South Boston

By - 2/22/17 - 10:17 pm
Hawk on the ground at Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston

Remember when hawks were a rare things in the city? A roving UHub photographer spotted this seemingly put out Cooper's hawk on the O'Callaghan Way side of the Mary Ellen McCormack project in South Boston today.

By - 2/17/17 - 10:56 am
Where the space saver complaints come from: South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown

Hot spots for space-saver complaints, 2/14-2/16. Source. See it larger.

From Tuesday through Thursday of this week, Boston's 311 system received 753 complaints about space savers, including this one from Russell Street in Charlestown:

PWD had taken the space savers away earlier however people have put out new ones

The city responded: Read more.

By - 2/15/17 - 4:49 pm
Boston public-works pickup truck full of space savers

Whilst Ubering about town, roving UHub photographer Frank K. spotted this Public Works pickup full from a de-space-savering run through South Boston today.

The city also replied to this complaint about a space-saver-laden Princeton Street in East Boston with a cheery:

Space savers on Princeton St were reported to Public Works and they were out collecting this morning. Thank you.

By - 2/15/17 - 4:10 pm

The Globe reports that Bill Linehan won't seek a seventh term as city councilor in District 2, which covers South Boston, the South End, Chinatown and Downtown.

Frank Ulip, who lives downtown and Peter Lin-Marcus, who lives in Chinatown, have both signaled their interest in running for the seat this fall by forming political committees. However, Linehan's announcement could also lead to a flood of candidates from South Boston.

By - 2/14/17 - 1:09 pm

The Globe reports GE has told the city and state, nope, never mind.

Odds that the city and state will now stop looking for a place to put a heliport?

By - 2/14/17 - 12:14 am
South Boston note threatening to slash person's tires

A newcomer to Boston, unfamiliar with our quaint ways, found this note on her car after parking in a space designated for visitors in South Boston on Monday.

In East Boston, though, they dispense with the pleasantries and just slash the tires right away.

By - 2/13/17 - 8:30 pm

Catxecutive Order asks:

Good place to buy hearty houseplants near Dot/Southie/Quincy? looking for a Valentine plant that won't die.

By - 2/13/17 - 1:47 pm
Unshoveled driveway on East 6 Street in South Boston

A vexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a driveway and sidewalk on East 6 Street:

Please clean your condo it's bad enough all your cars are registered in New Hampshire so respect my town.

By - 2/11/17 - 4:50 pm
Wanted for South Boston attack

Boston Police have released a photo of the guy they say punched a man to the floor at the Boston Beer Garden on East Broadway in December. Read more.

By - 2/10/17 - 1:32 pm
Frank Ulip

A downtown resident has registered a formal campaign organization with state elections officials.

Frank Ulip says he will run for the District 2 seat now held by Bill Linehan of South Boston. Linehan has yet to say if he'll be running for re-election this fall. The city does not release formal petitions for collecting signatures until May. Read more.

By - 2/7/17 - 4:00 pm

Around 3:50 p.m. on Pulaski Avenue between Athens and West 3 streets. One person in custody.

By - 2/4/17 - 12:04 am

Around 11:50 p.m. on Friday at Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue. One car was hit twice, police found three shell casings in the intersection. No people hit.

By - 2/3/17 - 4:29 pm
Janet Bourke

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester woman on charges she threw hot coffee in a T worker's face around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.

Police say Janet Bourke, 61, of Dorchester, was trying to get into Broadway on the Red Line without paying when the worker spotted her and tried to stop her.

By - 2/3/17 - 12:33 pm
Unhappy teachers at Excel High School

Unhappy Excel teachers with pink slips. Photo by Rajeeve Martyn.

The Herald reports 90% of the teachers at Excel High School and and Brighton High School will be let go as of March 1 - although they will be allowed to re-apply for their jobs - as BPS tries to right the schools, which have struggled with test scores.

By - 2/3/17 - 10:09 am
No park in South Boston Waterfront area

The Globe reports the new owners of the massive Seaport Square land have Xed out longstanding plans for a park in the middle of the property and will instead give the BPDA plans for a walkway from Summer Street to the water that will be "narrower but longer, and friendlier to foot traffic."

From the current plans on file with the BPDA: Read more.

By - 2/1/17 - 12:52 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports that both Legal Sea Foods and Live Nation, which operates the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, are loudly protesting a cit/state proposal to stick the GE Memorial Heliport on a pier behind the pavilion. They cite noise, which they say would be so severe it would likely drive the pavilion out of business.

By - 1/31/17 - 10:20 pm
105 West 1 Street

Architect's rendering.

Developers yesterday filed formal plans with the BPDA for a 266,000-square-foot research and development building between West 1 and West 2 streets, behind Artists for Humanity.

In their filing with the BPDA, CV Properties, LLC of D Street promise a public walkway from West 1 to West 2: Read more.

By - 1/31/17 - 2:12 pm

A man punched in the head by a guy holding a salt shaker at the Boston Beer Garden in December remains in the hospital with head trauma - and finding his attacker is now District C-6 detectives' top priority, a C-6 detective said today. Read more.

By - 1/30/17 - 12:16 am
Inside an old Boston Edison power station in South Boston

David Parsons went on a BPDA tour of the old Boston Edison power plant at L and Summer streets on Saturday, part of the agency's attempt to figure out what to do with the massive property. Read more.

By - 1/29/17 - 11:38 am
Fornicating raccoons

It's not quite dogs and cats laying together, but a disgruntled South Boston citizen has had quite enough of fornicating raccoons on East 7 Street:

Raccoons mating. Need to be removed! Saw them last night on my deck and this morning they are abusing my neighbors pool.

H/t roving UHub 311 reader onelith.