South Boston

By - 3/31/14 - 2:05 pm

Capt John Greland at C-6 reports his officers arrested a Malden man around 9:15 a.m. on Saturday after he tried to force his way into an apartment at 325 E. 8 St..

Greland reports that when the man, reportedly holding wire between his hands like a garrote, proved unable to bust his way into the second-floor apartment, he jumped out a window,... Read more

By - 3/30/14 - 7:09 pm
Turkey in South Boston

Roving UHub photographer Joseph Gugliotta reports spotting this turkey today on Middle Street. Unlike the swaggering brutes in Brookline, he reports this one looked kind of scared.

By - 3/27/14 - 10:21 pm

You may have read recently about the woman who died in 2009 but nobody noticed because her bills kept getting paid automatically.

A family member has set up Mummified in Michigan to try to figure out what happened to Pia Davida Farrenkopf. She writes:

She is Belgian & Irish and she is from South Boston Massachusetts. She is the sister of 9, daughter

... Read more
By - 3/27/14 - 11:46 am

Boston cops on a stake out on W. 3 Street last night got what they were looking for: Two people they suspect are responsible for series of car break-ins in the South Boston waterfront area, according to Capt. John Greland at C-6.

Greland, who says the suspectswere known to police, were nabbed after officers noticed them looking into cars near 40 W. 3 St.... Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 2:44 pm

Dave Adams watched the lights go by on A Street under Summer Street in Fort Point yesterday. He reports:

The lights were strung in December and have been uniformly blue. Until yesterday.

By - 3/25/14 - 8:21 am
Old South Boston Naval Annex

Greg C. photographed a road in the old South Boston Naval Annex - now known as the Boston Marine Industrial Park - the other night.

Colby TC photographed the same stretch in daylight.

History of the naval annex.

Copyright Greg C. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/24/14 - 9:31 am
Songsuits at ICA

Redsox223 took in at the Nick Cave exhibit at the ICA yesterday.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/24/14 - 8:06 am

MassLive reports on plans to move the tiny Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel from Northern Avenue to space next to the Children's Museum, to make way for Yet Another Mega-Development.

By - 3/21/14 - 10:44 am

UPDATE: The DA's office reports Capuzzo was not arraigned today. He instead faces a clerk's hearing to determine whether authorities have probable cause for a criminal complaint. A date has not yet been set for that hearing.

Michael Capuzzo, 20, of South Boston is scheduled for arraignment today for his alleged involvement in a Red Line brawl that sent a man to the hospital,... Read more

By - 3/18/14 - 11:12 am
McCarthy

Four of five suspects in the Red Line beatings that sent a man to the hospital on March 9 were arraigned yesterday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Among them, Kevin McCarthy (booking photo on right), about whom the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says:

McCarthy was convicted last year of taking part in the group beating of three men

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By - 3/17/14 - 9:13 am
Boston from Dorchester Heights

This view, from 1838, shows the rather commanding position Dorchester Heights had over the town of Boston, so when Henry Knox got his Fort Ticonderoga cannons up there, the British really had no choice but to flee.

BPL photo posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 3/16/14 - 10:39 pm
Lively getting ready to march in South Boston

Lively getting ready to march in South Boston. Photo by Arturo Gossage.

As the Globe told us this morning, a "small contingent" of gay South Boston residents quietly marched in today's parade.

Also marching today: Scott Lively, a Springfield minister who wants to make it illegal to promote gay rights and who has written that the Nazis were especially evil because their leaders, including Hitler, were gay.

A talk by Lively in Uganda was... Read more

By - 3/16/14 - 11:26 am
Bob DeLeo and friends

Bob DeLeo posted this selfie from the St. Patrick's Day breakfast.

By - 3/16/14 - 9:40 am

This just in from the mayor's office:

The St. Patrick's Day parade was born out of the celebration of Evacuation Day, a day set aside to recognize and honor our military and those brave Americans who have banded together for the sake of freedom. And so much of our Irish history has been shaped by the fight against oppression.

I'm disappointed that this year,

... Read more
By - 3/14/14 - 9:52 pm
Suspects in attacks on Red Line at Broadway

Davis, Joyce and Mullen. Photos by Transit Police.

Transit Police report arresting two South Boston residents and a Dorchester man on charges they beat a man on a Red Line train and two women who tried to come to his aid on Sunday.

Police add they obtained an arrest warrant for another South Boston man for his alleged role in the attacks on a train entering Broadway station.

Michael Davis, 36,... Read more

By - 3/14/14 - 9:49 am

MassLive reports on Boston Beer Co.'s statement this morning:

We have been participating in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade for nearly a decade and have also supported the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast year after year. We’ve done so because of the rich history of the event and to support veterans who have done so much for this country.

We were hopeful

... Read more
By - 3/13/14 - 6:10 pm

Boston Police report arresting teens from Roxbury and Arlington who tried to outrun a pursuing cruiser in a stolen car this afternoon only to be boxed in by cars whose drivers were waiting for the light to change in Andrew Square.

Police say two officers responding to a 911 call at South Bay shortly after noon had their blues on when a car got... Read more

By - 3/13/14 - 5:16 pm

UPDATE, Friday a.m.: Sam Adams drops sponsorship of the parade.

Club Cafe on Columbus Avenue says it is dropping Sam Adams for its decision to continue sponsoring the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston.

In a post on its Facebook page, its owners say they'll resume sales of the beer when either LGBT groups are allowed to march openly in the... Read more

By - 3/13/14 - 10:26 am

Transit Police report, say tips from the public after video was posted were key to their investigation, but nobody has been formally charged yet for the incident on a train approaching Broadway.

By - 3/12/14 - 5:13 pm

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