South End

By - 6/29/16 - 5:35 pm

A family that's run a liquor store in Providence for three years wants to branch out to the South End, but is already running into opposition from neighbors who say enough's enough. Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 1:18 pm
Double-wide stroller on Dwight Street

Double-wide on Dwight Street.

A fed-up citizen strolled down Dwight Street this morning and filed separate 311 complaints about strollers parked on the sidewalk and locked to railings at 4, 7, 25 and 35 Dwight and demanded the city "ticket and remove" them.

By - 6/18/16 - 10:34 am
Lightning over Boston

John McLachlan captured some of the lightning last night, looking northeast from the South End.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/13/16 - 10:04 am
Flowers bedeck an MBTA bus stop in the South End

TaliMeBanana noticed this flower-bedecked T bus stop on Mass. Ave. in the South End yesterday.

They're the work of Kristyn Price, who is doing short-term flower installations across the South End, under the hash tag #guerillaflowerfare.

By - 6/11/16 - 4:58 pm
Car in flames on I-93 in Boston

Nate Morrow captured a self-immolating car on I-93 south, just past the tunnel, around 4:15 p.m.

Caroline Cook watched the car burn from the Whole Foods parking lot: Read more.

By - 6/8/16 - 7:40 am
Water-main break on Washington Street in the South End

BosGuy woke up without water this morning, went outside to investigate and found a water-main break at Washington and Waltham.

By - 6/6/16 - 10:18 am

Jess Ernst asks:

Need to find a tailor who is good with men's suits, in the Roxbury/JP/South End part of the world.

By - 6/3/16 - 12:37 pm

The developers of 345 Harrison Ave. are seeking ideas for a name for their new "apartment community." The winner gets $10,000. And, yes, they've learned from Boaty McBoatFace: No voting on names this time around. Read more.

By - 5/30/16 - 12:05 pm
Architect's rendering of 321 Harrison Ave.

Architect's rendering.

Nordblom has filed formal plans with the BRA to build offices atop an existing parking garage at Harrison Avenue and Herald Street and to make renovations to the current building next door to create a new matched set of office buildings on the block. Read more.

By - 5/22/16 - 3:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jeremy Woodley, 35, on charges he held up the Commerce Bank branch at 1320 Washington St. Saturday morning.

Police say Woodley gave a teller a note that he had a gun and wanted money around 11:30 a.m. Then: Read more.

By - 5/19/16 - 4:26 pm

Boston Police report gang-unit officers patrolling the area of Shawmut Avenue where two people were shot Tuesday night spotted a bunch of guys "known to police" in the playground at San Juan and W. Newton streets around 6 p.m. yesterday: Read more.

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.