An outraged citizen reports from E. 4 St. in South Boston:
Spent 1.5 hours shoveling my elderly grandfather out in Southie. This New Yorker comes along and moves his statue and takes his spot! Give him a nice fat ticket courtesy of Menino! Yankees suck!
VH-1 debuts a show about drunken Ah droppahs on, naturally, St. Patrick's Day. The following is the lead paragraph of a press release the network sent out today:
Work hahd, play hahd: that's the motto that six adultsters featured in VH1's new Boston-set reality series "Wicked Single," premiering Sunday, March 17th, 2013 at 11:00 PM ET/ PT, live – and party – by. But although they never miss an opportunity to hit the club, these young Bostonians sometimes wonder if the trappings of adulthood may be passing them by as they revel in "Monday Fundays" and "Tuesday Boozedays." Ultimately, this group of friends is looking for the answer to one question – how can they grow up – without growing old?
Let's meet one of the "adultsters:"
Chrissy, 27, the pretty "Southie girl" with a tough streak is often the peacekeeper of the group. She pays the bills by holding down 3 different jobs – working at a prison, hairdressing, and being a promo girl. Chrissy loves to date around but isn't super concerned with finding anything too serious.
Prison? Wonder if she knows Chaffin.
The kidlet and I went in search of creative space savers today. After quickly realizing people in Roslindale are pretty boring (cones, chairs and trash cans, yawn), we headed over to South Boston, of course. They did not disappoint, although I had to shoot fast - the drivers there seem to object to you getting out of your car for the perfect shot of a floral space saver.
A visit this morning confirmed that the weekend blizzard did little to dislodge the sailboat blown onto Carson Beach during Hurricane Sandy.
Jen Smith photographed I Street before and after the blizzard.
So that leaves state reps. Nick Collins and Linda Dorcena Forry.
State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester) said today she will run for the 1st Suffolk state senate seat vacated all of a sudden by longtime incumbent Jack Hart last week.
Forry, 39, first won election to her current 12th Suffolk state rep's seat in 2005. The Dorchester Reporter says she could face off against state Rep. Nick Collins, of South Boston.
Firefighters are at 338 W. 3 St., battling a roof fire that may have started when the wind knocked over an air-conditioning unit, which broke a gas line.
Hint: The flashing alarms and the announcements to evacuate are a good indicator:
UPDATE: Transit Police report they have identified the woman as AnnMarie Tessier, 43, whose last known address was in Weymouth, and have obtained a warrant charging her with assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon. Now they have to find her.
Transit Police have released a couple of photos of the woman they say helped start a fight on an inbound Red Line train Sunday evening that ended with her companion trying to smash a man in the head with a 40-oz beer bottle as his wife and two-year-old fled the train at Broadway.
Police collaged the alleged smasher; she escaped up the escalator. If you see her, contact police at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip via the MBTA SeeSay app or by texting 873873.
Mark Perigard at the Herald doesn't think much of the Southie reality show, which debuts tonight and which, yes, has captions for people westa Wuhtstuh who can't parse the Boston English:
Instead of a Southern family of semi-literate mud-lovin' hicks, "Southie Rules" focuses on a close-knit, working-class clan in a triple-decker whose collective IQ, at least onscreen, hovers around room temperature.
State Sen. Jack Hart, D-South Boston, is resigning pretty much immediately, the Dorchester Reporter alerts us.
A Roxbury man was ordered held in lieu of $50,500 bail at his arraignment on charges he abused an infant and beat the baby's mother in the woman's apartment on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to prosecutors, Steven Velazquez, 19, assaulted the two-month-old in his mother's sometime between Jan. 12 and 14, breaking his rib and leaving him with two bite marks on his right arm, and a third bite mark on the inner left leg. However, the child received no medical care until Jan. 22, when police arrived at the apartment to investigate a report of child abuse. EMTs then took the infant to Children's hospital. Prosecutors said that Velasquez broke the boy's rib by squeezing him.
Apparently not. Deadline.com reports Robert DeNiro is producing a cable series, called "The Fourth Reich:"
It is a high-octane crime thriller delving into race, religion, and politics through the lens of a dogmatic faction of the neo-Nazi movement in South Boston.
Old-timers may recall Boston actually did have a neo-Nazi skinhead who wanted to kill Jews and blacks, but he lived in the North End, at least until the federal government provided him with alternative lodging.
WBZ reports some company is using the Arisia show in Boston this weekend to debut a mechanical human tail that uses a heartbeat monitor to determine when to wag and how much.
"It’s not totally clear what exact purpose this tail serves," WBZ reports, which is exactly the sort of statement you'd expect from MSM.
The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to suspend the license for Golden House on West Broadway for seven days after a Boston police sergeant found it open at 2:50 one morning - 50 minutes past its legal closing time.
The punishment - unusually severe for the licensing board - came despite owner Xian Wan's plea for mercy because he needed extra money due to his son dying of cancer.
At a hearing Tuesday, board members noted Wan has been caught operating past 2 a.m. before and that if he felt he needed to stay open later, he should have applied for an extension in hours - a process that could take weeks, in a neighborhood already fighting mad over early morning food service.
The board deferred any action against another West Broadway eatery, Nanning Wok, which was also caught open past its 2 a.m. closing time, but which does not have a history of closing-hour violations.
After plowing into a car in Chinatown Saturday evening, Timothy Davidson sped off on the Expressway, stopped at a South End gas station, then, when police approached, fell out of his rented box truck, cracked his head on the pavement and fell asleep, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Davidson, whose OUI convictions date back to 1980, was then placed under arrest on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol as a fifth or subsequent offense, operating after suspension, and leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage. He won't have the chance to try for an eleven-peat for at least the next couple of days - Boston Municipal Court Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons agreed with prosecutors to hold him without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Friday.
Rules are rules: You can't extend your restaurant's hours because your son is dying of cancer without official permissionBy adamg - 1/15/13 - 3:18 pm
The owner of a South Boston Chinese restaurant that has had issues with its legal closing time in the past told the Boston Licensing Board today he had no choice last fall but to stay open late into the night: He needed the extra money because his son was dying of cancer.
At a hearing today, Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she was sorry for the situation Golden House owner Xian Wan found himself in. But, she continued, if he wants to keep his West Broadway restaurant open later than his current 2 a.m. closing time, he needs to formally request longer hours - a process that would include notifying nearby residents and meeting with a neighborhood association before the board would take action.
Starts at 2 p.m. opposite the Moakley Courthouse, where Swartz was scheduled to go on trial in a month for downloading documents from an online database.