South Boston

By - 7/23/13 - 4:30 pm

Scary skies over the Harbor.

Phelan Canney photographed the clouds over Boston Harbor around 4:20 p.m., about 10 minutes after Kim Kawecki looked outside:

Scary skies... Read more

By - 7/21/13 - 7:19 pm

Dark skies over South Boston

Darrell Daniel looked up in South Boston near Dorchester this afternoon.

Some soccer players ignored the clouds at Millennium Park in West Roxbury:

Millennium Park... Read more

By - 7/18/13 - 2:59 pm

Paul Eric Louis-Jeune, 21, of Braintree, was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail at his arraignment today at Boston Medical Center, where he is recuperating from being shot in the chest by police officers in South Boston on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say police investigating drug sales at the Mary Ellen McCormack came across Louis-Jeune - who was already facing drug and gun charges... Read more

By - 7/18/13 - 12:41 pm

Boston Police report a woman's body was found in the water off the L Street Bathhouse around 9:30 a.m.

The Herald reports, adds to our understanding of the issue by noting in its headline that the body was "topless."

This is at least the third body discovered in the Boston area in a day.... Read more

By - 7/18/13 - 12:05 pm

Click on this link to watch:

Stephen "Stippo" Rakes, who claimed he was allegedly extorted for his Morrissey Boulevard Liquor Store by Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemming, and Kevin Weeks, was found dead on Mill Street in Lincoln, MA.

Rakes who had been slated to appear as a witness for Carmen Ortiz found out on Tuesday that he would... Read more

By - 7/18/13 - 11:02 am

Every single reporter covering the Bulger trial is, of course, livetweeting the testimony. For the most part, the tweets, by their very nature, are just brief little nuggets of testimony (last week, during testimony on some of the murders, it was like a horror remake of "Groundhog Day" as each reporter followed the other with basically the same exact description of a bullet in the... Read more

By - 7/17/13 - 10:14 pm

As of 10 p.m., parts of Roslindale, Hyde Park, Roxbury and Dorchester were without power.

Parts of the western side of South Boston went dark when a manhole on West 1 St. between B and C went kablooie. NStar was unable to provide an estimate for when workers could get down there for a look.

Firefighters responded to 320 W. 2 St., where... Read more

By - 7/16/13 - 8:43 pm

The Herald reports on the authority's change of heart on 399 Congress St., in part because 60 of the apartments will be the micro-units the city fancies for the Innovation District.

By - 7/16/13 - 1:18 pm

A man being chased by police wound up getting shot in the chest around 1 p.m. outside 371 Old Colony Ave., across from Moakley Park, AlertNewEngland reports.

Police say officers were investigating possible drug sales and that the man opened fire first:

Upon arrival officers observed a male suspect matching the description given. As officers approached, and announced their presence, the suspect

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By - 7/16/13 - 1:11 pm

The City Hall to Go Truck will be at 460 West Broadway in South Boston between 4 and 7 p.m., with workers handing out free bottles of cold water - and listening to you dispute your parking tickets and pay your excise and property taxes.

At 5, there's a free ice-cream party at the Mildred Avenue Community Center, 1 Mildred Ave. in Mattapan, featuring the... Read more

By - 7/16/13 - 10:54 am

An outraged citizen complains about TV news trucks parking on the sidewalks and median outside the Moakley Courthouse:

They should use meters and lots like citizens do!

The city has marked the case closed, says three vehicles got tickets.

By - 7/11/13 - 6:20 pm

A jury was seated today for the murder trial of Adam Cassino, charged with murdering a neighbor in August, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Cassino was arrested on unrelated charges the day after Barbara Tagen, 65, was murdered in her Dorchester Street apartment and sent to a Bridgewater State Hospital drug clinic - where staffers began asking questions after allegedly finding... Read more

By - 7/11/13 - 7:08 am

WGBH provides this animated re-enactment of the cursive exchange at the Bulger trial the other day. Will they be animating the descriptions of the rope that was too thick to strangle somebody?

By - 7/10/13 - 1:44 pm

Bulger in the morning, Tsarnaev in the afternoon. As Channel 25 shows us, it was a regular circus outside the Moakley Courthouse today, especially with a flying wedge of Konspiracy Kids in for the day to support the living Marathon suspect. Also on hand: cab-reservation service Hailo, which apparently thought tourists and Tsarnaev fans would... Read more

By - 7/8/13 - 3:53 pm

In reply to a Citizens Connect complaint about spots along N Street held for people with disabilities that never seem to get used at night, the city replies:

The mayor's commissioner for persons with disabilities investigated a number of spaces on this street and removed some. for further questions or specific addresses where the commission should investigate a space, contact our office at (617)

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By - 7/6/13 - 11:09 am

Anthony's Pier 4 last year. Photo by Dale Cruse.Anthony's Pier 4 last year. Photo by Dale Cruse. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

The landmark waterfront restaurant, which had actually been fading away for years, closes its doors forever next month, the... Read more

By - 7/5/13 - 11:32 am

Fireworks over the Charles

Nick Gillham watched the fireworks from Cambridge.

Rob Bellinger watched the fireworks from a South Boston rooftop:

Fireworks from South Boston... Read more

By - 7/3/13 - 11:16 am

Boston Police report a white man in his 40s was found dead in a car at the parking lot at 646 E. Broadway this morning. The cause of death remains under investigation.

By - 7/3/13 - 9:56 am

A Mansfield company that makes systems for depositing thin coatings on things says Gillette is violating its patents in the way it makes its Fusion ProGlide razor blades extra sharp.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Zond says it had extensive talks with Gillette about using its plasma technology to apply thin films to razor blades, but then Gillette... Read more