South Boston

By - 1/7/16 - 3:25 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 69 A St. building

Archtect's rendering (no, those are not vultures).

A developer has filed a proposal with the BRA to add three floors to the old Standard Rivet Co. building at 69 A St. and build a new six-story extension to create room for five floors of office space and a fitness club and retail space at the ground level. Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 10:54 pm
Proposed 100 A Street building in South Boston

Architect's schematic.

A developer has filed plans for a six-story luxury condo building at 100 A St. that would feature eight two-bedroom units and one with an almost unheard of four bedrooms on land now occupied by Williams Tavern and My Diner. Read more.

By - 1/1/16 - 11:33 am

Steve Safran took The Plunge at L Street in South Boston this morning.

By - 12/30/15 - 12:16 pm

The burglar lost: He fled, but not fast enough to evade police.

Boston Police report that what turned into a "see-saw battle for window access" began shortly before 1 a.m. today at 107 B St., when a resident watching TV heard a noise at her bedroom window: Read more.

By - 12/29/15 - 9:59 pm
Space saver on Broadway in South Boston

A roving UHub photographer couldn't help but stop to marvel at the backbreaking work that obviously went into clearing this space on East Broadway in South Boston tonight.

By - 12/27/15 - 2:20 pm
Making bubbles on Boston Harbor

The Fort Pointer watched a guy make giant bubbles on the Harborwalk near the ICA this morning.

By - 12/26/15 - 1:03 pm
Seal off Castle Island

John Gage actually photographed three seals off Castle Island, including this guy.

By - 12/24/15 - 9:58 am
Gronkowski ad in South Boston

Visa set its new ad, the one featuring Rob Gronkowski and other Gronkowskis, in South Boston (the family's actually from upstate New York). Eileen Murphy, who captured some of the filming, reports her car briefly appears in one scene. Read more.

By - 12/23/15 - 4:14 pm
Snowy owl at Castle Island in South Boston

Eileen Murphy recently spotted this snowy owl that seems to have taken up residence at Castle Island. She reports it seemed to be eyeing her small dog as a snack.

By - 12/23/15 - 11:19 am
Rescue off West Fourth Street in South Boston

First responders at work. Photo by Jonathan Berk.

No immediate word on just what they were doing in the tail end of Fort Point Channel shortly after 11 a.m., but Boston firefighters got them a ladder, they climbed out and now they're under the care of Boston EMS.

By - 12/21/15 - 12:27 pm
Proposed 150 Seaport Blvd.

Architect's rendering.

Banker & Tradesman reports Whiskey Priest and the Atlantic Beer Garden would join Jimmy's Harborside and Anthony's Pier 4 as places that used to be under a developer's proposal for a mixed-use tower designed, as these things are, by Elkus Manfredi.

Developer's letter of intent.

By - 12/18/15 - 4:06 pm

City and state officials today signed a letter of intent with Grand Prix Boston that gets a yearly car race through the streets around the South Boston Convention Center closer to the starting line.

Under the proposal, the private organizers would assume responsibility for all costs associated with the race and agree to return the streets they use to pre-race conditions when they're done.

The first race is scheduled for Labor Day weekend, 2016.

Letter of Intent (2M PDF).

By - 12/18/15 - 12:01 pm
No dogs

A graffiti-hating citizen reports this "illegal graffiti" on Bolton Street in South Boston. We await the city blasting this off, to be followed by a complaint about unleashed dogs running amok on Bolton.

H/t Joseph G.

By - 12/18/15 - 6:33 am

Around 6:25 a.m. a train needed to be taken out back and shot at Andrew. Inbound, of course.

By - 12/17/15 - 9:39 pm
Prroposed senior apartments on O'Connor Way in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

Two non-profit groups are proposing a 46-unit apartment building for low- and very low-income seniors 62 or older on a lot that has sat vacant for more than 50 years in the Mary Ellen McCormack project. Read more.

By - 12/17/15 - 2:46 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the transmogrification of Urban Art Bar, 709 E. Broadway, into a restaurant serving tapas and small-plate stuff. Read more.

By - 12/15/15 - 1:05 pm

Boston Police report arresting two Dorchester men and a South Boston man after officers responded to reports of package thefts in the area of East 4 and N streets yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 12/15/15 - 9:54 am

Gwen Betts looked up over Fort Point Channel this morning.

By - 12/11/15 - 5:00 pm
Proposed building in South Boston

Architect's rendering keeps it real by giving one of its figures a scally cap.

A developer this week filed formal plans to tear down the Stadium Sports Bar at 228 Old Colony Ave. to make way for a six-story building with 28 apartments or condos - in what it's calling "a compelling precedent" for further development of the area around Old Colony and Dorchester Street.

Ryan Sillery's proposal calls for 29 parking spaces for the units, which will range from one to three bedrooms and which will include four affordable units. Read more.

By - 12/11/15 - 3:30 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday rejected a request from Foodies, 230 Broadway, for a license to sell beer and wine.

The proposed license had been opposed by Al's Liquors - which had put out a protest sandwich board a few doors down.

In addition to Al's, Foodies customers can stock up on "curated craft beers and spirits" at Social Wines across from Amrheins.