South Boston

South Boston

By - 4/22/15 - 4:22 pm

A series of fire crews rushed to Fan Pier off Northern Avenue around 4 p.m. when a 911 caller said he was the new owner of the restaurant at Louis and had gotten trapped in a duct under the building.

Firefighters methodically searched the building and basement for the man - whom the 911 operator told to tap loudly on the walls if he heard any voices. They were getting ready to break out a "thermal imager" that can detect heat sources - when 911 got another call alerting them that the supposedly trapped man was, in fact, in an apartment in Charlestown.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:47 am
Trash left behind by the media in South Boston

Where's Don Henley when you need him?

A fed-up citizen provides evidence of just how trashy the news business is these days, with a complaint about the news crews covering the Tsarnaev trial:

The news trucks covering the courthouse leave all of their trash in trash bags on the sidewalk even when they leave their vans unattended for weeks at a time. The trash bags rip open and the trash goes everywhere. This has been going on for months. I have called the news stations and reported this to the city and no one has done anything. I walk by this everyday on my way to work. I have many photos of this disrespectful behavior.

By - 4/19/15 - 7:56 am
Man waits for girlfriend at Carson Beach in South Boston

Eileen Murphy reports:

He paced before proposal at Carson Beach; she said yes.

By - 4/18/15 - 10:25 am

A groggy citizen complains about the playground on W. 5 Street in South Boston:

There is loud screaming and basketball played 24 hours a day, including the middle the of night. The noise is a nuisance to its residential surroundings, especially those with children trying to sleep.

By - 4/15/15 - 5:43 pm

Vlad Tarasov reports on his adventure in the Boston Marine Industrial Park earlier this month:

I skied the Boston snow farm in April and it was disgusting!

H/t Greg Cook.

By - 4/15/15 - 8:59 am
Fishing boats at the Boston Fish Pier

With some time to spare after licensing-board hearings, and with decentish temperatures yesterday, I wandered along the South Boston waterfont, where, in addition to what seemed like every single construction worker in New England putting up new towers, one could also see glimpses of what used to be.

By - 4/12/15 - 12:10 pm

The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from the owner of the failed Tonic bar in Forest Hills to sell his all-alcohol license to the owners of the Envoy Hotel, scheduled to open this summer across from the Barking Crab and the Moakley Courthouse in South Boston.

The hotel is planning two bars: A ground-level watering hole called the Outlook and a rooftop bar called the Lookout. Also planned: A 50-seat sidewalk patio.

By - 4/11/15 - 9:21 pm
Spring volleyball at Carson Beach in South Boston

Across the city today, winter-weary Bostonians shed their coats, or, at least, unzipped them a bit as they marveled at temperatures that approached 60.

On Carson Beach in South Boston, Eileen Murphy watched a game of volleyball (a brisk wind aided the windsurfers in Pleasure Bay).

In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:

By - 4/7/15 - 3:35 pm

The BRA and UDR, which is turning Pier 4 into a mixed-use development, are soliciting bids for civic or cultural use of 20,000 square feet of space at the pier's first new building - a 21-story apartment building.

Qualified uses could include museum, library, exhibition, gallery, theater, performance, or aquarium space. The exterior and first floor civic and cultural areas are intended to be interconnected with similar space on the building’s mezzanine level, in terms of both design and programming.

The space is divided between two floors and includes some outdoor space at the ground level.

By - 4/6/15 - 10:34 pm
Sunset over Pleasure Bay and the South Boston power plant

Eileen Murphy captured the sunset behind the old South Boston power plant from Castle Island tonight.

By - 4/6/15 - 10:30 pm
Stark Industries

The lighting makes it impossible to read, but that covered over sign in Chris Devers's photo says "Stark Industries," so you have to wonder if Stark plans to divert all those razor blades for a new protective coating for his Iron Man suits.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 4/4/15 - 11:07 pm
Moonrise over South Boston

Eileen Murphy caught the moonrise over Pleasure Bay tonight.

By - 4/2/15 - 5:06 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted Michael Doherty, 41, of South Boston on assault-and-battery and civil-rights charges for an incident in January in which he allegedly used a racial epithet while attacking an Uber driver he claimed had brought him to the wrong address.

Police Commissioner William Evans said he has suspended Doherty without pay:

By - 4/1/15 - 11:27 pm
Moonrise over Admiral Farragut in South Boston

Eileen Murphy watched the moon rise over the Farragut statue in South Boston.

By - 4/1/15 - 8:22 am
Canal-like street in Boston as snow melts

Zinnia shows us some streets are looking like canals with all the melting snow, such as Bolton Street in South Boston.

By - 4/1/15 - 7:22 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a developer wants to turn five acres of industrial land at Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue into a mixed-use development with 700 housing units in eight buildings, one 17 stories tall.

By - 3/31/15 - 11:22 am

The mayor's office announced today that two-way streets turned into one-way streets to account for all that snow will stay that way until at least June 1 - and could become permanently changed that way.

The emergency road reconfiguration had been scheduled to end tomorrow.

Over the next two months, the City will host two community meetings, one at the Condon Elementary School, and one at the Tynan Elementary School to determine if making the reconfiguration permanent is the appropriate decision for the neighborhood. The details of the meetings will be announced in the coming days.

By - 3/26/15 - 11:17 am
Old cannon ball

State Police report that, after consultation with the Navy, their bomb squad blew it up, shortly before noon.

The thing could date back to the Civil War, but State Police say they didn't want to take any chances:

Some cannonballs are filled with powder. If so, still could be an explosive capability.

Bomb-squad members buried the cannonball under a sand berm before detonating it (Photo by State Police):

By - 3/22/15 - 11:29 am
The State Street building on A Street in Fort Point

Zinnia really likes the new State Street building in Channel Center in Fort Point.

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