South End

By - 11/18/15 - 7:34 am

Leggatt McCall is proposing a two-building complex on land it bought last year from Boston Medical Center between Harrison Avenue and Albany Street and E. Dedham and E. Canton streets. Read more.

By - 11/15/15 - 1:24 pm
Dueling signs in the South End

A puzzled citizen wonders about the thought process that led a city worker to place a crosswalk sign right in front of a no-left-turn sign at Columbus Avenue and W. Rutland Square in the South End.

By - 11/14/15 - 12:10 pm
Stupid Boston parking ticket

An aggrieved citizen is fed up with the city's pay-by-phone app for parking spaces - and the city meter watchers who ignore it: Read more.

By - 11/12/15 - 11:49 am

US Rep. Stephen Lynch says he's holding a forum in Milton next month on complaints about flight paths south of Logan Airport and the growing number of complaints by residents from the South End to Milton. Read more.

By - 11/10/15 - 10:16 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. on W. Rutland Park by four teens with guns. At least two suspects are in custody. The victim declined medical attention.

By - 11/5/15 - 4:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the sale of the Broad Street bar's liquor license to a Cambridge restaurateur who plans to sell food cooked in a wood-fired oven in a new building on E. Berkeley Street in the South End. Read more.

By - 11/3/15 - 7:40 am

WBUR reports on the plans by Boston Health Care for the Homeless for "a room with a nurse, some soft chairs and basic life-saving equipment" at Mass. Ave. and Albany Street, which has become an epicenter of the city's opiate crisis:

Gaeta says she and her colleagues are desperate to offer an option for the people they see overdose every day, whom they must sometimes step over to get into the program’s clinic.

By - 11/1/15 - 1:53 pm

An alleged gang member who tried to ferret a gun away under a car proved unable to outrun a cop in a chase that went on for half-a-mile through crowds of trick-or-treaters yesterday evening, Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 11/1/15 - 11:40 am

Streetcartracks shows us the line to get into the parking lot at the South End Whole Foods this morning.

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
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By - 10/30/15 - 2:13 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports investigators are looking at what exactly caused a small and quickly extinguished fire on the roof of 518 Tremont St. around 1 p.m. The roof has a number of solar panels on it; three of them may have malfunctioned.

By - 10/26/15 - 8:02 am
Giant spider webs on Waltham Street in Boston's South End

An aggrieved citizen complains about these Halloween decorations blocking access to the street on Waltham Street in the South End.

Via Gustavo, who notes that Waltham Street and Union Park Square always host a killer Halloween stroll.

By - 10/15/15 - 4:36 pm

Don Akin, who started Medieval Manor 43 years ago in the basement of the Eliot Hotel, says the reason he's shutting down what had become a Boston institution for a fairly simple reason: "We were not able to keep up with the rising cost of business." Read more.

By - 10/15/15 - 12:58 pm

Update: Interview with owner Don Akin.

E-mail from Medieval Manor on E. Berkeley Street went out yesterday: The middle-ages dinner show is closing forever on Dec. 31: Read more.

By - 10/14/15 - 10:16 pm
Noxious truck in Newmarket Square

A gagging citizen complains about this truck doing a little coal rolling on Mass. Ave. in Newmarket Square today:

Large truck traveling on mass ave near Proctor st spewing thick clouds of black smoke followed by white smoke.

By - 10/6/15 - 7:50 am

The Globe reports on the bitterness involved in the running of the SoWa open market and how there will be two of them next year.

By - 10/1/15 - 5:06 pm
Lena Bruce

When James Witkowski, 42, was sentenced to 18 months in jail last summer for violating the terms of an assault-and-battery conviction - following earlier convictions that included drug distribution - he had to supply a DNA sample.

The sample matched DNA found on the body of Lena Bruce after she was raped and suffocated in her South End apartment on July 12, 1992. Read more.

By - 9/30/15 - 2:16 pm

The Hingham Institution for Savings, 540 Tremont St., around 2:10 p.m.

The suspects were white, about 5'7" and wearing sunglasses, in hoodies, one gray, one black.

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