SOUTH BOSTON — When you can’t have the traditional packed house for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast and you don’t want to miss the event for a second year, you have to try something new. That is what state Senator Nick Collins did, when he opened his doors to a few socially distant appearances along with recorded and broadcast visits from the usual cast of politicians. Among those stopping by in person was former…

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REPOSTED ON JANUARY 1, 2021: SOUTH BOSTON — Hundreds of intrepid swimmers, many donning costumes, made the leap into Dorchester Bay outside the Curley Community Center on Columbia Road on January 1, 2020, as part of the L Street Brownies’ annual New Year’s Day Plunge. The water off of the L Street and M Street beaches was a balmy 42 degrees for the plunge, according to the National Weather Service. The air temperature was also…

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JULY 19, 2019 SOUTH BOSTON — Nary a space of hot sand was to be found along the M Street Beach in South Boston on Sunday, which hit the mark for the highest low temperatures of the year. Bill Brett took this shot at the height of the mid-day heat in the city. That scorcher came just a day after Boston and the region sweltered through the highest temperatures of the year…

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SOUTH BOSTON — The now shuttered St. Vincent de Paul Church in South Boston could soon be put up for sale, sources say. The building is located at 363 E Street at the intersection of W. Third Street in South Boston. In 2018, neighbors worked to keep the building from being sold to a developer interested in making it housing. The Roman Catholic Church was an important location for Boston’s Irish community, serving recent immigrants…

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SOUTH BOSTON — The crew at Doughboy Donuts is not fooling around when it comes to public health. The photo above is a sign on the front door. Wear a mask or go someplace else for your coffee. (On a side note, we’d do whatever they told us just to get one of those cinnamon raisin crullers. They are THAT good.) Photos by Bill Brett

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