South Boston

By - 3/29/16 - 12:22 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Playwright, 658 E. Broadway in South Boston, could have done anything to prevent a Feb. 6 incident in which a patron decided it was a good idea to beat another man in the head with a beer bottle - and to keep beating him in the head with the bottle even after it broke, opening a gash that required both staples and stitches to close. Read more.

By - 3/25/16 - 6:40 pm
Proposed condo building at 327 W. 1 St. in South Boston

A developer has proposed a 5-story condo building on what is now half of a parking lot at 377 W. 1 St. in South Boston.

Donald Clancy is proposing to use the roughly 8,000-square-foot lot for a building with nine condos - six with two bedrooms and three with three bedrooms - and 15 parking spaces in a first-floor garage. Some space on the first floor would be set aside for commercial use - likely a restaurant - according to his filing with the BRA. Read more.

By - 3/25/16 - 2:55 pm
Easter Bunny behind bars in South Boston

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports:

Easter Bunny arrested no permit for Easter Eggs.

By - 3/25/16 - 11:17 am

The Globe reports that GE probably won't actually be buying those two Necco Street buildings from Proctor and Gamble - instead, the BRA will buy them, then let GE occupy them rent-free for 20 years.

By - 3/24/16 - 12:25 pm

UPDATE: Original "World Refrigerator Headquarters" headline changed, because GE is selling off its consumer-appliances division.

GE announced today it's buying a couple of buildings and land on Necco Street from Proctor and Gamble for its new world headquarters. Read more.

By - 3/23/16 - 6:48 pm
Firefighters in hazmat suits at marine industrial park ammonia spill

Hazmat team going in. Photo by BFD.

A worker at a Stavis Seafood facility at 7 Channel St. died from ammonia exposure tonight, Boston Fire officials report.

Firefighters responded shortly before 6 p.m. and tried to go into the Stavis Seafood cold-storage facility in the Boston Marine Industrial Park but were driven back by the ammonia, John Walsh, BFD chief of operations said. Firefighters in special hazmat suits were able to enter the building around 6:48 p.m. Read more.

By - 3/23/16 - 2:35 pm

Boston Police report nabbing the guy who robbed the Citizen's Bank branch at 441 W. Broadway yesterday morning after he ran a few blocks away and then got into a cab. Read more.

By - 3/23/16 - 1:21 pm

City councilors deserve a chance to get answers to questions about the proposed IndyCar Boston race this fall, City Councilor Bill Linehan says.

The council today approved his request to look at a possible hearing where councilors can pose questions to IndyCar organizers and city officials who are backing the plan to shut down streets around the South Boston convention center over Labor Day weekend for the race.

By - 3/22/16 - 2:37 pm

A North Attleboro man was ordered held on $25,000 bail yesterday on gun charges affter an incident on an MBTA shuttle bus after the St. Patrick's Day parade, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/21/16 - 2:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting four alleged lunkheads for lunkhead-type behavior during yesterday's extended-version St. Patrick's Day parade - none from anywhere near South Boston. Read more.

By - 3/21/16 - 12:29 am
Bagpiper in South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

Arturo Gossage took a lot of photos at the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/20/16 - 3:40 pm

A Molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of a house in South Boston, but the device failed to ignite and no one was hurt, the Boston Herald reports. It's being investigated as a possible hate crime.

By - 3/20/16 - 11:36 am

Greta Gaffin captured a roly-poly runner in the St. Patrick's 5K in South Boston today.

By - 3/19/16 - 10:19 am
Body recovered from Fort Point Channel on the South Boston side

First responders at work. Photo by Sean O'Rourke.

Updated with BFD info.

Around 8:40 a.m., in the middle of the channel, the Boston Fire Department reports.

It's near where two men were safely fished out of the water in December, near where a number of homeless people now camp under the Expressway.

By - 3/18/16 - 5:41 pm
Rainbow over Boston Harbor

Neil was among those who enjoyed the rainbow (or in some cases, rainbows) after the rain squall that moved through around 4:45 p.m. - heralding the polar front that sets us up for Sunday's nor'easter. He had a front-row seat overlooking the Boston Fish Pier and the harbor.

More photos of the squall and the rainbow action, with bonus hail video from the Back Bay (and now with photos from the second rainbow round around 6:30 p.m.):

By - 3/17/16 - 9:32 am

District C-6 Capt. John Greland recounts how one of his officers helped a man out last night:

So last night my CSO [Community Service Officer] Sgt Tim Gaughan meets an elderly gentleman who is upset and crying turns out his wife was getting admitted to the hospital and now his car is missing, it turns out it was towed which really upsets him. So Sgt Gaughan drives him to the tow lot. The Sgt tries to advocate for him buts it's a no go. So the elderly gentleman is really crying that he has to get back to his wife.

Read more.

By - 3/16/16 - 5:26 pm
Inside the L Street Cumberland Farms in South Boston

Eileen Murphy brings the glad tidings that the L Street Cumberland Farms has re-opened after some remodeling.

Still, in possible deference to the changing socioeconomic composition of the neighborood, it now carries some new hot-dog toppings: Zucchini relish and something called Chicago Sports Relish.

By - 3/16/16 - 2:01 pm

On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.