Ryan O. came out of his home this morning to find his car like this, on East Broadway:
The joys of trying to get to work while living in Southie!
He updates that the story had a happy ending: His neighbors knew whose cars those were and their phone numbers and just kept calling them until one finally answered and came out to move...Read more
The Boston Licensing Board agreed with eatery manager Angus Mui to delay any action on his request for later hours until after he can meet with neighbors to explain why a 1:30 a.m. closing time is no longer enough.
Mui told the board the community really needs later-night Chinese food and cited hungry third-shifters at the nearby Gillette plant and the postal annex, and even...Read more
Anthony Flint ponders the names of things as neighborhoods go upscale, such as the new Ink Block luxo-complex in the South End named for the Boston Herald plant it replaces and a South Boston bistro called Local 149:
The number refers to the street address, but itâ€™s clearly also a play on the dominant union presence in this part of town. The Ironworkers Local...Read more
The South Boston Chinese Restaurant, 429 W. Broadway, is scheduled to appear before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request permission to extend its current 1:30 a.m. closing time to 4 a.m.
South Boston has not always taken kindly to the idea of late night food.
The board's hearings began at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall....Read more
Take, for example, Bowen Street in South Boston, where a concerned citizen complained about the state of the sidewalk at 1:21 p.m. At 2:28 p.m., a DPW supervisor marked the complaint "closed" (and attached photographic proof) because "rash and furniture removed from sidewalk and put back in driveway till trash day." It's unclear whether the DPW moved the stuff or the tenant.
Around 4 p.m., police found a man shot at 40 W. 7 St. Not long after, a man was arrested for a separate incident half a block away at W. 7 and C streets in which he allegedly pointed a shotgun at some people.Read more
For the second time in a week, Transit Police report stopping John Bubier at Andrew station for trying to ride the Red Line for free - and then placing him in custody because he has an outstanding warrant, this time for assault and battery, out of Boston Municipal Court.
Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series,...Read more
Suldog forwards this Thursday-evening photo by Joe Burke, explains:
Last night, at the M Street Softball League playoffs in Southie, a praying mantis was on the field. Showing that we fast-pitch softball guys have some heart, our league commissioner, Mark Senna (pictured here with the mantis), went down on the field and coaxed him onto the official scorebook so he wouldn't be inadvertently hurt by...Read more
Mario Batali will pay $410,000 for the liquor license of the closed Castlebar on Washington Street so he can serve libations to patrons of his planned wood-fired pizza place on the South Boston waterfront
Batali's attorney, Joseph Hanley, told the Boston Licensing Board that Batali will spend $2.5 million in total to outfit his planned Babbo on Fan Pier.
As required, Hanley answered the question...Read more