South Boston

By - 5/12/11 - 2:50 pm

Adam Castiglioni reports Legal Seafood will offer tours of its fish processing and testing plant on the South Boston waterfront every Thursday morning June through August for $7 (proceeds go to the Boston Harbor Assocation). No sandals or flip-flops allowed.

By - 5/10/11 - 4:47 pm

Boston Police report the five inflicted "significant injuries" on two men in their 30s in an early Sunday beating at East Broadway and I Street.

By - 5/8/11 - 11:13 pm

AlertNewEngland reports the stabbing was around 8:45 p.m. and that the suspects ran up Dorchester Street.

By - 5/5/11 - 12:10 pm

Joanne Chang just tweeted about an incident at her Fort Point Channel Flour:

No wonder bathroom @ F2 keeps clogging-plumber found pair of sunglasses when he pumped pipes. Guess sign saying "TP only pls" not big enough.

By - 5/5/11 - 11:38 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that Vertex Pharmaceuticals has signed a 15-year lease for 1.1 million square feet of space in the Innovation District.

By - 4/29/11 - 1:30 pm

District C-6 reports a deliveryman for Hong Kong Chef was taking some food to 26 Patterson Way around 11:30 p.m. on April 22, when he was jumped, punched and robbed of roughly $600.

By - 4/29/11 - 10:19 am

HarleyUPDATE: Harley was found, safe and sound.

Marlo Fogelman reports that she and her boyfriend put his two dogs in a South End kennel as they got ready to visit his dying father. But one of the dogs escaped:

She ran home to the Back Bay from the South End and came to our bldg and into the stairwell but someone let her out. She's been spotted on the Esplanade and, most recently (yesterday), in Southie. She is moving so even if you think you're too far away--maybe you're not. We have no idea where she's going to go next!

Harley is a 3.5 year old Australian Cattle Dog. She is about 50 lbs, black w/ brown markings under her neck and on her legs. She is not wearing a collar (escaped from it) but is chipped. She is up to date on all of her vaccinations. She is not coming when called....if you see her, try to lure her with food or literally, please, just pounce on her -- she will not bite (just nips a bit).

By - 4/22/11 - 3:26 pm

Nelson MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man wanted for a probation violation for armed robbery and home invasion at the Andrew stop on the Red Line this morning.

Police say Samuel Nelson, 23, formerly of Dorchester, was letting a woman companion "piggyback" with him after he tapped his CharlieCard at the fare gate around 10:30 a.m. - as plainclothes officers were patrolling the fare area. In a report, one of the officers writes:

By - 4/8/11 - 9:53 am

KingCynthia King, 46, of Brockton, was arrested at the MBTA's Cabot bus yard yesterday afternoon on charges of possesssion of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

The Herald reports she had driven a bus since 2002. She was arrested while in her MBTA uniform. Police say they also seized cash.

By - 4/5/11 - 4:45 pm

Interesting job posting from NPR says it's just set up a "Digital Services team located in Boston's Innovation District" to further bring John Boehner's favorite public radio network into the digital age.

By - 3/29/11 - 5:40 pm

Dye pack on the floor of getaway cab. Photo by Courtney Sacco.Dye pack on the floor of getaway cab (another view of the cab). Photo by Courtney Sacco.

Boston Police tweet the Mt. Washington bank branch at 430 West Broadway was held up this afternoon. A suspect, described as a white guy with a scruffy beard in a gray hoodie, tried getting hailing a cab as a getaway vehicle. Sacco reports a dye pack in his loot exploded in the back seat; he then tried to run away but was captured by police two blocks down West Broadway.

Photo copyright Courtney Sacco. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/25/11 - 5:44 pm

The State House News Service reports the former mayor's South Boston home was torn apart and burglarized Thursday while Flynn and his wife attended a funeral mass. Among the items taken: A cross given to Flynn by Pope John Paul II and letters from various world figures.

By - 3/25/11 - 11:36 am

District C-6 reports that sometime over this past weekend, somebody broke into a Verizon yard at 649 Summer St. by the Marine Industrial Park and made off with $12,000 worth of copper wire.

It's the second time this month somebody broke into the facilty. On March 2, police say, five Verizon trucks were broken into and power tools removed.

By - 3/24/11 - 8:35 am

This parking space is mine

Ryan Daley captured the scene on on W. 4 Street at D this morning. In your face, JP!

By - 3/21/11 - 7:00 am

Irish DarthIrish for the day.

According to the Herald, Southie had one parade yesterday ("Revelers in Southie have parade down pat!"). But the Globe, which had three reporters manning the parade beat, reports Southie had two parades ("Two parades play to different crowds").

UPDATE: The Herald did post a couple of photos from the second parade in a photo gallery. And it had a detailed look at the issue of the two parades the day before.

Photo copyright Paul Keleher. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/19/11 - 10:48 am

The Globe reports the convention center authority wants to get somebody to build a $640-million hotel next to the South Boston convention center - and wants to throw in $200 million in state subsidies to attract that somebody.

By - 3/17/11 - 11:28 am

At-large Councilor Felix Arroyo tells Bay Windows he deliberately scheduled an LGBT fundraiser on Sunday:

As an At-Large City Councilor, I represent all of Boston and all of Boston's residents. I take that responsibility very seriously. An entire community that I represent is excluded from marching in the parade. While the Supreme Court said it is legally permissible to exclude LGBT groups, I cannot in good conscience march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade until everyone else can.

By - 3/16/11 - 11:35 am

The mayor's office alerts us:

To encourage people to get home safely on Sunday after all-day parade celebrations, the City has ordered package stores and bars in South Boston to close early on Sunday, March 20, 2011. Package Stores will close at 4 PM and bars must close by 7:30 PM on Sunday.

By - 3/14/11 - 11:13 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were able to extricate a hurt worker 30 to 50 feet up a crane at the Conley Terminal around 10 a.m.