With lottery fever spreading through the neighborhood, it reminded me of this gem.

One Sunday morning, I woke up and instinctually picked up my phone and checked Twitter. I was tagged in a tweet that reminded me of the press’ definition of Southie that I thought I would share with you:

“South Boston, known with a sometimes belligerent pride as ‘Southie,’ is isolated, insular, nearly all white, and largely Irish. It is a place of modest two- and three-story wooden row houses, where opportunity is defined mostly in terms of the military, the unions and the civil service.”

This quote was from an article in the Washington Post in 1991 and told the tale of the time that notorious Southie gangster James “Whitey” Bulger “won” $14 million on a lottery ticket.

Image via Robert Preston



  1. Oldtimesouthie July 30, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

    I liked it better then…so do MANY other legimet southie people..no DOGS.selfish YUPPIES,.and general idiots..lets take a poll old SOUTHIE or new southie..

    • Not So New to The Hood July 30, 2018 at 10:51 am - Reply

      “Many” is a relative term. I think we can all agree that the decline in violent crime, drug use & general increase in quality of life has been a blessing to the neighborhood. I’ll take a barking dog over gun fire each and every day.

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