South Boston

By - 3/13/14 - 5:16 pm

UPDATE, Friday a.m.: Sam Adams drops sponsorship of the parade.

Club Cafe on Columbus Avenue says it is dropping Sam Adams for its decision to continue sponsoring the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston.

In a post on its Facebook page, its owners say they'll resume sales of the beer when either LGBT groups are allowed to march openly in the... Read more

By - 3/13/14 - 10:26 am

Transit Police report, say tips from the public after video was posted were key to their investigation, but nobody has been formally charged yet for the incident on a train approaching Broadway.

By - 3/12/14 - 5:13 pm
By - 3/11/14 - 2:21 pm

The red-hot South Boston housing market showed signs of chafing today when a divided Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a controversial residential project despite opposition from not only residents of a neighboring building but Mayor Walsh, City Councilor Bill Linehan and state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry.

The four-story, 45-foot-high building at 340 W. 2 St. will include 29 residential units, 43 parking spaces -... Read more

By - 3/10/14 - 8:01 am

The FBI reports a hooded man walked into the Eastern Bank branch at 470 W. Broadway in South Boston last Thursday with robbery on his mind.

But then the teller asked him to take his hood down. And he did. And then he ran out, the FBI says.

Still, that's good enough for an attempted-robbery charge if found, so the FBI's Bank Robbery Task... Read more

By - 3/9/14 - 6:03 pm
Ice buildup on the Charles River

John McLachlan walked along the Charles yesterday, noted the puddling caused by warming temperatures, but also the unusual ice floes pushed up onto shore. The river today.

Brad Kelly, meanwhile, noted a possible sign of spring: Whiskey Priest poking its head up above one of the snow piles along the South Boston waterfront.

By - 3/7/14 - 8:10 am

And his wife declares he's not a bigot. Glad that's settled.

By - 3/4/14 - 11:45 am

Well, that went well:

The Council performs background checks on groups wishing to march prior to their acceptance. We were unable to find any evidence of LGBT Veterans for Equality that would confirm them as a recognized Veterans Organization.

We appreciate the efforts the Mayor’s office to try and mediate this issue. However it is our intention to keep this an Irish Celebration, dedicated

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By - 3/3/14 - 10:30 am

Peter Wilson at WBZ reports the Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Harvard won't let its students march in the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston because it doesn't want anybody thinking it condones "the homosexual lifestyle" it's apparently convinced parade organizers now countenance by letting a group that supports gay rights promote "diversity."

The school pulled out of a... Read more

By - 3/2/14 - 1:02 pm

Started shortly after noon, in the area around the Summer Street bridge. Later expanded the search as far down the channel as Gillette.

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: After an extensive search of the surface and under bridges, firefighters didn't find anything.

By - 3/2/14 - 10:00 am

Yesterday morning, I drove down to the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on Congress Street (I was on a panel discussion).

When I came out, there was some minor thing going on in which a guest checking out felt compelled to have police summoned. A state trooper arrived, rather than a Boston Police officer, since, of course, the hotel sits on Massport land and God... Read more

By - 3/1/14 - 2:26 pm

The doors at 16 Fid Kennedy Ave. in the Marine Industrial Park.

By - 3/1/14 - 7:30 am

The Globe reports on a deal brokered by Mayor Walsh that will let MassEquality march - as long as they don't wear shirts or carry signs that have the word "gay" on them. No word if they'll be allowed to carry rainbow flags as long as all the stripes but the green one are taped over.

UPDATE: MassEquality says thanks, but no thanks:... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 7:38 am

For some reason, the Globe suddenly cares what blowhard C.J. Doyle thinks about the St. Patrick's Day parade and Marty Walsh's decision to continue the city's mayoral boycott until it allows gay veterans to march. And what he has to say is:

Saint Patrick was a Catholic archbishop and is a Catholic saint. How do you honor a Catholic saint by providing a

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By - 2/25/14 - 11:25 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a 90-year-old man injured in a Saturday fire on E Street died today at Mass. General.

The second victim of the fire, an elderly woman, remains in serious condition at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the department says, adding investigators determined the fire on the second floor of the triple decker was caused by a short circuit.

This is... Read more

By - 2/22/14 - 10:12 pm
Fire on E Street in South Boston

UPDATE: One of the two victims died.

A fire reported shortly after 9 p.m. at 265 E. St., sent two residents to the hospital in bad shape.

Arson investigators and police detectives are currently on scene. The homicide unit was summoned as well, due to the severity of one of the victim's injuries.

One firefighter suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

The Boston Fire Department... Read more

By - 2/22/14 - 4:45 pm
Long line at Sullivan's at Castle Island

What seemed like most of South Boston showed up at Castle Island today for the first day of Sullivan's in 2014.

We arrived at the end of the line at Sullivan's around 2:15 p.m. We got to place our orders at 2:55 p.m.

Although the air temperature was 52, the wind chill was way, way lower, thanks to an unceasing and heavy wind that... Read more