South Boston

By - 5/21/15 - 7:15 pm
Proposed Indy Car course in South Boston

The speediest of them all will take home cash prizes. The Verizon IndyCar Series today announced a race along the roads of the waterfront and Fort Point over Labor Day weekend in 2016:

The Grand Prix of Boston will feature an 11-turn, 2.25-mile temporary street course winding around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport District. The event will mark the first

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By - 5/18/15 - 11:06 pm
Ship at the Conley Terminal in South Boston

Eileen Murphy couldn't help but notice how a container ship at the Conley Terminal towered over everything else - like the trees at Castle Island - today.Read more

By - 5/18/15 - 9:44 am

Jury selection begins today in Suffolk Superior Court for the trial of Edward Alemany, 30, charged with first-degree murder for the July 23, 2013 death of Amy Lord of South Boston.

Alemany is charged with forcing Lord to drive around to ATMs to get him money before killing her and dumping her body in the woods of Stony Brook Reservation on the Hyde Park/West...Read more

By - 5/16/15 - 6:12 pm
Flooded parking lot

At least it had the decency to keep from bursting until the weekend, as Brendan shows us.

Last year:
Parts of South Boston lose water, but intrepid photographer finds itRead more

By - 5/14/15 - 10:34 am

Boston Police report three men walking in the area of the Tynan School were attacked and beaten by a group of eight to ten white teens, many in white tank tops, at Emerson and K streets around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Read more....Read more

By - 5/8/15 - 9:27 pm
Guy on Fort Point Channel dock

A concerned citizen complains about this guy who seems to have set up housekeeping on the one public-access dock in Fort Point Channel:

Fort Point Harbor Walk squatter has returned. Scaring off visitors who dare to venture onto the dock.

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By - 5/8/15 - 6:34 pm

Seems people in South Boston disliked the emergency one-way streets enacted during the winter snow crisis so much that the city is returning them to their former two-way status starting this Wednesday. Read more.Read more

By - 5/3/15 - 8:19 pm

bostonglobe:

Boston 2024 organizers face tough sell in South Boston
By Michael Levenson, May 03, 2015

After listening to a city official describe Boston’s effort to host the 2024 Olympics, about 70 members of the City Point Neighborhood Association in South Boston took an informal poll: By a show of hands, how many in the room support the bid?

“Not one person put their

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By - 4/29/15 - 4:34 pm

The Globe reports the Baker administration wants to study the ramifications of the proposal.Read more

By - 4/29/15 - 11:23 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a chain of high-end seafood and steak places open in the new building atop what used to be part of the parking lot for the shuttered Anthony's Pier 4.

Ocean Prime is seeking permission to spend $315,000 to buy the liquor license of the old Mantra restaurant in Downtown Crossing for its $3.8-million restaurant at...Read more

By - 4/26/15 - 4:36 pm
Turkeys on Granite Avenue in Dorchester

Welcome to Dot reports these turkeys crossed Granite Avenue today:

The Brooklinization of Dorchester continues.

In South Boston, Eileen Murphy spotted the first ice-cream truck of the season:

By - 4/24/15 - 11:09 am

Jennifer Che reports on her visit to Mario Batali's new pizza place on Fan Pier, where pizzas are cooked for just 90 seconds - in a 1,000-degree oven.

It doesn’t replace the North End by any stretch, and if you’re a visitor looking for one place to enjoy Italian food in Boston, I would probably still head to the North End. However, if you

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By - 4/23/15 - 3:55 pm

Yep, it's the trailer for the Johnny Depp version of the Whitey Bulger story.

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By - 4/22/15 - 4:22 pm

A series of fire crews rushed to Fan Pier off Northern Avenue around 4 p.m. when a 911 caller said he was the new owner of the restaurant at Louis and had gotten trapped in a duct under the building.

Firefighters methodically searched the building and basement for the man - whom the 911 operator told to tap loudly on the walls if he heard...Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 9:47 am
Trash left behind by the media in South Boston

Where's Don Henley when you need him?

A fed-up citizen provides evidence of just how trashy the news business is these days, with a complaint about the news crews covering the Tsarnaev trial:

The news trucks covering the courthouse leave all of their trash in trash bags on the sidewalk even when they leave their vans unattended for weeks at a time. The trash bags rip open and the trash goes

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By - 4/19/15 - 7:56 am
Man waits for girlfriend at Carson Beach in South Boston

Eileen Murphy reports:

He paced before proposal at Carson Beach; she said yes.

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By - 4/18/15 - 10:25 am

A groggy citizen complains about the playground on W. 5 Street in South Boston:

There is loud screaming and basketball played 24 hours a day, including the middle the of night. The noise is a nuisance to its residential surroundings, especially those with children trying to sleep.

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By - 4/15/15 - 5:43 pm

Vlad Tarasov reports on his adventure in the Boston Marine Industrial Park earlier this month:

I skied the Boston snow farm in April and it was disgusting!

H/t Greg Cook.Read more

By - 4/15/15 - 8:59 am
Fishing boats at the Boston Fish Pier

With some time to spare after licensing-board hearings, and with decentish temperatures yesterday, I wandered along the South Boston waterfont, where, in addition to what seemed like every single construction worker in New England putting up new towers, one could also see glimpses of what used to be.

There's a limit to all the new luxury housing and high-priced office space going up along...Read more

By - 4/12/15 - 12:10 pm

The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from the owner of the failed Tonic bar in Forest Hills to sell his all-alcohol license to the owners of the Envoy Hotel, scheduled to open this summer across from the Barking Crab and the Moakley Courthouse in South Boston.

The hotel is planning two bars: A ground-level watering hole called the Outlook and a rooftop...Read more

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