South Boston

By - 8/6/15 - 12:00 pm

CORRECTED: Application is only for LTK patio.

Legal Test Kitchen, 225 Northern Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to seek permission to keep its outdoor patio open until 2 a.m. The restaurant currently has to shut it at 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Legal Harborside, 270 Northern Ave., meanwhile, hopes to gain permission to keep its patio open until 2 a.m. seven days a week.

The board considers the requests on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall. Hearings start at 10 a.m.

By - 8/2/15 - 8:07 pm
Queen Mary 2 at Black Falcon pier in Boston

Eileen Murphy spent some time watching the Queen Mary 2 today, as it approached the Black Falcon pier and after it docked at the pier.

For a size comparison, she also photographed a harbor water taxi as it passed the ship: Read more.

By - 8/1/15 - 7:11 pm

The haters won't stop me.

Posted by Nate Swain on Saturday, August 1, 2015

The wall in better times - in June.

By - 7/31/15 - 9:27 pm
Sunset over Nahant

John Gage watched the sun go down from Nahant.

Southie Spots watched the blue moon rise over the Harbor Islands from South Boston: Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 10:52 am
Proposed Society for Arts and Crafts in South Boston

The BRA announced yesterday that the Society of Arts and Crafts will move into space set aside for cultural uses at the almost finished 100 Pier 4 residential building. Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 9:06 am

Around 3 p.m. Thursday on Patterson Way, the Globe reports.

By - 7/30/15 - 4:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans for the proposed Republic restaurant at Dorchester and Dresser streets after the proposed owners - who are putting up the 30-unit residential building it will go in - agreed to shrink its size from 240 to 130 seats and to eliminate an outdoor patio along the street. Read more.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:50 am

Boston 2024 today released details of its plans to spend more than $100 million on insurance to cover the risks of a hurricane hitting Boston during the Olympics, terrorists striking the games, sponsors dropping out, ticket sales proving disappointing or entire countries boycotting the games. Read more.

By - 7/22/15 - 8:10 am

South Boston has a parking problem. Excel High School on G Street thinks it has an answer: Let residents park in its lot overnight - for $1,200 a year.

Eileen Murphy posted a copy of the notice for the Aug. 5 meeting the school is holding on the proposal - in which 60 spaces would be set aside for evening and weekend parking by the winners of a parking lottery, who would be billed quarterly.

By - 7/20/15 - 5:44 pm

A Silver Line sprinkler system went kablooie near Courthouse station. As of 5:40 p.m., the Fire Department was halting buses from entering the station, water was pooling to about a foot deep in the tunnel and a BWSC crew was on the way.

By - 7/16/15 - 7:09 pm
45 West 3 St. in South Boston

The BRA today approved a 105-condo building at 45 W. 3 Street, proposed by Spaulding and Slye.

The project will have 109 underground parking spaces. The company originally proposed apartments, but opposition from neighbors convinced them to change them to condos.

Project details (4.5M PDF).

By - 7/16/15 - 9:28 am
No more snow

Conventures, which had a ringside seat for the birth and death of the Snow Pile, shows us the view this morning: Crews clearing out the last of the debris that, unlike the snow, refused to melt.

By - 7/14/15 - 2:57 pm
Sketch of the Esplanade rapist

Alejandro Done, 46, of the South End, will face charges for at least six rapes and sexual assaults dating to 2006 - but investigators say they are looking at his connection to additional attacks. Read more.

By - 7/13/15 - 2:01 pm

Kevin McGurn and Choicestream created this time-lapse video.

H/t Jared.

By - 7/12/15 - 9:58 pm
Wheat coming into Boston harbor

In addition to the tall ships and the Queen Mary 2, Boston Harbor also saw the USNS LCPL Roy M. Wheat (T-AK 3016) coming into port today for some drydock work.

By - 7/12/15 - 3:25 pm
Queen Mary in Boston

Ryan Ruel shows us the Queen Mary 2, docked at the Black Falcon pier today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/11/15 - 1:54 pm
French tall ship Hermione in Boston Harbor

John Gage got a good look at the French tall ship Hermione, which glided into Boston Harbor this morning. To her right is the Sagres, which came into port yesterday.

By - 7/10/15 - 2:59 pm
Giant bunnies and ring swings

Giant buns and ring swings at Lawn on D. Photo by Views of the Northeast.

As the Lawn on D unveiled its latest installation - several two-story-high white rabbits - its organizers took time to discuss the idea of artwork as spectacle in Boston, a city where the idea of public art used to involve stone sculptures meant to be looked at, but not touched. Read more.

By - 7/9/15 - 5:11 pm
Giant rabbits on the Lawn at D

RoadTrip New England alerts us to the bunnies of immense size that will be formally introduced on the Lawn at D tonight.