South End

By - 8/13/14 - 8:14 pm

The Hamersleys are retiring, the Globe reports.

By - 8/13/14 - 11:27 am

UPDATE: Jackson ordered to observation for 20 days, the DA's office reports, adds Jackson did not know her victim.

Michelle Jackson, 27, is scheduled for arraignment today on charges she plunged a pair of scissors into another woman's chest around 5:30 p.m. yesterday at Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which reports the victim, 21-year-old Cambridge resident, is expected to survive, and that the motive remains under investigation.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/13/14 - 11:06 am

South End Pizza and Grill, 768 Tremont St. in the South End, received warm support from city officials for its proposal to extend its closing time from midnight to 2 a.m., seven days a week, at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.

The pizzeria says it wants to extend its hours to serve the growing number of students in the area. The Chester Square Neighborhood Association, the mayor's office and city councilors Tito Jackson,, Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley all supported the proposal.

By - 8/1/14 - 9:22 pm

Around 8:30 p.m. Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports no injuries.

Police are looking for two Hispanic males, one 5'8, 18-22, with a black T-shirt with some sort of design on it and carrying a backpack, the other about 5'10" in a black leather baseball cap and a black T-shirt, with a black and white sweatshirt slung over one shoulder.

By - 7/29/14 - 10:47 am

Around 10:30 a.m.

KWAPT reports the truck had to be jacked up to get the person out.

Aerial photo of the scene.

By - 7/27/14 - 9:37 am

Stanley Staco reports not long after gunfire rang out at 150 Freeport St., in Dorchester around 1:25 a.m., a man showed up at the Boston Medical Center emergency room with a fresh gunshot wound. And not long after that, some of his friends arrived as well - as did some of his enemies - followed in quick succession by a large number of police officers to keep the two sides separated.

By - 7/22/14 - 10:34 am
Nighttime construction in Boston

John McLachlan watched some night construction at the old Herald/new Ink Block project.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/21/14 - 2:07 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a newer Ford Explorer in connection with the death of Niko Martinez on Aguadilla Street early Saturday.

Police say the dark vehicle has a sun roof and might be a rental. People inside the vehicle fired at least 16 shots.

By - 7/21/14 - 9:14 am

A concerned citizen reports on an incident Friday evening on Washington Street in the South End:

Unprofessional conduct by BTD employee: at 7:45pm, female BTD exited BTD van ticketed car on Washington St whose meter just expired (15 min prior to end of enforcement) then did a ridiculous happy dance before getting back into van. As van drove by crowed outdoor restaurant (Toro) she hung out the window and yelled, "Everyone else is free tonight!" Was this some kind of competition? Either way, this behavior should be reprimanded.

By - 7/20/14 - 7:34 am
Niko Nunez

Friends are identifying the man shot to death on Aguadilla Street as Niko Nunez, 20.

The Globe has more about the life and death of the young father.

By - 7/19/14 - 9:11 am

Stanley Staco reports that around 2:45 a.m., people inside an SUV fired at least 16 shots at a man standing at Tremont and Aguadilla streets.

Boston Police report the man, in his early 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The scene is near where another man was shot in April, by somebody who may have fled in an SUV.

By - 7/16/14 - 5:12 pm

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Concord Square between Columbus Avenue and Tremont Street.

The robber, who took her purse and phone, was described as black, 6', slim, bearded, wearing a red T-shirt and blue jeans and holding a silver handgun. He ran towards Tremont.

By - 7/16/14 - 9:11 am

The Boston Business Journal has a couple of reports on impending condomania, well, condominimania, at least. Ground gets broken today on a new phase of the Ink Block project in the South End, a building in which postage-stamp-sized studios will go for $500,000. And a Brookline developer has purchased a Suffolk University building at Derne and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill with plans to turn it into luxury condos.

By - 7/10/14 - 11:28 pm

Around 11 p.m. outside 700 Tremont St. Police are looking for a black or Hispanic man, 5'6" or 5'7", who opened fire but didn't hit anybody.

By - 6/29/14 - 9:52 am

Boston Police report a 17-year-old was found shot outside a party at 5 Castle Ct. around 1:50 a.m.

By - 6/28/14 - 12:43 pm

After a man was shot on Morton Street Thursday afternoon, his boys went up to Boston Medical Center. And then another crew, considerably less friendly with the victim, showed up as well, around 6 p.m. Police, who typically accompany shooting victims to the hospital for just this sort of reason, interceded and discovered one of the non-friends had a gun. The gunman was arrested and his weapon seized before he could use it.

By - 6/27/14 - 3:22 pm

A South End resident complains about trash pickers constantly ripping up his or her trash bags:

We have had it with the city taking no action against trash pickers. 3 times today I had to go out, pick up, and rebag my trash due to pickers. Does the city want citizens to start taking the matter into our own hands? I'm not above starting to leave raw feces in each of my trash bags to deter them.

By - 6/17/14 - 10:08 am

Two cars collided at the corners of Tremont and West Canton streets today at around 9:30 a.m.

One of the drivers had no visible injuries but was taken away by ambulance. I didn't see what happened to the other driver.

By - 6/14/14 - 5:59 pm
Beehive hairdo in Boston Pride parade

Aside from a brief and not very heavy spot of rain, it was a perfect day for the annual Pride parade from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza.

We stationed ourselves on Charles Street. By the time it was all over, the kidlet had built up quite the collection of beads.

One of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence:

Pride Sister

He's got wings!

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