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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SOUTH BOSTON — Brian Wallace, the lifelong resident of South Boston and one of the city neighborhood’s greatest champions, has helped raise thousands of dollars and offered his support of South Boston people and causes over the years. And on April 18, there was supposed to be a gathering to support Brian at a “time” for him. Because of health and safety concerns regarding Covid-19, “A Night for Brian Wallace” has been cancelled. Those organizing…

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SOUTH BOSTON — When Bill Brett decided to put the long lens on the camera and catch some stories of how people were dealing with the impending Coronavirus shutdowns and beyond. As he drove through South Boston on Saturday, he spotted the lines outside of several bars and pubs. The area was packed with people, most young revelers, out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. By Sunday, however, Mayor Marty Walsh announced new guidelines for all…

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