South End

By - 9/14/13 - 6:15 pm
Boston parakeet in the wild

John wonders whose parakeet went missing and wound up in Peters Park in the South End this afternoon. It did not appear to budgie when he approached with camera.

By - 9/7/13 - 8:23 am

Neal captured these filter cloggers in the act in the Blackstone Square fountain this morning.Neal captured filter cloggers in the Blackstone Square fountain this morning.

Seems their pump systems weren't designed to handle hair, the Globe ... Read more

By - 8/25/13 - 10:42 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. at Northampton St. and Harrison Avenue.

By - 8/19/13 - 9:18 am

Not exactly the most shocking of news, but BosGuy writes the final word on the eatery at Union Park and Tremont Street.

By - 8/16/13 - 10:08 pm

As promised, Patch began to lay off 40% of its staff today. Gone locally, that we know of: Sara Jacobi, editor of the South End and Fenway/Kenmore Patch sites, Becca Manning, at the Charlestown and North End sites, Jake O'Donnell at Back Bay and Beacon Hill and Chris Caesar at Malden.

O'Donnell reports that he and Jacobi, at least, were told their... Read more

By - 8/15/13 - 7:23 pm

Left out on the curb on Warren Avenue in the South End on Tuesday.

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By - 8/15/13 - 10:13 am

A cowered citizen complains:

About 20 dogs are running around off leash in the park. This is a problem. Yesterday, a special needs adult became frightened because a dog came too close to her. The owners don't care. We all love dogs, but too ma dog owners are too self-entitled to care. A lot of hard work and money has gone into beautifying this

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By - 8/12/13 - 11:16 am

Both the BrooklineBank branch at 131 Clarendon St. and the Hingham Institution for Savings branch at 530 Tremont St., were robbed this morning, both by a white man in his 30s wearing a loose white T shirt.... Read more

By - 8/4/13 - 7:44 pm

Rainbow seen from the South End. Photo by Jamie.Rainbow seen from the South End this afternoon. Photo by Jamie.

Does anybody remember a year when the rainbows were as frequent as they've been this summer?... Read more

By - 8/2/13 - 10:21 am


A grumpy citizen barks about the conditions at the newly restored fountain in Blackstone Square in the South End:

I thought with all the $$$ invested in the fountain overhaul, something would be finally done about the habitual leash law violations. Is this the most expensive (and soon

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By - 7/30/13 - 1:14 pm

AriasAriasRicardo Arias, 19, was sentenced to life in prison today for shooting a South End teen to death in September, 2011.

A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Arias last week.

Arias, a Roslindale resident with ties to Mission Hill, was spending time at a DYS center for troubled teens... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 9:12 am

Fountain back where it belongs

Johnny Panic photographed this morning's return of the fountain to Franklin Square, from which it had been removed last fall for repairs.... Read more

By - 7/21/13 - 3:00 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports an overly hot fan "came in contact with some combustibles" and started a fire around 7 a.m. that did an estimated $50,000 in damage to an apartment at 45 E. Newton St.... Read more

By - 7/19/13 - 3:50 pm

A former Little League coach had bail set at $150,000 today on his arraignment on a charge of possession of child pornography, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Andrew McKinnon, 43, allegedly had images depicting "rape and abuse of innocent children" that he made available to others on a file-sharing network, the DA's office says. Boston Police, Homeland Security and the Secret Service raided... Read more

By - 7/16/13 - 3:42 pm

Missing turtle

Kevin McCrea (yes, that Kevin McCrea) reports:

Sometime last night or early this morning my 2 year pet red eared slider who answers to "Bob" was taken from the fountain in front of my house at 218 West Springfield. A great favorite of the kids in

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By - 7/3/13 - 9:28 am

Garbage pile

A concerned citizen complains about this impromptu landfill on Mass. Ave. north of Washington:

This garbage has been piled up for 2 days. I know the City is working hard on garbage pickup in the South End, but I wanted to report this pile

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By - 7/2/13 - 9:01 pm

492 Mass. Ave. fire. Photo by Dave Manley.492 Mass. Ave. fire. Photo by Dave Manley.

A roof-deck fire atop the seven-story 492 Mass. Ave. quickly went to two alarms after it broke out shortly before 9 p.m. The fire... Read more

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