South Boston

By - 4/15/14 - 2:05 pm
Wind knocks down tree, light pole in South Boston

Across the area, the wind is pulling down tree limbs and power lines.Kenny Jervis photographed a tree and a light pole that came down on cars at K and E. 7 streets in South Boston.

By - 4/10/14 - 4:36 pm

A Brockton man out on bail after he allegedly exposed himself in January was ordered behind bars yesterday at his arraignment on charges he punched, kicked and verbally attacked a man with cerebral palsy on the Red Line Tuesday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Thomas Kennedy, 63, was arraigned in South Boston Municipal Court yesterday on charges of assault and battery on... Read more

By - 4/10/14 - 10:08 am

The Boston Fire Department reports the cause of yesterday's fire at 52 Thomas Park, which did an estimated $600,000 in damage and sent a resident and a firefighter to the hospital was:

Careless disposal of smoking material first floor rear porch.

By - 4/10/14 - 8:52 am
Wanted man

Transit Police report that when a woman dropped her wallet on an inbound Red Line train between JFK/UMass and Broadway on March 27, this guy:

Intentionally sat on her wallet to conceal it. The subject fled with the wallet at Broadway MBTA Station.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or text an anonymous tip to 873873.... Read more

By - 4/9/14 - 4:37 pm
Fire on Thomas Park

Thomas Park fire. Photo by Goes 2 Eleven.

The Boston Fire Department reports one resident suffered non-life-threatening burns when what turned into a two-alarm fire started at 52 Thomas Park around 4:20 p.m.

One firefighter suffered a shoulder injury, the department reports.

The fire, which started on a rear porch, consumed the porches on the third and fourth floors. The department estimates damage at $600,000.... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 9:19 am

Capt. John Greland reports on an incident at Rosa Mexicano, 155 Seaport Blvd., last night:

Person refused to pay his bar tab but left his Russian passport on the bar.

By - 4/6/14 - 11:26 am

And as the Innovation District becomes too expensive, many of them were on the other side of Fort Point Channel, the Globe reports.

By - 3/31/14 - 2:05 pm

Capt John Greland at C-6 reports his officers arrested a Malden man around 9:15 a.m. on Saturday after he tried to force his way into an apartment at 325 E. 8 St..

Greland reports that when the man, reportedly holding wire between his hands like a garrote, proved unable to bust his way into the second-floor apartment, he jumped out a window,... Read more

By - 3/30/14 - 7:09 pm
Turkey in South Boston

Roving UHub photographer Joseph Gugliotta reports spotting this turkey today on Middle Street. Unlike the swaggering brutes in Brookline, he reports this one looked kind of scared.

By - 3/27/14 - 10:21 pm

You may have read recently about the woman who died in 2009 but nobody noticed because her bills kept getting paid automatically.

A family member has set up Mummified in Michigan to try to figure out what happened to Pia Davida Farrenkopf. She writes:

She is Belgian & Irish and she is from South Boston Massachusetts. She is the sister of 9, daughter

... Read more
By - 3/27/14 - 11:46 am

Boston cops on a stake out on W. 3 Street last night got what they were looking for: Two people they suspect are responsible for series of car break-ins in the South Boston waterfront area, according to Capt. John Greland at C-6.

Greland, who says the suspectswere known to police, were nabbed after officers noticed them looking into cars near 40 W. 3 St.... Read more

By - 3/25/14 - 2:44 pm

Dave Adams watched the lights go by on A Street under Summer Street in Fort Point yesterday. He reports:

The lights were strung in December and have been uniformly blue. Until yesterday.

By - 3/25/14 - 8:21 am
Old South Boston Naval Annex

Greg C. photographed a road in the old South Boston Naval Annex - now known as the Boston Marine Industrial Park - the other night.

Colby TC photographed the same stretch in daylight.

History of the naval annex.

Copyright Greg C. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/24/14 - 9:31 am
Songsuits at ICA

Redsox223 took in at the Nick Cave exhibit at the ICA yesterday.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/24/14 - 8:06 am

MassLive reports on plans to move the tiny Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel from Northern Avenue to space next to the Children's Museum, to make way for Yet Another Mega-Development.

By - 3/21/14 - 10:44 am

UPDATE: The DA's office reports Capuzzo was not arraigned today. He instead faces a clerk's hearing to determine whether authorities have probable cause for a criminal complaint. A date has not yet been set for that hearing.

Michael Capuzzo, 20, of South Boston is scheduled for arraignment today for his alleged involvement in a Red Line brawl that sent a man to the hospital,... Read more

By - 3/18/14 - 11:12 am
McCarthy

Four of five suspects in the Red Line beatings that sent a man to the hospital on March 9 were arraigned yesterday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Among them, Kevin McCarthy (booking photo on right), about whom the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says:

McCarthy was convicted last year of taking part in the group beating of three men

... Read more
By - 3/17/14 - 9:13 am
Boston from Dorchester Heights

This view, from 1838, shows the rather commanding position Dorchester Heights had over the town of Boston, so when Henry Knox got his Fort Ticonderoga cannons up there, the British really had no choice but to flee.

BPL photo posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 3/16/14 - 10:39 pm
Lively getting ready to march in South Boston

Lively getting ready to march in South Boston. Photo by Arturo Gossage.

As the Globe told us this morning, a "small contingent" of gay South Boston residents quietly marched in today's parade.

Also marching today: Scott Lively, a Springfield minister who wants to make it illegal to promote gay rights and who has written that the Nazis were especially evil because their leaders, including Hitler, were gay.

A talk by Lively in Uganda was... Read more

By - 3/16/14 - 11:26 am
Bob DeLeo and friends

Bob DeLeo posted this selfie from the St. Patrick's Day breakfast.

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