South Boston

By - 6/13/18 - 11:26 am
Dog in a sidecar

George W. Carroll Jr. spotted this duo this morning on Congress Street, heading into the Seaport.

By - 6/12/18 - 9:15 pm
Fireworks and Lucinda Williams concert

Patty got to watch both the fireworks Eastern Bank had shot off over Boston Harbor to celebrate its 200th anniversary and the Lucinda Williams concert at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (anybody see them from the State Street building?). Read more.

By - 6/12/18 - 11:17 am

A front door that security officials at the South Boston convention center locked to better secure the facility during the Pax East show in April got the convention-center authority hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today because police said it would have impeded people getting out in an emergency. Read more.

By - 6/11/18 - 10:07 am
Pierce

Transit Police report arresting a Pembroke man for a four-on-one attack that sent a man to the hospital on May 28 - and that they're planning additional arrests.

Read more.

By - 6/10/18 - 9:03 pm
Sunset from Dorchester Heights in South Boston

David Finnerty watched the sun go down from Dorchester Heights in South Boston this evening. Read more.

By - 6/4/18 - 3:12 pm
Harbor Square Park idyl

WS Development goes before the Boston Civic Design Commission tomorrow to show off the plans for the 1.5-acre park it's planning for the heart of its large Seaport Square development, in a new neighborhood that currently has little in the way of public amenities. Read more.

By - 6/3/18 - 5:19 pm
Floating tea bale

John Hanzl followed the progress of a tea bale that apparently escaped from the Tea Party Museum and managed to avoid the Gillette water-intake pump as it slowly floated down, down, down Fort Point Channel, all the way down to the little curvy bit that ends in South Boston.

By - 6/1/18 - 5:31 pm
Wanted for attack on the Red Line early Monday

Surveillance photos of four suspects via TPD.

UPDATE: One arrest made, more expected.

Transit Police report they are looking for four people they say beat a man on a Red Line train early Monday after he asked them to leave his girlfriend alone. Read more.

By - 5/30/18 - 5:56 pm

Video of a package snatcher on Dresser Street. So if you see a black-clad guy walking a little funny around South Boston, have a chat with your neighborhood 911 operator.

H/t Frank.

By - 5/27/18 - 7:42 pm
Raw day on a South Boston beach

A fisherman had much of the beach to himself today, Eileen Murphy reports.

By - 5/23/18 - 1:21 pm

As it has done in years past, the Boston City Council voted today to formally ask the state Legislature to let Boston Police patrol the South Boston Waterfront. Although Boston officers respond there in emergencies, legally, State Police have jurisdiction. Read more.

By - 5/22/18 - 2:49 pm

The Board of Appeals today rejected plans by a developer to tear down a house at 844 East 3 St. in South Boston's City Point and replace it with a five-unit building with ten parking spaces after residents were joined by elected officials in opposing the proposal. Read more.

By - 5/17/18 - 10:00 pm
Sunset over Carson Beach

C. Carew took in the sunset at Carson Beach this evening.

By - 5/14/18 - 8:19 am
Old Colony Avenue proposal

Architect's rendering, with obligatory birds.

A Charlestown developer last week filed detailed plans with the BPDA to replace the Notre Dame Education Center at 200 Old Colony Ave. with a new six-story building with 54 residential units - and ground-floor space for the adult-ed facility. Read more.

By - 5/9/18 - 12:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting a pair of pubescent alleged phone thieves they say tried to out-pedal officers and when that failed, head butt their way out of capture. Read more.

By - 5/8/18 - 12:35 pm

A man who tried to break up an argument between his friends and a hulking stranger at Croke Park needed 30 stitches after the guy smashed a beer bottle into the left side of his head, police and the bar's owner told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By - 5/5/18 - 10:27 am
Kite surfers on South Boston's Pleasure Bay

C. Carew watched the kite surfers on Pleasure Bay while also enjoying a lobster roll from Sullivan's yesterday.

By - 5/4/18 - 11:19 pm

Around 10:50 p.m. at Dorchester and East 8 streets, Mass Incident Paging reports.

By - 5/4/18 - 12:18 pm
Tasty Burger after fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 1:40 a.m. to Tasty Burger, 69 L St., for a blaze that did an estimated $150,000 in damage and shut down the take-out eatery. The cause is under investigation.

There were no injuries.

By - 5/3/18 - 12:34 pm
Proposed el system for downtown Boston

Proposed el system for downtown Boston. See it larger.

In 1892, a state commission developed a series of plans to deal with the complete gridlock that downtown Boston had become. It proposed banning vehicles not making deliveries from downtown streets during business hours, reducing the number of grade crossings for the numerous railroad serving Boston, constructing a trolley tunnel under Tremont Street and the Common, and creating a 13.4-mile elevated rapid-transit system serving downtown and nearby neighborhoods and suburbs. Read more.