South End

By - 9/30/12 - 5:30 pm

Some trash heap

A very annoyed citizen spares no exclamation points or expletives in demanding the city do something about this sprawling trash heap outside 532 Chester Sq., which has been in line for its own Zip code since Friday morning.... Read more

By - 9/27/12 - 5:59 pm

Charles Brook, 67, was sentenced to life in prison today after he admitted he raped and strangled Zahia Salem, 87, in her South End apartment in 1989, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By accepting a plea to second-degree murder, Brook could be eligible for parole in 15 years. However, there's a good chance he could die before then since he now has cancer,... Read more

By - 9/22/12 - 11:06 pm

Local theatre artist Danny Bryck performs his one-man documentary play "No Room for Wishing," chronicling the story of the occupation of Dewey Square, using the exact words of the people involved. Co-produced by Company One and Central Square Theater, playing at the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend and Central Square Theater 9/30-10/9.

Compiled from interviews and live recordings during the occupation of... Read more

By - 9/20/12 - 11:00 pm

Stanley Staco reports it happened around 9:10 p.m. at Washington and East Newton streets.

UPDATE, Friday morning: The MBTA reports the driver was spit on, not pummeled, that one man was caught and that he will be summonsed into court.

By - 9/19/12 - 7:57 am

Tree down in West Roxbury

Citizens Connect has several reports of tree damage from last night's storm, including this tree on wires on Ansonia Road in West Roxbury and this snapped tree on wires off Clarendon Street in the South End.... Read more

By - 9/10/12 - 3:44 pm

Doggie in the windowDoggie in the window

Brian Fluharty spotted this UPS guy helping out a dog stuck on a window ledge in the South End today (on Springfield).... Read more

By - 9/4/12 - 6:58 am

The Daily Free Press reports a move by Boston Medical Center to ban smoking on its campus means growing problems in surrounding blocks with smokers and their detritus:

"[Smokers] stand there and smoke there and throw their butts on the ground," Stergios said. "BMC is in sort of a bind. There are [community] members who have photographed people throwing their butts out there. You

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By - 8/31/12 - 9:11 am

Fire scene at Dartmouth and Columbus. Photo by Antigone in BostonFire scene at Dartmouth and Columbus. Photo by Antigone in Boston.

Fire officials are still investigating the cause of a one-alarm fire at 333 Columbus Ave. last night that caused... Read more

By - 8/28/12 - 3:24 pm

BosGuy reports the South End Buttery Market on Shawmut opened today in the old Hudson Furniture space.

By - 8/23/12 - 9:05 am

The Herald reports a link between the man fatally shot by police in the South End on Tuesday and a man taken into custody only after a violent struggle in Dorchester on Saturday - the Cadillac both men were driving before being stopped by police.

The Herald says part of the police investigation into the events that led to Burrell Ramsey-White being fatally... Read more

By - 8/22/12 - 12:48 pm

WBZ identifies the man shot to death after a foot chase in the South End as Burrell Ramsey and says he was apparently at the quadruple shooting scene in Roslindale on Aug. 12 where a man was shot to death.... Read more

By - 8/21/12 - 6:55 pm

Stanley Staco reports a chase in the area of Dartmouth Street on the South End side of Back Bay station ended with two police officers injured - and the man they were chasing shot dead, shortly before 6 p.m.

The Herald reports the chase started with a traffic stop and that the man pulled a gun on pursuing officers on Yarmouth Place.

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By - 8/9/12 - 8:18 pm

Remains of the deck. Photo by BFD.Remains of the deck. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a propane grill sparked a fire around 8 p.m. at 20 Wellington St. that did an estimated $500,000 in damage.

The fire, which started... Read more

By - 8/8/12 - 5:57 pm

BosGuy reports that Trattoria Cinquecento, the Aquitaine Group's first effort at cucina italiana, should be opening soon in the South End space once occupied by Rocca.

Meanwhile, Grub Street Boston alerts us that celibrichef Todd English has posted a Craigslist ad looking for a chef to work for him on "a profitable restaurant" in the Boston area.... Read more

By - 8/6/12 - 8:45 am

Big garbage pile

A vigilant citizen reports that that is, indeed, a giant pile of trash outside 581 Mass. Ave. this morning.... Read more

By - 7/26/12 - 5:45 pm

BosGuy dishes on the progress of construction in the South End's newest restaurant, which could open up in the old Pho Republique space next month.

By - 7/25/12 - 3:41 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the chain has signed a lease for the development going in where the Herald used to be.

Jason Schwartz says:

The South End getting a Whole Foods is sort of like its own version of achieving manifest destiny.

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By - 7/16/12 - 7:40 am

Boston Police report officers found three men in a car shot shortly after 2 a.m. at Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street. Two were pronounced dead at the scene, the third was taken to Tufts Medical Center and is expected to survive.

Police say witnesses saw gunfire coming from a gray "SUV style motor vehicle" with Rhode Island plates.

WCVB reports police are looking... Read more

By - 7/10/12 - 1:55 pm

The Otherside Cafe, which shut at the end of April, is negotiating a lease on space in the South End, its manager told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. But whether it re-opens as a vegetarian restaurant and beer bar remains an open question.

Daniel Lanigan told the board he hopes to have a lease in place within four to six weeks; he asked the... Read more

By - 7/9/12 - 9:50 am

BosGuy reports Posh, the high-end gift shop on Tremont Street, is being replaced by a bank.