South Boston

By - 3/23/16 - 6:48 pm
Firefighters in hazmat suits at marine industrial park ammonia spill

Hazmat team going in. Photo by BFD.

A worker at a Stavis Seafood facility at 7 Channel St. died from ammonia exposure tonight, Boston Fire officials report.

Firefighters responded shortly before 6 p.m. and tried to go into the Stavis Seafood cold-storage facility in the Boston Marine Industrial Park but were driven back by the ammonia, John Walsh, BFD chief of operations said. Firefighters in special hazmat suits were able to enter the building around 6:48 p.m. Read more.

By - 3/23/16 - 2:35 pm

Boston Police report nabbing the guy who robbed the Citizen's Bank branch at 441 W. Broadway yesterday morning after he ran a few blocks away and then got into a cab. Read more.

By - 3/23/16 - 1:21 pm

City councilors deserve a chance to get answers to questions about the proposed IndyCar Boston race this fall, City Councilor Bill Linehan says.

The council today approved his request to look at a possible hearing where councilors can pose questions to IndyCar organizers and city officials who are backing the plan to shut down streets around the South Boston convention center over Labor Day weekend for the race.

By - 3/22/16 - 2:37 pm

A North Attleboro man was ordered held on $25,000 bail yesterday on gun charges affter an incident on an MBTA shuttle bus after the St. Patrick's Day parade, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/21/16 - 2:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting four alleged lunkheads for lunkhead-type behavior during yesterday's extended-version St. Patrick's Day parade - none from anywhere near South Boston. Read more.

By - 3/21/16 - 12:29 am
Bagpiper in South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

Arturo Gossage took a lot of photos at the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/20/16 - 3:40 pm

A Molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of a house in South Boston, but the device failed to ignite and no one was hurt, the Boston Herald reports. It's being investigated as a possible hate crime.

By - 3/20/16 - 11:36 am
Runner

Greta Gaffin captured a roly-poly runner in the St. Patrick's 5K in South Boston today.

By - 3/19/16 - 10:19 am
Body recovered from Fort Point Channel on the South Boston side

First responders at work. Photo by Sean O'Rourke.

Updated with BFD info.

Around 8:40 a.m., in the middle of the channel, the Boston Fire Department reports.

It's near where two men were safely fished out of the water in December, near where a number of homeless people now camp under the Expressway.

By - 3/18/16 - 5:41 pm
Rainbow over Boston Harbor

Neil was among those who enjoyed the rainbow (or in some cases, rainbows) after the rain squall that moved through around 4:45 p.m. - heralding the polar front that sets us up for Sunday's nor'easter. He had a front-row seat overlooking the Boston Fish Pier and the harbor.

More photos of the squall and the rainbow action, with bonus hail video from the Back Bay (and now with photos from the second rainbow round around 6:30 p.m.):

By - 3/17/16 - 9:32 am

District C-6 Capt. John Greland recounts how one of his officers helped a man out last night:

So last night my CSO [Community Service Officer] Sgt Tim Gaughan meets an elderly gentleman who is upset and crying turns out his wife was getting admitted to the hospital and now his car is missing, it turns out it was towed which really upsets him. So Sgt Gaughan drives him to the tow lot. The Sgt tries to advocate for him buts it's a no go. So the elderly gentleman is really crying that he has to get back to his wife.

Read more.

By - 3/16/16 - 5:26 pm
Inside the L Street Cumberland Farms in South Boston

Eileen Murphy brings the glad tidings that the L Street Cumberland Farms has re-opened after some remodeling.

Still, in possible deference to the changing socioeconomic composition of the neighborood, it now carries some new hot-dog toppings: Zucchini relish and something called Chicago Sports Relish.

By - 3/16/16 - 2:01 pm

On March 22, 2016 the New England Diversity Council will be hosting their Women in Leadership Symposium at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues, will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations.

By - 3/16/16 - 10:07 am
USS Mahan entering Boston Harbor
Patriots flag

Jay Kenney watched as the USS McFaul passed Castle Island on its way into port this morning.

After getting a close look at the destroyer's flags, he suspects its commanding officer is a Patriots fan.

USS McFaul photos.

By - 3/15/16 - 3:46 pm

WFXT reports.

US District Court Judge Richard Stearns rejected the city's argument that public-safety concerns - in particular the threat of terrorist attack and hours of milling about by drunken louts in Andrew Square - coupled with the ability of parade goers to fill in empty spaces along Broadway - outweighed the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council's First Amendment rights to march as long as they want.

By - 3/15/16 - 7:50 am

UPDATE: Judge overrules city.

As promised, the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council has gone to court to seek an order forcing the city to let it run the St. Patrick's Day parade from Broadway station to Andrew Square, rather than forcing the parade to stop at Farragut Road. Read more.

By - 3/13/16 - 9:22 am

Eileen Murphy and Kenny Jervis report getting calls from pollsters yesterday asking their feelings on the city shortening the route of this year's St. Patrick's Day parade - and if they'd vote for Marty Walsh next year.

Jervis says he actually got two calls - one that started out with the parade question, one that asked him about Boston schools (bonus for him, since he's co-chair of the Citywide Parents Council).

By - 3/11/16 - 11:28 pm
Parakeet found at the South Boston convention center

Loyal Supply Co. reports rescuing this bird from a "cold, dark loading dock" at the South Boston convention center this morning. They got him a cage and some food, but wonder where he came from.

H/t Drew Starr.