South Boston

By - 10/10/16 - 1:37 pm
Orange people in Fort Point Channel

M couldn't help but notice the bright orange people hanging onto inner tubes bobbing in Fort Point Channel this morning. Begin Fort Point and all, it is, of course, art, specifically, SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers):

S.O.S. invokes the Fort Point Channel Basin as a metaphor for the seas across which people have always traveled in search of shelter, freedom, prosperity and safety; seas in which they have often lost their lives. The Swimmers symbolize the world’s refugees and migrants, and the long history of global migration on which our city and nation are largely built.

Artists Ann Hirsh & Jeremy Angier hope to provoke discussions about the changing identity of the Channel by asking: how are we, a city in the midst of an economic boom, responding to the current global refugee crisis?

By - 10/8/16 - 10:29 am

Shortly before midnight on the 300 block of East 8 Street, Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 10/7/16 - 5:38 pm

The T is reporting the dreaded severe delays on the Red Line inbound due to a train whose poor heart gave out at Andrew.

By - 10/7/16 - 9:04 am

Yo Sushi, a British sushi chain, is bringing its conveyor-belt sushi - in which plates of food glide around diners who pick what looks good - to 79 Seaport Blvd. Read more.

By - 10/6/16 - 10:39 am

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected requests from several restaurants in the North End, Chinatown and the South Boston waterfront to serve hard liquor, saying there's no public need in an area already full of places to get a drink. Read more.

By - 10/2/16 - 11:03 am

Sure, Matthew Sisk wasn't looking too good after using DCR resources for a private party for Republicans, but the Herald reports what got his superiors to show him the door was the way he used the sirens and lights in his state car to blast through traffic on Congress Street.

By - 10/1/16 - 10:42 am

The Herald quotes City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) as saying officials are looking at fulfilling our sacred promise to General Electric for a helipad by building one that floats on the water. But not just some "rinky-dink" crappy little floating thing - something grand and majestic that would be the envy of all of New England, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Hartford.

By - 9/30/16 - 2:05 pm

WBZ reports OSHA has cited Stavis Seafood on Channel Street for 20 safety violations - and proposed a $174,000 fine - for the March ammonia leak that killed Brian Caron.

By - 9/28/16 - 10:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a packie license to a proposed neighborhood grocery on the first floor of the Vertex building on Northern Avenue. Read more.

By - 9/23/16 - 9:42 pm

Around 9:10 p.m. on McDonough Way.

By - 9/15/16 - 8:23 pm

A federal judge today tossed out the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council's latest legal effort to get the city to leave it alone and do whatever it wants with the St. Patrick's Day parade. But US District Court Judge Richard Stearns left the door open to a lawsuit over next year's parade. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 5:37 pm

US District Court Judge Richard Stearns today added Massport to the federal government's suit against the MWRA and Eversource over an electric cable to Deer Island from South Boston that the feds say will interfere with dredging aimed at letting the Conley Terminal accept larger ships. Read more.

By - 9/10/16 - 10:51 pm

A man was stabbed on B Street near West 5 St. around 10: 30 p.m. John Duffill reports he was found a couple blocks away on Dalessio Court.. The homicide unit was called in because of the the seriousness of his injuries.

By - 9/10/16 - 10:34 am

Transit Police report arresting a guy they say reacted to a woman videoing him being a jerk on a Red Line train by threatening her and then knocking her phone out of her hands. Read more.

By - 9/6/16 - 9:07 pm
Race car for sale

For the right price, this could be yours.

Here's your chance to play Grand Prix: A federal bankruptcy trustee is auctioning off the remains of the South Boston grand prix that never was. Up for bid: Two "Dallara Indy Car Show Cars," the trailers to haul them in and 1,100 Jersey barriers, each with 16 bolts on top to mount, and, bonus, three circular steel cables on each side. Read more.

By - 8/29/16 - 6:08 pm
Proposed office building in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

Skanska today filed its detailed plans for the 13-story office building it wants to build on what is now a parking lot in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park (the former Boston Marine Industrial Park). Read more.

By - 8/28/16 - 11:14 am
Old house in South Boston

The folks at Boston City Archives share this view of Marine Road and I Street in South Boston in 1915. See it larger.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:56 am

Workers today removed Nate Swain's little Lego wall on Congress Street near the Children's Museum - as part of an overall redo of the entire building.

By - 8/24/16 - 12:26 pm
Gingras

Boston Police report arresting a man and seizing a loaded assault rifle early this morning at 9 Orton Marotta Way.

Police say they learned around 9:15 p.m. that Stephen Gingras, 39, of Manchester, NH, wanted for robbing a bank in Salem, NH last week, might be holed up there. Read more.

By - 8/21/16 - 5:34 pm
Kayakers being rescued in Dorchester Bay

Rescue boats in Dorchester Bay. Photo by Mike.

The Coast Guard teamed up with Boston fire and police marine units to rescue five kayakers who found themselves in some sort of trouble in Dorchester Bay off Castle Island shortly after 3 p.m. today; initial reports said one might have wound up in the water. John Duffill reports the marine units got all five out OK.