South End

By - 10/1/08 - 3:21 pm

Councilor Turner tells PoltickerMA that he doubts Sonia Chang-Diaz is really Latina and that her support really comes from white women who can't stand the idea that a black man could get into the White House instead of Hillary Clinton.

Needless to say, Turner is backing incumbent Dianne Wilkerson in her sticker campaign, calling her "a treasured resource" the 2nd Suffolk District - or rather, real blacks and Latinos in the district - can't afford to give up.

By - 9/24/08 - 4:34 pm

Boston Police report hearing - and then finding - a man shot repeatedly behind 604 Mass. Ave. around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. The man was taken to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

By - 9/23/08 - 3:20 pm

Boston Police report arresting a naked man early Saturday on charges he broke into two South End apartments.

The streaker first struck at 4:49 a.m. at 236 W. Newton St., where he kicked in a door but then fled when the newly awoken residents went to see what was going on, police say:

When asked to describe the suspect, the victims stated, "He was naked."

By - 8/29/08 - 6:04 pm

Boston Police report arresting Fabio Brandao, 28, of Framingham, in connection with this past Sunday's attack on four people walking down Columbus Avenue.

Brandao is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, but police say he could face additional charges and they are continuing to look for additional suspects. Police allege the four people were attacked around 2:45 a.m. by three Hispanic men who fled in a white Honda:

[Two of the victims] stated that while they were walking home the above M/V stopped along side of them as the passengers began to yell obscenities to include homophobic slurs. The suspects then exited the vehicle and began assaulting the victims yelling discriminatory statements as they assaulted them. Victim #1 was unable to remember who hit him. Officers observed injury to Victim #2 who suffered a gash above his right eye. Victim #3 stated to Officers that she was punched in the head and thrown to the ground. Victim #3 complained of a headache and dizziness but declined medical attention on scene. Victim #4 suffered no injury and declined medical attention on scene.

South End News account of the beating.

By - 8/28/08 - 4:58 pm

UPDATE: Fabio Brandao, 28, of Framingham, arrested.

The South End News reports on a group of friends attacked on Columbus Avenue while walking home from the Roxy early on Sunday:

... Two of them began beating Cain and another kicked John in the face repeatedly as he lay on the ground, shouting "Fuck you, faggots" throughout the attack. ...

By - 8/27/08 - 1:21 pm

State Police and an empty CT1 bus have E Newton St blocked off near the entrance to BMC. News crews on the scene mentioned a stabbing but there was no evidence outside to explain all of the commotion.

Update: Initial details from WCVB indicate that one person was stabbed in the neck at the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center, 85 East Newton St. The mental health facility is not actually owned by Boston University Medical Center. The road is now opened to traffic again.

By - 8/1/08 - 4:23 pm

File this under: Yeesh. Boston Police report an argument at Stella Restaurant, 1525 Washington St., turned ugly last night when one patron stabbed another diner in the chest with a butter knife - and then continued the fight outside, where he really tried to put the hurt on the guy. It all started around 10:50 p.m.:

Staff members at the restaurant broke up the fight without realizing that the suspect had used a butter knife as a weapon. Believing the altercation to be over, the staff escorted suspect from the premises and left him on West Brookline Street.

Soon after, the victim left the bar, where he encountered the suspect a second time. Another altercation broke out, in which the victim was punched, thrown to the ground, and kicked by the suspect. During the struggle, a nearby motor vehicle's windshield was smashed.

Cleon Tagaris, 38, was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery, police say, adding the victim was treated and released at Boston Medical Center.

Innocent, etc.

By - 7/21/08 - 6:27 pm

A place for serious dancing, Ryan Barrett writes:

... Can you believe that there's no spot in the South End where patrons can shake it a little on the dance floor? This baffles me, what with all the crazy money-spenders, pseudo-celebrities, young couples and uber-handsome gay men that the South End attracts. I thought the owners of Mantra would bring some dancing to the South End with Banq, but the only thing they carried were their leather-clad fans (seriously, I've seen red dominatrix outfits in Banq) and general not-quite-right-ness. ...

By - 7/15/08 - 8:42 pm

Alex Burgos, 22, found shot around 12:05 a.m. at 2 Ditmus Ct.; pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

By - 7/10/08 - 1:31 pm

Because if you do the former, you might get stabbed and if you do the latter, you might get arrested, we learn from this week's South End News police blotter.

By - 6/24/08 - 10:36 pm

Ryan Barrett agrees you can find all types of people from all sorts of ethnic and racial groups in the South End, but says the longer she lives there, the more she realizes the different groups aren't really mixing:

By - 6/17/08 - 10:49 am

Response to
Roxbury or the South End, somebody's still dead

By - 6/16/08 - 2:56 pm

Following the fabulous and fun South End unveiling and silent auction event last Thursday, the extremely stylish 100% cotton T shirts are now available for purchase on the CitySquares website!!!!

These hip student designed t-shirts are available in two styles and various sizes and can be yours for the low price of $20 +shipping and handling. The beauty of that $20 dollars in that 100% of it goes to the CommuniTee Art Project. If you are not sure at this point what in the world CommuniTee is here’s the cliff notes version for your reading enjoyment…

By - 6/13/08 - 3:40 pm

The South End News reports an Andover woman who is seven months pregnant was arrested on prostitution charges when she offered oral sex to an undercover officer at Tremont and Appleton streets on June 6 - for $40.

The paper also reports a 75-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint not long after on Shawmut Avenue near East Berkeley Street.

By - 6/6/08 - 9:00 am

The Missus posts a map showing all her favorite places in her neighborhood.

Hmm, that could be an interesting idea - personal maps of Boston neighborhoods. There's this Google Maps module for Drupal (the software in place here) I've just started playing with at work. Could be cool to try out.

By - 5/9/08 - 11:21 am

The Missus was in front of her building this morning, waiting for the bus, when some guy in a red sweat suit said good morning, then told her she has nice hair:

By - 5/8/08 - 10:26 pm

38 Dwight St. in the South End last night; 16-year-old is expected to survive.

The shooting comes a week after a 15-year-old was stabbed at E. Newton and Washington streets.