South Boston

By - 6/23/16 - 10:37 am

The Globe reports on the war of words over a promoter's plan to convert the Castle Island fort into a horror show for Halloween:

Fright Island’s critics worry the family-friendly South Boston they cherish is under siege as younger professionals flock to the neighborhood, and handing Castle Island over to blood-covered zombies and beer-buzzed millennials would just accelerate that trend.

By - 6/20/16 - 11:36 pm

Police found the man shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sterling Square, although he may have been shot nearby off O'Callaghan Way.

By - 6/20/16 - 10:44 pm
Strawberry moon over Pleasure Bay in South Boston

Nick Cosky watched the strawberry moon over Spectacle Island and Pleasure Bay this evening.

By - 6/20/16 - 12:11 pm
Melted ad in South Boston

A peeved citizen is unlikely to patronize the Dorchester Street laundry that left a flier on his or her car:

[They] left a flier on my car windshield that now has melted and cannot get off. Who should I report to that they are defacing my private property?

By - 6/19/16 - 10:43 pm
Sunset over Dorchester Heights, South Boston

Nick Cosky watched the sun go down this evening from Dorchester Heights.

By - 6/17/16 - 10:46 am

An investigation into an argument between two groups that ended with gunfire on Fan Pier in February is "kind of at a dead end" because nobody involved wants to talk, a police detective says. Read more.

By - 6/16/16 - 10:32 am

Urban Liberty provides an update on BRA planning for development along Dorchester Avenue from Broadway to Andrew.

By - 6/13/16 - 9:52 am

Malia Lazu reports she went down to Carson Beach with a paddle board yesterday, figuring she'd get a little water exercise in. But, she continues: Read more.

By - 6/10/16 - 7:07 pm

South Boston Today reports that faced with continued losses in court, the developer who wanted to turn the Gate of Heaven school on East 4 Street into 31 condos has given up and not renewed his purchase-and-sale agreement with the Archdiocese of Boston.

Neighbors who have fought the plan say the archdiocese should look at alternative educational uses, such as renting or selling the building to a charter school.

By - 6/10/16 - 1:34 pm

Vinod Johnson watched the Bandaloop dance troupe help the Fallon Co. inaugurate its new 12-story office building at 100 Northern Ave yesterday.

By - 6/10/16 - 9:37 am

The Providence Journal reports on the discovery of the remains of Steven DiSarro, who disappeared in 1993, his car still parked outside the Channel, the venue he managed.

FBI statement.

By - 6/2/16 - 11:09 am
New cross going up atop Seaport chapel

Jen Richard watched construction workers install a cross atop the new Our Lady of the Good Voyage chapel in the Seaport this morning. The chapel was moved from its original location on Northern Avenue to make way for one of the many fine luxoprojects going up along the South Boston waterfront.

Krista Easterly also watched the work.

By - 6/2/16 - 10:05 am
Colored panels on bridge across Fort Point Channel in Boston

Becky watched workers installing colored panels on the side of the Congress Street bridge yesterday: Read more.

By - 5/31/16 - 3:56 pm

A relieved South Boston citizen is loving the moth balls scattered around outside on G Street by the high school:

Kudos to whomever put the moth balls around the area of 95 G Street. I actually enjoy the scent of the moth balls. It is not toxic, unlike the dog excrement that these moth balls are preventing. Please keep up the good work!

By - 5/27/16 - 10:13 pm
Man on a wire in Moakley Park

Nick Cosky took photos of a guy who'd strung up a wire in Moakley Park to do various feats of acrobatic derring-do today.

By - 5/27/16 - 8:17 am
South Boston asphalt

The Pave the Earth movement wins a victory in South Boston (pre-painting photo).

City officials have had the asphalt islands recently installed at Emerson and East 3 Streets painted to look like cobblestones.

Officials had to step in this week to try to calm a burgeoning text war being fought over the city's 311 system over the new raised islands that has pitted people who don't understand the preference for asphalt over trees and bushes and people who love how asphalt acts as a dog and addict repellent. Read more.

By - 5/27/16 - 7:36 am

WBUR reports on the new obelisk near District Hall, which honors American service people who have died since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

By - 5/26/16 - 2:38 pm

Boston City Archaeologist Joe Bagley is posting photos of the 19th-century stuff he and other folks are finding today at the site of the shipwreck uncovered during construction of a new building on Seaport Boulevard.

By - 5/26/16 - 1:43 pm
Proposed Northern Avenue Botanical Bridge over Fort Point Channel

Proposed Northern Avenue Botanical Bridge.

A proposal to enclose the Northern Avenue Bridge and turn it into a year-round botanical garden was among the top entrants in a competition to help the city figure out what to do with the bridge after it's floated to East Boston and repaired. Read more.