Jennifer Che reports on her visit to Mario Batali's new pizza place on Fan Pier, where pizzas are cooked for just 90 seconds - in a 1,000-degree oven.
It doesn’t replace the North End by any stretch, and if you’re a visitor looking for one place to enjoy Italian food in Boston, I would probably still head to the North End. However, if you... Read more
Yep, it's the trailer for the Johnny Depp version of the Whitey Bulger story.
H/t Patty Palmer.
A series of fire crews rushed to Fan Pier off Northern Avenue around 4 p.m. when a 911 caller said he was the new owner of the restaurant at Louis and had gotten trapped in a duct under the building.
Firefighters methodically searched the building and basement for the man - whom the 911 operator told to tap loudly on the walls if he heard... Read more
A fed-up citizen provides evidence of just how trashy the news business is these days, with a complaint about the news crews covering the Tsarnaev trial:
The news trucks covering the courthouse leave all of their trash in trash bags on the sidewalk even when they leave their vans unattended for weeks at a time. The trash bags rip open and the trash goes... Read more
Eileen Murphy reports:
He paced before proposal at Carson Beach; she said yes.
A groggy citizen complains about the playground on W. 5 Street in South Boston:
There is loud screaming and basketball played 24 hours a day, including the middle the of night. The noise is a nuisance to its residential surroundings, especially those with children trying to sleep.
With some time to spare after licensing-board hearings, and with decentish temperatures yesterday, I wandered along the South Boston waterfont, where, in addition to what seemed like every single construction worker in New England putting up new towers, one could also see glimpses of what used to be.
There's a limit to all the new luxury housing and high-priced office space going up along... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from the owner of the failed Tonic bar in Forest Hills to sell his all-alcohol license to the owners of the Envoy Hotel, scheduled to open this summer across from the Barking Crab and the Moakley Courthouse in South Boston.
The hotel is planning two bars: A ground-level watering hole called the Outlook and a rooftop... Read more
Across the city today, winter-weary Bostonians shed their coats, or, at least, unzipped them a bit as they marveled at temperatures that approached 60.
In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:
The BRA and UDR, which is turning Pier 4 into a mixed-use development, are soliciting bids for civic or cultural use of 20,000 square feet of space at the pier's first new building - a 21-story apartment building.
Qualified uses could include museum, library, exhibition, gallery, theater, performance, or aquarium space. The exterior and first floor civic and cultural areas are intended to be interconnected... Read more
Eileen Murphy captured the sunset behind the old South Boston power plant from Castle Island tonight.
The lighting makes it impossible to read, but that covered over sign in Chris Devers's photo says "Stark Industries," so you have to wonder if Stark plans to divert all those razor blades for a new protective coating for his Iron Man suits.
Eileen Murphy caught the moonrise over Pleasure Bay tonight.
Eileen Murphy was amazed by how dirty the waterfront snow pile has gotten.
A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted Michael Doherty, 41, of South Boston on assault-and-battery and civil-rights charges for an incident in January in which he allegedly used a racial epithet while attacking an Uber driver he claimed had brought him to the wrong address.
Police Commissioner William Evans said he has suspended Doherty without pay:
This should send a strong message that this... Read more
Eileen Murphy watched the moon rise over the Farragut statue in South Boston.
Zinnia shows us some streets are looking like canals with all the melting snow, such as Bolton Street in South Boston.