South Boston

By - 3/4/14 - 11:45 am

Well, that went well:

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 Mayor’s office to try and mediate this issue. However it is our intention to keep this an Irish Celebration, dedicated

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By - 3/3/14 - 10:30 am

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."

The school pulled out of a... Read more

By - 3/2/14 - 1:02 pm

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.

By - 3/2/14 - 10:00 am

Yesterday morning, I drove down to the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on Congress Street (I was on a panel discussion).

When I came out, there was some minor thing going on in which a guest checking out felt compelled to have police summoned. A state trooper arrived, rather than a Boston Police officer, since, of course, the hotel sits on Massport land and God... Read more

By - 3/1/14 - 2:26 pm

The doors at 16 Fid Kennedy Ave. in the Marine Industrial Park.

By - 3/1/14 - 7:30 am

The Globe reports on a deal brokered by Mayor Walsh that will let MassEquality march - as long as they don't wear shirts or carry signs that have the word "gay" on them. No word if they'll be allowed to carry rainbow flags as long as all the stripes but the green one are taped over.

UPDATE: MassEquality says thanks, but no thanks:... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 7:38 am

For some reason, the Globe suddenly cares what blowhard C.J. Doyle thinks about the St. Patrick's Day parade and Marty Walsh's decision to continue the city's mayoral boycott until it allows gay veterans to march. And what he has to say is:

Saint Patrick was a Catholic archbishop and is a Catholic saint. How do you honor a Catholic saint by providing a

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By - 2/25/14 - 11:25 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a 90-year-old man injured in a Saturday fire on E Street died today at Mass. General.

The second victim of the fire, an elderly woman, remains in serious condition at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the department says, adding investigators determined the fire on the second floor of the triple decker was caused by a short circuit.

This is... Read more

By - 2/22/14 - 10:12 pm
Fire on E Street in South Boston

UPDATE: One of the two victims died.

A fire reported shortly after 9 p.m. at 265 E. St., sent two residents to the hospital in bad shape.

Arson investigators and police detectives are currently on scene. The homicide unit was summoned as well, due to the severity of one of the victim's injuries.

One firefighter suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

The Boston Fire Department... Read more

By - 2/22/14 - 4:45 pm
Long line at Sullivan's at Castle Island

What seemed like most of South Boston showed up at Castle Island today for the first day of Sullivan's in 2014.

We arrived at the end of the line at Sullivan's around 2:15 p.m. We got to place our orders at 2:55 p.m.

Although the air temperature was 52, the wind chill was way, way lower, thanks to an unceasing and heavy wind that... Read more

By - 2/21/14 - 10:05 am

City Year volunteer Hannah Smith reports on the after-school matches she helps run at the Condon School in South Boston:

All the tables have been moved aside to create an open space, and line up along opposite walls. Students stare intently, leaning forward with one foot out in front like runners at the starting line. Strewn on the floor between them are hundreds of

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By - 2/20/14 - 5:50 pm
Two Silver Line buses, one dead

Although that would be something to see. Ben Rey captured the scene at World Trade Center around 5:10 p.m., when an inbound bus kicked the bucket and another inbound bus was forced to squeeze around it to keep the Silver Line from becoming a Red Line on rubber.

By - 2/20/14 - 10:35 am
South Boston banks being held up by men with stubble

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports two South Boston banks were robbed over the past month by a 6' white guy with "dark stubble" on his face.

On Jan. 23, Stubble Man hit the Mt. Washington Bank branch in Andrew Square.

On Tuesday, the Eastern Bank branch on West Broadway was robbed by a stubbly individual.... Read more

By - 2/20/14 - 10:04 am

The Castle Island food stand throws caution to the winds:

Let's tempt fate and tell mother nature we've had enough of this winter! Opening EARLY-this SATURDAY, Feb. 22. Getting the grills ready now...

By - 2/18/14 - 3:06 pm

Capt. John Greland at C-6 in South Boston tweets somebody got angry enough about finding somebody in "his" space on E. 6 Street near P Street yesterday that he vandalized the car.

Only he didn't stop there. To make sure the car owner realized why the entire driver's side of the car was now dented and scratched, he left a note on the windshield... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 9:45 am

The Eastern Bank branch, 470 W. Broadway in South Boston, was held up around 9:30 a.m. by a white male in his late 30s, 6' with a stubbly face and wearing a navy-blue hoodie. He showed a note, ran out with cash.

By - 2/17/14 - 7:59 pm
Propane tank

A concerned citizen complains about this propane space saver on E. 4 Street:

New definition of "don't mess with my space". Rather dangerous!

By - 2/14/14 - 8:10 am

In response to a complaint about an SUV with New Hampshire plates that is basically perma-parked on W. 7 Street, the Boston Transportation Department reports:

This vehicle has been ticketed 15 times in the past 3 1/2 months. Will continue to ticket as it is observed.