South End

By - 3/6/17 - 9:33 am

A city health inspector has ordered the shutdown of the prepared food section at New York Mart (the old Ming's), 1102 Washington St., until managers fix several violations found in an inspection last week.

According to the inspector's report, cooked chicken and pork were both being stored at 110 degrees, when they should have been at least 140. The inspector also noted heavy grease and soil buildups throughout the kitchen area, including in the hood over the cooking area.

By - 3/3/17 - 12:01 pm
Harrison Albany rendering

Harrison Albany Block rendering.

The BPDA board yesterday approved two projects that would mean hundreds of new residential units and retail space on Harrison Avenue.

Winning board approval: A 650-apartment complex stretching from Harrison to Albany between East Canton and East Dedham streets and a 324-unit building with both apartments and condos on Harrison between Traveler and East Berkeley. Read more.

By - 3/2/17 - 2:43 pm

Boston Police report officers had to use a taser twice to subdue and arrest a Malden man they say went berserk in the Chandler Inn early this morning. Read more.

By - 3/1/17 - 3:41 pm

Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) today called on the council to try to prevent Boston University from beginning work on particularly nasty microorganisms at its Albany Street biolab, by amending city ordinances to prohibit such research. Read more.

By - 3/1/17 - 2:53 pm

The City Council today approved a request to the state legislature to let Boston create "sub-precincts" in certain crowded districts in Bay Village, Chinatown, Roxbury, Downtown, South Boston and the South End. Read more.

By - 2/26/17 - 2:29 pm

As expected, Edward Flynn, son of the former mayor, is taking steps to run for the District 2 City Council seat that Bill Linehan is giving up. Read more.

By - 2/22/17 - 6:36 pm

It's lights out at Mass. Ave. and Tremont and that means a mess:

Spent 15 minutes in car from one end of Westland (Fenway) to other end (Mass Ave)

By - 2/20/17 - 10:02 am

Brianne Fitzgerald, an RN with a master's in public health explains why "harm reduction" efforts, such as an Albany Street facility where addicts can come down from a high under medical supervision, shouldn't be expanded to include "safe injection" sites:

It's essentially giving up hope on people who use IV drugs. One might even call this end-of-life or hospice care. The idea of such a facility takes away a person’s autonomy and essentially forces a social agenda that supports the normalization of IV drug use over active care and treatment.

By - 2/17/17 - 9:25 am

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz has filed legislation that would give Boston a new member on the Massport Citizen Advisory Committee - and require that he or she live in the South End, the Boston Sun reports. Read more.

By - 2/16/17 - 3:47 pm

The BAC Library shows us the then and now of Tremont Street at Upton.

By - 2/15/17 - 4:10 pm

The Globe reports that Bill Linehan won't seek a seventh term as city councilor in District 2, which covers South Boston, the South End, Chinatown and Downtown.

Frank Ulip, who lives downtown and Peter Lin-Marcus, who lives in Chinatown, have both signaled their interest in running for the seat this fall by forming political committees. However, Linehan's announcement could also lead to a flood of candidates from South Boston.

By - 2/15/17 - 10:02 am
Unplowed sidewalk on East Brookline Street

Neal Gaffey reports this sidewalk that runs along a Boston Medical Center building on East Brookline Street at Harrison has gone unshoveled despite multiple calls and tweets. BMC claims it's not their property, not their problem.

By - 2/13/17 - 12:32 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed out a man's disorderly-conduct conviction for acting up in a room in a hospital ER, even though it took several canisters of pepper stray to bring him under control, saying it would be wrong to criminalize behavior a large psych unit should be equipped to handle. Read more.

By - 2/10/17 - 1:32 pm
Frank Ulip

A downtown resident has registered a formal campaign organization with state elections officials.

Frank Ulip says he will run for the District 2 seat now held by Bill Linehan of South Boston. Linehan has yet to say if he'll be running for re-election this fall. The city does not release formal petitions for collecting signatures until May. Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 8:36 am
Not much traffic on Tremont Streetin the South End this morning

Tremont Street was wide open at 8 a.m. as people heeded warnings and stayed home. Photo by Pilotblock.

MiMu captured a similar scene on the platform at Roxbury Crossing on the Orange Line shortly after 9 a.m.: Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 5:15 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted Atlantic Drain Services of Roslindale and its owner, Kevin Otto, on charges of manslaughter and misleading investigators for the October drowning deaths of Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks 14 feet down while working on a trench at Dartmouth and Tremont streets on Oct. 21, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/31/17 - 8:02 am
Turkeys in the South End

Rob C spotted these turkeys patiently waiting for the bus in the South End this morning.

By - 1/28/17 - 5:47 pm

In Marc Hurwitz's Friends of Boston Hidden Restaurants Facebook group, Bobby O'Neill asked this afternoon:

I feel like restaurants and shops owned by members of the Iraqi, Iranian, Sudanese, Yemeni, Libyan, Somali, and Syrian communities could use our support. Any recommendations?

Here's the list folks have come up with so far (additions welcome, of course): Read more.

By - 1/19/17 - 12:43 pm

This morning on Massachusetts Avenue near Washington Street around 11 a.m. Homicide detectives were called in because of the seriousness of the woman's injuries.

By - 1/6/17 - 8:01 am
Snow in Boston's South End

Michael Ratty strolled through the snow in the South End's Union Park this morning.