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“Delicious autumn my very soul is wedded to it, and if I was a bird I would fly about the earth seeking successive autumns.” (George Eliot)


Plan to Reduce Transit Issues in South Boston

Culmination of two years of advocacy results in $11 million in funding to improve transportation efficiency, reduce congestion without new taxes or fees State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and State Representative Nick Collins  announced a comprehensive transportation plan to improve public transit while reducing congestion. Building off the progress made in the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan, Sen. Forry and Rep. Collins spent the last two years pushing officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to continue working on transit issues in South Boston.

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As part of that effort, Sen. Forry and Rep. Collins urged the MBTA and MassDOT throughout 2016 to include South Boston in its Capital Investment Plan for FY17FY21.  As a result of their advocacy, approximately $11 million has been earmarked for transportation needs in South Boston. The Capital Investment Plan includes: $9.7 million for the Cypher Street extension from D Street to E Street and reconstruction of E Street to extend from Cypher Street to Summer Street; $700,000 to study Kosciuszko Circle; $500,000 to plan, design and construct parallel parking along Columbia Road from I Street to Preble Circle; $135,000 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of I Street and Day Boulevard; and $100,000 to facilitate transpor-

Youth Ambassadors Hit the Streets!

As part of their community service efforts, the South Boston Community Health Center’s Youth Ambassadors spent time two weeks ago cleaning the streets in the West Broadway business district. For many years, the Youth Ambassadors have been concerned about the amount of litter they see on the streets. Litter has a negative effect on both the environment and the health of South Boston residents. The Youth Ambassadors are committed to making a difference in their community and know that eliminating litter is a great way to show they care. Youth Ambassadors is a youth development program at the South Boston Community Health Center for youth ages 12-18 that engages teens in activities focused on community service, teen health, substance abuse prevention and art-based initiatives.

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Please Vote!

by Rick Winterson


South Boston Online would like to get to the basics in this brief editorial right away. Basically, we want to encourage you to take part in the 2016 election, so that you yourself get to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8. Note that all polls must be open at least from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Many polls will have longer hours. Note also that (for the first time) the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will allow early voting. The early voting period begin this coming Monday, October 24, and ends on Friday, November 4. More information on early voting is available at South Boston Online intends to publish articles on various candidates who have connections to South Boston. In this editorial, we are encouraging you to vote, because there four important ballot questions. Certainly, it is important to vote for the candidates of your choice. It is just as important for you to study the ballot questions carefully, and then cast an informed vote for or against each one. We will list each question, along with short reasons for or against them, which we have condensed from the “Information for Voters” booklet shown above.

Expanded Slot-Machine Gaming FOR: Voting YES allows one additional slot parlor in Massachusetts, to be built only in a community that votes for it. It will add tens of millions of dollars to state revenues (the existing slot parlor garners $60 million in new state revenues). It will also preserve many jobs. AGAINST: The existing slot parlor is performing well below budget, and there is a possibility that the state (and New England) plans more gambling outlets than the market for gambling will support. This ballot question is an initiative petition that needs far more research. QUESTION TWO: Charter School Expansion FOR: Twelve new charter schools will be allowed each year. Charters are really public schools open to all, which have a proven record of better achievement. Funding of individual districts is not affected by additional charter schools; over 30,000 students are now on charter waiting lists. AGAINST: Charter schools will take away $400 million from Massachusetts public schools, while educating only 4% of students in

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SOUTHBOSTONONLINE.COM the state. Certainly, some existing public schools fall short; they need added support (not charters) to better serve all children. QUESTION THREE: Conditions for Farm Animals South Boston is an urban community, so we’ll condense this one. Simply stated, this question requires that hens or livestock not be confined, and be given room to move around. Those in favor claim that it is cruel to coop farm animals up. Those against claim this law will cause basic food (eggs meat, milk) to cost more, and will add another bureaucratic layer to the state’s small farms. QUESTION FOUR: Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana FOR:

Many law enforce-

ment officials believe a regulated marijuana (MJ) market is better than the criminal gangs that now sell it. Taxing legal MJ will generate $100 million more state and local funds; Massachusetts can learn from Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon’s working MJ systems. AGAINST: Legalizing MJ creates a billion-dollar industry that will harm the health and safety of all residents, including those under 21. It allows “home growers” (without neighborhood approval) and the use of MJ in soda, candy, and baked goods. It ignores MJ’s impact on increased use of stronger drugs. Your vote on these four questions counts, so vote carefully. But most important, please VOTE. See you at the polls. Thank you.



Beacon of Hope Awards to Donna Bohan, Pam Cornell by Rick Winterson

One of our most anticipated “Southie Times” is the annual Comedy Night Fundraiser, which benefits the South Boston Collaborative Center. This year, the Comedy Night takes place in that favorite South Boston gathering place, Florian Hall, on Friday evening, November 4. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. The evening will feature music, two comedians, light refreshments, a cash bar, and some terrific raffle prizes. A high point of the evening will be conferring two Darlene Sheehan “Beacon of Hope” Awards. The 2016 Awardees are Donna Bohan and Pam Cornell, whose efforts in supporting the recovery programs at the Collaborative Center and elsewhere are well known. Danna Bohan was born and brought up in South Boston – a member of the Lynch family headed by the much-loved Anne and Francis

(“Pops”) Lynch. Donna, her husband Michael, and their 17-year-old son Thomas live on Emerson Street. Donna’s hard-working involvement in diverse community affairs and charities is legendary. This includes IBEW Local 2222 charities (Families First, the Benevolent Fund), past volunteering at the Gate of Heaven School, Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, the South Boston Community Health Center, and the American Heroes Hockey Challenge, which obtains prosthetic limbs for veterans. She also campaigns for Mayor Walsh and her brother, Congressman Stephen Lynch. Perhaps her devoted work on the biennial “Open Hearts, Open Homes” gala for the Gavin Foundation’s recovery programs is the key reason Donna will receive the 2016 Darlene Sheehan “Beacon of Hope” Award. Pam Cornell was brought up in a single-parent family by her mother

Kathleen. Pam was one of five Cornell children raised by Kathleen, who was originally from Ireland and worked nights as a waitress. “We could not have grown up without her,” Pam says. Pam herself has enjoyed 34 years of successful sobriety. She met Darlene Sheehan while engaging in holistic medicine; they became firm friends, and like Darlene, Pam “never gives up on other people”. Andy Ward, the Director of the Collaborative Center, describes her as follows, “(Pam) represents those qualities for which this award is named – quietly, consistently, an ever-hopeful presence for the possibilities of positive change for others. The Collaborative Center Board is fortunate and honored to recognize such an individual.” A few words about Darlene Sheehan: Darlene served as the Founding Director of the Collaborative during South Boston’s drug/suicide crisis in the mid-1990s. A few years before,

she had contracted a virulent form of cancer, which had gone into remission. After her intense and stressful early efforts to get the Collaborative up and running, her cancer returned – fatally so. Many of Darlene’s friends and colleagues thought the two incidents were related. Whatever the case, Darlene is remembered by everyone who knew her as a true angel – halo, wings, shining spirit, and all As for this year’s Comedy Night, Andy Ward mentions music by Dennis Taylor to open the evening, followed by returning comedians Christine Hurley and Artie Januario. The raffle prizes include gym memberships, coveted tickets to the Bruins and Celtics, and a weekend getaway on Cape Ann. And the Darlene Sheehan “Beacon of Hope” Awards program will be highly meaningful as well as blessedly brief. Don’t miss it! See you there!




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Donna Bohan to receive the Darlene Sheehan Award at the Collaborative’s Comedy Night, November 4.

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By Patrick O’Connor

St. Eulalia Parish in Winchester,

celebrating its 50th anniversary this year welcomed Cardinal O’Malley for a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday, October 16. The parish had a connection with South Boston as the founding pastor, Msgr. Joseph Lyons departed from the pastorate of St. Vincent de Paul Parish


Mass of Thanksgiving in March, 1966 to take charge of the new parish.  Cardinal Cushing named the parish in honor of the patron saint of his boyhood parish in the city point section of South Boston.  Set off as an independent parish in 1908, St. Eulalia Church, on the site of the present SB Catholic Academy, was destroyed in a fire in 1933 and quickly replaced by the present St. Brigid Church. 

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In partnership with the South Boston Arts Association, St. Peter Academy and the South Boston Community Health Center’s Youth Ambassadors program, “Young at Arts” painting classes will begin on Monday, November 7th at 4:30 p.m. The new location of the classes is St. Peter Academy 371 West Fourth Street – lower level. The sessions will be held on Monday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. All painting materials will be supplied. The youngsters will be painting in water-based paint led by renowned watercolorist Dan McCole and other artists from the South Boston Arts Association. Classes are offered at no cost to youth ages seven to twelve with

funding provided by the South Boston Neighborhood Development Foundation, Gillette Great Starts grant, artists from the South Boston Arts Association and space generously donated to the community by St. Peter Academy.

Please call or e-mail Mayra Rodriguez-Howard @ 617-4647423 or Linda Doran @ 617-464-7463 to reserve a seat for your child prior to Monday November 7th. We look forward to seeing our young artists on Monday November 7th from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. For further information contact Mayra RodriguezHoward at 617 464-7423 or Dan McCole 617 464-4237.



34th Annual Halloween Celebration at Castle Island The Castle Island Association is holding its 34th Halloween celebration at Fort Independence on Castle Island this Saturday and Sunday, October 22 & 23, 2016, between 12:00 and 4:00 PM, weather permitting. All children from South Boston are cordially invited to come to the “Children’s Magical Halloween Castle”. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Costumes are optional. Admission is Free! Over the past thirty-three years tens of thousands of children and adults have attended this celebration. The event offers enjoyments of all kinds from outdoor entertainers, magicians, storytellers to our “magical castle” complete with sound effects - and free

refreshments. Judging by its continuing popularity, a fun time is had by all! The Castle Island Association firmly believes that the earlier we introduce our youngsters to Castle Island and its forts which span the

entire spectrum of American history, the better it will be for the future of our nation. We hope their enjoyment and memories of the “Children’s Magical Halloween Castle” celebration as youngsters will result in a life-

long interest in Castle Island and Fort Independence as historical sites. This Halloween celebration is the Castle Island Association’s way of saying “Thank You” to all who support us, especially the South Boston community, and this year we’re extra grateful for this support that helped ensure that our 34th celebration is occurring. We are proud to serve our community, state and nation by giving guided tours of Fort Independence and hosting this event without charge and without any cost to the taxpayer. In the case of inclement weather on either day, call 617-268-8870 or check our web site,, to get an update on the status of the celebration for that day.

Trick-or-Treat on Broadway The South Boston Chamber of Commerce members, South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation and many local participating businesses invite the neighborhood children in costumes to “Trick or Treat along East and West Broadway” on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Participating establishments will be clearly marked with an orange and black poster inviting the children to stop in for a treat. The South Boston Chamber of Commerce – now collaborating with the South Boston NDC will once again be hosting this years annual event that allows families to stroll safely along East and West Broadway for a fun and enjoyable Halloween. Broadway businesses wishing to participate – that have not already received a poster, should contact the South Boston NDC office at 617-268-9610.




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funding, Rep. Collins and Sen. Forry have urged the MBTA to examine the possibility of capturing value from existing MBTA assets by leasing air rights above the Red Line layover tracks at Cabot Yard.  Significant money raised by a similar project in Hudson Yards, New York, was used to improve public transportation without increasing the tax or fee burden on riders and taxpayers.

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tation needs on Columbia Road. “I would like to thank Highway Administrator Tom Tinlin and MassDOT for addressing Day Boulevard and Kosciuszko Circle in their Capital Investment Plan,” said Rep. Collins.  “It is my hope that these recommendations will address long-standing issues at these two intersections, relieving traffic congestion and increasing the quality of life for our residents and commuters alike.” “I am pleased the MBTA and MassDOT are committing to a review of services in South Boston,” said Senator Linda Dorcena Forry. “These agencies will also analyze the best ways and solutions to upgrade Day Boulevard and Kosciuszko Circle which suffer

from gridlock and are serious public safety concerns. Ensuring safe roads and reliable transportation options to our residents are critically important,” concluded Sen. Forry.

Currently underway is an examination of South Boston bus systems by MassDOT and the MBTA. As part of that conversation, Rep. Collins and Sen. Forry have advocated for a series of short-term and long-term fixes to improve service in South Boston. Short-term proposals include: Revitalizing the City Point Bus Terminal on East First Street to accommodate passenger platforms and other amenities; and A review current bus routes for inclusion of express routes. A public meeting will be held later this month to discuss MBTA route improvements. However, cognizant that some of the long-term transportation needs in South Boston and throughout Massachusetts require substantial

“By capturing value from existing assets, the MBTA will be able to realize significant sources of income and in turn can make the necessary investments in transportation infrastructure which will benefit commuters in South Boston and the system as whole,” said Rep. Collins. “Examples of these improvements may include infrastructure upgrades for bus service, traffic signals, and congestion relief in one of our busiest neighborhoods. This would help set the T in the direction of economic sustainability and provide funding for much needed infrastructure upgrades without new fees or taxes. These kinds of creative solutions are necessary to address financial woes before we resort to privatizing services.” The MBTA, in response to the lawmakers’ requests, are currently studying the potential value of this proposal.

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Reception for Paul Gannon October 25 at CAPO By Rick Winterson Two months ago, Paul Gannon, who practices law in his South Boston office on Broadway, announced his candidacy for Plymouth/Norfolk County State Senator, which includes Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Norwell, Scituate, Marshfield, and Duxbury. If you have friends there, ask them to please consider Paul’s candidacy on Election Day, November 8. And this coming Tuesday evening, you are invited to join Congressman Stephen Lynch, State Representative Nick Collins, City Councilor Bill Linehan, City Councilor Michael Flaherty, and candidate for

Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy at a reception honoring Paul. That’s Tuesday evening, October 25, 6 to 8 p.m., at CAPO, 443 West Broadway.




Please drop in at CAPO for Paul’s reception next Tuesday evening. See you there.

Paul is a third- generation, born-and-brought-up South Bostonian. He says, “I am very appreciative that South Boston’s elected officials sponsored this fundraiser for me.” And it’s not just a fundraiser; Paul also hopes to assemble a crew of volunteers from South Boston to assist him in the election. Paul’s on the ballot as a Democrat. His public service includes two terms as State Representative from South Boston and two years as a Selectman

Back Again at 146 N Street Vincent Baldner (pictured in the light brown scally cap) dropped into the South Boston Online office this week from his home on N Street. He brought us some welcome news – The Baldner residence at 146 N Street will hold its Halloween party again this year on Monday evening, October 31, from 5 till 8 p.m. His mother, who turned 92 on September 7, will be the hostess. During last year’s Halloween

in Hingham, where he established its Substance Abuse Coalition. That fits well with his aim to take on a key state issue: the Commonwealth’s

celebration at the Baldners’, 347 kids of all ages showed up In addition to lots of goodies, there’ll be games for prizes, awards for costumes, and an art contest (bring Halloween pictures of your own or from your coloring book). The Baldners’ party fits in well with the “Trick or Treat on Broadway” extravaganza on Halloween, so plan to attend both. See you there.

Paul Gannon, state Senate candidate, with his family – wife Susan (Carey), daughters Jacqueline and Caroline.



Catholic Academy News Thank you to all the families that came out for the South Boston Catholic Academy Early Childhood Carnival on Thursday evening, October 13, 2016! Children enjoyed face painting, the balloons, the dancing, photo booth and much more! Everyone had great time! South Boston Catholic Academy (www. is currently accepting applications for

all classes PreK-Grade 6. We have Before School and After School Programs available and have small class size; high acceptance rate to Parochial, Private and Boston Exam Schools. Please contact; Mrs. Barbara Keohane with any questions or for a tour of the School at or phone 617268-2326 for more information.



by Rick Winterson


“South Boston on Parade” Debuts rick, Henry Knox, George Washington, and Evacuation Day. The second historical bit is the dedication of “South Boston on Parade” to the indomitable, muchmissed John “Wacko” Hurley of fond recent memory. Wacko and his wife Molly were pillars, heart and soul, of the Parade for two generations – read all about it in Paul’s book.

You have heard many of the facts, figures, and statistics describing our annual South Boston Evacuation Day/St. Patrick’s Day Parade. More about that in a moment. Right now, South Boston Online would like to announce the debut of Paul Christian’s new book, which he has entitled “South Boston on Parade – a History of South Boston’s Evacuation Day and Saint Patrick’s Day Parade” “South Boston on Parade” is a book of photographs. They are all black and white photos, which give a serious, scholarly feel to Paul’s book, while still letting his creation be both highly informative and hugely entertaining. “South Boston on Parade” is truly a visual treat. After looking at the hundreds of photos, be sure to take the time to read (carefully) the well-written prose sections and the numerous tables that list the Parade’s many events, happenings, and metamorphoses over more than a full century – an interval that spans the 125th Anniversary of the original 1776 Bostonian Evacuation Day on March 17 in 1901, to the closing photos of the Cycling Murrays, a Ghostbuster, and the traditional Local 7 Ironworkers float taking part in the 2015 Parade. Over the years, South Boston’s Evacuation Day/St. Patrick’s Day Parade has become (perhaps) America’s largest, depending on whether you count spectators, duration,

Author Paul Christian is a lifelong, sixth generation South Bostonian, where he and his wife Kathy reside. He served as the Commissioner of the Boston Fire Department, capping a 38-year career with the BFD in 2006. He is deeply knowledgeable about South Boston and the City of Boston’s fire-related history. He debuted his book at our Branch Library during the last monthly meeting of the South Boston Historical Society, after being introduced by the Society’s President, Prof. Bob Allison.

Author Paul Christian is introduced at the Historical Society meeting by Prof. Bob Allison, the Society’s President. or number of Parade entrants. It Revolutionary War. St. Patrick’s is South Boston’s key annual hapDay had been observed in Boston pening, in an urban neighborhood on March 17 since 1737, 39 years known for its events, celebrations, before Evacuation Day. “St. Patrick” and “Southie times”. It doesn’t was a countersign in the fortificasound possible, but over the years, tions on the Heights, and of course, our Parade has been viewed – in St. Patrick died in Antrim on March person, not on TV – by people 17. So it was understandable that numbering north of 50 million the Parade eventually morphed into (50,000.000). Paul has caught a combined celebration of St. Patall of this glorious civic, military, and religious saga in his book. Two more bits of Parade history and then you are on your own: The first Parade in 1901 was, in fact, originally aimed at observing Evacuation Day. Dorchester Heights in South Boston was the final destination of Henry Knox’s “Noble Train of Artillery”, which he brought here from Fort Ticonderoga. Washington got a congressional gold medal for Evacuation Day, the first colonial victory in the

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Introducing Four Club Girls By Kevin Devlin They’re happy youngsters who love going to the South Boston Boys and Girls Club every day after the school bell rings. The Club provides them with a safe and secure environment where staff is always ready to lend a hand and listen to what they have to say. The four girls highlighted this week in SBOL are Mia Velez, Ella Leeman, Gemma Loughlin, and Katrina Tilton. Mia Velez, 9, is the daughter of Yanira Fernandez and Omar Velez. She has sister named Emma, her best friends are Ella and Emily, and she loves her family dog, a Chihuahua named Romeo. Mia’s a fourth grader at the William E. Russell School which is located in Dorchester. The school’s guiding principles are “learning, collaboration, and results.” The Russell is one of only three Boston elementary schools working with EdVestors, a nonprofit school improvement organization geared to facilitate student success. The goal is to improve the quality of teaching and tailoring the curriculum to meet the needs of all students. Mia’s favorite subject is writing and someday plans on being a marine biologist. Mia’s favorite color is green and her favorite food is pancakes. Her favorite TV program is “SpongeBob SquarePants” created by Stephen Hillenburg and first aired in 1999. Her

favorite professional entertainer is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, an English singer and songwriter. Her favorite Super Hero show is “Harlequin”the name of four clown-themed DC Comics characters. And her favorite real life person at the Club is her elderly homework teacher named Emily. “She inspires me,” said Mia. “She tells me stories about her life and they are great. Everyone loves her.” During her leisure time at home, Mia is being taught by her dad on how to play the piano. She also loves to read and is currently reading “Ice Cold Snowman.” This book is just one in a series of Goosebumps books written by R.L. Stine. If Mia was the president of the United States, she said that she would “lower taxes and stop the killer clowns from hurting any more people.” Ella Leeman, 9, is the daughter of Lauren and Joseph Leeman. She has a younger brother named Joseph, two family Bulldogs named Harley and Brody, as well as a black and white cat named Maxie. Ella is in the fourth grade at the James Condon Elementary School which is located in Southie. The Condon’s mission is to help all students “acquire the skills, knowledge and habits” necessary to succeed in life and eventually aspire to be wellinformed and concerned citizens. Ella’s favorite colors are green and

Pictured at the South Boston Boys and Girls Club are (from left) Mia, Ella, Gemma, and Katrina. blue. Her favorite food is pizza. She also enjoys watching “SpongeBob Square Pants” on TV and her favorite entertainer is Madison “Maddie” Nicole Ziegler, an American dancer, actress and model who achieved fame at an early age. And her favorite Club person is an artroom staff person named Monica. In the world of sports, Ella plays touch football with her friends at the McCarthy-Rosher Memorial Field next to the Murphy DCR rink. She has been dancing for the last five years at Jacquelyn’s Dance Academy which is located at the Curley Recreation Center. She also loves to swim in her backyard pool. During her free time, Ella enjoys dancing and singing in her room, watching TV with her family, and talking on her IPhone. She also loves to read and is currently reading “Love that Dog”-a free verse piece written by Sharon Creech and first published in 2001. If Ella was our chief executive living on Pennsylvania Avenue, she said that she would “have free ice creams for kids in school all day long and not let teachers give out homework.” Gemma Loughlin, 10, is the daughter of Anna and Andrew Loughlin. She has three family fish named Queenie, Sky, and Grape. She’s in the fifth grade at the Condon School, loves Spanish, and someday plans on being a teacher or a singer. Her favorite color is blue, she likes pizza, and her favorite TV show is “Full House.” Her favorite entertainers are The Chainsmokers, an American DJ duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. And

her favorite Club staff is also Monica. In her leisure time, Gemma practices her Irish Step moves. She has been taking classes at the Peggy Woods School of Irish Dance for the past four years. Her favorite step is the Slip jig. She also plays Pokemon and works hard completing her math and Spanish homework assignments. Gemma’s currently reading “Esperanza Rising.” This book published in 2000 is a young adult novel written by Pam Munoz Ryan. The setting is California during the Great Depression and examines the struggle to survive by Mexican farm workers. If she was the President, Gemma said that she’d “pass laws that felt right and veto bad laws, and give kids less homework and more recess time.” Katrina Tilton, 9, is the daughter of Megan Lowe. She has a brother named Richard and three cats. She’s in the fourth grade at the Condon, likes math, and someday plans on being a police officer so she can protect people. Her favorite color is pink and she likes a variety of foods. Her favorite TV show is “Teen Titans” –a DC Comics show featuring super heroes. Her favorite Club staffer is Ryan. And, her favorite singer is Taylor Swift. During her leisure time, Katrina enjoys playing soccer and baseball in her backyard. She also likes playing video games, recess at school, and chasing boys. She’s currently reading “Love that Dog.” If she was the President, she said that she “wouldn’t let Trump near the White House because I know what he’d do.”





2016 Fall Colors in South Boston. And the Drought Mother Nature has her ways, as reflected in her colors. She can be a healer, which is also reflected in said colors. You don’t have to be told that we have had a record drought this summer, with essentially no rainfall between the end of May and Sunday, October 9. On that day, the rain finally poured down gently and steadily, until about two inches had soaked into the parched ground around the ol’ hometown. Not that it made much difference at all, but the rain was heavy enough to postpone the Sox-Indians playoff game till Monday, Columbus Day. Two photos of the southeastern rampart of fort Independence on Castle Island illustrate the effect of that rain vividly. Pulling a reverse play on us, Mother Nature’s healing waters immediately turned a

dull brown hillside of summerlong parched grass into a verdant extravaganza, a fortnight after fall had officially started. Who would have thought that our most vivid fall color this year would be green?!? Many leafy trees all around South Boston had curled, brown-edged leaves instead of the usual colorful displays we are famous for. Willows and honey locusts did their level best to establish a palette, but it was mostly yellows – a brilliant color, of course. But as hard as they tried, these trees couldn’t take the place of the oranges and siren reds of the maples nor the deep, thrumming reddish purple of the oak leaves. Like the 2016 Red Sox, our local autumn leaf-peepers have been told, “Wait ‘til next year.”

Gatey CYO Registration Gate of Heaven CYO house and travel league basketball registration The second night of registration for the Gatey CYO hoop program will be held on Friday, October 21, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Walsh Center gym, which is located behind the South Boston Court House on East Broadway. The instructional house league is for boys in the first and second grades, the midget house league is for boys in grades three through the sixth grades, and the cadet house league is for boys from the sixth through the tenth grade. The instructional house league is for girls in the first and second grades and the midget house league is for girls from the third through the seventh grade. Travel teams are for boys in grades three through

the twelfth and for girls in grades four through the twelfth. Registration fee is $30.00 for one player or $50.00 per family for each program. All old and new players must register. THE GATEY HOOP LEAGUE IS OPEN TO ALL SOUTH BOSTON RESIDENTS. EVERYONE MAKES A TEAM. Any questions contact Kevin Lally @617-943-5238 or email him @



For the first time ever, registered Boston voters can vote at any early voting location from Monday, October 24 – Friday, November 4 in the City, including City Hall. Pick a time and place that is best for you. Voter registration deadline is October 19. MON. OCT. 24, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

SAT. OCT. 29, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

East Boston, Orient Heights Yacht Club Chinatown, Metropolitan Condominiums South End, Harriet Tubman House Boston City Hall (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

East Boston, Heritage Apartments

TUES. OCT. 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

South Boston, Condon School

WED. OCT. 26, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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Dorchester, Grove Hall Community Center

Dorchester, Dorchester House Dorchester, Codman Square Library Hyde Park, Municipal Building Boston City Hall (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

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Roxbury, Bruce Bolling Municipal Building

FRI. OCT. 28, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Back Bay, Copley Square Library

Jamaica Plain, Curtis Hall Kenmore/Fenway, Boston Arts Academy Allston/Brighton, Honan Library Boston City Hall (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

Allston/Brighton, Jackson Mann School

MON. OCT. 31, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Charlestown, Harvard/Kent School Bay Village, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Roxbury, MLK Tower Boston City Hall (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

TUES. NOV. 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Boston City Hall

WED. NOV. 2, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Dorchester, Strand Theatre Mattapan, Morning Star Church Roslindale, Roslindale Community Center Boston City Hall (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

THUR. NOV. 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Voters may also apply for an early voting ballot by mail; the deadline for applications is 12:00 p.m. on November 4. If early voting ballots are not returned during the early voting period, they must be returned to City Hall, Room 241, by 8 p.m. on November 8. If you miss the early voting period, you can still vote on Tuesday, November 8 at your assigned voting location.

Boston City Hall

FRI. NOV. 4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jamaica Plain, Back of the Hill Apartments Mission Hill, Tobin Municipal Building Allston/Brighton, Veronica B. Smith House Boston City Hall (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

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Public Meeting


Garage Parking on Columbia Road $450.00/Month

22 DRYDOCK AVE 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02210

PROJECT PROPONENT: Parcel K LLC, PPC Land Ventures, Inc., and Lincoln Property Company PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proponents in their Notice of Project Change are requesting an increase in the number of hotel rooms from 247 to 293; a decrease in the number of underground parking spaces from 640 to a maximum of 420; and certain design changes within the previously approved building envelopes 617-877-1791 mail to:

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Boston Planning & Development Agency One City Hall Square, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02201 617.918.4457


Income Restricted Homeownership Opportunity

488 Dorchester Ave Lottery 488 Dorchester Ave, South Boston, MA 02127

# Bedrooms 2 2

4 Income Restricted Units Percent of Square Feet Median Range Income 1,010-1,060 80% 1,116-,1131 100%* *Minimum income floors

List Price $206,100 $265,800

Maximum Income Limit Household 80% 100% size AMI AMI 1 $54,950 $68,700 2 $62,800 $78,500 3 $70,650 $88,300 4 $78,500 $98,100 5 $84,800 $105,950 6 $91,050 $113,800 Households may request an application to be sent by email or mail from: Monday, October 17, 2016 – Wednesday, October 26, 2016 through the following methods: Visit: Call: 617-209-5226 Email: Applications will also be available in person on the following dates and times: Date Time Monday, October 17, 2016 10:00AM - 2:00PM Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:00AM – 2:00PM Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:00AM – 2:00PM Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:00PM - 7:00PM Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:00AM - 2:00PM Location: Lobby - 488 Dorchester Avenue, South Boston, MA 02127 Completed applications must be returned by the deadline– remit by mail only: Postmarked no later than November 2, 2016 Maloney Properties, Inc. Attention: 488 Dorchester Ave Lottery 27 Mica Lane, Wellesley MA 02481 Selection by lottery. Asset, Use & Resale Restrictions apply. Preference for Boston Residents. Preference for Households With at Least One Person Per Bedroom. Preference for First-Time Homebuyers. For more info or reasonable accommodations, Call Maloney Properties, Inc. at 617-209-5226 | MA Relay 711 | Email: Equal Housing Opportunity


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The Law Office of

Paul J. Gannon PC General Practice of Law

Criminal Defense Personal Injury Motor Vehicle Accidents Establishment of Corporations, LLCs Wills & Estate Planning Real Estate Litigation Probate No Charge for Initial Consultation

82 West Broadway South Boston, MA (617)269-1993


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OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12 p.m - 2 p.m.

2 Cottage St. Unit #1 Asking $719,000

New construction 3 unit building in an exciting locale that is about to BOOM with development (Washing-ton Village, St Augustine’s School and more). Very conveniently located just minutes too downtown and the SB Seaport and within steps of the Broadway T stop.

Unit #1 is a bi level unit with over 1300 sq. ft. of living space. This is an open floor plan containing 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. High end finishes, In unit laundry, rear deck and a deeded parking space.

Rooney Real Estate, LLC (617) 269-1000 700 East Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

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