South End

By - 8/22/16 - 2:07 pm
Downed tree in the South End

Neal Gaffey shows us the remains of a Bradford pear tree in the South End this morning, adds:

As pretty as they are in the spring, they are inappropriate as urban trees because they weaken over time and lose limbs regularly. The City is slowly replacing them with American elm, maple, pin oak, and ginkgo as they age out.

By - 8/21/16 - 7:14 pm

Found around 7 p.m. on Warren Avenue near Clarendon Street. Four suspects: Three husky black men, one scrawny white man, all in gym clothes.

By - 8/13/16 - 11:17 am

A squicked out citizen files a complaint about the "serious cockroach problem" on the Harrison Avenue block just south of East Berkeley:

Every night I walk home from parking my car I have never seen so many on the sidewalks and street. And it only seems to be that one block.

Well, at least they're not flying.

By - 8/12/16 - 5:51 pm

Newmarket Square businesses will soon begin a campaign to urge the mayor to get Long Island open again - or find another place where addicts can get treatment and counseling away from their streets and the drug dealers who prey on them. Read more.

By - 8/12/16 - 11:17 am

But that could end starting tonight. District C-6 Capt. Joseph Boyle promised Newmarket Square merchants today he'll have officers assigned to the square tonight to break up the Friday-night races before they begin. Read more.

By - 8/7/16 - 12:30 am

Around 12:15 a.m., outside 700 Harrison Ave., between East Brookline and East Canton.

By - 8/2/16 - 12:25 pm

The Boston Fire Department has asked for power to be shut in both directions at Massachusetts Avenue due to a track fire.

UPDATE: Trash fire on the tracks extinguished at 12:35 p.m.

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 10 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.