As the Globe told us this morning, a "small contingent" of gay South Boston residents quietly marched in today's parade.
Also marching today: Scott Lively, a Springfield minister who wants to make it illegal to promote gay rights and who has written that the Nazis were especially evil because their leaders, including Hitler, were gay.
A talk by Lively in Uganda was... Read more
Bob DeLeo posted this selfie from the St. Patrick's Day breakfast.
This just in from the mayor's office:
The St. Patrick's Day parade was born out of the celebration of Evacuation Day, a day set aside to recognize and honor our military and those brave Americans who have banded together for the sake of freedom. And so much of our Irish history has been shaped by the fight against oppression.
I'm disappointed that this year,... Read more
Transit Police report arresting two South Boston residents and a Dorchester man on charges they beat a man on a Red Line train and two women who tried to come to his aid on Sunday.
Police add they obtained an arrest warrant for another South Boston man for his alleged role in the attacks on a train entering Broadway station.
Michael Davis, 36,... Read more
We have been participating in the South Boston St. Patrickâ€™s Day Parade for nearly a decade and have also supported the St. Patrickâ€™s Day breakfast year after year. Weâ€™ve done so because of the rich history of the event and to support veterans who have done so much for this country.
We were hopeful... Read more
Boston Police report arresting teens from Roxbury and Arlington who tried to outrun a pursuing cruiser in a stolen car this afternoon only to be boxed in by cars whose drivers were waiting for the light to change in Andrew Square.
Police say two officers responding to a 911 call at South Bay shortly after noon had their blues on when a car got... Read more
UPDATE, Friday a.m.: Sam Adams drops sponsorship of the parade.
Club Cafe on Columbus Avenue says it is dropping Sam Adams for its decision to continue sponsoring the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston.
The red-hot South Boston housing market showed signs of chafing today when a divided Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a controversial residential project despite opposition from not only residents of a neighboring building but Mayor Walsh, City Councilor Bill Linehan and state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry.
The four-story, 45-foot-high building at 340 W. 2 St. will include 29 residential units, 43 parking spaces -... Read more
The FBI reports a hooded man walked into the Eastern Bank branch at 470 W. Broadway in South Boston last Thursday with robbery on his mind.
But then the teller asked him to take his hood down. And he did. And then he ran out, the FBI says.
Still, that's good enough for an attempted-robbery charge if found, so the FBI's Bank Robbery Task... Read more
Brad Kelly, meanwhile, noted a possible sign of spring: Whiskey Priest poking its head up above one of the snow piles along the South Boston waterfront.
And his wife declares he's not a bigot. Glad that's settled.
Emily Murphy shows us the notice she got from the producers of Black Mass, the Johnny Depp movie based on the Whitey book by two former Globe reporters, not the script being worked on by Affleck and Damon.... Read more
The Council performs background checks on groups wishing to march prior to their acceptance. We were unable to find any evidence of LGBT Veterans for Equality that would confirm them as a recognized Veterans Organization.
We appreciate the efforts the Mayorâ€™s office to try and mediate this issue. However it is our intention to keep this an Irish Celebration, dedicated... Read more
Peter Wilson at WBZ reports the Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Harvard won't let its students march in the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston because it doesn't want anybody thinking it condones "the homosexual lifestyle" it's apparently convinced parade organizers now countenance by letting a group that supports gay rights promote "diversity."
Started shortly after noon, in the area around the Summer Street bridge. Later expanded the search as far down the channel as Gillette.
UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: After an extensive search of the surface and under bridges, firefighters didn't find anything.