South End

By - 11/15/14 - 5:08 pm
Stay sign

A concerned citizen complains about the sign at the intersection of Dwight and Taylor streets in the South End:

Graffiti on sign....

Paging Pat Falco.

The original Stay.

By - 11/15/14 - 3:51 pm

Transit Police report a woman, apparently in her 20s, fell on the inbound tracks around 3:15 p.m., just as a train was entering the station.

Boston Fire Department personnel extricated the victim and she was transported to a local area hospital with NON life threatening injuries.

Boston EMS Incidents reports she was alert and conscious as firefighters worked to get her out.

By - 11/15/14 - 7:30 am

State Police report a water-main break has flooded I-93 south and that traffic is being diverted at Mass. Ave. The problem is three feet of water near South Bay.

This is what the Expressway looks like when everybody has to get off at Mass. Ave.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:11 am
NStar crew in the South End

Power workout at Shawmut and Rutland. Photo by Gugliemo.

Jaybee reports power is out in the Rutland/Shawmut area, and that an NStar crew working there tells him it has no idea when the power will come back.

Thank God for Flour Bakery.

By - 11/12/14 - 11:54 pm
Lisa Jenkins and Cherie King

Lisa Jenkins, now living in the woods, and Cherie King, formerly homeless.

Homeless people, advocates, recovering addicts and parents of addicts still on the streets all said the city needs to work faster to replace the treatment programs and shelter beds lost when Long Island shut on just four hours notice on Oct. 8, at a packed meeting at the Blackstone Community Center - and to then do even more for what they said are growing numbers of people now out on the streets, under bridges, in downtown doorways and even on the roofs of 18-wheelers.

By - 11/12/14 - 7:23 pm


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By - 11/8/14 - 6:29 pm

Steve reports and wonders:

Walked by a group of 20-30 somethings in Titus Sparrow Park dressed as unicorns, reeking of pot. Anyone know if this a thing?

Probably 40-50 people. It kinda had the look of one of those fun runs. For potheads, of course.

By - 11/4/14 - 2:22 pm
Firetrucks at Boston Medical Center

Firetrucks at BMC. Photo by Maggie.

Firefighters quickly put out a small fire at a construction site next to the hospital's Menino Pavillion, but spreading smoke forced the evacuation of the neo-natal unit on the third floor.

Other workers and patients were told to remain in place - including surgeons, nurses and patients in seven operating rooms that were not affected by the smoke.

By - 10/30/14 - 8:31 am
Creepy dummy with parking ticket in the South End

Annabelle Blake spotted this fine specimen this morning on Tremont Street between W. Concord and Worcester:

Lovely Ritah Meetah Maid... Buuuuuuuurp.

By - 10/29/14 - 2:35 pm
Wanted man

Transit Police have released photos of a guy they say unzipped and "intentionally exposed his genitalia to several passengers" on an outbound Orange Line train between Back Bay and Mass. Ave. around 8:20 p.m. yesterday.

The guy then exited the train at Mass. Ave., police say.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or text an anonymous tip to 873873.

By - 10/26/14 - 10:39 am
Illuminus in Boston's South End

Greg Cook took in the first Illuminus show in SoWa last night, moving about the illuminated old power station on Harrison Avenue and other nearby buildings.

Views of the Northeast also took plenty of photos of the exhibits and displays, including these:

By - 10/25/14 - 12:53 pm

Illuminus Boston cranks up at 6 p.m. with "large-scale projections and light installations alongside immersive sound, performance, and multimedia experiences that reimagine the city at night," in the area around 540 Harrison Ave.

This will be Boston's first "Nuit Blanche" festival and will include art installations and music, film and dance performances, all running until midnight.

By - 10/16/14 - 11:42 am

Around 11:20 a.m., police shut the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop, stopped train service and blocked traffic on Mass. Ave. after somebody started vomiting on the platform.

The station and street were re-opened about 15 minutes later - and the person transported to a local hospital - after first responders determined she did not have Ebola.

Boston EMS Incidents reports EMTs rushed to the station on a report of "an external hemorrhage."

By - 10/14/14 - 6:42 pm
Fallen tree on Massachusetts Avenue in the South End

Just call it treelock: Boston shows us the tree that discovered gravity early this evening on Mass. Ave. northbound near Tremont Street.

By - 10/13/14 - 10:13 am

In response to a citizen complaint about loud street work on Appleton Street at 7:30 a.m. this past Saturday, Mark Cardarelli, supervisor of utility coordination and compliance at the DPW writes:

The Public Works Department is resurfacing Appleton St. Appleton was in disparate need of resurfacing, this is a plus for the residents. The street was posted 2 days in advance as required. Because the construction season ends November 15th every day left is critical. That's why they were working on the 11th. The work should be completed in the next week or so. The city apologizes for the inconvenience this necessary work caused.

By - 10/6/14 - 5:30 pm

Boston Police report officers arrested three teens and seizing several bicycles Sunday afternoon after watching "approximately 75 young males on bicycles, cutting in and out of traffic creating a hazardous environment for pedestrians and motor vehicles operating in the area" of Boylston and Clarendon streets in the Back Bay.

By - 10/5/14 - 6:38 pm

An aggrieved citizen complains:

It's like biker boys or 2fastfurious on Washington st every Sunday. Mopeds, quads, dirt bikes, face masks and zero helmets. How is this always going on so close to the D4 police station. There MUST be warrants out for some of these punks.

By - 10/1/14 - 7:22 pm

According to the map found at http://www.bostonfirehistory.org/newspaperfiretrumbullstreet10021964.pdf
Trumbull street ran between Ivanhoe St. and Newland St. Ivanhoe ran parallel to Tremont St. on the other side of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ivanhoe ran between West Brookline and West Canton. Trumbull was parallel to those two streets and ended at Newland St. to the south.

By - 9/29/14 - 3:38 pm

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for indecent assault and battery for an incident shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday.

If you recognize him, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By - 9/27/14 - 7:15 pm
Beantown Jazz Festival procession

Louis Gudema took in the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on Columbus Avenue in the South End today.

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