South End

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.

By - 4/10/14 - 9:01 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that one of our local power couples (he's a former BRA director, she's on the Kennedy Greenway Conservancy board) have sold a 206-room hostel at 40 Berkeley St in the South End to a developer for roughly $6 million more than they paid for it four years ago.

H/t Christian Koulichkov for the headline.... Read more

By - 4/5/14 - 9:04 am

BosGuy has been following the progress at Cathedral Station, an LGBT-centered sports bar that plans to open in May at 1222 Washington St., where the Red Fez used to be.

By - 4/3/14 - 8:07 am
Disgusting air conditioners in the South End

An apoplectic citizen complains about these new air conditioners mounted on the rear of the building at 17 Greenwich Park, right on one of the South End's historic alleys - right behind that portable toilet:

New Air conditioning units clearly visible from the public way within the south end are not only an eye sore but also maybe a violation I have Southend historic

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By - 3/30/14 - 7:31 pm
Winged mask

Stevil was taken with this wing mask at the SoWa Vintage Market today.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/26/14 - 11:52 am

Boston Magazine interviews the general manager of some new South End bar who credits his "built-in punk rock mentality" for helping him come up with a saffron-infused cocktail that goes for $100 a belt.

H/t Mc Slim Jb

By - 3/20/14 - 3:06 pm

A retired Cambridge cop can continue to drive while awaiting trial on charges he sent a man into the hospital in critical condition yesterday by plowing into him with his car in front of the Massachusetts Avenue T stop.

At Lawrence Stead's arraignment in Boston Municipal Court today, Judge Sally Kelly declined a request from Suffolk County prosecutors to bar the Quincy resident from... Read more

By - 3/19/14 - 7:47 am
Stead

Updated.

A Quincy motorist plowed into a pedestrian crossing Massachusetts Avenue in front of the Orange Line station around 6 a.m., then just drove away, police say.

The victims remains in critical condition at a local hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Lawrence Stead, 69, of Quincy, was arrested later in the morning in Quincy, after police traced the license-plate number of the... Read more

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