Providing additional shaded cityscapes, 2.- Eliminating some (or all) of Boston’s so-called “heat islands”, and 3.- Reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere! Were you aware that an acre of trees can remove more than

150 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air each year? So, if you see a blighted beech tree on public land, call 3-1-1 and report it to the Forestry Division in the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

Zack and Katie, thanks once again for your assistance.

Arborist Zack Bolles Two young beech trees at D and Athens Streets. Unique beech tree branching, with its smooth, gray bark.
Thank you,

Susan Devlin Recieves Butler Leadership Award

know he’s ready for you to scratch him on his back and under his chin.

Youhave no doubt heard about the event this article describes; perhaps you were on hand to see it happen at the September 17 Street Festival. It is certainly worth repeating that Susan Devlin received the 2022 Thomas Butler Leadership Award, which was much deserved after her years of service to the South Boston community. This Award was created by the Butler family to commemorate Tommy Butler, who devoted his career and indeed his entire lifetime to South Boston’s betterment.

Susan owns Nurture Salon and Spa (127 L Street), a successful small business with many professional stylists. Susan was sitting with Harlowe, the dog she obtained during the pandemic’s early days. He’s a cute-but-hyperactive miniature schnauzer, who barks to let you

We spoke first about a recent program Susan really enjoyed – the “Ollie” run by the South Boston Neighborhood House arranged with local businesses for the Ollie’s young members to assist these businesses by actually performing various tasks for them. Over a couple of months during the summer, these young people from the Ollie might have done some neatening up, or they went out to bring back morning coffee. Some Ollie members actually talked to clients or customers of the participating businesses. It was a “school” about small business. Three from the Ollie worked for Susan at Nurture.

We spent some time talking about this particular activity because it brought out Susan’s enthusiasm for her many other communityoriented activities. Like any other devoted community member, Susan’s humility makes her reluctant to talk about her many other achievements. As examples, these included being a Board member at Phoenix House for four years. She was reluctant to estimate how much money she has helped raise – many tens of thousands of dollars, in this writer’s opinion. But it is obvious that she found (and still finds) great joy in what she does for all of us here in South Boston.

Susan also spoke of the business challenges she encountered during and after the pandemic. Nurture Salon and Spa had to close for three months in 2020 – March, April, and May.

After re-opening, everyone had to wear masks. Temperatures had to be taken frequently; clients could only use every other salon chair to maintain required distances. Nurture also encountered turnover among its stylists, who were difficult to replace because of the labor shortage that still exists.

But like her ongoing enthusiasm for community causes, Susan never lost her business know-how, determination, and willingness to change. Strong motivation is evident in what she exclaimed after the pandemic: “I was just SO happy to be open again!” As a result of all the pandemic-related issues, Nurture Salon and Spa now operates seven days a week, as well as being open on flex time for 11 or 12 hours a day (until 8 p.m.). Oddly enough, Monday,

not Saturday, is now Nurture’s busiest day. And Nurture’s first male stylist recently came on board.

Our interview closed with some future plans Susan is thinking about. She really misses getting together with local business owners, especially those right along Broadway, to raise needed community funds quickly. She emphatically stated, “I’ll be reaching out soon!” And she’d love to see more social events that are also fundraisers. As for her future business plans, these include possibly opening a branch of Nurture Salon and Spa, and offering at-home styling services to shut-ins and families with very young children.

All we can do is wish her success and congratulate her once more for receiving the 2022 Thomas Butler Leadership Award.

Susan Devlin, Butler Award recipient and Nurture owner, with Harlowe. Susan Accepting her Award at the Street Festival Nurture’s welcoming façade at 127 L Street. The Nurture reception area.

There are many great leaders who hail from South Boston, and Kathleen Curran-Nigl, LPN, who grew up in the Old Colony Housing Development, is among them. Director of the Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aid Training Program at Catholic Charities’ Laboure Center, she uses her considerable talent and decades of experience to train medical workers to care for people at their times of greatest need and to do so in a way that supports stressed families.

The best teachers are those

who believe so strongly in what they do that every detail matters and the heart and mind connect naturally. Such is the case with Curran-Nagl who has enough pep to enliven a dreary day, and thoughtfulness to steady those learning the ropes of patients with all sorts of medical needs, including tracheotomies, amputations, and diagnoses across the board.

A graduate of the Youville School of Nursing, and honorable veteran of the Coast Guard, the fourth of six children (“oldest girl”), she worked for twenty-six years in home care and with a long


stretch for the Red Cross until she joined Laboure two years ago. Her philosophy is steadfast and has extended throughout her career.

“I never wanted to be about medications, and I started training right out of school and I love to teach and always have. I want to reach out and spread knowledge, and besides, I’m a people person from Southie,” she said explaining it all.

There is no bias in her flowing conversation and a conviction that is faith and life based. “I call my programs ‘All Nations under God.’ I teach people from all over the world and right next door. What matters is quality. I never have had a placement facility, including Brigham and Women’s Mass. General, Beth Israel, Children’s Hospital, or any place call me and say ‘why did you every send us that person? ’No, that doesn’t happen, this is about life and death work,” she said.

Her path was not paved in riches and ease, but she noticed what mattered most. “I joined the Coast Guard at 18, and my mother had to pick up my diploma from Southie High. There was backlash against women then so there was that, but I did Search and Rescue and worked in helicopters and boats,” she said. It doesn’t take much of an imaginative leap to see her as a “Southie girl, “searching and rescuing with the best of them. Her strongest influence was her father, Patrick Curran, who worked in patient transport

at what is now Boston Medical Center. “He knew everyone, and was inspiring in how he did his work,” she said. She is equally proud of her adult son, Thomas, and , of course, the many students who have gone on to do the compassionate, careful work she teaches. As determined as she is, Curran-Nagl would be the first to say that systems can make or break a mission driven practice and she credits the manager at the Laboure, Jacqueline Chernoble, with supporting her, and attending to the myriad of requirements that must be satisfied to make and sustain ad high reputation program.

All of this and pages more of stories she joyfully tells lead to the cherished room of mannequins she regards as nearly human and only awaiting her next group of ten diverse students. Any hint of panic, fear and apathy in them will not deter her from shaping inquisitive, capable, and contributing health care providers by the end of the program. She focuses on skill and professionalism in the course and welcomes all who come to care as deeply as their teacher.

“Satisfaction?” she responds in a split second as if in polite amazement that it wouldn’t be obvious. “Listen, I go to sleep at night knowing my people are out there taking care of sick people. It’s a blossom in my heart, you know?” The heartbeat goes on as a new class starts.

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Councilors Ed Flynn Files Resolution Recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month

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President Ed Flynn sponsored a resolution at this week’s Council meeting to recognize September 15th to October 15th as National Hispanic Heritage Month. The resolution recognizes the contributions of our Hipsanic and Latino community, and celebrates their rich cultures and histories.

National Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15th as it is the day where many Latin American countries, such as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua gained their independence. The month also includes Mexican Independence Day on September

16th, Chilean Independence Day on the 18th, and Columbus Day, also known as “Día de la Raza”, on October 12th. The tradition of celebrating Hispanic Heritage began in 1968 under President Johnson, who first observed Hispanic Heritage Week. This was later extended in 1988 under President Reagan to a whole month.

According to the 2020 Census, there are over 62 million Hispanic and Latino Americans here in the United States. In Massachusetts, they make up 12.8% of the state’s population, and comprise 19.5% of the population in Boston. Hispanic and Latino Americans

contribute significantly to our city - they are our small business owners, teachers, policemen, healthcare professionals, elected officials, and they helped build our city and country.

“Hispanic and Latino Americans are an indispensable part of our city’s fabric, and this is a strong and vibrant community that has contributed greatly to our city and country,” said Councilor Flynn. “I represent a large community of Hispanic and Latino residents in my district, and I have witnessed firsthand their hard work and dedication in supporting our city and neighbors. I want to thank our Hispanic and Latino residents and organizations

Michelle Persson Reilly to Lead Julie’s Family Learning Program

As a 20-year veteran of the nonprofit sector, including 15 years as Executive Director at Dedham Community House, Michelle Persson Reilly has a passion and commitment for organizations that serve local communities and focus on equity and access.

organization,” said Michelle Persson Reilly. “Together with a deeplycommitted staff of professionals and a dedicated board, we will focus on empowering mothers and other adult learners to embrace their strengths and support the future they envision for themselves and their children.”

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Board of Directors of Julie’s Family Learning Program, which since 1974 has served as a vital resource for women and their families in the Greater Boston Area, today announced Michelle Persson Reilly as the nonprofit organization’s new Executive Director. Ms. Reilly, the long-time leader of the 100-year-old nonprofit Dedham Community House, began her tenure at Julie’s in August.

She has considerable experience and demonstrated success with program management, finance, fundraising, event planning, HR, legislative advocacy, and operations management. Ms. Reilly, a Massachusetts native, holds a B.A. from Smith College and an M.A. from MIT in City Planning where she concentrated on housing, communities, and economic development.

Prior to her tenure at Dedham Community House, Ms. Reilly held positions at the Boston Foundation, Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, and Casa de Rosas (Los Angeles), an emergency homeless shelter and single-room occupancy facility for women.

“It is a privilege to assume leadership of Julie’s at a time of such exciting growth and possibility for the

“Michelle communicates honestly

for their work in serving our city, and affirm my commitment to supporting this community.”    For more information, please contact Councilor Flynn’s office at 617-635-3203 and  and with integrity. She is passionate about offering opportunity to adult learners, women, and children and is committed to creating pathways out of poverty,” said Board Chair, Sharon Asiaf.  “We are thrilled Michelle will bring her vital experience and remarkable leadership skills to the South Boston community.”

Michelle Persson Reilly

The ICA (the Institute of Contemporary Art) has been a City of Boston destination for more than 85 years. Nowadays, the ICA occupies its own building in the South Boston Seaport District on Harbor Shore Drive. It relocated there in 2006, after being housed for 33 years in an unused Boston stationhouse on Boylston Street. The move made the ICA the newest major museum in Boston. Its 65,000 square foot modernistic building consists of classrooms, a performance space, an eyecatching museum shop, and most important, a large art gallery on the ICA’s fourth floor. In addition, after its move into the Seaport, the ICA began putting together its own excellent collection of fine contemporary art, which now has space to be exhibited. Going to see the ICA’s contemporary art on display, along with exhibitions by two other contemporary artists (Rose B. Simpson, Jordan Nasser) is strongly recommended. And check out free admissions to the ICA on Thursdays if you would like to invite your family

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or friends along inexpensively.

At the current ICA exhibitions, we suggest that you carefully read the notes posted near each exhibit and work of art. These are extremely informative. The following are some brief notes about the three exhibitions, all of which will be on display through the end of 2022:

The key works in “Fantasy and Truth” by Jordan Nassar are actually very large embroideries made from cotton on a cotton base – yes, these are handembroidered works of art. Take a good look at Nassar’s “Lament of the Field”, 2022. It contains tens of thousands of stitches in the “X’s” typical of embroidery. Step back from this work and note that he has incorporated landscape fragments in “Lament of the Field” – connect them with your eyes. As you leave the Nassar exhibit, look for his smaller works, such as “The Serene Land” made from brilliantly colored glass beads.

A complete gallery is devoted to many sculptures and figures by Ruth B. Simpson. Her highly unusual, multi-media works with their brown-based spectra each tell a story. In fact, among her most striking works is one she calls “Storyteller”, 2021. This consists of an almost life-sized torso (the “storyteller”) with seven smaller child-like figures climbing all over him. As you get closer to “Storyteller”, you’ll notice that bent wire connects the storyteller’s mouth with all seven children – this symbolizes the story he’s telling to them, of course.

Take your time when you begin viewing the art from the ICA’s collection, and once again, we suggest you read all the notes. Start with “Love Is Calling”, 2013, by Yayoi Kusama (get in line). Then read the poem “Residing in a Castle of Shed Tears”. You

might well ask why Jason Middlebrook bothered to craft his “Finding Square”, 2011, which is really nothing but a large picture frame. His notes state, “… the tree did so much more work than I did. The tree lived for a hundred years”. Simply look at and enjoy the sparkling colors in “Six Ring Stance”, 2020, by Derek Fordjour, which he executed in pointillistic brushwork like impressionist Georges Seurat 150 years ago in France. The ICA’s collection is remarkable! We understand that viewing contemporary works of art can take a lot of time and concentrated thinking. Contemporary art simply is not highly realistic. So if nothing else, when you’re finished with the exhibits, make it a point to catch the view of Boston Harbor from the ICA’s exhibition floor. You’ll see it through huge viewing windows – sit for a while and gaze; It’s nothing short of magnificent (as well as realistic).

After viewing the fourthfloor exhibitions, visit the Museum Shop just off the ICA

lobby. As you leave, take a last, long look at Eva LeWitt’s striking creation that hangs on the lobby wall across from the entrance. Her piece will be struck by month-end; the ICA will hang a new work of art in its place. Finally (weather permitting), walk around the ICA building’s exterior and climb the huge staircase looking out over Boston Harbor. During warm seasons, the ICA presents complimentary concerts and entertainments, which are open to all on these steps.

“Storyteller”, 2021 Multimedia sculpture by Rose B. Simpson “Six Ring Stance”, 2020 Acrylic pastel by Derek Fordjour If nothing else, you’ll like the ICA Gallery’s striking harbor view

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The students at South Boston Catholic Academy attended and took part in the Opening School Mass at St. Brigid Church. At this Mass we prayed for a successful Academic Year for our students, families, faculty and staff. All Parents and Parishioners were invited to attend.

Fr. Robert E. Casey, our Pastor and Fr. Christopher J. Boyle, our Parochial Vicar were the celebrants at this Mass with our special guest and celebrant at this Mass was Bishop Thomas A. Daly, Bishop of Spokane, WA. Bishop Daly

Opening School Mass

is the current chairman of the United States Bishop Committee on Catholic Education. All were welcome to attend this Mass. Several students from grade 1 to 6 took part in this Mass and did a wonderful job as Greeters, Readers and Bringing the Gifts up to the Altar. Several comments were made after Mass as to how wonderful all the students did at this Mass and how great it was to hear the beautiful voices of the SBCA Children’s Choir singing again at Mass. The choir was led by Mr. Carol Bunyi, our new Music Teacher.


The Blessing of the Animals

In honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals, all are welcome to the Annual Blessing of the Animals that will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2022, outside of Gate of Heaven Church at 1:00 PM, downstairs in the I Street Courtyard, near the Celtic Cross, following the 12 Noon Mass. Please have your lovable family pet on a leash or in a pet carrier.


Filipino baritone Carlo

Miguel C. Bunyi is a Boston-based soloist and teacher whose dedication to his

A Dedicated Soloist and Teacher

craft and stylistic versatility has led him to explore a diversified range of musical activities both domestically and internationally. Carlo is a founding member of Filipino vocal ensemble PASIPO with whom he performed as a featured soloist in the Philippine premiere of Bach’s Cantata BWV 131, Aus der tiefen ruf ich Herr zu dir.

A versatile artist, Mr. Carlo has essayed the roles of Timur in Puccini’s “Turandot” (Opera51) , Baron de Pictordu in Viardot’s “Cendrillon” (Longy School of Music), and Simone in Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” (Lyric Opera of the Philippines). He was also featured in Philippine Opera

Company’s Young Artist Series. He took part in the first reading of Niloufar Nourbakhsh’s new opera “We the Innumerable” held at Opera America and he also performed at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA as part of the Longy Student Showcase.

Mr. Carlo finished his Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education at the Longy School of Music of Bard College under the tutelage of Metropolitan Opera artist Jeff Mattsey. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from the University of Santo Tomas.  Carlo is a member-artist of the Lyric Opera of the Philippines and is

currently a cantor at the Divine Mercy Parish in Quincy, MA.

Quoting Mr. Carol Bunyi… “In music class, we are learning about different musical elements such as, beat, rhythm, melody, harmony and dynamics, as well as, song study and body movements.  I’m, also, happy to have the SBCA Children’s Choir up and running again!  In choir we are learning about the fundamentals of singing and musical expression.  We are so happy to have Mr. Carlo as our Music Teacher and to have him share his love and gift of music with the students at South Boston Catholic Academy.


Mass Vaccination Clinic on Saturday

$75 Gift Cards Will be Offered to those 18 and under and a caregiver while supplies last

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) today announced it will hold a large scale COVID-19 vaccination clinic for families on Saturday, October 1st, at White Stadium in Franklin Park from 10am to 5pm. As an incentive to encourage residents to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, BPHC will be giving out $75 gift cards to individuals 18 and under who get vaccinated or boosted and to one caregiver who gets vaccinated or boosted with them at the event, while supplies last.

Saturday’s event is part of BPHC’s ongoing efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccine and booster uptake in Boston, especially among younger residents. Vaccination rates for children ages 6-months to 4-years-old and ages 5 to 11-years old are still low, 11% and 46.6% respectively. There are also persistent racial inequities in pediatric vaccine uptake. Mass vaccination

events are one of the many ways BPHC is working to foster greater accessibility to COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure an equitable recovery from the pandemic.

Boston’s COVID-19 metrics (wastewater, daily cases, and hospitalizations) have increased steadily since the start of the school year. Given increased transmission risk, BPHC is urging residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated or boosted as soon as possible to ensure strong immunity against COVID-19, as opposed to waiting for the holiday season.

“There is a critical need to improve vaccination uptake among school-aged children in Boston, and it is important for all eligible individuals to get the new bivalent omicron-specific booster. This event is another opportunity for us to break down barriers to care and bring COVID vaccines and boosters directly to our communities,” said Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Commissioner of Public Health and Executive

Free Fall Fitness

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) are pleased to announce the 2022 Boston Parks Fall Fitness Series sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The series will offer free weekly classes both virtually and in City of Boston parks from October 2 to November 19, 2022

The series offers Bostonians healthy activities including Chair Yoga, Dance Fit, HIIT, Kick-It, Strength & Conditioning, and ZUMBA©. There are a variety of programs including agefriendly classes for families and older adults as well as those who may be new to fitness classes. For more information and a link to the full schedule, 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 ensure that Bostonians have ample opportunities to be active.

Director of the Boston Public Health Commission. “I encourage everyone to protect themselves, their families, and those closest to them by getting vaccinated or boosted.”

First and second doses of the primary COVID-19 vaccine series will be available for everyone ages 6-months and older at Saturday’s clinic. Booster doses will also be available, including the new bivalent booster, which provide the broadest level of protection from COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. Bivalent boosters are only available for eligible individuals ages 12 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech monovalent booster approved for children ages 5-11 will be available, as well.

BPHC administered more than 700 COVID-19 vaccine and

booster doses during a recent familyfriendly event at White Stadium. In response to the overwhelming turnout at the last vaccination event, BPHC has extended hours, increased staffing, improved accommodations, and designated lines for registered guests at the October 1 event. Individuals can register ahead of the event here, however, it is not required to get vaccinated. Please note that registering in advance does not guarantee an individual a gift card. Walk-ins are also welcome, but space is limited.   COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are widely available throughout Boston. For a full list of clinics in and around the city, visit or


Mass/Cass Is Back

L’Shanah Tovah

Last Sunday evening, September 25, 2022, was Rosh Hashanah – the beginning of the Jewish New Year 5783. The evening begins with a special dinner – actually, a real feast – where readings about the old year and the new year are recited, along with hopes for the New Year spoken out loud around the table. L’Shanah Tovah means Happy New Year in Hebrew.

Unfortunately, it appears that the “tented city” we call “Mass/Cass” is back. It has moved just one block down Southampton Street from its original location between Atkinson and Topeka Streets. Drug selling and using are still rampant there.

We are all aware that people addicted to drugs need longterm care and assistance. But before Mass/Cass gets any worse than it is now, it is essential that City of Boston authorities eliminate drug dealing (a federal felony) in the Mass/Cass area right away.

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Virtual Public Meeting Bo@BostonPlans Teresa Polhemus, Executive Director/Secretary Zoom Link: Toll Free: (833) 568 - 8864 Meeting ID: 161 352 6140 Tuesday, October 4 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 17 Farnsworth Street IAG Meeting Project Proponent: Bentall Green Oak Project Description: The BPDA is hosting an IAG meeting for the proposed project at 17 Farnsworth Stree. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the overall project, the potential impacts, and mitigation for the project. The meeting will include a presentation followed by questions and comments from the public. If you require interpreting services, please contact the following: ( (617-918-5303) The meeting is scheduled for 06/27/2022. Please request interpreting services no later than 5 days before the meeting date. 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 06月 27日,请在会议前 5天内申请口译服务. 作為波士頓居民和利益相關者,本會議的信息對您來說是至關重要的。可以提供翻譯服務以 傳達本會議的內容,您無需承擔任何額外費用。如果您需要翻譯服務,請通過以下方式進行聯 繫:( (617-918-5303) 會議定於2022年06月27日,請在會議前5 天内申請口譯服務.

Virtual Public Meeting

Development of South Boston Marine MultiPort

Wednesday, October 12


Project Description

South Boston Marine MultiPort LLC (SBMMP) is hosting a public meeting to introduce the SBMMP marine terminal project in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park and the South Boston Designated Port Area. The SBMMP site is a 16-acre portion of the former South Boston Naval Annex. The project will reactivate maritime operations at the currently inactive terminal to support a diverse range of marine cargo operations as well as staging and fabrication for realizing the development of offshore wind energy infrastructure off the Massachusetts coast.

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How to Participate: Zoom link: Meeting ID: 861 0202 9283 Toll-Free Call-in Number: +1-646-876-9923 Contact Sean McNamee email:



Docket No. Commonwealth of Massachusetts CITATION ON PETITION TO CHANGE NAME

In the matter of: Romeo Kenley Dursley Barosy

A Petition to Change Name of Adult has been filed by Romeo Kenley Dursley Barosy

SU22C0336CA of Boston

requesting that the court enter a Decree changing their name to: Kenley O'Neill 0ursley Barosy

The Trial Court Probate and Family Court

Suffolk Probate·and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617)788-8300



Estate of: Anna Margaret Statsky

Also known as: Anna Statsky, Anna M. Statsky

Date of Death: 06/19/2022

To all interested persons:


Any person may appear for purposes of objecting to the petition by filing an appearance at: Suffolk Probate and Family Court before 10:00 a.,ri. on the return day of 10/20/2022. This is NOT a hearing date,

deadline by which you must file a written appearance if you object to this proceeding.

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

Date: September 23, 2022



ORDER FOR SERVICE BY Docket No. Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court [8J PUBLICATION SU22W1058WD Probate and Family Court �MAILING

Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114

Miozotty Margarita Martinez vs. Jose Moreta (617)788-8300 /

Upon motion of plaintiff(s)/petitioner(s) for an order directing the deiendant(s)/respondent(s), to appear, plead, or answer, in accordance with Mass.R.C v P ./Mass R.Oom Re!.P Ru e 4, it appearing to the court that this is an action for Complaint to establish paternity filed on July 06, 2022.

Oelendant(s)/Raspondenl(s) cannot be found within the Commonwealth and defendant(s)/respondent(s) present whereabouts are unknown. Personal service on defendant is therefore not practicable, and defendant(s)/respondent(s) has/ have not voluntarily appeared in tnis action.

Docket No.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court SU22P2072EA Probate and Family Court

Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617)788-8300

A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Erica L Walker of Plymouth MA

requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition.

The Petitioner requests that:

MAPlymouthofErica L. Walker

be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in unsupervised administration


You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 10/14/2022

This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you.

A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration.

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

September 16, 2022Date:

Judith A McDougall-Flynn, Esq. Falco and Associates, PC 50 Quincy Ave Quincy, MA 02169


MPC 560 (8/17/21)




Estate of: Bridget Flynn

Also known as: Bridget Bernadette Flynn, Bridget B Flynn

Date of Death: 06/09/2022

To all interested persons:

Docket No.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court SU22P1987EA Probate and Family Court

Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617)788-8300

A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Marie B. Flynn of Middleboro MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition.

The Petitioner requests that:

MAMiddleboroofMarie B. Flynn

be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in unsupervised administration



You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 10/20/2022

This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you.


A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration.

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

September 07, 2022Date:

Paul J Gannon,


PUBLISH ONLY THE CITATION ABOVE Felix D Arroyo, Register of Probate
Esq. Law Office of Paul J Gannon P.C. PO Box
but a
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is Ordered that defendant(s)/respondent(s) is/are directed to appear, plead, answer, or otherwise move with respect to the complaint/petition herein on or before the return day of November 24, 2022 Ii you iail to do so ihis Court will proeeed to a hearing and adjudication of this• matter. !iii It is further Ordered that the accompanying summons be published once in the a newspaper published in: South Boston Online {name of newspape,r) 700 East Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127 (1nd1.1cre mailing address of ne-.•11Spaper) 14dayslhe publication to be at least before said return day. It is further Ordered that a copy of the summons be mailed totiie defendant(s)/respondent(s) at his/her/their last known address by registered or certified mail. Date --=q++-f-'-l ,_,'(/4-=bi '-t-�L f/;t1: . ;- (M T,U ll \f\ F PROBA E AN? F�
I hereby certify under the pena ties of perjury that: I have complied with the order of notice by: D mailing O certified O registered a copy of the summcns as ordered and, D causing the summons to oe published in Publtcat on was on Date: which was at least Signature: O days O month(s) before said return day. NOTF· Proot ot �etv1ce must oe made in compliar.oe with Mass.R.Clv.F./M3ss.K.Uom.f<eU .Rulo 4 ar'i(j may be on ttus form Th1.s form may NOT bQ usod for actions for divol'ce or separate support. CJD111(7/10)
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