South Boston

By - 7/6/16 - 10:19 am
JFK Library in the fog on Dorchester Bay

Eileen Murphy walked along Carson Beach in the fog yesterday.

By - 7/5/16 - 7:39 pm
Mothra in South Boston

A concerned citizen complained about the moth situation at M and East 3 streets in South Boston today.

The city has already marked the complaint "invalid," no doubt because the people who used to work in 311 have been replaced by moths.

Earlier:
Boston on high blecch alert.

By - 7/5/16 - 2:27 pm

We just walked through Roslindale Square and there are so many gypsy moths you have to keep your mouth closed to avoid one flying in. Reports are coming in of equally gross conditions in South Boston and Dorchester.

Josh Deering reports his flight into Logan last night had to sit 20 or 25 minutes at the gate to clear a swarm of the moths to connect the jetway.

By - 7/5/16 - 9:48 am

The East Boston Savings Bank branch at 708 East Broadway was held up around 9:30 a.m.

The branch was also held up on March 4.

By - 7/2/16 - 11:59 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

Eileen Murphy watched the fireworks over the harbor tonight.

Catboston watched them as well: Read more.

By - 6/29/16 - 6:39 pm

Caught in Southie reports DCR has denied a permit for the proposed Fright Night at Castle Island.

By - 6/28/16 - 7:48 pm

The Herald reports Massport is stuck with some 9,400 specially designed concrete barriers for the IndyCar that Wasn't, sitting on land that was supposed to be for maritime uses, but no longer is, thanks to the thousands upon thousands of these things that the local IndyCar promoters are no longer paying to store there.

By - 6/27/16 - 9:50 am

UPDATE: Bail set at $25,000.

A Boston man faces OUI and other charges while the MassDOT worker he allegedly hit early this morning remains in the hospital with serious injuries, State Police report. Read more.

By - 6/24/16 - 12:05 am

General Electric on Thursday filed a letter of intent with the BRA to renovate two existing buildings on Necco Street and build a new 12-story building. Read more.

By - 6/23/16 - 11:55 pm

Around 11:30 p.m. on Joseph Agri Street, Boston EMS Incidents reports.

About 15 minutes later, police found both a possible suspect and a possible weapon several blocks away on Baxter Street.

By - 6/23/16 - 10:37 am

The Globe reports on the war of words over a promoter's plan to convert the Castle Island fort into a horror show for Halloween:

Fright Island’s critics worry the family-friendly South Boston they cherish is under siege as younger professionals flock to the neighborhood, and handing Castle Island over to blood-covered zombies and beer-buzzed millennials would just accelerate that trend.

By - 6/20/16 - 11:36 pm

Police found the man shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sterling Square, although he may have been shot nearby off O'Callaghan Way.

By - 6/20/16 - 10:44 pm
Strawberry moon over Pleasure Bay in South Boston

Nick Cosky watched the strawberry moon over Spectacle Island and Pleasure Bay this evening.

By - 6/20/16 - 12:11 pm
Melted ad in South Boston

A peeved citizen is unlikely to patronize the Dorchester Street laundry that left a flier on his or her car:

[They] left a flier on my car windshield that now has melted and cannot get off. Who should I report to that they are defacing my private property?

By - 6/19/16 - 10:43 pm
Sunset over Dorchester Heights, South Boston

Nick Cosky watched the sun go down this evening from Dorchester Heights.

By - 6/17/16 - 10:46 am

An investigation into an argument between two groups that ended with gunfire on Fan Pier in February is "kind of at a dead end" because nobody involved wants to talk, a police detective says. Read more.

By - 6/16/16 - 10:32 am

Urban Liberty provides an update on BRA planning for development along Dorchester Avenue from Broadway to Andrew.

By - 6/13/16 - 9:52 am

Malia Lazu reports she went down to Carson Beach with a paddle board yesterday, figuring she'd get a little water exercise in. But, she continues: Read more.

By - 6/10/16 - 7:07 pm

South Boston Today reports that faced with continued losses in court, the developer who wanted to turn the Gate of Heaven school on East 4 Street into 31 condos has given up and not renewed his purchase-and-sale agreement with the Archdiocese of Boston.

Neighbors who have fought the plan say the archdiocese should look at alternative educational uses, such as renting or selling the building to a charter school.

By - 6/10/16 - 1:34 pm

Vinod Johnson watched the Bandaloop dance troupe help the Fallon Co. inaugurate its new 12-story office building at 100 Northern Ave yesterday.