South Boston

By - 11/2/15 - 4:30 pm
Sun halo over South Boston

Eileen Murphy looked towards the west late this afternoon and spotted a sun halo.

By - 11/1/15 - 5:59 pm
Firefighters on L Street in South Boston

L Street scene. Photo by Mary Cappuccio.

The Boston Fire Department reports "careless disposal of smoking material" at 120 L St. in the Monsignor Powers project led to a fire around 5:10 p.m.that sent two residents and one firefighter to the hospital. Read more.

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
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The same data is presented here as a gif.

By - 10/29/15 - 6:41 pm
Make the 7 great again

Felicity TC spotted this amended Linehan sign on Summer Street in South Boston today.

By - 10/29/15 - 5:16 pm
Kiteboarder in South Boston

Eileen Murphy captured a kite boarder in Pleasure Bay today.

By - 10/26/15 - 7:55 pm

Gabrielle Schaffner picked up a handful of painted snails on Carson Beach today and wonders what's going on.

By - 10/25/15 - 7:22 pm
Curved clouds in East Boston

Jocelyn photographed a distinct cloud line just before sunset in East Boston this evening.

Meanwhile, your faithful and ob'd't editor saw the line from Westwood: Read more.

By - 10/24/15 - 8:33 am

The Globe reports on sale of "the last big chunk of open land" - some ten blocks worth - to a Chestnut Hill developer best known for its malls.

By - 10/21/15 - 11:04 pm
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion under repair

Earlier today, Matt the roving UHub photographer noticed the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion was in the process of being torn down and wondered why. Turns out it's not going away forever, just that the tent fabric is being replaced in time for performances to start up again in the spring.

By - 10/20/15 - 11:23 pm
Proposed Washington Village development near Andrew Square

A developer today filed its plans to turn a 4.9-acre collection of small industrial buildings into a new neighborhood with 656 residential units in eight buildings, 96,000 square feet of retail space - including a grocery store and a pharmacy - and 2.4 acres of "public realm" space.

In a filing with the BRA, Core Investments says its Washington Village - at Old Colony Avenue and Dorchester and Damrell streets - will include both apartments and condos at affordable, "mid-market" and market-rate prices. Read more.

By - 10/20/15 - 8:24 am
Sunrise over South Boston

Eileen Murphy got up early enough to capture the dawn over South Boston this morning.

By - 10/16/15 - 10:30 pm

A car parked outside 19 Gavin Way got two bullet holes around 10:20 p.m.

By - 10/16/15 - 10:34 am
KO Pies after robbery

KO Pies after burglary

KO Pies will open an hour late today so workers can clean up the mess left by a burglar who broke in last night and trashed the place.

Anybody who saw anything suspicious between 8:30 and 9 p.m., especially on the W. 3 Street side, should contact police.

By - 10/15/15 - 3:21 pm

The Globe reports the new neighborhood is getting its first drugstore.

By - 10/14/15 - 4:31 pm
Coyne

Before Suffolk Superior Court Judge Mitchell Kaplan imposed a mandatory life sentence on Timothy Kostka for murdering Barbara Coyne, 67, in her home on April 16, 2012, her family members had a chance to read victim-impact statements.

"I have never been more proud of my mother than I am right now, " her son, Richard, said. "She fought for her home, for her sleeping granddaughter, and for her life." Read more.

By - 10/13/15 - 7:39 pm
Sundog over Fort Point Channel

Anna captured what Gedalia Pasternak alerts us is a sundog this afternoon.

By - 10/12/15 - 6:55 pm
Man on the ground in South Boston

Late this afternoon at 177 Tudor St., according to Patrick, who captured the scene and reports he was taken to Tufts Medical Center for care.

By - 10/11/15 - 9:01 pm
Sheep in Fort Point Channel

Eileen Murphy gazed upon the woolly magnificence that is the Fort Point Channel sheep last night.

Jason Richardson eyed the sheep during the day.

By - 10/10/15 - 9:18 pm
Flaming pumpkin at Lawn on D in South Boston

V took in the pumpkin festival on the Lawn on D in South Boston tonight.

Ecco Pierce carved the visage with his "super handy assistant," Ted Lynch. Pierce reports this year's event was amazingly larger than last year's - he reports people waited in line for three hours for a pumpkin to carve for the flaming pumpkin wall, which V videoed: Read more.

By - 10/10/15 - 9:21 am

A fed-up citizen complains about the conditions at a South Boston park:

The unleashed dogs are still running free.

Read more.