South Boston

By - 4/23/19 - 2:46 pm
Red Line shed in South Boston

New shed being built next to Track 61. See it larger.

John Keith snapped a photo of a new shed and siding near Cypher Street that the MBTA is having built along Track 61 - a former freight line and the last rail connection to the South Boston Waterfront - where the T will test those new Red Line trains we should see someday. Read more.

By - 4/19/19 - 12:16 am
A single Stop & Shop picketer at 11:50 p.m. in South Boston

Roving UHub photographer George Carroll Jr. reports that at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, in the cold and rain, he spotted Geoff Applegate maintaining a solo picket outside the Stop & Shop on East Broadway in South Boston. The store wasn't open to the public but, Applegate told Carroll, he was there in case the company tried making a delivery.

By - 4/18/19 - 4:53 pm

The MBTA reports delays on the Red Line due to a train suffering from a mechanical problem at Broadway.

By - 4/18/19 - 11:00 am
Wanted pair

State Police have released this photo of a couple wanted on charges they stole somebody's iPhone at Castle Island yesterday.

If they look familiar, contact Trooper Stephen Taylor at 617-740-7710.

By - 4/17/19 - 11:59 am

The developer of the Waterside Place residential towers on Congress Street says that after five years, it's been unable to find any start-up incubators or other innovative tenants to lease roughly 3,600 square feet of space it had set aside for "innovation" work space, so it's asking the BPDA to let it lease the space to people the neighborhood actually needs: Veterinarians. Read more.

By - 4/8/19 - 12:32 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending end of the Craft Beer Cellar franchised shop in Fort Point, even as the Craft Beer Cellar in Roslindale was having its final days.

By - 4/6/19 - 4:45 pm
Mr. Mahoney selling flowers out of his van on Old Colony Avenue

There's the opening of Sullivan's at Castle Island, of course, but also the day that Richard Mahoney returns to Old Colony Avenue to sell flowers out the back of his van again, Eileen Murphy reports.

By - 4/5/19 - 9:21 am

The mayor's office announced that come July 1, the cheapest parking meters in the city will set you back $2 an hour - up from the current $1.25 - as part of a bid to reduce street congestion and raise money for road infrastructure projects. Read more.

By - 4/4/19 - 9:22 am

A South Boston resident posts a photo of the note he found on his windshield this morning - a morning, it might be noted, with not even a speck of snow on the ground.

By - 4/3/19 - 4:02 pm
Wanted man

Boston Police have released a photo of the guy they're looking for some mayhem on Northern Avenue Friday morning that made all the evening news broadcasts thanks to the surfeit of reporters and camera people already in the area for the arraignments at the Moakley Courthouse in the college-admissions araignments. Read more.

By - 3/31/19 - 2:01 pm

Boston Police report a kayak trip into Dorchester Bay went awry for two men yesterday afternoon after their kayak took on water and sank, forcing them - and their dog - to swim through 40-degree waters to a nearby buoy, which they grabbed onto, hoping for rescue. Read more.

By - 3/30/19 - 11:13 am
Pax East attendees in Boston

Michael Cole is at the annual Pax East convention at the South Boston convention center today.

By - 3/27/19 - 11:16 am
267 Old Colony Ave. architect's rendering

Architect's rendering. Are those earthquake cracks?

Developers have proposed replacing a small, single-story block of stores at 267 Old Colony Ave. with a five-story residential building with first-floor commercial space - across Dorchester Street from the much larger Washington Village project now under construction. Read more.

By - 3/27/19 - 9:49 am

The Dorchester Reporter shows us potential changes to South Boston's Moakley Park as part of a "grand vision" proposed by the city that would feature both improvements to its current use as a park and modifications to turn it into a sort of sponge to protect nearby residences during the increased flooding the area will get as sea levels rise.

By - 3/22/19 - 2:41 pm

WCVB reports on the class at the Perry School in South Boston.

By - 3/21/19 - 11:17 am

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority alerts us that if you see lots of cops and EMTs swarming the Massachusetts Convention and Exposition Center tomorrow, remain calm: It's just a training exercise for dealing with an active-shooter incident. Read more.

By - 3/20/19 - 6:08 pm
Fence around Worlld War II memorial at Castle Island with sign asking people to not try to clean stains

Eileen Murphy shows us the new sign in front of the World War II memorial at Castle Island.