South Boston

By - 3/30/17 - 8:06 pm

A perplexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a car parked on East 2 Street:

There is no resident sticker affixed to this vehicle. If a sticker was issued why isn't it on the vehicle? How do the residents know if a sticker was issued? If it had a sticker I wouldn't be wasting my time and yours!

By - 3/30/17 - 12:20 pm

Boston Police report officers talking to a guy in the West Broadway project in South Boston around 7 p.m. yesterday arrested him after they noticed "the handle of a firearm protruding from his jacket pocket." Read more.

By - 3/28/17 - 11:36 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today rejected plans by condo owners at the six-unit building at 159-165 M St. to add space to the rear of their units after residents of a neighboring building complained the expansion would cut off their light and air - and create a fire hazard for them should a rooftop deck grill at the building ever have a grease fire. Read more.

By - 3/27/17 - 8:52 am

The Globe reports the Trustees of Reservations are looking for a waterfront parcel on which to build a major new park.

By - 3/25/17 - 7:12 pm

State Police report somebody rigged up a system this afternoon to make hoax calls across the region that appeared to be coming from their South Boston barracks: Read more.

By - 3/24/17 - 9:09 am

The Globe reports a pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when hit on the James Kelly Bridge around 5:45 a.m. Police shut the bridge for an investigation.

By - 3/23/17 - 12:36 pm
Car on snow in Boston

Manu captured this scene in the Seaport this morning.

By - 3/22/17 - 8:11 am

Rick Macomber captured the scene at 62 O Street, where a wall gave way overnight.

Boston Police report: Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 9:44 am

Jen Richard videoed this in Fort Point Channel by the Tea Party Museum this morning. The New England Aquarium confirms it was a harbor porpoise.

Last spring:
Esplanade dock gets fat, sassy visitor.

By - 3/20/17 - 5:23 pm
Louis Carlos Martinez-Santamaria

Transit Police charge that as an inbound Red Line train hurtled from Broadway to South Station around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, an Everett man whipped his supposed manhood out and began rubbing it while staring at a woman sitting across from him.

Police say that the woman departed the train at South Station and alerted police, who found Luis Carlos Martinez-Santamaria, 40, of Everett there as well and arrested him on a charge of open and gross lewdness.

Innocent, etc.

By - 3/17/17 - 2:07 pm
Evacuation Day memorial

RoadTrip New England took in the Evacuation Day commemoration at Dorchester Heights this morning.

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.