South End

By - 7/30/16 - 8:24 am

Eversource reports the power went out at 7:01 a.m. and that it hopes to have it back on by 9 a.m. The company says 6,035 customers are affected.

By - 7/26/16 - 10:58 pm

Around 10:45 p.m. on Tremont Street at West Brookline.

By - 7/23/16 - 8:25 pm
Tree down on Massachusetts Avenue near Harvard Square

Harvard Cycling spotted this downed tree on Mass. Ave. near Harvard Law School.

Ben Henry looked out his window at a tree down on West Springfield Street in the South End: Read more.

By - 7/17/16 - 12:05 pm

The South End Forum reports the company that wanted to keep its check-cashing place at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street open 24 hours has told the mayor's office, nah, just kidding, they'll keep closing at midnight. But the group adds:

They will however pursue a proposal for a 24/7 operation at their Edward Everett Square location at Boston Street in Dorchester.

By - 7/17/16 - 11:17 am

Two Globe reporters spend time with the addicts on the stretch of Mass. Ave. now known as Methadone Mile.

It's an interesting, sad read, worth the time - and maybe an e-mail to the mayor's office asking whatever happened to Long Island.

Perhaps there'll be a part 2 in which they talk to the people who live in that area (yes, there are apartments there) on how their lives have been changed by the influx.

By - 7/11/16 - 6:09 pm

Because, sure, who hasn't had an urgent need to cash a check at 3:30 a.m.?

Steve Fox at the South End Forum is sounding the alarm over a proposal by PLS Check Cashing at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street to extend its current closing time from midnight to never, which would make it Boston's first non-stop check-cashing place: Read more.

By - 7/8/16 - 4:30 pm

Boston Police report a man in his 60s was pronounced dead after being hit by an SUV at Albany Street and Paul Sullivan Way around 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Police say the crash remains under investigation. The driver stayed at the scene and no charges have been filed.

By - 7/8/16 - 11:47 am

The Boston Sun reports a BRA design committee has told the company that wants to replace the old Quinzani Bakery with a brick tower that the South End has quite enough brick, thank you very much, and to go back and design something "bolder" for the site.

By - 7/5/16 - 4:00 pm
That's a lot of cash

Boston Police report that when a man who got into a cab at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street Friday afternoon left his backpack behind, the driver opened it up to see if there was any ID inside.

There was $187,000 in cash in it. Read more.

By - 7/5/16 - 12:11 pm

Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports an 18-year-old was shot around 1:25 a.m. yesterday at 647 Harrison Ave. She's expected to survive. Two cars were also hit.

By - 6/29/16 - 8:44 pm
Vehical in the South End

Matt Karolian spotted this note on the mirror of a gas guzzler parked in the space next to an electric-vehicle recharger at the South End Whole Foods. Either the note writer is from down South or was so annoyed he couldn't be bothered with the niceties of spelling.

By - 6/29/16 - 5:35 pm

A family that's run a liquor store in Providence for three years wants to branch out to the South End, but is already running into opposition from neighbors who say enough's enough. Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 1:18 pm
Double-wide stroller on Dwight Street

Double-wide on Dwight Street.

A fed-up citizen strolled down Dwight Street this morning and filed separate 311 complaints about strollers parked on the sidewalk and locked to railings at 4, 7, 25 and 35 Dwight and demanded the city "ticket and remove" them.

By - 6/18/16 - 10:34 am
Lightning over Boston

John McLachlan captured some of the lightning last night, looking northeast from the South End.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/13/16 - 10:04 am
Flowers bedeck an MBTA bus stop in the South End

TaliMeBanana noticed this flower-bedecked T bus stop on Mass. Ave. in the South End yesterday.

They're the work of Kristyn Price, who is doing short-term flower installations across the South End, under the hash tag #guerillaflowerfare.

By - 6/11/16 - 4:58 pm
Car in flames on I-93 in Boston

Nate Morrow captured a self-immolating car on I-93 south, just past the tunnel, around 4:15 p.m.

Caroline Cook watched the car burn from the Whole Foods parking lot: Read more.

By - 6/8/16 - 7:40 am
Water-main break on Washington Street in the South End

BosGuy woke up without water this morning, went outside to investigate and found a water-main break at Washington and Waltham.

By - 6/6/16 - 10:18 am

Jess Ernst asks:

Need to find a tailor who is good with men's suits, in the Roxbury/JP/South End part of the world.

By - 6/3/16 - 12:37 pm

The developers of 345 Harrison Ave. are seeking ideas for a name for their new "apartment community." The winner gets $10,000. And, yes, they've learned from Boaty McBoatFace: No voting on names this time around. Read more.

By - 5/30/16 - 12:05 pm
Architect's rendering of 321 Harrison Ave.

Architect's rendering.

Nordblom has filed formal plans with the BRA to build offices atop an existing parking garage at Harrison Avenue and Herald Street and to make renovations to the current building next door to create a new matched set of office buildings on the block. Read more.