South Boston

By - 7/26/16 - 10:15 pm

Boston firefighters are on Winfield Street at East 8 Street in South Boston, where a transformer went kablam shortly after 10 p.m.

Eileen Murphy reports there was a manhole fire about an hour earlier on West Broadway.

By - 7/26/16 - 4:01 pm
Troopers search water off Carson Beach

Troopers search water around 4 p.m. Photo by James.

Missing boy

Updated, 8:20 p.m.

WBZ reports police this evening found the body of Kyzr Willis in the water off Carson Beach.

The boy was last seen around 2:05 p.m. near the M Street bathhouse. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 10:05 pm

Police stopped the Red Line in both directions shortly before 9:45 p.m. because of a guy dumping things on the tracks at Broadway, including what appeared to be one of those heavy bomb-resistant trash barrels. Read more.

By - 7/20/16 - 1:22 pm

Around 1:10 p.m. Firefighters recovered the body shortly after 1:30 p.m. Police are now on scene to try to determine how the person died and wound up in the water.

A body was last pulled from the channel in March.

By - 7/16/16 - 11:47 am

The federal government this week sued Eversource and the MWRA because, it alleges, an electrical cable from South Boston to Deer Island is in the way of the harbor dredging the government wants to do. Read more.

By - 7/15/16 - 11:22 am
Waterside Place building approved for South Boston waterfront

Architect's rendering.

The BRA yesterday approved John Drew's plans for a 23-story addition to his Waterside Place project on Congress Street at World Trade Center Avenue. Read more.

By - 7/14/16 - 8:40 pm

Boston Police report arresting Darius Boodoosingh, 18, of Roslindale, following a car crash at E and West 2 streets last night - after finding a gun in the backpack they say he tossed in a nearby dumpster. Read more.

By - 7/13/16 - 3:12 pm

Boston Police report officers were on patrol in the area of Logan and Gavin ways around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when they heard a gunshot and then spotted: Read more.

By - 7/12/16 - 7:53 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a state official says building a temporary helipad in Boston by September is "doable," says that that would be like a bus stop, while the permanent location would be more like a bus station. No word on whether they'll take CharlieCards - or, for that matter, where they want to put it. We need to get this thing in place quickly because we'd hate to disappoint GE, which is, of course, moving here in part because we're a world-class city and world-class cities have helipads.

By - 7/12/16 - 7:28 am

In the face, around 11 p.m. on Monday, Scan Boston reports. Walked into the Boston Medical Center emergency room at the same time as the victim from the Monadnock Street shooting.

By - 7/7/16 - 9:41 pm

Attorney General Maura Healey announced a deal today in which the national IndyCar organization will reimburse fans who paid for tickets to the failed Boston Grand Prix race - and that her office is suing the local promoters to try to recoup those payments. Read more.

By - 7/7/16 - 7:18 pm
Pink umbrella at Castle Island

Around noontime today, a fog came in from the outer harbor, blanketing the islands near Castle Island and Dorchester Bay in gray and even giving a hint of a chill along with water.

By - 7/7/16 - 9:17 am

TruNE_79 wonders:

Holy crap, what was that horrid stench over near the corner of A & Congress this AM? People were nearly puking.

Bob Hammerling adds:

People keep passing by and checking the bottoms of their shoes. would love to know what the smell is.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:19 am
JFK Library in the fog on Dorchester Bay

Eileen Murphy walked along Carson Beach in the fog yesterday.

By - 7/5/16 - 7:39 pm
Mothra in South Boston

A concerned citizen complained about the moth situation at M and East 3 streets in South Boston today.

The city has already marked the complaint "invalid," no doubt because the people who used to work in 311 have been replaced by moths.

Boston on high blecch alert.

By - 7/5/16 - 2:27 pm

We just walked through Roslindale Square and there are so many gypsy moths you have to keep your mouth closed to avoid one flying in. Reports are coming in of equally gross conditions in South Boston and Dorchester.

Josh Deering reports his flight into Logan last night had to sit 20 or 25 minutes at the gate to clear a swarm of the moths to connect the jetway.

By - 7/5/16 - 9:48 am

The East Boston Savings Bank branch at 708 East Broadway was held up around 9:30 a.m.

The branch was also held up on March 4.

By - 7/2/16 - 11:59 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

Eileen Murphy watched the fireworks over the harbor tonight.

Catboston watched them as well: Read more.

By - 6/29/16 - 6:39 pm

Caught in Southie reports DCR has denied a permit for the proposed Fright Night at Castle Island.

By - 6/28/16 - 7:48 pm

The Herald reports Massport is stuck with some 9,400 specially designed concrete barriers for the IndyCar that Wasn't, sitting on land that was supposed to be for maritime uses, but no longer is, thanks to the thousands upon thousands of these things that the local IndyCar promoters are no longer paying to store there.