The owner of Fenway Bark reports:
Southie dog owners please watch what your pups eat. Someone threw hamburger and peanut butter tainted with rat poison over fences in two yards on N St. Both doggies died. It was also spread in Farragut Park.
Monday, Andrew station, a whole ten days after somebody else fell on the tracks at Broadway.
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire damaged Foodies, 230 W. Broadway, only a couple weeks before the store was due to bring gourmet food to South Boston.
The fire, reported around 11:10 a.m., started in the basement, but traveled to the roof of the former American Nut building. Sprinklers activated, sending water into the electrical system. There were no injuries.
Brian Benoit, 40, of South Boston, faces arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court on charges he stole the contents of 106 vials and syringes loaded with painkillers and sedatives in late summer, 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The city offered drug screening to 57 people who received shots from the tampered containers, which contained fentanyl, lorazepam, midazolam or morphine. Benoit was suspended from his job earlier this year, after an investigation by Boston EMS and police tied him to the alleged thefts. The DA's office says Benoit agreed to be tested for communicable diseases, and was found to be clean.
Once in a while I hear what I believe is a foghorn here in Southie. Any idea where it's coming from?
Tuesday night, MBTA Transit Police had to dispatch officers to Andrew to deal with an angry man threatening other passengers with a plunger. Yesterday, police dispatched officers to the Red Line station to deal with a naked man (photo NSFW if you squint or have a decent sized monitor).
A terrified citizen reports four-wheeled hooligans have taken to flattening the signs that tell them to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks on A Street:
The pedestrian crossing sign has been destroyed again. The speed people drive down this road is crazy, when do we get a 4 way stop?
The T forwards this video of the woman who fell onto the tracks at Broadway on Saturday afternoon, causing delays on northbound trains. According to a Transit Police report:
I interviewed a witness, who stated that prior to the incident, he observed her standing on the platform and "nodding." While "nodding", she moved closer and closer to the pit. He believed that she was going to fall into the pit and moved towards her in an attempted to grab a hold of her, but he did not get to her in time. He stated she fell into the pit, and landed with her right hip on the first rail. He then immediately entered the pit to assist her. I also spoke to two other witnesses on scene. Both stated that prior to the incident, she appeared to be stumbling around the platform. She moved closer to the yellow line, then fell into the pit.
The 29-year-old woman was conscious but "lethargic" when taken to the hospital by Boston EMS.
Amy Derjue reports from North Quincy this afternoon, where there is no Red Line service because of a person in the pit to the north - but she reports the person was scooped out off the tracks pretty quickly, so there is hope yet.
At 3:47 p.m., Eric Steinhardt tweeted:
2 ambulances & 2 fire trucks. Person on stretcher at bottom of stairs. Carrying her up now.
Guy with large knife and collection of hoodies emerges once a day to rob somebody along West BroadwayBy adamg - 11/2/12 - 7:46 pm
Boston Police report a white guy, about 6 feet tall, robbed people at knifepoint in three incidents over the past week.
On Saturday, a white guy wearing a red hoodie with a gray and white scarf over his face showed "a large knife with a wooden handle" around 7:10 p.m. before stealing somebody's iPhone and $100 at the Broadway Laundromat, 360 W. Broadway.
Around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, a white guy in a gray hoodie with a shamrock tattoo and a 1-inch scar on his right hand, displayed a knife to a woman two blocks away at E and W. 4 streets and took her earrings.
Around 4 p.m. on Monday, a white guy in a black hoodie and block pants walked behind the counter at Kim's Market, 305 W. Broadway, showed his large knife and stated "Give me the money." However, something spooked him and he ran towards D Street without any money.
Stephanie Giunta practices being a TV reporter at the very end of Long Wharf early this afternoon.
The folks at the Fort Point Pier, meanwhile, watched as Fort Point Channel rose and then began to flow over the seawall (it's hard to tell, but that's Vivien Li of the Boston Harbor Association and Fort Point resident Anne Salemme on the right):
Lauren Sommer reports:
Umm, if someone lost their sailboat, I found it on Carson Beach looking a little lost and lonely.
Boston Police report a delivery guy making a delivery to Linksy Barry Court around 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 was held up at gunpoint.
Police say the victim put up a fight, but lost, and the suspect, described as a black man, about 23 and 5'9" with a thin build and a beard, made off with $400.
At a hearing earlier this week, police cited an uptick in crime against food deliverers after 11 p.m. as one reason to oppose a bid by the South Boston Domino's to extend its closing hours from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.
WBZ reports a state trooper with an annual salary upwards of $200,000 parked his camper on some waterfront Massport land (leased from the city) and set up housekeeping there. Story includes choice quotes from City Council President Steve Murphy on how this guy is worse than participants in Occupy Boston on the Greenway last year.
City draws line: South Boston residents who want pizza after 1 a.m. will have to get it from DorchesterBy adamg - 10/25/12 - 4:00 pm
The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a request from Domino's, 163 Old Colony Ave., to extend its closing hours for delivery service from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.
The move comes after a heated hearing at which a Domino's executive and city officials and South Boston residents exchanged accusations of treachery and deceit.
Grub Street Boston reports Fort Point is getting a gourmet shop that promises to have the largest cheese counter anywhere near downtown.
The Boston Licensing Board today granted a food-serving license to a Starbucks proposed for 11 West Broadway in South Boston, with hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
In other Southie dining news, the board also approved a license for Al's Pizza and Grill at 402 West Broadway.
On Saturday they closed down, a section of, Seaport Blvd and set up a race track for go carts. Guess I should have taken some pictures.
Happened around 11:15 p.m. on Sunday at Dorchester Avenue and D Street. Police are looking for a gray Camry, Mass. registration 793-JL6, occupied by two Hispanic males, one of whom may have put a gun to the car owner's head.
The T had to stop inbound Red Line service from the south shortly after 7 a.m. to try to get this fool off the tracks between Andrew and Broadway. The T reports he managed to flee before police could detain him and ask what the hell he was thinking.
In the MBTA surveillance video below, he appears at around :05 (way, way at the top of the screen) and then hops onto the tracks around :35:
A man with a lengthy criminal record faces new charges for an August bar brawl in South Boston, in which he allegedly bit off a man's lower lip.
According to police and a manager at Croke Park, 268 West Broadway, Robert O'Connor entered the bar around 11:30 p.m., looking for trouble. BPD Det. Kenneth O'Brien told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that bar manager Danny Kelly told O'Connor to get out, because his reputation as "a scary guy" preceded him into the bar. O'Connor took out a folding knife, unfolded it and told Kelly "you know what I'll do with this." He then folded the knife, put it back into his pocket and lunged at Kelly, O'Brien said.
She had a job along the South Boston waterfront, but no parking space, so she parked in other companies' lots for eight months until she got caught and threatened with towing. Now she's commuter from the South Shore, pedaling on some of the worst, most bicycle-unfriendly roads in America!
At Neponset Circle while waiting for the light to turn green, I met a young guy who was running his commute home. He had his back pack on and we struck up a conversation. He was running from Brookline to Quincy and then he said he takes the Quincy train to Braintree where his car is and then a 45 minute drive home. "Wow" I thought, "he looks really pale with dark circles under his eyes."
Via Boston Biker.