South Boston

By - 1/9/15 - 6:03 pm
Building proposed for Dorchester Avenue in South Boston

Imagine the intro to "2001: A Space Odyssey" playing here. See larger.

Jason Cincotta's Evergreen Property Group has filed plans with the BRA to replace a parking lot at 248 Dorchester Ave. with a 6-story, 33-unit apartment building that would feature retail space at ground level, large enough for a restaurant.

Evergreen, currently building a similar mixed-use building at 22-26 W. Broadway, says the $13-million building across from the MBTA bus depot will be "high quality,... Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 4:40 pm

The Globe reports the owner of the high-end clothing store is throwing in the towel because the owner of its Northern Avenue land wants the space for development and she decided to retire, rather than sign a long-term lease to move into a building next door.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Sam's, the restaurant inside the clothing store, however, will remain open.

Louis,... Read more

By - 1/5/15 - 3:25 pm

An off-duty Boston cop charged with beating an Uber driver was arraigned today on two counts of assault and battery, violating the civil rights of the driver and a man who came to his aid, assault and use of a motor vehicle without authority, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Michael Doherty, 40, of South Boston, was released on $500 bail at his... Read more

By - 1/5/15 - 10:37 am
Coast Guard patrols Boston Harbor near the federal courthouse

John Costello photographed the Coast Guard patrol outside the Moakley Courthouse today as jury selection begins for the surviving Tsarnaev brother. He faces 30 counts that could mean the death penalty.

By - 1/4/15 - 10:10 pm

Boston Police report a 16-year officer is facing assault and battery charges - after he allegedly beat an Uber driver he accused of taking him to the wrong address and then drove off in the man's car.

The statement confirms a report by the Weekly Dig on the incident, although it does not reference the part of the Dig account in which Michael... Read more

By - 1/4/15 - 9:13 pm
Fog at Castle Island

Eileen Murphy went for a stroll around Castle Island today.

By - 1/1/15 - 1:58 pm

RoadTrip New England watched the L Street Brownies get ready for a bracing run through 27-degree air into Dorchester Bay this morning.

By - 12/31/14 - 11:54 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from the owner of the Patriot, formerly the Blackthorn Bar, at 471 W. Broadway to sell its liquor license to Dylan Welsh, the owner of Five Horses Tavern in Davis Square and the South End, for a new restaurant at 22 W. Broadway to be called Worden Hall.

Welsh is seeking a 2 a.m. closing... Read more

By - 12/28/14 - 1:57 pm
25 Fid Kennedy Avenue in the Boston Marine Industrial Park

Fans of the old industrial look could do worse than just drive down Northern Avenue (or take the Silver Line) on a quiet Sunday morning and then walk around the Boston Marine Industrial Park (this morning, I parked across from Liberty Wharf and then just covered the waterfront).

One of the more interesting buildings from the area's history as the South Boston Naval Annex, is... Read more

By - 12/26/14 - 8:26 pm

Boston Police report rescuing two guys who both managed to fall out of their kayaks in Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon.

Harbor Unit Officers were directed by officers on land to two victims clinging to a mooring ball approximately 150 yards off M Street Beach. Officers were able to pull them into the boat. The two male victims, ages 52 and 49, were taken to

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By - 12/23/14 - 6:27 pm

A Braintree man pleaded guilty today to a variety of charges, including armed assault with intent to murder, for shooting at a police officer during a foot chase at the Old Harbor housing project on July 16, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Paul Eric Louis-Jeune, 23, missed. Another officer returned fire, hitting him in the chest. He was arraigned in his... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 11:22 am
14 West Broadway proposal

Architect's rendering.

A developer this week submitted a detailed proposal to the BRA to replace the single-story Cornerstone Bar at 14 W. Broadway with an 11-story building with 47 residential units and space for a restaurant and offices.

Also planned, according to developer Ryan Sillery's filing:

The green roof terrace landscape proposes a contemporary, sophisticated urban terrace, designed as an amenity for guests, visitors, and residents alike.

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By - 12/18/14 - 6:39 pm

The city has shut the old Northern Avenue Bridge "indefinitely" following a safety inspection that showed it was no longer even safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, according to a memo sent around today to local employers by the Seaport Transportation Management Association.

Walkers and bicyclists now need to take the Moakley Bridge - which was supposed to completely replace the Northern Avenue span... Read more

By - 12/18/14 - 10:21 am

WCVB reports on the scene outside the Moakely Courthouse this morning before a hearing in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case:

As Marc Fucarile was entering the courthouse, he overheard Valerie Vanetta and Karin Friedemann speaking to the media about the case and their support of Tsarnaev.

Fucarile stopped, lifted his prosthetic leg and asked the supporters, "That's trickery?" before he continued into the building.

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By - 12/17/14 - 2:34 pm
Pablo Bello of Drinkin, Inc

Bello explains concept as attorney Andrew Upton reviews paperwork.

UPDATE: The board approved a license.

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to grant a liquor license to a start-up by MIT graduates who see a business in letting people buy craft beers, wine and hard liquor through their smart phones.

DrinkIn, Inc., which last year started delivering alcohol via bicycle for a Cambridge liquor store, has big plans for a warehouse at 371... Read more

By - 12/17/14 - 2:16 pm

The week after the Boston Licensing Board approved a new Dunkin' Donuts on D Street, it's faced with a request for another Dunkin' Donuts in South Boston, this time at 77 L St., near East Broadway.

"Is there a need for a donut shop in that area?" board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini bluntly asked franchisee John Gillespie at a hearing today.

Gillespie said Dunkin'... Read more

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