South End

By - 5/17/16 - 10:23 pm

About 10:15 p.m. One victim was shot in the back, the other in the leg; both are expected to survive. Both were also found closer to W. Concord. Multiple shots fired.

By - 5/15/16 - 11:41 am

JGD admired this bike on Warren Avenue in the South End this morning.

By - 5/13/16 - 11:09 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned the identify-fraud conviction of a South End man in a Marathon-bombing benefits case because the state law used against him would have required him to benefit under a fraudulent name - and he used his real name in applying for $2 million in payments, rather than the name of the doctor whose name he forged on an application letter. Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 7:42 am

A WBUR reporter takes us on a tour of Mass. Ave. in the area of Melnea Cass Boulevard.

As Pardini walks down the street, he explains the debris along the pavement.

"There's a cap from a needle. That's an empty heroin bag right there," Pardini says, while warning me to avoid the discarded needles at our feet.

Vice, meanwhile, takes us inside the Spot, a new location where Methadone Mile addicts can go and be monitored while they're under the influence.

By - 5/9/16 - 8:20 am

Boston Police report arresting a gun-toting man whom security guards had overheard declaiming he was going to shoot somebody before entering a West Dedham Street building Friday night. Read more.

By - 4/26/16 - 10:35 pm

Around 10:25 p.m. on W. Concord Street, about halfway between Tremont and Newland. Suspect described as black man, 20s or 30s, with a pockmarked face, about 6'2" and wearing a black raincoat.

By - 4/26/16 - 6:41 pm

The City Council tomorrow considers a proposal from Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) for a hearing on barring research that involves "aerosolizing" pathogens not currently native to Boston - such as Ebola - at least until after scientists across the country have been able to figure out how to really keep us safe from inadvertent releases from laboratories. Read more.

By - 4/23/16 - 9:38 am
Yellow tap water

Kristen Adams is among several South End residents reporting their tap water started coming out yellow or brownish last night.

UPDATE: Matt Schneller reports a BWSC crew was out working on the problem this morning and that, whatever the cause was, it seems to be fixed.

By - 4/22/16 - 10:04 am
Boston Guardian

Back Bay and South End residents woke up to a new weekly newspaper today, as Mr. Goodmorning shows us. If it reminds you of the old Boston Courant, that's because the owners, named only as "area residents" in an intro note, have hired David Jacobs and Gen Tracy to run it. The couple, of course, shut their paper in February after losing a wrongful-termination lawsuit by an ad manager who couldn't meet his quotas after the Courant shelved the Web site he had been hired to sell ads for.

By - 4/20/16 - 11:31 am
Old CluckIt in the South End

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let chef Douglass Williams buy the beer and wine license from the defunct CluckIt so he can open a neighborhood place serving "Italian influenced, American executed" food. Read more.

By - 4/4/16 - 7:16 am
Turkey on Appleton Street in the South End

City: Yeah, it's a turkey in the South End, so?

At least some people are taking to contacting 311 when they spot a turkey these days. A couple days ago, the city responded to a 311 report about a turkey just walking around Glide Street in Dorchester:

Turkeys are natural to the City of Boston. If there are no injuries to the turkey, just ensure to stay out of its way.

At press time, the city had yet to respond to a complaint about a wild turkey running down Appleton St in the South End.

By - 4/3/16 - 8:58 am
Downed tree in the South End

Matthew M shows us this downed tree on W. Canton Street in the South End - kind of amazing how it fell right between two parked cars, reducing the damage it caused.

By - 4/2/16 - 10:43 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. outside the McDonald's at 870 Massachusetts Ave.

By - 3/31/16 - 12:07 pm
370-380 Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End

Peekaboo, I see you: Architect's rendering of proposed building.

The company that now owns the former Quinzani Bakery and Ho Kong Bean Sprout buildings on Harrison Avenue in the South End today unveiled plans for 14-story building with 280 apartments and condos and ground-floor commercial space.

Related Beal's proposal for 370-380 Harrison Ave., filed today with the BRA, also calls for a three-deck, 180-space underground garage on the one-acre site. Read more.

By - 3/25/16 - 12:08 pm
Map of gunfire in lower Roxbury, South End in 2014 and 2015

Map showing density of gunfire incidents in lower Roxbury, South End, 2014-2015. Blue marks Lenox Street boundaries. From an affidavit in the case.

Federal and local authorities hailed yesterday's arrests of alleged gang members at the Lenox Street development as a major blow against the crime and violence that has made residents virtual prisoners in their own homes, in a complex where gang members boldly took over entire hallways for joint-smoking parties and didn't think twice about getting into gun and knife fights.

But an affidavit by the lead ATF agent in the case paints a different picture: Read more.

By - 3/24/16 - 11:30 am

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports 27 people face federal and state drug and gun charges for allegedly turning the Lenox Street housing project on the South End/Roxbury line into a criminal hellhole that saw 30 shootings and more than 75 incidents of gunfire over a three-year period.

Many of the people are members of the Lenox Street Cardinals, officials say; others were members of other gangs operating out of the Lenox Street housing project: Read more.

By - 3/22/16 - 3:10 pm
Proposed Harrison-Albany building

Architect's rendering.

Leggatt McCall yesterday filed formal plans with the BRA for a two-building, 710-unit apartment complex it wants to build between Harrison Avenue and Albany Street and E. Dedham and E. Canton streets. Read more.

By - 3/16/16 - 4:02 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Raymond Concepcion of the shooting murder of Nicholas Martinez as he sat in a car stuck in traffic on Southampton Street in 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Concepcion, just 15 at the time of the murder, was the gunman who got out of another car and fired the fatal shots, prosecutors charged. Read more.

By - 3/12/16 - 10:03 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a fire at 109 E. Canton St. this morning. Read more.

By - 3/9/16 - 12:57 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of gunfire at 96 W. Newton St. around 7:20 p.m. yesterday quickly found a guy not far away who matched witnesses' description of the shooter. Read more.