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By adamg - 5/5/22 - 10:41 am

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.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 8:56 pm
First responders at collapse scene

First responders work to free, save trapped worker. Photo by Boston EMS.

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.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 4:33 pm
Scene outside the power plant

Outside the power plant. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

WCVB reports one worker was seriously injured and two others als 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.

By adamg - 1/25/22 - 11:26 am

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.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 11:41 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today rejected a request to add a roof deck to a triple decker at 221 L St., between East 8th Street and Marine Road in South Boston. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/1/20 - 10:45 am

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

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 - 11/14/19 - 4:49 pm

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.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 1:32 pm
Repurposed 1898 building in proposed development

Architect's rendering of proposed reuse of 1898 building at L Street site.

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.

By adamg - 1/30/19 - 2:31 pm

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.

By adamg - 9/23/18 - 10:48 pm
Work on L Street in South Boston

Eileen Murphy reports a road crew was busy on L Street between East Broadway and Emerson Street tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/18 - 6:24 pm
Flipped SUV at L and East 6th streets in South Boston

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.

By adamg - 9/7/18 - 9:18 am

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.

By adamg - 8/16/18 - 5:22 pm
L Street proposal: Before and after

Architect's rendering: Before and after.

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.

By adamg - 7/26/18 - 11:18 am

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.

By adamg - 7/25/18 - 4:34 pm
The stroller, the van and the car

Stroller, van and car at the scene. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

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.

By adamg - 5/4/18 - 12:18 pm
Firefighters at South Boston 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 adamg - 5/15/17 - 11:15 pm
L Street proposal

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

The developers working on transforming the 15-acre Boston Edison power-plant site today filed formal plans with the BPDA and state environmental regulators for 2.1 million square feet of development, including 1,588 residential units, a 150-room hotel, 340,000 square feet of office space and 68,000 square feet of retail, 987 parking spaces and more than an acre of public space along the Reserved Channel. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/17 - 11:50 am

The owners of the generating station that towers over South Boston has started the formal process of turning the site into a development with 2.1 million square feet of residential, commercial, office, restaurant and hotel space. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/17 - 12:16 am
Inside an old Boston Edison power station in South Boston

David Parsons went on a BPDA tour of the old Boston Edison power plant at L and Summer streets on Saturday, part of the agency's attempt to figure out what to do with the massive property. Read more.

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