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Good Friday at Florian…

Boston is a land of many traditions, every neighborhood in every corner of the the city has them and some date back ages. In Dorchester, one of those traditions goes back 54 years and is THE right of passage for those kids participating in the 

The age of Aquarius…

Once upon a time there existed a nightclub across the mighty Neponset river in Quincy Massachusetts. That club was called Aquarius and it was the stuff of legend. It resided inside this little hotel/motel where my parents actually spent their honeymoon (back then blue collar folks actually had honeymoons like blue collar folks). You may all know this place as it’s latest incarnation, the Adams Inn. Lets have a look back in time shall we….

Video courtesy of Pat McDonough

I know…..dudes didn’t have sideburns back then. Maybe all the sideburns formed gangs and morphed into the giant bangs you see on the heads of all the ladies. There’s a good reason we have a hole in the ozone layer….and the blame lies squarely on Aquanet in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  That’s just the way people rolled back then.

Notice the full participation of everyone in the club? It didn’t matter if you were a ginger from St Marks with one dance move….you brought that sh*t and if you played your cards right you just might walk out with one of those Aquarius dancers.

Video Courtesy of Pat McDonough

Let’s face it, a good chunk of  twenty and thirty something kids running around Dot, Southie and The Q probably owe their existence to Aquarius. Cathay Pacific seems to have filled the role of Aquarius for these same kids….time will tell though.

Unfortunately, like all fun and quirky things woven into the history of the neighborhood, Aquarius fell to the wrecking ball a while back…

You didn’t really think this ended on a buzz kill? – Tomorrow night at Florian Hall their will be an Aquarius reunion. It’s already sold out so it is half a buzz kill but, you may be able squeeze some tickets from someone who cant go.

I am expecting this reunion to be a regular thing given how fast it sold out. It should be a blast….check out their website here : http://www.aquariusreunion.com/


Support the Leahy Holloran Center…

Join us at Florian Hall for casino fun! Craps, Roulette, Black Jack, Texas Hold Em’, Let it Ride, Money Wheels and more! Music, Dancing, Cocktails, and Fabulous Grand Prizes! All proceeds benefit the Leahy Holloran Community Center, a community based organization serving the youth and 

The Catunes return to Florian…

The Thanksgiving parties at Florian Hall are the stuff of legend. After a few years one of the party’s greatest MC’s is back. Mark Morris and the Catunes will return to Florian in 2015.  Stay tuned…   

Come support the 2015 Dot Day parade!

It’s that time of year again…come down to Florian Hall and support the best parade around!

Saint Mary’s Fundraiser…

Saint Mary’s Fundraiser…

Neighbors Supporting Neighbors and Having a Good Time! In their own words, “For many of us, our lives started at St. Margaret’s.  We were not just born here; for generations, it was an integral part of our community.  Many of us volunteered here, worked here, 

Support the Dot Day Parade!

Support the Dot Day Parade!

It’s that time of year again….please come join us this Friday!

For Kevin Cellucci…

For Kevin Cellucci…

By now I am assuming you all have heard about Kevin’s story….he is a fellow Dot Rat and his family could use our help!

Kevin Cellucci was severely injured in a crash back on September 6th and he remains in a coma; as a finish carpenter for Local 40, he was on his way to another job site when he was struck by a speeding vehicle on the Arborway. Kevin has a beautiful wife, Tina (Lamonica of South Boston), three little boys under 4 years old and so many friends and family that love him and need him to get well! As you are probably aware, an event of this magnitude can make a harsh financial impact on a family.

There will be a  fundraiser for Kevin on November 2nd at IBEW Union Hall. If you know anyone who wishes to contribute any items to donate for the fundraiser (gift cards, gift baskets, sports memorabilia, etc) please send an email to kevincelluccifoundation@gmail.com. The organizers are looking for items to use for the raffle, silent and live auction on November 2nd to generate funds for the Kevin Cellucci Foundation. They are also selling tickets to the event ($20 in advance or $25 at the door).

Those who cannot attend the fundraiser but wish to help the Cellucci family out, there has been a fund set up and donations can be made online at www.kevincelluccifoundation.com or mailed to the following address:

Kevin Cellucci Foundation
Hanscom Federal Credit Union
495 Summer St. Room 115
Boston, MA 02210

There has also been a great Facebook page created to keep everyone posted on Kev’s progress called Keeping Up With Kevin

The Boston Fire Department and the Boston Police Department have also donated 2 Red Sox World Series Game Two tickets to be raffled for tomorrows game/ Thursday October 24, 2013 at Fenway.  $20.00 per chance!

Field Box Home Plate / Box 50 / Row K / Seats 5 & 6

Tickets may be purchased online HERE or in person on at Florian Hall between 5PM – 8PM tonight.  The drawing will take place on Thursday 10/24/2013 at Florian Hall around  noon and you do not have to be present to win.

Please make sure to leave your name and number so that  you can be contacted and good luck.  Go Sox!!!!


Here is a flyer for the Kevin Cellucci Foundation Fundraiser if you know a business or area where it can be posted.

Irish you would come to the festival…

Irish you would come to the festival…

Yeah…I know…I’m pretty forkin clever. Anyway, this is a huge weekend. As if we didn’t celebrate being Irish enough, we went ahead and decided to stomp all over the German’s Oktoberfest and the Italian’s Columbus Day weekend to throw an even bigger party than both