South Boston

By - 5/29/14 - 9:45 am

Robert O'Connor, 46, of South Boston was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for a 2012 racially tinged bar brawl in South Boston that left his primary opponent without a lower lip.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted O'Connor in March for the 2012 fight at Croke Park in South Boston. A separate jury agreed with prosecutors last week that O'Connor is a... Read more

By - 5/29/14 - 7:38 am
Trash atop a Dig box on Congress Street

Cynthia Donovan reports that now that people are once again using the tops of news boxes to avoid the onerous task of taking their lunch detritus back to their office trash cans, now that the city has removed all the BigBelly trash containers along Congress Street on the South Boston side of Fort Point Channel. Sounds like a district in need of some innovation... Read more

By - 5/29/14 - 6:36 am

Kevin Cullen explains the appeals-court ruling in the case of the disgraced FBI agent and friend of convicted serial killer Whitey Bulger.

By - 5/24/14 - 9:13 pm

Around 9 p.m. on West 7 Street at D.

The two suspects were described as very young black males, both wearing black hoodies wrapped around their faces.

By - 5/24/14 - 8:51 am
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By - 5/21/14 - 1:16 pm

We were starting to grow worried, what with that bar in Cambridge being remade as the convicted murdering thug's headquarters and all. Southie Spots reports "Black Mass" will actually be filming in the area of E Street and W. 5 Street next Wednesday and on Silver Street between Dorchester Street and F Street on Thursday.

By - 5/15/14 - 9:51 pm

Boston Police say that officers doing a drug investigation at Joyce Hayes Way and Flaherty Way around 5 p.m. on Wednesday noticed a guy dressed all in black. When he noticed them and started running away, they chased him:

As the suspect jumped over the wall, officers pursuing him heard an object hit the ground and a gunshot went off. The suspect continued his escape

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By - 5/15/14 - 4:20 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA withdrew the proposed Gates of Heaven project from its Thursday agenda, effectively shelving it.

By - 5/12/14 - 7:31 am
Two exotic cars parked at a hydrant

An irate citizen complains about where some valet is parking the more exotic cars on Congress Street near the Children's Museum:

Four hours ago it was a Masserati parked in front of the hydrant. Now it's a vintage Caddie and Bentley. Are you going to do something about this valet or do special cars get special treatment? PLEASE!!

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By - 5/11/14 - 3:36 pm

An irate citizen posts a photo of some graffiti on a playground structure:

At the Christopher Lee playground in M street park some degenerate wrote "F--k north end, dot..." and went to list just about every neighborhood in Boston.... On a children's playground. Classy.

By - 5/1/14 - 10:00 am

Capt. John Greland reports that on April 25 outside 16 Pacific St.:

A teacup poodle attacked by neighbor's unleashed dog injuries requiring over 100 stitches, entire back almost torn off.

He says the attack dog was a husky mix and that the poodle's owners have racked up $4,000 in veterinary bills so far. No charges have yet been filed, but the case is... Read more

By - 4/30/14 - 11:11 am

Michael Conlon, who owns the Lincoln Tavern on West Broadway, hopes to expand across the street by turning the Pan Asia Restaurant into a new neighborhood tavern.

Conlon told the Boston Licensing Board today he has an agreement to buy the Chinese/Japanese/Thai restaurant at 414 W. Broadway. He said he will pay $300,000 just for its liquor license.

Conlon said he is still trying to... Read more

By - 4/29/14 - 10:21 am

The owners of the Fan Pier development said today they'll be leasing space to a Starbucks, a Mediterranean meze restaurant and a daycare center.

The Starbucks, which will take 2,100 square feet, will join existing starbucks at the Manulife Financial building, the Renaissance Harbor Hotel and the Westin Boston Harborfront. It's slated to open this summer, according to the Fallon Company, which is building out... Read more

By - 4/28/14 - 1:04 pm
Floating plants in Fort Point Channel

Fort Point Arts Community gives us a look at the newest art installation in Fort Point Channel: Tropical Fort Point by Peter Agoos:

The struggle for quality public open space in the neighborhood and the likelihood of climate change-induced rising sea levels are the conceptual parents of Tropical Fort Point. Inspired in part by seeing the Sudbury River at spring flood turning the

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By - 4/17/14 - 11:16 am

Boston Police report the person shot to death at W. 5 and Dorchester streets on April 9 was Joel Leon, 19, of Milton.

By - 4/17/14 - 6:39 am
Sugar Bowl boat

Steve Bikes photographed the loose boat on the rocks of the Sugar Bowl.

By - 4/16/14 - 7:20 am
Space savers in South Boston

Erikk Hokenson shows us the scene at I and Marine this morning.

By - 4/15/14 - 2:16 pm
Car-alarm car being towed away in South Boston

This morning, Heather Anderson tweeted:

Car alarm still going off, 24 hrs now on W2nd btwn C & D, Black Hyundai. For the sanity of W2nd, pls help us find the owner!

It goes off for 30 secs, then stops & you can't help but wait for it to start again. torture.

That caught the attention of Capt. Greland at C-6, who assigned an... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 2:05 pm
Wind knocks down tree, light pole in South Boston

Across the area, the wind is pulling down tree limbs and power lines.Kenny Jervis photographed a tree and a light pole that came down on cars at K and E. 7 streets in South Boston.

By - 4/10/14 - 4:36 pm

A Brockton man out on bail after he allegedly exposed himself in January was ordered behind bars yesterday at his arraignment on charges he punched, kicked and verbally attacked a man with cerebral palsy on the Red Line Tuesday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Thomas Kennedy, 63, was arraigned in South Boston Municipal Court yesterday on charges of assault and battery on... Read more