Tomorrow's the annual Southie Family Fun Day in Marine Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jocelyn alerts us that the USS Constitution will be taken out into the harbor today and will fire cannons off Castle Island in honor of D-Day and the Battle of Midway. The fort will then fire back. Starts around 11 a.m.
A concerned citizen of the realm complains:
Tea chest from Tea Party Museum washed up between Gillette and railroad tracks.
Robert O'Connor, 46, of South Boston was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for a 2012 racially tinged bar brawl in South Boston that left his primary opponent without a lower lip.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted O'Connor in March for the 2012 fight at Croke Park in South Boston. A separate jury agreed with prosecutors last week that O'Connor is a... Read more
Cynthia Donovan reports that now that people are once again using the tops of news boxes to avoid the onerous task of taking their lunch detritus back to their office trash cans, now that the city has removed all the BigBelly trash containers along Congress Street on the South Boston side of Fort Point Channel. Sounds like a district in need of some innovation... Read more
Kevin Cullen explains the appeals-court ruling in the case of the disgraced FBI agent and friend of convicted serial killer Whitey Bulger.
Around 9 p.m. on West 7 Street at D.
The two suspects were described as very young black males, both wearing black hoodies wrapped around their faces.
We were starting to grow worried, what with that bar in Cambridge being remade as the convicted murdering thug's headquarters and all. Southie Spots reports "Black Mass" will actually be filming in the area of E Street and W. 5 Street next Wednesday and on Silver Street between Dorchester Street and F Street on Thursday.
Boston Police say that officers doing a drug investigation at Joyce Hayes Way and Flaherty Way around 5 p.m. on Wednesday noticed a guy dressed all in black. When he noticed them and started running away, they chased him:
As the suspect jumped over the wall, officers pursuing him heard an object hit the ground and a gunshot went off. The suspect continued his escape... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA withdrew the proposed Gates of Heaven project from its Thursday agenda, effectively shelving it.
An irate citizen complains about where some valet is parking the more exotic cars on Congress Street near the Children's Museum:
Four hours ago it was a Masserati parked in front of the hydrant. Now it's a vintage Caddie and Bentley. Are you going to do something about this valet or do special cars get special treatment? PLEASE!!
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An irate citizen posts a photo of some graffiti on a playground structure:
At the Christopher Lee playground in M street park some degenerate wrote "F--k north end, dot..." and went to list just about every neighborhood in Boston.... On a children's playground. Classy.
A teacup poodle attacked by neighbor's unleashed dog injuries requiring over 100 stitches, entire back almost torn off.
He says the attack dog was a husky mix and that the poodle's owners have racked up $4,000 in veterinary bills so far. No charges have yet been filed, but the case is... Read more
Michael Conlon, who owns the Lincoln Tavern on West Broadway, hopes to expand across the street by turning the Pan Asia Restaurant into a new neighborhood tavern.
Conlon told the Boston Licensing Board today he has an agreement to buy the Chinese/Japanese/Thai restaurant at 414 W. Broadway. He said he will pay $300,000 just for its liquor license.
Conlon said he is still trying to... Read more
The owners of the Fan Pier development said today they'll be leasing space to a Starbucks, a Mediterranean meze restaurant and a daycare center.
The Starbucks, which will take 2,100 square feet, will join existing starbucks at the Manulife Financial building, the Renaissance Harbor Hotel and the Westin Boston Harborfront. It's slated to open this summer, according to the Fallon Company, which is building out... Read more
The struggle for quality public open space in the neighborhood and the likelihood of climate change-induced rising sea levels are the conceptual parents of Tropical Fort Point. Inspired in part by seeing the Sudbury River at spring flood turning the... Read more