South Boston

By - 8/17/18 - 8:59 am

When asked why JP residents in the 8th Congressional District should vote for him, Christopher Voehl explained he's against Medicare for All.

Lynch also faces Brianna Wu in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary.

By - 8/16/18 - 5:22 pm
L Street proposal: Before and after

Architect's rendering: Before and after.

The developers that have proposed turning the old Boston Edison power plant along L Street into a mixed-use development today filed new plans that call for fewer residential units and somewhat shorter buildings than originally proposed - and a possible solution to waterfront gridlock through funding of a new bus route to the site. Read more.

By - 8/15/18 - 1:04 pm
Old Colony proposal, with birds

Architect's rendering, featuring birds.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans by developer Patrick Mahoney for a six-story building at 200 Old Colony Avenue that would include five stories of apartments atop the Notre Dame Education Center, which would move from its existing building on the site into the new building. Read more.

By - 8/12/18 - 4:59 pm
Fishing at the Reserved Channel in South Boston

Eileen Murphy watched some fishermen plying the waters of the Reserved Channel today; she reports that whatever the guy had hooked got away.

By - 8/12/18 - 2:39 pm
Foggy Sugar Bowl

TyrantII took in the view, such as it was, heading west around Pleasure Bay in South Boston.

Adam Liberatore wondered where the city went as he drove in from the north on I-93: Read more.

By - 8/10/18 - 9:10 am
South Boston speeder protesters

Marchers demand safer streets in South Boston. Photo by Jim Gavaghan.

WBZ reports on last night's protest and community meeting, following the death of a toddler in a crash last month. Some residents called for cutting speed limits to 20 m.p.h.

By - 8/9/18 - 9:08 am
Poodble in a bucket

Boston Animal Control is caring for a poodle mix in bad shape that was found in a bucket Tuesday night at the Court Square Press building at 9 West Broadway - as inspectors try to find whoever was responsible for the dog's condition. Read more.

By - 8/8/18 - 2:40 pm

Shamus Moynihan captured a Red Line mock-up car in South Boston today, probably on its way from the dock (at which it arrived from China) to the Red Line yard (don't worry, the actual cars will be bigger). Read more.

By - 8/8/18 - 11:16 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request from the owner of the now shuttered Drinking Fountain on Washington Street to sell her liquor license to Pink Taco, a totally not suggestively named Los Angeles chain that plans to open up at 374 Congress St. Read more.

By - 8/7/18 - 10:52 pm

The Real Reporter reports that the half-acre Amrhein's property, one of the last bulwarks of traditional South Boston against West Broadway condoization, will soon be shopped around under the name "Broadway Crossing" for development as a condo building or maybe an office/R&D building or something that would not look at all like the 19th-century restaurant that now sits there.

By - 8/7/18 - 8:58 pm
Drive Slow T-shirts on sale in South Boston

A Thursday meeting on road safety in South Boston could be filled with people wearing their new yellow "Drive Slow" shirts, like the ones Jenn Menjin reports were being offered today (and will be offered tomorrow) at M Street Park in exchange for a donation to South Boston Catholic Academy in the memory of Colin McGrath, the two-year-old killed last month.

By - 8/7/18 - 8:18 am

Updated with new info from State Police.

State Police report finding a woman who told them she had been raped around 4:30 a.m. on Carson Beach by a man who was among a group of people who had gathered near the bathhouse - all of them "most likely members of the homeless community," according to police. Read more.

By - 7/31/18 - 11:51 pm
New speed sign on L Street in South Boston

Eileen Murphy snapped the new speed-radar sign on L Street at East 6th St., where Colin Thomas McGrath, 2, was killed in a crash that ended with a van jumping a curb and hitting him and his sister.

Murphy reports watching ten motorists pulled over by police today, adds that the blue ribbons on the doors behind the sign are to honor Colin's memory.

By - 7/31/18 - 9:56 am
Who sent out this text poll?

Dave Shea reports he got this message on his phone yesterday, wonders who's behind the poll on the 4th Suffolk race for the seat vacated by Nick Collins when he moved up to the state senate.

Both candidates in the Sept. 4 primary - Matt Rusteika and David Biele - said it wasn't them. Rusteika notes he doesn't call himself "Matthew."

By - 7/29/18 - 4:44 pm
Whole lot of stacked coffee cups

An annoyed citizen files a 311 complaint about these ever growing stacks of coffee cups on West 5th Street next to the overpass over the bypass road.

PLEASE HELP! This pile grows every day. It needs to be cleaned up and we need more garbage cans in the area.

By - 7/27/18 - 9:56 am

The Fort Pointer reports on a meeting last night about the future of the locked and unusable old bridge, says the city and a consultant came ready with a study that claims the bridge has to be reopened for cars to jam up on either side rather than turning it into a pedestrian/bike only bridge, without giving skeptics access to the traffic data or other info on which that recommendation is based.

By - 7/27/18 - 12:23 am
Rainbow at the bird beak

After the storm, Eileen Murphy walked out to the Sugar Bowl in South Boston (which currently features a bird statue).

By - 7/26/18 - 11:18 am

Boston Police are seeking help from anybody who might have taken photos or videos in the moments before and after a crash at L and East 6th streets yesterday afternoon in which a van jumped the curb and hit two children in a stroller, killing one of them.

Images and video can be e-mailed to Sgt. Det. Thomas Barrett.

By - 7/25/18 - 4:34 pm
The stroller, the van and the car

Stroller, van and car at the scene. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

Update: Victim identified as Colin Thomas McGrath, 2, of South Boston..

WBZ reports two young children in a stroller were hit by a vehicle in a crash at L and East 6th streets around 3:40 this afternoon. Read more.