Greg Cook watched a stations of the cross procession today in the South End, recreating Jesus's sentencing, death march and resurrection.
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Derek Lessing spotted some snow-covered witch hazel on West Newton Street in the South End today.
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