South Boston

By - 2/13/17 - 8:30 pm

Catxecutive Order asks:

Good place to buy hearty houseplants near Dot/Southie/Quincy? looking for a Valentine plant that won't die.

By - 2/13/17 - 1:47 pm
Unshoveled driveway on East 6 Street in South Boston

A vexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a driveway and sidewalk on East 6 Street:

Please clean your condo it's bad enough all your cars are registered in New Hampshire so respect my town.

By - 2/11/17 - 4:50 pm
Wanted for South Boston attack

Boston Police have released a photo of the guy they say punched a man to the floor at the Boston Beer Garden on East Broadway in December. Read more.

By - 2/10/17 - 1:32 pm
Frank Ulip

A downtown resident has registered a formal campaign organization with state elections officials.

Frank Ulip says he will run for the District 2 seat now held by Bill Linehan of South Boston. Linehan has yet to say if he'll be running for re-election this fall. The city does not release formal petitions for collecting signatures until May. Read more.

By - 2/7/17 - 4:00 pm

Around 3:50 p.m. on Pulaski Avenue between Athens and West 3 streets. One person in custody.

By - 2/4/17 - 12:04 am

Around 11:50 p.m. on Friday at Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue. One car was hit twice, police found three shell casings in the intersection. No people hit.

By - 2/3/17 - 4:29 pm
Janet Bourke

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester woman on charges she threw hot coffee in a T worker's face around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

Police say Janet Bourke, 61, of Dorchester, was trying to get into Broadway on the Red Line without paying when the worker spotted her and tried to stop her.

By - 2/3/17 - 12:33 pm
Unhappy teachers at Excel High School

Unhappy Excel teachers with pink slips. Photo by Rajeeve Martyn.

The Herald reports 90% of the teachers at Excel High School and and Brighton High School will be let go as of March 1 - although they will be allowed to re-apply for their jobs - as BPS tries to right the schools, which have struggled with test scores.

By - 2/3/17 - 10:09 am
No park in South Boston Waterfront area

The Globe reports the new owners of the massive Seaport Square land have Xed out longstanding plans for a park in the middle of the property and will instead give the BPDA plans for a walkway from Summer Street to the water that will be "narrower but longer, and friendlier to foot traffic."

From the current plans on file with the BPDA: Read more.

By - 2/1/17 - 12:52 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports that both Legal Sea Foods and Live Nation, which operates the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, are loudly protesting a cit/state proposal to stick the GE Memorial Heliport on a pier behind the pavilion. They cite noise, which they say would be so severe it would likely drive the pavilion out of business.

By - 1/31/17 - 10:20 pm
105 West 1 Street

Architect's rendering.

Developers yesterday filed formal plans with the BPDA for a 266,000-square-foot research and development building between West 1 and West 2 streets, behind Artists for Humanity.

In their filing with the BPDA, CV Properties, LLC of D Street promise a public walkway from West 1 to West 2: Read more.

By - 1/31/17 - 2:12 pm

A man punched in the head by a guy holding a salt shaker at the Boston Beer Garden in December remains in the hospital with head trauma - and finding his attacker is now District C-6 detectives' top priority, a C-6 detective said today. Read more.

By - 1/30/17 - 12:16 am
Inside an old Boston Edison power station in South Boston

David Parsons went on a BPDA tour of the old Boston Edison power plant at L and Summer streets on Saturday, part of the agency's attempt to figure out what to do with the massive property. Read more.

By - 1/29/17 - 11:38 am
Fornicating raccoons

It's not quite dogs and cats laying together, but a disgruntled South Boston citizen has had quite enough of fornicating raccoons on East 7 Street:

Raccoons mating. Need to be removed! Saw them last night on my deck and this morning they are abusing my neighbors pool.

H/t roving UHub 311 reader onelith.

By - 1/26/17 - 9:38 pm

Mobius, Inc. announced today it's opened studio space in the Midway Studio building at 15 Channel Center St., returning to the neighborhood where it was based for 20 years. Read more.

By - 1/26/17 - 5:37 pm

Titanium Cranium wisely did not get in his way this afternoon on D Street:

By - 1/23/17 - 11:51 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed a man's conviction for illegal possession of a loaded gun because the Boston cops who pulled him over initially didn't really have a good enough reason to do so. Read more.

By - 1/23/17 - 10:10 am

The Boston Architectural College library gives us a look at West Broadway in South Boston 100 years ago and today.

By - 1/23/17 - 9:16 am
New York license plate with Red Sox emblem

Jed Hresko spotted an SUV with an unusual license plate on Congress Street in the Seaport yesterday.

By - 1/22/17 - 12:40 pm

Boston Police report arresting Asim Kieta, 42, of Dorchester, on charges he set off a propane canister next to a police cruiser outside District C-6 in South Boston and set it off. Read more.