South Boston

By - 11/21/14 - 11:35 am

Police continue to investigate the death of a 67-year-old woman outside 495 Summer St. Wednesday afternoon.

The woman, not identified by police, died at Tufts Medical Center not long after being transported there. Police say the driver remained at the scene and that no charges have been filed.... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 11:04 am

A federal jury yesterday convicted John Perry, 62, of Woburn and Joseph "Jo Jo" Burhoe, 46, of Braintree, on a variety of racketeering charges related to the use of extortion and actual and threatened physical violence to get jobs for family members and friends out of local companies and to maintain control of their now defunct Local 82, the US Attorney's office reports.

However,... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 7:43 am

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that sometime Tuesday, a thief made off with a bridesmaid's dress in a UPS box on Telegraph Street near Gates and with women's clothing in a Postal Service box on Gates Street near Telegraph.

By - 11/19/14 - 4:53 pm

Eric Wilbur reports that 100 of our Most Important People held soirees at the MIT Media Lab and the Gardner yesterday to convince the US Olympic Committee that Boston's the best place to hold the 2024 Olympics.

What? You didn't know? No, of course not, you don't think they'd want you to know, do you? He reminds us about the promises of public meetings... Read more

By - 11/18/14 - 7:15 am

The Globe reports the owners of the Revolution are talking to the city about possibly buying land along Frontage Road for a stadium that would get their team out of Foxboro and closer to where potential fans live. The city now uses the land for storing DPW trucks, salt and towed cars.... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 5:46 pm
Silver Line crowding

Packing them in at a Silver Line stop. Photo by Martin Zero.

Problems on the Red and Green lines mean crankytime for evening T commuters. Christie F. gives us a taste:

35 minutes ago my train pulled out of Lechmere. We still haven't reached Haymarket.

Southbound Red Line service has yet to reach standstill proportions, but that's of little solace to people jammed onto platforms who can't even sardine themselves into trains.... Read more

By - 11/17/14 - 2:10 pm

UPDATE: Around 5:15 p.m., somebody called in a bomb threat the the CVS at 942 Hyde Park Ave. in Hyde Park - which was the ninth or tenth drug-store bomb threat of the day. About ten minutes later, a bomb threat was phoned into the CVS on Market Street in Brighton.

Somebody is keeping BPD busy this afternoon by calling in bomb threats to drug... Read more

By - 11/15/14 - 10:38 pm

The Globe's architecture critic damns the area as less than the sum of its parts:

To be fair, not many new developments look good until the cranes go home. But after you’ve made all the allowances you can, you’re still stuck with the fact that the Innovation District is a serious failure of urban design.

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By - 11/15/14 - 12:18 pm
Mayor Walsh in a backhoe in South Boston

When you're mayor, you get to play with the best toys. Photo by the mayor's office.

Work officially began yesterday on the $600-million One Seaport Square project off Northern Avenue in South Boston, which will feature more than 800 residential units in two 22-story buildings, a luxury movie theater, a luxury bowling alley and a luxury health club, as well as space for additional luxury shops and restaurants.

Mayor Walsh and city and state officials joined representatives of Berkshire Group,... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 5:01 pm
150 West Broadway proposal in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

The BRA yesterday approved a plan to replace an auto-repair shop and car lot at 150 W. Broadway, at B, with a new building with 24 condos, 3 of them considered "affordable."

The $8-million proposal by developers Stephen Pitrowski and Joe Hassell also includes 33 underground parking spaces and space for four small shops.

Most of the units will have two bedrooms; two will have... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 4:48 pm

The Boston Globe reports on the new Seaport Square development that's now approved to move forward. The project will include 832 apartments (from from 365-square-foot studios to 1,335-square-foot three bedrooms), 30 new shops & restaurants, 775 parking spaces, a 17,000 square foot park and a bowling ally.

96 units will be designated as affordable housing, but whether or not those residents can... Read more

By - 11/13/14 - 12:20 pm

The newly convened commission charged with figuring out a way the city can permanently honor former Mayor Ray Flynn recently held its first meeting. According to a press release from City Council President Bill Linehan:

The Commissioners all came with ideas for how to best commemorate the legacy of Mayor Flynn. The brainstorming session produced such ideas as renaming the Massachusetts Convention Center, which connects

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By - 11/12/14 - 3:08 pm
Coast Guard cutter in the fog off Castle Island

Eileen Murphy watched a Coast Guard cutter just off Castle Island this morning.

By - 11/12/14 - 11:22 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that five seafood companies are on the hook to Boston for several years' worth of back taxes on their operations at the Massport-owned Fish Pier.

The five companies have not paid any taxes to Boston - save for one company's single payment - since 1998. The city did nothing to try to collect back taxes until 2004, when the... Read more

By - 11/11/14 - 8:44 am
Welcome to Fort Point sign

Paul Villanova notes the angst on the Fort Point welcome sign, which famously greets you as you leave Fort Point.

By - 11/10/14 - 3:17 pm

Martin Jiminez of South Boston pleaded guilty today to bludgeoning Melissa Hardy to death in June, 2013, and was sentenced to life in prison, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Because he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, Jiminez will be eligible for parole in 15 years.

According to prosecutors, Hardy had broken up with Jiminez, who had beaten her, the month before, but... Read more

By - 11/10/14 - 10:19 am

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports what the owner of a car parked in the rear of the high school found this morning:

Vandalized windows, smashed large boulder found on sunroof.

By - 11/10/14 - 8:15 am

A concerned citizen complains about a thoughtless dog owner in the park at W. 3 and B streets in South Boston:

Woman in park with dog off leash. This is a No Dog park. A neighbor went out to tell her and she was yelling at him and being very rude. Please have park patrolled and ticket people like her- tons of babies play

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By - 11/8/14 - 11:42 am

Two complaints this fine fall morning from citizens trying to catch some winks early on a Saturday morning. First, on Alger Street, a resident complains about guys slicing up train tracks. Train tracks? Train tracks.

7:30 on Saturday morning and there is a private crew on Alger street in South Boston . With no permits . Using saws to cut up railroad tracks. No

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By - 11/6/14 - 11:29 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today tossed a lawsuit by Skyhook Wireless of South Boston against Google, saying the company failed to prove Google maliciously tried to keep its location services off Android phones in 2009 and 2010.

If anything, the court ruled, the fault was entirely Skyhook's, for failing to ensure its software would work properly with the application programming interfaces Google wrote for... Read more

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