South End

By - 11/26/14 - 3:04 pm

Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports an open and frank exchange of ideas at the bar at Gaslight, 560 Harrison Ave. last night ended with an open and frank exchange of fist:

A political discussion at the bar resulted in the A&B of one patron by another. Victim's glasses the only injury.

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By - 11/26/14 - 1:23 pm
No spacesavers in the South End

The South End Forum says effective immediately, there's no more cluttering up neighborhood streets with chairs, lamps and just general crap to save parking spaces: A pilot ban on post-snow space saving in the South End has gone permanent.

And instant: Roving members of the neighborhood's many civic groups will be going around collecting any space savers they see.

Although in some other Boston neighborhoods

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By - 11/26/14 - 9:40 am

State Police report 51 people were arrested at three locations during last night's wending Ferguson protest march, which made its way from one highway ramp to another in what turned out to be vain attempts to block a highway.

Some 33 people were arrested on or near the Mass. Ave. Connector, where protesters first tried to walk onto I-93 south; 17 in Dewey... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 8:45 pm
Arrest being made near South Station

Some cops make arrest while others block protesters in Dewey Sq. Photo by Conqy.

A Ferguson protest in Dudley Square turned into a march of people that kept getting thwarted by Boston and State Police to shut one of the highways running through Boston.

The action started at the Southeast Expressway southbound at the Mass. Ave. connector, where protesters were mostly blocked - although they shut down the connector, police kept them off the Expressway.

The march then headed... Read more

By - 11/23/14 - 12:26 pm
Frog Pond skating

Just because it's up in the 50s today doesn't mean you can go skating at Frog Pond, as TrueNE_79 shows us.

Meanwhile, down in the South End, about 100 people got in a big circle and started doing calisthenics, as Boston shows us:

By - 11/22/14 - 12:55 pm

The real story is the mother who saved her kids - and then rushed back into the building to wake up her neighbors.

But, you know, this guy.

By - 11/21/14 - 6:21 pm
Too early for Christmas lights in Boston

A concerned citizen wants the city to do something about residents who put up their Christmas decorations too early, such as on West Newton Street in the South End.

Enormous Christmas decorations illuminating the street. It's not even Thanksgiving yet! Can't we wait a tiny bit longer?

By - 11/21/14 - 9:41 am

Transit Police report having to get a masturbating man off a 1 bus yesterday afternoon after he refused requests from other passengers to knock it off.

According to police, officers arrived at the stopped but as Tremont Street and Mass. Ave. around 4:10 p.m.:

Several passengers pointed out a male, later identified as John Repetto, 55, of Boston. Witnesses informed the officers Repetto originally

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By - 11/18/14 - 4:56 pm

Johnnie Bonnie, 22, of Jamaica Plain, was indicted on first-degree murder charges on Friday for the death this summer of Evens Archer, 17, after a party on Castle Court in the South End, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Archer, a Dorchester resident, was shot in the back of the head shortly before 2 a.m. on June 29. He died three weeks later.... Read more

By - 11/16/14 - 10:48 pm

Seems people are asking the Boston Fire Department why firefighters didn't just smash up that car parked next to a hydrant at the Rutland Street fire this morning, like they did in April at an East Boston fire. In this case, the location of the fire meant firefighters didn't have to put their hoses through the car, the department says:

We

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By - 11/16/14 - 9:24 am
Jerk in Boston's South End has a stupid BMW

A jerk in the South End got lucky this morning: Firefighters didn't smash out the windows of his expensive import when they arrived to put out what turned into a three-alarm fire on Rutland Street.

Looks like the fire was on the same side of the street as the moron's car, unlike the last BMW owner who parked in front of a hydrant... Read more

By - 11/16/14 - 9:04 am
Boston firefighters attack South End firefighters

Firefighters at work on Rutland Street. Photo by BFD.

A halogen lamp set a mattress on fire, sparking a three-alarm this morning at 64 Rutland St., the Boston Fire Department reports.

The department says seven residents of the BHA-owned building were made homeless by the fire, which started in a third-floor bedroom shortly before 7:20 a.m. One firefighter suffered a shoulder injury; another a thumb injury.

The department estimates damage at $300,000.... Read more

By - 11/15/14 - 5:08 pm
Stay sign

A concerned citizen complains about the sign at the intersection of Dwight and Taylor streets in the South End:

Graffiti on sign....

Paging Pat Falco.

The original Stay.

By - 11/15/14 - 3:51 pm

Transit Police report a woman, apparently in her 20s, fell on the inbound tracks around 3:15 p.m., just as a train was entering the station.

Boston Fire Department personnel extricated the victim and she was transported to a local area hospital with NON life threatening injuries.

Boston EMS Incidents reports she was alert and conscious as firefighters worked to get her out.

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By - 11/15/14 - 7:30 am

State Police report a water-main break has flooded I-93 south and that traffic is being diverted at Mass. Ave. The problem is three feet of water near South Bay.

This is what the Expressway looks like when everybody has to get off at Mass. Ave.... Read more

By - 11/14/14 - 8:11 am
NStar crew in the South End

Power workout at Shawmut and Rutland. Photo by Gugliemo.

Jaybee reports power is out in the Rutland/Shawmut area, and that an NStar crew working there tells him it has no idea when the power will come back.

Thank God for Flour Bakery.

By - 11/12/14 - 11:54 pm
Lisa Jenkins and Cherie King

Lisa Jenkins, now living in the woods, and Cherie King, formerly homeless.

Homeless people, advocates, recovering addicts and parents of addicts still on the streets all said the city needs to work faster to replace the treatment programs and shelter beds lost when Long Island shut on just four hours notice on Oct. 8, at a packed meeting at the Blackstone Community Center - and to then do even more for what they said are growing numbers... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 7:23 pm


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By - 11/8/14 - 6:29 pm

Steve reports and wonders:

Walked by a group of 20-30 somethings in Titus Sparrow Park dressed as unicorns, reeking of pot. Anyone know if this a thing?

Probably 40-50 people. It kinda had the look of one of those fun runs. For potheads, of course.

By - 11/4/14 - 2:22 pm
Firetrucks at Boston Medical Center

Firetrucks at BMC. Photo by Maggie.

Firefighters quickly put out a small fire at a construction site next to the hospital's Menino Pavillion, but spreading smoke forced the evacuation of the neo-natal unit on the third floor.

Other workers and patients were told to remain in place - including surgeons, nurses and patients in seven operating rooms that were not affected by the smoke.

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