Kathleen O'Donnell paused to admire the scene outside Sault New England on Tremont Street in the South End this morning.
The Boston Sun reports that Mayor Walsh concentrated on the ongoing problems related to addicts and homeless people along Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave. and on Boston Common at a recent South End Forum meeting.
We’re laser focused on it. It’s the same for Boston Common. We’re laser focused on Boston Common. That and the area here are the two hot spots. We’re meeting weekly internally on every aspect of the problem…You’ll still see homeless people, but we’re hoping to reduce it…
Roving UHub photographer Mike Pineau passed by this Honda flambe on Frontage Road off the Expressway around 6:50 a.m., a few seconds before Boston firefighters pulled up.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Teranga has apparently resolved its issues with the state and is planning on being open this weekend.
The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism posts first-person accounts from people who have been involved in Haley House, including co-founder Kathe McKenna.
A concerned citizen doesn't want any hair of the dog and files a complaint about a South End Starbucks:
Third time in 10 days I have seen a dog in this Starbucks at 627 Tremont in the south end. Management is oblivious. These are not service dogs.
The Boston Sun reports the news of the possible impending sale of the former Hotel Alexandra at Mass. Ave. and Washington Street comes in time to quiet neighborhood calls for the city to take the building by eminent domain.
Around 1:40 p.m. at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue, the Globe reports, adding he is expected to survive.
UPDATE: BFD reports second worker drowned.
A water main gave way shortly before 1:10 p.m. at Dartmouth and Tremont streets, with at least one worker trapped as the water rushed in. Around 2:20 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reported firefighters were draining the trench to recover his body. Read more.
The Huntington News reports somebody was held up at gunpoint around 1:20 p.m. on Saturday at Massachusetts and Columbus avenues, and that the robbers fled "in a black car with the Zipcar logo on the side."
Ronald Brown, 52, was held without bail today on charges he entered a South End apartment early Tuesday, tied up two women and raped one of them.
UPDATE: Arrest made.
Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say sexually attacked the occupants of an apartment at Clarendon Street and Columbus Avenue after entering through a rear window around 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
He's described as black, possibly in a hoodie and camo pants with red being the main color. He was last seen running down Clarendon Street.
Possibly as many as eight shots fired around 5:20 p.m. outside 623 Mass. Ave.
The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.