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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.

By adamg - 8/25/16 - 11:33 am

Caught in Southie reports the Boston Licensing Board today approved a Starbucks at L Street and Broadway, which will either make City Point great again or result in the heat death of the universe, depending on whom you talk to.

By adamg - 5/18/16 - 3:30 pm

Earlier this year, the Boston Licensing Board didn't grant a liquor license to developer Michael Norton's proposed Italian restaurant at L Street and Broadway in South Boston (and then rejected a Starbucks there).

Tomorrow, though, the board considers a request from the owner of Mirisola's, 200 L St., to serve beer and wine with his Italian food. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/16 - 10:51 pm
Starbucks managers at South Boston meeting

As other Starbucks reps listen, Regional Director Damian Waugh addresses South Boston meeting.

A community meeting tonight on a Starbucks proposed for L Street and Broadway repeatedly veered towards Parks and Rec style chaos as residents battled each other on issues that often had little to directly do with the coffeehouse - such as which local restaurants drove other local restaurants out of business. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/16 - 5:26 pm
Inside the L Street Cumberland Farms in South Boston

Eileen Murphy brings the glad tidings that the L Street Cumberland Farms has re-opened after some remodeling.

Still, in possible deference to the changing socioeconomic composition of the neighborood, it now carries some new hot-dog toppings: Zucchini relish and something called Chicago Sports Relish.

By adamg - 11/1/15 - 5:59 pm
Firefighters on L Street in South Boston

L Street scene. Photo by Mary Cappuccio.

The Boston Fire Department reports "careless disposal of smoking material" at 120 L St. in the Monsignor Powers project led to a fire around 5:10 p.m.that sent two residents and one firefighter to the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/14 - 2:16 pm

The week after the Boston Licensing Board approved a new Dunkin' Donuts on D Street, it's faced with a request for another Dunkin' Donuts in South Boston, this time at 77 L St., near East Broadway.

"Is there a need for a donut shop in that area?" board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini bluntly asked franchisee John Gillespie at a hearing today.

Gillespie said Dunkin' Donuts is not serving that side of South Boston "at all."

Gillespie wants to serve up coffee, donuts and other food substances between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.

By adamg - 10/22/14 - 10:28 pm
Big tree down on L Street in South Boston

UPDATE, 11 p.m.: Tree fell on Northeast Corridor tracks between Canton Junction and 128. Providence bound train just stopped.

Skatefitz snapped the tree that fell clear across L Street in South Boston tonight.

Dougie Fresh shows us his driveway in Everett (where, he adds, his car was not parked):

By adamg - 7/18/13 - 12:41 pm

Boston Police report a woman's body was found in the water off the L Street Bathhouse around 9:30 a.m.

The Herald reports, adds to our understanding of the issue by noting in its headline that the body was "topless."

This is at least the third body discovered in the Boston area in a day.

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