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How real is Southie’s new reality show?

In portrayal of family, feel of the neighborhood is absent

Last week, a new chapter began in South ­Boston, one that many in the community had been dreading. With the premiere of “Southie Rules” on A&E, the neighborhood’s reality show era had officially begun.

And just as soon as the show started rolling, a question emerged: What is this thing?

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