South End

By - 10/6/17 - 10:05 am

CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.

After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.

Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.

By - 10/1/17 - 12:26 pm
Sign wants people to stop dropping their dog poop on Marlborough Street

SafeResponsibleMover shows us a sign taped to a tree on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay. Yesterday, somebody filed a complaint (complete with photo) about somebody who keeps dropping his or her pet's rear-end extrusions next to one particular tree on Dartmouth Street in the South End.

By - 9/28/17 - 9:51 pm

Shortly after 9:40 p.m. at the Walgreens at 1603 Washington St., at West Concord. Police are looking for three suspects: Two white men and a white woman, all in their 30s.

By - 9/27/17 - 8:54 am
Lydia Edwards

David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.

By - 9/24/17 - 2:06 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Carlos Montalvo, 33.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 6:40 a.m. at Southampton and Topeka streets.

The victim, in his 30s, was taken to nearby Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 9/23/17 - 10:04 am
Burst water main in the South End

Andrea shows us the aftermath of a water-main break at Berkeley and Appleton streets in the South End this morning.

By - 9/21/17 - 10:08 pm
Narrow flight path from Logan to Forest Hills

Wright points to the narrow flight path from Logan to Forest Hills; the blue shows the paths planes used to take.

Modern technology and a 1990s court decision have created a narrow flight corridor off a Logan runway that can mean hour after hour of planes roaring over Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury, from late at night to early in the morning, driving residents nuts. Read more.

By - 9/21/17 - 2:16 pm
Exchange South End rendering

Architect's rendering.

The Abbey Group this week filed details plans for a 5.6-acre development that would combine lab and office space aimed at life-sciences and technology companies on the current site of the Boston Flower Exchange on Albany Street next to I-93. Read more.

By - 9/15/17 - 4:43 pm
Crane

UPDATE: See the comments - the net has nothing to do with catching falling people.

JB watched the Equalizer 2 crew filming something today in the South End. He notes they also had a net strung over the courtyard at the building roofline, so wonders if some cast member, oh, Denzel Washington, maybe, will be doing heroic jumps or just possibly a battle to the death right on the roof, like, with, oh, Matt Damon to see who gets first dibs on cracking the heads of the evil ganglords taking over the city, but then they both realize they'd be better as a team and the one with the upper hand grins, gives the other a hand up and they go down to Charley's Sandwich Shop to figure out their plans over some hash. Read more.

By - 9/14/17 - 1:14 pm
Denzel Washington equipment in the South End

Molly S. snapped some of the equipment today for "Equalizer 2." No word if the actor himself is in town (he was supposed to be filming in Marshfield in November), but we hear part of the plot involves him battling bank robbers from Charlestown and the trouble he has just getting there because he keeps getting detoured.

By - 9/13/17 - 8:47 pm

The Herald reports the death of Jennifer Maiola, managing editor of the Boston Guardian, from breast cancer. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 3:01 pm
Proposal for 112 Shawmut Ave. in the South End

Architect's rendering of 112 Shawmut Ave. proposal.

The Davis Companies this week filed detailed plans with the BPDA to gut an existing warehouse building at 112 Shawmut Ave. and turn it into a 13-floor, 143-unit residential building.

In its project-notification form, Davis said it is working with the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England on proposals for their adjoining properties. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 9:48 am

The Boston Police officer who shot Terrence Coleman in the foyer of his apartment building last October had little choice, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says in a report on the incident. Read more.

By - 8/27/17 - 10:27 pm

Transit Police report arresting a New Bedford man they say put another man in a headlock and then chomped him in a briefly successful attempt to steal money the victim had just taken out of an ATM. Read more.

By - 8/4/17 - 12:01 pm

Beth Treffeisen reports on a District 2 City Council forum for the candidates who want to succeed Bill Linehan in the fall elections.

By - 7/24/17 - 2:58 pm

Candidates for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown, Bay Village) seat now held by Bill Linehan get a chance to explain why they should succeed him at a forum Wednesday evening. Read more.

By - 7/17/17 - 9:02 am
Trying to get to the top of a greasy pole in the South End

Greg Cook watched as the Boricua All Stars tried to clamber to the top of a greased pole at yesterday's Greased Pole Tournament at Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción’s annual Festival Betances. The group, who've done it before, tried eight times, but just couldn't quite make it this time.