South Boston

By - 2/6/16 - 7:45 pm
Boston workers picking up space savers after snow storm

Despite what the city was telling at least one Brighton resident, people didn't have 48 hours for saving a space they'd marked. Jenna spotted this DPW truck on O Street in South Boston this afternoon with the bed full of cones and other items people had used as space savers.

Gordon Bedford wonders if the city will use all the cones for a Burning Man-like structure and set it ablaze.

By - 2/4/16 - 3:48 pm

Dan Feidt reports:

The bees are officially out and landing on people like me in Ft Point Boston. February bees!

By - 2/3/16 - 2:19 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a request from at-large Councilor Michael Flaherty for a hearing to try to get Massport, the BRA and the city Economic Development and Industrial Corp. on the same page when it comes to re-use of the city-owned land on Boston Harbor.

Flaherty made his request after news broked that Massport has put land out to bid in the Boston Marine Industrial Park in South Boston and that one bid calls for relocating businesses from Widett Circle, including meatpacking plants, even though the industrial park is supposed to be limited to businesses having some relation to the seas. Read more.

By - 2/3/16 - 11:30 am
749 Broadway restaurant space

The space, 749 E. Broadway. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

Michael Norton, who has long owned buildings that house restaurants, wants to open one of his own: He's applied for a liquor license for vacant restaurant space in a building he renovated at East Broadway and L Street.

Norton, who is "Southie born and raised," his attorney assured the Boston Licensing Board this morning, wants to open a restaurant there with chefpreneur Brian Poe and area restaurant owner Gordon Wilcox. Read more.

By - 1/31/16 - 4:08 pm
Tide Street snow farm last year and this year

Top photo by Conventures, 2/10/15.

This afternoon, Eileen Murphy visited the infamous Tide Street snow farm, which didn't completely melt until mid-July, and as you can see, it's looking a bit different these days.

On the plus side, she did see a horse carriage ambling by: Read more.

By - 1/29/16 - 9:28 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred any action on the 12 requests it had for a small number of valuable "all alcohol" licenses it suddenly got to dole out this year. Read more.

By - 1/27/16 - 5:55 pm
Cantina Italiana in Boston's North End

Chianti no longer enough, North End restaurants say.

A series of hearings on licenses to serve all kinds of liquor today turned into something of a battle between the North End, where restaurants that traditionally serve nothing harder than aperitifs want to up their game and the South Boston waterfront, where lawyers say more hard-liquor licenses are desperately needed to quench the thirsts of the thousands of new residents, workers and visitors flooding the once desolate area. Read more.

By - 1/26/16 - 10:18 pm

Around 6:15 p.m. on Old Colony Avenue at Gavin Way, John Duffill reports.

State Police report: Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 9:14 am
Angry note in East Boston

Man, remember the days when we waited for the snow to get at least two feet high before getting this angry? A disgusted citizen on Prescott Street in East Boston complains:

This is the note we found on our window this morning. Please address that space-savers are not allowed after not shoveling and only getting 4 inches of snow.

Read more.

By - 1/24/16 - 10:04 am
By - 1/23/16 - 10:00 pm

A pair of South Boston residents who set out for Broadway station on the Red Line refused to let the fact that the 9 bus never came stop them from getting to Newbury Street for a gallery show. They set out on foot down Broadway to the station - making sure to stop at every bar on the street for a fortifying shot of whiskey. Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 3:56 pm
Northern Avenue Bridge over Fort Point Channel in 1919

The bridge and downtown Boston in 1919. Photo by Leslie Jones. See larger.

The Globe reports Boston officials have decided to tear down the old Northern Avenue Bridge starting in March - although a spokeswoman for the mayor said today that "there will still be an opportunity to preserve the bridge, but it cannot stay where it is because of its current condition." Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 7:32 am

A Dorchester man got a 2 1/2-year jail sentence after a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted him for his role in a 2014 knife fight that ended with him, his victim and a third person stabbed. Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 11:04 pm
Motor Mart helipad

The top of the Motor Mart in Park Square used to be a heliport. Photo by Leslie Jones.

First we learn the city might spend $100 million to fix the old Northern Avenue bridge so GEsters don't have to worry about getting stuck in traffic. Tonight, the Globe reports our local titans of industry can't wait for GE to come to town so we can get us a helipad - one that the state is looking at building as part of the $120 million in infrastructure it promised GE, because what the hell kind of world-class city doesn't have a helipad?

The downtown business community has gone without a public-use helipad for more than 15 years. But that could be about to change. GE’s pending arrival has jump-started the conversation about building one.

They quote some hand servant to the ruling class that "it’s time to consider this as a transportation system amenity."

Wonder if it'll take CharlieCards.

Photo from the BPL posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 1/20/16 - 9:54 am

Corrected to note that the No group registered its domain first.

Our own John Keith noticed yesterday that when you go to noindycarboston.com, you're immediately redirected to indycarboston.com - and that the "no" domain is registered to Kathryn Norton, a.k.a. Kate Norton, a.k.a. the PR person for the proposed annual car race through the streets around the convention center. The actual No IndyCar Boston is at noindycarboston.org.

By - 1/20/16 - 12:12 am

Vague talk about doing something about the rusted out old Northern Avenue Bridge one of these years has suddenly become a more focused goal of city officials now that GE is moving to the South Boston Waterfront; the Globe reports officials made fixing the bridge part of their pitch to GE and seem confident they can come up with the money to fix it up.

By - 1/17/16 - 3:55 pm
Sunset over Pleasure Bay, South Boston

Guy with the Camera enjoyed a recent sunset in South Boston.

Copyright Guy with the Camera. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/8/16 - 10:44 am

Gillette yesterday sued several Lowell residents it charges have been selling Fusion cartridges stolen from World Shaving Headquarters by still unknown parties. Read more.

By - 1/7/16 - 3:25 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 69 A St. building

Archtect's rendering (no, those are not vultures).

A developer has filed a proposal with the BRA to add three floors to the old Standard Rivet Co. building at 69 A St. and build a new six-story extension to create room for five floors of office space and a fitness club and retail space at the ground level. Read more.

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