South Boston

By - 3/16/17 - 9:36 am
Tall ship Cuauhtemoc docked at Fan Pier on the South Boston waterfront

Rob Littlefield got up early to take a peak at the tall ship Cuauhtémoc, currently berthed at Fan Pier.

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the ship will have public visiting hours today through Sunday.

By - 3/11/17 - 10:06 pm

The longer Post story is a decent overview of the events leading up to OutVets getting to march in next weekend's St. Patrick's parade.

The shorter story, which got smashed onto the top of that account, is a stereotypical outsider's movie-tinged view of Boston that makes it sound like the entire city of Boston somehow shares in the blame for a small group of bigots (some not even from Boston) who still think it's 1965. Read more.

By - 3/10/17 - 10:40 pm

OutVets, which represents LGBTQ veterans, says the board of the Allied War Veterans Council voted 11-0 tonight to let the group march in next week's St. Patrick's parade in South Boston - reversing an earlier vote to boot them - and to let members march in all future parades:

We are honored and humbled by all the outpouring of support that has been displayed for our LGBTQ Veterans - who are one of the most unrepresented demographic in our Veterans community. We look forward to marching proudly on March 19th and honoring the service and sacrifice of those brave men and women who have sacrificed for our country.

By - 3/10/17 - 2:04 pm

The City of Boston Credit Union announced today it's dropping out of the St. Patrick's Day parade because of the exclusion of OutVets: Read more.

By - 3/9/17 - 10:33 am

Teamsters Local 25 announced today that if a gay veterans' group can't march in the St. Patrick's parade in South Boston, then it will stay away as well. Read more.

By - 3/8/17 - 9:01 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a deceased train at Broadway. Or as Bea puts it:

We all smelled smoke and we're told to evacuate at Broadway.

By - 3/8/17 - 10:52 am

Dan Magoon, who heads an organization to honor and support Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families, today quit his honorary position as head of the South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade after its organizers voted to bar a gay veterans group from the procession.

Mayor Walsh also said this morning he will not march in the parade if the votes stands.

In a message to the board of the Allied War Veterans Council this morning, Magoon ... Read more.

By - 3/6/17 - 10:59 am

Mayor Walsh and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley today unveiled a proposal to add 152 new liquor licenses aimed mainly at helping out start-up restaurants in outer neighborhoods.

But their proposal, which would require approval by the state legislature and the governor, would also grant the city the power to give an "umbrella" license to any development of more than 500,000 square feet, such as the South Bay Town Center project now under construction in Dorchester and the Seaport Square development in South Boston. Read more.

Brr

By - 3/4/17 - 10:17 am
Salt truck in South Boston

Eileen Murphy watched a salt truck go down a South Boston street during one of two snow squalls last night.

By - 3/1/17 - 2:53 pm

The City Council today approved a request to the state legislature to let Boston create "sub-precincts" in certain crowded districts in Bay Village, Chinatown, Roxbury, Downtown, South Boston and the South End. Read more.

By - 2/27/17 - 2:20 pm

In response to a 311 complaint about some Massholish parking on G Street in South Boston (person consistently parking "between a driveway and a handicap spot" and basically taking up two spaces with one car), the city says:

There is no violation for being a bad neighbor. Sorry.

H/t Jared.

By - 2/26/17 - 2:29 pm

As expected, Edward Flynn, son of the former mayor, is taking steps to run for the District 2 City Council seat that Bill Linehan is giving up. Read more.

By - 2/23/17 - 1:40 pm
Opening of Sullivan's

A beautiful day and school-vacation week equaled a wicked long line for the opening of Sullivan's at Castle Island today. Traffic was backed up way past the Farragut statue.

By - 2/22/17 - 10:17 pm
Hawk on the ground at Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston

Remember when hawks were a rare things in the city? A roving UHub photographer spotted this seemingly put out hawk on the O'Callaghan Way side of the Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston today.

By - 2/17/17 - 10:56 am
Where the space saver complaints come from: South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown

Hot spots for space-saver complaints, 2/14-2/16. Source. See it larger.

From Tuesday through Thursday of this week, Boston's 311 system received 753 complaints about space savers, including this one from Russell Street in Charlestown:

PWD had taken the space savers away earlier however people have put out new ones

The city responded: Read more.

By - 2/15/17 - 4:49 pm
Boston public-works pickup truck full of space savers

Whilst Ubering about town, roving UHub photographer Frank K. spotted this Public Works pickup full from a de-space-savering run through South Boston today.

The city also replied to this complaint about a space-saver-laden Princeton Street in East Boston with a cheery:

Space savers on Princeton St were reported to Public Works and they were out collecting this morning. Thank you.

By - 2/15/17 - 4:10 pm

The Globe reports that Bill Linehan won't seek a seventh term as city councilor in District 2, which covers South Boston, the South End, Chinatown and Downtown.

Frank Ulip, who lives downtown and Peter Lin-Marcus, who lives in Chinatown, have both signaled their interest in running for the seat this fall by forming political committees. However, Linehan's announcement could also lead to a flood of candidates from South Boston.

By - 2/14/17 - 1:09 pm

The Globe reports GE has told the city and state, nope, never mind.

Odds that the city and state will now stop looking for a place to put a heliport?