A nose-holding citizen reports from Roslindale:
Porter potty needed for field- athletes have no facilities and are using the tunnel that connects Fallon field to Belgrade ave to relieve themselves. It smells like urine and is unnerving for walkers.
And in the South End, a disgusted citizen posts a photo of a hole in the ground:
Homeless people have dug this foot-deep hole in Chester square park and use it as a restroom. It is roughly across the street from 553 mass ave, next to a small tree.
Last night, Jed Hresko followed a chalk line on Mass. Ave. near the Orange Line stop:
Two men convicted of drug dealing who asked to be let out of prison because of problems at state drug labs will stay in prison while their cases are reconsidered, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A disgusted citizen complains about W. Dedham Street in the South End:
News organizations left their trash and tape all over our sidewalks following coverage of POTUS visit to the Cathedral. Please fine all and have them clean up. Multiple tv stations are in violation and can be identified easily as this picture shows.
WGBH is covering it for folks without TVs.
Two workers who lifted a mattress in the Cathedral BHA project in the South End to look for bedbug evidence this morning instead found two guns. Police, of course, were summoned, and detectives, after getting a search warrant, found a safe under the bed with three more guns.
Police say the workers initially found only a young child in the apartment at 14 E. Brookline St. when they entered shortly after 11 a.m. Police found the child's parents asleep on another bed in the apartment:
An outraged citizen reports on how trash pickup was done along Tremont Street in the South End the other day:
An old woman was picking through trash left out this morning when city trash pickup arrived. The workers started screaming "f***k you! Get out of here!" Over and over again, so loud that I heard it inside my home quite clearly. They then THREW HER CART across the sidewalk and into the building. This behavior is appalling. No human being deserves to be treated like that. A city employee should be held to better standards.
The city's marked the case closed: "The supervisor in waste reduction is looking into the matter, finding out what truck did this area, and we will follow up with contract supervisor as well."
The Berkeley Community Garden reports on a faucet theft sometime yesterday or early today:
The gates were found locked in the morning, so we're assuming someone hopped over the Alley fence to do the damage. Every tap except the two near tremont were removed - we assume visibility kept them from those taps. There wasn't much metal in the plumbing (minimal copper and brass), but scrap value is the only motive we can think of. This looks like more than just vandalism. Nothing else in the garden appears damaged.
Mike Mennonno at the Fenway Victory Gardens reports the same thing happened there last week:
A large number of brass faucets in our irrigation system were stolen, along with piping. It's a lot of work to repair.
Michael Ratty took in a ballgame at Peters Park today.
This is a promotional video for Ink Block South End, the mixed-use development being built atop the remains of Wingo Square. From the blurb:
From the city block that was once the home of the old Boston Herald building will rise the INK BLOCK South End, Boston's edgiest new neighborhood. Street life at INK BLOCK South End will be alive with a flagship Whole Foods Market, trend-setting new restaurants and exciting shops. Four new residential buildings will each bring a unique South End style to the INK BLOCK. Lounge on a rooftop pool deck, relax in the theater, enjoy a workout in the fitness center, spin your wheels in Bike Central or enjoy the luxury of underground parking. All this and more make INK BLOCK South End Boston's hottest new place to live and play.
Bonus points for appropriating images and music from the black community to sell expensive housing to white people.
H/t Chris, who adds, "That video, man. . . so it's edgy. . . like Boston Herald edgy. . . like yellow lab edgy. . . like use-the-same-two-CGI-skyline shots-over-and-over edgy. . . no it's Whole Foods edgy. . . no wait it's South End Buttery edgy."
Christopher W. Powell, 39, will be arraigned on a murder charge tomorrow for the stabbing death of a South End resident under the Southeast Expressway on Feb. 25, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA's office says Corey Thompson, 44, died after Powell stabbed him during an argument under the highway where East Berkeley Street crosses into South Boston.
Powell is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Boston Municipal Court, the DA's office says.
Boston Police report:
On arrival officers located an unknown white male wearing a brown sweater, blue jeans, brown coat, brown boat shoes and red hat lying face down on the stairs. The male was pronounced deceased on scene. No visible injuries or trauma were observed on the victim.
The Herald reports a resident going down to get his Sunday paper made the discovery.
A disgusted citizen reports residents of a unit on West Newton Street in the South End try to save some effort by simply tossing their trash bags off their porch, but one of the bags got caught in a nearby tree and has now been hanging there, almost three stories up, for the past week.
Police are looking for two black men, both 18-20, one in a black suede coat, the other in a black North Face jacket. Police say they got away with a phone, a bank card and four bags of marijuana.
Police are looking for a black man in his 50s, wearing a black puffy coat, who tried to hold up the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 1134 Washington St. in the South End around 10:50 a.m. He threatened to shoot a teller if he didn't get any money, but did not show a gun and he left without any money.
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The man whose body was found underneath I-93 between E. Berkeley and West 4 streets on Monday was Corey Thompson, 43, of Roxbury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
His death remains under investigation by State Police homicide investigators, who can be reached at 617-727-8817.
The city's crack Pothole Patrol Crew will swarm the South End today, taking names but no prisoners as it fills in winter potholes like nobody's business.
Calamity Shazaam reports from Columbus and Northampton in the Lower Roxbury/South End area that her neighbor and a couple of other folks responding to plaintive meowing from a storm drain this morning to find a cat under the grate:
Apparently they had to pry open the grate to get the cat out. At which point the cat hopped into my friends arms and that was that.
It's a very clean, VERY friendly kitty - maybe 6 months old?
She has him safe and sound, but kitty probably is missing Mommy or Daddy.
If kitty looks familiar, write calamityshazaam [at] gmail.com.
A shocked South End resident cannot believe this sort of sign is now popping up on places like West Brookline Street:
This is a highly disturbing sign. South End Neighborhood Associations do not support space savers. Please have DPW begin removing these items.