Steve Lynch (D-South Boston) went on NECN's Broadside tonight and told host Sue O'Connell that condemning the existing businesses at Widett Circle for a temporary 60,.000-seat stadium is stupid and something he'll fight. Suffolk Downs might work, he says.
"I don't think you'll build a stadium for three weeks and then take it down," he said. "I really think it's a bad idea."
Police Commissioner William Evans said today a bomb threat at 505 Congress St. proved the perfect - and fortunately harmless - example of why it's absurd Boston Police aren't supposed to respond to calls from land owned by Massport in South Boston:
A call came in for a bomb threat at 505 Congress St. Despite the jurisdictional limit, BPD officers, including the bomb squad, responded immediately - then had to wait 15 minutes for State Police to show up - he told a City Council committee today. Read more.
Artists for Humanity recently submitted detailed plans for its proposed expansion at 100 W. 2 St. in South Boston.
The plans call to use land purchased from Gillette to add some 57,000 square feet of space to the organization's existing 24,000-square foot "EpiCenter" - where teens are matched with design and art jobs at local companies. Read more.
WMEX host and one-time crime reporter Michele McPhee was arraigned today on charges of OUI and attacking the trooper trying to arrest her on an I-93 exit ramp early this morning after he allegedly failed to acknowledge knowing who she was or why that should make him let her go. Read more.
Frank Kosiba watched the storm roll in from his deck in South Boston.
Elsie Kenyon, meanwhile, got to see both ends of the rainbow from the Longfellow Bridge: Read more.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Edward Alemany, 30, of murdering Amy Lord in July, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The verdict means an automatic sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
Roving UHub photographer Jim Gavaghan got what may be the day's best photo of the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration radiation-background helicopter, which was flying low and loud over and near Boston Harbor today. He saw it past the trees along L Street in City Point.
No, not what you think. David Bernstein takes a look at the recently announced Grand Prix.
Conventures shows us that the South Boston snow pile got a surprise visit today from Boston firefighters, who set up hoses to dump water on it - whether to reduce its stench or shrink its size, we don't know. But what if, you know, that only made it stronger - and angrier?
The mayor's office yesterday announced a new "family friendly beach" at M Street in South Boston.
For a $5 fee, families will get access to an enclosed part of the beach, restrooms with changing tables, picnic tables with umbrellas, outdoor showers, beach game equipment - and WiFi.
The new beach space opens June 20 and will be open 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Memberships are available at the K Street entrance of the Curley Community Center.