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Top 10 Stories of 2018 on CIS

Another year in Southie is just about over. As we look back on 2018 in South Boston, here are the top 10 stories on Caught in Southie. Subjects cover everything from a tragedy on L Street to new business and everything in between. Overall, Caught in Southie’s most popular section was our News section – followed by our Features section. What does that mean? Well, you like to be informed but you also like to be entertained as well. Check them out!

Back in July, a devastating car crash took the life of 2 year-old Colin McGrath at the corner of L & 6th and shook the community of South Boston.

The Playwright closed to make way for the Punk & Poet. After opening to luke warm response, the owner decided to make resurrect The Playwright.

When it was announced that family owned and operated K & 8th Market was for sale, South Boston reacted to the end of the era. 

Shortly after The Maiden closed, it was revealed James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef: Northeast, Karen Akunowicz would be starting her own restaurant in Southie called Fox & the Knife in the old spot where The Maiden once resided.

In February, BPD were on the lookout for a tall and skinny and wearing a black ski mask, a black hat and a light-gray gray hoodie carrying a silver handgun who robbed the Shamrock Pub on a Wednesday morning.

Dorchester native and Hollywood superstar, Mark Wahlberg surprised a wedding party at Gate of Heaven Church and posed for photos.

With the spring, comes the opening of legendary Southie hot spot, Sullivan’s Castle Island. Heather Foley offered her advice on the proper way to order at Sully’s.

50 years later, the community of South Boston remember the three teenagers who lost their lives forever remembered as the Three Samaritans.

It was announced in November that the Marian Manor – a Southie nursing home with a large campus located on Dorchester Street – is on the market.

Southie has it all – including a new IV hydration lounge called I.V. League Hydration.

In 2019, we look forward to bringing you more of the the latest neighborhood news!  Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – so you don’t miss a beat!

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.