South Boston

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

By - 1/24/14 - 5:49 pm

A Quincy man charged with masturbating on an inbound Red Line train before reaching a crescendo just before Broadway at first denied he was playing his flute, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

During an interview at Transit Police headquarters after his arrest yesterday, James Cox "allegedly made statements first indicating that he was not masturbating but in fact had crabs... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 5:03 pm

Over the past few days, four catalytic converters have been detached from vehicles, according to Capt. John Greland at C-6:

On Tuesday, the owners of a 1998 Toyota and a 2000 Toyota discovered their cars parked at 2 Morrissey Blvd. were missing their converters.

Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday, a catalytic converter was sawed off the bottom of an Astrovan parked at ... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 3:45 pm
Ice on Fort Point Channel

Our own Swirlygrrl shows us the ice that's built up on Fort Point Channel in the current cold wave.

By - 1/24/14 - 8:15 am

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges of gross disgustingness on an inbound Red Line train around 2 p.m. on Tuesday after a woman filed this complaint:

[W]hile traveling on an inbound Red Line train a male seated across from her began to masturbate while looking directly at her. This occurred in the vicinity of JFK/UMass station. Upon completion the male smeared

... Read more
By - 1/24/14 - 7:38 am

Just another morning on the Red Line: Shortly after 7 a.m., an inbound train at Andrew gave up the ghost. Not long after, this happened:

And now there is a mouse on the train. And apparently it fell from the ceiling.

Where have you gone, Ms. Penelope?
The Red Line turns its lonely eyes to you
(Woo woo woo)
... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 7:23 am

The Herald reports some people want to call the arriviste area around Broadway station Broadway Village.

"If it sounds pretentious, it’s not intended to be," the Herald reports and then promptly contradicts itself by quoting people who say they're trying to get past the era when "residents were lower on the economic and social scale" and Whitey Bulger had a bar there.... Read more

By - 1/23/14 - 11:16 am

AlertNewEngland reports the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 501 Southampton St. was held up around 11 a.m.

The suspect is described as white, about 6' tall with a stubbly face. He wore a black hat, a black hoodie and gray sweatpants and was last seen heading down Preble Street. Oh, and the dye pack in the money he got exploded.

The branch ... Read more

By - 1/22/14 - 8:01 pm
No tire slashing, please

Eric spotted this note on the windshield of a car in South Boston tonight.

By - 1/22/14 - 8:22 am

Cover a hydrant with an empty trash can and voila: Instant parking space. Sure, you have to hope your house doesn't catch on fire, but what are the odds of that?

By - 1/21/14 - 1:24 pm
Space savers in Andrew Square, South Boston

An annoyed citizen complains about somebody on Mohawk Street off Preble in Andrew Square early this afternoon:

Man saved FOUR parking spots before show even falls.

By - 1/21/14 - 12:44 pm

The story the man with the large, bloody gash across his forehead initially told police sounded pretty bad: In for a visit from Chicago, he was sitting inside the Boston Beer Garden on E. Broadway when a melee broke out and some unknown person threw a glass bottle right at his head.

A Boston Police detective told the Boston Licensing Board this morning, though, that... Read more

By - 1/20/14 - 11:52 pm
Loring Street

A concerned citizen complains about this creative reuse of the sidewalk on Loring Street in South Boston:

While working with the elderly we had to leave the sidewalk and walk in the street because if these 2 cars taking up there own sidewalk parking spots. Every weekend into Monday it is like this...... Really????

... Read more
By - 1/19/14 - 12:44 pm

The Globe's Billy Baker profiles Maureen Dahill, the third candidate in the battle to take over Jack Hart's old state-senate seat, the one who tried to find a bridge between the oldtimers and the yuppies. And maybe buries the lead at the very end of the story, at least for people who like keeping tabs on who's running for what.... Read more

By - 1/17/14 - 5:03 pm
Lighted viaduct

Photo by MassDOT.

State and city officials today officially turned on a new light display under the I-93 viaduct that separates South Boston and the South End near where the Herald used to be, the first phase in a $2.5-million project to turn the barren, dismal concrete storage area into something actually useful to people besides the DPW crews who used to store stuff there and the homeless... Read more

By - 1/14/14 - 8:25 am

WBZ reports on efforts to replace the bench at the M Street beach dedicated to Sharlene Feeney Grealy, a mother of three who died of melanoma in 2003.

On Friday night, a young teen took an SUV out for a spin and wound up rolling the thing over atop the bench and onto the beach.... Read more

By - 1/13/14 - 8:07 am
Boston Strong motorcycle

Stevil photographed some of the bikes at the Northeast Motorcycle Expo at the World Trade Center over the weekend.

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

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