SOUTH BOSTON — 500 guests attended the 17th annual “Taste of South Boston” to benefit the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation. The tasting was held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Seaport Hotel in the Plaza Ballroom. Attendees sampled the fare of the neighborhood’s top restaurants including: American Provisions, Backyard Betty’s, Cafe Porto Bello, Capo Restaurant & Supper Club, Cranberry Café, Fat Baby, Gather, JP Licks, Legal Harborside, Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant, Local 149,…

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SOUTH BOSTON — The St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, an annual staple for the city’s political leaders, had a new host (state Senator Nick Collins), a new location (the Raymond L. Flynn Black Falcon Cruise Terminal), and many of the same reworked jokes. Or, just new versions of the old yarns. The breakfast featured Collins, Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Marty Walsh, Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Steve Lynch, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, members of the Boston City Council,…

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DORCHESTER — 300 guests attended the Paraclete Center in South Boston’s event at which former Boston mayor and U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Ray Flynn, his wife, Cathy, and their children, who include City Councilor Ed Flynn, and grandchildren were honored. The event was held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Boston College High School in Dorchester. The Flynns received the Founders Award for their support of the center, which is located at 207 E. Street…

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REPOSTING THIS ITEM FROM 2018: SOUTH BOSTON — The air temperature was about 1 degree above zero when 200 people plunged into Boston Harbor at M Street Beach in South Boston for the annual L Street Brownies New Year’s Day polar swim. Water temperature was 44 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The Jan. 1st swim, one of the country’s oldest such charity events, has been held annually for 115 years. In 2017, about…

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