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By adamg - 5/7/21 - 6:00 pm

May 06, 2021 - 4-way Day View From Dorchester Heights

It turns out the National Park Service has cameras perched atop several historic sites in Boston, including the Dorchester Heights Monument in South Boston. Kevin has been grabbing views from the Dorchester Heights camera and stitching them together for cool time-lapse videos.

He reports it's all done via a Raspberry Pi 4, FFmpeg software and some Python code to stitch everything together.

By adamg - 4/25/21 - 12:25 pm

Caught in Southie recaps a South Boston "quality of life / problem properties" Zoom meeting last week that proved so popular organizers had to get a bigger Zoom room and in which people complained about everything from house parties and jamborees on M Street Beach to the lack of parking and people who put their trash out in plastic bags. City Councilor Ed Flynn ended the meeting by "stating he is not giving up on the neighborhood."

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 9:42 pm

Live Boston reports a man was stabbed several times in the stomach at 250 Msgr. O'Callaghan Way around 3 a.m. on Thursday.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 1:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Fall River man on a variety of charges last night after he allegedly did a variety of bad things, starting at Ocean Prime Restaurant and ending with him and a pal captured nearly a mile away on Drydock Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 1:31 pm
Painting and new owner

A couple weeks ago, we introduced you to Jacob Garcia, who likes to paint local landscapes, then leave his work where people can find it.

Today, he painted another scene along the water in South Boston ...
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By adamg - 4/11/21 - 2:29 pm

Over the last few days, concerned citizens have filed 311 complaints about fireworks at Castle Island in South Boston, Charlestown High (where they burned the turf) and the Bremen Street Park and the McKay School area in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/21 - 9:24 am

Update: 311 says this isn't a 311 matter; you should call police.

A discerning citizen files a 311 complaint about a man on the other side of a window on West Broadway in South Boston:

Each day, there's a naked man who stands in the window of the condo building, facing the Broadway Bridge. He's there all the time. I don't know if this is illegal, but he's not a very attractive man. I recommend that he be given a good leaving alone.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 4:43 pm
View across Dorchester Avenue

Rendeirng with work by Elkus Manfredi, ZGF and Cookfox.

National Development of Newton has filed plans to replace a Gold's Gym and a series of Marr Rigging warehouses at 323-365 Dorchester Ave. with four buildings - two with residential units and two outfitted to support the life-sciences labs and offices that are the current hotness in Boston development. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/21 - 9:36 am
Proposed new building in Flynn Marine Park

Seagull's eye view rendering by SGA.

Marcus Partners last week filed plans with the BPDA to replace the old screeching Au Bon Pain bakery at 1 Au Bon Pain Way in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park with an eight-story building aimed at Boston's exploding life-sciences R&D market. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/21 - 11:43 pm

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Massport hopes to formally open an expanded, "Big Ship Ready" Conley Terminal this fall, after $850 million and several years' worth of expansion work that has included dredging a deeper ship channel through Boston Harbor and installing new, bigger cranes to unload containers from the largest ships that can traverse the Panama Canal. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/21 - 9:12 am

WBUR heralds the arrival of the pink flamingos.

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 12:11 pm
Proposed 24 Drydock Ave.

Rendering by DHK Architects.

Cronin Development has filed plans with the BPDA for an eight-story building on Drydock Avenue at Tide Street in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park that would feature the seemingly now obligatory life-sciences R&D space as well as space for an actual marine-industrial concern - Boston Ship Repair, which runs the large drydock that gave Drydock Avenue its name. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/21 - 3:11 pm
Eider duck at Castle Island

Mary Ellen spotted a king eider, usually seen farther north, in the water off Castle Island this morning.

By adamg - 3/13/21 - 11:23 am
Wanted for Andrew attack

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say walked up to somebody at Andrew and, for no particular reason, punched him repeatedly in the face, around 10 p.m. on Feb. 23. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 4:32 pm
Wanted for church vandalism

Wanted for church vandalism.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say jammed the locks a St. Teresa of Calcutta Church and St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, 800 Columbia Rd. in Dorchester and St. Monica-St. Augustine Church, 331 Old Colony Ave. in South Boston with an unknown substance early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/21 - 9:17 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 request about the rotary where Old Colony Avenue meets Preble Street and Columbia Road: Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/21 - 9:15 pm

On Dorchester Street at Woodward Street, around 9 p.m. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was called in, just in case.

By adamg - 3/5/21 - 9:26 am

National Development of Newton yesterday told the BPDA it plans to file plans soon to replace a series of warehouses between F.W. Webb and Benjamin Moore on Dorchester Avenue, near Old Colony Avenue, with a four-building development - two buildings with 345 residential units and two buildings with 674,500 square feet of commercial space. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/21 - 11:47 pm

State Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say would have somebody order him up rides to a Massport parking lot on Summer Street in the Seaport, where he would then carjack the drivers. Read more.

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