South Boston

By - 3/1/10 - 7:13 pm

The Dorchester Reporter's Lit Drop is reporting sources say Brian Wallace will not be running for re-election in the 4th Suffolk district (South Boston and a bit of Dorchester).

By - 2/26/10 - 5:38 pm

Jeff Tamagini is taking a series of photos on the theme of "blue." Here he captures the sign for the Blue Wave on Congress Street in Fort Point Channel.

Copyright Jeff Tamagini. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 2/24/10 - 1:17 pm

School got out early today for students at St. Peter's Academy, 371 W. 4 St., because of a strange odor reported around 11 a.m. MBTA buses were initially brought in for the students until officials decided to close the school for the day as the city health inspector and National Grid investigate, Boston Police tweet

By - 2/18/10 - 3:12 pm

Elephant and Castle (Island, that is).

By - 2/16/10 - 4:57 pm

ChuminskiA Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Nicole Chuminski, 27, guilty of second-degree murder for burning two of her girlfriend's children to death by setting their South Boston house on fire after an argument on April 6, 2008, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Sisters Acia and Sophia Johnson were found huddled together on the third floor of their W. 6 St. home.

Chuminski will be sentenced Thursday morning to two mandatory life terms. Prosecutors had sought first-degree murder sentences, which would have meant she would spend the rest of her life in prison without possibility of parole. Second-degree convictions mean there is a chance should could one day be paroled.

By - 2/13/10 - 10:00 am

The Globe reports on a groundswell of Republican fever in Southie - Brown won it and nine Republicans recently had breakfast at Mul's.

By - 2/6/10 - 1:01 pm

Cynthia Donovan took video of Curious George arriving at the Children's Museum yesterday - and a photo of an unsettling chicken.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 2/3/10 - 11:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to let Famous Nick Varano open a bar on the South Boston waterfront.

Varano told the board today that his Cafe Di Marina at 1 Marine Park Dr. - next to the federal courthouse - would be "a very upscale bar and cafe" serving sandwiches and baked goods in addition to hard drinks to workers in the nascent waterfront area. Representatives from the mayor's office and city councilors Bill Linehan and Felix Arroyo supported the proposed bar, in part because nobody lives nearby.

By - 1/29/10 - 9:03 pm

The perpetual candidate writes he's decided against running, although he doesn't say why. Two other Republicans, Keith Lepor and Vernon Harrison, are looking at taking on the incumbent.

Robinson says he commissioned a poll that found Lynch only had a 42% approval rating in the 9th District.

By - 1/29/10 - 3:16 pm

Associated Press: Boston Man An Alleged World Leader In Child Porn.

George Shipps of South Boston pleaded not guilty today and was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail on charges of possession and dissemination of child pornography.

By - 1/27/10 - 5:00 pm

Channel 4 reports a man suffered head injuries when he fell into the subway "pit" at the Broadway stop on the Red Line last night. Like that lady on the Orange Line, authorities believe the guy was under the influence.

By - 1/27/10 - 10:29 am

The Boston Licensing Board said today it will likely approve a food permit for Blue Marble Chocolate Cafe, 258 W. Broadway in South Boston, where owner Jennifer Turner plans to serve coffee, tea and "chocolate dessert-type products."

However, board Chairman Daniel Pokaski said he would likely vote at a meeting tomorrow to defer any action until after Turner meets with neighbors. Board member Michael Connolly said he didn't even think that was necessary. Representatives from the mayor's office and city councilors Bill Linehan and Steve Murphy gave conditional approval, pending a neighborhood meeting.

By - 1/22/10 - 1:29 pm

Maybe not by itself, but David Bernstein ponders if Wallace might have some issues this fall if you combine Browniemania with hostility toward Wallace over gay marriage and from elephant-memory Tom Menino over Wallace's decision to back Flaherty for mayor. If, that is, Wallace even runs, Bernstein adds.

By - 1/22/10 - 10:00 am

Between Jan. 17 and Jan. 21, 12 cars parked in South Boston were broken into and GPSes removed (some with bonus iPods). Four other cars were broken into and other things (such as gym bags) were taken. In one other case, a guy saw two other guys rummaging through his car and scared them off. Details from District C-6.

By - 1/20/10 - 9:06 am

District C-6 reports two muggings on Saturday.

Around 10:15 p.m., somebody walking on Gold Street in South Boston was robbed of his iPod by two teens, one of whom "displayed a knife. Both were black Hispanics, about 17, about 5'7", with one thin and the other fat.

By - 1/18/10 - 3:56 pm

Boston Police report that employees at the Store 24, 555 E. Broadway, thought they were doing a good deed when they agreed to let this kid stay inside while he waited for the bus around 11:40 last night.

But when the bus came, the kid refused to move, got disruptive, even, and clerks called police:

By - 1/15/10 - 9:36 am

Because of the closing of St. Matthew and The Redeemer Episcopal Church, voters in Ward 6's precincts 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 will have new places to vote, starting with this Tuesday's Senate election:

Ward 6, precinct 4. You used to vote at the South Boston Neighborhood House Senior Center, but now you get to vote at Julie's Family Learning Program, 133 Dorchester St.

By - 1/12/10 - 6:12 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today considered incidents outside bars in Roxbury and Fort Point Channel that police said may be linked to the board's decision last year to reduce the hours at Packy Connors on Blue Hill Avenue.

By - 1/11/10 - 8:55 pm

Edward Holloman, 21, was sentenced to life behind bars for the stabbing murder of Curtis Ashford on May 31, 2008.

Because he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, rather than risk trial for first-degree murder, Holloman will be eligible for parole in 15 years, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office said.

The DA's office says Holloman was among a group of men who got into a fight on E. 8 St. that ended with Holloman plunging a knife into Ashford repeatedly - and then beating up a friend of Ashford.

More from the DA's office.