South End

By - 6/17/14 - 10:08 am

Two cars collided at the corners of Tremont and West Canton streets today at around 9:30 a.m.

One of the drivers had no visible injuries but was taken away by ambulance. I didn't see what happened to the other driver.

By - 6/14/14 - 5:59 pm
Beehive hairdo in Boston Pride parade

Aside from a brief and not very heavy spot of rain, it was a perfect day for the annual Pride parade from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza.

We stationed ourselves on Charles Street. By the time it was all over, the kidlet had built up quite the collection of beads.

One of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence:

By - 6/12/14 - 7:59 am

Boston Police report arresting Adonis Alvarez, 18, of Roxbury on gun charges outside graduation for the McKinley School on Warren Avenue yesterday evening.

Police say BPD and School Police officers noticed Alvarez "acting suspiciously" around 7:20 p.m.:

As a result of training received enabling officers to identify characteristics consistent with that of an armed gunman, officers noted that the individual was walking in such

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By - 6/4/14 - 11:01 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't use the results of breath tests that showed an Arlington man was at least 1.5 times over the legal alcohol limit when he allegedly drove his pickup into a Boston Police prisoner wagon in the South End early on April 20, 2012.

Pauric Houragan blew .121 and .143 on two breath tests after the crash... Read more

By - 6/3/14 - 8:58 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating a housebreak at 33 Rutland Sq. in the South End yesterday morning ran into some good luck: One of the stolen items was an iPhone - and the owner had already used its tracking ability to pinpoint his phone's new location at the Mass. Ave. T stop.

Officers responded to that location and had the victim initiate the “Find

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By - 6/2/14 - 9:27 am

A fed-up citizen complains about contractors who block off larger swaths of valuable curb than they need for dumpsters:

We have a serious problem in this neighborhood where contractors are abusing occupancy permits and taking all available street parking. I get it when a dumpster is there for a week if demo work, but they are extending restricted space way beyond necessary and keeping

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By - 6/1/14 - 5:16 pm
Dog in the South End

Pilotblock captured the scene outside a South End Starbucks this afternoon.

By - 5/27/14 - 7:36 am

A concerned citizen reports on conditions in Chester Park:

Nstar placed nice little red flags out here in Chester park about two weeks ago. Hope they didn't need them. First, someone "collected" them and made neat little piles of flags here and there. And then they got mowed and shredded.

By - 5/22/14 - 6:02 pm

At-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who lives in the South End, tweeted this morning:

Completely my fault for forgetting street cleaning today on Tremont, but towing from South End to Hyde Park seems excessive!!

By - 5/22/14 - 3:52 pm

The sound of gunfire outside the Mass. Ave. Orange Line station around 3 p.m. brought police racing, led to the road being shut for the investigation between St. Botolph and Columbus and a halt to Orange Line service as police searched the station for possible shooters.

Police are looking for two men seeing fleeing on bicycles towards St. Botolph. Both were black. One was in... Read more

By - 5/20/14 - 7:52 pm
Hacked tree

A concerned citizen reports:

Little kid taking a hammer to the trees outside 709 Tremont Street. Two trees are damaged.

Earlier:
Tree-killing ninja rampaging through Brighton Center again.

By - 5/20/14 - 11:17 am

Do Not Enter Sign altered

By - 5/19/14 - 7:07 pm

Wicked Gay Blog expresses frustration with the trend of women celebrating impending nuptials to show up at bars that normally cater to gay men - even in Provincetown during Bear Week:

Jacques, which is a Boston drag institution and gay bar is now nothing more than a playground for bachelorette parties, often hosting 3 and 4 parties in a single evening. When I go

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By - 5/15/14 - 2:06 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted the former Patriots player on charges he gunned down two men after some sort of altercation in Cure Lounge in the Theater District on July 16, 2012.

In a statement, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said:

After the victims left the club at about 2:00 a.m., they drove down Tremont Street. Unbeknownst to them, Hernandez followed

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By - 5/14/14 - 8:35 pm

Mass Live reports on an 8-5 vote against a proposal to fight research on the world's deadliest microorganisms at BU's South End research facility.

By - 5/14/14 - 7:43 pm

A city health inspector today suspended the permit for Red Mango, 334 Mass. Ave., due to violations that included: No hot water, a blocked off hand-washing sink, too warm cut strawberries in a toppings bar, a "black mold like substance" on the interior of an ice machine, live cockroaches inside cabinets and small black flies in the basement.

The manager can apply for a... Read more

By - 5/13/14 - 10:49 am

The Mt. Washington Bank branch at 1134 Washington St. was held up around 10:35 a.m. The suspect was described as a black man, about 30 and 5'9", with short hair, a small bandage on his face and holding a black and gray bicycle helmet, in addition to a gun.

By - 5/12/14 - 9:33 am
Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe in the South End

Charlie's this morning. Photo by Pilotblock.

Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe tweets this morning:

We will be closing at the end of June. We would like to thank all of our friends, family, and customers for 87 years of great memories.

Charlie's is such a local landmark it has its own Wikipedia page. Last year, President Obama grabbed a burger there.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.... Read more

By - 5/9/14 - 8:16 pm
Dogs in Blackstone Park in the South End

A disgusted citizen complains about the demonspawn hellhounds once again infesting Blackstone Park in the South End:

"You shouldn't wear white pants when you walk across Blackstone Park," said the uncommonly nutty owner of the unleashed dog that just wiped its filthy snout on me. Leash law? Public park? Anybody?

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By - 5/1/14 - 8:26 am

The Boston Business Journal reports rents in Boston's tonier sections are falling as new luxo-apartments come onto the market.

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