The folks at K9 Strolls on Pembroke Street spent part of today roaming the neighborhood looking for dog crap and other stuff that's emerging as our glaciers slowly recede. They report they collected five large bags of the stuff - and reported a number of overflowing trash cans to the city.
Police say they found a silver gun and a spent shell casing nearby. but did not find the two suspects, one a Hispanic man about 5'3" in a black hoodie and brandishing a knife, the other a white man with...Read more
A roving UHub photographer came across a scientist unearthing dramatic evidence today that cars once roamed across what is now Yarmouth Street in the South End.
Scientists next plan to carefully study the meaning of strange protuberances found poking through the ice further down Yarmouth Street:
Boston's DPW announced today it's holding off on the annual re-start of street sweeping until after "streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow."
Fans of cleaner streets in the North End, the South End and Beacon Hill, where street sweeping normally starts in March, will have to wait for "a thaw and large scale melting," the department...Read more
Firefighters and police are at 564 Massachusetts Ave., where a cracked water main has put four feet of water into the basement and sent water bubbling up through the sidewalk outside.Read more
It's not usually a good sign when smoke starts pouring out of a trolley, as Emily shows us around 4:40 p.m.
She reports the train was evacuated. Brookline FD showed up and took care of whatever was causing the smoke and the T made preparations to have the train towed away (and shot?) so that service could resume.
Not long after, passengers had...Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 5:05 p.m. to the nine-story Dowling Building, 771 Albany St. for a basement fire.
The building houses outpatient programs; no patients at the hospital were affected by the fire, the department says, adding staffers still at work were evacuated.
The fire was quickly extinguished, but fire commanders ordered a second alarm to bring in extra firefighters...Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports embers from a fireplace ignited wooden beams at 25 Worcester Square this morning, sparking a fire that caused an estimated $500,000 in damage.
Firefighters responded around 8:52 a.m. and found fire on both the fifth and fourth floors. The cause was traced to a fifth-floor fireplace:
There was no fire in the fireplace at the time of the fire....Read more
The rendering above shows the AC Hotel by Marriott planned for the former Boston Herald site now occupied by the Ink Block development of residential units and a Whole Foods. According to a press release from the developers, National Development:
With Ink Blockâ€™s themes of the South Endâ€™s art, music and food, the AC Hotel by Marriott is a perfect complement to what is becoming...Read more
Jed Hresko marveled at the time somebody put into clearing out a parking space for this bicycle on Columbus Avenue in the South End last night.Read more
Police and paramedics rushed to West Newton Street around 8:45 p.m. when somebody called 911 to report he'd been shot.
Senator Eileen Donoghue .. claimed the high costs associated with..becoming a host city would be outweighed by the economic gains from increased tourism and business.Read more
UPDATE: O'Connell reports the city will be enforcing the neighborhood ban on space savers.
Although good intentioned, the no space-saver movement was not voted on by all members of the South End community. The "decision" to remove space-savers from parking spaces did not take...Read more
Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.Read more