South End

By - 2/13/19 - 4:33 pm
Wanted for an attack early Saturday in the South End

Surveillance photos via BPD.

UPDATE: WFXT reports the victim is Chris Stone, 22, and he needed emergency brain surgery.

Boston Police have released photos of four people wanted for questioning in connection with an attack at Harrison Avenue and Fay Street around 2:45 a.m. on Saturday that left the victim with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By - 2/11/19 - 5:05 pm

City Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) wants to do something about construction workers he says are starting earlier or finishing later than allowed and leaving the streets they work on a mess. Read more.

By - 2/9/19 - 10:31 am

The Boston Sun reports the technical school will sell its Berkeley Street home and use the money to find or build a larger, more modern facility elsewhere in the city - and bolster its endowment.

By - 2/7/19 - 9:34 am

Somebody broke into El Triunfo, 147 East Berkeley St. in the South End this morning and made off with roughly $1,000 in coins - as well as a large amount of bills - so if you see somebody with a lot more coins than they'd reasonably need to do laundry, drop a dime to 911.

By - 2/4/19 - 1:33 pm

Update: Victim died, identified as Juan Morales, 32, of Fitchburg.

Alertpageboston reports somebody was shot shortly before 1 p.m. outside 181 Northampton St., between Shawmut and Tremont, and that the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 1/23/19 - 9:57 am
Prius covered in ice

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about this possibly city-owned Prius in the South End whose driver doesn't think he needs to look out the rear window - and who doesn't seem to care what will happen later today when it warms up and all that ice comes flying off the car. Bonus:

Driver also did not utilize any indicator/blinker when changing lanes and making turns.

By - 1/8/19 - 2:55 pm

Two bars not normally associated with Boston College had to explain today how underage BC students were able to get in and consume adult beverages until the moment detectives from the BPD licensing unit asked for their IDs. Read more.

By - 1/5/19 - 11:59 am

A rising tide raises all property taxes, well, half of them, anyway: Boston Magazine reports a townhouse on Holyoke Street in the South End just went for $6.6 million - a record for the neighborhood and way, way more than it sold for in 2012. BoMag quotes one of the real-estate agents involved as being quite satisfied with himself, not just for making a boatload of money but for helping to preserve the South End's rep as one of the "most culturally diverse neighborhoods" in the city.

By - 1/5/19 - 11:09 am

Because of course the South End would get a boutique pot shop. The Boston Sun reports Compassionate Organics is proposing a small "neighborhood-based boutique dispensary" at 633 Tremont St. Read more.

By - 12/24/18 - 9:27 am

WCVB reports that a man walking home from work through the Southwest Corridor Park late Friday was punched repeatedly in the face and head by two men after he refused to just hand over his belongings to them.

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.