South Boston

By - 9/6/13 - 11:31 am

Just another example of Nanny State pinkos like Menino trying to foist their naive socialist ideas on the old town and destroy the neighborhood's proud tradition of double parking on Broadway, John Ciccone thunders, adding, of course, that Obama sucks.

H/t Chris Mullen.

Ed. note: Ciccone's column is called "Information Center," which will no doubt bring up fond memories for those of you... Read more

By - 9/6/13 - 7:21 am

The Globe gets the scoop on a plan to use small self-propelled diesel cars to shuttle people between the Seaport and Back Bay station via a short and dormant track the state acquired in last year's CSX deal.

For you oldtimers, think Budd cars, only more modern. And, yes, the state is planning on buying some of the units for use on the... Read more

By - 9/2/13 - 9:04 pm
Working on wires at Broadway station

They've been working on the wires, all the livelong day. Photo by MBTA.

The T announced tonight that workers will have all the damage from Saturday's third-rail and cable fire at Broadway fixed by early tomorrow morning:

Regular Red Line service will resume at start of service tomorrow. We thank you for your patience as we dealt with this issue.

By - 9/1/13 - 6:46 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating what appear to be three drug overdoses at a Bank of America Pavilion concert last night.

Three men in their 20s suffered apparent overdoses during a concert by Sound Tribe Sector 9, police say, adding all were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

On Wednesday, police say, three people ODed on Molly at a Zedd concert... Read more

By - 9/1/13 - 6:31 pm

Track workers at Broadway on the Red Line

The MBTA this afternoon released a photo of workers on the Red Line near Broadway following last night's third-rail and cable fire, along with this note:

Our MBTA crews are still

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By - 9/1/13 - 9:18 am


People who were up around 6:30 a.m. and looked up got to see a rainbow, as Julie did over the Market Basket in Somerville (l.) and Bobby Fallon did over South Boston.

About 2 1/2 hours later, of course, the rains came and people whose phones... Read more

By - 8/31/13 - 10:12 pm
Waiting for a bus at Park due to fire at Broadway

Update, Sunday morning: Bustitution continues as workers repair the third-rail damage at Broadway.

The Boston Fire Department ordered the Red Line shut in both directions around 10:05 p.m. as the station filled with smoke from a third-rail fire.

Firefighters initially responded to the Gillette complex, where the smoke was first detected.

The T did not shut the power off to allow firefighters onto the tracks... Read more

By - 8/31/13 - 9:14 am

The city is holding an end-of-summer blast, so get to Christopher Columbus Park or Castle Island to see the 9 p.m. fireworks.

By - 8/28/13 - 10:17 pm

Pleasure Bay in the fog.

Southie Spots took in the misty Beacon to the Dream lanterns that ringed Castle Island on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous speech.... Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 12:52 pm

The Sovereign Bank branch at 474 W. Broadway was held up at lunchtime today by a man described as white, tall, thin and in his 60s, wearing a white cap, a dark blue shirt and light-colored khakis or sweatpants.

That branch was last held up on Aug. 3, by a man much further away from retirement age.... Read more

By - 8/25/13 - 11:53 pm

Super Jumper

Photographynatalia took in the cliff diving off the ICA today, including one jump by Superman. Most of the divers were clad more conventionally:


Arturo Gossage... Read more

By - 8/25/13 - 9:32 am

The Herald reports the owner of a Fort Point condo is facing fines because his condo association objects to the American flag in his window:

Trustee Sean McGrail said the board was merely responding to a resident’s complaint about the flag, which breaks condo rules banning colored curtains.

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By - 8/24/13 - 9:14 am

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: MBTA reports normal service resuming.

UPDATE, 11:05 a.m.: BFD reports "recovery completed" and station turned back over to the T.

Around 8:30 a.m. at Broadway on the inbound side.

The Boston Fire Department reports the person did not survive the impact. After Transit Police finished their investigation around 10 a.m., firefighters went through the process of recovering the remains.

Transit... Read more

By - 8/23/13 - 12:09 am

The Boston Fire Department reports investigators have determined the cause of the five-alarm fire that ripped through the Albanian Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist Wednesday morning:

Boston Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the 5 alarm church fire; an electrical short circuit. Specifically, a ceiling light fixture in vestibule area behind the main altar. It had old wiring commonly referred

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By - 8/21/13 - 6:27 pm

The Red Cross reports residents of the six apartments at 322-324 Athens St. have been evacuated from their homes behind the destroyed St. John the Baptist Church, because "the back wall of the church is still threatening that property."

Firefighters are escorting residents to the South Boston Community Health Center to meet with Red Cross staffers.

Meanwhile, the Boston Fire Department, which says the... Read more

By - 8/21/13 - 12:40 pm

Fox truck at hydrant

No doubt there's a really good reason why a Fox news van was parked in front of a hydrant on Broadway outside the five-alarm fire that destroyed St. John the Baptist Church this morning. And DGUMZ, who took the photo, and other... Read more

By - 8/21/13 - 9:26 am
Fire at Albanian church in South Boston

Church on fire. Photo by Frank Knippenberg.

UPDATE: The Boston Fire Department says six firefighters were taken to local hospitals for fire-related injuries and that damage is estimated at $1 million.

Firefighters are at the Albanian Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist, 410 Broadway, battling a fire that has sent a column of thick black smoke into the air above South Boston.

Firefighters were ordered out of the church around... Read more

By - 8/18/13 - 9:44 pm

The Globe has the particulars.

Meanwhile, State Police say the Herald is blowing the whole not-reporting thing way out of proportion and fulminate that the Herald has no business raising questions about the politics of which police force patrols the Seaport area, because it's "arguably one of the safest and well patrolled areas of Boston" and to interview the Boston police commissioner about... Read more

By - 8/18/13 - 9:36 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man on a variety of gun charges after finding a woman with a fresh gunshot wound around 12:20 a.m. at 15 Dorchester St.

On arrival, officers were met by two males outside the residence who stated an adult female victim was inside. The officers located the victim suffering from an apparent gun shot wound. One of the

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