South Boston

By - 1/24/15 - 12:11 pm
Snow cone in South Boston

A concerned citizen kvetches about a snow cone on E Street between W. 7 and Tudor streets in South Boston this morning:

Some idiot has already started with a space saver. Please remove.

The city reports the issue has been "resolved."

Meanwhile, the city responded to this complaint from Elm Street in Dorchester about somebody shoveling snow into the street by sending out an inspector, who wrote a ticket.

By - 1/23/15 - 5:27 am

In think teach transform Molly Richard writes:

"The debate around Boston hosting the Olympics has many asking, “What makes a world-class city?”

By - 1/16/15 - 7:30 am
Wharf District

Our own Swirlygrrl noticed the revised sign above Fort Point last night.

By - 1/15/15 - 4:09 pm
815 E. 5 Street proposal in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

A 19-unit condo development proposed to replace an old horse-trolley barn between E. 5 and E. 6 streets in South Boston would come with a 33-lot parking garage, according to the developers' filing with the BRA.

Aidan Gregory Feeney and Brendan Feeney of Feeney Brothers Excavation want to replace commercial buildings at 815 E. 5 and 812 E. 6 streets with ten-unit and a nine-unit buildings - 17 to be sold at market rates and two at "affordable" rates.

By - 1/14/15 - 10:53 am

Developers Kris Meola and Ryan Sillery of City Point Capital plan to buy the shuttered Stadium Sports Bar & Grill at 232 Old Colony Ave. so they can tear it down and replace it with roughly 20 condominiums.

By - 1/9/15 - 6:03 pm
Building proposed for Dorchester Avenue in South Boston

Imagine the intro to "2001: A Space Odyssey" playing here. See larger.

Jason Cincotta's Evergreen Property Group has filed plans with the BRA to replace a parking lot at 248 Dorchester Ave. with a 6-story, 33-unit apartment building that would feature retail space at ground level, large enough for a restaurant.

By - 1/9/15 - 4:40 pm

The Globe reports the owner of the high-end clothing store is throwing in the towel because the owner of its Northern Avenue land wants the space for development and she decided to retire, rather than sign a long-term lease to move into a building next door.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Sam's, the restaurant inside the clothing store, however, will remain open.

By - 1/5/15 - 3:25 pm

An off-duty Boston cop charged with beating an Uber driver was arraigned today on two counts of assault and battery, violating the civil rights of the driver and a man who came to his aid, assault and use of a motor vehicle without authority, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 1/5/15 - 10:37 am
Coast Guard patrols Boston Harbor near the federal courthouse

John Costello photographed the Coast Guard patrol outside the Moakley Courthouse today as jury selection begins for the surviving Tsarnaev brother. He faces 30 counts that could mean the death penalty.

By - 1/4/15 - 10:10 pm

Boston Police report a 16-year officer is facing assault and battery charges - after he allegedly beat an Uber driver he accused of taking him to the wrong address and then drove off in the man's car.

By - 1/4/15 - 9:13 pm
Fog at Castle Island

Eileen Murphy went for a stroll around Castle Island today.

By - 1/1/15 - 1:58 pm

RoadTrip New England watched the L Street Brownies get ready for a bracing run through 27-degree air into Dorchester Bay this morning.

By - 12/31/14 - 11:54 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from the owner of the Patriot, formerly the Blackthorn Bar, at 471 W. Broadway to sell its liquor license to Dylan Welsh, the owner of Five Horses Tavern in Davis Square and the South End, for a new restaurant at 22 W. Broadway to be called Worden Hall.

Welsh is seeking a 2 a.m. closing time for his restaurant, which would also have a 16-seat patio open until midnight.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 12/28/14 - 1:57 pm
25 Fid Kennedy Avenue in the Boston Marine Industrial Park

Fans of the old industrial look could do worse than just drive down Northern Avenue (or take the Silver Line) on a quiet Sunday morning and then walk around the Boston Marine Industrial Park (this morning, I parked across from Liberty Wharf and then just covered the waterfront).

By - 12/26/14 - 8:26 pm

Boston Police report rescuing two guys who both managed to fall out of their kayaks in Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon.

Harbor Unit Officers were directed by officers on land to two victims clinging to a mooring ball approximately 150 yards off M Street Beach. Officers were able to pull them into the boat. The two male victims, ages 52 and 49, were taken to Berth 10 and met by EMS to be transported to Massachusetts Hospital and treated for hypothermia.

By - 12/23/14 - 6:27 pm

A Braintree man pleaded guilty today to a variety of charges, including armed assault with intent to murder, for shooting at a police officer during a foot chase at the Old Harbor housing project on July 16, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Paul Eric Louis-Jeune, 23, missed. Another officer returned fire, hitting him in the chest. He was arraigned in his hospital bed.

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol Ball sentenced Louis-Jeune to 6 to 8 years in prison. Prosecutors had asked for 10 to 12 years.

By - 12/19/14 - 11:22 am
14 West Broadway proposal

Architect's rendering.

A developer this week submitted a detailed proposal to the BRA to replace the single-story Cornerstone Bar at 14 W. Broadway with an 11-story building with 47 residential units and space for a restaurant and offices.

Also planned, according to developer Ryan Sillery's filing:

The green roof terrace landscape proposes a contemporary, sophisticated urban terrace, designed as an amenity for guests, visitors, and residents alike. A key feature of this green roof terrace landscape is a common dog park area.

By - 12/18/14 - 6:39 pm

The city has shut the old Northern Avenue Bridge "indefinitely" following a safety inspection that showed it was no longer even safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, according to a memo sent around today to local employers by the Seaport Transportation Management Association.

Walkers and bicyclists now need to take the Moakley Bridge - which was supposed to completely replace the Northern Avenue span - or Summer Street.