South Boston

By - 7/13/15 - 2:01 pm

Kevin McGurn and Choicestream created this time-lapse video.

H/t Jared.

By - 7/12/15 - 9:58 pm
Wheat coming into Boston harbor

In addition to the tall ships and the Queen Mary 2, Boston Harbor also saw the USNS LCPL Roy M. Wheat (T-AK 3016) coming into port today for some drydock work.

By - 7/12/15 - 3:25 pm
Queen Mary in Boston

Ryan Ruel shows us the Queen Mary 2, docked at the Black Falcon pier today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/11/15 - 1:54 pm
French tall ship Hermione in Boston Harbor

John Gage got a good look at the French tall ship Hermione, which glided into Boston Harbor this morning. To her right is the Sagres, which came into port yesterday.

By - 7/10/15 - 2:59 pm
Giant bunnies and ring swings

Giant buns and ring swings at Lawn on D. Photo by Views of the Northeast.

As the Lawn on D unveiled its latest installation - several two-story-high white rabbits - its organizers took time to discuss the idea of artwork as spectacle in Boston, a city where the idea of public art used to involve stone sculptures meant to be looked at, but not touched. Read more.

By - 7/9/15 - 5:11 pm
Giant rabbits on the Lawn at D

RoadTrip New England alerts us to the bunnies of immense size that will be formally introduced on the Lawn at D tonight.

By - 7/8/15 - 4:17 pm

Transit Police report that when officers at Andrew station issued Matthew Earner, 28, a ticket for smoking a butt - under a "NO SMOKING" sign - at Andrew station yesterday morning, he quickly got his other butt in gear: Read more.

By - 7/7/15 - 10:52 pm
Windsurfers in South Boston

V was struck by the number of windsurfers in Pleasure Bay this afternoon.

By - 7/7/15 - 7:24 pm

The other day, the New York Times wrote about the South Boston snow pile that will not die. The Washington Post today follows up with a report on how Bostonians apparently think that's funny. Here's hoping somebody at the Chicago Tribune (hint, hint) follows up with a report on what we think about the WashPo coverage of the Times coverage.

The snow pile through the ages.

By - 7/6/15 - 12:35 pm

Stanley Staco reports an armed robbery on O'Callaghan Way around 3:30 a.m. ended with one man shot in the neck. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By - 7/6/15 - 10:58 am

The BRA this month begins a formal look at ways to spur "transit-oriented" residential development along Dorchester Avenue in South Boston and Washington Street from Forest Hills to Columbus Avenue in Egleston Square. Read more.

By - 7/5/15 - 12:57 pm
Fort Point Channel boats

Eileen Murphy paints us a picture at the boat-rental place by the Barking Crab.

By - 7/4/15 - 10:23 pm
South Boston snow pile on July Fourth

Eileen Murphy visited the Tide Street snow pile as the sun set on July Fourth and found it's still there.

By - 6/30/15 - 9:01 pm

A concerned citizen complains about a 128i parked too far from the curb on Gates Street in South Boston:

This BMW is parked like you would think a person driving a BMW would park.

By - 6/30/15 - 3:21 pm

State Environmental Police tweeted around noon they found the Southie deer and "successfully immobilized it" for transport to a location more suited for deer than N Street. The Herald has a photo of the deer moments before it was immobilized.

By - 6/30/15 - 12:14 pm

Boston 2024's "2.0" plan for Widett Circle calls for tearing down all the existing industrial and mass-transit facilities in the 83-acre area and turning it into 8 million square feet of office and residential use with the hope Boston gets the Olympics, but under a plan that would continue even if we don't get the games. Read more.

By - 6/30/15 - 7:54 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Eric Ballard watched the sun come up over the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and Boston Harbor this morning.

By - 6/29/15 - 4:38 pm
By - 6/29/15 - 10:15 am
Proposed venue map of Boston 2024 Olympics

Proposed new venue map. From Boston 2024 Bid 2.0.

Boston 2024 officials are outlining their "Bid 2.0" version of the proposed 2024 Olympics in Massachusetts. Current Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca says the plan still calls for buying out the existing businesses in Widett Circle and building a temporary stadium there - and then turning the land after the games over to a private developer, who would build a whole new transit-oriented development with 4,000 apartments. Read more.

By - 6/25/15 - 5:09 pm

The mayor's office today announced a contest to guess when the Tide Street snow pile will finally disappear for good: Read more.