Universal Hub reported via Boston Globe reporter Janelle Nanos about a vibrant new neighborhood in Boston called “Seaport South.”  Good lord!

Evidently, Beacon Capital Partners, the developer behind Southline (the old Globe headquarters) on Morrissey Blvd., thinks the neighborhood of Dorchester needs a fancier name – “Seaport South” to lure tenants. ”  This neighborhood is “quickly emerging as the place to be in Boston.”

Let us not forget other trendy (and insulting) neighborhood names created by developers and real estate groups when they want to remove a neighborhood that they think is undesirable.  Broadway VillageMidtown, and the Innovation District, to name a few.


  1. Tommy Flaherty April 30, 2023 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Yes, a “vibrant new neighborhood”— with no parking, where people will only take up residence for one to three years and not raise any families in. The only vibrance will be felt by the realtors, getting a sales commission or first, last, and security deposit on the same apartment every other year. What a great place.

  2. Tom April 30, 2023 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Some are calling East Boston: Boston East.

    • Tommy Flaherty May 1, 2023 at 10:42 am - Reply

      My neighborhood of “Northeast City Point” is something of a vibrant place in and of itself.

      • Philip Wright August 10, 2023 at 4:11 pm - Reply

        I am afraid South Boston hasn’t changed very much in terms of it’s blue collar, uneducated reputation. I still prefer not to enter it. However, the Seaport is entirely different. Very desirable and inclusive

  3. Mike Thomas April 30, 2023 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    South Boston is, and has always been the greatest neighborhood to grow up in,.. there’s something about the perfect blend of location and layout of the streets, the beach on any afternoon, the places for any activity, basketball, football or halfball for those who remember.
    Enough gyms to get fit, Lst. The muni, Connolly’s,, enough room to take a jog around the Island.
    Restaurants of my day were Amrhiens, The Farragut house, even Kelly’s cork and bull was very good for a steak..and a fight later on in the evening…but no., Seriously the name of Southie fits just fine, to prove it …there is a bridge not far from Pittsburgh that is named The South Boston Bridge. Not kidding.
    The folks call it the “Southie Bridge”
    The bridge connects Versailles Pa. To Elizabeth Pa.
    So put your pride out there Southie and stand tall, we won’t change a thing,
    My Southie dot tattoo is fading, but it’ll be there ,count on it.
    South Boston Virginia is another example of a great name catching on,

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