South End

By - 7/2/13 - 7:08 pm

Branden Mattier, 22, was arrested today when an undercover state trooper gave him a bogus check for $2.2 million for the pain and suffering he allegedly suffered when his aunt's legs were damaged so severely by the Marathon bombings that she would need a double amputation.

The problem, the state Attorney General's office reports, is that the aunt actually died 10 years ago.... Read more

By - 7/1/13 - 9:47 am

Bike rack

An irate citizen complains about this new bike rack on Worcester Square in the South End:

In a city where parking spaces are so limited that they sell for $560,000 how can you justify turning a resident parking spot into a bike rack?

UPDATE: City marks the... Read more

By - 6/28/13 - 7:36 am

Hydrant and trash can

A concerned citizen doesn't think much of the unusual engineering solution to a leaky hydrant on Union Park Street in the South End:

There is so much water being wasted through the pipe attached to this hydrant. It has been

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By - 6/27/13 - 11:41 am

WFXT reports a source says investigators are looking into a possible connection between the now former New England Patriot and a still unsolved triple shooting that left two dead in a car at the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street early on July 16, 2012.

At the time, police said witnesses reported gunfire from a gray "SUV style motor vehicle" with Rhode... Read more

By - 6/10/13 - 1:12 pm

And no doubt completely unrelated. If you happen to pass by the biolab on Albany Street Wednesday morning, don't worry about all the emergency vehicles you'll see parked out front - there'll be no Andromeda Strain release that day (besides, the lab hasn't yet gotten final approval to stock killer death viruses, let alone hexagonal killer death viruses from outer space).

This drill will

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By - 6/8/13 - 7:29 pm

Lot of lipstick

Kimball photographed one of the marchers in today's Pride parade.

Eeka captured participants as well:


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By - 6/6/13 - 7:24 am


A pattern-conscious citizen complains about the bricks on Lawrence Street:

Who chose these bricks? These bricks do not match the look or feel of the existing South End brick sidewalks, Please look into this ASAP AND GIVE ME A REPORT BACK thanks

South End font kvetching.... Read more

By - 5/28/13 - 10:35 am

The first Boston Bike Party kicks off at 7:30 tonight in Dewey Square, with the rolling party scheduled to wend through the Seaport, down to Castle Island and then across the rest of South Boston, into the South End and ending by the Pru.

By - 5/14/13 - 8:33 am

A nose-holding citizen reports from Roslindale:

Porter potty needed for field- athletes have no facilities and are using the tunnel that connects Fallon field to Belgrade ave to relieve themselves. It smells like urine and is unnerving for walkers.

And in the South End, a disgusted citizen posts a photo of a hole in the ground:

Homeless people have dug this foot-deep hole

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By - 5/8/13 - 10:42 am

Tortoise in the South EndSouth End strolling.

After I posted the photo of the tortoise on a leash in the Back Bay, Kate Terrado reported she'd seen - and photographed - the lady and the tortoise in the South End last week.... Read more

By - 5/7/13 - 9:59 am

Mass. Ave. chalk

Last night, Jed Hresko followed a chalk line on Mass. Ave. near the Orange Line stop:

Long line

It was a very long line - with... Read more

By - 5/6/13 - 9:44 am

Two men convicted of drug dealing who asked to be let out of prison because of problems at state drug labs will stay in prison while their cases are reconsidered, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Landers Ivey, 53, demanded to be "immediately released" while his latest conviction was reviewed, because of the scandal at state drug labs, in particular the one in Jamaica... Read more

By - 4/27/13 - 8:27 pm

Slobby CNN

A disgusted citizen complains about W. Dedham Street in the South End:

News organizations left their trash and tape all over our sidewalks following coverage of POTUS visit to the Cathedral. Please fine all and have them clean up. Multiple tv stations are in violation and can

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By - 4/18/13 - 8:52 am

WGBH is covering it for folks without TVs.

By - 4/6/13 - 6:21 pm

Two workers who lifted a mattress in the Cathedral BHA project in the South End to look for bedbug evidence this morning instead found two guns. Police, of course, were summoned, and detectives, after getting a search warrant, found a safe under the bed with three more guns.

Police say the workers initially found only a young child in the apartment at 14 E. Brookline... Read more

By - 4/2/13 - 11:45 am

An outraged citizen reports on how trash pickup was done along Tremont Street in the South End the other day:

An old woman was picking through trash left out this morning when city trash pickup arrived. The workers started screaming "f***k you! Get out of here!" Over and over again, so loud that I heard it inside my home quite clearly. They then THREW

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By - 3/31/13 - 5:55 pm

The Berkeley Community Garden reports on a faucet theft sometime yesterday or early today:

The gates were found locked in the morning, so we're assuming someone hopped over the Alley fence to do the damage. Every tap except the two near tremont were removed - we assume visibility kept them from those taps. There wasn't much metal in the plumbing (minimal copper and brass),

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By - 3/30/13 - 4:03 pm

Ball game in Peters Park.

Michael Ratty took in a ballgame at Peters Park today.... Read more

By - 3/29/13 - 11:59 am

This is a promotional video for Ink Block South End, the mixed-use development being built atop the remains of Wingo Square. From the blurb:

From the city block that was once the home of the old Boston Herald building will rise the INK BLOCK

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By - 3/26/13 - 9:36 pm

Christopher W. Powell, 39, will be arraigned on a murder charge tomorrow for the stabbing death of a South End resident under the Southeast Expressway on Feb. 25, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office says Corey Thompson, 44, died after Powell stabbed him during an argument under the highway where East Berkeley Street crosses into South Boston.

Powell is scheduled... Read more