South Boston

By - 5/2/08 - 2:21 pm

Eastern Bank, 470 W. Broadway, held up shortly before 11 a.m. yesterday by a guy described as between 40 and 45, 5'10" weighing about 220 pounds and in need of a shave. He got away with $3,200, possibly in a gray or green sedan with a couple of other people, Boston Police report.

Police are also looking for a black Hispanic male, about 15, with just a hint of a moustache, for allegedly stealing some guy's bike at knifepoint on the afternoon of April 26. Last seen riding the yellow Magna bike into the Old Colony project.

By - 4/27/08 - 7:08 pm

Howard reviews the documentary about the building of the energy-conserving Macallen Building condo project.

By - 4/18/08 - 3:11 pm

John Keith reports on a neighborhood meeting last night on the 6.5-million square foot Seaport Square project near the federal courthouse: I'm thinking he and Vivien Li of the Boston Harbor Association won't be sitting down for coffee anytime soon.

By - 4/18/08 - 1:56 pm

Boston Police report two males, 23 and 18, shot around 4 a.m. at 375 Old Colony Ave. in the McCormack project. Both taken to Boston Medical Center and expected to survive.

By - 4/15/08 - 11:22 am

Boston Police have released a statement on the fire that killed Acia and Sophia Johnson on April 6:

The [Office of the Chief Medical Examiner] has determined that the manner of death is homicide, caused by smoke inhalation and thermal injuries. The victims, both identified as a result of dental comparisons, have been officially identified as 14 year old Acia Johnson and 2 year old Sophia Johnson, both of South Boston.

Two kids die in South Boston fire that might have been set

By - 4/6/08 - 3:17 pm

UPDATE: Angry lover charged with setting the fire.

Herald: Mother fought with woman who threatened her hours before. Two sisters, 3 and 14, at 154 W. Sixth St. Also see the Globe report.

154 is the beige house next to the larger building (some views of the interior):

NECN report:

By - 3/14/08 - 10:24 am

Nothing like a little fear, surprise and the comfy chair to liven up the contract talks. But how come the firefighters local isn't warning Charlestown about how Tom Menino wants to incinerate them in a blinding ball of LNG death flame?

Dear Boston Herald: You're getting carried away with this "jakes" thing. Jakes, jakes, jakes. Jakes on a rake. Jakes in a quake. Jakes with a snake. Jakes eat a steak. Jakes eat a snake. Yeah, it fits in a headline, but land's sake!

By - 3/6/08 - 1:43 pm

120 burglaries between September and March, compared to 71 in the same period last year.

Boston Police say that in nearly half the cases, there was no sign of forced entry; so they are reminding residents to lock their doors. Jewelry and electronics are popular targets - including flat-screen TVs.

By - 2/26/08 - 3:46 pm

The Globe reports a special city crew today removed:

220 milk crates, orange cones, lawn chairs, recycling bins, and other random objects that residents were using to stake claim to parking spots.

This is not South Boston. This is my street in Roslindale, where the folks across the way seem to add a new cone every year:

By - 2/1/08 - 10:31 am

Dental convention backs up traffic on Pike. State Trooper quoted as saying the problem was that all 28,000 attendees at the annual Yankee Dental Congress at the convention center seemed be on a molar express for the opening session, which really bit for people just doing their morning drill, trying to get somewhere else on the turnpike and I-93 this morning.

By - 1/17/08 - 6:15 pm

And magically removes everybody's space-saving crap, Jason reports:

... It was borderline surreal.

There were tons of unmarked parking spots AND still some snow on the ground. ...

By - 1/15/08 - 11:53 pm

I was going to post a picture of a bizarre space-holder in West Roxbury (somebody no doubt has an excellent reason to protect a space on Centre Street even though it's a commercial street, which means the city plows it), but Jason comes up with today's winner - a giant stuffed dog - in Southie, of course.

By - 1/15/08 - 7:45 pm

I get tired of reading all the negative comments about Southie.

True, I no longer live in Southie or even MA...but I loved the time I lived in Southie and still have family that live there. Southie will always be my hometown!

Slocums! When my grandmother gave me money for a chore, off to Slocums I went! I always bought paper dolls!

By - 1/7/08 - 6:41 pm

Jason is fed up with all the garbage on the streets of South Boston these days:

... If it's not a Bud Light 12-pack cardboard case, it's improperly disposed full poop bags.

If it's not a couple empty Omaha Steaks boxes, it's a plastic milk jug.

Piles of sand.

Dead Christmas trees.

Doggie remains, just left there by pet owners. ...

By - 1/2/08 - 2:51 pm

Boston Police report a South Boston resident just wouldn't take no for an answer when they wouldn't let her and a companion drive down a street blocked off due to that seven-alarm fire on Emerson Street. Police say officers first came upon the woman moving a barrier blocking a street near the fire scene around 3 a.m., Tuesday; when they told her why the street was blocked, she started yelling at them:

By - 12/31/07 - 9:56 pm

Five-story building at 309 Emerson St., broke out around 8 p.m. Parts of the building have collapsed. Channel 5 reports one person dead.

309 Emerson St. before the fire:

By - 12/28/07 - 6:45 pm

Joe Keohane tells his South Boston neighbors to shove their persecution complex into the nearest puddle of melted snow and stop bitching about the nerve of the mayor for asking them to clear the streets of their cones and crap already: