South Boston

By - 6/27/17 - 11:55 am
270 Dorchester Ave. proposal in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeal today approved a 114-unit, six-story residential building on Dorchester Avenue near B Street that takes advantage of new city zoning for the Dot Ave. corridor to rise higher than normally allowed in exchange for more affordable units and affordable commercial space. Read more.

By - 6/22/17 - 3:24 pm

Joshua Fabian watched one of the Tall Ships departing Boston today. Read more.

By - 6/19/17 - 12:28 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that the Castle Island-based Sullivan's is looking to take over operation of the giant Hood Milk Bottle outside the Children's Museum.

By - 6/14/17 - 9:39 pm

Eric Ballard shows us Boston Harbor in time lapse (that's the Fish Pier on the left).

By - 6/13/17 - 10:44 pm

With no more bars left to tear down and with more and more gas stations and factories on their way out, developers are now looking at buying up and tearing down single-family homes in South Boston to replace with multi-unit buildings, Caught in Southie reports.

By - 6/12/17 - 3:58 pm

Maybe the MBTA needs a summer-resiliency program: Around 3:50 p.m., Boston firefighters responded to Broadway station because a power cable burst into flames just past the station on the inbound side. That was good for "severe" delays on the Red Line. The fire was quickly doused, but service was held for firefighters to check things out.

By - 6/9/17 - 5:57 pm

At least four shots, around 5:50 p.m. outside 139 Orton Marotta Way in the West Broadway project.

By - 6/9/17 - 4:29 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a proposal for a dueling-piano bar in the new Element Seaport Boston Hotel at 391 D St., across from the Lawn on D. Read more.

By - 6/7/17 - 6:29 pm
Dropped drinks

Drinks dropped in pursuit of robber. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report an officer on a drinks run for his district at the Andrew Square Dunkin' Donuts early this morning was forced to drop the beverages to arrest a man who was trying to rob the place. Read more.

By - 6/1/17 - 7:05 pm
Rainbow over the Reserved Channel

Krista Easterly enjoyed some rainbow action over the Reserve Channel and Boston Harbor this afternoon.

Dr. B watched the storm retreat from Revere Beach: Read more.

By - 6/1/17 - 11:58 am

alka seltzer mana mia spicy meatball commercial

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Certified Meatball Company is planning to open later this month at 429 West Broadway in South Boston, which is good, because who needs uncertified meatballs?

By - 6/1/17 - 9:11 am

WBZ reports on the new convenience-store battle on East Broadway between the chain and a former franchisee who objected to being forced to sell hot food nobody was buying.

By - 5/24/17 - 9:43 am

WFXT reports on the growing problem along Day Boulevard in South Boston, which is supposed to be off limits to large trucks.

By - 5/18/17 - 12:00 pm
Anti-vaxxers outside the Boston Herald offices

Titanium Cranium shows us the small group of pro-measles anti-vaxxers who showed up in front of the Herald offices today to express their outrage at a Herald editorial accusing their Minnesota kin of putting Somali immigrants at risk by making them forego measles shots on the discredited theory they could cause autism.

No word if the Herald is planning an editorial in favor of fluoridation.

By - 5/15/17 - 11:15 pm
L Street proposal

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

The developers working on transforming the 15-acre Boston Edison power-plant site today filed formal plans with the BPDA and state environmental regulators for 2.1 million square feet of development, including 1,588 residential units, a 150-room hotel, 340,000 square feet of office space and 68,000 square feet of retail, 987 parking spaces and more than an acre of public space along the Reserved Channel. Read more.

By - 5/11/17 - 4:00 pm

Kyzr Willis's did not drown in the water off Carson Beach last summer because of any malicious action, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Read more.

By - 5/11/17 - 7:22 am

The Bulletin reports the T is adding seven buses - and the drivers to drive them - to the 7 and 9 routes in September, due to ridership increasing 84% in recent years.

By - 5/10/17 - 8:23 am

In the stomach at 57 Orton Marotta Way around 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Mark Parkinson reports.

By - 5/8/17 - 7:59 pm

MassDOT announced today it will spend $32 million to convert the abandoned Track 61 along the Haul Road up by the convention center into a test bed on which to test the new Red Line cars that are expected to start showing up in 2019. Read more.

By - 5/8/17 - 6:52 pm

The Globe reports on the hospital-room arraignment today of Bampumim Teixeira, charged with murdering Richard Field and Lina Bolaños in Field's penthouse condo at the Macallen Building on Dorchester Avenue on Friday.