South Boston

By - 10/5/13 - 10:07 pm

Updated.

Unfortunately for him, he wasn't able to figure out how to start the vehicle, parked at Silver Line Way in South Boston around 10 p.m. Or at least, that's how police were describing it on their radio as the incident unfolded.

The Globe, however, quotes a Transit Police lieutenant as saying he was just a boisterous young drinking man out from one of... Read more

By - 10/5/13 - 9:01 am

The crashed cruiser at JFK/UMass. Photo by Kevin Aries.

Rodriguez

A man apparently breaking into a car outside 97 Baxter Street in South Boston around 4 a.m. was interrupted by police officers, who began running after him.

He then jumped into one of their cruisers and floored it, hitting at least two of them, sending them to the hospital with minor injuries, a source... Read more

By - 10/5/13 - 8:45 am

Woodman spare that tree!
Touch not a single bough;
In youth it sheltered me,
And I'll protect it now;
'Twas my fore father's hand
That placed it near the cot,
There, woodman, let it stand,
Thy axe shall harm it not!

-- Woodman! Spare that Tree!

The Globe reports a judge has ordered the city to... Read more

By - 10/3/13 - 7:49 am
Seaport Blvd. valet

A concerned citizen minces no words:

GET THESE VALET JERKS OUT OF THE BIKE LANES.THESE CARS DO NOT BELONG HERE EVER EVER EVER! Enforce the law before somebody gets killed.

By - 10/2/13 - 12:16 pm

City and state officials today announced a series of traffic-improvement steps to keep the burgeoning Innovation District from choking on its own success, ranging from the mundane - better lane markers on the Moakley Bridge - to a new ferry service between East Boston and South Boston, scheduled to start sometime next year.

The city will use a $1.3 million federal grant to help pay... Read more

By - 10/1/13 - 8:16 am
Old Conley sign

A politically aware citizen files a complaint from South Boston:

Broken dream left on K street. Please clean up.

By - 9/27/13 - 2:02 pm

Salvatore's, 225 Northern Ave., goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday to seek permission to hire a DJ and allow dancing.

Why, yes, of course, establishments in Boston that already have licenses to play music, such as Salvatore's, have to get separate approval for dancing - and heaven help any establishment with music that is caught with patrons bopping... Read more

By - 9/27/13 - 9:52 am

And tries to convince another guy to buy them - and when the guy expresses some skepticism, says he'll also throw in the garbage can and an 18-pack of Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper.

Unfortunately for William Jones, 51, of South Boston, the other guy turned out to be an undercover Transit Police detective working the Andrew beat, as undercover Transit Police detectives are... Read more

By - 9/26/13 - 3:49 pm

Capt. John Greland at C-6 is tweeting neighborhood crimes and annoyances, including this one:

9/25 10 Mercer St, mv tires slashed, note left on mv about taking up 2 spots.

By - 9/25/13 - 2:24 pm
Whirldwind in 1930 at Lawley's

Whirlwind at Lawley's, 1930, getting ready to defend the Cup.

The final race of this year's America's Cup is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. today, involving futuristic hydrofoils off California. But once, the races took place off England and Rhode Island, and often featured yachts built or upgraded at George Lawley & Son, a boatyard that operated in South Boston until 1909 and then in Dorchester by the Neponset until it shut down in 1946.... Read more

By - 9/25/13 - 12:19 pm

A fed-up citizen in South Boston is outraged that his or her hallowed right to double park on Broadway has been taken away by a lame Hubway station:

Get rid of these stupid things! They are taking up valuable parking spaces. This is a high traffic area right in front of a busy store and Dunkin Donuts. Someone is going to get hurt!

... Read more
By - 9/21/13 - 8:59 am
Moon over South Boston

Ryan Ruel took several photos of the full moon over South Boston and Dorchester Bay.

Neil Noonan also took a shot of the moon, just for the Hull of it:

Moon over Nantasket

Top photo posted under this Creative Commons license and in the... Read more

By - 9/20/13 - 9:15 pm

Two men wound up stabbed in South Boston around 9 p.m. One victim was found on Preble Street near Vinton, the other on Dorchester Street near Vinton. Both were taken to local hospitals with injuries not expected to kill them.

About an hour later, witnesses pointed police to a guy in a Patriots shirt, covered in blood, wandering around West Broadway. After a foot chase,... Read more

By - 9/20/13 - 4:09 pm

MassChallenge, a high-tech incubator, announced along with Mayor Menino today that it'll be moving into new space in the Boston Marine Industrial Park from its current offices on Fan Pier.

MassChallenge will move into what's now called the Innovation and Design Building, formerly the the Bronstein Center and the Boston Design Center. Jamestown Properties of Atlanta finished its acquisition of the two buildings earlier... Read more

By - 9/17/13 - 10:27 pm

At 9:46 p.m., Vahalia tweeted:

Did anyone else see the bright flash in the sky over the Seaport area?

And the local Twitterati responded:

Karl Stier:

I saw the light from West Roxbury, east towards the city, very bright and at a downward 25 degree angle.

Jeff Megargell:

I saw it too, more like a 85 degree angle for me and it

... Read more
By - 9/17/13 - 8:27 pm

Masshole parking

A trapped citizen on O Street in South Boston pleads for some help before morning:

So parked in and can't move. Need them to back up so I can get out in morning assuming damage to my car.

... Read more
By - 9/17/13 - 3:58 pm

Boston Police report the weekly South Boston bank robbery was this afternoon at the Citizens Bank branch at 441 W. Broadway. The suspect is a bald, middle-aged white guy, wearing glasses, a black hat, a black jacket and black pants.

H/t Goosen28 for noticing the periodicity of bank heists in South Boston.... Read more

By - 9/14/13 - 12:24 am

UPDATE: Boston Police report a third victim showed up in Jamaica Plain.

Around 12:20 a.m. in front of the Stadium Bar on Old Colony Avenue. Police found one victim there; about ten minutes after the shooting, the second victim showed up at Boston Medical Center.

The homicide unit was summoned because the man who managed to get to Boston Medical Center was in bad... Read more

By - 9/13/13 - 7:43 am

Word from Boston Bikes by way of Southie Bikes is that a community meeting on proposed bike lanes on West Broadway scheduled for Monday has been abruptly called off:

Neighborhood groups, businesses and elected officials will continue to meet and discuss the possible expansion of bike lanes in South Boston.

The hearing had threatened to become the latest, and possibly loudest, battle between... Read more

By - 9/10/13 - 2:47 pm

The Globe's David Ryan posted a photo of something very finny sticking out of the water in Pleasure Bay today as a wind surfer circled it.

Some immediately cast doubt on the idea, saying it was more likely a sunfish, because a shark would have a tail fin sticking out of the water as well, but who knows if a giant... Read more

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