V was struck by the number of windsurfers in Pleasure Bay this afternoon.
The other day, the New York Times wrote about the South Boston snow pile that will not die. The Washington Post today follows up with a report on how Bostonians apparently think that's funny. Here's hoping somebody at the Chicago Tribune (hint, hint) follows up with a report on what we think about the WashPo coverage of the Times coverage.
Stanley Staco reports an armed robbery on O'Callaghan Way around 3:30 a.m. ended with one man shot in the neck. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.
The BRA this month begins a formal look at ways to spur "transit-oriented" residential development along Dorchester Avenue in South Boston and Washington Street from Forest Hills to Columbus Avenue in Egleston Square. Read more.
Eileen Murphy paints us a picture at the boat-rental place by the Barking Crab.
Eileen Murphy visited the Tide Street snow pile as the sun set on July Fourth and found it's still there.
A concerned citizen complains about a 128i parked too far from the curb on Gates Street in South Boston:
This BMW is parked like you would think a person driving a BMW would park.
Boston 2024's "2.0" plan for Widett Circle calls for tearing down all the existing industrial and mass-transit facilities in the 83-acre area and turning it into 8 million square feet of office and residential use with the hope Boston gets the Olympics, but under a plan that would continue even if we don't get the games. Read more.
Eric Ballard watched the sun come up over the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and Boston Harbor this morning.
Boston 2024 officials are outlining their "Bid 2.0" version of the proposed 2024 Olympics in Massachusetts. Current Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca says the plan still calls for buying out the existing businesses in Widett Circle and building a temporary stadium there - and then turning the land after the games over to a private developer, who would build a whole new transit-oriented development with 4,000 apartments. Read more.
Steve Lynch (D-South Boston) went on NECN's Broadside tonight and told host Sue O'Connell that condemning the existing businesses at Widett Circle for a temporary 60,.000-seat stadium is stupid and something he'll fight. Suffolk Downs might work, he says.
"I don't think you'll build a stadium for three weeks and then take it down," he said. "I really think it's a bad idea."
Police Commissioner William Evans said today a bomb threat at 505 Congress St. proved the perfect - and fortunately harmless - example of why it's absurd Boston Police aren't supposed to respond to calls from land owned by Massport in South Boston:
A call came in for a bomb threat at 505 Congress St. Despite the jurisdictional limit, BPD officers, including the bomb squad, responded immediately - then had to wait 15 minutes for State Police to show up - he told a City Council committee today. Read more.