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Male victim shot multiple times on Columbia Road Saturday evening

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South Boston-02/25/12- Sullivan's, a fixture on Castle Island opened for the season Saturday(2/25), as customers trickled in. Eddie Walsh, 89 from South Boston has been getting hot dogs at Sullys for as long as he can remember. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki (metro)


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Posted: Apr 09, 2014 5:14 PM EDTUpdated: Apr 09, 2014 5:46 PM EDT

 A 2-alarm fire broke out at an apartment building in South Boston Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to the 4-story building at 52 Thomas Park at around 4:23 p.m.

Fire was reported on the rear porches on the third and fourth floors.

One resident was treated and transported by Boston EMS to Mass. General Hospital with burns. A firefighter was also injured and transported with a shoulder injury. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

The Boston Fire Department is reporting that the fire is now out.

A total of five people and one dog have been displaced from the three apartments and all have a place to stay.

Fire officials are estimating the damage at $600,000.

Upgrades sought for Boston Convention and Exhibition center

BOSTON — State lawmakers are considering a proposed $1.1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition center in South Boston.

Supporters of the measure say the facility that opened in 1997 isn’t big enough to attract many large-scale national and international conventions. They say expanding the convention center and adding hotel rooms would generate new jobs and other economic benefits for the region.

The House Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets has scheduled a hearing for Thursday to discuss financing for the project.

Current plans call for no new taxes of fees. Instead, proceeds from the state’s current hotel occupancy tax would be used to support bonds issued for construction.

The Pioneer Institute has warned the convention center expansion could divert capital funds from other state projects.

No references to sexual orientation allowed

Women from the Sanford High School color guard, of Sanford, Maine, twirl green flags while marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston.

AP Photo/Steven Senne

BOSTON — Leaders of South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade have invited a gay advocacy group to march for the first time in decades – as long as group members don’t display their orientation.

The Boston Globe reports that parade coordinators have invited LGBT advocacy organization MassEquality to march in the parade and carry a banner, but no T-shirts or signs with the word “gay” or other references to sexual orientation are allowed.

Negotiators will work out final details in the coming week.

“We’d be happy to have them here,” Tim Duross, a parade coordinator, told The Globe. “But we’d rather you just wish everybody a happy St. Patrick’s Day and left it with that.”

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh brokered the agreement, and told The Globe that it was “probably the biggest step in 20 years” for the parade.

“Mayor Walsh and Congressman Stephen Lynch met today with parade organizers,” Walsh’s spokeswoman said in a statement. “It was a very positive meeting, and they remain optimistic that a solution can be reached that will work for all parties involved.”

The executive director of MassEquality told The Globe that the new development was “huge” and she was hopeful that her group could march, but declined to comment on the T-shirt and sign restrictions.

In 1995, parade organizers went to the US Supreme Court for their right to exclude gay and lesbian groups from the parade and won.

The parade had been boycotted by Mayor Thomas Menino but Walsh has said that he wanted to work with organizers to end the ban.