South Boston

By - 12/18/17 - 11:40 am
Valentine's Day stuff at a South Boston store

Eileen Murphy reports the Valentine's Day stuff is already beginning to crowd the Christmas stuff at one South Boston store.

By - 12/15/17 - 7:46 pm
Firefighters at South Boston project

UPDATE: BFD blames an unattended fryolator.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 4:20 p.m. to 66 Orton Marotta Way in the West Broadway project for what turned into a two-alarm fire in a first-floor apartment. Read more.

By - 12/15/17 - 12:28 pm
Orange Line car offloaded in South Boston's Conley Terminal

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports the first four new Orange Line cars from Chinese manufacturer CRRC arrived in South Boston this morning, from where they will be transported to the Orange Line maintenance facility in Wellington for a year of testing and shakedown runs before they are put in service. Read more.

By - 12/15/17 - 10:37 am

The BPDA is seeking state approval to allow more non-marine companies to move into the Raymond Flynn Marine Industrial Park, saying there's just not that much demand for decaying waterside facilities with no rail access, while there's tons of demand for space for R&D space and meat processing. Read more.

By - 12/12/17 - 3:41 pm

MassDOT and the freight railroad CSX are battling the owner of a vacant parcel next to a currently dormant rail line behind the South Boston convention center over his proposal to lease out the space for construction companies to park their trucks there. Read more.

By - 12/8/17 - 9:33 am
Ship berthed at Conley Terminal in South Boston

Rick Macomber covers the waterfront:

The Helsinki Bridge cargo ship was towed by tugboats tonight from Boston outer harbor back to Conley Pier in South Boston after being torn away in the wind storm on Tuesday.

By - 12/7/17 - 9:36 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays persist on the Red Line long after evidence of the smoking train at Broadway has been cleaned up.

By - 12/6/17 - 9:37 am

Kindred Healthcare of Louisville, KY, has notified state regulators it plans to shut its Harborlights nursing home on East 7 Street by the end of March. Read more.

By - 12/6/17 - 8:15 am

What do you call a Silver Line tunnel with a dead bus in it? A mess. The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the SL1 and SL2 due to a bus that died between Courthouse and South Station.

UPDATE: The delays were increased to the dreaded "severe" and the T is now running the buses on the street.

By - 12/5/17 - 10:57 pm

Shortly after 10:45 p.m. in the area of E. 9 and Mercer streets in the Old Colony project.

By - 12/5/17 - 11:36 am

A woman who walked into the Lincoln Tavern on West Broadway on the night of Oct. 15 and spotted her ex-boyfriend kissing another woman grew enraged and went up and punched the other woman, a BPD detective said today. Read more.

By - 12/4/17 - 8:35 pm
Family Dollar replacement on West Broadway

Architect's rendering.

Developer Michael Moore last week filed his detailed plans for replacing the Family Dollar, a pizza place and three other shops on West Broadway with a 44-unit apartment building and a 50-car garage that has room for stores on the first floor. Read more.

By - 12/4/17 - 5:21 pm

MBTAinfo.com ponders Millennium Partners's proposal to spend $100 million on a gondola along the South Boston waterfront, concludes that if the developer is serious about throwing $100 million at transportation in that overcrowded corner of the city, there are far better ways to spend it - like on dedicated bike lanes or, gasp, figuring out how to make Silver Line buses go faster.

This is the kind of decision which is sometimes called "not even wrong". A wrong decision would be "we thought about what's bad about Seaport transportation, and this is why a gondola would fix it." This not even wrong decision is "We have $100M, and aren't gondolas great!"

By - 12/4/17 - 11:08 am
Park next to South Boston substation

Park next to the substation where the Harborwalk now ends. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

State energy regulators have signed off on plans by Eversource to expand its K Street substation in South Boston. The plans include connecting two parts of the Harborwalk path that now end near where the new equipment will go. Read more.

By - 12/4/17 - 7:32 am
Delays on the Red Line

The current sitch. Photo by James T. Here's.

The MBTA reports "severe" delays on the Red Line due to an earlier deceased train at Andrew.

By - 12/2/17 - 12:06 pm

Folks had more to say about it which you can read here.

By - 12/1/17 - 5:01 pm
South Boston smokestack knocked down

Eileen Murphy watched the demolition of the Loyal Crown smokestack in South Boston today.

The 120-foot smokestack, built in the late 1930s when Loyal Crown Linen moved into a former munitions plant on Damrell Street, was torn down to make way for Washington Village, an impending development of 656 condos and apartments.

By - 11/30/17 - 5:36 pm

Caught in Southie noticed that Forbes is the latest non-local media outlet to get the stupid idea that people who live east of the Expressway are "southies," in an article about this show called SMILF, which is about a Southie mother whom you'd, well, you know: Read more.

By - 11/30/17 - 5:02 pm
Cottage Cafe in Hyde Park

Cottage Cafe, 1227 Hyde Park Ave., is getting ready for its final last call: Next week, the Boston Licensing Board considers letting its owner sell the venerable watering hole's liquor license to about as un-gritty a locale as you could imagine: A large building aimed at "makers, designers, architects, communicators, researchers, manufacturers, technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs" on the South Boston waterfront. Read more.