South Boston

By - 2/14/15 - 2:36 pm
BTD crew putting up a Do Not Enter sign in South Boston

Stephen M. watched a BTD crew installing a Do Not Enter sign on E. 4 Street in South Boston, which is one of the nominally two-way streets the city will turn into one-way streets at 10 tonight.

By - 2/14/15 - 8:19 am
West 5 Street in South Boston in the snow.

W. 5 Street, theoretically two-way. Photo by Steve.

At 10 p.m., the city will turn several streets in South Boston into one-way streets to make them easier for public-safety crews to get around the neighborhood, Mayor Walsh announced.

The "South Boston Emergency Transportation Reconfiguation" goes into effect at the same time as the latest citywide snow emergency - which bans parking on major thoroughfares.

"This reconfiguration will enhance the public safety response in South Boston," Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn said in a statement. "Minutes count for firefighters and alleviating congestion on the side streets allows for a better response to those who need our help."

By - 2/13/15 - 2:20 pm
Subaru crushed by falling ice in Fort Point, Boston

Patti McCarron photographed a Subaru with its hood destroyed by ice that plummeted onto it from a building on Melcher Street today.

By - 2/12/15 - 1:40 pm

Caught in Southie has the photographic proof.

A bald eagle has also been spotted at Jamaica Pond.

By - 2/11/15 - 6:36 am
Lobster traps

Heidi Schneider captured the scene on one South Boston street yesterday.

By - 2/10/15 - 10:23 am
Snow farm on the South Boston waterfront

Several days of running rented snow melters nearly nonstop at the city snow farm in the Marine Industrial Park have helped chop down the snow mountains to size, Conventures reports.

Across the harbor, roving UHub photographer Chris Dagdigian watched a couple of the beasts at work outside Terminal C (the white streaks are reflections of lights in the terminal, not incoming laser beams):

By - 2/10/15 - 9:16 am
Open Dunkin' Donuts at the World Trade Center

TrueNE_79 reports that the Dunkin' Donuts at the World Trade Center is open this morning, unlike all the other ones from South Station to across Fort Point Channel.

Snope reports Tags in Porter Square has plenty of salt - and parking spaces - but is running low on shovels.


By - 2/9/15 - 4:27 pm
Santa and elf in South Boston shoveling snow

Southie Spots reports Santa and one of his elves were walking around South Boston today helping people dig out their cars - no charge.

By - 2/6/15 - 11:31 pm

Paul Levy, the first director of the MWRA, writes it's pretty silly to let Boston dump snow into a snow farm right on the water but not let it just push the snow into the harbor - when it's going to melt into the water anyway.

Forcing the city to create snow mountains only means wasting time that could be better spent getting rid of snow from increasingly clogged streets, he says.

By - 2/6/15 - 8:05 pm
Too much snow

Southie Spots ran across this plea for mercy at E. 4 and Linden streets in South Boston.

By - 2/5/15 - 8:43 am
Shoveling snow into the street in South Boston

A concerned citizen was outraged to see a janitor at the Condon School in South Boston shoveling snow off the sidewalk and onto the street:

I understand the need for the safety of children but what about the rest of us? They have backhoes and trucks removing snow all night and our sidewalks are piled high and now our streets are full of snow that they are shoveling into the street. Unacceptable.

By - 2/4/15 - 8:00 am

Pregnant women don't have time for that passive-aggressive shit and just go straight for the kill. Somebody posted this note on W. 7 Street in South Boston yesterday, and it raises a couple of questions:

  • What did she do?
  • Is her spouse/SO out of town? Because the idea of a pregnant lady having to shovel in the snow just seems wrong, no?

Oh, and yeah, somebody else took a picture of the note and filed it as a citizen complaint:

By - 2/3/15 - 5:23 pm
Snow farm on the South Boston waterfront

The folks at Conventures have a bird's eye view of the city snow farm rapidly rising in the seaport area - the snow mounds are up to 20 feet high now.

By - 1/31/15 - 12:34 am

Speaking on the WGBH program Boston Public Radio Friday afternoon, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the city would not take property by eminent domain to facilitate a 2024 Olympics bid.

By - 1/30/15 - 12:22 pm
Penguin space saver in Fort Point Channel

Heather Parker says this space saver behind Midway Studios, off Channel Center Street in Fort Point, is in the running for one of the best of the year.

By - 1/28/15 - 11:46 pm
South Boston space saver: An ironing board

Eileen Murphy spotted this space saver on L Street in South Boston today.

By - 1/28/15 - 7:51 pm

Senator Eileen Donoghue .. claimed the high costs associated with..becoming a host city would be outweighed by the economic gains from increased tourism and business.

By - 1/27/15 - 9:19 am
SUV with rear opened in a blizzard

Ken Hudak reports this SUV was apparently left open like that all night - owner's fortunate, at least, that the winds were blowing the snow out as fast as they were blowing them in.

By - 1/25/15 - 2:46 pm

Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.

By - 1/24/15 - 12:11 pm
Snow cone in South Boston

A concerned citizen kvetches about a snow cone on E Street between W. 7 and Tudor streets in South Boston this morning:

Some idiot has already started with a space saver. Please remove.

The city reports the issue has been "resolved."

Meanwhile, the city responded to this complaint from Elm Street in Dorchester about somebody shoveling snow into the street by sending out an inspector, who wrote a ticket.