South End

By - 6/10/07 - 11:40 pm

Angel Ortiz, 23, of the South End, pronounced dead after being found in a parking lot with apparent gunshot wounds.

24 E. Brookline St.

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By - 6/5/07 - 2:38 pm

Juan Figueroa, 23, of East Boston, was ordered held without bail today in connection with the March 11 stabbing of John Austin.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says Austin was the father of Figueroa's girlfriend's son:

... Austin was returning his three-year-old son to his ex-girlfriend, the child's mother. With the mother was her new boyfriend, Figueroa.

By - 6/3/07 - 9:42 am

The Missus takes the sun storm photo.

By - 5/29/07 - 9:34 pm

The South End's last gay-oriented video store has closed.

By - 5/5/07 - 4:43 am

By three men who'd invited him to a party. Treated at BMC; released.

Tremont and Worcester streets

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By - 5/4/07 - 10:44 pm

Two cars pull up, men get out and start stabbing 18-year-old. He escapes, is found by police on Tremont. In stable condition at BMC.

131 Shawmut Ave.

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By - 4/29/07 - 5:52 pm

Geoffrey's Cafe

Geoffrey's Cafe on Washington Street opened for brunch yesterday (the Rosi-Kessels were the very first customers), so we made a point of heading down to the Square this morning.

Good food and so, so different from what long-time Rozzie residents could expect from breakfast at the old Roslindale standby - the Blue Star on Corinth. And yes, it's the same Geoffrey's that used to be in the South End and Back Bay.

By - 3/11/07 - 10:11 pm

John A. Austin, 24, stabbed in the chest, pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Juan A. Figueroa, who may be driving a 2005 Mitusbishi Galant, Mass. license plate 734FPO.

21 Castle Ct.

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By - 2/14/07 - 8:42 am

The Southender ponders the possibility that this year's Pride Parade might not wind through the South End at all, because of construction on Columbus Avenue and Clarendon Street:

They might as well just march in Chestnut Hill.

By - 1/29/07 - 9:46 pm

Today's Sense of Entitlement Award goes to the unidentified South End resident who, upon being asked to clean up after his dog on Warren Avenue, launched into a violent tirade:

By - 1/18/07 - 8:59 pm

The controversy over the city's plan to replace a parking lot next to the Hurley School with a soccer field continues to fester (just read all the recent letters in the South End News that aren't about Jimmy Kelly). Among the arguments against it (by residents who now get to park there for free): A soccer field is too "suburban" looking.

By - 1/10/07 - 9:24 pm

The Southender doesn't much cotton to local nobs all in a lather because the Hurley School wants to turn its parking lot (which the nobs now use for overnight parking) into a soccer field:

By - 1/5/07 - 2:58 pm

Another day, another couple of reports of the self-entitled not acknowledging the authoritah of local constables:

Boston Police report that they had to chase a car onto the Albany Street ramp to I-93 yesterday afternoon when the driver refused to stop for officers who said they observed several violations:

By - 12/13/06 - 1:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the imminent closing of Caffe Umbra.

By - 12/6/06 - 9:07 pm

The Southender reports on a shocking culinary crime spree:

... It is not known whether this spree is related to this summer's "Foie Gras" incident on Union Park in which several parked cars were targeted with inferior quality versions of the tasty goose liver pate. Residents are being asked to dine in groups, not alone ...

By - 11/28/06 - 11:28 am

Larry Taylor, 54, of Dorchester, charged with running down Linda Cruz, also of Dorchester, at Warren and Dartmouth streets and then fleeing last Wednesday morning. He was arrested last night; scheduled for arraignment this morning in Boston Municipal Court.

By - 11/23/06 - 12:03 am

Update: Sadly, the victim, Linda Cruz of Dorchester, died the next day.

Boston Police report the woman, 57, was crossing at the intersection of Warren Street and Dartmouth Avenue at 9:39 a.m. today when struck by a dark-colored Volvo:

By - 11/17/06 - 8:45 pm

White trash with tons of money, the South Ender says, and yes, he's referring to the 21-year-old whose parents bought her a $700,000 condo in his building:

... I shouted out the window and asked her to keep it down, as it was 3:30 (a.m.). Her response? "I OWN here - I can do whatever I want. If you don't like it, shut your f%$#in' window." Who says money can't buy you class?!! ...

By - 10/29/06 - 5:19 pm

Madhu goes to a celebration of the life of Eliot Lee, who chronicled, photographed and fought for the South End in the 1980s:

By - 10/28/06 - 10:14 am

The South Ender reports that after a recent night out, he and the other four men he was with exchanged good-night kisses:

... We were appalled by the shocked expressions from the Uggh-wearing "trendsetters" staring at us through the windows of the Butcher Shop. You would think we had given each other a big juicy group blowjob by the looks on their suburban/Back Bay/Beacon Hill faces. Don't guys kiss each other goodnight in Attleboro or Marshfield or wherever they're coming from?