South Boston

By - 8/8/16 - 10:37 pm
Fire on East 4 Street in South Boston

East 4 Street fire. Photo by El-Duce-O.

UPDATE, Tuesday morning: The Boston Fire Department reports the cause was self combustion by oily rags being stored in trash bags in the basement.

A brownstone being renovated at 797 East 4 St. in South Boston burst into flames around 10:25 p.m., in a fire that went to four alarms and damaged two adjoining buildings. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 1:26 pm
Search boat at Carson Beach

Searching the water. Photo by Josie.

Boston firefighters and State and Boston Police rushed to Carson beach on a report of a missing woman, possibly in the water. She was found safe and sound at Castle Island.

By - 8/4/16 - 8:42 pm

That's Rich asks if there are any places to get a manicure in the Seaport.

By - 8/3/16 - 11:35 am

I just deleted a post saying the licensing board didn't have an Aug. 17 hearing scheduled for the controversial Starbucks at L and Broadway in South Boston. At the time I wrote that, that was accurate - I asked board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini and she looked at the board schedule and nope, no hearing was set. Maybe 30 minutes after that, Starbucks submitted a request for a re-hearing on the board's May denial of a license on Aug. 17, and Pulgini granted the request. So it's on.

By - 8/1/16 - 9:35 pm

Caught in Southie spills the beans: The Boston Licensing Board will give Starbucks another chance to grind out a case for why it deserves a license at L Street and East Broadway. Read more.

By - 8/1/16 - 11:41 am
Proposed new GE building on Fort Point Channel in South Boston

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

GE and the Massachusetts Development Finance Authority today filed their formal plans for the company's new headquarters on Fort Point Channel that will include extensive renovations to two old candy buildings and construction of a new 12-story glass building.

In a filing with the BRA, GE says it hopes to begin roughly 15 months of renovation and construction this spring. In addition to the BRA, the state Department of Environmental Protection will also have to approve the project due to its location on former tidelands along Fort Point Channel. Read more.

By - 7/30/16 - 8:24 am

Eversource reports the power went out at 7:01 a.m. and that it hopes to have it back on by 10 a.m. The company says 6,035 customers are affected.

By - 7/29/16 - 5:26 pm

As police were determining the death of Kyzr Willis, 7, was a tragic accident, the mayor's office was announcing changes to the way the Curley Community Center in South Boston runs its summer program for kids, when they re-open on Monday. Read more.

By - 7/27/16 - 4:16 pm

UPDATE: Gofundme page set up to help Kyzr Willis's family.

Mayor Walsh said this afternoon the administrator of the Curley Center at Carson Beach is on paid leave as the city investigates both what happened to Kyrzr Willis, 7, and what the city can do to keep kids safe in its summer drop-in and camp facilities.

"This is just a horrible day," Walsh said at a press conference. Read more.

By - 7/27/16 - 8:51 am
Rabbit and tern in Boston's Back Bay

SteveBikes spotted this rabbit and young seagull giving each other the eye outside the Boston Athletic Club in South Boston.

UPDATE: As people are telling this bird-agnostic reporter, that's an immature gull, not a tern, so the headline's been adjusted accordingly. And thanks to Earl for the original headline idea.

By - 7/26/16 - 10:15 pm

Boston firefighters are on Winfield Street at East 8 Street in South Boston, where a transformer went kablam shortly after 10 p.m.

Eileen Murphy reports there was a manhole fire about an hour earlier on West Broadway.

By - 7/26/16 - 4:01 pm
Troopers search water off Carson Beach

Troopers search water around 4 p.m. Photo by James.

Missing boy

Updated, 8:20 p.m.

WBZ reports police this evening found the body of Kyzr Willis in the water off Carson Beach.

The boy was last seen around 2:05 p.m. near the M Street bathhouse. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 10:05 pm

Police stopped the Red Line in both directions shortly before 9:45 p.m. because of a guy dumping things on the tracks at Broadway, including what appeared to be one of those heavy bomb-resistant trash barrels. Read more.

By - 7/20/16 - 1:22 pm

Around 1:10 p.m. Firefighters recovered the body shortly after 1:30 p.m. Police are now on scene to try to determine how the person died and wound up in the water.

A body was last pulled from the channel in March.

By - 7/16/16 - 11:47 am

The federal government this week sued Eversource and the MWRA because, it alleges, an electrical cable from South Boston to Deer Island is in the way of the harbor dredging the government wants to do. Read more.

By - 7/15/16 - 11:22 am
Waterside Place building approved for South Boston waterfront

Architect's rendering.

The BRA yesterday approved John Drew's plans for a 23-story addition to his Waterside Place project on Congress Street at World Trade Center Avenue. Read more.

By - 7/14/16 - 8:40 pm

Boston Police report arresting Darius Boodoosingh, 18, of Roslindale, following a car crash at E and West 2 streets last night - after finding a gun in the backpack they say he tossed in a nearby dumpster. Read more.

By - 7/13/16 - 3:12 pm

Boston Police report officers were on patrol in the area of Logan and Gavin ways around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when they heard a gunshot and then spotted: Read more.

By - 7/12/16 - 7:53 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a state official says building a temporary helipad in Boston by September is "doable," says that that would be like a bus stop, while the permanent location would be more like a bus station. No word on whether they'll take CharlieCards - or, for that matter, where they want to put it. We need to get this thing in place quickly because we'd hate to disappoint GE, which is, of course, moving here in part because we're a world-class city and world-class cities have helipads.