South End

By - 12/11/18 - 7:55 pm
Firefighters battle South End fire.

Firefighters at the scene. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 534 Columbus Ave. at Worcester Street around 2:40 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire at the five-story building. Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 11:09 am

Boston Police report arresting Marybeth Bilodeau, 39, of 168 West Springfield St., near Tremont, after finding "a loaded .40 caliber Ruger SR40C handgun, 50 bags of crack cocaine weighing 44 grams and 11 bags of marijuana weighing approximately one pound," in her residence there. Read more.

By - 12/5/18 - 9:53 am
Proposed rehab, expansion of Alexandria Hotel on Massachusetts Avenue

The new owners of the shambling Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Mass. Ave. have filed their detailed plans to build a 150-room hotel on the site. Read more.

By - 11/14/18 - 8:15 pm
Surveillance photo

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who tried to rape a woman around 12:30 p.m. in the area of East Canton and Albany streets in the South End.

Read more.

By - 11/10/18 - 2:15 pm

Now on offer on Craigslist: Piece of garbage HP color laser jet printer with off-brand ink cartridges. But the current owner repeats himself there.

Anyhoo, this is free to anyone who enjoys self-flagellation, being annoyed, someone into sadomasochism, my enemies, or someone who is handy and has the talent to fix things like this without too much effort.

By - 11/5/18 - 10:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man Saturday morning by officers investigating gunfire and an attempted murder in the area of Emerald Court, off Shawmut Avenue. Read more.

By - 10/27/18 - 4:35 pm
Pergola on the ground in the South End

Jonathan Berk reports a roof pergola became a sidewalk pergola on Milford Street in the South End today - after first smashing into a couple of parked cars.

By - 10/26/18 - 3:10 pm

Meliza spotted this gurgling building on Washington Street at East Newton.

By - 10/23/18 - 12:10 pm

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday will have to decide between two completely different accounts of how a man came to be smashed in the head with a bottle after he walked out of J.J. Foley's in the South End early one August morning: Was he jumped by a Hispanic man his friend had gotten ejected from the bar for putting his hand up a woman's skirt, or was he attacked by two Hispanic men who were never in the bar but who happened to be walking down the street after he left and at whom he'd screamed an ethnic epithet? Read more.

By - 10/22/18 - 9:22 am

David Bates discusses the implications of the Boston Center for the Arts purchase of the Calderwood Pavilion from the BPDA, which had formerly leased it to the center.

By - 10/15/18 - 11:08 am
Black plastic left behind in Blackstone Square fountain

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about the rubber sheeting a film crew (part of Marky Mark's Spenser funky bunch?) left behind Friday night in the Blackstone Square fountain. Also, they tore up the grass.

By - 10/13/18 - 11:27 pm

Erik Hjortsho has posted video from his doorcam showing a hawk swooping in and grabbing the pigeon that had been resting above his door.

By - 10/10/18 - 5:00 pm

Boston Police report arresting two people at Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard early this morning with enough heroin to charge them as heroin dealers. Read more.

By - 10/5/18 - 8:52 am

Victim identified as Raymond Holloway-Creighton, 26, of Dorchester.

Boston Police report a man, believed to be in his 20s, was shot at 911 Massachusetts Ave., near Chesterton Street, around 3:30 a.m. Read more.

By - 9/23/18 - 2:15 pm
Shawmut Avenue scene

Police officers, including SWAT members, and EMTs converged on the scene.

Shortly before 2 p.m. on West Springfield Street between Shawmut Avenue and Washington Street. Read more.

By - 9/20/18 - 11:25 pm
By - 9/13/18 - 10:07 am

Boston Police report arresting two men on charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute yesterday at Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in the South End. Read more.

By - 9/12/18 - 2:20 pm

The City Council agreed today to bring in city and state public-health experts to figure out what to do about increasing amounts of problems they say are happening from Dudley to Andrew because of the continued shutdown of the Long Island shelter and treatment programs. Read more.

By - 9/8/18 - 11:08 am
Building a crane at Harrison Albany project

John Hanzl has a bird's eye view of the construction for the 650-unit Harrison Albany Block development in the South End. Today, he watched workers put together the crane that will help build the crane that will help build the buildings.

By - 9/6/18 - 4:41 pm
Josey

A Suffolk Superior Court today sentenced Benjamin Josey, 59, to three to five years in state prison after a jury convicted him of armed robbery, assault and battery on a disabled person and stealing by confinement for an incident on Dartmouth Street on Aug. 24, 2017. Read more.