South Boston

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.

By - 1/11/10 - 8:02 am

Local 718 reports what turned into to be a three-alarm fire broke out this morning at 709 E. 7 St. in South Boston, and that crews were having trouble with frozen hydrants.

By - 1/7/10 - 7:20 pm

BustedBustedCall it serendipity: Boston Police report that when officers closed in on a guy they knew had an outstanding warrant, they also found Joseph Pano, who allegedly got only a squirt of pepper spray in his face when he tried to mug a woman at knifepoint on Tuesday.

Police say officers on patrol on E. 8 St. around 11 a.m. today spotted a guy wanted on an outstanding warrant. When they got out of their cruiser, he ran away, and into an apartment at 300 E. 8 St. Police say his attempt to close the front door on one of the cops failed.

By - 1/6/10 - 4:36 pm

Boston Police have issued an APB for Joseph Pano, the guy who allegedly only got a face full of pepper spray when he tried mugging a South Boston woman at knifepoint on Tuesday.

Pano is charged with assault with intent to rob, assault by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery. He's described as 5'8", is 36 and has dark brown hair, brown eyes and a thin build. He also has "Julia" tattooed on the left side of his neck.

By - 1/6/10 - 10:59 am

District C-6 reports that when a woman was approached at Dorchester and Telegraph streets around noon yesterday by a guy with "a large knife" who demanded her purse, she "sprayed the suspect in the face with OC spray, causing the suspect to drop the knife and flee."

Police say they are now looking for Joseph Pano, described as a white male, 28, between 5'8" and 5'10", wearing a black hat, black pants and maroon jacket. And possibly with red eyes.

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/6/10 - 10:49 am

District C-6 reports the Tedeschi store, 555 E. Broadway, was held up at knifepoint shortly after 11 p.m. on Jan. 2 by two white guys in hoodies who flashed a knife and who fled on foot.

By - 12/29/09 - 1:16 pm

It's so windy a light pole was blown across 93 north by Andrew Square, reducing the highway to a single travel lane, Lori Magno reports.

By - 12/28/09 - 2:23 pm

District C-6 reports two cars were damaged when one erupted in flames at 8 Covington St. around 3:20 a.m. Around 4:50 a.m.

By - 12/25/09 - 2:52 pm

Kaz thinks somebody put two bags of dog poop on an up-ended trash can as a protest against space saving, but I like to think somebody put them there as a protest against city crews who were supposed to get rid of space savers this week.

By - 12/21/09 - 6:23 pm

M Street: Maybe the wind moved it and maybe it didn't.M Street, South Boston: Maybe the wind moved it and maybe it didn't.

The BPS student in the family and I cruised around South Boston and Dorchester today looking for trouble interesting items used to save spaces after the weekend storm. Based on the number of kitty-littler containers and coolers we saw, there are an awful lot of household cats in Southie, where people really like to go on picnics. Also, people put those old little recycling bins to good use.

By - 12/21/09 - 5:56 pm

Sunset over Pleasure BaySunset over Pleasure Bay

Not quite as dramatic as Sunday's, but the three or four of us in the Castle Island parking lot still had something pleasant to look at for a few minutes.

By - 12/19/09 - 3:51 pm

A church worker lighting incense accidentally caused a fire this morning at St. Peter's Lithuanian Church, 45 Flaherty Way, the Boston Fire Department reports.

By - 12/16/09 - 2:55 pm

District C-6 reports the cabbie was dropping off a fare around 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 12 at E. Broadway and I Street when two teens approached and robbed them. During a struggle, the cabbie was stabbed in the leg. One of the teens, too young to have his name released, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.