South Boston

By - 2/24/18 - 6:38 pm
Stopped bike on I-93

I-93 after the cops moved in. Photo by Annabelle Blake.

A large group of masked riders on dirt and quad bikes who spent the day stunting, blocking traffic and scaring pedestrians on streets around Boston had their trek ended by State Police on the Southeast Expressway at Mass. Ave, where troopers and other officers blocked them in - and shot one in the foot as he tried to flee arrest around 5 p.m. Read more.

By - 2/23/18 - 8:15 pm

Alertpageboston reports a pedestrian was struck shortly before 6:30 p.m. at Broadway and H Street. The BPD homicide and fatal-accident units were called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 2/22/18 - 12:03 pm
Patterson way shooting scene

Crime scene. Photo by KMV.

Boston Police report a man was shot shortly after midnight at Patterson Way and Rev. Burke Street in the Old Colony development. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He is Boston's ninth murder victim in 2018.

By - 2/21/18 - 9:34 am
Andrew Square smoke

Seth Hardy was at Andrew when the inbound train had a serious meltdown shortly before 9:30 a.m. Kyle Thomas, who was on the train, writes: Read more.

By - 2/21/18 - 9:19 am

Increasing parking-meter fees from $1.25 to $3.75 an hour in the Back Bay last year meant faster turnover of spaces, letting more people use them - and reducing congestion on local roads by helping curb double parking, the mayor's office announced today. Read more.

By - 2/20/18 - 2:09 pm
Warm day in South Boston means open windows

Eileen Murphy noticed the firefighters had opened the garage doors and most of the windows at her neighborhood firehouse in South Boston today.

By - 2/18/18 - 12:09 pm

Good thing we didn't have any real flooding today, no? Robert Fallon shows us the cascading water in the Broadway Red Line stop around 10 a.m., the result of a water-main break.

By - 2/13/18 - 1:21 pm

In Boston, it's not just enough to pay for a food-serving license - you actually have to serve food. And not just any food, but food you've cooked or prepared on your own premises. Read more.

By - 2/12/18 - 12:25 pm
Calf Pasture peninsula in Dorchester

This 1923 aerial photo from the Boston Planning Commission shows the MDC's Calf Pasture sewage pumping station and some nearby gas tanks, Old Harbor and South Boston's City Point and Castle Island. Read more.

By - 2/11/18 - 2:21 pm

Frankie Shaw, the creator and star of that SMILF show, suggests City Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) should maybe watch some of her episodes first before yammering about how it impugns the fair maidens of South Boston. Read more.

By - 2/7/18 - 3:42 pm
Jose Nunez

Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man they say grabbed a woman from behind as she went up the escalator at the Broadway Red Line station Monday night.

Read more.

By - 2/7/18 - 2:24 pm

New City Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) can claim his first victory: Getting posters for the TV series "SMILF" removed from city bus shelters. Read more.

By - 2/7/18 - 10:38 am

A woman was held up around 10:20 a.m. on East 8 Street at H Street by a man with a silver handgun, who was described as tall and skinny and wearing a black ski mask, a black hat and a light-gray hoodie. He also had a dark backpack.

By - 2/6/18 - 3:54 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Evandro Carvalho, first elected in 2014, says he is running for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat in the April 3 Democratic primary. State Rep. Nick Collins of South Boston, is also running for the seat.

By - 2/6/18 - 12:34 pm
KO Pies in South Boston

UPDATE: KO Pies reports the blocking was by a contractor working for Verizon, that the shop will be able to re-open today and that Verizon swore that, in the future, any similar work would only be done when the shop is normally closed.

KO Pies reports it had to close its South Boston outlet this morning "until further notice" when an excavation contractor showed up and blocked off all access, with no advance notice.

Needless to say, they're not very happy: Read more.

By - 2/4/18 - 5:08 pm
Few chips left at South Boston supermarket

Eileen Murphy shows us the state of one chips display at the South Boston Stop & Shop around 4:30 p.m. She reports: Read more.

By - 2/3/18 - 8:10 am

Eileen Murphy reports JP Licks is looking to mooove into the space at 397 W. Broadway once occupied by the Cutting Club hair salon.

There's a meeting, put on by the city and the landlord, for neighbors at the space on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

By - 2/2/18 - 3:59 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston) will run for the seat he couldn't win in a battle four years ago against state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). But state Rep. Dan Cullinane, who took Dorcena Forry's place in the House, announced today he will run for re-election in the fall rather than the Senate seat this spring.

By - 2/1/18 - 5:35 pm
Pot items seized in South Boston

Boston Police report arresting a Revere man they say loaded up his pickup with cannibis products - including pot-laced Rice Krispy treats and chocolate-chip cookies - then drove down O'Callaghan Way selling them, at least until officers arrived and arrested him around 5:30 p.m. yesterday, because even in this enlightened state, you can't do that sort of thing. Read more.