South Boston

By - 1/24/14 - 7:38 am

Just another morning on the Red Line: Shortly after 7 a.m., an inbound train at Andrew gave up the ghost. Not long after, this happened:

And now there is a mouse on the train. And apparently it fell from the ceiling.

Where have you gone, Ms. Penelope?
The Red Line turns its lonely eyes to you
(Woo woo woo)
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By - 1/24/14 - 7:23 am

The Herald reports some people want to call the arriviste area around Broadway station Broadway Village.

"If it sounds pretentious, it’s not intended to be," the Herald reports and then promptly contradicts itself by quoting people who say they're trying to get past the era when "residents were lower on the economic and social scale" and Whitey Bulger had a bar there.... Read more

By - 1/23/14 - 11:16 am

AlertNewEngland reports the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 501 Southampton St. was held up around 11 a.m.

The suspect is described as white, about 6' tall with a stubbly face. He wore a black hat, a black hoodie and gray sweatpants and was last seen heading down Preble Street. Oh, and the dye pack in the money he got exploded.

The branch ... Read more

By - 1/22/14 - 8:01 pm
No tire slashing, please

Eric spotted this note on the windshield of a car in South Boston tonight.

By - 1/22/14 - 8:22 am

Cover a hydrant with an empty trash can and voila: Instant parking space. Sure, you have to hope your house doesn't catch on fire, but what are the odds of that?

By - 1/21/14 - 1:24 pm
Space savers in Andrew Square, South Boston

An annoyed citizen complains about somebody on Mohawk Street off Preble in Andrew Square early this afternoon:

Man saved FOUR parking spots before show even falls.

By - 1/21/14 - 12:44 pm

The story the man with the large, bloody gash across his forehead initially told police sounded pretty bad: In for a visit from Chicago, he was sitting inside the Boston Beer Garden on E. Broadway when a melee broke out and some unknown person threw a glass bottle right at his head.

A Boston Police detective told the Boston Licensing Board this morning, though, that... Read more

By - 1/20/14 - 11:52 pm
Loring Street

A concerned citizen complains about this creative reuse of the sidewalk on Loring Street in South Boston:

While working with the elderly we had to leave the sidewalk and walk in the street because if these 2 cars taking up there own sidewalk parking spots. Every weekend into Monday it is like this...... Really????

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By - 1/19/14 - 12:44 pm

The Globe's Billy Baker profiles Maureen Dahill, the third candidate in the battle to take over Jack Hart's old state-senate seat, the one who tried to find a bridge between the oldtimers and the yuppies. And maybe buries the lead at the very end of the story, at least for people who like keeping tabs on who's running for what.... Read more

By - 1/17/14 - 5:03 pm
Lighted viaduct

Photo by MassDOT.

State and city officials today officially turned on a new light display under the I-93 viaduct that separates South Boston and the South End near where the Herald used to be, the first phase in a $2.5-million project to turn the barren, dismal concrete storage area into something actually useful to people besides the DPW crews who used to store stuff there and the homeless... Read more

By - 1/14/14 - 8:25 am

WBZ reports on efforts to replace the bench at the M Street beach dedicated to Sharlene Feeney Grealy, a mother of three who died of melanoma in 2003.

On Friday night, a young teen took an SUV out for a spin and wound up rolling the thing over atop the bench and onto the beach.... Read more

By - 1/13/14 - 8:07 am
Boston Strong motorcycle

Stevil photographed some of the bikes at the Northeast Motorcycle Expo at the World Trade Center over the weekend.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/11/14 - 5:23 pm
Claddagh thief in South Boston

Boston Police have posted this pair of photos of the guy they say walked out of Gold City on Broadway with a claddagh ring on Thursday.

If somebody's just offered you a new claddagh ring, drop a dime quarter to the BPD tip line, 1-800-494-TIPS.... Read more

By - 1/9/14 - 2:31 pm

Police are looking for a man who stole a gold claddagh ring this afternoon from Gold City on West Broadway. Police describe him as a chubby white guy in a scally cap, with a shamrock tattoo on his left hand. He was also wearing a dark suit and a black leather jacket and had an untied tie around his neck as he strolled out of... Read more

By - 1/9/14 - 12:40 pm

The Herald reports on this morning's rescue off Castle Island.

By - 1/7/14 - 6:15 pm

On Sunday, you may recall, police were summoned to Dot. Ave. and W. 4 Street to deal with a suspicious bag that turned out to contain hockey pucks.

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports today that somebody didn't just deposit a package of pucks there - they came out of the back of a pickup truck:

The owner's tailgate was down and they

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By - 1/7/14 - 4:19 pm
Andrew suspect

Transit Police report arresting Miguel Velazquez, 20, of Dorchester today on charges he grabbed a disabled man's cane at Andrew station Saturday night and then hit him with it.

Velasquez will be arraigned tomorrow in South Boston District Court on charges of unarmed robbery and assault and batter with a dangerous weapon, police say.

Innocent, etc.

Photo via Transit Police.... Read more

By - 1/7/14 - 8:35 am
Man wanted for Andrew attack

Wanted for attack. Photo by Transit Police.

UPDATE: Arrest made.

WCVB interviews the man who was just standing at Andrew station on Saturday when some guy grabbed his cane and hit him with it.

Meanwhile, Transit Police have released three photos of the man wanted for the attack.... Read more

By - 1/6/14 - 5:16 pm
Telegraph Street in South Boston

An irate citizen complains about space savers on Telegraph Street in South Boston:

WTF?! Space holders in VISITOR PARKING?! Come on! The old Mayor's office was do-nothing on this stuff. I hope Walsh has a backbone.

Separately, the city responds to a similar complaint on Westmoreland Street in Dorchester by saying workers picked up all the cones there.... Read more