South End

By - 11/3/15 - 7:40 am

WBUR reports on the plans by Boston Health Care for the Homeless for "a room with a nurse, some soft chairs and basic life-saving equipment" at Mass. Ave. and Albany Street, which has become an epicenter of the city's opiate crisis:

Gaeta says she and her colleagues are desperate to offer an option for the people they see overdose every day, whom they must sometimes step over to get into the program’s clinic.

By - 11/1/15 - 1:53 pm

An alleged gang member who tried to ferret a gun away under a car proved unable to outrun a cop in a chase that went on for half-a-mile through crowds of trick-or-treaters yesterday evening, Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 11/1/15 - 11:40 am

Streetcartracks shows us the line to get into the parking lot at the South End Whole Foods this morning.

By - 10/31/15 - 3:21 pm

If you live in the path of Logan Airport departures there's no doubt you were unable to sleep the morning of Saturday, October 31, 2015. He's a chart of the flights from about 5:30 A.M. to about 9:00.
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The same data is presented here as a gif.

By - 10/30/15 - 2:13 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports investigators are looking at what exactly caused a small and quickly extinguished fire on the roof of 518 Tremont St. around 1 p.m. The roof has a number of solar panels on it; three of them may have malfunctioned.

By - 10/26/15 - 8:02 am
Giant spider webs on Waltham Street in Boston's South End

An aggrieved citizen complains about these Halloween decorations blocking access to the street on Waltham Street in the South End.

Via Gustavo, who notes that Waltham Street and Union Park Square always host a killer Halloween stroll.

By - 10/15/15 - 4:36 pm

Don Akin, who started Medieval Manor 43 years ago in the basement of the Eliot Hotel, says the reason he's shutting down what had become a Boston institution for a fairly simple reason: "We were not able to keep up with the rising cost of business." Read more.

By - 10/15/15 - 12:58 pm

Update: Interview with owner Don Akin.

E-mail from Medieval Manor on E. Berkeley Street went out yesterday: The middle-ages dinner show is closing forever on Dec. 31: Read more.

By - 10/14/15 - 10:16 pm
Noxious truck in Newmarket Square

A gagging citizen complains about this truck doing a little coal rolling on Mass. Ave. in Newmarket Square today:

Large truck traveling on mass ave near Proctor st spewing thick clouds of black smoke followed by white smoke.

By - 10/6/15 - 7:50 am

The Globe reports on the bitterness involved in the running of the SoWa open market and how there will be two of them next year.

By - 10/1/15 - 5:06 pm
Lena Bruce

When James Witkowski, 42, was sentenced to 18 months in jail last summer for violating the terms of an assault-and-battery conviction - following earlier convictions that included drug distribution - he had to supply a DNA sample.

The sample matched DNA found on the body of Lena Bruce after she was raped and suffocated in her South End apartment on July 12, 1992. Read more.

By - 9/30/15 - 2:16 pm

The Hingham Institution for Savings, 540 Tremont St., around 2:10 p.m.

The suspects were white, about 5'7" and wearing sunglasses, in hoodies, one gray, one black.

By - 9/26/15 - 10:47 pm
Chromeo at Boston Calling

Beth went to Boston Calling and saw Chromeo.

Earlier in the day, Mike Ball took in the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, including a performance by Felix Peikli and the Royal Flush Quintet: Read more.

By - 9/24/15 - 11:25 pm
Paul Andrade painting

"Complementary Colors" by Paul Andrade.

Andrade

Colleagues, friends and family members are mourning the loss of Paul Andrade, 49, who died in a crash with a taxi while riding his motorcycle on Albany Street Wednesday afternoon. Read more.

By - 9/23/15 - 8:26 pm
Fatal motorcycle crash

The crash scene.

Stanley Staco reports a motorcycle and taxi collided around 5:10 p.m. on Albany Street between Herald and Traveler streets. The Globe reports the motorcyclist died.

By - 9/18/15 - 8:33 am

The BRA board last night approved a refinancing plan for the Crosstown Center Hampton Inn on Mass. Ave. in which holders of the project's debt will simply write off a good chunk of the money it owes them. Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 11:19 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a couple suing Boston Medical Center for negligence will get their day in court.

A Suffolk Superior Court judge had dismissed their case against BMC before it could go to trial after agreeing with the hospital that it had no way to know the interpreter, who had a clean criminal record, might disregard hospital rules against being in a room with a patient alone and instead sneak in and sexually assault the Guatemalan immigrant. Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 8:22 am

Our own John Keith reports that National Development, which developed the Ink Block project atop the spectral remains of the Boston Herald printing press, has purchased a small parcel on Albany Street - a small parcel that is now pretty much surrounded by the Ink Block.

By - 9/7/15 - 12:32 pm

A sodden citizen complains about a building on Tremont at Dwight:

Someone from one of the condos with a front balcony is dumping water on people. My partner and I walked by this morning at about 8:40 and had water poured on us. It was not from watering plants and it was not a drip. We went back and saw someone in the penthouse unit out on the terrace looking down at the sidewalk.