South Boston

By - 4/2/15 - 5:06 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted Michael Doherty, 41, of South Boston on assault-and-battery and civil-rights charges for an incident in January in which he allegedly used a racial epithet while attacking an Uber driver he claimed had brought him to the wrong address.

Police Commissioner William Evans said he has suspended Doherty without pay:

By - 4/1/15 - 11:27 pm
Moonrise over Admiral Farragut in South Boston

Eileen Murphy watched the moon rise over the Farragut statue in South Boston.

By - 4/1/15 - 8:22 am
Canal-like street in Boston as snow melts

Zinnia shows us some streets are looking like canals with all the melting snow, such as Bolton Street in South Boston.

By - 4/1/15 - 7:22 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a developer wants to turn five acres of industrial land at Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue into a mixed-use development with 700 housing units in eight buildings, one 17 stories tall.

By - 3/31/15 - 11:22 am

The mayor's office announced today that two-way streets turned into one-way streets to account for all that snow will stay that way until at least June 1 - and could become permanently changed that way.

The emergency road reconfiguration had been scheduled to end tomorrow.

Over the next two months, the City will host two community meetings, one at the Condon Elementary School, and one at the Tynan Elementary School to determine if making the reconfiguration permanent is the appropriate decision for the neighborhood. The details of the meetings will be announced in the coming days.

By - 3/26/15 - 11:17 am
Old cannon ball

State Police report that, after consultation with the Navy, their bomb squad blew it up, shortly before noon.

The thing could date back to the Civil War, but State Police say they didn't want to take any chances:

Some cannonballs are filled with powder. If so, still could be an explosive capability.

Bomb-squad members buried the cannonball under a sand berm before detonating it (Photo by State Police):

By - 3/22/15 - 11:29 am
The State Street building on A Street in Fort Point

Zinnia really likes the new State Street building in Channel Center in Fort Point.

By - 3/21/15 - 1:36 pm

Paul Nutting took in the Save the Harbor Cupid Splash in South Boston today.

By - 3/20/15 - 5:19 pm

Allied War Veterans Council Commander Brian Mahoney writes this week that some hapless volunteer mistakenly approved Boston Pride's application to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, that he and other parade officials didn't know the group was gay until two days before the parade and decided to let them march anyway.

By - 3/19/15 - 4:57 pm

Getting around the Seaport District by car can be a royal pain, especially during the evening commute. According to the Boston Herald, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) thinks it has the solution. It wants to get into the shuttle bus business.

By - 3/18/15 - 4:11 pm
Replica 1978 BPD cruiser in South Boston

Eileen Murphy today is taking in the shooting of a scene for an ABC pilot about women cops in Boston in 1978.

By - 3/17/15 - 8:04 pm
Boylston Street in the Fenway shut down

High winds are wreaking havoc across the area. Joseph Couture looked out his window to see Boylston Street shut between Jersey and Kilmarnock streets in the Fenway around 7:40 p.m. - as firefighters went to the top of one of the street's construction sites to secure loose items the wind was threatening to send flying.

Fire commanders gave the OK shortly after 8 to re-open the street.

By - 3/17/15 - 3:14 pm

A Braintree man admitted today he walked across the tracks from one platform to the other at Andrew Square station on Sunday - narrowly avoiding getting flattened by a train entering the station at the same time.

In exchange, a South Boston Municipal Court judge continued Patrik Finnerty's trespassing case for three months, during which he has to perform 25 hours of community service and stay out of South Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 3/17/15 - 9:11 am

The Boston Business Journal reports Massport will use some land it bought from the MBTA between E. 1 Street and the Reserved Channel for a "freight corridor" that should take trucks off E. 1 and to build a 4.5-acre park.

By - 3/16/15 - 11:33 pm
Broad Squad notice hanging in South Boston

Steve Schult noticed this notice on K Street tonight about a pilot ABC plans to film in South Boston about Boston's first crop of women cops in the 1970s. Deadline Hollywood describes the premise:

By - 3/16/15 - 1:51 pm
Guy walking across tracks at Andrew station in South Boston

Surveillance photos via TPD.

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m., Tuesday: Finnerty found, shows up in court, has case continued without a finding pending three-month period.

UPDATE: Warrant issued for his arrest after he failed to show up at his arraignment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 3/15/15 - 6:58 pm
St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston

Arturo Gossage was among the thousands who lined Broadway today for the annual, if winter-shortened, St. Patrick's Day parade. At least today's (record breaking?) snow held off until after the parade had ended.

Among the photos he took: This unusual car:

By - 3/15/15 - 6:34 pm

Transit Police report somebody who didn't belong in the Cabot train yard off Dorchester Avenue was hit and killed by a train about 5:45 p.m.

Police say the man was about 25. Foul play is not suspected.

By - 3/13/15 - 11:27 am

The LGBT group announced today:

Boston Pride, which will commemorate its 45th anniversary as an organization celebrating the LGBT community in June, has been accepted by the South Boston Allied War Veteran’s Council to march in the 114th annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The council had previously given the OK for a contingent from OUTVets after years of fighting to keep LGBT groups out.