South Boston

By - 12/9/13 - 12:38 pm

Firefighters and arson investigators are at 354 West Broadway in South Boston, where somebody apparently tried to use gasoline to set the rear of the building on fire shortly after noon.... Read more

By - 12/5/13 - 9:47 am
Boston cop with South Boston still

Eighty years ago today, the failed experiment of Prohibition ended, ending scenes like this one - a Boston police officer with a raided still in South Boston.

Throughout Prohibition, news photographer Leslie Jones chronicled the ultimately futile efforts of lawmen to stem the tide of illegal booze. The BPL has a collection of his photos, including this one of federal agents dismantling... Read more

By - 12/3/13 - 4:51 pm

As an industrial and warehouse district, the areas along Fort Point Channel and the harbor have had more than their share of fires over the decades. The Boston Public Library has posted a number of South Boston fire photos by Leslie Jones, including this four-alarm blaze at the National Wool warehouse on Congress Street in 1913 (above) and a six-alarm fire in 1915:

By - 12/3/13 - 6:02 am
Summer Street fire. <a href="http://twitpic.com/dnf9de">Photo by BFD</a>.

Updated, 10 a.m.
A fire reported at 4:29 a.m. at 327-333 Summer St. went to 8 alarms. Firefighters found heavy fire on several floors of the five-story brick building; they were ordered to evacuate around 5:05 a.m., the Boston Fire Department reports.

The five-story former warehouse, the upper floors of which were being converted from artists' studios into office space, brought firefighters... Read more

By - 12/1/13 - 11:38 pm

Stevil spent some time at Castle Island on Saturday afternoon.

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

By - 11/26/13 - 12:35 pm
Southie parking space

File this under "Only in Southie."

Technically, a concerned citizen was complaining about this, but hey, give the person credit for just parking a car on that "yard" instead of applying to the zoning board for a six-unit condo building on the space, amirite?

By - 11/21/13 - 9:37 am

Gabriel Sanchez is scheduled for arraignment in South Boston District Court today for his alleged role in the murder of a man at the entrance to Bell's Market on Dorchester Street on Sunday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Sanchez is the brother of Elias Sanchez, who was arraigned Monday for the murder of Edwin Santos, 29. His nephew, Elias Sanchez's son... Read more

By - 11/20/13 - 1:56 pm

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports that on Monday, somebody broke into 795 E. 3 St., opened a full half-gallon of rum, drank almost all of it, couldn't handle it, vomited in the toilet, then fled.

Victim believes he knows who did it.

... Read more
By - 11/20/13 - 1:51 pm

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports police have applied for a warrant for a juvenile for a stabbing and beating Friday night on Gates Street.

By - 11/18/13 - 6:15 pm

Even as a South Boston father and son were being arraigned on murder charges, police continued to hunt for a third man they say also took part in the killing of Edwin Santos outside a Dorchester Street market yesterday.

At the arraignments today of Elias and Angel Sanchez, both of South Boston, Suffolk County prosecutors said the three men started stabbing Edwin Santos around... Read more

By - 11/17/13 - 6:04 pm

UPDATE: The more seriously injured man, Edwin Santos, died; two now face murder charges.

A man was taken away in critical condition following a beating and stabbing around 5 p.m. at Bell's Market, 246 Dorchester St.

Boston EMS Incidents reports that about an hour later, another man was stabbed around the corner from the market on E. 9 St.

On Friday night,... Read more

By - 11/15/13 - 9:58 pm

Gates Street scene. Photo by Brian Fluharty.

Police are looking for several white teens for an attack around 9 p.m. outside 10 Gates St. that sent one victim to the hospital with stab wounds to the back. A second victim was punched.

The attackers, some of whom may have been on bicycles, fled onto Dorchester Street.... Read more

By - 11/15/13 - 12:26 pm

Authorities today announced the indictment of Edwin Alemany for the murder of South Boston resident Amy Lord and attacks on three other women - two within 24 hours of Lord's death.

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said at a noon press conference that evidence shows that early on July 23, Alemany attacked a 22-year-old woman walking along Old Colony Avenue in South Boston, dragged... Read more

By - 11/15/13 - 11:58 am

The Globe reports Michael Norton is only using "Sobo Bistro" as a placeholder until he comes up with a better name for the Italian restaurant he wants to open at L and Broadway.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday took no action on his request for a beer and wine license. Norton said Tuesday that, if need be, he would open the restaurant, inside... Read more

By - 11/13/13 - 12:05 pm

Sure, we all snorted when the Times said we're all calling South Boston SoBo these days, but next spring, the neighborhood could get an Italian restaurant called the Sobo Bistro. And on East Broadway, no less.

Michael Norton has already gotten zoning-board permission to convert an old electrician's shop at E. Broadway and L Street into a restaurant. On Thursday, the Boston Licensing Board... Read more

By - 11/12/13 - 6:24 pm
Sunset over the Financial District

Ali Zelisko watched the sunset tonight.

More photos in the comments.

By - 11/4/13 - 4:13 pm
Steve Horgan

Boston Police released this photo of Officer Steve Horgan midway through his charity trim today at World Shaving Headquarters in South Boston.

By - 11/1/13 - 1:05 pm

District 2 (South Boston, South End, downtown, Chinatown), incumbent City Councilor Bill Linehan is shocked almost beyond belief about a mailing from opponent Suzanne Lee, which includes a snippet from a column in which the Globe's Yvonne Abraham called him a dinosaur.

In a statement reminiscent of the time mayoral candidate Ray Flynn accused an opponent of calling him "a lizard," Linehan demands... Read more

By - 10/30/13 - 12:05 pm

The mayor and officials from the Fallon Co. put their ceremonial shovels in the ground today to launch 22 Liberty, a 14-story luxury condo building on the waterfront that features a stepped design so that residents can get views of both the harbor and downtown.

Fallon says some of the units will feature three or more bedrooms, unusual in a city where developers seemed to... Read more

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