South Boston

By - 5/6/16 - 11:50 am

Mayor Walsh and Mark Miles, CEO of IndyCar's parent company, Hulman & Co., issued this statement yesterday:

Boston has an open door for new and innovative ideas that will benefit the city's future. While it is disappointing that IndyCar will not race in Boston this year, we look forward to continuing our work together to bring IndyCar to Boston in the future. Boston has always been a great partner for IndyCar and we are confident that with a strong local promoter the race can be a great success.

By - 5/5/16 - 12:10 pm
No Starbucks east of Dorchester Street

NECN reports the Boston Licensing Board this morning set the border of Starbucks Nation at Dorchester Street when it sided with residents - and the mayor - and rejected a food-serving license for a Starbucks at L Street and East Broadway. Read more.

By - 5/4/16 - 1:37 pm

When the Aloft hotel on D Street opened on Feb. 4, the lobby had one of the pool tables that all Aloft hotels have. And then management had to order it packed up and put it in storage when they learned that Boston requires a license for pool tables in places of public accommodation. Read more.

By - 5/4/16 - 11:43 am

Mayor Walsh, city councilors Michael Flaherty and Michelle Wu and state Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry this morning backed residents opposed to a Starbucks at L Street and East Broadway, saying there are already enough coffee options in the area, that a Starbucks would exacerbate morning traffic woes at the intersection and would help to eat away at the family-oriented, mom-and-pop nature of the commercial district east of Perkins Square. Read more.

By - 5/3/16 - 11:24 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports we'll be getting a Mastro's Steakhouse. In a luxury residential building on Fan Pier, natch.

By - 5/3/16 - 4:18 pm
Anthony's Pier 4 demolition nearly done

John Gage watched the last bits of Anthony's Pier 4 being torn down today. It's making way for a park to go with a luxury residential tower, of course.

By - 5/2/16 - 10:51 pm
Starbucks managers at South Boston meeting

As other Starbucks reps listen, Regional Director Damian Waugh addresses South Boston meeting.

A community meeting tonight on a Starbucks proposed for L Street and Broadway repeatedly veered towards Parks and Rec style chaos as residents battled each other on issues that often had little to directly do with the coffeehouse - such as which local restaurants drove other local restaurants out of business. Read more.

By - 5/1/16 - 9:55 pm

The 7-Eleven at 473 W. Broadway was held up around 9:30 p.m. by a white man, about 5'10" with a scruffy beard and wearing a red mask and a dark jacket with a gray lining.

By - 5/1/16 - 2:06 pm
Needle in a cup in Moakley Park in South Boston

A concerned citizen reports there's only so much one person can do to rid the playing fields of Moakley Park of needles: Read more.

By - 4/29/16 - 6:21 pm

The Globe reports Bostonians have once again crushed the dreams and hopes of rich people who just wanted to have some fun. Yes, IndyCar Boston is dead.

City Hall blames IndyCar:

The City of Boston will always be open to opportunities that will positively showcase our city, however as we continued to work with Boston Grand Prix they were unwilling or unable to meet the necessary requirements to hold an event of this size. The Mayor feels strongly in protecting the taxpayers and limiting the impact to residents, and we are not shy that we held them to very high standards."

By - 4/26/16 - 2:43 pm

UPDATE: Board found no violation.

Both Boston Police and the owner of Stats Bar and Grille, 77 Dorchester St., are mystified about an incident last month in which a credit card being held for a man running a tab disappeared, was used to charge $1,200 worth of stuff at the South Bay Target, then reappeared at the bar a couple hours later. Read more.

By - 4/21/16 - 4:37 pm

Boston firefighters are at 291 Silver St., battling a fire that spread from a shed to a house. The fire broke out around the same time as another two-alarm fire in Dorchester.

By - 4/20/16 - 11:23 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Sullivan's will continue to serve only visitors to Castle Island; it no longer has plans for an outlet in Hingham.

By - 4/19/16 - 9:14 pm

The Globe reports, quotes one rep as saying the measure is not really to help cabbies but to help the "small" banks he says could be devastated if the cab medallions they lent money for collapse in value.

By - 4/19/16 - 6:41 pm
Renovation permit for new Starbucks

Eileen Murphy reports on the newest addition to what's becoming South Boston's Caffeine Corner: A Starbucks, for which renovation is now underway at L Street and East Broadway, opening where developer Michael Norton once proposed a restaurant.

Starbucks joining DD, Cumbies, & Boston Bagel on L St.

There's already a Starbucks near Broadway station and, of course, on the South Boston waterfront.

By - 4/19/16 - 10:59 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld Timothy Shruhan's conviction for nearly killing somebody in a case of mistaken identity outside the old Quencher Tavern in South Boston in 2006. Read more.

By - 4/18/16 - 8:27 am
Firefighters inside Anthony's Pier 4

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire broke out in the partially demolished Anthony's Pier 4 around 1:30 a.m.

The two-alarm fire sent one firefighter to the hospital with an ankle injury. Read more.

By - 4/17/16 - 8:44 am

WHDH reports several streets flooded when the main gave way this morning at West Broadway and D Street. Stanley Staco reports the break, around 5 a.m., caused a large sinkhole.

By - 4/16/16 - 8:53 am

Steve looked out over Pleasure Bay from Columbia Road and N Street at 5:37 a.m. yesterday.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/14/16 - 1:54 pm
Seaport Lane

Photo by Melissa Birch.

UPDATE: All clear given around 2:05 p.m.

Congress Street is shut at D Street as State Police and Boston firefighters investigate a suspicious package at 1 Seaport Lane.

It's the second time Congress has been shut today - earlier, a manhole fire briefly shut the road at Farnsworth Street.