South Boston

By - 6/25/14 - 3:39 pm

Hashi K. Said, a.k.a. Said Said, of Quincy, was ordered held in lieu of $35,000 at his arraignment today on charges he raped and robbed a woman who flagged him down in the Seaport district early Sunday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Said allegedly took her to a nearby but deserted location, where investigators believe he got in the rear of the

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By - 6/25/14 - 8:13 am
Old Anthony's Pier 4

Chris Rich photographed a forlorn Anthony's Pier 4, now just sitting there, awaiting its demolition to make way for a park to go with the towers planned for the pier.

Already, the old locomotive that used to be parked out front is gone. Somewhere, no doubt, Anthony is escorting Liz to her table overlooking the water.

By - 6/25/14 - 6:39 am

A Quincy man faces arraignment on rape charges today after he allegedly picked up a woman outside Liberty Wharf early Sunday, drove her to a secluded area, then attacked her, Boston Police report.

Said Said, 40, also robbed her of her phone and credit cards - which were then used - police say.

Police say the woman hailed what she thought was a... Read more

By - 6/24/14 - 9:52 pm

State Police, with assistance from their Boston counterparts, are investigating how a man got shot tonight in a car on Old Colony Avenue near the footbridge to Moakley Park. The victim got himself to Boston Medical Center around 9:30 p.m.- where not long after, security guards found a car parked outside with bullet holes.

This was about an hour after another man was stabbed... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 4:30 pm

Sad Angry Boys.
Usin Guns For Toys.

Playin Seek And Hide.
Doin Drive Byes In A Stolen Ride.

Blood On Their Hands.
Runnin In Badlands.

Sad Angry Men.
So Sad, So Sad, But Then....

But Then, What Do We Expect?
It's Just Cause and Effect.

By - 6/21/14 - 8:31 pm
Boats in Fort Point Channel

JB Parrett looked out at Fort Point Channel while having lunch at the Barking Crab today.

By - 6/20/14 - 9:11 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say snatched a Red Line rider's phone at Andrew station last night, evaded the victim in a foot chase, but then proved no match for officers in cruisers.

Police say Daniel Smith, 26, of South Boston, was arrested at Gavin and Logan ways, a few blocks away from the station, after officers looking for him spotted him... Read more

By - 6/19/14 - 1:19 pm
Bellows on the move in South Boston

Dale Cruse watched a procession of equipment outbound from 45 W. 3 St. in South Boston, from which Cliflex Bellows Corp. is moving to Tennessee. Its plant will, of course, be torn down and replaced with 164 luxury residential units under plans before the BRA.... Read more

By - 6/18/14 - 10:54 pm

The Flats on D, an apartment complex on D Street, reports it's filling one of its five retail spaces with a Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches shop.

H/t/ ClaireInBos, who says the news made her day.

By - 6/16/14 - 6:06 pm

WCVB reports they left their saw behind, embedded in the stump of one of the trees across from the M Street beach.

By - 6/16/14 - 9:01 am

Around 8:45 a.m. into a triple decker at 23 M St.. The driver was injured; the building inspector was requested to check damage to the foundation.

Photo by Carl Stevens at WBZ.

By - 6/15/14 - 10:37 pm

So, naturally, he jumped off the pier. The Globe reports it did not end well.

By - 6/9/14 - 2:25 pm
South Boston fallen tree

The answer is yes. A very loud noise. This tree fell on a vehicle last night about 9 p.m. on Marine Road in South Boston. The tree was dead and the root finally rotted out then gravity took care of the rest.

Neighbors have notified the city on multiple occasions about the trees on Marine Road being diseased and a safety hazard. Maybe now... Read more

By - 6/6/14 - 3:56 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Dan Senty watched the USS Constitution as it was guided out into the harbor to fire cannons off Castle Island to commemorate D-Day.

Kristie Helms headed over to Castle Island, where she also watched Old Ironsides and took in the display by some Minutemen:

By - 6/6/14 - 10:13 am

Tomorrow's the annual Southie Family Fun Day in Marine Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By - 6/6/14 - 8:28 am

Jocelyn alerts us that the USS Constitution will be taken out into the harbor today and will fire cannons off Castle Island in honor of D-Day and the Battle of Midway. The fort will then fire back. Starts around 11 a.m.

By - 6/5/14 - 8:44 am
Tea in Boston Harbor

A concerned citizen of the realm complains:

Tea chest from Tea Party Museum washed up between Gillette and railroad tracks.

By - 6/4/14 - 7:59 am

The Herald reports that Midway Artist Studios has raised enough money to buy 15 Channel Center and keep it going as a non-profit group overseeing 89 live-in studios for artists.

By - 5/29/14 - 9:45 am

Robert O'Connor, 46, of South Boston was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for a 2012 racially tinged bar brawl in South Boston that left his primary opponent without a lower lip.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted O'Connor in March for the 2012 fight at Croke Park in South Boston. A separate jury agreed with prosecutors last week that O'Connor is a... Read more

By - 5/29/14 - 7:38 am
Trash atop a Dig box on Congress Street

Cynthia Donovan reports that now that people are once again using the tops of news boxes to avoid the onerous task of taking their lunch detritus back to their office trash cans, now that the city has removed all the BigBelly trash containers along Congress Street on the South Boston side of Fort Point Channel. Sounds like a district in need of some innovation... Read more

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