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By adamg - 2/14/20 - 12:44 pm
A squirrel and his nuts in South Boston

Eileen Murphy put out some treats for Rocky, a regular visitor to her South Boston porch.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 9:15 am
Line for the 7 bus

Around 8:30 a.m., Donald F. got in line for the 7 bus on Broadway at L Street in South Boston. "Will we get to work?" he wondered.

By adamg - 1/31/20 - 3:54 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday found Asim Kieta, 45, guilty of detonating an improvised explosive device that injured three police officers outside the C-6 police station in South Boston in 2017 and then sentenced him to 15 to 18 years in prison, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/20 - 2:36 pm

Boston Police report a teen under observation by both Boston officers and FBI agents was arrested yesterday on O'Callaghan Way - after a brief chase in which he took off and tossed a jacket with "a loaded 9mm Millennium G2 handgun along with 9 small plastic bags of heroin, 5 suboxone strips and 1 small plastic bag of cocaine" in the pockets. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/20 - 5:16 pm

A federal judge today sentenced former BPDA manager John Lynch of Dorchester to 40 months - a little more than three years - in prison following his admission he let a developer pay him off to arrange a zoning vote the developer needed. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 9:53 am

A federal judge sentenced Jermaine Tindal, 30, to 21 months in federal prison on Monday following his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, the US Atttorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/20 - 2:17 pm
People breaking out the beach chairs in South Boston

Eileen Murphy spotted some people enjoying the beach off N Street in South Boston today.

Meanwhile, up on the Charles River, just upstream from the Arsenal Street bridge, some geese just couldn't be bothered to try out the water: Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/20 - 2:04 pm
Fan Pier fire smoke

Smoke from Fan Pier fire. Photo by Peter Cheung.

Boston firefighters responded around 1 p.m. to the Mass. Mutual building under construction next to 50 Liberty Dr. for a fire in the garage that sent thick black smoke into the air: Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 11:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted a beer-and-wine license to Jamie's Variety, 113 H St., which means senior citizens living across the street will soon no longer have to risk life and limb up on Broadway just to buy some beer or wine. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/20 - 12:44 pm

KO Pies, which sells Australian meat pies in East Boston, is working to organize a Boston barbie for bushfire support on Jan. 28 at Capo Restaurant & Supper Club, 443 West Broadway in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/20 - 11:42 am

When applicants go before the Boston Licensing Board for a liquor license, they have to answer the question of the "public need" for the license. At a hearing this morning, a lawyer for the Hyatt chain cited Boston's international stature as a reason for the board to approve the chain's proposed purchase of the license now used by An Tain on India Street for a 294-room, 12-story hotel it's building at 315 Northern Ave. in the Seaport. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/20 - 11:16 am

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let Jamie's Variety, 113 H St., at the corner of East 5th St., sell beer and wine. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 12:30 pm

A man ordered away from Murphy's Law, 837 Summer St., after he punched a woman in the face because he couldn't quite hit the guy he meant to hit, went home, got a hockey stick and proceded to repeatedly smash the bar's windows and doors until he finally broke a window pane, police and the bar's co-owner told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/19 - 7:44 pm

No Name Restaurant - South Boston, MA

The No Name Restaurant on Fish Pier announced tonight it's closed for good - hours after it filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with documentation showing its two biggest creditors are the city of Boston and Massport: Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 12:46 pm
Christmas at South Boston Cumberland Farms

Eileen Murphy reports the South Boston Cumberland Farms was popping this morning - Mr. and Mrs. Claus were filling in and the coffee was free.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 8:55 am
Colin McGrath

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.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 11:59 am

A Newton developer says it will soon file plans with the BPDA for a 21-story building with 265 residential units, offices and ground-floor retail space at 323-345 Dorchester Ave., next to the F.W. Webb building, the first step in turning at least ten acres of land now used for low-rise industrial and commercial buildings into a new mixed-use area. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 2:53 pm

State Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he plowed into a woman walking across Day Boulevard near K Street in South Boston on Dec. 2, sending her to the hospital with serious injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 1:01 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court this week overturned a judge's decision to toss the contents and call data police found on the phone of Dondre Snow of Dorchester, one of two men charged with murder Maurice Scott on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston in December, 2015. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 9:22 am

StreetsBlogMass reports on a new design for a bridge to replace the hulking old unusable bridge.

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