South Boston

By - 8/25/15 - 2:51 pm

Residents opposed to a restaurant planned for Dorchester and Dresser streets meet tomorrow to figure out their next steps now that the Boston Licensing Board has agreed to grant it the license it needs to open. Read more.

By - 8/17/15 - 6:22 pm
Hammock at M Street Beach in South Boston

Eileen Murphy spotted somebody cocooned in a hammock at the M Street beach in South Boston today.

Gwen Betts, meanwhile, took a moment out from reading a book to give us a foot's eye view from the Greenway hammock she's in this afternoon: Read more.

By - 8/15/15 - 11:33 am

First responders rushed to the Summer Street bridge around 8:30 a.m. on a report of a person in the water. Eileen Murphy reports they recovered a body.

By - 8/14/15 - 12:21 pm

A man who apparently decided to try to evade justice at South Boston Municipal Court shortly before noon quickly found himself being tracked by Boston police officers. Eventually, as one does in Southie, he found himself at the water, in this case the beach at O Street. Read more.

By - 8/14/15 - 10:31 am
Dust cloud in South Boston

A concerned citizen complains about the clouds of dust bursting from the St. Augustine project, in which the former school is being demolished. Another concerned citizen reports the entire neighborhood now reeks of paint.

By - 8/10/15 - 9:14 pm

Mayor Walsh says his administration and Vertex have negotiated a roughly 25% cut in a property-tax deal for Vertex because the company did not bring as many jobs to the South Boston waterfront as it had originally said it would. Read more.

By - 8/10/15 - 11:31 am

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports that a guy who'd come all the way up from Rhode Island spent most of his weekend in a holding cell after he was arrested for an attempted breaking and entering at 652 E. 2 St. around 3:10 a.m. on Saturday.

Around 12:10 a.m. today, somebody else tried breaking into a residence at 46 O St., only to be confronted by the owner, who made it clear the guy was not welcome. He's described as white, 5'8" and heavy, wearing ripped blue jeans and a black hoodie.

By - 8/8/15 - 11:32 pm

Mallory Mathias couldn't get enough of the "amazing sound" at the Need to Breathe show at the Bue Hills Bank Pavilion on the South Boston waterfront tonight.

By - 8/6/15 - 12:00 pm

CORRECTED: Application is only for LTK patio.

Legal Test Kitchen, 225 Northern Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to seek permission to keep its outdoor patio open until 2 a.m. The restaurant currently has to shut it at 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Legal Harborside, 270 Northern Ave., meanwhile, hopes to gain permission to keep its patio open until 2 a.m. seven days a week.

The board considers the requests on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall. Hearings start at 10 a.m.

By - 8/2/15 - 8:07 pm
Queen Mary 2 at Black Falcon pier in Boston

Eileen Murphy spent some time watching the Queen Mary 2 today, as it approached the Black Falcon pier and after it docked at the pier.

For a size comparison, she also photographed a harbor water taxi as it passed the ship: Read more.

By - 8/1/15 - 7:11 pm

The haters won't stop me.

Posted by Nate Swain on Saturday, August 1, 2015

The wall in better times - in June.

By - 7/31/15 - 9:27 pm
Sunset over Nahant

John Gage watched the sun go down from Nahant.

Southie Spots watched the blue moon rise over the Harbor Islands from South Boston: Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 10:52 am
Proposed Society for Arts and Crafts in South Boston

The BRA announced yesterday that the Society of Arts and Crafts will move into space set aside for cultural uses at the almost finished 100 Pier 4 residential building. Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 9:06 am

Around 3 p.m. Thursday on Patterson Way, the Globe reports.

By - 7/30/15 - 4:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans for the proposed Republic restaurant at Dorchester and Dresser streets after the proposed owners - who are putting up the 30-unit residential building it will go in - agreed to shrink its size from 240 to 130 seats and to eliminate an outdoor patio along the street. Read more.

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).

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