South Boston

By - 6/18/14 - 10:54 pm

The Flats on D, an apartment complex on D Street, reports it's filling one of its five retail spaces with a Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches shop.

H/t/ ClaireInBos, who says the news made her day.Read more

By - 6/16/14 - 6:06 pm

WCVB reports they left their saw behind, embedded in the stump of one of the trees across from the M Street beach.Read more

By - 6/16/14 - 9:01 am

Around 8:45 a.m. into a triple decker at 23 M St.. The driver was injured; the building inspector was requested to check damage to the foundation.

Photo by Carl Stevens at WBZ.Read more

By - 6/15/14 - 10:37 pm

So, naturally, he jumped off the pier. The Globe reports it did not end well.Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 2:25 pm
South Boston fallen tree

The answer is yes. A very loud noise. This tree fell on a vehicle last night about 9 p.m. on Marine Road in South Boston. The tree was dead and the root finally rotted out then gravity took care of the rest.

Neighbors have notified the city on multiple occasions about the trees on Marine Road being diseased and a safety hazard. Maybe now...Read more

By - 6/6/14 - 3:56 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Dan Senty watched the USS Constitution as it was guided out into the harbor to fire cannons off Castle Island to commemorate D-Day.

Kristie Helms headed over to Castle Island, where she also watched Old Ironsides and took in the display by some Minutemen:

By - 6/6/14 - 10:13 am

Tomorrow's the annual Southie Family Fun Day in Marine Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Read more

By - 6/6/14 - 8:28 am

Jocelyn alerts us that the USS Constitution will be taken out into the harbor today and will fire cannons off Castle Island in honor of D-Day and the Battle of Midway. The fort will then fire back. Starts around 11 a.m.Read more

By - 6/5/14 - 8:44 am
Tea in Boston Harbor

A concerned citizen of the realm complains:

Tea chest from Tea Party Museum washed up between Gillette and railroad tracks.

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By - 6/4/14 - 7:59 am

The Herald reports that Midway Artist Studios has raised enough money to buy 15 Channel Center and keep it going as a non-profit group overseeing 89 live-in studios for artists.Read more

By - 5/29/14 - 9:45 am

Robert O'Connor, 46, of South Boston was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for a 2012 racially tinged bar brawl in South Boston that left his primary opponent without a lower lip.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted O'Connor in March for the 2012 fight at Croke Park in South Boston. A separate jury agreed with prosecutors last week that O'Connor is a...Read more

By - 5/29/14 - 7:38 am
Trash atop a Dig box on Congress Street

Cynthia Donovan reports that now that people are once again using the tops of news boxes to avoid the onerous task of taking their lunch detritus back to their office trash cans, now that the city has removed all the BigBelly trash containers along Congress Street on the South Boston side of Fort Point Channel. Sounds like a district in need of some innovation...Read more

By - 5/29/14 - 6:36 am

Kevin Cullen explains the appeals-court ruling in the case of the disgraced FBI agent and friend of convicted serial killer Whitey Bulger.Read more

By - 5/24/14 - 9:13 pm

Around 9 p.m. on West 7 Street at D.

The two suspects were described as very young black males, both wearing black hoodies wrapped around their faces.Read more

By - 5/24/14 - 8:51 am
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By - 5/21/14 - 1:16 pm

We were starting to grow worried, what with that bar in Cambridge being remade as the convicted murdering thug's headquarters and all. Southie Spots reports "Black Mass" will actually be filming in the area of E Street and W. 5 Street next Wednesday and on Silver Street between Dorchester Street and F Street on Thursday.Read more

By - 5/15/14 - 9:51 pm

Boston Police say that officers doing a drug investigation at Joyce Hayes Way and Flaherty Way around 5 p.m. on Wednesday noticed a guy dressed all in black. When he noticed them and started running away, they chased him:

As the suspect jumped over the wall, officers pursuing him heard an object hit the ground and a gunshot went off. The suspect continued his escape

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By - 5/15/14 - 4:20 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA withdrew the proposed Gates of Heaven project from its Thursday agenda, effectively shelving it.Read more

By - 5/12/14 - 7:31 am
Two exotic cars parked at a hydrant

An irate citizen complains about where some valet is parking the more exotic cars on Congress Street near the Children's Museum:

Four hours ago it was a Masserati parked in front of the hydrant. Now it's a vintage Caddie and Bentley. Are you going to do something about this valet or do special cars get special treatment? PLEASE!!

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By - 5/11/14 - 3:36 pm

An irate citizen posts a photo of some graffiti on a playground structure:

At the Christopher Lee playground in M street park some degenerate wrote "F--k north end, dot..." and went to list just about every neighborhood in Boston.... On a children's playground. Classy.

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