A large group of masked riders on dirt and quad bikes who spent the day stunting, blocking traffic and scaring pedestrians on streets around Boston had their trek ended by State Police on the Southeast Expressway at Mass. Ave, where troopers and other officers blocked them in - and shot one in the foot as he tried to flee arrest around 5 p.m. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that both Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel on Tremont Street are closing April 1.
WGBH reports that Byron Rushing, who has represented the South End and part of Roxbury for roughly forever, could face a challenge in the Democratic primary from Jon Santiago, a Boston Medical Center doctor, who took out papers this week.
United South End Settlements reports that on Sunday a burst pipe caused "severe and extensive damage" to South End House at 48 Rutland St., disrupting childcare services for over 100 children from low-income families:
We are looking at options to reopen as quickly as possible, which includes securing and outfitting a temporary space. To return to our building, we must gut and rebuild all of our damaged areas.
Email [email protected] (Chrissy Holt, VP of Operations) if you have helpful info regarding available temporary space, donations can be made at uses.org
Somebody looking for a parking space in the South End last night found one on East Brookline Street with a recycling bin next to it, so he or she pulled in, perhaps not knowing somebody had been using the bin to save it earlier in the week. As Neal Gaffey shows us the car now has two smashed windows, in the only neighborhood where space savers are never formally allowed.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted James Witkowski of first-degree murder for the rape and suffocation of Lena Bruce in her South End apartment on July 12, 1992, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
BU Today reports the Boston Public Health Commission has given the go-ahead to BU's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories on Albany Street to begin research on the world's deadliest pathogens, including Ebola virus and the related Marburg virus.
NBC Boston reports on a 100-gallon spill this afternoon.
Quite a line for the SOWA Winter Festival in the South End.
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