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By fishinguy - 3/27/20 - 1:59 pm

Please take care of your own shit bags during the COVID-19 crisis, we don’t need any more diseases or germs because of people’s laziness.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 11:43 am

Blood donations have fallen off dramatically, as you might expect, so here's a chance to help rebuild supplies: The Red Cross will be taking blood donations between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Moonshine 152, 152 Dorchester Ave. in South Boston. You can speed up the process by filling out some of the required paperwork online.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 7:27 pm

The Masque Of The Red Death (1964)

Northeastern Police today pleaded with students who remained behind in Boston after their campus shut down to stop partying in their off-campus apartments: Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 6:07 pm
Black Falcon Pier

Not much call for cruise ships in Boston right now, as Matt Frank shows us today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 1:52 pm
St. Patrick's sort of parade on Sunday

Chad Parenteau reports he and his girlfriend were driving down Broadway yesterday when:

We came across a flash mob Saint Patrick's parade of sorts. People driving around decorated vehicles and screaming from their windows (and even the open back of a van).

By adamg - 3/15/20 - 1:40 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that after South Boston started trending nationally on Twitter yesterday, the neighborhood watering holes have agreed to voluntarily stay closed today.

By adamg - 3/14/20 - 9:26 pm

Update: Seems all the bars closed early for the night. See the comments for more.

City Councilor Michelle Wu (at large) was a bit aghast when she saw this photo from South Boston today on the eve of its cancelled parade: Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 1:25 pm

F. Dennis Saylor, chief judge of US District Court in Massachusetts, today ordered the postponement of all jury trials in Boston, Worcester and Springfield federal courts between now and April 27 postponed because of the spread of Covid-19 and Gov. Baker's declaration of a state of emergency. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 10:25 pm

ACE Comic Con announced tonight it's calling off its convention, which had been scheduled to open March 20 at the South Boston convention center over Covid-19 concerns. The company says it is trying to schedule a new convention sometime this fall.

Some 32,000 attendees had been expected.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 6:30 pm

Harpoon Brewery announced today a series of steps to try to reduce the risks of Covid-19 infection for visitors to its South Boston brewery. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 9:20 am

At 11:45 p.m. yesterday, Mass. Horticultural Society President James Hearsum e-mailed supporters that society staffers and "an army of loyal volunteers" will not be attending the Boston Flower and Garden Show, scheduled to open this morning, because of Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 6:08 pm

Mayor Walsh made the announcement this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/20 - 9:44 pm

The New England Cannabis Convention announced today that it still plans to open on March 20 at the Hynes Convention Center, while the ACE Comic Convention said it is also still planning to open on March 20, at the South Boston convention center - but don't even think of hugging anybody once inside. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 4:08 pm

The organizers of the annual Seafood Expo North America, one of the nation's largest seafood conventions, announced today they are postponing the event, which was due to open March 15 at the South Boston convention center. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 4:03 pm

Former RCN building Demo

Nate Swain compiled this video of the demolition of a former RCN building on West 1st Street by the Haul Road in South Boston. It's coming down to make way for an eight-story office building aimed at "innovators."

By adamg - 3/2/20 - 11:53 am
Facebook page of the mayor of Tirana about new university

Greg Cook notes that an announcement by the mayor of Tirana about construction of a new university campus there features what's actually a photo of our ICA.

By adamg - 3/1/20 - 1:59 pm
Fire at 588 East Eighth St. in South Boston

The Boston Fire Department reports two residents were displaced by a fire on the third floor of 588 East 8th St. this morning.

Firefighters responded at 8:40 a.m. Damage is estimated at $100,000.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 9:00 am

Boston Police report arresting a local man on charges he sliced another man in the leg and stole his phone around 2:45 a.m. outside 525 East 2nd St., near H Street in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/20 - 9:19 pm

Updated, 9:55 p.m.

Broadway got smoky around 9 p.m. when a train pulled in with an overheated motor that belched both sparks and smoke. Read more.

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