South Boston

South Boston

By - 7/23/15 - 9:50 am

Boston 2024 today released details of its plans to spend more than $100 million on insurance to cover the risks of a hurricane hitting Boston during the Olympics, terrorists striking the games, sponsors dropping out, ticket sales proving disappointing or entire countries boycotting the games. Read more.

By - 7/22/15 - 8:10 am

South Boston has a parking problem. Excel High School on G Street thinks it has an answer: Let residents park in its lot overnight - for $1,200 a year.

Eileen Murphy posted a copy of the notice for the Aug. 5 meeting the school is holding on the proposal - in which 60 spaces would be set aside for evening and weekend parking by the winners of a parking lottery, who would be billed quarterly.

By - 7/20/15 - 5:44 pm

A Silver Line sprinkler system went kablooie near Courthouse station. As of 5:40 p.m., the Fire Department was halting buses from entering the station, water was pooling to about a foot deep in the tunnel and a BWSC crew was on the way.

By - 7/16/15 - 7:09 pm
45 West 3 St. in South Boston

The BRA today approved a 105-condo building at 45 W. 3 Street, proposed by Spaulding and Slye.

The project will have 109 underground parking spaces. The company originally proposed apartments, but opposition from neighbors convinced them to change them to condos.

Project details (4.5M PDF).

By - 7/16/15 - 9:28 am
No more snow

Conventures, which had a ringside seat for the birth and death of the Snow Pile, shows us the view this morning: Crews clearing out the last of the debris that, unlike the snow, refused to melt.

By - 7/14/15 - 2:57 pm
Sketch of the Esplanade rapist

Alejandro Done, 46, of the South End, will face charges for at least six rapes and sexual assaults dating to 2006 - but investigators say they are looking at his connection to additional attacks. Read more.

By - 7/13/15 - 2:01 pm

Kevin McGurn and Choicestream created this time-lapse video.

H/t Jared.

By - 7/12/15 - 9:58 pm
Wheat coming into Boston harbor

In addition to the tall ships and the Queen Mary 2, Boston Harbor also saw the USNS LCPL Roy M. Wheat (T-AK 3016) coming into port today for some drydock work.

By - 7/12/15 - 3:25 pm
Queen Mary in Boston

Ryan Ruel shows us the Queen Mary 2, docked at the Black Falcon pier today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/11/15 - 1:54 pm
French tall ship Hermione in Boston Harbor

John Gage got a good look at the French tall ship Hermione, which glided into Boston Harbor this morning. To her right is the Sagres, which came into port yesterday.

By - 7/10/15 - 2:59 pm
Giant bunnies and ring swings

Giant buns and ring swings at Lawn on D. Photo by Views of the Northeast.

As the Lawn on D unveiled its latest installation - several two-story-high white rabbits - its organizers took time to discuss the idea of artwork as spectacle in Boston, a city where the idea of public art used to involve stone sculptures meant to be looked at, but not touched. Read more.

By - 7/9/15 - 5:11 pm
Giant rabbits on the Lawn at D

RoadTrip New England alerts us to the bunnies of immense size that will be formally introduced on the Lawn at D tonight.

By - 7/8/15 - 4:17 pm

Transit Police report that when officers at Andrew station issued Matthew Earner, 28, a ticket for smoking a butt - under a "NO SMOKING" sign - at Andrew station yesterday morning, he quickly got his other butt in gear: Read more.

By - 7/7/15 - 10:52 pm
Windsurfers in South Boston

V was struck by the number of windsurfers in Pleasure Bay this afternoon.

By - 7/7/15 - 7:24 pm

The other day, the New York Times wrote about the South Boston snow pile that will not die. The Washington Post today follows up with a report on how Bostonians apparently think that's funny. Here's hoping somebody at the Chicago Tribune (hint, hint) follows up with a report on what we think about the WashPo coverage of the Times coverage.

The snow pile through the ages.

By - 7/6/15 - 12:35 pm

Stanley Staco reports an armed robbery on O'Callaghan Way around 3:30 a.m. ended with one man shot in the neck. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By - 7/6/15 - 10:58 am

The BRA this month begins a formal look at ways to spur "transit-oriented" residential development along Dorchester Avenue in South Boston and Washington Street from Forest Hills to Columbus Avenue in Egleston Square. Read more.

By - 7/5/15 - 12:57 pm
Fort Point Channel boats

Eileen Murphy paints us a picture at the boat-rental place by the Barking Crab.

By - 7/4/15 - 10:23 pm
South Boston snow pile on July Fourth

Eileen Murphy visited the Tide Street snow pile as the sun set on July Fourth and found it's still there.

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