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
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.
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
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.
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.
Greg C. photographed a road in the old South Boston Naval Annex - now known as the Boston Marine Industrial Park - the other night.
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.
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.
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... Read more
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
Bob DeLeo posted this selfie from the St. Patrick's Day breakfast.
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
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
We have been participating in the South Boston St. Patrickâ€™s Day Parade for nearly a decade and have also supported the St. Patrickâ€™s Day breakfast year after year. Weâ€™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
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
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.