South Boston

By - 12/19/14 - 11:22 am
14 West Broadway proposal

Architect's rendering.

A developer this week submitted a detailed proposal to the BRA to replace the single-story Cornerstone Bar at 14 W. Broadway with an 11-story building with 47 residential units and space for a restaurant and offices.

Also planned, according to developer Ryan Sillery's filing:

The green roof terrace landscape proposes a contemporary, sophisticated urban terrace, designed as an amenity for guests, visitors, and residents alike.

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By - 12/18/14 - 6:39 pm

The city has shut the old Northern Avenue Bridge "indefinitely" following a safety inspection that showed it was no longer even safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, according to a memo sent around today to local employers by the Seaport Transportation Management Association.

Walkers and bicyclists now need to take the Moakley Bridge - which was supposed to completely replace the Northern Avenue span... Read more

By - 12/18/14 - 10:21 am

WCVB reports on the scene outside the Moakely Courthouse this morning before a hearing in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case:

As Marc Fucarile was entering the courthouse, he overheard Valerie Vanetta and Karin Friedemann speaking to the media about the case and their support of Tsarnaev.

Fucarile stopped, lifted his prosthetic leg and asked the supporters, "That's trickery?" before he continued into the building.

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By - 12/17/14 - 2:34 pm
Pablo Bello of Drinkin, Inc

Bello explains concept as attorney Andrew Upton reviews paperwork.

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to grant a liquor license to a start-up by MIT graduates who see a business in letting people buy craft beers, wine and hard liquor through their smart phones.

DrinkIn, Inc., which last year started delivering alcohol via bicycle for a Cambridge liquor store, has big plans for a warehouse at 371 Dorchester Ave., where it plans to... Read more

By - 12/11/14 - 11:44 pm

Memo to every writer everywhere who would write more than one sentence about recovering thug Mark Wahlberg: HE'S NOT FROM SOUTH BOSTON and he did his maiming and rock throwing in Savin Hill, which is in Dorchester, which is an entirely different neighborhood.

Last week, we had some Columbia Journalism School graduate at the Daily Beast proclaiming Wahlberg grew up in "the rough Dorchester... Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 3:47 pm

The City Council today unanimously approved giving LogMeIn a $2.5-million tax break over 13 years for the new headquarters it wants to build at 327-347 Summer St.

City Councilor Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) said the tax break would keep a fast growing company in Boston - the company pledged to add 400 to 500 new jobs over the next five years... Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 11:14 am

But the burgeoning mini-city now erupting in the Seaport area has plenty of room for caffeination. The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee open a new Dunkin' Donuts at 405-409 D St., as part of a new residential development.

The proposed coffee outlet, which will have no seats, was supported by the mayor's office and the offices of... Read more

By - 12/8/14 - 1:28 pm

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports that around 4 a.m. yesterday, police found a car outside 840 Summer St. with the engine, radio and wipers all running but "nobody in it, blood all over the steering wheel."

About 3 1/2 hours later, he reports, officers found the owner, who "stated he spent the night in the hospital and doesn't know what happened."... Read more

By - 12/5/14 - 11:46 pm

The Hood Milk Bottle outside the Children's Museum now has its own Twitter feed.

By - 11/30/14 - 6:05 pm
Filmed car chase in South Boston

UPDATE: Or the statie car could have been there to provide protection to the crew filming stuff in front of them. See the comments for more.

Eileen Murphy reports she watched car chases being filmed around Moakley Park and Day Boulevard for "Spotlight" - the movie about the Globe Spotlight Team's work to uncover pedophile priests. Or maybe it was just Bernie Law's... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 8:44 pm
Truck at Broadway in South Boston

Justin Holmes captured the scene at Broadway shortly before 8 p.m. when a truck driver had a bit of trouble with a turn.

By - 11/25/14 - 11:03 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on plans being drawn up by Artists for Humanity for a nine-story addition to its current space in Fort Point.

By - 11/24/14 - 10:30 am

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports:

11/23 1 am-9am, 19 Mercer, 4 tires slashed on mv, 3 wm's told op they were saving spot he refused to move came back found tires slashed.

By - 11/21/14 - 11:35 am

Police continue to investigate the death of a 67-year-old woman outside 495 Summer St. Wednesday afternoon.

The woman, not identified by police, died at Tufts Medical Center not long after being transported there. Police say the driver remained at the scene and that no charges have been filed.... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 11:04 am

A federal jury yesterday convicted John Perry, 62, of Woburn and Joseph "Jo Jo" Burhoe, 46, of Braintree, on a variety of racketeering charges related to the use of extortion and actual and threatened physical violence to get jobs for family members and friends out of local companies and to maintain control of their now defunct Local 82, the US Attorney's office reports.

However,... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 7:43 am

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that sometime Tuesday, a thief made off with a bridesmaid's dress in a UPS box on Telegraph Street near Gates and with women's clothing in a Postal Service box on Gates Street near Telegraph.

By - 11/19/14 - 4:53 pm

Eric Wilbur reports that 100 of our Most Important People held soirees at the MIT Media Lab and the Gardner yesterday to convince the US Olympic Committee that Boston's the best place to hold the 2024 Olympics.

What? You didn't know? No, of course not, you don't think they'd want you to know, do you? He reminds us about the promises of public meetings... Read more

By - 11/18/14 - 7:15 am

The Globe reports the owners of the Revolution are talking to the city about possibly buying land along Frontage Road for a stadium that would get their team out of Foxboro and closer to where potential fans live. The city now uses the land for storing DPW trucks, salt and towed cars.... Read more

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