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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby rearadmiral » Mon May 16, 2011 3:29 am

midd wrote:if it were true in half of the city, I wouldn't have used the word unique. call me an egghead, I spent a ton of time this fall researching this exact story.

garrity was an asshole, but the school committee sat on their hands for about 10 years before anything happened. busing was an unfunded mandate that had to be put into place in a matter of 12-15 weeks. it turned into a game of chicken between him and the school committee. I don't think anyone on either side of the argument desired the manner the busing took place.

short story, mick dominance in a geographically isolated neighborhood allowed the irish oppression complex to take hold. and there's nothing we like more than complaining about our lot in life.


as for your last point, I'm confused. are you implying southie high wasn't lily-white pre-70's? in the decade before busing three black students attended southie high and two were siblings.


"half of" was just a figure of speech. But that could just as easily be referring to Eastie, C'town, the North End, or Savin Hill. Wasn't necessarily calling you an egghead. And I'm well versed in the history. The city could've nipped it in the bud but didn't.

Did the Italians, Lithos, Polish, and other ethnicities adversely affected fall under this "irish oppression complex" as well?

I was referring to citywide schools, not SBHS. If you look at yearbooks from the '40s-'60s, there were black students in white schools (as well as black teachers), as they were not legally prevented from doing so (i.e. they weren't segregated). Whether they felt comfortable or had issues going to and from school (like, say, a white kid going to English in the same era) is a separate issue. And yeah, I"m familiar with the whole 'de facto' thing.
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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby Lou Roe » Tue May 24, 2011 11:27 am

Lou Roe wrote:There is going to be a fundraiser benefit at Whiskey Priest Mon 23rd from 6-10.


Huge turnout last night, I think they even hit capacity at one point. Lots and lots of talent. I wish game 5 wasn't last night, I tried to watch the game there but there was way too much going on and they had a dj blasting shitty music. I left after the 1st period so I could focus on the game.
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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby B Luc » Tue May 24, 2011 11:32 am

One of my good friends works at ABG and told me about the fundraiser last night. Glad there was a good turnout.
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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby rearadmiral » Tue May 24, 2011 9:00 pm

Lou Roe wrote:
Lou Roe wrote:There is going to be a fundraiser benefit at Whiskey Priest Mon 23rd from 6-10.


Huge turnout last night, I think they even hit capacity at one point. Lots and lots of talent. I wish game 5 wasn't last night, I tried to watch the game there but there was way too much going on and they had a dj blasting shitty music. I left after the 1st period so I could focus on the game.


Good to hear. Sucks that they needed to have one. What's gonna happen is a n-hood import is gonna pull a Bernie Goetz to really get motherfuckers' attention. It wasn't just those 9 running around with that mentality.
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Re: Welcome to Southie

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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby B Luc » Tue May 31, 2011 10:13 am

Oh how happy I am to be in my distiguished gentleman years.

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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby joey_zaza » Tue May 31, 2011 10:31 am

the comments on those stories, and seemingly every story involving young black teenagers, are so ridiculous. Somehow, Obama is to blame
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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby B Luc » Tue May 31, 2011 10:39 am

Of course he is...everything is his fault. Nonsense like this never happened when either Bush were in office. I hate stupidity more and more with every passing day.

And I don't bother reading comments on things posted on websites.
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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby Spencer Pratt » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:34 am

People getting cars getting cleaned out in Southie as usual. Moral of the story dont leave a GPS in your car. Or 2G's cash in the center console.

CC# 110384437 between 7/19/11 11PM &7/20/11 8AM at the Marriot Hotel 99 Boston St victim reported that a window was smashed and a Tom-Tom GPS was stolen.
CC# 110382482 on 7/19/11 10AM at Dorchester St & W 7th St victim reported that $2000 USC was stolen from the center console. No sign of forced entry.
CC# 110379862 on 7/18/11 12:28AM at Rogers St & Preble St witness reported that he observed 2 Hispanic males removing the tires from a vehicle. When confronted the suspects entered a red Toyota or Honda with tinted windows and fled on Preble St.
CC# 110378273 on 7/17/11 3:15AM at D St & Summer St victim reported that a window was smashed and a Garmin GPS and Tom-Tom GPS were stolen.
CC# 110376298 on 7/16/11 7:02AM at 20 Old Colony Ave victim reported that a window was smashed and a GPS was stolen.
CC# 110375399 on 7/15/11 between 7AM & 8PM at the Roundhouse Hotel 891 Mass Ave victim reported that a window was smashed and a Garmin GPS was stolen.
CC# 110375520 on 7/15/11 between 8:30PM & 9:10PM at D St & Summer St victim reported that a window was smashed and a IBM laptop was stolen.
CC# 110388683 on 7/12/11 between 10:50PM & 11:30PM at 381 Congress St victim reported that a window was smashed and a wallet containing USC and a passport was stolen.
CC# 110385920 on 7/20/11 between 8PM & 9PM at 270 W Broadway victim reported that a RAT pool cue and case were stolen. no sign of forced entry.
CC# 110384437 between 7/19/11 11PM &7/20/11 8AM at the Marriot Hotel 99 Boston St victim reported that a window was smashed and a Tom-Tom GPS was stolen.
CC# 110382482 on 7/19/11 10AM at Dorchester St & W 7th St victim reported that $2000 USC was stolen from the center console. No sign of forced entry.
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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby midd » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:54 am

hotel by BMC doesn't/shouldn't count as Southie. Marriott Courtyard on Boston St. is Dorchester too.
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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby Spencer Pratt » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:57 am

Whats your point? should have I put this in a different thread?
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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby SeanT » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:43 am

Even more puzzling than leaving 2Gs in your car or having your pool cue stolen, is having 2 GPS systems stolen. Why would you have 2 in the same car? Backup system?
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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby rearadmiral » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:08 pm

Welcome to the city, whatever the n-hood.

1st thing I always told suburban/college buddies that relocated was don't even leave spare pennies in your car because they'll get taken. Leaving $2Gs in a car is pretty fucking dumb.
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Re: Welcome to Southie

Postby Spencer Pratt » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:28 pm

I lived near there for 11 years and now I found out I could buy weed in the Andrew Sq T stop. FML
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