A trash truck burst into flames in the Ted Williams Tunnel around 12:50 p.m., shutting the tunnel and sending a plume of black smoke high into the air by way of the tunnel exhaust-vent building across from the South Boston convention center. Read more.
The Globe reports Millennium Partners is beginning to talk up a $100-million proposal for a tramway from South Station to the Seaport.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday found Croke Park did nothing wrong in the way it handled an incident early on July 5 in which several women were coated with pepper spray. Read more.
Around 12:45 a.m. on 7 Carmody Ct., off Mercer Street. Nobody hit.
A worker at the Gillette plant in South Boston and two accomplices have pleaded guilty to federal charges that they stole shaving cartridges hot off the assembly line to sell online, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
WGBH reports on how the ICA is promising to behave and let the public continue to stroll along the harbor on land that's supposed to be open to the public even on nights when it charges guests $20 to mingle at exclusive parties there.
I ran out of the Herald's offices and onto Southie's D St. and got in my car and drove to East 1st st. I looked to my left as I was driving and there it was, flying over the old Edison plant on L St.
A South Boston Municipal Court judge today declared Richard Higgins of Attleboro "dangerous" and ordered him held without bail for four months, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A handy citizen who presumably can tell the difference between cable, telephone and electrical wires shows the city just how low one wire on Loring Street in South Boston is.
Richard Higgins, 78, of Attleboro, was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing following a weekend incident in which he allegedly sent a 12-year-old girl flying into the air on Old Colony Avenue while under the influence of both alcohol and a narcotic, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The Globe reports some Boston developers have discovered how to get satisfying low-interest loans intended to aid poor communities by drawing up maps that show them as part of such communities, when they're not - one South Boston Waterfront developer is saving millions based on a map that excludes the non-project parts of Southie and extends to Mattapan Square.
A man with convictions for manslaughter and armed assault to rob and his brother were arrested following raids on their apartments on East 4 Street yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A man who didn't feel like leaving a Seaport bar at closing early one May morning now faces criminal charges - and is recovering from the wound he gave himself when he attacked the bouncer trying to get him to leave - a State Police trooper and bar managers told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
A roving UHub photographer spotted this Batcycle with a fresh Boston parking ticket on Summer Street in Fort Point today.
The Harvard Gazette reports Harvard and MIT boffins are using the database of Google Street Views to show how cities' landscapes are changing. And South Boston's W. 1 Street is one of their examples.