South Boston

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.

By - 5/1/18 - 9:52 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Maiden, which offered oysters and charcuterie, has closed its doors forever.

By - 4/24/18 - 2:42 pm
Proposed hotel on Dorchester Avenue

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals today approved plans for a 159-room hotel on Dorchester Avenue near where it crosses the South Boston Haul Road - and Track 61, which is the last remaining rail link between the Northeast Corridor and the South Boston Waterfront. Read more.

By - 4/19/18 - 1:25 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a 911 call about a loud argument at 453 Old Colony Ave. Wednesday evening found a man and a woman - and lots of pot, stuff to package it and cash. Read more.

By - 4/17/18 - 9:45 pm
Proposed 603 Dorchester Ave.

Architect's rendering.

Two developers have filed plans with the BPDA to replace the two-story Andrew Square Auto Glass garage on Dorchester Avenue where it runs into Boston Street with a 25-unit apartment building. Read more.

By - 4/17/18 - 12:13 pm

Michael Doherty, the Boston cop convicted of attacking an Uber driver and taking his car for a spin while off duty, was sentenced today to three years probation by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Linda Giles, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/17/18 - 11:43 am

A man who walked into a Convention Center hotel bar with his shirt covered in a red liquid one February night punched another patron hard enough to knock out one of his teeth and break his nose and the bone around one eye, police say. Read more.

By - 4/17/18 - 11:03 am

An investigation into a triple stabbing at the Burger King at 280 West Broadway on Feb 5 has reached a dead end because none of the victims - two of whom initially said they knew their stabber, with whom they'd started an argument - want to cooperate with police, Sgt. Det. Kenneth O'Brien told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing today. Read more.

By - 4/11/18 - 11:31 pm

Greg Cook reports the latest in the Nicholas Nixon saga; adds the museum seems to have deleted an online forum about the controversy.

By - 4/10/18 - 11:15 pm

NBC Boston reports on the settlement with the family of Kyzr Willis, who drowned at a city-run summer program at Carson Beach in 2016.

By - 4/10/18 - 8:12 pm
Dinosaur walks along the South Boston Waterfront

Kim spotted the dino shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Seaport Boulevard. Oh, yeah, and Mike Pence was in town, disrupting rush-hour traffic so he could raise some funds at the Langham.