South Boston

By - 5/27/16 - 10:13 pm
Man on a wire in Moakley Park

Nick Cosky took photos of a guy who'd strung up a wire in Moakley Park to do various feats of acrobatic derring-do today.

By - 5/27/16 - 8:17 am
South Boston asphalt

The Pave the Earth movement wins a victory in South Boston (pre-painting photo).

City officials have had the asphalt islands recently installed at Emerson and East 3 Streets painted to look like cobblestones.

Officials had to step in this week to try to calm a burgeoning text war being fought over the city's 311 system over the new raised islands that has pitted people who don't understand the preference for asphalt over trees and bushes and people who love how asphalt acts as a dog and addict repellent. Read more.

By - 5/27/16 - 7:36 am

WBUR reports on the new obelisk near District Hall, which honors American service people who have died since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

By - 5/26/16 - 2:38 pm

Boston City Archaeologist Joe Bagley is posting photos of the 19th-century stuff he and other folks are finding today at the site of the shipwreck uncovered during construction of a new building on Seaport Boulevard.

By - 5/26/16 - 1:43 pm
Proposed Northern Avenue Botanical Bridge over Fort Point Channel

Proposed Northern Avenue Botanical Bridge.

A proposal to enclose the Northern Avenue Bridge and turn it into a year-round botanical garden was among the top entrants in a competition to help the city figure out what to do with the bridge after it's floated to East Boston and repaired. Read more.

By - 5/23/16 - 4:40 pm
Old boat in the South Boston seaport

Thomas Mann reports workers excavating at 121 Seaport Blvd for the waterfront's latest luxostructure today discovered they'd driven a pile right through an old wooden boat that had lain there for God knows how long.

By - 5/23/16 - 12:07 pm
Firefighters on the roof of 57 W. 7 St. in South Boston

Firefighters making sure the fire is out. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports "careless disposal of smoking material" sparked a fire around 11:45 a.m. on the roof of 57 W. 7 St. that jumped to the siding at 55 and 59 W. 7 St. - "specifically using a rooftop planter as an ashtray."

The department reports no injures; six residents of 57 W. 7, however, were displaced.

By - 5/23/16 - 10:35 am
Sleeper Street Cafe closed forever

Dan Feidt is none too happy to see this sign in the window of Sleeper Street Cafe, which will close Friday, less than a month after the nearby Yada Yada closed to make way for a craft-beer place:

I just want a basic sandwich not microwaved blah.

By - 5/22/16 - 3:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jeremy Woodley, 35, on charges he held up the Commerce Bank branch at 1320 Washington St. Saturday morning.

Police say Woodley gave a teller a note that he had a gun and wanted money around 11:30 a.m. Then: Read more.

By - 5/20/16 - 11:02 pm
Old pay toilet on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston

Lauren Demarco discovered today that the pay toilet that used to sit in front of the new wing of the Copley Square library has been relocated to a lot on Dot Ave. in South Boston.

By - 5/19/16 - 2:46 pm
Anthem of the Seas in South Boston

Dwarfing the terminal. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas is the largest cruise ship to ever dock in Boston.

By - 5/19/16 - 7:27 am

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.

By - 5/18/16 - 3:30 pm

Earlier this year, the Boston Licensing Board didn't grant a liquor license to developer Michael Norton's proposed Italian restaurant at L Street and Broadway in South Boston (and then rejected a Starbucks there).

Tomorrow, though, the board considers a request from the owner of Mirisola's, 200 L St., to serve beer and wine with his Italian food. Read more.

By - 5/18/16 - 2:00 pm
Flipped SUV on Summer Street in South Boston

Matt Di Stefano reports this SUV flipped like a pancake on Summer Street after hitting two parked cars around 1:40 p.m. Read more.

By - 5/16/16 - 9:24 pm

Two South Boston brothers today admitted they attacked a man sleeping near the JFK/UMass T stop with a metal pole and their urine on their way home from a Sox game last August because he was too Mexican for their tastes. Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 4:21 pm

Some residents, at any rate. Caught in Southie presents the new asphalt islands in the sidewalk in front of the post office. To a casual outsider, they might look ideal for plantings and trees, but some residents objected because plantings and trees bring dogs. And dogs bring, well, you know.

By - 5/13/16 - 10:16 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday handed a warning to the Tasty Burger on L Street for the beer-holding people Boston Police detectives said they found loitering outside its pick-up window during the St. Patrick's Day parade this year. Read more.

By - 5/10/16 - 4:18 pm
SoBo Place

A developer whose office is in the heart of FiDi has filed plans with the BRA for a four-story, 36-unit residential building at 55 W. 5 St. at the corner of B Street that he will market under the name SOBO Place. Read more.

By - 5/10/16 - 7:33 am

A concerned citizen uses Bos:311 to file a complaint about another concerned citizen using Bos:311 to file a complaint - while behind the wheel of his car on Dorchester Avenue in Andrew Square.

So irresponsible.

There does not appear to be a complaint about the person standing in the middle of Dorchester Avenue taking a photo to file a complaint about the person taking a photo to file a complaint.