South End

By - 5/27/14 - 7:36 am

A concerned citizen reports on conditions in Chester Park:

Nstar placed nice little red flags out here in Chester park about two weeks ago. Hope they didn't need them. First, someone "collected" them and made neat little piles of flags here and there. And then they got mowed and shredded.

By - 5/22/14 - 6:02 pm

At-large Councilor Michelle Wu, who lives in the South End, tweeted this morning:

Completely my fault for forgetting street cleaning today on Tremont, but towing from South End to Hyde Park seems excessive!!

By - 5/22/14 - 3:52 pm

The sound of gunfire outside the Mass. Ave. Orange Line station around 3 p.m. brought police racing, led to the road being shut for the investigation between St. Botolph and Columbus and a halt to Orange Line service as police searched the station for possible shooters.

Police are looking for two men seeing fleeing on bicycles towards St. Botolph. Both were black. One was in... Read more

By - 5/20/14 - 7:52 pm
Hacked tree

A concerned citizen reports:

Little kid taking a hammer to the trees outside 709 Tremont Street. Two trees are damaged.

Earlier:
Tree-killing ninja rampaging through Brighton Center again.

By - 5/20/14 - 11:17 am

Do Not Enter Sign altered

By - 5/19/14 - 7:07 pm

Wicked Gay Blog expresses frustration with the trend of women celebrating impending nuptials to show up at bars that normally cater to gay men - even in Provincetown during Bear Week:

Jacques, which is a Boston drag institution and gay bar is now nothing more than a playground for bachelorette parties, often hosting 3 and 4 parties in a single evening. When I go

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By - 5/15/14 - 2:06 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury today indicted the former Patriots player on charges he gunned down two men after some sort of altercation in Cure Lounge in the Theater District on July 16, 2012.

In a statement, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said:

After the victims left the club at about 2:00 a.m., they drove down Tremont Street. Unbeknownst to them, Hernandez followed

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By - 5/14/14 - 8:35 pm

Mass Live reports on an 8-5 vote against a proposal to fight research on the world's deadliest microorganisms at BU's South End research facility.

By - 5/14/14 - 7:43 pm

A city health inspector today suspended the permit for Red Mango, 334 Mass. Ave., due to violations that included: No hot water, a blocked off hand-washing sink, too warm cut strawberries in a toppings bar, a "black mold like substance" on the interior of an ice machine, live cockroaches inside cabinets and small black flies in the basement.

The manager can apply for a... Read more

By - 5/13/14 - 10:49 am

The Mt. Washington Bank branch at 1134 Washington St. was held up around 10:35 a.m. The suspect was described as a black man, about 30 and 5'9", with short hair, a small bandage on his face and holding a black and gray bicycle helmet, in addition to a gun.

By - 5/12/14 - 9:33 am
Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe in the South End

Charlie's this morning. Photo by Pilotblock.

Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe tweets this morning:

We will be closing at the end of June. We would like to thank all of our friends, family, and customers for 87 years of great memories.

Charlie's is such a local landmark it has its own Wikipedia page. Last year, President Obama grabbed a burger there.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.... Read more

By - 5/9/14 - 8:16 pm
Dogs in Blackstone Park in the South End

A disgusted citizen complains about the demonspawn hellhounds once again infesting Blackstone Park in the South End:

"You shouldn't wear white pants when you walk across Blackstone Park," said the uncommonly nutty owner of the unleashed dog that just wiped its filthy snout on me. Leash law? Public park? Anybody?

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By - 5/1/14 - 8:26 am

The Boston Business Journal reports rents in Boston's tonier sections are falling as new luxo-apartments come onto the market.

By - 4/30/14 - 5:01 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Estelle's add twelve outdoor tables - six non-controversial ones on Mass. Ave. and six contentious ones on Tremont Street.

At a hearing this morning, a representative from the mayor's office asked the board to delay any decision until after she could schedule a meeting with the local community association to consider the Tremont Street tables, which... Read more

By - 4/28/14 - 12:28 pm
Poop bags in the South End

A concerned citizen complains about one of the many multi-colored displays of dog poop now popping up all over the South End, but in this case specifically on Clarendon Street:

The big belly trashcan appears to be broken. Also, people are disgusting.

By - 4/21/14 - 9:49 pm

Around 9:15 on Tremont Street near West Brookline. Due to the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was summoned.

Police are looking for a black man in a black hoodie with white writing on it who was spotted jumping into a black SUV.

The shots reverberated through the neighborhood. Among those who heard the gunfire - at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu, who ... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 5:57 pm
Double-wide stroller

A blocked citizen complains about the scene on Gray Street today:

Strollers chained to window guard - can not pass on sidewalk!!

By - 4/20/14 - 12:52 pm
Portable john in the South End

He shoots, he scores!

A concerned citizen is pissed off that an abandoned portable toilet on Worcester Square has turned into a jaunty john for hookers to service customers:

In the back alley 34 Worcester Square This potable toilet is used for prostitution but no construction crew had used it in 3 months. Get this toilet removed now!

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By - 4/17/14 - 7:35 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a hearing yesterday on a proposal by City Councilor Charles Yancey to ban the sort of research BU wants to do on the world's deadliest microorganisms at its South End research lab.

By - 4/11/14 - 8:47 am

A pair of turkeys caused a rubbernecking ruckus along Mass. Ave. near Columbus this morning. The two birds proved to disbelieving bystanders that they can, in fact, fly, swooping over cars and the heads of pedestrians in a crazed flight from the roof of one building to the porch of another.

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