South Boston

By - 3/26/15 - 11:17 am
Old cannon ball

State Police report that, after consultation with the Navy, their bomb squad blew it up, shortly before noon.

The thing could date back to the Civil War, but State Police say they didn't want to take any chances:

Some cannonballs are filled with powder. If so, still could be an explosive capability.

Bomb-squad members buried the cannonball under a sand berm before detonating... Read more

By - 3/22/15 - 11:29 am
The State Street building on A Street in Fort Point

Zinnia really likes the new State Street building in Channel Center in Fort Point.

By - 3/21/15 - 1:36 pm

Paul Nutting took in the Save the Harbor Cupid Splash in South Boston today.

By - 3/20/15 - 5:19 pm

Allied War Veterans Council Commander Brian Mahoney writes this week that some hapless volunteer mistakenly approved Boston Pride's application to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, that he and other parade officials didn't know the group was gay until two days before the parade and decided to let them march anyway.

But, he continues he's going to have to think long and hard... Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 4:57 pm

Getting around the Seaport District by car can be a royal pain, especially during the evening commute. According to the Boston Herald, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) thinks it has the solution. It wants to get into the shuttle bus business.

Many of the area's businesses already offer shuttle bus services for their employees. Fidelity (through Boston Coach) and Vertex, for example,... Read more

By - 3/18/15 - 4:11 pm
Replica 1978 BPD cruiser in South Boston

Eileen Murphy today is taking in the shooting of a scene for an ABC pilot about women cops in Boston in 1978.

By - 3/17/15 - 8:04 pm
Boylston Street in the Fenway shut down

High winds are wreaking havoc across the area. Joseph Couture looked out his window to see Boylston Street shut between Jersey and Kilmarnock streets in the Fenway around 7:40 p.m. - as firefighters went to the top of one of the street's construction sites to secure loose items the wind was threatening to send flying.

Fire commanders gave the OK shortly after 8 to... Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 3:14 pm

A Braintree man admitted today he walked across the tracks from one platform to the other at Andrew Square station on Sunday - narrowly avoiding getting flattened by a train entering the station at the same time.

In exchange, a South Boston Municipal Court judge continued Patrik Finnerty's trespassing case for three months, during which he has to perform 25 hours of community service... Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 9:11 am

The Boston Business Journal reports Massport will use some land it bought from the MBTA between E. 1 Street and the Reserved Channel for a "freight corridor" that should take trucks off E. 1 and to build a 4.5-acre park.

By - 3/16/15 - 11:33 pm
Broad Squad notice hanging in South Boston

Steve Schult noticed this notice on K Street tonight about a pilot ABC plans to film in South Boston about Boston's first crop of women cops in the 1970s. Deadline Hollywood describes the premise:

Dubbed “The Broad Squad” by the local press, they arrived at a tumultuous time in Boston’s history, marked by corruption within the police force and a heightened organized crime

... Read more
By - 3/16/15 - 1:51 pm
Guy walking across tracks at Andrew station in South Boston

Surveillance photos via TPD.

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m., Tuesday: Finnerty found, shows up in court, has case continued without a finding pending three-month period.

UPDATE: Warrant issued for his arrest after he failed to show up at his arraignment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Transit Police report arresting a Braintree lad who, on finding himself on the inbound platform at Andrew last night, allegedly thought the... Read more

By - 3/15/15 - 6:58 pm
St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston

Arturo Gossage was among the thousands who lined Broadway today for the annual, if winter-shortened, St. Patrick's Day parade. At least today's (record breaking?) snow held off until after the parade had ended.

Among the photos he took: This unusual car:

Weird car in the St. Patrick's Day parade

Southie Spots photographed the... Read more

By - 3/15/15 - 6:34 pm

Transit Police report somebody who didn't belong in the Cabot train yard off Dorchester Avenue was hit and killed by a train about 5:45 p.m.

Police say the man was about 25. Foul play is not suspected.

By - 3/14/15 - 7:13 am

The Massachusetts chapter of the Knights of Columbus vaguely blames somebody for forcing it to stay away:

We deeply regret that some have decided to use this occasion to further the narrow objectives of certain special interests, which has subjected this occasion to undeserved division and controversy. In addition, certain groups have chosen to misrepresent our reason for marching, insisting that we were participating

... Read more
By - 3/13/15 - 11:27 am

The LGBT group announced today:

Boston Pride, which will commemorate its 45th anniversary as an organization celebrating the LGBT community in June, has been accepted by the South Boston Allied War Veteran’s Council to march in the 114th annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The council had previously given the OK for a contingent from OUTVets after years of fighting to... Read more

By - 3/12/15 - 7:06 pm
Gate of Heaven school in South Boston

The BRA today unanimously approved a developer's plan to turn the old Gate of Heaven school at 609 E. 4 St. into 26 condos - half of them units spanning two stories.

Unusual for a project in a dense neighborhood, the project would have more parking spaces than units - 40.

The proposal had been opposed by neighbors fed up with the condoization of the... Read more

By - 3/11/15 - 6:51 pm

First-term US Rep. Seth Moulton will march with OUTVets in the St. Patrick's parade in South Boston this Sunday, the group says.

Moulton, a Salem Democrat who is himself a Marine veteran of the second Iraq war, said he was proud to be part of the first LGBT group in the parade.

I'm incredibly proud to march with OUTVETS in Boston's St. Patrick's Day

... Read more
By - 3/10/15 - 7:30 am
Boston Harbor at sunrise with a plane taking off

Tim Colby watched a plane take off over Boston Harbor this morning.

By - 3/9/15 - 7:56 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Tim Colby watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor and the waterfront this morning. Despite the old weather rhyme, the National Weather Service predicts sunny skies today and tomorrow.

Eileen Murphy also watched the sun rise to meet the day over South Boston:

Sunrise over South Boston

The kidlet and I had... Read more

By - 3/7/15 - 11:16 pm
CNN truck and trash bag and note telling CNN to get rid of its trash

Eric Ballard spotted a CNN truck parked in South Boston (for the Tsarnaev trial?), and the trash bag its crew apparently left in the street - and a note from an outraged citzenry informing the network to cut that crap out, right this second.

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