South Boston

By - 11/5/09 - 1:49 pm
Thug, allegedly

Look familiar?

Boston Police report they are looking for a man walks up to women, knocks them down and steals their purses.

In the most recent incident, around 10 p.m. last night, the victim was walking home in the area of K and E. 8th streets when the guy "approached her, knocked her down and grabbed her pocketbook" - and then got into a black car which sped down I Street toward E. Broadway. He used a similar approach in robberies on Oct. 22 at P and E. 4th streets and on Oct. 24 at O and E. 7th streets. In that case, the victim had just gotten out of a cab when he knocked her down and grabbed her purse.

The suspect is described as a white guy, in his 20s, about 5'11".

Know him? Call C-6 detectives at 617-343-4742 or the anonymous tip line at 800-494-TIPS (or text TIP to CRIME).

By - 11/5/09 - 9:10 am

In one of those wide-ranging interviews reporters love so much, Tom Menino yesterday proposed building "a medical research and residential complex on the South Boston Waterfront" - using some of that political capital that's apparently burning a hole in his pocket.

He explains: "Researchers love to get together. They speak their own language. They like to hang out together."

By - 10/30/09 - 5:36 pm

Broke train at Broadway
Means a lot of rider angst
Just another Friday.

By - 10/27/09 - 10:20 am

The BRA is leading efforts to win federal stimulus money for a proposed $84-million revamp of the antiquated Marine Industrial Park (which includes the Black Falcon Pier), by among other things, adding facilities for handling larger cruise ships and restoring freight rail service back to the waterfront.

By - 10/26/09 - 8:07 am

William McAdoo reports on, posts photos from Eat, Drink & Be Fair event the Artists for Humanity Center in South Boston:

... We basically had tastings of all kinds of foods made with Fair Trade ingredients. Then, there was a cook-off championship by four local chefs, again all using Fair Trade ingredients. ...

By - 10/25/09 - 9:43 am

As first reported here, councilors Murphy and Linehan want to look at building a movie production facility in Boston. The Herald reports developer Tim Pappas may already be on the case and scouting land off Summer Street past the South Boston convention center.

Jay Fitzgerald suggests the 500 block of Harrison Avenue:

... There's an abandoned brick warehouse/garage around there that has an old stately look to it – and I've always wondered why it hasn't been converted into a theater or condos or something. ...

I'd propose a third possibility: The old Stop & Shop warehouse off Neponset Valley Parkway in Readville. It's a huge, now mostly dormant facility, with plenty of room for expansion. It's not that far from 128 and it has its own rail spur for Tom or Ben's private train.

By - 10/24/09 - 7:56 am

Boston Police tweet a girl, about 2, and a boy, about 3, were found wandering Crowley Rogers Way in South Boston this morning.

By - 10/23/09 - 3:03 pm

Boston Police report a woman walking near Dorchester and Ward streets was mugged around noon yesterday by three teens who took her cell phone and then ran toward the McCormack project.

By - 10/22/09 - 10:12 pm

Boston Police tweet a man was stabbed in the neck tonight at 32 Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Roxbury.

By - 10/18/09 - 7:30 pm

Finn posts a photo of the rear window of a 9 bus, which, he reports, somebody shot out with an air rifle at Dorchester Street and Broadway around 7:15 p.m. Nobody hurt, he adds.

By - 10/14/09 - 10:07 am

Boston Police tweet the suspect fled in a white Honda after the hold up around 8 a.m. on Foodmart Road.

By - 10/13/09 - 1:18 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Bernard Piscopo of Dorchester of voluntary manslaughter for the death of Adam Rich of Revere at the 6 House on June 16, 2007, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Piscopo will be sentenced tomorrow.

By - 10/9/09 - 8:00 am

An early-morning riser files this around 7:40 a.m.:

On Congress across from luckys @ work. Whole building has lost power, and there were about 5 fire trucks at the Reuters building when I walked by 45 min ago. Not sure what the deal is, but whole block seems to be down...

He filed another dispatch shortly after 8: The power's back on; the problem seems to have been a flaming transformer atop the Reuters building.

By - 9/25/09 - 9:36 am

Alicia Priselac posts a photo of a destroyed flower pot this morning outside her South Boston building:

... Those flowers are carefully maintained by two women in our building, who enthusiastically tend to our little garden area on the weekends. Just now as I was leaving the house, I noticed that several other people's pots had been smashed too. ...

By - 9/23/09 - 9:41 am

Alicia Priselac posts a photo of the mess outside the South Boston BPL branch this morning.

By - 9/18/09 - 9:07 am
Put that back!

Boston Police say this is from surveillance video of a guy who used a rock to smash his way into the Tedeschi's at 405 West Broadway early on Tuesday so that he could steal Newport cigarettes and scratch tickets.

Police say the guy is also wanted for similar rocky break-ins at the 7-Eleven down the street in July and August - where he also made off with smokes and scratch tickets.

He's described as a white male, 30-40, with dark hair, possibly graying at the temples. He was wearing a Sox cap with what appears to be a long-sleeve Red Sox Championship shirt. So he should be easy to spot in Southie, no? Help police narrow the field: Call District C-6 detectives at 617-343-4742, or the anonymous tip line at 800-494-TIPS.

By - 9/18/09 - 8:53 am

Bernard Piscopo of Dorchester is charged with second degree murder for the June 17, 2007 murder of Adam Rich at the bar on West Broadway in South Boston.

Piscopo is also charged with armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for also allegedly attacking one of Rich's friends during the fight, which police say erupted over some spilled beer.

By - 9/15/09 - 7:59 am

Boston Police report a man using an inflatable boat to row out to his 18-foot dory to bail it out of rainwater Sunday evening fell out of the boat when it capsized. He couldn't get back in, so he started to swim back to shore. Police say the Harbor Patrol Unit found him in the Reserve Channel past the Peninsula Yacht Club, where Boston firefighters and EMTs were already trying to get him a lifeline. "He was released unharmed," police say.

By - 9/14/09 - 1:24 pm

Boston Police report they also freed a Pennsylvania girl who begged for help to escape the guy.