South Boston

By - 1/31/17 - 10:20 pm
105 West 1 Street

Architect's rendering.

Developers yesterday filed formal plans with the BPDA for a 266,000-square-foot research and development building between West 1 and West 2 streets, behind Artists for Humanity.

In their filing with the BPDA, CV Properties, LLC of D Street promise a public walkway from West 1 to West 2: Read more.

By - 1/31/17 - 2:12 pm

A man punched in the head by a guy holding a salt shaker at the Boston Beer Garden in December remains in the hospital with head trauma - and finding his attacker is now District C-6 detectives' top priority, a C-6 detective said today. Read more.

By - 1/30/17 - 12:16 am
Inside an old Boston Edison power station in South Boston

David Parsons went on a BPDA tour of the old Boston Edison power plant at L and Summer streets on Saturday, part of the agency's attempt to figure out what to do with the massive property. Read more.

By - 1/29/17 - 11:38 am
Fornicating raccoons

It's not quite dogs and cats laying together, but a disgruntled South Boston citizen has had quite enough of fornicating raccoons on East 7 Street:

Raccoons mating. Need to be removed! Saw them last night on my deck and this morning they are abusing my neighbors pool.

H/t roving UHub 311 reader onelith.

By - 1/26/17 - 9:38 pm

Mobius, Inc. announced today it's opened studio space in the Midway Studio building at 15 Channel Center St., returning to the neighborhood where it was based for 20 years. Read more.

By - 1/26/17 - 5:37 pm

Titanium Cranium wisely did not get in his way this afternoon on D Street:

By - 1/23/17 - 11:51 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed a man's conviction for illegal possession of a loaded gun because the Boston cops who pulled him over initially didn't really have a good enough reason to do so. Read more.

By - 1/23/17 - 10:10 am

The Boston Architectural College library gives us a look at West Broadway in South Boston 100 years ago and today.

By - 1/23/17 - 9:16 am
New York license plate with Red Sox emblem

Jed Hresko spotted an SUV with an unusual license plate on Congress Street in the Seaport yesterday.

By - 1/22/17 - 12:40 pm

Boston Police report arresting Asim Kieta, 42, of Dorchester, on charges he set off a propane canister next to a police cruiser outside District C-6 in South Boston and set it off. Read more.

By - 1/20/17 - 9:17 pm
Wanted for South Boston incident

Boston Police have released a photo of a guy they say may have been near where a propane tank exploded next to a police cruiser outside District C-6 this morning. released a photo of a guy they say may have been near where a propane tank exploded next to a police cruiser outside District C-6 this morning. Read more.

By - 1/20/17 - 5:32 pm

MassDOT today announced a task force to figure out where to put a taxpayer-funded heliport in the Seaport.

Although state and city officials initially promised GE a place to land helicopters as part of their package for getting the company to move to Fort Point, state officials now say lots of people are just dying for a place to which they can pilot their choppers: Read more.

By - 1/20/17 - 9:27 am
Cruiser on fire in South Boston

The fire under the cruiser outside C-6. Photo by Tom Kujala.

Somebody ignited a propane tank next to a parked cruiser outside District C-6 on West Broadway around 8:20 this morning.

Michael Daniels reports: Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 11:25 am

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's Lawn on D wants to add wine and beer - it finds out tomorrow if the Boston Licensing Board has any spare licenses lying around to make it happen. Read more.

By - 1/17/17 - 9:49 am
Pleasure Bay with still waters

SteveBikes spotted something unusual this morning: A still Pleasure Bay:

Between the wind and the tides, it's fairly rare for Pleasure Bay to be still enough to be reflective.

By - 1/11/17 - 10:42 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a full liquor license to the sushi restaurant Michael Shaw wants to open where Salsa's used to be on Dorchester St. Read more.

By - 1/9/17 - 3:25 pm

Amrheins, 80 West Broadway, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday to seek permission to stay open until 2 a.m. seven days a week.

The restaurant, which opened in 1890, is currently licensed to stay open until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 p.m. on Sunday.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in Rm. 809 in City Hall.

By - 1/3/17 - 2:04 pm

Boston's experiments in demand-based parking prices begins today.

Meanwhile, the default speed limit on Boston roads (so parkways, interstates not included) drops from 30 to 25 mph on Jan. 9.

By - 1/1/17 - 1:00 pm
South Boston, not the South End

As befits the new kids in town, NBC Boston this morning covered the annual L Street Brownies run into the bay like this was the biggest news to happen around here in weeks. Alas, as Shaneoinsaino captured, they made one of those mistakes that suggests they have some new recruits up from New York or Chicago or some place.