South Boston

By - 12/11/14 - 11:44 pm

Memo to every writer everywhere who would write more than one sentence about recovering thug Mark Wahlberg: HE'S NOT FROM SOUTH BOSTON and he did his maiming and rock throwing in Savin Hill, which is in Dorchester, which is an entirely different neighborhood.

Last week, we had some Columbia Journalism School graduate at the Daily Beast proclaiming Wahlberg grew up in "the rough Dorchester... Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 3:47 pm

The City Council today unanimously approved giving LogMeIn a $2.5-million tax break over 13 years for the new headquarters it wants to build at 327-347 Summer St.

City Councilor Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) said the tax break would keep a fast growing company in Boston - the company pledged to add 400 to 500 new jobs over the next five years... Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 11:14 am

But the burgeoning mini-city now erupting in the Seaport area has plenty of room for caffeination. The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee open a new Dunkin' Donuts at 405-409 D St., as part of a new residential development.

The proposed coffee outlet, which will have no seats, was supported by the mayor's office and the offices of... Read more

By - 12/8/14 - 1:28 pm

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports that around 4 a.m. yesterday, police found a car outside 840 Summer St. with the engine, radio and wipers all running but "nobody in it, blood all over the steering wheel."

About 3 1/2 hours later, he reports, officers found the owner, who "stated he spent the night in the hospital and doesn't know what happened."... Read more

By - 12/5/14 - 11:46 pm

The Hood Milk Bottle outside the Children's Museum now has its own Twitter feed.

By - 11/30/14 - 6:05 pm
Filmed car chase in South Boston

UPDATE: Or the statie car could have been there to provide protection to the crew filming stuff in front of them. See the comments for more.

Eileen Murphy reports she watched car chases being filmed around Moakley Park and Day Boulevard for "Spotlight" - the movie about the Globe Spotlight Team's work to uncover pedophile priests. Or maybe it was just Bernie Law's... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 8:44 pm
Truck at Broadway in South Boston

Justin Holmes captured the scene at Broadway shortly before 8 p.m. when a truck driver had a bit of trouble with a turn.

By - 11/25/14 - 11:03 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on plans being drawn up by Artists for Humanity for a nine-story addition to its current space in Fort Point.

By - 11/24/14 - 10:30 am

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports:

11/23 1 am-9am, 19 Mercer, 4 tires slashed on mv, 3 wm's told op they were saving spot he refused to move came back found tires slashed.

By - 11/21/14 - 11:35 am

Police continue to investigate the death of a 67-year-old woman outside 495 Summer St. Wednesday afternoon.

The woman, not identified by police, died at Tufts Medical Center not long after being transported there. Police say the driver remained at the scene and that no charges have been filed.... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 11:04 am

A federal jury yesterday convicted John Perry, 62, of Woburn and Joseph "Jo Jo" Burhoe, 46, of Braintree, on a variety of racketeering charges related to the use of extortion and actual and threatened physical violence to get jobs for family members and friends out of local companies and to maintain control of their now defunct Local 82, the US Attorney's office reports.

However,... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 7:43 am

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that sometime Tuesday, a thief made off with a bridesmaid's dress in a UPS box on Telegraph Street near Gates and with women's clothing in a Postal Service box on Gates Street near Telegraph.

By - 11/19/14 - 4:53 pm

Eric Wilbur reports that 100 of our Most Important People held soirees at the MIT Media Lab and the Gardner yesterday to convince the US Olympic Committee that Boston's the best place to hold the 2024 Olympics.

What? You didn't know? No, of course not, you don't think they'd want you to know, do you? He reminds us about the promises of public meetings... Read more

By - 11/18/14 - 7:15 am

The Globe reports the owners of the Revolution are talking to the city about possibly buying land along Frontage Road for a stadium that would get their team out of Foxboro and closer to where potential fans live. The city now uses the land for storing DPW trucks, salt and towed cars.... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 5:46 pm
Silver Line crowding

Packing them in at a Silver Line stop. Photo by Martin Zero.

Problems on the Red and Green lines mean crankytime for evening T commuters. Christie F. gives us a taste:

35 minutes ago my train pulled out of Lechmere. We still haven't reached Haymarket.

Southbound Red Line service has yet to reach standstill proportions, but that's of little solace to people jammed onto platforms who can't even sardine themselves into trains.... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 2:10 pm

UPDATE: Around 5:15 p.m., somebody called in a bomb threat the the CVS at 942 Hyde Park Ave. in Hyde Park - which was the ninth or tenth drug-store bomb threat of the day. About ten minutes later, a bomb threat was phoned into the CVS on Market Street in Brighton.

Somebody is keeping BPD busy this afternoon by calling in bomb threats to drug... Read more

By - 11/15/14 - 10:38 pm

The Globe's architecture critic damns the area as less than the sum of its parts:

To be fair, not many new developments look good until the cranes go home. But after you’ve made all the allowances you can, you’re still stuck with the fact that the Innovation District is a serious failure of urban design.

... Read more
By - 11/15/14 - 12:18 pm
Mayor Walsh in a backhoe in South Boston

When you're mayor, you get to play with the best toys. Photo by the mayor's office.

Work officially began yesterday on the $600-million One Seaport Square project off Northern Avenue in South Boston, which will feature more than 800 residential units in two 22-story buildings, a luxury movie theater, a luxury bowling alley and a luxury health club, as well as space for additional luxury shops and restaurants.

Mayor Walsh and city and state officials joined representatives of Berkshire Group,... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 5:01 pm
150 West Broadway proposal in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

The BRA yesterday approved a plan to replace an auto-repair shop and car lot at 150 W. Broadway, at B, with a new building with 24 condos, 3 of them considered "affordable."

The $8-million proposal by developers Stephen Pitrowski and Joe Hassell also includes 33 underground parking spaces and space for four small shops.

Most of the units will have two bedrooms; two will have... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 4:48 pm

The Boston Globe reports on the new Seaport Square development that's now approved to move forward. The project will include 832 apartments (from from 365-square-foot studios to 1,335-square-foot three bedrooms), 30 new shops & restaurants, 775 parking spaces, a 17,000 square foot park and a bowling ally.

96 units will be designated as affordable housing, but whether or not those residents can... Read more

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