South Boston

By - 12/23/15 - 11:19 am
Rescue off West Fourth Street in South Boston

First responders at work. Photo by Jonathan Berk.

No immediate word on just what they were doing in the tail end of Fort Point Channel shortly after 11 a.m., but Boston firefighters got them a ladder, they climbed out and now they're under the care of Boston EMS.

By - 12/21/15 - 12:27 pm
Proposed 150 Seaport Blvd.

Architect's rendering.

Banker & Tradesman reports Whiskey Priest and the Atlantic Beer Garden would join Jimmy's Harborside and Anthony's Pier 4 as places that used to be under a developer's proposal for a mixed-use tower designed, as these things are, by Elkus Manfredi.

Developer's letter of intent.

By - 12/18/15 - 4:06 pm

City and state officials today signed a letter of intent with Grand Prix Boston that gets a yearly car race through the streets around the South Boston Convention Center closer to the starting line.

Under the proposal, the private organizers would assume responsibility for all costs associated with the race and agree to return the streets they use to pre-race conditions when they're done.

The first race is scheduled for Labor Day weekend, 2016.

Letter of Intent (2M PDF).

By - 12/18/15 - 12:01 pm
No dogs

A graffiti-hating citizen reports this "illegal graffiti" on Bolton Street in South Boston. We await the city blasting this off, to be followed by a complaint about unleashed dogs running amok on Bolton.

H/t Joseph G.

By - 12/18/15 - 6:33 am

Around 6:25 a.m. a train needed to be taken out back and shot at Andrew. Inbound, of course.

By - 12/17/15 - 9:39 pm
Prroposed senior apartments on O'Connor Way in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

Two non-profit groups are proposing a 46-unit apartment building for low- and very low-income seniors 62 or older on a lot that has sat vacant for more than 50 years in the Mary Ellen McCormack project. Read more.

By - 12/17/15 - 2:46 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the transmogrification of Urban Art Bar, 709 E. Broadway, into a restaurant serving tapas and small-plate stuff. Read more.

By - 12/15/15 - 1:05 pm

Boston Police report arresting two Dorchester men and a South Boston man after officers responded to reports of package thefts in the area of East 4 and N streets yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 12/15/15 - 9:54 am

Gwen Betts looked up over Fort Point Channel this morning.

By - 12/11/15 - 5:00 pm
Proposed building in South Boston

Architect's rendering keeps it real by giving one of its figures a scally cap.

A developer this week filed formal plans to tear down the Stadium Sports Bar at 228 Old Colony Ave. to make way for a six-story building with 28 apartments or condos - in what it's calling "a compelling precedent" for further development of the area around Old Colony and Dorchester Street.

Ryan Sillery's proposal calls for 29 parking spaces for the units, which will range from one to three bedrooms and which will include four affordable units. Read more.

By - 12/11/15 - 3:30 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday rejected a request from Foodies, 230 Broadway, for a license to sell beer and wine.

The proposed license had been opposed by Al's Liquors - which had put out a protest sandwich board a few doors down.

In addition to Al's, Foodies customers can stock up on "curated craft beers and spirits" at Social Wines across from Amrheins.

By - 12/10/15 - 10:45 pm

Eileen Murphy photographs the fish pile and reports a member of the local constabulary was as perplexed as her as to what it all means.

By - 12/10/15 - 8:40 am

The Globe reports General Electric is considering the South Boston Waterfront as a home for its corporate headquarters.

City and state officials are offering the "property tax relief and tax credits" that have become de rigueur in trying to attract the sorts of companies that will make certain Globe business writers very happy that Boston can finally regain at least one multinational corporate headquarters, because we've apparently been suffering a horrible malaise at our lack of said corporate giants having their leaders regularly ride through our streets in limousines. Or as the Globe puts it, GE moving its executives here would prove "a civic boost" for a saddened region.

By - 12/10/15 - 8:25 am

City and state officials joined with the Richard family to announce a parcel now owned by the MBTA next to the museum will be turned into a park honoring the memory of the Dorchester boy who only wanted peace.

Read more.

By - 12/9/15 - 6:16 pm
Seal at Castle Island in South Boston

John Gage spotted this seal at Castle Island today.

Seal at Black Falcon pier.

By - 12/8/15 - 7:21 pm

Shortly before 7 p.m. Transit Police report:

A male, age unknown , while trespassing on the right of way was struck by an inbound Red Line subway train. Boston Fire extricated the male and he was transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries. Shuttle bus service was set up between JFK and Park Street.

By - 12/8/15 - 8:01 am

For Dondre Snow, his appearance in court yesterday was nothing new - save that this time he's facing life in prison without parole.

At 22, Snow, one of two men charged with the murder of Maurice Scott on Old Colony Avenue on Saturday, is already considered a career criminal. On the 1-6 federal sentencing guidelines, with 6 being the worst of the worst, he'd already made level 4 by the time he turned 19. Read more.

By - 12/7/15 - 1:17 pm

Two men were ordered held without bail today on charges they murdered Maurice Scott, 38, on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston Saturday night. A third man, allegedly a passenger in their getwaway car, was charged with possession of crack with intent to distribute.

According to Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Mark Hallal, Boston and State Police found Scott laying on the ground around 8:30 p.m. next to his girlfriend's Mercedes-Benz outside 425 Old Colony Ave. A witness said he spotted Scott already on the ground when "a very large man" with "very large thighs" shot him several more times as he lay there. Read more.

By - 12/6/15 - 12:05 pm
Seal in Boston Harbor

MadTy spotted this seal in the harbor off the Black Falcon pier yesterday.

By - 12/6/15 - 12:59 am

Update: Two arraigned for murder of Maurice Scott.

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot repeatedly around 8:30 p.m.

Boston Police report the man, found at 425 Old Colony Ave., was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police add: Read more.