Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Emily Sweeney, John R. Ellement and Travis Andersen Globe Staff July 26, 2018 Authorities say the chain-reaction crash in South Boston that killed a 3-year-old boy while in a stroller on the sidewalk was not caused by excessive speed, but the crash has sparked renewed focus on traffic through the densely populated neighborhood.The child was being pushed in a stroller near the intersection of L and East Sixth streets around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday when a van and a small sedan collided, apparently sending the van onto the sidewalk where it hit the boy and his four-year-old sister.Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said Thursday that both drivers stayed at the scene and cooperated with detectives, and that there was no sign of chemical or alcohol impairment for either of the drivers. Advertisement While L Street residents have long complained about excessive … [Read more...] about Drivers were not impaired in South Boston crash that killed 3-year-old, police say
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Milton J. Valencia Globe Staff July 26, 2018 East Boston, with its picturesque views of the harbor and downtown skyline, diverse restaurants, and historic landmarks, has emerged as one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods for real estate — second only, perhaps, to South Boston’s Seaport District.Only, don’t let Eastie turn into the Seaport District. So say community leaders who have called for a temporary halt to development in East Boston — at least until some sort of community master plan can be put in place. They say they fear a disjointed building spree will turn their neighborhood enclave into another overdeveloped, mismatched expanse of gentrification — like what has happened across the harbor. Advertisement “I think we have a lot to learn from South Boston,” Debra Cave, a lifelong East Boston resident who … [Read more...] about Please don’t let Eastie become South Boston, residents say.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Danny McDonald Globe Staff July 25, 2018 A 3-year-old boy has died after being hit by a van Wednesday in South Boston, Boston police said.The boy’s 4-year-old sister was also hit, but the injuries she suffered were not life-threatening, said Sergeant John Boyle, a police spokesman.Boston police and fire officials said public safety personnel responded to the crash shortly before 3:15 p.m. at the intersection of L and East Sixth Streets. Advertisement Marc Sanders, a Boston fire spokesman, said the two young children were believed to be walking with a woman before they were struck by a van at the intersection. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here At least 10 police officers were at the scene two hours later. In … [Read more...] about 3-year-old boy dies after being struck by van in South Boston
A 59-year-old man was killed Wednesday morning after the SUV he was driving ran a red light in South Boston and struck a tractor-trailer, police said. The crash, on Haul Road near the intersection of the eastbound Mass. Pike Exit 25 off ramp, was reported around 7:08 a.m., according to Massachusetts State Police. An initial investigation by state police determined that the man — whose identity has not been released — did not stop at a red light as he drove his 2015 Nissan Rogue off of the Mass. Pike exit and onto Haul Road, police said in a press release. The vehicle hit a truck driving into the Bypass and Haul roads intersection, police said. The man was brought to Tufts Medical Center in Boston with serious injuries but was later pronounced dead, according to police. The crash prompted the temporary closing of the Haul Road Mass. Pike exit, with traffic diverted to Seaport Boulevard, and remains under investigation by state police. Close The biggest headlines, … [Read more...] about Man killed in South Boston crash off Mass. Pike exit
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Adam Vaccaro Globe Staff July 02, 2018 Tucked behind the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is one of the last untouched empty lots in the bustling Seaport District, a narrow scrub of land lined by a rail spur that hasn’t seen a freight train in years.The rust-orange stretch of rails and ties is known as Track 61. And it will carry the hopes of long-suffering subway riders when the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority next year begins testing hundreds of new Red Line cars over it.Unless, that is, the owners of the iconic No Name Restaurant get in the way. Advertisement The Contos family, best known for serving fried seafood along the South Boston Waterfront for generations, also owns one of the two lots where the Red Line tests would end, and the family has sued the MBTA to block the effort. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget … [Read more...] about How a South Boston real estate fight could delay new MBTA Red Line cars