Letter To The Editor – Why I am Supporting Ed Flynn for City Council

We are living in an overall society where many people are tired of politics and politicians. I believe Boston is unique and our citizens are active, involved and informed. There is an election this fall for District Two City Council.  The passing of a torch some would say as the winner of this election will […]

St. Patrick’s Day Meant To Be Enjoyed

St. Patrick’s Day and Evacuation Day come to South Boston on the same date each year. It’s a very special time in a very special and unique community. It’s a time to celebrate Irish Pride, as everyone is Irish at this season of year, as well as the historical event that saw brave American patriots […]

Improved Murphy Rink is a Symbol of Pride and Stability

  Among the many things that make a community great is having people who reside within willing to work hard to preserve cherished traditions and institutions that they hold dear. This type of greatness was clearly on display last weekend as the newly renovated and much improved DCR’s Murphy Skating Rink was rededicated in memory […]

Sullivan’s Opening Day: Wow!

It goes far beyond the opening day of a seasonal restaurant. Opening day at ‘Sully’s’ on Castle Island has become an experience – an event. Press reports and aerial views from the news helicopters hovering above showed the sheer magnitude of the crowd. Crowd estimates were in the tens of thousands with the goal of […]

Fined For Not Shoveling? Sometimes Things Aren’t What They Seem

The story about 78-year-old Lorraine Walsh has gone far beyond the borders of South Boston. It made the news all over America and even in Canada. As most know, Lorraine, a South Bostonian was fined $200 for allegedly not properly shoveling her walk after the recent snow storms. People expressed anger that she received this […]

Space Savers: Has a Kinder/Gentler Attitude Set In?

Winter took a bit longer to get here this year, but as we all know now, it has arrived. Without losing a step, neighbors grabbed their shovels and ice choppers and dutifully went into action clearing their walks, steps and cars of the cold white stuff that covers everything and looks kind of nice right […]

The ‘Pats’ Redefine ‘Shock and Awe’

  “It’s not over till it’s over.” This is a saying that’s been around forever. But, after last Sunday’s Super Bowl, it has been revived, rejuvenated and repeated nonstop by countless New England Patriots fans of both the full time, die hard variety, and the newly converted. We’d be willing to bet that, whether we […]

The ‘Pats’ Again Earned Super Bowl Spot

  For more than half a century, the Super Bowl has been thrilling Americans like few events can do. The sheer size and spectacle of it all is impressive on a massive scale. That it is a sports event that is uniquely American can bring even more excitement to the tens of thousands of fans […]

In South Boston, Targeting Police Officers Is Not Tolerated

There was a stunned reaction to the report last Friday that an alleged attempt to destroy a Boston Police Cruiser using an incendiary device – a propane tank, took place within the borders of South Boston. The news was so surprising to most South Bostonians because this type of crime just doesn’t take place in […]

Our Inauguration Shows World How It’s Done

The United States Presidential Inauguration is a majestic event that celebrates the peaceful transition of power. It is something to be proud of and even cherished. It is also something that people in many nations around the world envy and only wish they could experience the same way that American citizens can do, every four […]