South Boston

By - 1/18/18 - 12:03 pm

News that GE is in a spot of financial trouble has set Shirley Leung to thinking about the $60 million the state spent on buying those Fort Point buildings for GE (and the $60 million it set aside for renovations and infrastructure upgrades) and what happens if the company just leaves Boston altogether or stays here a shrunken husk of its former self. Read more.

By - 1/14/18 - 2:16 pm

The Globe reports on plans by Gate of Heaven Church and the Archdiocese of Boston to turn the old Gate of Heaven school into rubble after several years of church officials failing to convince neighbors to let them sell the building to housing developers.

By - 1/13/18 - 12:27 pm
Boston's Fan Pier back in the day

In 1903, when Walker & Co. published this bird's eye view of the area around Fort Point Channel, trains were still king and Boston was full of freight yards, such as the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad's yard on the South Boston side of the channel, where it met Boston Harbor. Read more.

By - 1/11/18 - 12:33 pm

A peeved citizen files a 311 report about the stealth (and booby-trap?) space saver he or she ran over at West 2 Street and Dorchester Avenue in South Boston Tuesday afternoon: Read more.

By - 1/9/18 - 12:47 pm
Blocked Beacon Street bike lane

One of the new "protected" bike lanes on Beacon Street in Audubon Circle is currently protected from bicyclists, P. Cheung reports.

Sheri Ann Cheng, meanwhile, pleaded with the city to do better plowing on Hyde Park Avenue into and out of Forest Hills:

By - 1/8/18 - 3:06 pm
Southie's sweet and sour space saver
Chocolate in South Boston

A roving UHub photographer spotted this space saver on F Street around 12:30 p.m. today: Would-be parkers are invited to take some candy - and a noisemaker - and then just keep on circling.

And what innovative space savers are you seeing?

By - 1/6/18 - 12:22 am

At 9:28 p.m. on Friday, an outatowna in South Boston for the weekend to bar hop (OK, he or she actually said the purpose of the visit is to "bar hope," which works just as well) filed a 311 complaint about the locals: Read more.

By - 1/4/18 - 1:01 pm
Seaport Boulevard flooded in South Boston

Miss Lippy reports Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue along the South Boston Waterfront have flooded and are getting worse. Video.

The parking lot behind the Chart House on Long Wharf has flooded - along with the cars parked in it - Carty Castaldi reports: Read more.

By - 1/3/18 - 11:48 am

UPDATE: Ye olde ed. got caught by a meme. The message isn't real.

The State Police's Dustin Fitch shows us the sign flashing a warning on the Southeast Expressway into town this morning.

By - 12/31/17 - 4:33 pm

Somebody in the South End has been filing 311 complaints about airplanes. Somebody in South Boston who faithfully scans 311 complaints files a complaint about the airplane complaints:

By the way you can't stop planes flying over Boston anyway so get a life people and move on.

By - 12/31/17 - 3:48 pm
Frozen Fort Point Channel

Adam Castiglioni reports Fort Point Channel is freezing up.

By - 12/26/17 - 10:13 pm

The Liquor and Wine Emporium, 336 K St., was held up at gunpoint around 10 p.m. by a white man, about 6' and medium build, in a black ski mask and all black clothes.

By - 12/24/17 - 11:54 am
Dawn at Castle Island

KMV watched the sun come up from Castle Island.

Rus Lodi, meanwhile, walked around Crystal Lake in Newton: Read more.

By - 12/23/17 - 10:54 am
Crashed firetruck

Cars and trucks crashed and people walking on sidewalks plunged to the ground across the Boston area overnight and this morning. Read more.

By - 12/22/17 - 10:49 am

Developer Joseph Fallon says the city and state have made it financially impossible for him to build a hotel on Fan Pier and so is asking the BPDA to let him build up to 245 new residential units instead. Read more.

By - 12/21/17 - 9:18 am

A developer has proposed a series of seafood buildings in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park that would include Boston's first public seafood market as well as new space for seafood processors. Read more.

By - 12/20/17 - 5:20 pm

Around 2:20 p.m. at Herald and Washington streets, WCVB reports.

By - 12/18/17 - 11:40 am
Valentine's Day stuff at a South Boston store

Eileen Murphy reports the Valentine's Day stuff is already beginning to crowd the Christmas stuff at one South Boston store.

By - 12/15/17 - 7:46 pm
Firefighters at South Boston project

UPDATE: BFD blames an unattended fryolator.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 4:20 p.m. to 66 Orton Marotta Way in the West Broadway project for what turned into a two-alarm fire in a first-floor apartment. Read more.