South Boston

By - 10/17/13 - 10:09 am
A Street stairs

Roving photographer DGA reports some Fort Point yarnbombers (spiderweb bombers?) have outfitted the rickety and long closed stairs at A Street up to Summer Street for the upcoming holiday. At least, we hope that's what happened; we'd hate to think of the spider that would have made those webs.

By - 10/14/13 - 8:59 pm

Boston Police report a woman walking in the area of Athens and Dorchester streets around 12:45 a.m. today was grabbed from behind and indecently assaulted.

The suspect, who fled in an unknown direction, is described as a male, 5’11″ in height, heavy build, large stomach, and was wearing a t-shirt.

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By - 10/14/13 - 9:26 am

Craig Silva proposes a new home for the Hilltop Steakhouse cactus, now that the place is closing.

By - 10/11/13 - 8:45 pm

Boston Police report a lieutenant and two sergeants up the chain of command from Det. Jerome Hall Brewster have been reprimanded for failing to ensure Brewster followed through in an investigation of Edward Alemany after he allegedly attacked a woman on Mission Hill. Alemany is now charged with kdinapping and murdering Amy Lord in July.

According to a statement from BPD:

Lieutenant Detective

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By - 10/10/13 - 4:30 pm

The Boston Licensing Board ruled today that the House of Blues and the Bank of America Pavilion couldn't have done anything to prevent overdoses at August concerts.

The board ruling came after police detectives testified that they had no evidence that either venue had anything to do with the sale of the drugs consumed by customers at an Aug. 28 Zedd concert at the... Read more

By - 10/9/13 - 4:05 pm

Capt. Greland at C-6 reports somebody's been going around the Seaport area stealing those metal brackets used to attach banners to utility poles. As of last week, some 45 sets of brackets, worth $5,000, have disappeared from area poles.

By - 10/9/13 - 8:34 am

Aug. 31 proved a busy night for the EMTs hired to staff the Bank of America Pavilion: Over 3 1/2 hours, three people had to be taken away in ambulances with drug overdoses.

When a police detective asked one of them where he got the Molly ER doctors at Tufts Medical Center said he'd taken too much of, the guy replied he didn't... Read more

By - 10/7/13 - 12:29 pm

UPDATE: Transit Police report they've identified the suspects and will seek criminal complaints against them. One's 21, the other's 18, and both are from South Boston, police say.

Transit Police report they are looking for these yahoos for kicking in a window and tipping over one of those bomb-resistant trash barrels just for the apparent hell of it at Broadway station on Sept. 27.... Read more

By - 10/5/13 - 10:07 pm


Unfortunately for him, he wasn't able to figure out how to start the vehicle, parked at Silver Line Way in South Boston around 10 p.m. Or at least, that's how police were describing it on their radio as the incident unfolded.

The Globe, however, quotes a Transit Police lieutenant as saying he was just a boisterous young drinking man out from one of... Read more

By - 10/5/13 - 9:01 am

The crashed cruiser at JFK/UMass. Photo by Kevin Aries.


A man apparently breaking into a car outside 97 Baxter Street in South Boston around 4 a.m. was interrupted by police officers, who began running after him.

He then jumped into one of their cruisers and floored it, hitting at least two of them, sending them to the hospital with minor injuries, a source... Read more

By - 10/5/13 - 8:45 am

Woodman spare that tree!
Touch not a single bough;
In youth it sheltered me,
And I'll protect it now;
'Twas my fore father's hand
That placed it near the cot,
There, woodman, let it stand,
Thy axe shall harm it not!

-- Woodman! Spare that Tree!

The Globe reports a judge has ordered the city to... Read more

By - 10/3/13 - 7:49 am
Seaport Blvd. valet

A concerned citizen minces no words:


By - 10/2/13 - 12:16 pm

City and state officials today announced a series of traffic-improvement steps to keep the burgeoning Innovation District from choking on its own success, ranging from the mundane - better lane markers on the Moakley Bridge - to a new ferry service between East Boston and South Boston, scheduled to start sometime next year.

The city will use a $1.3 million federal grant to help pay... Read more

By - 10/1/13 - 8:16 am
Old Conley sign

A politically aware citizen files a complaint from South Boston:

Broken dream left on K street. Please clean up.

By - 9/27/13 - 2:02 pm

Salvatore's, 225 Northern Ave., goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday to seek permission to hire a DJ and allow dancing.

Why, yes, of course, establishments in Boston that already have licenses to play music, such as Salvatore's, have to get separate approval for dancing - and heaven help any establishment with music that is caught with patrons bopping... Read more

By - 9/27/13 - 9:52 am

And tries to convince another guy to buy them - and when the guy expresses some skepticism, says he'll also throw in the garbage can and an 18-pack of Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper.

Unfortunately for William Jones, 51, of South Boston, the other guy turned out to be an undercover Transit Police detective working the Andrew beat, as undercover Transit Police detectives are... Read more

By - 9/26/13 - 3:49 pm

Capt. John Greland at C-6 is tweeting neighborhood crimes and annoyances, including this one:

9/25 10 Mercer St, mv tires slashed, note left on mv about taking up 2 spots.

By - 9/25/13 - 2:24 pm
Whirldwind in 1930 at Lawley's

Whirlwind at Lawley's, 1930, getting ready to defend the Cup.

The final race of this year's America's Cup is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. today, involving futuristic hydrofoils off California. But once, the races took place off England and Rhode Island, and often featured yachts built or upgraded at George Lawley & Son, a boatyard that operated in South Boston until 1909 and then in Dorchester by the Neponset until it shut down in 1946.... Read more

By - 9/25/13 - 12:19 pm

A fed-up citizen in South Boston is outraged that his or her hallowed right to double park on Broadway has been taken away by a lame Hubway station:

Get rid of these stupid things! They are taking up valuable parking spaces. This is a high traffic area right in front of a busy store and Dunkin Donuts. Someone is going to get hurt!

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