South Boston

By - 9/21/13 - 8:59 am
Moon over South Boston

Ryan Ruel took several photos of the full moon over South Boston and Dorchester Bay.

Neil Noonan also took a shot of the moon, just for the Hull of it:

Moon over Nantasket

Top photo posted under this Creative Commons license and in the... Read more

By - 9/20/13 - 9:15 pm

Two men wound up stabbed in South Boston around 9 p.m. One victim was found on Preble Street near Vinton, the other on Dorchester Street near Vinton. Both were taken to local hospitals with injuries not expected to kill them.

About an hour later, witnesses pointed police to a guy in a Patriots shirt, covered in blood, wandering around West Broadway. After a foot chase,... Read more

By - 9/20/13 - 4:09 pm

MassChallenge, a high-tech incubator, announced along with Mayor Menino today that it'll be moving into new space in the Boston Marine Industrial Park from its current offices on Fan Pier.

MassChallenge will move into what's now called the Innovation and Design Building, formerly the the Bronstein Center and the Boston Design Center. Jamestown Properties of Atlanta finished its acquisition of the two buildings earlier... Read more

By - 9/17/13 - 10:27 pm

At 9:46 p.m., Vahalia tweeted:

Did anyone else see the bright flash in the sky over the Seaport area?

And the local Twitterati responded:

Karl Stier:

I saw the light from West Roxbury, east towards the city, very bright and at a downward 25 degree angle.

Jeff Megargell:

I saw it too, more like a 85 degree angle for me and it

... Read more
By - 9/17/13 - 8:27 pm

Masshole parking

A trapped citizen on O Street in South Boston pleads for some help before morning:

So parked in and can't move. Need them to back up so I can get out in morning assuming damage to my car.

... Read more
By - 9/17/13 - 3:58 pm

Boston Police report the weekly South Boston bank robbery was this afternoon at the Citizens Bank branch at 441 W. Broadway. The suspect is a bald, middle-aged white guy, wearing glasses, a black hat, a black jacket and black pants.

H/t Goosen28 for noticing the periodicity of bank heists in South Boston.... Read more

By - 9/14/13 - 12:24 am

UPDATE: Boston Police report a third victim showed up in Jamaica Plain.

Around 12:20 a.m. in front of the Stadium Bar on Old Colony Avenue. Police found one victim there; about ten minutes after the shooting, the second victim showed up at Boston Medical Center.

The homicide unit was summoned because the man who managed to get to Boston Medical Center was in bad... Read more

By - 9/13/13 - 7:43 am

Word from Boston Bikes by way of Southie Bikes is that a community meeting on proposed bike lanes on West Broadway scheduled for Monday has been abruptly called off:

Neighborhood groups, businesses and elected officials will continue to meet and discuss the possible expansion of bike lanes in South Boston.

The hearing had threatened to become the latest, and possibly loudest, battle between... Read more

By - 9/10/13 - 2:47 pm

The Globe's David Ryan posted a photo of something very finny sticking out of the water in Pleasure Bay today as a wind surfer circled it.

Some immediately cast doubt on the idea, saying it was more likely a sunfish, because a shark would have a tail fin sticking out of the water as well, but who knows if a giant... Read more

By - 9/8/13 - 1:01 am

Searching the water. Photo by Kelly Simon.Searching the water. Photo by Kelly Simon.

Update, 1:30 a.m.: BFD crews getting ready to leave, no man found.

Firefighters and police officers started searching the water off Whiskey Priest around 12:45 p.m. on a... Read more

By - 9/8/13 - 12:50 am

Doolin (l) and MilisiDoolin (l) and MilisiBoston Police report arresting two men at Whiskey Priest Friday night after one of them allegedly sold some MDMA to an undercover officer inside the bar.

Daniel Milisi, 29, of South Boston, and Joseph Doolin, 36, of Quincy, were... Read more

By - 9/7/13 - 8:11 pm

John Keith is so liking the idea of a rail connection between Back Bay and the South Boston waterfront that he went out and took lots of photos - including of the parking lot where cars now park right on the tracks.

By - 9/6/13 - 11:31 am

Just another example of Nanny State pinkos like Menino trying to foist their naive socialist ideas on the old town and destroy the neighborhood's proud tradition of double parking on Broadway, John Ciccone thunders, adding, of course, that Obama sucks.

H/t Chris Mullen.

Ed. note: Ciccone's column is called "Information Center," which will no doubt bring up fond memories for those of you... Read more

By - 9/6/13 - 7:21 am

The Globe gets the scoop on a plan to use small self-propelled diesel cars to shuttle people between the Seaport and Back Bay station via a short and dormant track the state acquired in last year's CSX deal.

For you oldtimers, think Budd cars, only more modern. And, yes, the state is planning on buying some of the units for use on the... Read more

By - 9/2/13 - 9:04 pm
Working on wires at Broadway station

They've been working on the wires, all the livelong day. Photo by MBTA.

The T announced tonight that workers will have all the damage from Saturday's third-rail and cable fire at Broadway fixed by early tomorrow morning:

Regular Red Line service will resume at start of service tomorrow. We thank you for your patience as we dealt with this issue.

By - 9/1/13 - 6:46 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating what appear to be three drug overdoses at a Bank of America Pavilion concert last night.

Three men in their 20s suffered apparent overdoses during a concert by Sound Tribe Sector 9, police say, adding all were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

On Wednesday, police say, three people ODed on Molly at a Zedd concert... Read more

By - 9/1/13 - 6:31 pm

Track workers at Broadway on the Red Line

The MBTA this afternoon released a photo of workers on the Red Line near Broadway following last night's third-rail and cable fire, along with this note:

Our MBTA crews are still

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By - 9/1/13 - 9:18 am


People who were up around 6:30 a.m. and looked up got to see a rainbow, as Julie did over the Market Basket in Somerville (l.) and Bobby Fallon did over South Boston.

About 2 1/2 hours later, of course, the rains came and people whose phones... Read more

By - 8/31/13 - 10:12 pm
Waiting for a bus at Park due to fire at Broadway

Update, Sunday morning: Bustitution continues as workers repair the third-rail damage at Broadway.

The Boston Fire Department ordered the Red Line shut in both directions around 10:05 p.m. as the station filled with smoke from a third-rail fire.

Firefighters initially responded to the Gillette complex, where the smoke was first detected.

The T did not shut the power off to allow firefighters onto the tracks... Read more