South Boston

By - 2/12/14 - 11:53 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let local restaurant contractor John Childs open his own restaurant on W. 3rd Street that would feature two food trucks that can't actually drive anywhere.

Coppersmith Hall, proposed for a long vacant machine shop at 40 W. 3rd would bridge "the gap between the food-truck community and restaurateurs" and would feature a couple of different types of... Read more

By - 2/10/14 - 5:27 pm
Red Line dead at Broadway in South Boston

Jason Rowe snapped this photo around 5:20 p.m. at Broadway where, naturally, an inbound Red Line train had to be pulled out of service:

Distinct smell of overheated brakes.

The smell quickly made its way down the tunnel to South Station, David Harris reports:

No communication from MBTA. Loads of people waiting.

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By - 2/10/14 - 4:51 pm

A fed-up citizen reports that not only did city action fail to dislodge space savers in the area of Sumner and Maverick streets in East Boston, they are multiplying, several days after the last snow emergency ended and people were, you know, supposed to stop saving spaces:

I counted 15 savers across three blocks of Sumner alone after this case was closed.

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By - 2/8/14 - 4:56 pm

A citizen stuck in traffic complains:

Please do something about the traffic out of the Seaport. It's taken almost 30 minutes to drive from the WTC to Vertex. Insane. It is literally crawling. But mostly dead stopped. Do not ask any other companies to move here until this is solved. Thank you.

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By - 2/6/14 - 3:52 pm
Ice in Fort Point Channel

Joanna Rieke shows us the ice patterns on Fort Point Channel today.

Earlier:
Channel ice.

By - 2/3/14 - 5:54 pm

An inbound train passed to the other side at Broadway; another train developed door issues at Charles/MGH.

Shawn Whitlock reports:

Just took 20 min to go from Broadway T stop to South Station. That's ONE stop. Bravo, MBTA, bravo!

By - 2/3/14 - 11:51 am

The Globe interviews a guy who's taken to going around Southie after storms, removing traffic cones from saved spaces.

Although some have taken to calling him Capt. Cone, he says he prefers BROhibitor.

By - 2/1/14 - 10:13 am
Car in store in South Boston

Boston firefighters rushed to East Broadway around 9:35 a.m. when a car drove into Jack Conway Realty.

It is a Mercury Marquis. The driver put it in reverse in the Rite Aid lot across the street. It traveled across Broadway

At 10:10 a.m., the department reported the car's two occupants were still inside and that firefighters are waiting for a building inspector to arrive... Read more

By - 1/30/14 - 11:48 am

Boston Police report arresting two South Boston men on charges they broke into the L Street Gulf station early this morning and stole numerous cartons of Marlboro cigarettes.

Police add that even if they hadn't stopped a car matching the description of the one seen fleeing the scene around 1:20 a.m., they might have caught up with the two fairly quickly - since one... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 5:49 pm

A Quincy man charged with masturbating on an inbound Red Line train before reaching a crescendo just before Broadway at first denied he was playing his flute, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

During an interview at Transit Police headquarters after his arrest yesterday, James Cox "allegedly made statements first indicating that he was not masturbating but in fact had crabs... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 5:03 pm

Over the past few days, four catalytic converters have been detached from vehicles, according to Capt. John Greland at C-6:

On Tuesday, the owners of a 1998 Toyota and a 2000 Toyota discovered their cars parked at 2 Morrissey Blvd. were missing their converters.

Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday, a catalytic converter was sawed off the bottom of an Astrovan parked at ... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 3:45 pm
Ice on Fort Point Channel

Our own Swirlygrrl shows us the ice that's built up on Fort Point Channel in the current cold wave.

By - 1/24/14 - 8:15 am

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges of gross disgustingness on an inbound Red Line train around 2 p.m. on Tuesday after a woman filed this complaint:

[W]hile traveling on an inbound Red Line train a male seated across from her began to masturbate while looking directly at her. This occurred in the vicinity of JFK/UMass station. Upon completion the male smeared

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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

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