South End

By - 3/13/14 - 5:16 pm

UPDATE, Friday a.m.: Sam Adams drops sponsorship of the parade.

Club Cafe on Columbus Avenue says it is dropping Sam Adams for its decision to continue sponsoring the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston.

In a post on its Facebook page, its owners say they'll resume sales of the beer when either LGBT groups are allowed to march openly in the... Read more

By - 3/6/14 - 8:07 am

Bos Guy attended the AIDS Action Committee's annual fundraiser the other night.

By - 2/25/14 - 5:18 pm

Boston Police report arresting a New Hampshire couple on charges they pulled off an odd armed robbery in the South End yesterday.

According to police, a local resident had just gotten her child out of daycare around 4:45 p.m. at Harrison Avenue and Savoy Street when a red pickup pulled up beside her:

The victim says a white female exited the vehicle, approached

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By - 2/19/14 - 10:33 am
Viktor

Transit Police report one man's apparent idea of a joke left one of their canines with an injury - and the man under arrest.

Police say Antonio Brown, 25, of Cambridge, walked up to a K-9 patrol car at the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop around 7:50 p.m. yesterday and "began to hiss, grunt and bark" at Viktor the police dog:

These actions caused

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By - 2/19/14 - 9:58 am

Transit Police report officers doing fare-evader duty at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line yesterday evening quickly became interested in the gentleman who was demanding a customer-service agent let him in for free because "he was an 'Active Duty' member of the US Armed Forces."

Police report Christopher Keefe, 28, of Braintree was not, in fact, an active-duty member of the US Armed Forces.... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 1:43 pm

Boston Police report charging some guy with attempted arson after he allegedly tried to make good on a threat to blow up the Mobil station at 85 Southampton St. by flicking a lighter at a gas pump.

After failing to ignite the gas station, police say, the man toddled down Southampton and onto Mass. Ave., where officers found him with a lighter in his... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 11:06 am

Usually I can walk by the Midtown Hotel* without a glance, but today it struck me -- how is this sinfully out-of-place eyesore still standing?

I've gotta think the real estate it occupies -- almost a full block of Huntington at Mass. Ave, at the crossroads of the Back Bay and the South End -- is worth gazillions. Over the years, they must... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 9:50 am
South End sunrise

Johnmcboston took heed of the sailor's warning while looking down East Berkeley Street in the South End this morning.

The National Weather Service, of course, has issued a winter weather advisory for this afternoon.

By - 2/12/14 - 1:21 pm

The Boston City Council today called for a hearing on the medical-marijuana dispensaries the state recently approved for Boylston Street in the Back Bay and Southampton Street on the South End/Roxbury line.

Councilor Steve Murphy (at large), who submitted a letter of "non opposition" to the general idea of dispensaries was blunt: "I was lied to" by the operators of the proposed Boylston Street... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 12:04 pm
South End space savers

Now cut that out! South End space saver.

The city has agreed to a request from South End neighborhood groups to completely ban the practice of space saving after winter storms. The South End Forum, which represents those groups, reports:

The SE Forum has agreed to launch a communications campaign which asks all South End residents (and their visitors) to refrain from using parking "space savers" to designate and reserve on-street parking spots

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By - 2/11/14 - 11:12 am
In-window air conditioner

A concerned citizen looks up on Appleton Street in the South End and complains about the in-window AC he now can't not see:

This is not to code and required action or it will spread. Second on same block.

Appleton Street? Appleton Street? Oh, yeah, the hunting grounds of the South End font kvetcher.... Read more

By - 1/28/14 - 7:56 am

A concerned citizen refuses to play dead:

229 Northampton is attracting possums. Possums! They put food out for them (or maybe cats, but the possums have chased the cats off) on the front steps. I spotted a possum munching on the cat food last night at 7 pm, like a haunted buffet. This is gross. The possum gave me one of those looks like

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By - 1/25/14 - 7:10 pm

The Dig shows us that Delux Cafe on Chandler Street seems to have closed up for good.

By - 1/22/14 - 4:39 pm

Neighborhood organizers in the South End are renewing their push for an exemption to the current citywide space-saver rule now that there's a new administration in City Hall.

South End Forum member Stephen Fox says the group, which represents smaller neighborhood groups, is hoping to convince Walshites at a Feb. 11 meeting to let the neighborhood ban space savers after storms - and maybe even... Read more

By - 1/19/14 - 4:50 pm
Pizza warning in boston

Jenna wonders:

Did anyone else get this ridiculously labeled pizza flier in the mail? Are they serious?

By - 1/17/14 - 5:03 pm
Lighted viaduct

Photo by MassDOT.

State and city officials today officially turned on a new light display under the I-93 viaduct that separates South Boston and the South End near where the Herald used to be, the first phase in a $2.5-million project to turn the barren, dismal concrete storage area into something actually useful to people besides the DPW crews who used to store stuff there and the homeless... Read more

By - 1/16/14 - 11:31 pm

Jim Martinho explains:

I'm the Content Manager at TheBostonCalendar.com, and I also write a weekly email newsletter previewing upcoming events. A lot of the events on our calendar are user-submitted, and when I saw a listing for a performance of Mozart's Requiem at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Sunday, it seemed pretty innocent -- classical music, in a church, commemorating JFK's legacy?

... Read more
By - 1/16/14 - 5:59 pm

WHDH reports on an incident that started around 3:20 p.m. when a man pushed a woman getting into her car into the passenger seat and drove off.

Suspect's photo.

By - 1/9/14 - 8:10 am

The Huntington News takes a look back at Columbus Avenue, when it was home to the South End Grounds, where the Boston Beaneaters baseball team played, rather than a parking lot slated to be turned into the Northeastern science center.

By - 1/6/14 - 3:45 pm

BosGuy convened a taste panel to find the best chocolate-chip cookie in the South End. They found a clear favorite.

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