South Boston

By - 2/20/14 - 10:35 am
South Boston banks being held up by men with stubble

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports two South Boston banks were robbed over the past month by a 6' white guy with "dark stubble" on his face.

On Jan. 23, Stubble Man hit the Mt. Washington Bank branch in Andrew Square.

On Tuesday, the Eastern Bank branch on West Broadway was robbed by a stubbly individual.... Read more

By - 2/20/14 - 10:04 am

The Castle Island food stand throws caution to the winds:

Let's tempt fate and tell mother nature we've had enough of this winter! Opening EARLY-this SATURDAY, Feb. 22. Getting the grills ready now...

By - 2/18/14 - 3:06 pm

Capt. John Greland at C-6 in South Boston tweets somebody got angry enough about finding somebody in "his" space on E. 6 Street near P Street yesterday, he vandalized the car.

Only he didn't stop there. To make sure the car owner realized why the entire driver's side of the car was now dented and scratched, he left a note on the windshield informing... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 9:45 am

The Eastern Bank branch, 470 W. Broadway in South Boston, was held up around 9:30 a.m. by a white male in his late 30s, 6' with a stubbly face and wearing a navy-blue hoodie. He showed a note, ran out with cash.

By - 2/17/14 - 7:59 pm
Propane tank

A concerned citizen complains about this propane space saver on E. 4 Street:

New definition of "don't mess with my space". Rather dangerous!

By - 2/14/14 - 8:10 am

In response to a complaint about an SUV with New Hampshire plates that is basically perma-parked on W. 7 Street, the Boston Transportation Department reports:

This vehicle has been ticketed 15 times in the past 3 1/2 months. Will continue to ticket as it is observed.

By - 2/13/14 - 7:16 pm

Boston Police report Peter Farrell, 22, managed to rob the Cumberland Farms at 628 E. 5th St. on Sunday even though the gloves he was wearing meant he couldn't operate the touch-screen cash register to open it.

Police say Farrell walked into the store as a clerk was closing it around 10:55 p.m., went around the counter and threatened the clerk with a knife:... Read more

By - 2/13/14 - 1:55 pm
Toddler as space saver

A concerned citizen reports from E. 3 Street in South Boston:

Toddler left as space saver. Oh my!

H/t Dan Adams.

By - 2/13/14 - 10:37 am

Rather than just sitting there at the St. Patrick's Day roast while that woman from Dorchester MCs, City Councilor Bill Linehan will instead be in Limerick, Ireland, the Globe reports.

By - 2/12/14 - 11:53 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let local restaurant contractor John Childs open his own restaurant on W. 3rd Street that would feature two food trucks that can't actually drive anywhere.

Coppersmith Hall, proposed for a long vacant machine shop at 40 W. 3rd would bridge "the gap between the food-truck community and restaurateurs" and would feature a couple of different types of... Read more

By - 2/10/14 - 5:27 pm
Red Line dead at Broadway in South Boston

Jason Rowe snapped this photo around 5:20 p.m. at Broadway where, naturally, an inbound Red Line train had to be pulled out of service:

Distinct smell of overheated brakes.

The smell quickly made its way down the tunnel to South Station, David Harris reports:

No communication from MBTA. Loads of people waiting.

... Read more
By - 2/10/14 - 4:51 pm

A fed-up citizen reports that not only did city action fail to dislodge space savers in the area of Sumner and Maverick streets in East Boston, they are multiplying, several days after the last snow emergency ended and people were, you know, supposed to stop saving spaces:

I counted 15 savers across three blocks of Sumner alone after this case was closed.

... Read more
By - 2/8/14 - 4:56 pm

A citizen stuck in traffic complains:

Please do something about the traffic out of the Seaport. It's taken almost 30 minutes to drive from the WTC to Vertex. Insane. It is literally crawling. But mostly dead stopped. Do not ask any other companies to move here until this is solved. Thank you.

... Read more
By - 2/6/14 - 3:52 pm
Ice in Fort Point Channel

Joanna Rieke shows us the ice patterns on Fort Point Channel today.

Earlier:
Channel ice.

By - 2/3/14 - 5:54 pm

An inbound train passed to the other side at Broadway; another train developed door issues at Charles/MGH.

Shawn Whitlock reports:

Just took 20 min to go from Broadway T stop to South Station. That's ONE stop. Bravo, MBTA, bravo!

By - 2/3/14 - 11:51 am

The Globe interviews a guy who's taken to going around Southie after storms, removing traffic cones from saved spaces.

Although some have taken to calling him Capt. Cone, he says he prefers BROhibitor.

By - 2/1/14 - 10:13 am
Car in store in South Boston

Boston firefighters rushed to East Broadway around 9:35 a.m. when a car drove into Jack Conway Realty.

It is a Mercury Marquis. The driver put it in reverse in the Rite Aid lot across the street. It traveled across Broadway

At 10:10 a.m., the department reported the car's two occupants were still inside and that firefighters are waiting for a building inspector to arrive... Read more

By - 1/30/14 - 11:48 am

Boston Police report arresting two South Boston men on charges they broke into the L Street Gulf station early this morning and stole numerous cartons of Marlboro cigarettes.

Police add that even if they hadn't stopped a car matching the description of the one seen fleeing the scene around 1:20 a.m., they might have caught up with the two fairly quickly - since one... Read more

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