South End

By - 4/19/19 - 5:44 pm
Recreation of the stations of the cross in the South End

Greg Cook watched a stations of the cross procession today in the South End, recreating Jesus's sentencing, death march and resurrection.

By - 4/16/19 - 11:17 pm
Flaming car on Columbus Avenue

Ryan Hatcher was across the intersection from New York Pizza tonight when a car parked on Columbus Avenue burst into flames. He reports: Read more.

By - 4/16/19 - 2:01 pm

Transit Police report arresting Richard Bridgeman, 53, on a charge of malicious destruction of property on account of how they say he hurled a brick at a T bus on Mass. Ave. near Shawumut Avenue around 10:30 a.m. yesterday, shattering the windshield. Read more.

By - 4/6/19 - 8:47 am

At 1:03 this morning, a concerned South End citizen filed a 311 complaint:

Cat up tree. Was fighting with something and ran up tree. 1255 am sat. Tree in front of 149 Worcester st. 02118

But before a 311 operator could break out the old joke about cat skeletons in trees, the concerned citizen filed an update at 1:35 a.m.: Read more.

By - 4/5/19 - 8:35 am
Legos spilling out of a back on Dartmouth Street

Swimman spotted two leaf bags bursting with Lego bricks on Dartmouth Street at Appleton Street in the South End this morning.

UPDATE: The bricks have been taken: Read more.

By - 3/26/19 - 10:42 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved marijuana shops at 430-454 Blue Hill Ave. in Grove Hall and 591 Albany St. in the South End.

In both cases, the approval does not mean the shops can actually open, only that they can now apply to the state Cannabis Control Commission, which would have to decide whether to grant licenses. Read more.

By - 3/21/19 - 9:05 pm

The Boston Globe's Annika Hom talks with Leemarie Mosca, the new president and executive director of Rosie's Place Mosca serves as "the organization's fifth president" and is "responsible for overseeing organizational affairs, community engagement, and 123 staff members."

By - 3/19/19 - 5:07 pm

A federal jury decided yesterday that two Boston officers did not deprive Burrell Ramsay-White of his civil rights when one of them fatally shot him during a confrontation in the South End on Aug. 21, 2012. Read more.

By - 3/19/19 - 9:41 am
Anthony Smith-Pacheco

UPDATE: Sent to Bridgewater for 20 days of observation.

Boston Police report arresting Anthony Smith-Pacheco, 24, of Malden, on charges of assault and battery, assault with intent to rape and indecent assault and battery for an incident around 2 p.m. on Sunday in an art gallery on Harrison Avenue in the South End. Read more.

By - 3/18/19 - 5:53 pm

UPDATE: Market cleared to re-open on March 27 after passing a re-inspection.

A Boston health inspector today shut Ming's Supermarket, also known as New York Marts, 1102 Washington St. for a variety of health violations that included dead bugs on a hot-foods light shield and rodent droppings under a sink employees are supposed to use for hand washing. Read more.

By - 3/18/19 - 9:00 am

Boston Police have released a photo of a man wanted for a sexual assault that happened around 2 p.m. on Sunday in a business on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

If he looks familiar, contact sexual-assault detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 3/13/19 - 1:53 pm
Old Hotel Alexandra

Hotel building, with outline of former companion building, torn down before it fell down. Photo by Rosabri Mejia.

A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a proposal by Councilor Althea Garrison (at large) to urge the BPDA to quash developers' plans to renovate the crumbling eyesore of the former Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue by building a 13-story boutique hotel inside a renovated facade.

Unusual for a hearing request, however, no other councilors had their names added as co-sponsors. Read more.

By - 3/7/19 - 2:25 pm

Amy Hunt took this photo at St. Botolph and West Newton streets on Tuesday afternoon. Note that the roadway is well plowed - in part by piling up all that snow right at the corner, right where the handicap ramp is - the handicap ramp that Hunt, who uses a wheelchair to get around in, can no longer see, let alone use. Read more.

By - 3/5/19 - 9:35 pm

The Tremont Market on Tremont Street at Worcester Street was robbed around 9:20 p.m. The suspect is described as a black man, dressed in a black zip-up coat and a gray scarf covering the lower half of his face.

By - 3/5/19 - 9:00 am
Snow-covered Boston Police cruiser on the Southeast Expressway

Yesterday, State Police went on social media to urge motorists to clear the snow off their roofs before getting on the road. Looks like word didn't filter into Boston: EmbraceTheBald spotted this BPD vehicle on the Expressway this morning.

By - 3/4/19 - 8:20 am
Snow in Charlestown

Gary Waldeck shows us Charlestown in the snow, shortly before 6 a.m.

Pretty in the South End, as well: Read more.

By - 2/26/19 - 6:16 pm
USES President and CEO Maicharia Lytle explains the move

Lytle makes her case.

Officials at the United South End Settlements say they have little choice but to sell off the Harriet Tubman House on Columbus Avenue and move its programs to another USES building on Rutland Street: The current Harriet Tubman building is in dire need of expensive repairs and most of its programs run at a deficit. Read more.

By - 2/20/19 - 8:41 am

UPDATE: Judge set bail at $5,000 and ordered Kenney to stay away from JJ Foley's, the Bostonian Market and the victim and witnesses while the case is pending, Suffolk County DA reports.

Boston Police report Michael Kenney, 40, of Weymouth, turned himself into police yesterday after learning a warrant had been issued for him for a beating on Harrison Avenue earlier this month that left a man with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By - 2/18/19 - 5:24 pm
Snow-covered witch hazel in the Back Bay

Derek Lessing spotted some snow-covered witch hazel on West Newton Street in the South End today.

Peter Wilson spotted a good-sized coyote racing somewhere across St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 2/18/19 - 12:55 pm
South End hawk

You really have to be careful in South End alleys these days - at least if you're no larger than a squirrel or mouse. John McLachlan reports this young Cooper's hawk keeps visiting the alley out back of his South End home.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool.