South Boston

By - 1/20/14 - 11:52 pm
Loring Street

A concerned citizen complains about this creative reuse of the sidewalk on Loring Street in South Boston:

While working with the elderly we had to leave the sidewalk and walk in the street because if these 2 cars taking up there own sidewalk parking spots. Every weekend into Monday it is like this...... Really????

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By - 1/19/14 - 12:44 pm

The Globe's Billy Baker profiles Maureen Dahill, the third candidate in the battle to take over Jack Hart's old state-senate seat, the one who tried to find a bridge between the oldtimers and the yuppies. And maybe buries the lead at the very end of the story, at least for people who like keeping tabs on who's running for what.... Read more

By - 1/17/14 - 5:03 pm
Lighted viaduct

Photo by MassDOT.

State and city officials today officially turned on a new light display under the I-93 viaduct that separates South Boston and the South End near where the Herald used to be, the first phase in a $2.5-million project to turn the barren, dismal concrete storage area into something actually useful to people besides the DPW crews who used to store stuff there and the homeless... Read more

By - 1/14/14 - 8:25 am

WBZ reports on efforts to replace the bench at the M Street beach dedicated to Sharlene Feeney Grealy, a mother of three who died of melanoma in 2003.

On Friday night, a young teen took an SUV out for a spin and wound up rolling the thing over atop the bench and onto the beach.... Read more

By - 1/13/14 - 8:07 am
Boston Strong motorcycle

Stevil photographed some of the bikes at the Northeast Motorcycle Expo at the World Trade Center over the weekend.

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

By - 1/11/14 - 5:23 pm
Claddagh thief in South Boston

Boston Police have posted this pair of photos of the guy they say walked out of Gold City on Broadway with a claddagh ring on Thursday.

If somebody's just offered you a new claddagh ring, drop a dime quarter to the BPD tip line, 1-800-494-TIPS.... Read more

By - 1/9/14 - 2:31 pm

Police are looking for a man who stole a gold claddagh ring this afternoon from Gold City on West Broadway. Police describe him as a chubby white guy in a scally cap, with a shamrock tattoo on his left hand. He was also wearing a dark suit and a black leather jacket and had an untied tie around his neck as he strolled out of... Read more

By - 1/9/14 - 12:40 pm

The Herald reports on this morning's rescue off Castle Island.

By - 1/7/14 - 6:15 pm

On Sunday, you may recall, police were summoned to Dot. Ave. and W. 4 Street to deal with a suspicious bag that turned out to contain hockey pucks.

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports today that somebody didn't just deposit a package of pucks there - they came out of the back of a pickup truck:

The owner's tailgate was down and they

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By - 1/7/14 - 4:19 pm
Andrew suspect

Transit Police report arresting Miguel Velazquez, 20, of Dorchester today on charges he grabbed a disabled man's cane at Andrew station Saturday night and then hit him with it.

Velasquez will be arraigned tomorrow in South Boston District Court on charges of unarmed robbery and assault and batter with a dangerous weapon, police say.

Innocent, etc.

Photo via Transit Police.... Read more

By - 1/7/14 - 8:35 am
Man wanted for Andrew attack

Wanted for attack. Photo by Transit Police.

UPDATE: Arrest made.

WCVB interviews the man who was just standing at Andrew station on Saturday when some guy grabbed his cane and hit him with it.

Meanwhile, Transit Police have released three photos of the man wanted for the attack.... Read more

By - 1/6/14 - 5:16 pm
Telegraph Street in South Boston

An irate citizen complains about space savers on Telegraph Street in South Boston:

WTF?! Space holders in VISITOR PARKING?! Come on! The old Mayor's office was do-nothing on this stuff. I hope Walsh has a backbone.

Separately, the city responds to a similar complaint on Westmoreland Street in Dorchester by saying workers picked up all the cones there.... Read more

By - 1/6/14 - 3:49 pm

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that around 11:25 a.m. yesterday, police were summoned to Dorchester Avenue and W. 4 Street for a suspicious bag about the size of a pressure cooker:

Ended up being bag of hockey pucks ... owner notified.

By - 1/6/14 - 11:24 am

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Transit Police report they are looking for the guy in red in this video on charges he attacked and robbed a disabled man around 11 p.m. on Saturday in the Andrew busway.

He was accompanied by the woman in the video, police say.

If he looks familiar, contact Transit Police detectives at... Read more

By - 1/3/14 - 3:05 pm

Per the mayor's office. And you know what that means: 48 hours of space-saving frenzy (and then it all stops, right?).

Ed. note: Video NSFchairs at the end.

H/t JR Strauss.

By - 1/3/14 - 10:59 am

Patrick Maguire gets fed up with Yelp after reading somebody gave the Lincoln Tavern in South Boston just one star, not because of the food, but because they gave her a pizza to go in a generic box:

Maybe it’s a ruse, or maybe Nikki is just looking for a little attention, but restaurant workers have a right to be frustrated and angry when

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By - 1/3/14 - 9:11 am
Summer Street in Boston in the snow and cold

State officials urged people to stay home this morning, and it seems like a lot of people heeded that.

Paul Villanova put on his warm clothes this morning to take photos of an empty Summer Street in Fort Point (above) and an equally empty and windswept Dewey Square:

By - 1/2/14 - 10:03 pm

The L Street Gulf, 57 L St., was held up around 9:50 p.m. by a man, possibly white, in a black mask, black hat, black jacket and black pants, who fled down E. 3 Street towards K.... Read more

By - 1/2/14 - 3:09 pm
I Street parking saver in South Boston

A wary-eyed citizen reports from I Street in South Boston this afternoon:

This is absolutely ridiculous and unfair. This person left for work and left trash on the street to hold a spot. Across the street at 32 I Street another resident left for work and put a foot stool out in their spot (which we moved to park our car because up and

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