Boston firefighters responded to the old Edison generating plant at L and Summer streets in South Boston for burning construction debris about six stores up shortly before 8 p.m.
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South Boston bar and building owner wins approval for new East Broadway building - on condition he doesn't put a bar in it
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Joey Arcari to replace what is now a vacant lot at 748-750 East Boradway at L Street with a four-story building: Ground-floor retail space topped by three residential floors with a total of nine apartments. Read more.
And embroiled in legal actions, as the Dorchester Reporter reports.
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.
First responders, surgeons able to free trapped, injured worker at power plant without having to amputate his leg
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.
WCVB reports one worker was seriously injured and two others also 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.
South Boston Italian restaurant that closed because of pandemic won't be coming back; owner to retire, keep living above the place
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Gaetano Mirisola to convert his closed restaurant at 200 L St. at East 8th St. into an apartment. Read more.
You run a party house, you're not going to get city approval to add a roof deck, zoning board affirms again
An agitated South Boston resident files a complaint about the situation on L Street near East 8th Street:
Trash put out from someone moving in or out. This isn't Allston
Charlene Casey, 64, is scheduled for arraignment today on a charge of motor-vehicle homicide, which the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says led to a crash that killed Colin McGrath, 22 months, as he sat in a stroller while his 4-year-old sister and their caretaker walked on an L Street sidewalk on July 25, 2018.
According to the DA's office: Read more.
Hilco Redevelopment Partners and Redgate Capital Partners have filed new plans with the BPDA for their L Street project that now call for 636 residential units - down from the 750 they proposed in July and the 1,344 they initially proposed on the 15.2-acre site. Read more.
Developers of South Boston power plant remain committed to housing, if not as much as they once planned
The developers who want to turn the old L Street power plant into the Next Big Thing on the Waterfront this week filed new plans with the BPDA that call for 750 housing units, down from the 1,344 they initially proposed on the 15-acre site. Read more.
City Councilors Michael Flaherty (at large) and Ed Flynn (South Boston) want the BPDA to shove developer's plans for more than 1,300 condos and apartments at the old L Street power station into a drawer until after the developer and Massport can proved the developers actually have the right to build a giant residential complex next to a truck route feeding into the nearby working port area. Read more.
Eileen Murphy reports a road crew was busy on L Street between East Broadway and Emerson Street tonight: Read more.
Eileen Murphy reports a crash between a Jeep and another SUV late this afternoon flipped the Jeep on its side at L and East 6th streets - where one corner is still filled with memorials to Colin Thomas McGrath, 2, who died on July 25 when another two-vehicle crash sent one of the vehicles right into his stroller on the sidewalk. Read more.
The owner of Village Pizza and Grill, 56 L St., has agreed to pay back wages to workers not paid time and a half for working overtime and to pay fines for letting teens work excessive hours and sometimes with hazardous equipment. Read more.
Developers of massive South Boston project propose a privately funded bus line rather than a gondola
The developers that have proposed turning the old Boston Edison power plant along L Street into a mixed-use development today filed new plans that call for fewer residential units and somewhat shorter buildings than originally proposed - and a possible solution to waterfront gridlock through funding of a new bus route to the site. Read more.
Boston Police are seeking help from anybody who might have taken photos or videos in the moments before and after a crash at L and East 6th streets yesterday afternoon in which a van jumped the curb and hit two children in a stroller, killing one of them.
Images and video can be e-mailed to Sgt. Det. Thomas Barrett.
Update: Victim identified as Colin Thomas McGrath, 2, of South Boston..
WBZ reports two young children in a stroller were hit by a vehicle in a crash at L and East 6th streets around 3:40 this afternoon. Read more.
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.
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