South End

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."

By - 3/11/09 - 3:22 pm

Finance Foodie writes up her trip to the Taste of the South End at the Boston Center for the Arts last night:

... After Chef Gordon [Hammersley] graciously posed for this picture, he turned the tables and took a picture of us. Out of all the chefs I met that night, he genuinely seemed to be the most excited to be at the event. And he also makes one mean seafood risotto. ...

By - 3/9/09 - 1:20 pm

Mass Alliance, which represents a passel of unions (including the Boston Teachers Union) and progressive groups, has endorsed Susan Passoni for the 3rd Suffolk state rep's seat:

"Susan Passoni is smart, accomplished, and clearly committed to her community," explained Georgia Hollister Isman, Director of the Mass Alliance. "We know she will be a strong voice for progressive values in the State House. Progressive voters have a clear choice in this race and we hope that they will come together to support Susan’s campaign."

By - 3/9/09 - 8:02 am

Left Ahead will interview 3rd Suffolk state-rep candidate Susan Passoni on Tuesday, starting at 2:30 p.m. (don't worry, they'll post a copy afterward if you miss it). Mike Ball has the details.

By - 3/6/09 - 7:39 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Juan Figueroa, 25, of fatally stabbing John Austin following an argument on Austin's parenting skills, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.

By - 3/6/09 - 4:40 pm

Boston Police report that when a woman left the key in the ignition as she got her two young kids out of her car and into a stroller on Tremont Street in the South End yesterday, two punks slipped into the car and drove off (just as she got the second kid in the stroller:

By - 3/3/09 - 11:54 am

John KeithJohn Keith, a South End real-estate broker, blogger and columnist, today pulled papers to run in the June 16 election to replace state Rep. Sal DiMasi.

Campaign Web site.

Keith's statement follows:

By - 3/2/09 - 12:31 pm

Brian RossBrian Ross, 29, is scheduled to announce he's running for the 3rd Suffolk House of Representative's seat at a gathering at Plaza III in Faneuil Hall Marketplace tonight. On his Facebook page, Ross lists himself as a deputy director of business development for the state. He's a 2002 graduate of BC.

Via Jonathan Braedley Welch.

Ross joins Ryan Higginson, Susan Passoni, Aaron Michlewitz and Lucy Rivera in the May 19 Democratic primary to replace stepped-down-because-it-was-time House Speaker Sal DiMasi. There are currently no Republican or independent candidates for the June 16 final election.

By - 3/1/09 - 12:10 pm

a Sci-fi Comedy

March 1 at 3pm

The Factory Theater
791 Tremont Street
Boston MA

"I am K'Tharr, a Grulark Warrior-Bunny from the planet Trepmalthok, and I would give my life to defend you!"

By - 2/17/09 - 7:58 pm

They look too good, reports the Urban Paramedic:

... Because we work so closely with the police, we know most of the cops by sight. It was funny to see the female officers, whom we'd known for years, passing themselves off as streetwalkers. Some would really get into it, wearing tight, ultra-short dresses, shiny stilettos, and gaudy jewelry. Despite this ridiculous getup, they tended to look better than the real hookers. While this certainly made it easier to lure johns, it sometimes gave them away. Real-life hookers don't look anything like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Instead, they tend to be dirty, scrawny, pathetic characters, addicted to crack or heroin. Johns occasionally became suspicious of the undercover officers because they looked a little too good. ...

He also describes actual prostitutes in action.

By - 2/15/09 - 4:33 pm

a Sci-fi Comedy

February 27-March 7

The Factory Theater
791 Tremont Street
Boston MA

"I am K'Tharr, a Grulark Warrior-Bunny from the planet Trepmalthok, and I would give my life to defend you!"

By - 2/12/09 - 8:44 pm

The South End News reports a newcomer has jumped into the 3rd Suffolk race. Ryan Higginson is in HR at Suffolk and has been involved in the city's Young Bostonian Advisory Council.

By - 2/9/09 - 5:44 pm

Susan Passoni, who made two tries for a seat on the city council, is running for state rep instead this year.

The South End resident today e-mailed potential supporters that she's in the hunt for the seat given up by former House Speaker Sal DiMasi (complete letter below). She filed papers with the state today to create a campaign committee for the May 19 special primary and June 16 special election in the 3rd Suffolk district.

Passoni joins DiMasi aide Aaron Michlewitz, who announced his candidacy in January. Last week, Lucy Rivera, a former aide to state Sen. Tom Birmingham and U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, filed campaign papers with the state.

Passoni's letter: