South Boston

By - 9/22/17 - 12:41 pm

Thomas Nee, 46, yesterday pleaded guilty to robbing five Boston banks - three of which he fled from with $380 or less, the US Attorney's office reports.

Nee faces sentencing on Jan. 9 for the heists earlier this year, during which he'd give a teller a demand note. Read more.

By - 9/22/17 - 9:26 am

The family of Kyzr Willis, who drowned while at a city-run summer program at Carson Beach last year, is suing Mayor Walsh, the city and individual workers at the program. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 8:14 pm

The Keebler Elf General will be at the Moakley Courthouse tomorrow and so will protesters. The ACLU is organizing an Unwelcoming Party for Jeff Sessions, 2-4 p.m. on the sidewalk outside the courthouse.

By - 9/14/17 - 4:38 pm
Man on crane

Man on crane. Photo by Nate Morrow.

Updated, 5:15 p.m.

Around 4:30 p.m. a shirtless man went into the construction site at 6 West Broadway, near the T stop, and climbed to the top of a 15-story crane, where he spent about 40 minutes clambering around the cables at the very top before starting to head down. Read more.

By - 9/13/17 - 10:50 am

The Wine Gallery chain is planning a new outlet in a new Seaport Boulevard building that its attorney says would be the first store to offer everything from beer to hard liquor in the South Boston Waterfront area. Read more.

By - 9/13/17 - 10:32 am

The Playwright Bar, 658 E. Broadway in South Boston, is changing its name to the Punk & Poet. Read more.

By - 9/10/17 - 1:38 pm

A developer is telling the BPDA it wants to tear down the buildings that now house, among other things, Nick's Pizza and the Family Dollar on West Broadway and replace them with a single building with 44 residential units, first-floor retail space and a parking garage. Read more.

By - 9/7/17 - 4:32 pm

The Globe interviews a Revere man who has what is now a 500-lb. pumpkin that he plans to hollow out and use to paddle across Boston Harbor, from Jeffries Point in East Boston to the Fish Pier in South Boston.

By - 9/7/17 - 11:51 am

Skanska said today that PTC is leasing 250,000 square feet of space in its new 17-story office tower at 121 Seaport Blvd. and will move its corporate headquarters there from Needham. Read more.

By - 9/5/17 - 9:11 am
Mike and Beast

TrueNE_79 reports that Curtis, a homeless man well known on either side of Fort Point Channel, has his Beast back. Beast had gone missing late last month, but:

Was found down in Seaport, leash wrapped around a tree...poor boy. Everyone's fine though.

By - 9/4/17 - 5:29 pm
South Boston chicken

A concerned citizen squawked to the city today about this chicken running loose in front of the post office on East 3 St. We will all poulet for you, little buddy.

By - 9/4/17 - 12:28 pm

The Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday hears from Better Bagels, seeking a license to bring "New York style" bagels to 83 Seaport Blvd., across from District Hall.

The board's hearings start at 10 a.m. in Rm. 809 in City Hall.

By - 8/31/17 - 6:44 pm

The phone number on the original flyer was incorrect. The correct number is 617-858-5963 Also, this Twitter post says BTD building, but it's referring to the Ted Williams Tunnel vent building. Beast was seen there yesterday morning. Please share.
https://twitter.com/TrueNE_79/status/903249309222785024

By - 8/29/17 - 10:29 pm
Cullers

A man arrested for aiming a camera up a woman's skirt at Porter on the Red Line last fall was arrested Sunday afternoon for aiming a camera up a woman's skirt at Broadway station, Transit Police report.

According to police: Read more.

By - 8/28/17 - 2:26 pm
Firefighters work on burning trash truck

Boston firefighters use saw to cut open truck. Photo by BFD.

A trash truck burst into flames in the Ted Williams Tunnel around 12:50 p.m., shutting the tunnel and sending a plume of black smoke high into the air by way of the tunnel exhaust-vent building across from the South Boston convention center. Read more.

By - 8/26/17 - 2:57 pm

The Globe reports Millennium Partners is beginning to talk up a $100-million proposal for a tramway from South Station to the Seaport.

By - 8/25/17 - 1:13 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday found Croke Park did nothing wrong in the way it handled an incident early on July 5 in which several women were coated with pepper spray. Read more.

By - 8/22/17 - 11:23 am

UPDATE: Bar found not at fault.

There are two things everybody involved can agree on: Around 1:30 a.m. on July 5, the small entryway at Croke Park, 268 West Broadway, was filled with both pepper spray and a group of angry women. Read more.

By - 8/20/17 - 12:58 am

Around 12:45 a.m. on 7 Carmody Ct., off Mercer Street. Nobody hit.

By - 8/16/17 - 11:04 pm
Jane Richard at groundbreaking for Martin's Park

Adam Castiglioni watched as Jane Richard of Dorchester spoke at the groundbreaking for the park to be named for her brother, Martin, who died in the Marathon bombings.

WBZ has more on her comments and the park.