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By adamg - 12/8/23 - 2:16 pm

A Framingham man was arraigned today on charges related to a Nov. 16 stickup of two hearing-impaired people outside the Burger King at 280 West Broadway in South Boston - which the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says resulted in one of the victims suffering a stroke. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/23 - 9:40 am

A New York woman who sued America's Test Kitchen over Facebook-based "tracking" code on its Web site has agreed to settle the case without damages after the concern agreed to remove the code from its Web pages. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/23 - 3:32 pm
Goon makes finger gun motions at performer and parents in Taunton

From the complaint: Goon finger-shooting performer and parent at Taunton drag-queen story hour.

The state Attorney General's office today sued the state's home-grown Nazi group and two of its leaders on civil-rights and conspiracy charges for using violence and intimidation against drag-queen story hours, immigrants and just random people over the past couple of years, including in Jamaica Plain, the Seaport and on a pedestrian bridge over Storrow Drive. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/23 - 11:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting a teen they say went to class at Up Academy, 215 Dorchester St. in South Boston with a loaded gun in his backpack today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 11:41 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that chef Jason Santos is looking to turn the old Oak + Rowan space on A Street into another outlet of his Citrus & Salt, "which features Baja-inspired dishes found along the coast of Southern California and Mexico."

By adamg - 11/21/23 - 10:28 am
Rendering of part of the proposed Reserved Channel development

Bird-infused rendering by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

The owner of numerous industrial facilities and warehouses in South Boston and a Toronto developer have filed plans for an eight-building development on parcels along Pappas Way and West 1st Street in South Boston that would include 205 residential units, life-sciences lab space, a supermarket and a rebuilt one-acre park along the Reserved Channel. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/23 - 9:14 am

The MBTA announced this morning it's eliminated nine speed restrictions between JFK/UMass and Downtown Crossing that had limited trains to as slow as 10 m.p.h. at some points, after replacing 2,000 feet of rail and 115 ties in overnight and weekend repair work. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/23 - 11:25 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will open Nov. 17 where the ShowPlace Icon Theatre used to be on Seaport Boulevard. As the name implies, beer will be on offer, along with harder drinks and food.

By adamg - 11/1/23 - 11:34 am

We're not the only ones who prowl 311 complaints on the regular.

At 7:09 this morning, an irate citizen filed a 311 complaint about the parking situation along Summer Street in the area of East 1st Street in South Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/23 - 3:30 pm

A judge set bail at $5,000 for a South Boston man accused of being drunk when he slammed into a woman in a crosswalk at O and East 4th streets, sending her to the hospital with fractured ribs, a concussion, internal bleeding and numerous gouges to her face around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/23 - 1:35 pm

Transit Police report that around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, a man "committed a lewd act" in front of several people waiting for a train at Andrew station. Detectives were able to track the guy, who has "a history of these offenses," and issued him a summons to appear in court for being open and gross, police say.

By adamg - 10/24/23 - 8:46 pm

Banker & Tradesman reports it will be moving its manufacturing from its long-time home at World Shaving Headquarters on Fort Point Channel to Andover by 2026 - although it will maintain a presence in South Boston. And that means a huge piece of land could go up for development rights.

By adamg - 10/23/23 - 9:34 pm

WBUR reports on the 70th anniversary of an explosion that caused the greatest loss of life ever along the Boston waterfront: The Oct. 16, 1953 explosion aboard the USS Leyte, an aircraft carrier being converted into an anti-submarine carrier at the Boston Naval Shipyard - today the Raymond Flynn Marine Park in South Boston.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 2:16 pm
34 B Street rendering

Rendering by Choo & Company, shows new and existing buildings.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this week approved developer Joe Hassell's plans for a six-story, 45-unit apartment building on what is now a vacant lot at 34 B St., next to the similar building he'd earlier built at the corner of B and West 5th streets in South Boston.

By adamg - 10/18/23 - 12:09 pm

A grossed-out citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about situation on A Street under Summer Street in Fort Point: Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/23 - 10:29 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 20 minutes on the Red Line due to a train that's decided not to run anymore near Broadway.

By adamg - 10/12/23 - 6:00 pm

A roving UHub correspondent found his roving suddenly coming to a halt on an outbound Red Line train just before Andrew around 4:40 p.m. due to a wheelchair just sitting in the tracks at the station. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/23 - 1:13 pm

Nutter, McLennen & Fish today sued the owner of Seaport West, the tall curved brick office building across Seaport Boulevard from the World Trade Center, over what it says is an outrageous $1-million annual rent increase. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 10:04 am

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old they say used a rock to bust into a South Boston marijuana shop and grab some product - only to then promptly get arrested by cops alerted by the shop's alarm. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/23 - 3:21 pm
A Street stars, now gone

One last look at the A Street stars, by the Fort Pointer.

The Fort Pointer reports that "Starry Night," above A Street on the underside of the Summer Street bridge, has blinked out after 14 years: Read more.

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