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By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:50 am

The Boston Sun reports the Hingham Institute for Savings is closing its Beacon Hill branch and that Cambridge Trust is seeking permission to shut its branch on Tremont Street in the South End.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 10:20 am
New senior-care building proposed for Franklin Institute site.

Rendering of proposed senior-care building by Hacin + Associates.

Related Beal this week filed its plans for turning the current 1.2-acre Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology site between Berkeley, Tremont and Appleton streets into a mixed-use complex featuring a new 13-story, 241-bed building for seniors and reuse of the existing Franklin Union building for office space, once the institute moves to its new home on Harrison Avenue in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 1:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on gun, drug and driving charges after an officer spotted him driving on the wrong side of Massachusetts Avenue near Melnea Cass Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/20 - 11:33 am
An afternoon at the South End branch of the Boston Public Library

An afternoon at the South End branch of the Boston Public Library in 1931. From the BPL photo collection.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 10:37 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a protest along Mass. Ave. yesterday.

James W. Hills videoed the protest: Read more.

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By adamg - 9/4/20 - 10:00 am

Richard Auffrey continues his look at Boston's former Little Syria, today with a look at the final example of proof that it ever even existed - the Sahara Syrian Restaurant, the sign for which sill beckons the hungry more than 50 years after the place actually closed.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 12:51 pm

The Boston Public Library announced yesterday it's partially re-opening the computer room at the Copley Square central library, where people can now sign up for two-hour slots to use socially-distanced computers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 9:25 am
Chopped down tree

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint about a newly killed tree in an alley off Clarendon Street in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/20 - 9:54 pm

Live Boston reports a pedestrian was hit by a car at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard early this morning, in roughly the same sport where another pedestrian was hit, allegedly by a Dorchester man who was charged with OUI, not far from the spot on the Mass. Ave. Connector where a third person was struck by a car two nights earlier, allegedly driven by a drunk woman from South Boston.

By adamg - 8/16/20 - 11:27 am
Some doors of the South End

The South End has some nice doors. And there's an Instagram page that's collecting photos of them all.

By adamg - 8/10/20 - 9:46 pm

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. The victim fell to the ground, then ran through traffic a half block down Massachusetts Avenue before Boston EMS found him and transported him back a half block to the Boston Medical Center emergency room. Injury not considered life threatening.

It's at least the third knife attack in the general Mass/Cass area in the past two weeks, although the other two were fatal.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 5:50 pm
300 Shawmut Ave.

Firefighters going up and in. Photo by Rob Colonna.

Boston firefighters are at 300 Shawmut Ave., at Waltham Street, for a fire on the fifth floor.

By adamg - 7/29/20 - 9:53 am

Several Boston colleges have filed plans with the city to take over all or parts of local hotels and apartment buildings to house students this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 10:07 am
Moreno in 2018

Boston Police report arresting a Dedham man they say really, really wanted to steal stuff from the 7-Eleven on Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue in the South End yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/20 - 8:47 pm
Bad bench, bad

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint about the slatted benches the city has installed in Peters Park in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/20 - 10:49 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say walked into Boston Medical Center with a loaded gun Friday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/20 - 9:33 am

The Boston Sun reports on the controversy over the Pine Street Inn leasing the Roundhouse Hotel near the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue for use as a 180-person homeless shelter.

By adamg - 7/21/20 - 9:21 am

WBUR reviews body-camera video with defense attorneys of BPD action in the Methadone Mile during last summer's Operation Clean Sweep following the attack on a jail guard there.

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 1:14 pm
Franklin Union building in Boston's South End

The Franklin Union building. Source.

A developer has told the BPDA it wants to turn the current Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology site on Berkeley Street into a complex that would include a "senior care facility," affordable housing and a building with retail and office space. Read more.

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