South Boston

By - 6/6/15 - 5:59 pm
Chopper over South Boston

Roving UHub photographer Jim Gavaghan got what may be the day's best photo of the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration radiation-background helicopter, which was flying low and loud over and near Boston Harbor today. He saw it past the trees along L Street in City Point.

By - 6/6/15 - 5:54 pm

No, not what you think. David Bernstein takes a look at the recently announced Grand Prix.

By - 6/5/15 - 6:49 pm
Firefighters spraying the South Boston snow pile with water

Conventures shows us that the South Boston snow pile got a surprise visit today from Boston firefighters, who set up hoses to dump water on it - whether to reduce its stench or shrink its size, we don't know. But what if, you know, that only made it stronger - and angrier?

By - 6/3/15 - 7:26 am

The mayor's office yesterday announced a new "family friendly beach" at M Street in South Boston.

For a $5 fee, families will get access to an enclosed part of the beach, restrooms with changing tables, picnic tables with umbrellas, outdoor showers, beach game equipment - and WiFi.

The new beach space opens June 20 and will be open 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Memberships are available at the K Street entrance of the Curley Community Center.

By - 5/31/15 - 5:42 pm
Pouring rain in South Boston

Eileen Murphy shows us the pouring rain in South Boston this afternoon.

Around 5:30 p.m., Dana Worby-Robinson reported: Read more.

By - 5/31/15 - 12:46 pm
Inside the Fort Point Pentalum on the Lawn at D

Brad Kelly took a walk through the newly opened Pentalum on the Lawn at D. Read more.

By - 5/27/15 - 4:39 pm
Snow in South Boston on May 27

The South Boston snow pile made it through Memorial Day and as Conventures shows us, it's still there today. Will it be there on Flag Day? Dare we suggest July Fourth?

Back on February 3.
A little late-season skiing in South Boston.

By - 5/27/15 - 6:23 am
Firefighters at South Boston fire

UPDATE: BFD reports: "Cause of roof deck fire 165 W 6th St.was careless disposal of smoking material.Specifically,using a planter as an ashtray."

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 1:25 a.m. at 165 W. 6 St. displaced at least 20 residents and caused an estimated $250,000 in damage.

No residents were injured in the two-alarm fire, which started on a rooftop deck.

By - 5/25/15 - 10:46 am

Boston Police report recovering two guns and six shell casings after residents reported gunfire outside 28 Gavin Way around 1:15 this morning. Read more.

By - 5/21/15 - 7:15 pm
Proposed Indy Car course in South Boston

The speediest of them all will take home cash prizes. The Verizon IndyCar Series today announced a race along the roads of the waterfront and Fort Point over Labor Day weekend in 2016:

The Grand Prix of Boston will feature an 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street course winding around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport District. The event will mark the first time an Indy car race has been contested in the area.

The races will then become an annual event at least through 2020.

By - 5/18/15 - 11:06 pm
Ship at the Conley Terminal in South Boston

Eileen Murphy couldn't help but notice how a container ship at the Conley Terminal towered over everything else - like the trees at Castle Island - today.

By - 5/18/15 - 9:44 am

Jury selection begins today in Suffolk Superior Court for the trial of Edward Alemany, 30, charged with first-degree murder for the July 23, 2013 death of Amy Lord of South Boston.

Alemany is charged with forcing Lord to drive around to ATMs to get him money before killing her and dumping her body in the woods of Stony Brook Reservation on the Hyde Park/West Roxbury line.

Alemany also faces charges for three other attacks in South Boston and Mission Hill.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/16/15 - 6:12 pm
Flooded parking lot

At least it had the decency to keep from bursting until the weekend, as Brendan shows us.

Last year:
Parts of South Boston lose water, but intrepid photographer finds it

By - 5/14/15 - 10:34 am

Boston Police report three men walking in the area of the Tynan School were attacked and beaten by a group of eight to ten white teens, many in white tank tops, at Emerson and K streets around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 5/8/15 - 9:27 pm
Guy on Fort Point Channel dock

A concerned citizen complains about this guy who seems to have set up housekeeping on the one public-access dock in Fort Point Channel:

Fort Point Harbor Walk squatter has returned. Scaring off visitors who dare to venture onto the dock.

By - 5/8/15 - 6:34 pm

Seems people in South Boston disliked the emergency one-way streets enacted during the winter snow crisis so much that the city is returning them to their former two-way status starting this Wednesday. Read more.

By - 5/3/15 - 8:19 pm


Boston 2024 organizers face tough sell in South Boston
By Michael Levenson, May 03, 2015

After listening to a city official describe Boston’s effort to host the 2024 Olympics, about 70 members of the City Point Neighborhood Association in South Boston took an informal poll: By a show of hands, how many in the room support the bid?

By - 4/29/15 - 4:34 pm

The Globe reports the Baker administration wants to study the ramifications of the proposal.

By - 4/29/15 - 11:23 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a chain of high-end seafood and steak places open in the new building atop what used to be part of the parking lot for the shuttered Anthony's Pier 4.

Ocean Prime is seeking permission to spend $315,000 to buy the liquor license of the old Mantra restaurant in Downtown Crossing for its $3.8-million restaurant at 100 Pier 4, attorney Joe Hanley told the board this morning.

By - 4/26/15 - 4:36 pm
Turkeys on Granite Avenue in Dorchester

Welcome to Dot reports these turkeys crossed Granite Avenue today:

The Brooklinization of Dorchester continues.

In South Boston, Eileen Murphy spotted the first ice-cream truck of the season:

Ice cream truck in South Boston