South Boston

By - 11/13/13 - 12:05 pm

Sure, we all snorted when the Times said we're all calling South Boston SoBo these days, but next spring, the neighborhood could get an Italian restaurant called the Sobo Bistro. And on East Broadway, no less.

Michael Norton has already gotten zoning-board permission to convert an old electrician's shop at E. Broadway and L Street into a restaurant. On Thursday, the Boston Licensing Board... Read more

By - 11/12/13 - 6:24 pm
Sunset over the Financial District

Ali Zelisko watched the sunset tonight.

More photos in the comments.

By - 11/4/13 - 4:13 pm
Steve Horgan

Boston Police released this photo of Officer Steve Horgan midway through his charity trim today at World Shaving Headquarters in South Boston.

By - 11/1/13 - 1:05 pm

District 2 (South Boston, South End, downtown, Chinatown), incumbent City Councilor Bill Linehan is shocked almost beyond belief about a mailing from opponent Suzanne Lee, which includes a snippet from a column in which the Globe's Yvonne Abraham called him a dinosaur.

In a statement reminiscent of the time mayoral candidate Ray Flynn accused an opponent of calling him "a lizard," Linehan demands... Read more

By - 10/30/13 - 12:05 pm

The mayor and officials from the Fallon Co. put their ceremonial shovels in the ground today to launch 22 Liberty, a 14-story luxury condo building on the waterfront that features a stepped design so that residents can get views of both the harbor and downtown.

Fallon says some of the units will feature three or more bedrooms, unusual in a city where developers seemed to... Read more

By - 10/28/13 - 9:49 pm

In a genial, low-key forum tonight, District 2 (South Boston, South End Chinatown) Councilor Bill Linehan and second-time challenger Suzanne Lee seemed to agree on many issues. Both said South Boston needs help to avoid choking on traffic and having longtime families driven out because of neighborhood yuppification, both said they're not endorsing either candidate for mayor but could work with whoever's elected, both said... Read more

By - 10/27/13 - 1:06 pm

The eight at-large council candidates will debate at 5:30 p.m. today in Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium.

Looks like Bill Linehan and Suzanne Lee will debate after all, 6 p.m. at the Lithuanian Club, 368 W. Broadway in South Boston. The South End News reports on a forum featuring Lee and Linehan last week.

Wicked Local Roslindale has answers from District 5 candidates Jean-Claude Sanon... Read more

By - 10/26/13 - 12:05 am

The man arrested in a Silver Line tunnel in South Boston early Friday morning after allegedly driving into it drunk gave police his brother's name and personal information - which they then used to bring charges in court and alert the media about the arrest.

Now, police say, James Tilton, 57, is in even more trouble than he was following the 1 a.m. crash... Read more

By - 10/25/13 - 10:40 am
Guy drives into tunnel.

Photo by MBTA.

UPDATE: Transit Police now say the man they arrested was actually William Tilton's brother, James and that James is now in a heap of trouble both for the OUI arrest and for identifying himself as his brother when arrested.

William Tilton, 58, of Wilmington faces an OUI charge today following his arrest by Transit Police in the Silver Line tunnel off D Street early... Read more

By - 10/25/13 - 7:02 am

The Walsh campaign has announced an 11;45 a.m. endorsement at the Moakley Courthouse by state Sen. Therese Murray.

CommonWealth reports that the vast majority of outside money pouring into Boston is pouring into Walsh's coffers:

Super PACs and labor unions have upended Boston’s mayoral race, turning what was a relatively even spending contest between Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly into a

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By - 10/24/13 - 9:44 am

The Herald reports the developers of the mixed-use project now going in between the ICA and the World Trade Center figure it could be a couple years before they get around to demolishing the old restaurant, so why not see if somebody would be interested in running another restaurant there in the interim?... Read more

By - 10/23/13 - 3:13 pm
Geyser on A Street

No doubt there's a perfectly good explanation for this afternoon's six-story geyser on A Street at Congress that doesn't involve a burst water main or an attack by Lord Nemo on the surface people. Photograph by Upstatement.

Robbie Waters provides another view of the eponymous event.

UPDATE: No, it's just a water-main break. The city advises that A Street is closed from... Read more

By - 10/23/13 - 9:23 am

The Globe does the blow by blow. The Herald focuses on schools and unions.

David Bernstein explains why Walsh's sudden demand that Connolly release a list of every law client he ever had was kind of stupid.

To just suddenly toss out this demand two weeks from the election, with no reason, is just a stunt — and not a good one.

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By - 10/22/13 - 12:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Stadium Bar in South Boston deserves any of the blame for two incidents in recent months, one in which three men were shot outside the bar, the other in which a bar patron got so outraged by the Bruins losing the Stanley Cup that when he was kicked out, he promptly sucker punched the first person he... Read more

By - 10/17/13 - 10:09 am
A Street stairs

Roving photographer DGA reports some Fort Point yarnbombers (spiderweb bombers?) have outfitted the rickety and long closed stairs at A Street up to Summer Street for the upcoming holiday. At least, we hope that's what happened; we'd hate to think of the spider that would have made those webs.

By - 10/14/13 - 8:59 pm

Boston Police report a woman walking in the area of Athens and Dorchester streets around 12:45 a.m. today was grabbed from behind and indecently assaulted.

The suspect, who fled in an unknown direction, is described as a male, 5’11″ in height, heavy build, large stomach, and was wearing a t-shirt.

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By - 10/14/13 - 9:26 am

Craig Silva proposes a new home for the Hilltop Steakhouse cactus, now that the place is closing.

By - 10/11/13 - 8:45 pm

Boston Police report a lieutenant and two sergeants up the chain of command from Det. Jerome Hall Brewster have been reprimanded for failing to ensure Brewster followed through in an investigation of Edward Alemany after he allegedly attacked a woman on Mission Hill. Alemany is now charged with kdinapping and murdering Amy Lord in July.

According to a statement from BPD:

Lieutenant Detective

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