South Boston

By - 10/20/16 - 9:44 pm

WCVB reports the managers of an apartment building on A Street in Fort Point require tenants to have their dogs' DNA tested - so if maintenance workers find dog shit, they can test it and, if it matches a tenant's pet, they can be billed for the cleanup.

If only the building didn't have such a frickin' pretentious name: 315 on A. Because plain old 315 A St. just wasn't la-di-da enough.

By - 10/20/16 - 6:01 pm

The board was scheduled to annoint GE's plans for two buildings on Necco Street at its monthly meeting today, but put off the discussion and vote because of a clerical error involving the agenda for the meeting.

By - 10/20/16 - 4:57 pm

The BPDA today approved a mixed-use building where West Broadway becomes East Broadway that will require the demolition of a Dunkin' Donuts.

The proposal, which calls for ground-floor retail - but not a replacement Dunk's - 18 condo units and 23 parking spaces would also replace Perkins Supply at 482 West Broadway, in a roughly $8.4-million project.

By - 10/18/16 - 2:45 pm
Guy diving into Boston Harbor during king tide

As today's king tide reached its peak around 1:20 p.m., this guy kept diving into the harbor from the end of Long Wharf.

He dove off one of the giant bollard things. He took a running leap into the water. He dove backwards. Read more.

By - 10/18/16 - 9:59 am
Bus in a condo building in South Boston

Eileen Murphy happened upon this Southie storrowing on East 1 Street around 8 last night. No injuries, at least.

Jason Muth reports the driver may have been trying to get around a large truck on the other side of the street.

By - 10/11/16 - 9:03 am

WBZ reports that's one possibility for dealing with South Boston bus stops that are bursting at the seams - although state Rep. Nick Collins, who suggested the idea said the real answer is more bus service.

By - 10/10/16 - 1:37 pm
Orange people in Fort Point Channel

M couldn't help but notice the bright orange people hanging onto inner tubes bobbing in Fort Point Channel this morning. Begin Fort Point and all, it is, of course, art, specifically, SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers):

S.O.S. invokes the Fort Point Channel Basin as a metaphor for the seas across which people have always traveled in search of shelter, freedom, prosperity and safety; seas in which they have often lost their lives. The Swimmers symbolize the world’s refugees and migrants, and the long history of global migration on which our city and nation are largely built.

Artists Ann Hirsh & Jeremy Angier hope to provoke discussions about the changing identity of the Channel by asking: how are we, a city in the midst of an economic boom, responding to the current global refugee crisis?

By - 10/8/16 - 10:29 am

Shortly before midnight on the 300 block of East 8 Street, Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 10/7/16 - 5:38 pm

The T is reporting the dreaded severe delays on the Red Line inbound due to a train whose poor heart gave out at Andrew.

By - 10/7/16 - 9:04 am

Yo Sushi, a British sushi chain, is bringing its conveyor-belt sushi - in which plates of food glide around diners who pick what looks good - to 79 Seaport Blvd. Read more.

By - 10/6/16 - 10:39 am

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected requests from several restaurants in the North End, Chinatown and the South Boston waterfront to serve hard liquor, saying there's no public need in an area already full of places to get a drink. Read more.

By - 10/2/16 - 11:03 am

Sure, Matthew Sisk wasn't looking too good after using DCR resources for a private party for Republicans, but the Herald reports what got his superiors to show him the door was the way he used the sirens and lights in his state car to blast through traffic on Congress Street.

By - 10/1/16 - 10:42 am

The Herald quotes City Councilor Michael Flaherty (at large) as saying officials are looking at fulfilling our sacred promise to General Electric for a helipad by building one that floats on the water. But not just some "rinky-dink" crappy little floating thing - something grand and majestic that would be the envy of all of New England, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Hartford.

By - 9/30/16 - 2:05 pm

WBZ reports OSHA has cited Stavis Seafood on Channel Street for 20 safety violations - and proposed a $174,000 fine - for the March ammonia leak that killed Brian Caron.

By - 9/28/16 - 10:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a packie license to a proposed neighborhood grocery on the first floor of the Vertex building on Northern Avenue. Read more.

By - 9/23/16 - 9:42 pm

Around 9:10 p.m. on McDonough Way.

By - 9/15/16 - 8:23 pm

A federal judge today tossed out the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council's latest legal effort to get the city to leave it alone and do whatever it wants with the St. Patrick's Day parade. But US District Court Judge Richard Stearns left the door open to a lawsuit over next year's parade. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 5:37 pm

US District Court Judge Richard Stearns today added Massport to the federal government's suit against the MWRA and Eversource over an electric cable to Deer Island from South Boston that the feds say will interfere with dredging aimed at letting the Conley Terminal accept larger ships. Read more.

By - 9/10/16 - 10:51 pm

A man was stabbed on B Street near West 5 St. around 10: 30 p.m. John Duffill reports he was found a couple blocks away on Dalessio Court.. The homicide unit was called in because of the the seriousness of his injuries.

By - 9/10/16 - 10:34 am

Transit Police report arresting a guy they say reacted to a woman videoing him being a jerk on a Red Line train by threatening her and then knocking her phone out of her hands. Read more.