South Boston

By - 8/24/16 - 12:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man and seizing a loaded assault rifle early this morning at 9 Orton Marotta Way.

Police say they learned around 9:15 p.m. that Stephen Gingras, 39, of Manchester, NH, wanted for robbing a bank in Salem, NH last week, might be holed up there. Read more.

By - 8/21/16 - 5:34 pm
Kayakers being rescued in Dorchester Bay

Rescue boats in Dorchester Bay. Photo by Mike.

The Coast Guard teamed up with Boston fire and police marine units to rescue five kayakers who found themselves in some sort of trouble in Dorchester Bay off Castle Island shortly after 3 p.m. today; initial reports said one might have wound up in the water. John Duffill reports the marine units got all five out OK.

By - 8/18/16 - 10:11 pm
Crash in Andrew Square, South Boston

Aftermath of the crash. Photo by MB.

Ed. note: Headline changed until I get a definite answer on the state of the injured person.

Around 10 p.m. at Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue, involving two cars. MB reports one of the cars blew through a red light. The homicide unit was called in - routine for unexpected deaths or cases where somebody is near death - and officers from other districts have been called in to shut down roads in the area.

FTC131 also saw the aftermath of the crash: Read more.

By - 8/18/16 - 5:41 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today deferred any action on a license request for a Starbucks proposed for L Street and Broadway. Read more.

By - 8/17/16 - 11:30 am

Proponents and opponents of a proposed Starbucks at L Street and Broadway are painting the now empty space in Michael Norton's building as the cornerstone of the neighborhood's future.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, though, they described very different futures for City Point, the part of South Boston that has yet to see the tsunami of development and chains that has overtaken the neighborhood west of Dorchester Street. Read more.

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

The Red Line station is shut, but the Red Line continues to run, just more slowly, as firefighters work to extinguish a fire in an air duct in the lower level of 141 Dorchester Ave.

By - 8/16/16 - 12:03 am

A teenager was shot around 11:45 p.m. in the area of 24 Gavin Way. The homicide unit was called in, just in case, due to the severity of his injuries.

It's the latest violent incident in recent months in and near the Mary Ellen McCormack Development: On July 12, police say a man ran at officers with a loaded gun at Gavin and Logan ways. On July 11, a person was shot in the face on Gavin Way. On June 20, a man was shot on O'Callaghan Way.

By - 8/14/16 - 8:01 pm

State Police report a woman from Quincy who was walking in a Day Boulevard crosswalk when she was hit by a car last night remains in critical condition.

State Police say the woman, 45, was struck just past Moakley Park by a Camry driven by a 75-year-old Randolph man in the left lane towards Castle Island. The driver and his two passengers were uninjured, State Police say, adding the crash remains under investigation.

By - 8/14/16 - 1:19 pm

The Coast Guard reports plucking six people out of Dorchester Bay after their boat sank early this morning between Castle Island and Thompson Island. Read more.

By - 8/14/16 - 10:48 am
Tree comes down on South Boston Jeep

Roving UHub photographer Frank Kosiba spotted this reminder of the overnight thunderstorms on K Street in South Boston.

For a more immediate view of nature's fury, take a look at this amazing photo of lightning crashing down around Graves Light during one of the storms.

By - 8/13/16 - 10:38 pm

UPDATE, 8 p.m., Sunday: Victim remains in critical condition.

State Police report a pedestrian was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision around 7:50 p.m. on Day Boulevard just north of Moakley Park.

Day Boulevard was shut from the rotary to the McCormack Bath House for the investigation.

By - 8/12/16 - 12:37 pm
Batman wanders around a South Boston waterfront construction zone

Jen Richard looked out her Fort Point window at lunchtime and saw the Caped Crusader determinedly walking up the street. She wondered how he keeps his cool in that uniform on a day like this.

H/t Res2cue Jake for the headline.

By - 8/11/16 - 6:22 pm
Washington Village proposal

Architect's rendering.

The BRA board today approved a development off Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester Street that would transform a nearly 5-acre collection of small industrial buildings into a 656 condo and rental units in building ranging up to 24 stories tall. Read more.

By - 8/11/16 - 9:10 am

Among the people on a Red Line train that gave up the ghost between Broadway and South Station this morning: former state Transportation Secretary Jim Aloisi, who reports: Read more.

By - 8/9/16 - 11:27 am

The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion finds out Thursday if it will suffer any consequences because a pair of new Marshfield High School graduates spotted nearly full cups of beer on a table at a concert and sucked those puppies right down during the Sublime with Rome show on July 12. Read more.

By - 8/9/16 - 10:51 am
Proposed hotel at 660 Summer St. in South Boston

Architect's rendering of a dark and stormy day on the waterfront.

A developer this week filed formal plans for a 15-story, 411-room hotel at 660 Summer St. in the Flynn Marine Industrial Park.

The Marine Wharf hotel would be split between a Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton, under the proposal submitted by developers Eamon O’Marah and John Matteson of Harbinger Development of Wellesley. The BRA had tentatively designated the company to build a hotel at the site last fall. Read more.

By - 8/8/16 - 10:37 pm
Fire on East 4 Street in South Boston

East 4 Street fire. Photo by El-Duce-O.

UPDATE, Tuesday morning: The Boston Fire Department reports the cause was self combustion by oily rags being stored in trash bags in the basement.

A brownstone being renovated at 797 East 4 St. in South Boston burst into flames around 10:25 p.m., in a fire that went to four alarms and damaged two adjoining buildings. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 1:26 pm
Search boat at Carson Beach

Searching the water. Photo by Josie.

Boston firefighters and State and Boston Police rushed to Carson beach on a report of a missing woman, possibly in the water. She was found safe and sound at Castle Island.

By - 8/4/16 - 8:42 pm

That's Rich asks if there are any places to get a manicure in the Seaport.

By - 8/3/16 - 11:35 am

I just deleted a post saying the licensing board didn't have an Aug. 17 hearing scheduled for the controversial Starbucks at L and Broadway in South Boston. At the time I wrote that, that was accurate - I asked board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini and she looked at the board schedule and nope, no hearing was set. Maybe 30 minutes after that, Starbucks submitted a request for a re-hearing on the board's May denial of a license on Aug. 17, and Pulgini granted the request. So it's on.