South Boston

By - 11/1/17 - 10:39 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Tim Colby captured the sunrise this morning.

By - 10/29/17 - 10:40 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays inbound due to a train joining the choir eternal at Andrew.

By - 10/24/17 - 5:17 pm
Unmoored boat off Castle Island

Paul Nutting watched the BPD Marine Unit investigate a sailboat on the rocks off Castle Island in Dorchester Bay this afternoon.

By - 10/24/17 - 2:00 pm
High-angle rescue on Broadway in South Boston.

"High-angle" rescue in South Boston.

Jim Gavaghan, who took the photo, reports firefighters and EMTs rushed to 636 East Broadway in South Boston around 12:10 p.m. today after the worker fell onto the roof.

Engine 2 and Ladder 19 was dispatched and requested the Tower which has a bucket to effect the patient to the ground for transport by Boston EMS.

By - 10/21/17 - 4:52 pm

Walking up the street today I missed the view of the old Handbook building to only see this new cell tower!. I guess if you live the Back Bay you are the only ones allowed to chime in on this stuff.

By - 10/18/17 - 12:57 pm

The Suffolk Journal reports the university is looking to increase the percentage of students it currently has room for in dorms from 25% or so and quotes honcho and former City Councilor and East Boston native John Nucci on how it might make sense to look outside of the incredibly expensive area around the school at places that are just a ten-minute subway ride away - in particular East Boston, South Boston and Charlestown.

By - 10/17/17 - 12:31 pm

Two men involved in an altercation at a South Boston restaurant involving pepper and a beer bottle face criminal charges, a police detective told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 10/10/17 - 7:57 pm

UPDATE: They did do some filming in Southie last month.

Ally Jarmanning posts a notice she found on her door in Dorchester's Polish Triangle today for a meeting about a film crew that plans to do some filming for an upcoming Showtime series. Read more.

By - 10/6/17 - 10:05 am

CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.

After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.

Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.

By - 10/1/17 - 11:47 am

Steve Annear reports on that guy who traversed Boston Harbor in a giant pumpkin today - with some help from an outboard motor he attached to the gourd.

By - 9/29/17 - 1:45 pm

New England Revolution - Hat Act

There's a reason the Revolution started here, it seems.

By - 9/28/17 - 12:38 pm

Verizon announced today it will soon make its FiOS Internet/cable/phone service available in all of Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale and Roxbury, and in parts of South Boston, including the waterfront. Read more.

By - 9/27/17 - 8:54 am
Lydia Edwards

David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 11:40 am

First the basement flooded at Ming Tsai's Blue Dragon on A Street. Then a water-main break sent water up into the restaurant's grease traps, causing a second, and smellier, flood. Read more.

By - 9/22/17 - 12:41 pm

Thomas Nee, 46, yesterday pleaded guilty to robbing five Boston banks - three of which he fled from with $380 or less, the US Attorney's office reports.

Nee faces sentencing on Jan. 9 for the heists earlier this year, during which he'd give a teller a demand note. Read more.

By - 9/22/17 - 9:26 am

The family of Kyzr Willis, who drowned while at a city-run summer program at Carson Beach last year, is suing Mayor Walsh, the city and individual workers at the program. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 8:14 pm

The Keebler Elf General will be at the Moakley Courthouse tomorrow and so will protesters. The ACLU is organizing an Unwelcoming Party for Jeff Sessions, 2-4 p.m. on the sidewalk outside the courthouse.

By - 9/14/17 - 4:38 pm
Man on crane

Man on crane. Photo by Nate Morrow.

Updated, 5:15 p.m.

Around 4:30 p.m. a shirtless man went into the construction site at 6 West Broadway, near the T stop, and climbed to the top of a 15-story crane, where he spent about 40 minutes clambering around the cables at the very top before starting to head down. Read more.