South Boston

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?

By - 2/14/17 - 12:14 am
South Boston note threatening to slash person's tires

A newcomer to Boston, unfamiliar with our quaint ways, found this note on her car after parking in a space designated for visitors in South Boston on Monday.

In East Boston, though, they dispense with the pleasantries and just slash the tires right away.

By - 2/13/17 - 8:30 pm

Catxecutive Order asks:

Good place to buy hearty houseplants near Dot/Southie/Quincy? looking for a Valentine plant that won't die.

By - 2/13/17 - 1:47 pm
Unshoveled driveway on East 6 Street in South Boston

A vexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a driveway and sidewalk on East 6 Street:

Please clean your condo it's bad enough all your cars are registered in New Hampshire so respect my town.

By - 2/11/17 - 4:50 pm
Wanted for South Boston attack

Boston Police have released a photo of the guy they say punched a man to the floor at the Boston Beer Garden on East Broadway in December. Read more.

By - 2/10/17 - 1:32 pm
Frank Ulip

A downtown resident has registered a formal campaign organization with state elections officials.

Frank Ulip says he will run for the District 2 seat now held by Bill Linehan of South Boston. Linehan has yet to say if he'll be running for re-election this fall. The city does not release formal petitions for collecting signatures until May. Read more.

By - 2/7/17 - 4:00 pm

Around 3:50 p.m. on Pulaski Avenue between Athens and West 3 streets. One person in custody.

By - 2/4/17 - 12:04 am

Around 11:50 p.m. on Friday at Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue. One car was hit twice, police found three shell casings in the intersection. No people hit.