South End

By - 4/27/09 - 8:53 am

Bay Windows reports some 3rd Suffolk gays are crushing on Aaron Michlewitz as he runs to replace his former boss, Sal DiMasi:

... But despite the long list attributes that Goldman admires in the candidate, he couldn't resist returning to Michlewitz's pretty face when he introduced him to the crowd about 40, which included gay and straight supporters, later in the evening. ...

Meanwhile, independent 3rd Suffolk candidate John Keith has some fans among the architectural set. This ArchBoston post imagines a Boston under a Mayor John Keith (you listening, Mr. Menino?):

... A bright newcomer named John A. Keith came out of nowhere to defeat Menino. Keith fired the entire BRA, then personally selected a small brain-trust of like-minded free-thinkers --free, that is, from the stifling effects of unexamined book knowledge and academic norms. When they talked, these folks sounded much like some members of ArchBoston.

They went to work to fix Downtown. ...

By - 4/22/09 - 7:53 pm

Boston Police tweeted about a fire at 70 E. Newton St., around 6:30 p.m.

By - 4/16/09 - 8:21 am

The Globe reports that the BSL4 lab in the South End will be delayed until at least late next year. Reportedly, the safety review will take longer than projected.

Putting a lab that could handle the most deadly biologicals in a dense urban area has been opposed by residents and some professional organizations. See also a report by the Security Studies Program at MIT.

By - 4/15/09 - 12:58 pm

Yes, it's a Bank of America branch, this time the one at 557 Tremont St. in the South End, Boston Police tweet.

By - 4/11/09 - 4:16 pm

Boston Police report arresting a pair of suburbanites in the South End early this morning when, they say, the two turned on officers trying to break up their fight.

Police say the woman claimed to be an RN at Brigham and Women's Hospital and vowed to remember the names of the arresting and booking officers:

I hope your wives are never on my floor while I'm working...have you ever heard of a code blue?

By - 4/8/09 - 12:27 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police blame crazed patient rights advocate.

Boston's bomb squad and hazmat crews got a workout today, racing to at least five hospitals on reports of "suspicious letters" in mailrooms, all of which appeared to be hoaxes.

By - 4/7/09 - 5:58 pm

Scratch Ryan Higginson, Blue Mass. Group reports.

That leaves Susan Passoni, Aaron Michlewitz, Brian Ross and Lucy Rivera on the Democratic side. Whoever wins the May 19 primary will then face Republican David Trumbull and independent John Keith in the June 16 special election.

By - 4/7/09 - 9:49 am

Groupon is a new site that tries to gather a bunch of people together to get a discount on something. Normally, it's stuff like food, but today, if they get enough people without dental insurance together, everybody gets a big discount on dental exams at a South End dentist.

To sign up, though, you'll need to tear yourself away from the photo of the half-naked dude brushing his teeth outside next to his big-ass SUV. Is that a common sight in the South End?

By - 4/5/09 - 5:37 pm

Boston Police report a pair of armed knuckleheads held up - and possibly shot up - a Globe delivery truck around 10:15 this morning at Harrison Avenue and E. Lenox St. in the South End. They got away with some money, some of it in the form of coins. The driver was not shot, but was taken to Boston Medical Center with some injuries sustained during the robbery.

The robbers were described as two black men wearing black hoodies.

By - 4/3/09 - 2:18 pm

Mike Mennonno discovers what happens when an enterprising soul has some extra yarn left over from a sweater project, or something, off West Newton Street in the South End.

By - 4/3/09 - 2:08 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Kurvin Richardson guilty of beating and stabbing Noemi Roman to death in front of her todller son in 1990, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Richardson will be sentenced on Monday to life without parole in a state prison.

Richards was arrested in 2005 after investigators used DNA samples taken from under Roman's fingernails to link him to her death. The tests were unavailable in 1990.

Background info from the Globe.

By - 4/1/09 - 12:19 pm

Because of its expansion through annexation and land reclamation, and because of the vast differences in size between its neighborhoods, making a web-ready neighborhood map of Boston is extremely difficult. Most online neighborhood maps currently available are simple line drawings or text paste-overs.

By - 3/27/09 - 8:56 am

Susan Passoni has a new campaign manager, the South End News reports.

By - 3/25/09 - 2:51 pm

He'd win the South End unanimously - and work like a dog - John Walsh reports.

By - 3/24/09 - 7:57 am

The third in a series of shows with candidates to replace Sal DiMasi is today (Tuesday, 3/24) at 2:30 p.m. The presumptive leader in the 3rd Suffolk House race is on the Left Ahead! podcast. As former Speaker DiMasi’s fixer, the constituent services guy, Aaron Michlewitz is already well known and respected in the district. Listen in for his strategy to build on that.

By - 3/13/09 - 7:22 pm

Zi Wen Chen, 49, was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail today after he was found struggling with two men who were managing to keep him from applying a butcher knife to his wife's neck at Shawmut Avenue and W. Newton Street on Thursday morning, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

The DA's office, which had sought bail of $1 million, supplies this account:

By - 3/12/09 - 3:29 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men last night following a pair of armed holdups on Mission Hill and in the South End and say they expect to charge them with at least three more armed robberies in recent days.

Police say they nabbed Christopher Rivera, 20, of Stoughton and Anthony Ruiz, 19, of Boston outside Back Bay station last night, after "numerous citizens assisted officers by pointing in the direction of travel of the suspects."