South Boston

By - 1/2/14 - 3:09 pm
I Street parking saver in South Boston

A wary-eyed citizen reports from I Street in South Boston this afternoon:

This is absolutely ridiculous and unfair. This person left for work and left trash on the street to hold a spot. Across the street at 32 I Street another resident left for work and put a foot stool out in their spot (which we moved to park our car because up and

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By - 1/2/14 - 10:26 am

Boston Police report they are looking into what killed a woman whose body was recovered by firefighters around 1:35 p.m. yesterday.

By - 1/1/14 - 5:02 pm
Freezing crazy people in Dorchester Bay off South Boston

One word: Brr!

Greg Cook stayed safely onshore for this morning's annual run into Dorchester Bay by the L Street Brownies in South Boston.

By - 12/21/13 - 11:16 am

Take a look at Scott Parkinson's photo of a partially swallowed bus around 4 a.m. at Dorchester Avenue and W. Broadway, where a water main burst.

Adam reports:

This pothole has been patched over 100 times. The bump was a great reminder everyday that I was home in Southie.

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By - 12/19/13 - 12:30 pm

Surveillance photo from BPD.

Boston Police report they're looking for the guy who made like a bank robber at a South Boston Tedeschi store on Tuesday, passing a note to a clerk to demand money.

Police say the man, white, about 6' and 200-220 lbs. and in his late 20s or early 30s, entered the store at 655 E. Broadway around 6:45 p.m. After handing the clerk his... Read more

By - 12/18/13 - 10:04 pm

The Globe reports the alleged assailant, in his 30s, knocked his 65-year-old neighbor into unconsciousness when they argued over who could park in the space the older guy had paid somebody to shovel out.

By - 12/18/13 - 9:39 pm
Vacuum cleaner space saver in South Boston

Jule Slootbeek couldn't help but photograph this space saver at E. 5 and O streets tonight.

H/t Merryr for the headline.

By - 12/16/13 - 5:14 pm

Boston Police report somebody unfamiliar with Southie moved a sawhorse by the curb in the 400 block of W. 4 Street yesterday afternoon and parked his car.

Officers then spoke to a witness who stated he observed an unknown suspect shooting nails into the tires of the victim’s motor vehicle. The suspect then took the saw horse and fled on foot towards W. Broadway

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By - 12/16/13 - 6:23 am
No shovel, no space

Quilayute reports somebody with the nom de neige of Dave went along E. 6 Street last night moving space savers that had been plonked down before most of the snow had even hit.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 12/11/13 - 3:05 pm

Peter Stidman, director of the Boston Cyclists Union, is urging members and bike fans to call Michelle Wu - and other city councilors, but especially newcomer Wu - to try to convince them not to vote for Councilor Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) as the next city-council president:

You may remember that Bill Linehan is the only city councillor to oppose a bike

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By - 12/9/13 - 12:38 pm

Firefighters and arson investigators are at 354 West Broadway in South Boston, where somebody apparently tried to use gasoline to set the rear of the building on fire shortly after noon.... Read more

By - 12/5/13 - 9:47 am
Boston cop with South Boston still

Eighty years ago today, the failed experiment of Prohibition ended, ending scenes like this one - a Boston police officer with a raided still in South Boston.

Throughout Prohibition, news photographer Leslie Jones chronicled the ultimately futile efforts of lawmen to stem the tide of illegal booze. The BPL has a collection of his photos, including this one of federal agents dismantling... Read more

By - 12/3/13 - 4:51 pm

As an industrial and warehouse district, the areas along Fort Point Channel and the harbor have had more than their share of fires over the decades. The Boston Public Library has posted a number of South Boston fire photos by Leslie Jones, including this four-alarm blaze at the National Wool warehouse on Congress Street in 1913 (above) and a six-alarm fire in 1915:

By - 12/3/13 - 6:02 am
Summer Street fire. <a href="http://twitpic.com/dnf9de">Photo by BFD</a>.

Updated, 10 a.m.
A fire reported at 4:29 a.m. at 327-333 Summer St. went to 8 alarms. Firefighters found heavy fire on several floors of the five-story brick building; they were ordered to evacuate around 5:05 a.m., the Boston Fire Department reports.

The five-story former warehouse, the upper floors of which were being converted from artists' studios into office space, brought firefighters... Read more

By - 12/1/13 - 11:38 pm

Stevil spent some time at Castle Island on Saturday afternoon.

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

By - 11/26/13 - 12:35 pm
Southie parking space

File this under "Only in Southie."

Technically, a concerned citizen was complaining about this, but hey, give the person credit for just parking a car on that "yard" instead of applying to the zoning board for a six-unit condo building on the space, amirite?

By - 11/21/13 - 9:37 am

Gabriel Sanchez is scheduled for arraignment in South Boston District Court today for his alleged role in the murder of a man at the entrance to Bell's Market on Dorchester Street on Sunday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Sanchez is the brother of Elias Sanchez, who was arraigned Monday for the murder of Edwin Santos, 29. His nephew, Elias Sanchez's son... Read more

By - 11/20/13 - 1:56 pm

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports that on Monday, somebody broke into 795 E. 3 St., opened a full half-gallon of rum, drank almost all of it, couldn't handle it, vomited in the toilet, then fled.

Victim believes he knows who did it.

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By - 11/20/13 - 1:51 pm

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports police have applied for a warrant for a juvenile for a stabbing and beating Friday night on Gates Street.

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