South End

By - 6/15/17 - 10:54 am

Besides the Smoot, that is. Today I discovered that Boston Medical Center is two Dunkin' Donuts down Mass. Ave. from the Orange Line stop - although as Jay Fallon notes:

But only on one side of the street which is unacceptable.

By - 6/9/17 - 3:01 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the owners of Victoria's Diner in Newmarket Square are taking over the space long occupied by Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe, bu that it's unclear whether they plan a second diner-type place there or will keep Charlie's as it was.

By - 6/7/17 - 11:45 pm

In the back and leg on Shawmut Avenue near Lenox around 10 p.m., Scan Boston reports.

By - 5/30/17 - 11:40 am
Real-estate post card for South End that's really Lower Roxbury

A correspondent who grew up in the South End and who now lives in Roxbury was not at all pleased with the post card he got the other day advertising a house for sale on Greenwich Street. For one thing, that's Lower Roxbury. For another, that's not the "Fredrick Douglas Historic District." Read more.

By - 5/29/17 - 10:22 pm

Around 8:30 p.m. at Tremont and Upton streets. WCVB reports the driver stayed at the scene.

By - 5/29/17 - 11:05 am
Lots of poles at one South End intersection

A concerned citizen ponders the intersection of Clarendon and Tremont streets in the South End:

When there is a streetlight pole, traffic signal pole, and new spy/Verizon pole, all within 3' of each other, is that pole pollution?

By - 5/28/17 - 2:58 pm
Watching Genaro Ortega paint new mural in Peters Park in the South End

Michael Ratty joined the group watching artist Genaro Ortega (on the scaffolding on the right) work on his new mural at Peters Park in the South End today.

By - 5/25/17 - 4:57 pm

The Davis Cos. this week filed a letter of intent with the BPDA to add seven stories to the brick building it owns at 112 Shawmut Ave., off Herald Street, and turn it into 155 housing units and a cafe. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 12:32 pm
Skunk lives in the South End

Pilotblock noticed this sign on a tree in an alley off Pembroke Street in the South End today.

By - 5/21/17 - 10:18 am
Giant bees on I-93

Lisa spotted some busy bees on the Southeast Expressway this morning.

By - 5/8/17 - 3:17 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Wine Riot, a Tremont Street shop catering to Millennials who'd rather order wine through an app than talking to somebody in a store, is quietly going away, to be replaced by a store blandly called Wine Gallery. Read more.

By - 5/7/17 - 5:16 pm

Emma reports some kids set up a lemonade stand this afternoon on Warren Avenue, behind the BCA, where they were selling re-purposed Brisk - for $10 a pop. She did not buy a glass.

By - 5/3/17 - 11:43 am

A concerned citizen who lives at the intersection of Washington Street with West and East Brookline streets in the South End files a complaint:

Samsung is [filming] a back pack commercial on our stoop without permission or permits. Also, taking up two sidewalks with film materials.

By - 4/25/17 - 1:45 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace an old pet-care place at the lonely corner of Tremont and Herald streets with a new seafood place that would offer outdoor seating in warmer months. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 1:25 pm

Ronald Brown, who has been held since October on charges he tied two women up and raped one in a South End apartment faces arraignment tomorrow on a new indictment that charges him with multiple counts of breaking and entering, larceny and receiving stolen property, all in the South End in September and October, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/14/17 - 3:20 pm

But he still gets to spend the rest of his life in prison for that other murder he was convicted of.

By - 4/14/17 - 11:42 am
Martin Richard peace symbol in the South End

Robert Huke spotted this reminder of Martin Richard's peace poster on a traffic-light pole at Dartmouth Street and Warren Avenue in the South End today.

By - 4/12/17 - 1:25 pm

Atlantic Drain Service Co. couldn't even have been bothered to provide a ladder that two workers trapped in a flooded trench in the South End might have been able to use to climb to safety instead of drowning last October, federal regulators charged today. Read more.

By - 4/12/17 - 10:46 am
Old building at Boston City Hospital

Today's mystery photo comes, as usual, from the folks at the Boston City Archives. But this one's different because they don't know the story of this building, either, and are looking for help to identify it.

Our own John Keith thinks he has the answer.

By - 4/6/17 - 11:45 pm

A federal grand jury today indicted Francisco Torres, 37, of Mattapan, on two counts of distributing cocaine and one count of conspiring with others to distribute cocaine. Read more.