South Boston

By - 5/3/16 - 4:18 pm
Anthony's Pier 4 demolition nearly done

John Gage watched the last bits of Anthony's Pier 4 being torn down today. It's making way for a park to go with a luxury residential tower, of course.

By - 5/2/16 - 10:51 pm
Starbucks managers at South Boston meeting

As other Starbucks reps listen, Regional Director Damian Waugh addresses South Boston meeting.

A community meeting tonight on a Starbucks proposed for L Street and Broadway repeatedly veered towards Parks and Rec style chaos as residents battled each other on issues that often had little to directly do with the coffeehouse - such as which local restaurants drove other local restaurants out of business. Read more.

By - 5/1/16 - 9:55 pm

The 7-Eleven at 473 W. Broadway was held up around 9:30 p.m. by a white man, about 5'10" with a scruffy beard and wearing a red mask and a dark jacket with a gray lining.

By - 5/1/16 - 2:06 pm
Needle in a cup in Moakley Park in South Boston

A concerned citizen reports there's only so much one person can do to rid the playing fields of Moakley Park of needles: Read more.

By - 4/29/16 - 6:21 pm

The Globe reports Bostonians have once again crushed the dreams and hopes of rich people who just wanted to have some fun. Yes, IndyCar Boston is dead.

City Hall blames IndyCar:

The City of Boston will always be open to opportunities that will positively showcase our city, however as we continued to work with Boston Grand Prix they were unwilling or unable to meet the necessary requirements to hold an event of this size. The Mayor feels strongly in protecting the taxpayers and limiting the impact to residents, and we are not shy that we held them to very high standards."

By - 4/26/16 - 2:43 pm

UPDATE: Board found no violation.

Both Boston Police and the owner of Stats Bar and Grille, 77 Dorchester St., are mystified about an incident last month in which a credit card being held for a man running a tab disappeared, was used to charge $1,200 worth of stuff at the South Bay Target, then reappeared at the bar a couple hours later. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 4:37 pm

Boston firefighters are at 291 Silver St., battling a fire that spread from a shed to a house. The fire broke out around the same time as another two-alarm fire in Dorchester.

By - 4/20/16 - 11:23 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Sullivan's will continue to serve only visitors to Castle Island; it no longer has plans for an outlet in Hingham.

By - 4/19/16 - 9:14 pm

The Globe reports, quotes one rep as saying the measure is not really to help cabbies but to help the "small" banks he says could be devastated if the cab medallions they lent money for collapse in value.

By - 4/19/16 - 6:41 pm
Renovation permit for new Starbucks

Eileen Murphy reports on the newest addition to what's becoming South Boston's Caffeine Corner: A Starbucks, for which renovation is now underway at L Street and East Broadway, opening where developer Michael Norton once proposed a restaurant.

Starbucks joining DD, Cumbies, & Boston Bagel on L St.

There's already a Starbucks near Broadway station and, of course, on the South Boston waterfront.

By - 4/19/16 - 10:59 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld Timothy Shruhan's conviction for nearly killing somebody in a case of mistaken identity outside the old Quencher Tavern in South Boston in 2006. Read more.

By - 4/18/16 - 8:27 am
Firefighters inside Anthony's Pier 4

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire broke out in the partially demolished Anthony's Pier 4 around 1:30 a.m.

The two-alarm fire sent one firefighter to the hospital with an ankle injury. Read more.

By - 4/17/16 - 8:44 am

WHDH reports several streets flooded when the main gave way this morning at West Broadway and D Street. Stanley Staco reports the break, around 5 a.m., caused a large sinkhole.

By - 4/16/16 - 8:53 am

Steve looked out over Pleasure Bay from Columbia Road and N Street at 5:37 a.m. yesterday.

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

By - 4/14/16 - 1:54 pm
Seaport Lane

Photo by Melissa Birch.

UPDATE: All clear given around 2:05 p.m.

Congress Street is shut at D Street as State Police and Boston firefighters investigate a suspicious package at 1 Seaport Lane.

It's the second time Congress has been shut today - earlier, a manhole fire briefly shut the road at Farnsworth Street.

By - 4/9/16 - 1:37 pm
Proposed 100 A Street building in South Boston

The new 100 A St.

The Zoning Board of Appeals this week approved the replacement of Williams Tavern, 100 A St. and the Stadium Sports Bar, 232 Old Colony Ave., with the sort of fancy new housing that is rapidly taking over the neighborhood. Read more.

By - 4/8/16 - 11:46 am

James Mahlon Tower wasn't just the owner of Hub Video in South Boston:

Jimmy loved Jujyfruits, Chinese food, banana splits, Bugs Bunny, the zipper lane and polo shirts. He was quite fond of people’s ears (especially earlobes).

H/t Eileen Murphy.

By - 4/8/16 - 10:38 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today it had no reason to overturn Adam Cassino's first-degree murder conviction for the death of neighbor Barbara Tagen, 65, in her Andrew Square apartment in 2011.

The ruling means Cassino will spend the rest of his life in state prison without chance of parole. Read more.

By - 4/7/16 - 6:08 pm
Car with alarm going off

A possibly sleep-deprived citizen reported at 11:04 a.m. that this mini-van's alarm had been "going off every 15 minutes or so for the past 5 hours."

At 5:45 p.m. Jana reported the damn thing was still going off. She added somebody left a note on the car, but that the car's windows are still intact.