South End

By - 12/22/15 - 11:28 am
Sign asking for her bike back

Pilotblock spotted this sign at Dartmouth Street and Warren Avenue in the South End - a couple feet above a no-longer-in-use chain and bike lock.

By - 12/16/15 - 11:21 pm
Imperial stomtroopers at Massachusetts Avenue and Tremont Street

Pat from Boston spotted these horn-playing stormtroopers on Mass. Ave. at Tremont around 9:20 p.m.

By - 12/16/15 - 8:15 am

Four South End civic groups are holding an emergency meeting tonight on "the surge of gun violence in our neighborhood."

In a seven-day span, the South End experienced three shootings, including a fatal incident in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 9.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the South End House, 48 Rutland St.

By - 12/9/15 - 7:12 am

UPDATE: Police identify the victim as Wellington Ruiz, 25, of Dorchester.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Aguadilla Street, Stanley Staco reports. Boston Police report the man, in his 20s, was found outside 17B Aguadilla and was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 12/6/15 - 10:20 pm
Izzy the life-saving dog

John Hanzl recounts what happened this morning with his dog, Izzy:

Woke us up this morning (5:20am) whining, when she never does. So I took her out (live in ancient loft on top floor in south end and only people in building). Was confronted with overwhelming smell of gas on way outside. So called 911 - we are friends with firemen at the Eagle. They came - long story, building main electrical feed was shorting downstairs. and the arcing was causing ozone, that Izzy smelled and saved our lives.

By - 12/6/15 - 3:35 pm

On West Springfield Street near Shawmut Avenue, out of a white or silver sedan, around 3:15 p.m.

By - 11/26/15 - 1:30 pm
Thanksgiving in Ward T at Boston City Hospital

Thanksgiving on Ward T at Boston City Hospital in 1897.

From the City of Boston Archives. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 11/25/15 - 1:59 pm

Earlier this month, we posted a photo of a stuffed bunny that had been left behind at Mistral in the South End.

Mistral reports today that, thanks to social-media postings, rabbit and owner are back together again - a friend of the family saw one of the photos and let the family know where to find the fuzzy critter.

By - 11/19/15 - 8:21 am
Lost bunny at Mistral Bunny

At brunch on Nov. 8, somebody left behind this obviously well loved bunny at Mistral in the South End. The restaurant reports they're keeping the rabbit well fed, but would love to reunite bun and owner.

H/t Brinley.

By - 11/18/15 - 11:09 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve the sale of the soon-to-be-gone Middle-Ages dinner theater to the proposed operators of a new Italian restaurant in the Ink Block complex at 360 Harrison Ave. Read more.

By - 11/18/15 - 7:34 am

Leggatt McCall is proposing a two-building complex on land it bought last year from Boston Medical Center between Harrison Avenue and Albany Street and E. Dedham and E. Canton streets. Read more.

By - 11/15/15 - 1:24 pm
Dueling signs in the South End

A puzzled citizen wonders about the thought process that led a city worker to place a crosswalk sign right in front of a no-left-turn sign at Columbus Avenue and W. Rutland Square in the South End.

By - 11/14/15 - 12:10 pm
Stupid Boston parking ticket

An aggrieved citizen is fed up with the city's pay-by-phone app for parking spaces - and the city meter watchers who ignore it: Read more.

By - 11/12/15 - 11:49 am

US Rep. Stephen Lynch says he's holding a forum in Milton next month on complaints about flight paths south of Logan Airport and the growing number of complaints by residents from the South End to Milton. Read more.

By - 11/10/15 - 10:16 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. on W. Rutland Park by four teens with guns. At least two suspects are in custody. The victim declined medical attention.

By - 11/5/15 - 4:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the sale of the Broad Street bar's liquor license to a Cambridge restaurateur who plans to sell food cooked in a wood-fired oven in a new building on E. Berkeley Street in the South End. Read more.

By - 11/3/15 - 7:40 am

WBUR reports on the plans by Boston Health Care for the Homeless for "a room with a nurse, some soft chairs and basic life-saving equipment" at Mass. Ave. and Albany Street, which has become an epicenter of the city's opiate crisis:

Gaeta says she and her colleagues are desperate to offer an option for the people they see overdose every day, whom they must sometimes step over to get into the program’s clinic.

By - 11/1/15 - 1:53 pm

An alleged gang member who tried to ferret a gun away under a car proved unable to outrun a cop in a chase that went on for half-a-mile through crowds of trick-or-treaters yesterday evening, Boston Police report. Read more.