South Boston

By - 2/20/09 - 7:07 pm

Boston Police report a trio of teens, at least one soused, tried and failed to hold a guy up at D St. and W 5th St. around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 16.

Police say all three were white. One was 17, 5'5", about 145 pounds, with a beard and moustache and smelling of "an alcoholic beverage." Another was also 17, about 5'11", while the third was only 14 and 5'11".

By - 2/17/09 - 10:32 am

The Herald reports a Route-11 bus crashed into a pole, a tree and a parked car after a motorist ran a stop sign at C and W. 7th streets this morning.

By - 2/14/09 - 10:10 am
Fort Point Channel at night

Greg MacKay posts a Fort Point Channel photo.

Copyright, Greg MacKay.

By - 2/13/09 - 10:06 pm

Giant Milk Bottles is a Flickr pool for posting photos of, well, giant milk bottles. Sure, our very own Giant Milk Bottle figures prominently, but that really only skims the surface of what's out there.

Via A Girl Named Fred.

By - 2/10/09 - 3:59 pm

Dave Combs says he was in the cab with Shepard Fairey when Fairey was arrested outside the ICA. And he says that but for a couple of wrong turns by their cab driver, Boston Police would have arrested Fairey right at the entrance to the ICA, instead of out in the parking lot, deliberately provoking a riot to embarrass Tom Menino over his wage-freeze proposal, like this:

... The unmarked SUV follows our cab and drives right up to the front entrance of the glass-facade ICA with 800 of Shepard's fans inside and outside hyped on adrenaline excitedly watching, waiting for him to arrive. The SUV swoops in and the undercover cops emerge to seize Shepard right in front of all those fans. Now, I was in that crowd later that night, and I can be sure that at least a handful of those guys I met inside wouldn't have just stood there without doing something. It might have been that they ran out and shouted obscenities at the cops who were arresting Shepard, or they might have simply lost their minds and just mobbed the cops depending on the number of people who ran out, all while the cameras were rolling. Either way, something ugly certainly would have jumped off, and whatever happened it would have played right into the hands of the Boston Police Department and helped them hand the Mayor his ass on a platter. Remember, Mayor Menino was photographed just two days earlier congratulating Shepard and welcoming him to Boston. ...

Hey, I don't write this stuff, I just link to it.

By - 2/7/09 - 10:02 am

You can't make this stuff up: The Globe reports that Shepard Fairey, whose iconic posters are plastered everywhere these days, was arrested while about to enter the ICA, which is hosting an exhibit of his work. Those pesky outstanding warrants reared their ugly heads, although police were unable/unwilling to tell the paper just what they were for.

Ginny Delany, 27, a graduate student from Cambridge, said, "It makes him even more of a hero to me."

By - 2/2/09 - 7:23 pm
At the ICA

Brian Robert Birke found a good place to watch people at the ICA.

By - 2/2/09 - 12:29 pm

Save My Spot in Southie.

I love this passive-aggressive note (hey, at least the aggrieved person left a note rather than hauling out a tire iron or something).

This is just the sort of thing people in Dorchester complain about.

By - 1/30/09 - 9:20 pm

Boston Police report a robbery at the Blockbuster video store at 267 Old Colony Ave. around 11 p.m. on Jan. 25. The victim said a white Hispanic male, about 20, 5'9", 175 poounds and wearing a black hoodie and ski mask asked to see a PlayStation console:

The suspect was shown and proceeded to leave the store with the PS. When confronted the suspect stated "Let me go or I will stab you" while pointing to his waist. Suspect was observed entering 242 Old Colony Ave.

By - 1/30/09 - 9:16 pm

Boston Police report a man was robbed by a young guy with a gun and three middle-aged men, one with a cane, at 8:20 p.m. on Jan. 26.

The alleged gunslinger was described as a white Hispanic male, about 6', 180 pounds, missing a front tooth and known as "Eddie. The other three are described as white males between 40 and 50. They made off with the victim's iPod.

By - 1/30/09 - 9:13 pm

Boston Police report a man was robbed at knifepoint by two black men at A and Melcher streets 6:20 p.m. on Jan. 27. One robber is described as 5'11" with a thin build, wearing a knit hat and a dark-blue knee length jacket; the other is described as 5'5" with a thin build, wearing a dark waist-length jacket and a black knit hat.

By - 1/30/09 - 11:55 am

Boston Police report that the Island Store, 735 E. 7th St., was held up around 6:50 p.m. on Thursday:

Victim reported that a WF 20 years 5'7" thin build, long dark brown hair down to her elbow, wearing prescription glasses, black hoodie, black sweatpants with a pink "R" Rockawear logo, and brown Ugg boots entered the store and purchased cigarettes. The suspect then displayed a black firearm and stated "I swear to god I'll do you! Give me the money! I know where it is!"

Also in Southie:

By - 1/29/09 - 9:29 am

Jason reports police are continuing to look for GPS thieves going around jiggling car-door handles.

By - 1/28/09 - 8:40 am
A Street obeys

Greg MacKay captured the former A Street Deli. And would it surprise you to learn there's a Flickr group just for Boston Obey photos?

Copyright Greg MacKay.

By - 1/22/09 - 2:01 pm

Boston Police report officers were able to quickly track down "a man waving an axe in a threatening manner" at Jim's Variety Store, 256 W. 5th St. in South Boston yesterday morning - he fled in a Lincoln Town Car, but only managed to get a little ways down the street before they stopped him:

The victim went on to state that Mr. Rossi has been banned from the store for the two have had a continuous problem regarding Mr. Rossi shoplifting. Officers located several knifes and an axe from Mr. Rossi's vehicle.

Francis Rossi, 48, of Boston, was formally charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon (axe).

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/15/09 - 11:41 pm

This time, Ladder 18 from South Boston and Ladder 24 from Beacon Hill, WBZ reports.

By - 1/15/09 - 8:00 am

Sam Baltrusis spreads the word that film crews will descend on Southie in April to make a movie about Whitey Bulger, based on Globe reporter Dick Lehr's Black Mass book.

By - 1/4/09 - 12:01 am

The Herald reports on a sudden addition to the menu Saturday night at Franklin Southie, 152 Dorchester Ave.