South Boston

South Boston

By - 3/15/15 - 6:34 pm

Transit Police report somebody who didn't belong in the Cabot train yard off Dorchester Avenue was hit and killed by a train about 5:45 p.m.

Police say the man was about 25. Foul play is not suspected.

By - 3/13/15 - 11:27 am

The LGBT group announced today:

Boston Pride, which will commemorate its 45th anniversary as an organization celebrating the LGBT community in June, has been accepted by the South Boston Allied War Veteran’s Council to march in the 114th annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The council had previously given the OK for a contingent from OUTVets after years of fighting to keep LGBT groups out.

By - 3/12/15 - 7:06 pm
Gate of Heaven school in South Boston

The BRA today unanimously approved a developer's plan to turn the old Gate of Heaven school at 609 E. 4 St. into 26 condos - half of them units spanning two stories.

Unusual for a project in a dense neighborhood, the project would have more parking spaces than units - 40.

The proposal had been opposed by neighbors fed up with the condoization of the neighborhood, who argued the building should be sold to somebody willing to turn it back into a school.

By - 3/11/15 - 6:51 pm

First-term US Rep. Seth Moulton will march with OUTVets in the St. Patrick's parade in South Boston this Sunday, the group says.

Moulton, a Salem Democrat who is himself a Marine veteran of the second Iraq war, said he was proud to be part of the first LGBT group in the parade.

By - 3/10/15 - 7:30 am
Boston Harbor at sunrise with a plane taking off

Tim Colby watched a plane take off over Boston Harbor this morning.

By - 3/9/15 - 7:56 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Tim Colby watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor and the waterfront this morning. Despite the old weather rhyme, the National Weather Service predicts sunny skies today and tomorrow.

Eileen Murphy also watched the sun rise to meet the day over South Boston:

By - 3/7/15 - 11:16 pm
CNN truck and trash bag and note telling CNN to get rid of its trash

Eric Ballard spotted a CNN truck parked in South Boston (for the Tsarnaev trial?), and the trash bag its crew apparently left in the street - and a note from an outraged citzenry informing the network to cut that crap out, right this second.

By - 3/6/15 - 11:31 pm
Guys with boxes on their heads at Pax East in Boston

Macleodphoto ambled about the Pax East show at the South Boston convention center today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 3/4/15 - 8:36 pm

Mayor Walsh and parade organizers tonight agreed on a shortened St. Patrick's parade on March 15 that will go from Broadway station to Farragut Road.

In a statement, the mayor added:

This weekend, organizers of the parade will be coordinating a volunteer effort, with the assistance of the City, to clear the remaining snow on the modified route.

By - 3/4/15 - 7:14 am

Anyone know what closed this place down, and what's happening with it? Not the greatest store in of itself, but it was indeed a convenience to have it across from the T stop, open later than the other hole-in-the-wall convenience stores in the vicinity.

By - 3/1/15 - 1:03 pm
Wanted for South Boston bank robberies

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports a man who held up the Eastern Bank Branch at 470 W. Broadway last Monday while wearing a shamrock cap is probably the same guy who held up the branch on Jan. 21 while wearing a Bruins cap - and the guy who held up the Santander Bank branch at 474 W. Broadway on Feb. 17.

He's described as white, about 5'9" with a slender or medium build and clean shaven.

By - 2/28/15 - 1:56 pm
West Roxbury Education Complex

West Roxbury Academy, in the West Roxbury Education Complex, slated for closure.

Interim Boston School Superintendent John McDonough last night released the names of the five schools he says need to be shut this year to save money: Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, Middle School Academy in South Boston, Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park, Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Hyde Park and West Roxbury Academy.

BPS says that with a $40 million to $50 million shortfall in the coming fiscal year's budget, these schools are too small to keep operating.

By - 2/27/15 - 7:34 am

Southie Spots acknowledges it's time for South Boston residents to face the music and remove their space savers, now that Mayor Walsh has changed his tune and begun beating the drum for less cluttered streets.

By - 2/22/15 - 6:21 pm
Hopeful man at Sullivan's at Castle Island

We weren't the only ones to head to Castle Island this afternoon - including this guy peering hopefully into the closed Sullivan's, which, believe it or not, is scheduled to open this coming Saturday.

This guy seemed to like the conditions just fine:

By - 2/22/15 - 1:24 pm

Steve Hollinger sent an RC car equipped with a GoPro camera out onto the ice of the frozen Fort Point Channel yesterday, with the idea of having it inspect the floating pyramid.

The Fort Pointer reports the set up was:

GoPro mounted on a cheap 2.4 gHz RC car, marked down to $18.50 at Radio Shack.

By - 2/21/15 - 11:10 pm
Giant icicle in Fort Point

Roving UHub photographer Tu Qab stopped to photograph this impressive icicle on the side of 347 Congress St. in Fort Point today.

By - 2/21/15 - 10:04 am
Frozen Fort Point Channel

Kathleen O'Donnell looked across a solid surface on Fort Point Channel this morning.

By - 2/20/15 - 2:15 pm

Twitter comes to us with this example of why parking in someone else's spot is "Not OK". From the looks of the windshield sticker, it's an out-of-state car, probably belonging to someone not familiar with quaint local custom.

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