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By adamg - 5/21/22 - 9:23 pm

Flying wedges of Boston Police officers and state troopers descended on Carson Beach in South Boston around 8 p.m. to break up a large brawl there. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/22 - 10:13 pm

Update: South Boston description posted.

An attempt to teach eighth graders at Boston Latin School how to deal with stereotypes ended today with school officials apologizing to students, parents and school staffers from two heavily White neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 10:05 pm
A huge goose family

Beth Gavin watched a newly expanded family of geese quickly making their way near the Black Falcon Pier today: Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 4:03 pm

Update: Victim identified: Frederick Hines, 39, of South Boston.

State Police report a man on a 2016 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide "went off the roadway, struck the raised curb, entered the grass median and struck a tree" on a curve at Columbia Road and Babe Ruth Park Drive around 2:40 a.m.

He was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he was declared dead.

By adamg - 5/5/22 - 11:47 am
Badawi

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a plan to replace the closed Daily Catch at the Moakley Courthouse with a bar catering to hard chargers who need to rewind with a cocktail in hand as they watch the sun go down after a long day arguing in court or creating new wonder drugs in a nearby life-sciences lab. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/5/22 - 10:41 am

On Oct. 1, 2002, an explosion started what became a nine-alarm fire at the L Street power plant in South Boston. By the time it was over, firefighters were doused with toxic lubricating oil so thick some had to take off their respirators to breathe. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 10:33 pm
Three of the photos from the Building Safety celebration

Thumbnail versions of some of the images from the Flickr RSS feed.

Mayor Wu, ISD officials and various local construction-industry panjandrums and workers put on hard hats and celebrated International Building Safety Month today by going on a tour of Boston University's still unfinished Jenga Building, um, Center for Computing and Data Sciences in Kenmore Square. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 8:56 pm
First responders at collapse scene

First responders work to free, save trapped worker. Photo by Boston EMS.

Boston EMS reports that after first responders rushed to the old L Street power plant after a floor collapsed while workers were demolishing it this afternoon, they were able to remove two injured workers fairly quickly, but the most seriously wounded man remained trapped in the rubble. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 4:33 pm
Scene outside the power plant

Outside the power plant. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

WCVB reports one worker was seriously injured and two others als hurt during demolition work at the former L Street Boston Edison plant, being mostly torn down to make way for a mixed-use development. The most critically injured person remains trapped in rubble at the site.

It's the second collapse at a Boston demolition site this year. In March, a worker died at the old Government Center Garage.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 9:57 am
270 Dorchester Ave. proposal in South Boston

Rendering by Embarc.

Correction: The story has been updated to reflect the fact that the new owner will follow the regular public process for development and that the proposal seeks will have 17% of its units as affordable. Also, while the developer was formerly called Novaya, it is rebranding as Foxfield LLC.

A condo project at 270 Dorchester Ave. that was first approved in 2017 but which is currently South Boston's version of the old Filene's hole could finally get built under a new owner. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 9:41 am
Line for a 7 bus

"Just your ordinary AM line for the 7, " RDavejshea reports this morning from South Boston, wondering if some of that sweet free-fare action might alleviate the sidewalk congestion caused by all the people trying to use the T.

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 10:43 am
Red Line car in the shop

The deadly Red Line car after the death. Photo by NTSB.

Robinson Lalin died in a Red Line tunnel just past Broadway station because he tried to exit the train through the one door on which a mechanism intended to keep the train from moving if it wasn't fully closed failed, the National Transportation Safety Board reported this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/22 - 4:00 pm

City Councilors Ed Flynn and Michael Flaherty want answers after they learned from a parent that a live .45 round was found in a restroom at the Condon K-8 School on D Street, just a few days after a "a piece of paper or literature was also found at the school earlier this week displaying Nazi swastikas." Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/22 - 3:36 pm

A former Lowell man now living in Florida was charged with federal human-trafficking and gun charges yesterday stemming from his arrest last year at a Revere hotel, near the one where he allegedly used threats of force and a gun to keep two Oregon women turning tricks for him via ads on various "adult" Web sites. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/22 - 3:14 pm
Sign urging people not to try toilet paper before buying it

Eileen Murphy pledges to obey the sign on one of the toilet-paper shelves at the Walgreens on East Broadway.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 10:56 pm

Transit Police and Boston firefighters responded to the inbound side of the Andrew Red Line station around 10:40 p.m. after a man somehow wound up on the tracks, bleeding from the head, next to the third rail as a train was coming in.

The man was not under the train, so firefighters were able to quickly get him off the tracks and hand him over to Boston EMS for transport to a local hospital.

By adamg - 4/24/22 - 9:27 pm

If you visited the Pandemonium Books and Games booth at Pax East at the South Boston convention center, you might want to consider getting a Covid-19 test.

By adamg - 4/16/22 - 2:17 pm
Sword and Tuna logo

Boston Sword & Tuna, which move into a new building in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park just two years ago, is seeking BPDA approve for an expansion so it can process more seafood. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/22 - 12:11 pm

WBZ reports the NTSB says Robinson Lalin was getting off the Red Line at Broadway around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday when his arm was trapped by a door and he was dragged to his death.

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