Eighty years ago today, the failed experiment of Prohibition ended, ending scenes like this one - a Boston police officer with a raided still in South Boston.
Throughout Prohibition, news photographer Leslie Jones chronicled the ultimately futile efforts of lawmen to stem the tide of illegal booze. The BPL has a collection of his photos, including this one of federal agents dismantling... Read more
As an industrial and warehouse district, the areas along Fort Point Channel and the harbor have had more than their share of fires over the decades. The Boston Public Library has posted a number of South Boston fire photos by Leslie Jones, including this four-alarm blaze at the National Wool warehouse on Congress Street in 1913 (above) and a six-alarm fire in 1915:
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A fire reported at 4:29 a.m. at 327-333 Summer St. went to 8 alarms. Firefighters found heavy fire on several floors of the five-story brick building; they were ordered to evacuate around 5:05 a.m., the Boston Fire Department reports.
The five-story former warehouse, the upper floors of which were being converted from artists' studios into office space, brought firefighters... Read more
File this under "Only in Southie."
Technically, a concerned citizen was complaining about this, but hey, give the person credit for just parking a car on that "yard" instead of applying to the zoning board for a six-unit condo building on the space, amirite?
Gabriel Sanchez is scheduled for arraignment in South Boston District Court today for his alleged role in the murder of a man at the entrance to Bell's Market on Dorchester Street on Sunday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Even as a South Boston father and son were being arraigned on murder charges, police continued to hunt for a third man they say also took part in the killing of Edwin Santos outside a Dorchester Street market yesterday.
At the arraignments today of Elias and Angel Sanchez, both of South Boston, Suffolk County prosecutors said the three men started stabbing Edwin Santos around... Read more
A man was taken away in critical condition following a beating and stabbing around 5 p.m. at Bell's Market, 246 Dorchester St.
Boston EMS Incidents reports that about an hour later, another man was stabbed around the corner from the market on E. 9 St.
On Friday night,... Read more
Authorities today announced the indictment of Edwin Alemany for the murder of South Boston resident Amy Lord and attacks on three other women - two within 24 hours of Lord's death.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said at a noon press conference that evidence shows that early on July 23, Alemany attacked a 22-year-old woman walking along Old Colony Avenue in South Boston, dragged... Read more
The Globe reports Michael Norton is only using "Sobo Bistro" as a placeholder until he comes up with a better name for the Italian restaurant he wants to open at L and Broadway.
Sure, we all snorted when the Times said we're all calling South Boston SoBo these days, but next spring, the neighborhood could get an Italian restaurant called the Sobo Bistro. And on East Broadway, no less.
Michael Norton has already gotten zoning-board permission to convert an old electrician's shop at E. Broadway and L Street into a restaurant. On Thursday, the Boston Licensing Board... Read more
Ali Zelisko watched the sunset tonight.
More photos in the comments.
Boston Police released this photo of Officer Steve Horgan midway through his charity trim today at World Shaving Headquarters in South Boston.
District 2 (South Boston, South End, downtown, Chinatown), incumbent City Councilor Bill Linehan is shocked almost beyond belief about a mailing from opponent Suzanne Lee, which includes a snippet from a column in which the Globe's Yvonne Abraham called him a dinosaur.
In a statement reminiscent of the time mayoral candidate Ray Flynn accused an opponent of calling him "a lizard," Linehan demands... Read more
The mayor and officials from the Fallon Co. put their ceremonial shovels in the ground today to launch 22 Liberty, a 14-story luxury condo building on the waterfront that features a stepped design so that residents can get views of both the harbor and downtown.
Fallon says some of the units will feature three or more bedrooms, unusual in a city where developers seemed to... Read more
In a genial, low-key forum tonight, District 2 (South Boston, South End Chinatown) Councilor Bill Linehan and second-time challenger Suzanne Lee seemed to agree on many issues. Both said South Boston needs help to avoid choking on traffic and having longtime families driven out because of neighborhood yuppification, both said they're not endorsing either candidate for mayor but could work with whoever's elected, both said... Read more