South Boston

By - 5/18/17 - 12:00 pm
Anti-vaxxers outside the Boston Herald offices

Titanium Cranium shows us the small group of pro-measles anti-vaxxers who showed up in front of the Herald offices today to express their outrage at a Herald editorial accusing their Minnesota kin of putting Somali immigrants at risk by making them forego measles shots on the discredited theory they could cause autism.

No word if the Herald is planning an editorial in favor of fluoridation.

By - 5/15/17 - 11:15 pm
L Street proposal

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

The developers working on transforming the 15-acre Boston Edison power-plant site today filed formal plans with the BPDA and state environmental regulators for 2.1 million square feet of development, including 1,588 residential units, a 150-room hotel, 340,000 square feet of office space and 68,000 square feet of retail, 987 parking spaces and more than an acre of public space along the Reserved Channel. Read more.

By - 5/11/17 - 4:00 pm

Kyzr Willis's did not drown in the water off Carson Beach last summer because of any malicious action, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Read more.

By - 5/11/17 - 7:22 am

The Bulletin reports the T is adding seven buses - and the drivers to drive them - to the 7 and 9 routes in September, due to ridership increasing 84% in recent years.

By - 5/10/17 - 8:23 am

In the stomach at 57 Orton Marotta Way around 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Mark Parkinson reports.

By - 5/8/17 - 7:59 pm

MassDOT announced today it will spend $32 million to convert the abandoned Track 61 along the Haul Road up by the convention center into a test bed on which to test the new Red Line cars that are expected to start showing up in 2019. Read more.

By - 5/8/17 - 6:52 pm

The Globe reports on the hospital-room arraignment today of Bampumim Teixeira, charged with murdering Richard Field and Lina Bolaños in Field's penthouse condo at the Macallen Building on Dorchester Avenue on Friday.

By - 5/6/17 - 6:53 pm
Field and Bolanos

North Shore Pain Management, a Beverly medical practice, has announced the death of Dr. Richard Field.

Field, 49, owned the 11th-floor condo in the Macallen Building on Dorchester Avenue where he and his fiancee were found murdered last night - allegedly by a man newly out of jail on a bank-robbery sentence. Read more.

By - 5/5/17 - 9:43 pm
Outside the murder scene

Outside the murder scene. Photo by Nick Pizzolato.

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the suspect as Bampumim Teixeira, 30, of Chelsea; say the victims were a man and a woman in their 50s.

Around 8:40 p.m. in an 11th-floor penthouse unit at the Macallen Building at 141 Dorchester Ave. Cheryl Fiandaca at WBZ reports they were bound and had their throats slashed. Read more.

By - 5/3/17 - 8:48 am

Eric Ballard watched the sun come up this morning.

By - 4/28/17 - 12:29 pm

A company that has sold conveyor belts and motors at 20 West 5 St. since 1970 has reached a deal to move out so a developer can build 54 residential units. Read more.

By - 4/28/17 - 12:00 pm

Developers are proposing to tear down a Gulf station at West Broadway and A Street to put up a 65-unit residential building. Read more.

By - 4/28/17 - 11:50 am

The owners of the generating station that towers over South Boston has started the formal process of turning the site into a development with 2.1 million square feet of residential, commercial, office, restaurant and hotel space. Read more.

By - 4/28/17 - 9:52 am

WCVB reports the guy behind the plan to have race cars speed around the South Boston Waterfront has filed a $15-million law suit against Boston environment chief Austin Blackmon, alleging Blackmon failed to tell him about revised federal flood maps that were yet another straw that made the race plan collapse.

One minor, teensy-tiny possible problem: FEMA presented the revised maps to the Fort Point Neighborhood Association on Jan 26, 2016, at a meeting attended by several of the race guy's underlings.

By - 4/27/17 - 2:33 pm
Proposed new South Station layout

Proposed expanded South Station.

A MassDOT environmental report details plans to expand South Station over nine years that would hinge on getting the Postal Service to finally abandon its giant facility along Fort Point Channel and moving the food-distribution companies of Widett Circle someplace else. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 8:11 am

WBUR reports the city has let a Cambridge company piloting driverless cars expand its testbed to include much of the South Boston Waterfront and Fort Point.

By - 4/25/17 - 1:07 pm

The Board of Appeal today rejected an East 5 Street resident's proposal to raze a garage and replace it with a two-family home with six parking spaces.

The board expressed reservations about Alex Lanstein's proposal to put two glass or translucent garage doors right at the street at 420 E. 5 St., on a block consisting of brick-fronted buildings. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 10:37 am
Car on fire on Congress Street near Fort Point Channel

Christine Beaton looked out her window to see a car self-immolating on Congress Street at Sleeper around 9:30 a.m.

Kai Segrud took some video of the flaming car: Read more.

By - 4/22/17 - 9:44 am

Katia reports:

SO stoked to see a pair of loons at the Sugar Bowl in Southie this morning.

Her sighting comes a couple weeks after somebody spotted a loon at Jamaica Pond.

By - 4/19/17 - 11:11 pm

Boston Police report seizing 16 off-road vehicles at BHA projects in raids this morning. Read more.