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Things You Should Know – Week of March 31st

It’s baaackkk!  It’s that time of year again! Birds are chirping.  It’s staying light out later. And the big yellow street sweeper will be cleaning your neighborhood streets.  So be warned, parking restriction associated with street cleaning begins this week. If you are parked on the wrong side of the street, you will receive a $40 orange ticket and your car will get towed.  And that’s no fun.  So check the parking signs on your street and figure out which side it is safe to park. So consider yourself warned!  A street sweeping schedule and information is available at http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/sweeping/  At this web link, Southie residents can also register for “No Tow”, a service provided by the city for residents to be reminded by email when their street is scheduled for cleaning. That’s so helpful! 

#FightHardy.  Whitney Hardy was seriously injured after a car struck her on Day Boulevard in February.   A special fundraiser will take place on Monday, March 31st for Whitney at Lincoln (425 West Broadway) from 6pm-9pm.  Stop by and show your support.

Be informed.  Get involved.  In the ever-changing real estate landscape of South Boston, it’s important to be aware what’s happening in your neighborhood.  On Wednesday, April 2nd at 6:30pm at the Tynan School – 650 East Fourth Street.  Topic of discussion will be the proposed development at 609 East Fourth Street – Gate of Heaven.  The development being proposed includes a complete renovation of the existing Gate of Heaven School building into 31 residential condominium units with 40 on-grade exterior parking spaces. This project is being proposed by Oranmore Enterprises, LCC.

Play ball!  It’s Opening Day at home on Friday, April 4th and Williams Tavern (92 A Street) is celebrating with free hot dogs!  Stop by to watch the Red Sox home opener vs. the Brewers.  Game begins at 2:05pm.   Dying to see what all the buzz is about Yuengling?  Yuengling Brewery will be at Williams for a promotional tasting on Thursday, April 3rd from 6pm-8pm. 

Celebramos Cinco de Abril at American Provisions (613 East Broadway).  American Provisions can’t wait for Cinco de Mayo so much so they are celebrating a month early with a Taco Pop-Up shop on April 5th. Beginning at 2pm enjoy tacos made with locally made tortillas from La Nina’s.  Also on hand will be plenty of beer samples to compliment the Mexican treat.  The party will be going on until supplies run out so stop by and say, “Hola!”
 

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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. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.