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By adamg - 11/21/20 - 3:01 pm
Michelin Man wonders where the rest of him is

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about this bodyless Michelin Man on West 3rd Street, between C and D, in South Boston.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 1:23 pm

An attorney for Amazon told the Zoning Board of Appeal this week it's withdrawing its plans for a new "last mile" distribution center along a strip of Dorchester Avenue in South Boston where the city had been hoping developers would build large amounts of housing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 5:19 pm

Dorchester Street Aggravated Assault

Boston Police report they are looking for members of a swarm of people on dirt bikers and four wheelers who attacked a man at West 4th and Dorchester streets in South Boston around 8 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/20 - 9:16 pm
New Fort Point art installation under way

The Fort Pointer captured artist Zy Baer at work on what will soon be Fort Point Channel's latest art installation, Polarity, which will show a future in which the channel floods and rises until only the upper floor and copper cornice of a building remains above water. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

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By adamg - 11/3/20 - 11:40 am

Boston Police report arresting William Walsh, 35, of Middleboro, on charges he tried to break into a West Broadway apartment shortly after 5 a.m. this morning, after he was apparently more successful breaking in somewhere else and stealing a loaded gun, credit cards, a license and a passport. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/20 - 9:22 am

WBZ reports three men were stabbed at Bastille Kitchen, 49 Melcher St., around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. One victim walked to a nearby ER, the other two were taken by ambulance.

By adamg - 10/27/20 - 10:35 am
Architect's rendering of 472 West Broadway

Rendering by Tim Johnson Architecture.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace a three-story building at 472 West Broadway in Perkins Square with a five-story building with 16 smallish residential units, spaces for 11 cars in a garage using a three-tier stacking system, and ground-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/20 - 12:25 pm
Car into East Broadway insurance agency

This time in reverse, into DeKay Insurance on East Broadway. Chipsy231 reports the driver is OK.

Saturday | Friday.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 12:29 pm
Jeep remains

Jeep remains. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a Honda and a Jeep went up in flames, one at National Street and Thomas Park, the other in the Excel High School parking lot, shortly before 5 a.m.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 11:35 am

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the loose dogs at Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 9:52 am

The Boston Licensing Board has scheduled an emergency meeting tomorrow to remind restaurant owners in South Boston and the Seaport that there are rules they have to follow if they want to stay open. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/20 - 9:41 pm
Car into basement

Photo by a Universal Hub photographer.

A driver crashed into the basement of 614 East 3rd St., near L Street, shortly before 7:15 p.m. The Boston Fire Department reports 17 people were evacuated from 614 and 616 East 3rd St., and that the driver was taken to a local hospital.

Early yesterday, a driver slammed into McGoo's at Broadway and Dorchester Street.

By adamg - 10/16/20 - 8:33 am
Car that slammed into pizza place on Broadway in South Boston

The Boston Fire Department reports that a driver crashed into McGoo's Pizzeria on West Broadway at Dorchester Street around 1 a.m. The driver was taken to the hospital and six residents of the building had to be evacuated. Firefighters used a load-bearing column to shore up the building until it could be inspected and repaired.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 1:52 pm

City Councilor Ed Flynn says he's had enough with South Boston residents ignoring state and city regulations that ban large parties - next week, he will ask the City Council to call in BPD and ISD to figure out how to enforce the Covid-19 regulations that too many people are flouting, even if that means increasing the current $300 fine for violators. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 9:14 am
Detective and shot up car

Detective examines car hit by gunfire. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports more than a dozen shots were fired on Crowley Rogers Way at St. Casimir Street in the West Broadway development around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. No reported injuries, but at least one car was shot up.

By onelith - 10/11/20 - 12:02 pm
beat pumpkin

The last few weekends in Southie multiple 311 calls about loud parties have been rising. This pumpkin is what some of the party goers must feel and look like.

By adamg - 10/10/20 - 11:58 am

In recent months, delivery drivers have become far more important to many people. WBZ reports on all the kids who gave their local UPS driver in South Boston a surprise the other day.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 5:56 pm
Amrheins rendering

Rendering by Stantec Architecture.

The Matteson Companies and GFI Partners today filed plans with the BPDA to build an eight-story R&D building on what is now the Amrheins parking lot on West Broadway - and the single-story part of Amrheins, while saving the four-story apartment building housing the rest of Amrheins. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 10:57 am
Lightning over Boston Harbor

Lightning over South Boston and Boston Harbor. See it larger.

From a downtown aerie, Jonathan Berk was thunderstruck during the second wave of yesterday afternoon's storm. Read more.

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