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Optimism comes from the Latin word optimus, meaning "best," which describes how an optimistic person is always looking for the best in any situation and expecting good things to happen. Optimism is the tendency to believe, expect or hope that things will turn out well. Even if something bad happens, like being down 4-1 in the 3rd period of a hockey game, an optimist sees the silver lining. The Boston Bruins and their fans showed their Optimism last night for sure. The Bruins are the first team in the league's 96-year history to win a Game Seven after trailing by three goals in the third period.
With that being said, I guess being Optimistic pays off, certainly does for us. Boston is the Strongest!! Here’s to winning the cup!! Thank you guys for a game I will never forget!! #Believe #Optimism
Memorial Day weekend is the time when the weather turns noticeably warmer and drier, affording great opportunities for families, neighbors and friends to really come out and shine in the great outdoors! Take advantage of living right on the water and enjoy all that South Boston has to offer!!
Please get out and vote today!! Every vote counts!! Polls are open 7AM-8PM!!
Spring has sprung!! This time of year does something to us. We have new love in the air, baseball, barbeques, travel and getting outside. I for one, love that I no longer have to exercise indoors. Living in South Boston, gives me that advantage! I can grab my dog and take a nice serene walk out Castle Island. I can enjoy the warmth of the sun hitting my face, while breathing in the smell of the ocean and seeing tons of familiar faces along the way.
If you live here in South Boston or even if you do not, do yourself a favor and talk a walk along the “sugar bowl”, I’m certain you will enjoy as much as I do. Happy Spring!!
As Fenway Park fills up with baseball fans, so does the 26.2-mile course for fans cheering on some of the best runners in the world, here to take part in the Boston Marathon.
Many of those elated Red Sox fans, walked from Kenmore Square toward the Back Bay to watch the last of the runners make their way to the finish line. Some had just reached the finish line when the first bomb went off, shortly before 3 p.m. Within seconds infectious smiles and wonderful energy, transformed into faces filled with shock and eyes glazed over in fear. Medical professionals on hand to take care of pulled muscles and sprained ankles suddenly found themselves operating a trauma center.
The Boston Marathon will never be the same after yesterday. Unfortunately, we live in a very cruel world. I try my best to put a positive spin on bad circumstances, in every area of my life. As of right now, I’m unable to do that. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims and their families. I would like to thank all of the first responders and emergency personnel, who have and are still helping the City of Boston recover from this senseless tragedy.
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This time of year there are few things more enjoyable than preparing and enjoying a meal outside with your family and friends. Let’s face it few things taste better than a thick juicy burger or steak, hot off the grill. So the only question left is “which one is right you?” Grills can use several different heat sources including charcoal… propane gas… natural gas… and electricity. Each has its own advantages, so knowing those will help you decide.
Charcoal grills are probably the best known. They tend to be very economical and have the fewest parts. The burning coals cook foods at very high heat, which seals in the juices and adds a smoky flavor that’s hard to beat. Propane and Natural gas grills have a big advantage in that they are ready to use within minutes and allow more precise temperature control for even, consistent cooking. These grills will have BTU, or British thermal unit, ratings…. The higher the BTU rating, the higher the heat output. Electric grills start more slowly but are easy to start and may be the best option if you live in an apartment building or high rise where other types of grills aren’t allowed on balconies and porches…. In fact, you can even use an electric grill indoors.
Whatever option you choose you’ll want to keep it clean. This will ensure that the grill lasts a long time and that every meal is tasty. The process is simple; let the grill heat up for a few minutes and use a stiff wire brush to scrub off the grates… Then after you finish cooking… crank up the heat for five or ten minutes to burn off any food residue. Wow, I’m hungry now…. When’s lunch?
It’s that time of year again; the rental market in South Boston is back with a vengeance!! I myself do not see prices dropping anytime soon. Times have certainly changed in Southie as far as rent prices. Right now a 3 bedroom can rent anywhere from $1000 up to $1500 per bedroom! After you add in all of the fees, you might as well put a down payment on a condo!
Buying can be scary for some, but that’s what we are here for. Consider paying your own mortgage versus your landlords!! Please feel free to contact me to discuss buying your very first home in South Boston. It’s not as daunting as you’d think it up to be!!
Below please learn about Stephen Lynch, he is a lifelong resident of South Boston, running for Sentate. I already know why he has my vote, learn why he should have yours.
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch was first sworn in to the United States Congress in October 2001, following the sudden passing of legendary Congressman John Joseph Moakley.
The son of Francis Lynch, an ironworker, and Anne Lynch, a postal clerk, Congressman Lynch was born and raised in the public housing projects of South Boston.
Upon graduation from South Boston High School in 1973, Congressman Lynch entered the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program and later joined his father as a member of Boston's Ironworkers Local 7. He worked as a structural ironworker for 18 years and was eventually elected to serve as president of The Iron Workers Union, the youngest president in the history of the 2000 member union.
Congressman Lynch continued his education at Wentworth Institute of Technology on nights and weekends, earning a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management. He later received a law degree from Boston College Law School, was admitted to both the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar, and continued his advocacy for working people as a labor and employment attorney.
In 1994, Congressman Lynch was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. After just fourteen months in office, he was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in a special election. In the Senate, he served as the Chair of the Joint Committee on Commerce and Labor.
In 1999, he earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
During his career as an ironworker, Congressman Lynch worked at the General Motors Plant in Framingham, Massachusetts, the General Dynamics Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts and the U.S. Steel Plant in Gary, Indiana, all of which were either shut down or severely curtailed due to unfair foreign trade practices. Congressman Lynch's first-hand experience in seeing the effects of plant closings on American workers and on local communities has led him to focus on efforts to improve U.S. Trade Policy and protect American jobs.
In the 113th Congress, Congressman Lynch is a member of the Financial Services Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where he serves as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census. Lynch is also a member of the Subcommittee on National Security.
Congressman Lynch is a co-founder of the Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus, which was formed to protect workers’ rights and educate Members of Congress on issues that impact American families.
Lynch continues to serve as co-chair of the Task Force on Terrorism and Proliferation Financing, a bipartisan Congressional panel that monitors the status of national and international efforts to track and stop the flow of funds to terrorist groups and works to strengthen our national anti-terrorist finance strategy.
He and his wife Margaret continue to live in their lifelong hometown of South Boston where they are raising their daughter Victoria and niece Crystal.
Wow, St. Patrick’s Day is only 19 days away, how did that happen??? Feels like just yesterday I was standing on Broadway watching it!! I’m not complaining though, just means we are that much closer to spring.
The parade begins at the Broadway 'T' Station at 1PM on Sunday, March 17th and ends at Andrew Square. Since 1901 this parade has become a prominent part of South Boston's history. Southie's annual Saint Paddy’s Day Parade starts at the Broadway T Stop proceeding down West Broadway to East Broadway to East 4th, to 5th Street, and around Thomas Park. Marchers continue to Telegraph Street to Dorchester Street ending at Andrew Square.
I’m hoping the weather this year it just as fabulous as it was last year, please enjoy the day and remember Safety First!! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!