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“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set aside in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” (E.P. Powell)


South Boston’s Finest The BCYF Condon Community Center welcomed very special guests recently. Commissioner Evans with officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) and PAL Director Billy Stoddard visited the youth and teens of the Condon CC before the quarterfinals of the Back 2 School League last Wednesday evening. Commissioner Evans addressed the young crowd and spoke of how important it is to “work hard in school and get involved with our community. We are one community and the Boston Police Department and all its members are your friends and support you 100 percent.” The Condon youth and staff, along with the officers from C-6, plan to continue fostering a relationship of understanding together through coordinated sporting events and motivational talks. The Condon is thankful for the BPD and looks forward to partnering with the

officers of C-6 in a Holiday basketball game during the school vacation. #teamcondon #teambpd

of Mayor Martin Walsh, the PAL, and DoughBoy Donuts. Also, Thank You to John Henson for his efforts on behalf of the Condon.

The annual fall hoop league, of over 75 youth, was a huge success, with many exciting and close games. The CCC hosted teams from the BCYF Tynan Community Center, Vine Street Community Center and the Leahy/Halloran Community Center. Special Thanks to the generous support

Happy Thanksgiving from the Condon family to yours! Shown left to right in photo – back row: Community Service Officer George Billotte, Youth Service Officer Perry Roy, Condon Youth Worker Billy

Allen, PAL Director Billy Stoddard, Sergeant, Bureau of Field Services Gino Provenzano, Captain Joseph Boyle, Commander C-6 and Sergeant Michael Mylette, Supervisor C-6 Community Service Officer. Front row: Coach George Benner, Condon Site Coordinator Joe Curran and BPD Commissioner William Evans. Photo by Barbara Kelly

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Brian Mahoney passed away suddenly this last weekend. We were very sorry to hear that, and South Boston Online extends our deep sympathy to Brian’s family, friends, and all of South Boston. There was no more loyal South Bostonian than Brian. Among other things, he was very active in South Boston civic groups; he was especially noted for his support of veterans’ causes and interests. We will all miss him. Godspeed and farewell, Brian.”

Msgr. Thomas J McDonnell and Frank Kelley Thanksgiving Dinner

Volunteers Distribute Thanksgiving Meals

St. Monica’s Parish Hall (Corner of Old Colony Ave. and Prebble St.)

Thanksgiving Day 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

All are welcome. If you are unable to get out and would like a meal delivered to your home please call 857-261-3872.

Hosted by: The South Boston Catholic Parishes and the Elected Officials representing South Boston.

United Way will join Catholic Charities and partner agencies in 11 different communities across the region to distribute 6,500 packages of Thanksgiving groceries, including turkey and the fixings, to families in the Greater Boston area. The meals are meant to not only provide the fixings for a celebratory meal, but also help struggling families get through the week without having to stretch their food budget. Since the Thanksgiving Project began, United Way volunteers and partners have come together to provide over 37,000 Thanksgiving meal packages to families in need in our community. The Thanksgiving Project this year is made possible by support from Mass Convention Center Authority, who donated the space, Stop & Shop, UPS, Putnam, DDJ Capital Management, Federal Home Loan Bank and Falcon Investment Advisors.  



Fitzgerald Post Recognized Julie Family Learning to Honor Rep. Collins at Annual Meeting for Outstanding Work Julie’s Family Learning Program looks forward to their annual event on December 1, 2015

“Your post should be justifiably proud of its officers and members who have contributed so much to the success of the VFW programs and the mission of the Veterans of Foreign War,” said Commander Duffy.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recognizes the Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post 561 (South Boston) for their outstanding work in helping veterans, military families. Commander Brian Duffy, National Commander -inChief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, recognized the Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post #561 of South Boston for their outreach in assisting  veterans and military families, in ensuring they are treated with respect and dignity.  Additionally, Commander Duffy recognized the post for having the distinct honor of over 100% in member for the 2016-2017 year.

In accepting this award on behalf of the Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post #561,  Commander Edward Flynn praised the members and volunteers of the post for their outstanding work in the South Boston community in helping veterans and military families.  “The post is successful because we work together as a team to help our  military families obtain  services and benefits they earned through their time serving in the U.S. military,” said Flynn.  “We also help many organizations in our neighborhood and we are proud to be part of The Laboure Christmas House Tour this year.”    Flynn also stated that it is important  that veterans, especially our disabled veterans, have access to quality health care at the VA Medical Centers and equal access to employment and training opportunities.

Join Julie’s Friends, Board, Alumni and Staff for a celebration on Thursday, December 1st, at Venezia at 6pm. This year’s event will honor State Representative Nick Collins, a leading supporter for the families in Julie’s care as they work to break the cycle of poverty. Elected in 2010, Rep. Nick Collins is in his third term representing the 4th Suffolk District, which consists of South Boston and parts of Dorchester. He proudly serves on four legislative committees, including the Joint Ways & Means Committee and the House Committee on Personnel and Administration, and is a past chair of the Boston legislative delegation. Julie’s is grateful to Rep. Collins for his many years of advocacy for our long term intervention work with

marginalized families. “Julie’s Family Learning Program does incredible work, helping vulnerable women and families break the cycle of poverty,” said Rep. Collins. “I am proud of the work we have done at the state level to support Julie’s and the important work being done there.”

On December 1st, we will have powerful, moving testimony from an alumna of the program. There will be a buffet dinner, dozens of raffle baskets and a silent auction. The auction will be online for advance bidding. We have a lot of items that would make great holiday presents, so take a look! Thanks to all for their ongoing support throughout the year. Tickets are currently for sale on our website If you are interested in sponsorship or table information, contact Bob, Carrie or Jeanne at 617-269-6663.

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SB Catholic Academy Continues to Support Community Need and Our Troops!

Many thanks to all of our students and families for their continued generosity. Students donated over 75 lbs. of Halloween candy all candy was donated to the troops overseas through the organization Operation Gratitude. Thank you to Dr. Leland. Dr. Leland›s Dentistry Office gave their thanks to the students by providing a pizza party for the 2nd grade classes and 6th grade student council. These students helped organize and collect all the candy, as well as, write letters to the troops! Thank you all!

  Our Annual Thanksgiving food drive provided the much-needed groceries for our local shelters and food pantries to help ensure a Happy Thanksgiving for all in our community.  A Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from all of us at South Boston Catholic Academy.

  South Boston Catholic Academy is an academically rigorous, supportive Catholic Elementary School Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAS&C).  South Boston Catholic Academy (www. is currently accepting applications for all classes PreKGrade 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 617-2682326 for more information.


Giving Thanks Together In Our Community

Pictured L-R: Susan LaPaglia, South Boston Community Health Center, Alaina Coppola, Massport’s Senior Manager of Charitable Giving Programs & Colleen Catoggio, RN, South Boston Community Health Center

This week, families and friends throughout the Boston area will gather to give thanks for each other – and the food that symbolizes our national holiday of Thanksgiving. From turkey and stuffing, to cranberries and pumpkin pie, most of us are fortunate enough to enjoy full tables. The Greater Boston Food Bank reports that hunger affects one in nine Eastern Massachusetts residents. And nearly half earn too much to qualify for government assistance. This year, Massport is pleased to provide food donations to three programs in our community: Crossroads Family Center in East Boston; Winthrop Community Food Pantry; and South Boston Community Health Center Food Pantry. Combined, these three organizations serve more than 700 families and individuals each month. Their support can mean the difference between paying for heat and having a meal on the table. As we enter the holiday season, we are reminded that programs like these and many others provide critical assistance year round to the most vulnerable members of our community. South Boston Community Health Center Food Pantry provides assistance to patients of the health center, and receives approximately 400 visits each month. South Boston Community Health Center Food Pantry 409 West Broadway, South Boston 617-269-7500





Roberto Mighty Debuts at Mt. Auburn Cemetery from Boston University; he received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Lesley University (College of Art and Design) and teaches at Emerson. He creates film, videos, and diverse multi-media works that illuminate his takes on humanity, as well as on the natural world around us. He’s also an accomplished, performance-quality guitarist.

by Rick Winterson Roberto Mighty is a local resident of South Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood. He’s located in a live/work apartment/studio in Fort Point’s Channel Center complex, one block to the east of A Street and across from the Procter & GambleGillette industrial property – soon to be the GE headquarters as well. Roberto holds a Bachelor of Arts

But third and perhaps most uniquely, Roberto is the Artistin-Residence at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. He is the first to hold such a position. In fact, he is the first Artist-inResidence at any cemetery in the entire world. Unique, indeed! His This was all carefully explained by Bree Harvey, who is Mt. Auburn’s Vice President of Cemetery and Visitor Services, at the debut of Roberto’s recently completed multimedia work. She briefly spoke al;so about Mt. Auburn Cemetery – it was established in 1831 (the same year South Boston’s Fort Independence began construction), and

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nowadays receives 200,000 visitors a year. Bree, with whom Roberto works, was serving as Program Emcee for the introductory viewing of Roberto’s video/audio/multimedia creation that melds music, cemetery scenes, and vocal evocations of some of the people buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. (Disclosure: This writer did the voiceover for George T. Angell, the founder of Angell Memorial). The presentation took place in the famous American Gothic Story Chapel, directly inside the cemetery’s main gates. Roberto entitled his work “Earth. Sky”, and its leitmotif or genre is

the settings he found within the 175-acre site that makes up the Mt. Auburn Cemetery – the landscapes, the plant growth, the wildlife. Much of the quiet energy contained within “Earth,Sky” comes from the historic roles played by so many of the people buried there, ranging from escaped slave Pater Byus to modern-day novelist Bernard Malamud (“The Natural”). To quote Roberto Mighty’s programmatic description, “Earth.Sky is not about death. It is about living people. People who once walked the earth as we do now. People who live on in the memory of others.”



Giving Thanks By Kevin Devlin Time certainly flies by at a furious pace, especially for those of us who have witnessed so many summers and winters. So once again the holiday season is upon us and we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. The staff at SBOL would like to wish you and your loved ones a great day. Coming together, we share our love for each other and show our gratitude for how fortunate we are in this great country. Here are some Thanksgiving Day quotes for all to digest, along with the Turkey, as we reflect on our own good fortune. “Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year: to the honest man it comes frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” (Edward Sandford Martin) “Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” (Theodore Roosevelt) “Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths.

At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always time for gratitude and new beginnings.” (J. Robert Moskin) “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” (Meister Eckhart) “The unthankful heart…discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so will it find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” (Henry Ward Beecher) “It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.” (W.J. Cameron) “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” (Albert Schweitzer)

The South Boston Christmas Stroll Start your holiday shopping right here in your own neighborhood! On Thursday evening, December 1st, Sip, Shop and Dine - your way around South Boston to take advantage of incredible ONE NIGHT ONLY savings and discounts nearly 40 local retailers, restaurants, salons, and specialty pop-up shops throughout South Boston. Splurge at participating businesses that will be displaying a Big Red Bow! • Pedicabs will be available to transport you along East and West Broadway from 6 - 9 pm- Sponsored by Dedham Savings. • Enjoy entertainment by “The Original Dickens Carolers” along East & West Broadway

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Open Your Season at the 2016 Laboure House Tour

by Rick Winterson

There are actually two (yes, TWO) Laboure House Tours every year. The Year of Our Lord 2016 is no exception. The evening Tour takes place on Saturday, December 3, from 4 till 6 p.m. Park your car at Laboure (275 West Broadway). Free trolleys leave the Laboure Center promptly at 4 p.m. Watch the sun set early as you proceed along your way. Then return to the Laboure Center; gather together for a brimming glass, some homespun fellowship, and a chance to shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and decorations in the “Christmas Shoppe at Laboure”. Tour books describing each house are available at all the Tour sites. The afternoon Tour is the next day on Sunday, December 4, from 12 noon until 4 p.m. That Tour also features free trolleys, limited parking in the Laboure lot, and a Christmas sale in the Shoppe at Laboure. There are two special treats as well on this Tour (Sunday Tour only) – an unveiling of the U.S. Post Office’s specially designed 2016 Christmas stamp and a showing of the unique Crump

murals that Norm painted on the walls inside the Fitzgerald VFW Post #561, 715 East Fourth Street. The details: To purchase tickets go to or phone 617-464-8500. Saturday evening Tour tickets are $40; Sunday afternoon Tour tickets are $25. It’s that simple. And in addition to enjoying an elegant Christmas event, you’ll be supporting the Laboure Center, a community effort of Catholic Charities that provides needed services to more than 3,000 children, teens, adults, and seniors in South Boston every year.

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You must see the five homes on the 2016 Christmas Laboure House Tour for yourself. South Boston Online has space to give you no more than a brief picture of each one. Enjoy “A Vintage Christmas” at 105 N Street, designed by Karen Bartolomei, in an Edwardian brick row house. See how the owners have built in a bay window, a crystal chandelier, and even a racing horseshoe. At 875 East Fourth Street, step inside “An Old Fashioned Southie Christmas” created by DiMella Shaffer, especially if you are new to South Boston. It’s

a true local home, right down to the old time photographs on the walls. At 947 East Broadway, along South Boston’s own “Main Street”, go south (not literally) for a “Palm Beach Christmas” by JS Interiors – Justine Spaulding. Sample the colorful tropical vibe that includes a tall palm tree. On what is possibly South Boston’s second Main Street, you’ll experience a “Nantucket Christmas Stroll Inspired” at 49 L Street. Elkus Manfredi Architects have created a nautical holiday with cherrywood floors, sailing colors, an open plan, and evocative prints and maps. Then head across the Pond for an overseas holiday - “Falling Snow in Copenhagen”, located at 150 West Sixth Street and conceived by the Senior Interior Design Group at Suffolk University. This holiday home combines Nordic design, Tivoli lighting, and Copenhagen matte tones at Christmas. And don’t forget the Norm Crump murals at the Fitzgerald Post on Sunday. The 2016 Christmas Season is going to begin with Laboure House Tours to remember.


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East Boston and South Boston Ready for Thanksgiving Day Game White Stadium will be the setting for the 99 th clash between East Boston High School and South Boston High at 9:30 a.m. sharp on Thanksgiving morning. The East Boston Jets, led by John Parziale (7 th season) are 4-6. The South Boston Knights, led by first year coach Brian Vaughn are 2-6. East Boston began the season with an overtime win against English at home on September 9, 6-0 and then lost the next two to Brighton and Madison Park. Two wins followed in games with TechBoston and West Roxbury. The Jets then lost four in a row, including a play-off game with Lowell Catholic at home on October 29 by a score of 35-26. The Jets ended the regular season with a nice win over Cathedral at home on November 10 by a score of 34-28. South


with a great first year coach, Brian Vaughn and more numbers on the roster began the season with a win over Charlestown on September 16 by a score of 20-6. Four losses followed and then came a win over Minuteman on October 29 by a score of 28-26. The historic rivalry between these two coastal city schools began in 1903. East Boston has won the game for the past seven straight years and overall leads the series at 50-42-6. Both teams value the Thanksgiving day game and will have practice sessions after school right up to Thanksgiving eve. All are welcome to come out and cheer on both teams and win or lose, be good sports about the results. A special commemoration for the 100 th game is planned for the Thanksgiving Day game next year.


East Boston High School senior football team Seated: #64, Roberto Martinez; #70, Sabean Robinson; #55, Waseem Janoudi; #8, Joel Pastrano; #4, Jeffrey Benzan; #63, Christopher Rivera; #68, Jose Portillo. Standing: #67, Bryan Portillo; #82, JHan Carlos Lopez; #39, Elvis Navarro; #28, Israel Vega; #51, John Dagowdon; #72, Victor Villanueva

Left to right: Jahi James; Andrew Paradise; Marquel Harris; Christen Badgett; Xavier Gonzales, Tresvonni Elliot, Francis Harvey

Representing South Boston at the BPS All-Star Volleyball Game

Representing South Boston at the BPS all-star soccer game this past Saturday at Wentworth was Claudia Camacho and Lily Joyce. The annual game was between north and south divisions.

Representing South Boston at the BPS all-star boys soccer game was An Nguyen and Vu Duong. The annual game between north and south divisions took place at Wentworth on Saturday, November 19.


By Kevin Devlin

Introducing Patrick Steele

He’s a polite, young boy who enjoys living and growing up in South Boston. His name is Patrick Steele. Patrick, 12, is the son of Walter and Beth Steele. He also has an older brother, another nice kid, named Walter. Formerly, Patrick attended the Condon Elementary School in South Boston and was in the Advanced Work Class (AWC) and now is in the seventh grade at Boston Latin Academy. One of the three exam schools in Boston, BLA’s mission “…is to prepare students for higher academic study by challenging them with a rigorous curriculum” and by their “Classical and Liberal Arts education allows students to become successful participants in a diverse and challenging society.”


Feeney and Chris Crowley. He plays third base and in the outfield and will never forget the two triples he hit this past summer. “I like hitting the baseball,” he said. “And in soccer I like playing goalie or midfield.” If Patrick was the President of the United States, he said that he would, “Lower taxes and spend the money on good programs instead of wasting the money. I would put more emphasis of identifying our enemies, those terrorists who want to attack us, to keep the people safe… and (then) focus on people in need.”

Patrick is an Honor Roll caliber student, his favorite subject is English, and someday he hopes on being a professional athlete, perhaps soccer, he’s not totally sure. His favorite color is red and his favorite food is chicken fingers and French fries. His favorite professional athletes are Allen Iverson, former star guard of the Philadelphia 76ers, Arizona Cardinals cornerback, Patrick Peterson, and Red Sox player, Xander Bogaerts.

building in which they live, going to amusement parks, vacationing down Cape Cod in Dennis (where the first time he fished with his dad he caught five blues) and going to Land of Pizza on West Broadway, aka “Landos”, to chow down on cheese pizza. Patrick also likes to read as much as possible and is currently reading “Brown Girl Dreaming.” Published in August of 2014, writer Jacqueline Woodson recalls her childhood in “mesmerizing verse” and how it was growing up as in African American, in South Carolina and New York, in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

In his leisure time, Patrick enjoys playing video games. He likes hanging out with his friends, especially young Marc Iannaco. He also loves swimming in the pool at their

In the world of sports, Patrick keeps busy. He just started playing basketball and is on the Collins Club in the Gate of Heaven CYO house league program. He’s coached by

his dad. He has played soccer in the South Boston Youth Soccer League since he was knee-high to a grasshopper, and during the past two seasons, for the AAU South Boston Stars, coached by Eddie Tirabassi and Tom Harmon. He has played baseball since his tee-ball days, and in 2014, was on the Little League travel team coached by Billy Collins. Patrick was on the Astros last season in Little League, coached by Mark

Patrick’s parents are proud of him. And they have every reason to be pleased. “He’s a talented student,” said his caring father, Walter “He understands the concept of a studentathlete and intends to play sports at BLA. He also has a theatrical side to himself and takes great pleasure in the arts. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was an actor someday and becomes famous.”

Please Join Us December 1, 2016 6-8:30 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

This year’s guest of honor is State Representative Nick Collins, a long time champion and advocate of Julie’s, who will receive the 2016 Angel Award.

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Simply until December 10 at 555 Gallery by Rick Winterson Perhaps this is the time of year to seek simplicity. We have lapsed back to Standard Time. The Holidays have just begun. Green, now covered by fall leaves, will soon give way to footprints in frost – black and gray on white. Simply put, the black/warm gray/ white photographic exhibition of Koichiro Kurita – “Freedom of Spirit, Harmony of Nature” – can be viewed at 555 Gallery until December 10. And the 555 Gallery is simply named for its address at 555 East Second Street. While black/gray/white pictures may seem simple, very simple. So aren’t earth, water, and air. Yet from these three, everything else comes, however complex. Koichuro’s photographs catch that universality. He was

influenced by Thoreau, because Thoreau lived simply for two years on the verge of Walden Pond. Koichuro now has studios of his own in New England and New York, where he catches northeastern nature in his own uncluttered way – like Thoreau did.

As a final note, simple does not mean “easy”. Koichuro’s indelible final images are formed by light sent through a negative, and then impinging upon high-quality, handmade gampi paper, which has been brushed with a solution of platinum/palladium salts. The light precipitates the platinum metal in extremely fine microparticles that catch every shape, shadow, and nuance of his subjects. These pictures will simply last forever. Don’t miss this exhibition.

Three Liners at Flynn

by Rick Winterson South Boston Online reported extensively about the renaming of Marine Park on our last issue’s front page. We will take the liberty of quoting ourselves: “The (Flynn) Commission decided to rename … the entire waterfront … area as the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park.” And the November 12 dedication to Ray was a great event. But that wasn’t all. The day included renaming the Summer Street Bridge the Raymond L. Flynn Bridge, as well as entitling the passenger disembarka-

tion area along Black Falcon Pier the “Raymond L. Flynn Cruiseport”. And a bustling cruiseport it is turning out to be. Approximately 150 cruise ships will dock there next year, 2017, which is almost upon us, bringing an estimated 400,000 (yes, that’s four hundred thousand!) passengers to Boston and New England. The three passenger liners shown in the photograph, led by the “Serenade of the Sea”, carried something over 5,000 passengers here just in time for Trick or Treat night. And 5,000 visitors is a nice down payment on the number we expect next year.



Gatey Basketball Season Begins CYO hoop program has over 300 participants signed up for this season….program thriving

mentals…the basics of basketball and how the game should be played with an emphasis on fair play and good sportsmanship.

By Kevin Devlin

It’s getting cold outside and that only means that the Gate of Heaven CYO basketball program is back. Home games are held at the Walsh Center Gym and most of those games are played during the weekends. Overall, with over 300 youngsters participating, the “Gatey” program boasts two instructional leagues, fifteen house-league teams, and fourteen travel-league teams. The house and instructional leagues have already begun and travel league games commence in early December. There is an instructional league for boys in the first and second grade, overseen by Sean Monahan and Michael Donovan, as well as an instructional league for girls in the first to third grade, run by Allison Baker and Hannah Powers. There are five midget house league teams for boys in the third to sixth grade and five cadet house league teams for boys in the seventh to tenth grade. There are five teams in the girls’ house league for girls in the fourth to ninth grade, coordinated by Marie Laundry. In the travel league, Gatey

Happily pictured at the Walsh Gym aer (from left) Dan, Danny, Chris, and Dana will have at least eleven boys’ vide a positive environment, a travel teams this season, beginsafe, secure place for the kids to ning in the third grade, all the make new friends and stay occuway up to high school age. In pied in a positive manner,” Lally the girls’ division, Gatey has a added. “For the younger playfifth and sixth grade team, a severs, we want them to enjoy the enth and eighth grade squad, experience and learn the fundaand a high school travel team. mentals of the sports. Overall, we teach the players the fundaGate of Heaven CYO Athletic Director Kevin Lally is jubilant enrollment is up and glad that the program can serve as a positive experience for the young athletes.

“We are proud that the league is thriving,” he said. “Our numbers the past three years have increased. That’s good news for the program and good news for the community. It’s great for the kids so they can keep busy, be competitive, get a workout, and have some fun. “We are fortunate… and proud…that we are able to pro-

“Bottom line we are here to mentor youngsters in a positive light,” he concluded. “We want them to be productive members of society and respected members of this community. We don’t want to just make them better basketball players, but help mold them into better all-around people as they move forward in life.” The house league season has just begun and travel games begin in early December, so it’s not too late for any boy or girl register and play. Interested players should stop by the Walsh Center gym for further information or contact Kevin Lally at, or call him @617-943-5238.




Boston Common Tree Lighting December 1 Annual celebration will be broadcast live on WCVB Channel 5 Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, will host Boston’s 75th Annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, December 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.   The celebration is presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, title sponsor the Province of Nova Scotia, and presenting sponsors Distrigas/ENGIE, IKEA, Capital One and the Stop & Shop Supermarkets.  The event is produced and televised by WCVB Channel 5, Boston’s news and community leader.  Additional support is provided by Magic 106.7 FM, the Boston Herald, and the Boston Globe.    The holiday lights through-

out both parks will light up in sequence shortly before 8 p.m. when Mayor Walsh is joined onstage by Premier McNeil, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Santa Claus. The show will close with a pyrotechnic display by Atlas PyroVision.  The holiday decorations throughout Boston Common and the Public Garden include the City of Boston’s official Christmas tree.  A 47-foot white spruce tree located alongside Hwy 395 in Ainslie Glen, Cape Breton, has been selected to send to Boston this year.  The tree is on highway right-of-way and is therefore owned by the Province of Nova Scotia. This is unusual in that with the exception of 1981 the Christmas trees sent to Boston have been donated by private property owners. The spruce is located near the Waycobah First Nations community

nestled along the shores of the world-famous Bras d’Or Lakes. WCVB’s Anthony Everett and J.C. Monahan will host Channel 5’s live broadcast of the event beginning at 7 p.m. featuring Nova Scotia’s Town Heroes, country singer Timmy Brown, the cast of Bill Hanney’s North Shore Music Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol,” and this year’s headliner, Boston’s own Bel Biv DeVoe.   The lighting of the trees on the Common is made possible through the generosity of the Egan Foundation, the Chris and Jean Egan Family, the Lynch Family, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, John Moriarty & Associates, and contributions from other individuals and institutions.  The annual holiday display includes the official Christmas tree from Nova Scotia and trees throughout Boston Common.  Refreshments and additional

support will be provided by promotional sponsors Dunkin’ Donuts, DAVIDsTEA, Geico, H.P. Hood LLC, KIND Snacks, Drake’s Cakes, Fisher College, Arro, and an appearance by the L.L. Bean Bootmobile.

This is the 45th year that Nova Scotia has given a tree to the people of Boston as thanks for relief efforts following the December 6, 1917, explosion of a munitions ship in Halifax Harbor.  Within 24 hours of the disaster a train loaded with supplies and emergency personnel was making its way from Boston to Nova Scotia.  For more information please call (617) 635-4505, go to, or visit us on Facebook.  For Boston Common parking information go to .

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Join us for an OPEN HOUSE 2 Cottage St., Unit 1 Call for more details

$699,000 2 bedrooms - 2.5 bathrooms 1,310 square feet New construction 3 unit building in an exciting locale that is about to BOOM with development ( Washington Village,St Augustine's School and more). Unit #1 is a spacious Bi­ level,2 bedroom( Both En suite), 2.5 bath unit that is very well laid out. High end finishes, In unit laundry, rear deck and a deeded parking space. Very conveniently located just minutes to downtown and the SB Seaport and within steps of the Broadway T stop.

JACKIE ROONEY South Boston's premier real estate agent

Rooney Real Estate, LLC 700 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127

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