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By adamg - 9/27/22 - 9:11 pm

WCVB reports on our decaying infrastructure, specifically, a pole that gave way and smashed into a woman's head this afternoon. A 311 report claims the pole was rusted at the bottom.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 3:57 pm

Officials locked down Excel High School in South Boston Friday afternoon as BPD officers battled with a 14-year-old student and her mother, both intent on finding the student they claim had earlier spit on the girl, the Suffolk Count District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 6:29 pm
Andrew stompers

One of these men is behind bars, the other is still loose.

Aiyoub Alsallak, 29, was arraigned today on various charges for a Sept. 5 attack on a Red Line platform at Andrew station that left the 56-year-old victim with head injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 2:00 pm
Red Line Pizza says it's open until 2:30 a.m.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Red Line Pizza, 582 Dorchester Ave. in South Boston, to start complying with its license and close its doors to walk-in customers at 11 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/22 - 4:42 pm

A judge last week tossed a legal life preserver to a man who crashed his boat into a 40-foot-high marker in Boston Harbor, that left one passenger drowned, saying he could continue to make his case under federal maritime law that it's not his fault he plowed into the large fixed structure early one summer morning last year. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/12/22 - 1:34 pm

Life Is Good, the Melcher Street purveyor of optimistic T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats, today sued a company that claims to have a patent on the way clothing companies sell their wares online, saying the company needs to stop badgering it about patented techniques Life is Good says it isn't using on its Web site. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/22 - 5:58 pm

A citizen in need of a fainting couch filed a 311 complaint about one of those LED signboards at O and East 2nd streets that apparently has an unlocked control panel: Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 9:18 pm
Wanted for Andrew attack

Surveillance photos via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for two men they say attacked a 56-year-old man at the Andrew Red Line stop around 9 p.m. on Monday, sending him to a local hospital for emergency care. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 11:13 pm

Live Boston reports Boston Fire and BWSC crews reported to A and West 3rd streets tonight after a water main went kablooie. BWSC has shut the water off, but expect road closures in the area.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 1:03 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a plan by a dosa place on Boston Wharf Road to start selling crepe-like dosas as late as 2 a.m. every night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 11:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of Madras Dosa at 55 Boston Wharf Rd. extend its closing hours from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and to 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/22 - 1:14 pm
FDNY ambulances on Drydock Avenue

Kyle Benton spotted this mini-caravan of aging FDNY vehicles on Drydock Avenue today, but speculates they're for filming Madame Web, a Spideyverse movie in which Boston will stand in for New York.

By adamg - 8/18/22 - 11:04 am

Boston Police report arresting a man they say came to Orton Field on D Street to film a music video with a gun loaded with 11 bullets. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/22 - 10:14 am

WCVB reports on the incident at 400 Summer St., where Suffolk Construction is putting up a building. The man who was in the car required four stitches to his nose.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 9:05 am
Eversource workers on K Street in South Boston

Eileen Murphy photographed Eversource workers and a generator at K and East 6th streets around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday as they worked an overnight shift to try to fix whatever went wrong with the power along K Street.

By adamg - 8/9/22 - 10:54 am
West 2nd Street rendering

Rendering by PCA. With birds!

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved former newsman Phil Balboni's plans to replace the North Coast squid-processing plant at West 2nd and D streets with a five-story, 81-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 10:41 pm
Dark night in South Boston

What South Boston looks like in the dark. Photo by Schneids.

Updated 9:10 am., Tuesday.

Wednesday's expected temperature drop can't come soon enough for Eversource's groaning Boston power grid - and the people who keep losing their AC and lights because of it. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 9:17 am

A trio of developers say they will soon file detailed plans for a seven-story life-sciences R&D building in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park that will include space for a non-profit aimed at better living through the study of the DNA of marine creatures. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/22 - 11:28 pm

Our local brigade of basement-dwelling Nazis got out of their clown cars somewhere in the Seaport today and succeeded in shutting down a drag-queen story hour. Read more.

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