Mark Perigard at the Herald doesn't think much of the Southie reality show, which debuts tonight and which, yes, has captions for people westa Wuhtstuh who can't parse the Boston English:
Instead of a Southern family of semi-literate mud-lovin' hicks, "Southie Rules" focuses on a close-knit, working-class clan in a triple-decker whose collective IQ, at least onscreen, hovers around room temperature.... Read more
State Sen. Jack Hart, D-South Boston, is resigning pretty much immediately, the Dorchester Reporter alerts us.
A Roxbury man was ordered held in lieu of $50,500 bail at his arraignment on charges he abused an infant and beat the baby's mother in the woman's apartment on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to prosecutors, Steven Velazquez, 19, assaulted the two-month-old in... Read more
Apparently not. Deadline.com reports Robert DeNiro is producing a cable series, called "The Fourth Reich:"
It is a high-octane crime thriller delving into race, religion, and politics through the lens of a dogmatic faction of the neo-Nazi movement in South Boston.
Old-timers may recall Boston actually did have a neo-Nazi skinhead who wanted to kill Jews and blacks, but he lived in... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to suspend the license for Golden House on West Broadway for seven days after a Boston police sergeant found it open at 2:50 one morning - 50 minutes past its legal closing time.
The punishment - unusually severe for the licensing board - came despite owner Xian Wan's plea for mercy because he needed extra money due to ... Read more
After plowing into a car in Chinatown Saturday evening, Timothy Davidson sped off on the Expressway, stopped at a South End gas station, then, when police approached, fell out of his rented box truck, cracked his head on the pavement and fell asleep, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Davidson, whose OUI convictions date back to 1980, was then placed under arrest on charges... Read more
The owner of a South Boston Chinese restaurant that has had issues with its legal closing time in the past told the Boston Licensing Board today he had no choice last fall but to stay open late into the night: He needed the extra money because his son was dying of cancer.
At a hearing today, Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she... Read more
Starts at 2 p.m. opposite the Moakley Courthouse, where Swartz was scheduled to go on trial in a month for downloading documents from an online database.
There is a community meeting tonight regarding the proposed demolition and new construction of both the St. Augustine's Church and School in South Boston. Please attend the meeting to voice your opinion: 6:30 pm, Boys and Girls Club of South Boston, 230 W. 6th Street. Please see Caught in Southie for more information.
What could they have been throwin' into the muddy water off the
Tallahatchie Summer Street Bridge before speeding off into South Boston? Massport and Boston Police are investigatin.' No word if Bobbie Gentry has been questioned.
A man who started drinking at one Dorchester Avenue bar, continued across the street, then returned to the first wound up getting both hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today for serving an intoxicated patron.
The lawyer for one of the bars, the Aces, 551 Dorchester Ave., tried to sidestep the police citation by citing Andrew Square's problem with drug addicts and methadone clinics. He... Read more
Alexis Laboy, 24, was arrested last night after police found a Calico M-100 "mini-rifle" with its shoulder stock removed on him - inside a bag that contained 48 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding he didn't have a license for either.
South Boston District Court Judge Michael Bolden set bail today at $20,000.
According to the DA's... Read more
Dead train at Broadway and those residual delays just killed the last part of the morning commute. Erika Gordon reports on how she and some fellow commuters put their left foot in, they put their left foot out, they put their left foot in and they shook it all about:
And now we're playing musical trains. "Everyone get off of the train, there's a... Read more