So when they do, the fire department comes calling. Peter Dziedzic had a front-row seat for the action when an MBTA bus apparently caught fire shortly before 8 p.m. in the Cabot bus yard near Broadway station in South Boston.
The ship, in drydock off the eponymous avenue in South Boston, got quick attention from the Coast Guard, the state Department of Environmental Protection and Boston firefighters, after the leak was reported around 9 p.m., the Coast Guard says:
Response teams placed 600 feet... Read more
The Fort Pointer shows off the new Channel Center park on A Street - privately funded but open to the public.
We already knew that Jimmy John's, a Midwestern sub chain, planned to stuff a space in a South Boston luxury complex with one of its outlets. Turns out the chain is planning two more Boston sub shops: One at 512 Park Dr. near Audubon Circle and the other at 123 Antwerp St. in Brighton.
The chain goes before the Boston Licensing Board... Read more
The Globe reports New Yorker Mario Batali is opening a wood-fired pizza place on Fan Pier.
You may recall how last year, Batali was all set to buy Todd English's liquor license from his defunct Kingfish Hall for a wood-fired pizza place on Summer Street, only there was all the unpleasantness over English's license being seized and all and then Batali's would-be landlord... Read more
Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!
Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.
Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go... Read more
Southie Spots shows us the road in front of South Boston High School tonight - repainted for filming for the murdering-thug biopic (you may recall how said serial killer shot up the Globe for its support of busing).... Read more
A South Boston man was arrested at Andrew station around 4 p.m. yesterday after a Route 10 bus arrived and a passenger told police a guy in the back was "sniffing and eating" drugs out of an Altoids tin, Transit Police report.
Officers boarded the bus and observed a male, later identified as Robert Hynes, 22, of South Boston seated in the rearmost seat... Read more
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... Read more
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.
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
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.
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.
JB Parrett looked out at Fort Point Channel while having lunch at the Barking Crab today.
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
WCVB reports they left their saw behind, embedded in the stump of one of the trees across from the M Street beach.
So, naturally, he jumped off the pier. The Globe reports it did not end well.