South Boston

By - 10/13/14 - 11:01 am
Who is this Marine?

Heather Foley reports his photo popped up in a South Boston attic recently, and she wonders if anybody knows who he is.

By - 10/12/14 - 6:15 pm
Pyramid sculpture being launched into Fort Point Channel in Boston

In she goes. See it larger.

With some help from friends, designer Don Eyles today launched Fort Point Channel's latest floating artwork: A pyramid made of plastic blocks painted to look like the paving stones that used to line Boston streets.

Some of the neighborhood's toughest artists - and one little kid - raised the wooden beams on which the pyramid sat and it glided, more or less, into the green water below.

Eyles and a small boatload of folks then pulled the pyramid into the middle of the channel, about midway down the postal annex, and moored it in place.

By - 10/12/14 - 11:28 am

Don Eyles and crew are scheduled to launch this floating pyramid from Necco Court into Fort Point Channel at 2:30 p.m. today.

By - 10/8/14 - 2:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let restaurateur George Aboujaoude open a small-plates restaurant in one of the new Vertex buildings.

With the board's approval, Aboujaoude will pay $325,000 for the liquor license being given up by Elephant Walk in Audubon Circle as it moves to a new location.

By - 10/5/14 - 7:31 pm
Big ship leaves Boston Harbor

Neal Gaffey watched the Brilliance of the Seas passing Castle Island on its way out to sea today.

By - 10/3/14 - 10:40 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a deal to open a Wagamama on the other side of Fort Point Channel has fallen through, but that the chain is continuing to look for space in the up-and-coming area.

By - 9/29/14 - 7:44 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor and the South Boston waterfront

Tim Colby watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor and the South Boston waterfront this morning.

By - 9/25/14 - 9:13 am

Capt. John Greland of District C-6 reports the owner of a car parked for a week at 391 Congress St. came back the other day to find his or her rear window smashed with an ax. Greland says police know an ax was used because whoever did it left the ax behind.

By - 9/24/14 - 8:42 pm

Around 8:05 p.m. outside 40 W. 7 St. Injuries not considered life threatening.

Police shut Morrissey Boulevard from roughly JFK station to the Globe to search for evidence that the possible shooters may have thrown out of their getaway car.

By - 9/23/14 - 8:02 am
Parking issue in South Boston

Ryan O. came out of his home this morning to find his car like this, on East Broadway:

The joys of trying to get to work while living in Southie!

He updates that the story had a happy ending: His neighbors knew whose cars those were and their phone numbers and just kept calling them until one finally answered and came out to move his car.

By - 9/22/14 - 8:26 am
Shell at Eastport Park

Chris Rich recently visited Eastport Park, an open-air sculpture garden on the South Boston waterfront.

Copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/20/14 - 10:38 am
Blue swings in Fort Point in South Boston

Viewsnortheast visited the new Lawn on D in Fort Point, which features large, illuminated swings.

Copyright Viewsnortheast. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/17/14 - 10:00 am

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports on an incident early Saturday on Dorchester Street at Old Colony Avenue in South Boston:

Victims hired a stripper, they paid her a sum of money and she pulled out a knife and fled without stripping.

By - 9/11/14 - 10:12 am

The Boston Licensing Board agreed with eatery manager Angus Mui to delay any action on his request for later hours until after he can meet with neighbors to explain why a 1:30 a.m. closing time is no longer enough.

Mui told the board the community really needs later-night Chinese food and cited hungry third-shifters at the nearby Gillette plant and the postal annex, and even Logan Airport workers. The restaurant had originally requested a 4 a.m. closing time, but Mui scaled that back an hour.

By - 9/10/14 - 8:12 am

Anthony Flint ponders the names of things as neighborhoods go upscale, such as the new Ink Block luxo-complex in the South End named for the Boston Herald plant it replaces and a South Boston bistro called Local 149:

The number refers to the street address, but it’s clearly also a play on the dominant union presence in this part of town. The Ironworkers Local 7 headquarters is a few blocks away. I’m just not sure anybody in a hardhat is coming in to order the flash-seared yellowtail Hamachi.

By - 9/5/14 - 10:08 pm

The South Boston Chinese Restaurant, 429 W. Broadway, is scheduled to appear before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request permission to extend its current 1:30 a.m. closing time to 4 a.m.

South Boston has not always taken kindly to the idea of late night food.

The board's hearings began at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 9/1/14 - 3:22 pm
Bowen Street in South Boston

Take, for example, Bowen Street in South Boston, where a concerned citizen complained about the state of the sidewalk at 1:21 p.m. At 2:28 p.m., a DPW supervisor marked the complaint "closed" (and attached photographic proof) because "rash and furniture removed from sidewalk and put back in driveway till trash day." It's unclear whether the DPW moved the stuff or the tenant.

Also see W. 4 Street.

By - 9/1/14 - 10:18 am

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that around 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, a brawl outside 1 Marina Park Dr. ended with several participants injured and on their way to local hospitals.

Greland reports no arrests at this time.

By - 8/28/14 - 9:01 am
Working on derailed Amtrak engine outside South Station in Boston

Johnmcboston this morning photographed workers dealing with the aftermath of yesterday afternoon's Amtrak/commuter rail train bopping just outside South Station.

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