South Boston

By - 4/27/17 - 2:33 pm
Proposed new South Station layout

Proposed expanded South Station.

A MassDOT environmental report details plans to expand South Station over nine years that would hinge on getting the Postal Service to finally abandon its giant facility along Fort Point Channel and moving the food-distribution companies of Widett Circle someplace else. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 8:11 am

WBUR reports the city has let a Cambridge company piloting driverless cars expand its testbed to include much of the South Boston Waterfront and Fort Point.

By - 4/25/17 - 1:07 pm

The Board of Appeal today rejected an East 5 Street resident's proposal to raze a garage and replace it with a two-family home with six parking spaces.

The board expressed reservations about Alex Lanstein's proposal to put two glass or translucent garage doors right at the street at 420 E. 5 St., on a block consisting of brick-fronted buildings. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 10:37 am
Car on fire on Congress Street near Fort Point Channel

Christine Beaton looked out her window to see a car self-immolating on Congress Street at Sleeper around 9:30 a.m.

Kai Segrud took some video of the flaming car: Read more.

By - 4/22/17 - 9:44 am

Katia reports:

SO stoked to see a pair of loons at the Sugar Bowl in Southie this morning.

Her sighting comes a couple weeks after somebody spotted a loon at Jamaica Pond.

By - 4/19/17 - 11:11 pm

Boston Police report seizing 16 off-road vehicles at BHA projects in raids this morning. Read more.

By - 4/18/17 - 5:36 pm

The Times Food Section reports it's heard South Boston residents loud and clear and has updated the online version of its profile of Barbara Lynch to say she is "a fierce daughter of Southie" rather than "a fierce Southie." Read more.

By - 4/17/17 - 5:24 pm

The Grey Lady begins a profile of our Barbara Lynch:

BOSTON - Barbara Lynch never thought she would end up in South Boston.

The chef is a fierce Southie, a local term for this neighborhood and the people who built it.

As Luke O'Neil, who spotted the passage, notes:

That's... not a thing.

By - 4/15/17 - 9:18 pm

cinnamngrl watched these turkeys casually evade security at the outer perimeter of the Red Line yard in South Boston today.

By - 4/11/17 - 8:09 pm
Dorchester Street at East 8 Street blocked

Dorchester Street blocked at East 8. Photo by Patrick McDonough.

Around 7:50 p.m. at Rev. Burke and Dorchester streets in the Old Colony project. The victim then ran away, towards Telegraph Street; police found him near Dorchester Street.

By - 4/11/17 - 12:54 pm
420 West Broadway rendering

Two stories in front, six stories in back. Rendering by Rode Architects, Inc.

The Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace the old Broadway Theater, 420 West Broadway, with a 42-unit condo building that will preserve the theater's old facade and lobby on Broadway and replace the seven-story theater space fronting Athens Street with six stories of residences. Read more.

By - 4/11/17 - 11:26 am

The Board of Appeal today approved a plan by Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue, to run a beer garden on Friday and Saturday evenings at its brewery at 306 Northern Ave. in the marine industrial park. Read more.

By - 4/10/17 - 5:25 pm

Caught in Southie reports the Dorchester Street Yoberry is gone.

By - 4/10/17 - 12:42 pm
Suspicious bag

Daniel Gerow shows us the suspicious duffel bag chained to a pole outside 280 Summer St. - just over the bridge from downtown - that brought the bomb squad around 12:20 p.m.

Tim Cooney provides the street-level view: Read more.

By - 4/9/17 - 10:54 am
Offending couches

The offending couches.

A concerned citizen in South Boston is outraged because the city didn't immediately respond to his complaint about couches on a sidewalk on Saturday afternoon. Read more.

By - 3/31/17 - 8:54 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

617 Images captured the pre-storm sunrise over Boston Harbor this morning. Read more.

By - 3/30/17 - 8:06 pm

A perplexed citizen files a 311 complaint about a car parked on East 2 Street:

There is no resident sticker affixed to this vehicle. If a sticker was issued why isn't it on the vehicle? How do the residents know if a sticker was issued? If it had a sticker I wouldn't be wasting my time and yours!

By - 3/30/17 - 12:20 pm

Boston Police report officers talking to a guy in the West Broadway project in South Boston around 7 p.m. yesterday arrested him after they noticed "the handle of a firearm protruding from his jacket pocket." Read more.

By - 3/28/17 - 11:36 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today rejected plans by condo owners at the six-unit building at 159-165 M St. to add space to the rear of their units after residents of a neighboring building complained the expansion would cut off their light and air - and create a fire hazard for them should a rooftop deck grill at the building ever have a grease fire. Read more.