Front Page - Sullivan's Castle Island
Sullivan's — a classic South Boston food stand. "Back in June of 1951, Dan Sullivan, Sr. opened the stand for the first time offering quality food at reasonable prices." Great place to grab a bite to enjoy for your walk around Castle Island. Open late Feb through November.
A crowd stands on top of a Boston Police cruiser in front of South...
A crowd stands on top of a Boston Police cruiser in front of South Boston High School on Dec. 11, 1974. A clash between police and a crowd of 1500 people outside the school after a student was...
John Goyette a retired truck driver who lives in South Boston's D...
John Goyette a retired truck driver who lives in South Boston's D Street housing project, conserves energy while filling a child's wading pool on a sticky summer afternoon, July 13, 1979.
Old Colony Projects
Many critical scenes in the novel are set in the Old Colony hosing projects. It's where Matthew grew up, and where Buzzy Driscoll and Kathleen Sutliff still live. Matthew returns there twice during the story, and during a flashback readers get a glimpse of how chaotic and violent the place was during the start of school desegregation in the seventies.
O'Brien Funeral Home
In chapter three, Salty Mahoney's funeral takes place at Malloy's Funeral Home. It's located on Dorchester Street in South Boston. The real-life inspiration is O'Brien's Funeral Home at the same spot. The name Malloy's comes from the name of a funeral home in the Lower Mills section of Dorchester, where I attended grade school.