South End

By - 2/14/13 - 11:15 am

Rescued cat

Calamity Shazaam reports from Columbus and Northampton in the Lower Roxbury/South End area that her neighbor and a couple of other folks responding to plaintive meowing from a storm drain this morning to find a cat under the grate:

Apparently they had to pry open the

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By - 2/13/13 - 2:33 pm
Gauche sign in the South End

A shocked South End resident cannot believe this sort of sign is now popping up on places like West Brookline Street:

This is a highly disturbing sign. South End Neighborhood Associations do not support space savers. Please have DPW begin removing these items.

By - 2/10/13 - 5:55 pm

Tremont Street snow snake

Pilotblock managed to sidestep the snowsnake outside 631 Tremont St. this evening.... Read more

By - 2/7/13 - 9:54 am

At a South End Shell station

Amy Derjue noticed the Shell station at Mass. Ave. and Columbus in the South End was being rather proactive about the impending storm this morning.... Read more

By - 2/7/13 - 8:12 am


An outraged South End citizen notes this overstuffed trash receptacle at Berkeley and Chandler and wonders when the South End will stop playing third fiddle to its neighbors:

So typical all over the South End.... Never see this on Beacon Hill or the Back Bay...

Same bin but... Read more

By - 1/10/13 - 9:00 am

A sleep-deprived citizen reports from Northampton Street:

The guy living at 182 Northampton has a minivan and the alarm goes off EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, several times, between 1 and 4 in the morning. I have submitted this ticket three times and have never even received a response -- please, tell me who I should call or what I should do. It is getting really

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By - 1/3/13 - 6:26 am

Worcester Square this morning. Photo by BFD.Worcester Square this morning. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 4:30 a.m. at 34 Worcester Sq. went to two alarms and sent residents into the 8-degree air.

The fire started on... Read more

By - 12/14/12 - 8:06 am

Suspect in bank robbery

The FBI reports the Commerce Bank branch at 1320 Washington St. was held up Monday morning by a guy in sunglasses, who showed a black, semi-automatic handgun to a teller.... Read more

By - 12/12/12 - 2:08 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges he broke into the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End early this morning after he allegedly turned on a series of electric candles, then broke out the sacramental wine and wafers for a little snack before falling asleep.

Police say they were alerted to the mans's presence by somebody with a legitimate... Read more

By - 12/6/12 - 9:46 pm

Orange Line countdown clock

Jed Hresko captured a new train countdown clock at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line tonight. The T began rolling out the service on the Red Line a few months ago. He reports:

Pretty sophisticated. The sign changes from ARR to BRD right as the train

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By - 11/28/12 - 8:00 am

When a trademark group representing professional sports leagues demanded Stephen Sirabella stop selling reproductions of championship rings, he didn't just pull down his Web site and stop offering the rings on eBay. He sued.

In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Sirabella argues that the Coalition to Advance the Protection of Sports Logos fouled out with an October letter... Read more

By - 11/27/12 - 12:24 pm

Boston Daily reports Trojan will be handing out vibrators from "pleasure carts between noon and 4, thereby avoiding the possibility of a dustup with the authorities at City Hall Plaza, where they originally wanted to sex us up.

By - 11/24/12 - 2:52 pm

NYC cab in the South End

CraigglesofDoom presents us with today's mystery: What was a New York City cab doing in the South End today?... Read more

By - 11/16/12 - 11:34 pm

Boston Police report arresting a one-man crime spree who, they charge, broke into two businesses in the South End and the Back Bay early this morning and then tried to sell some of his ill-gotten goods at a Back Bay convenience store.

Police say Juan Maddox, 44, started his night around 2:45 a.m. at the Buttery, 312 Shawmut Ave., where he made off with a... Read more

By - 11/16/12 - 7:30 am

Angel Carraquillo is planning a Dec. 1 opening for Mana Escondido Cafe, 68 Pembroke St., where he says he'll dish up Puerto Rican specialties such as mofongo, as well as some dishes he says are currently unavailable anywhere in Massachusetts.

The offices of the mayor and at-large City Councilor Felix Arroyo declared themselves "delighted" and "extremely excited," respectively, at a Boston Licensing Board... Read more

By - 11/13/12 - 8:07 am

A man released from prison thanks to possible tampering of the evidence against him by former state chemist Annie Dookhan is scheduled for arraignment today on a new charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Torrie Haynes, 30, of Dorchester, was arrested near East Berkeley Street and Harrison Avenue Friday afternoon, the DA's office says:


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By - 11/9/12 - 3:33 pm

Brockton24_7 tweets somebody fell on the tracks at the Mass. Ave. stop shortly before 3 p.m. Service was, of course, halted to let him be scooped up.

By - 11/6/12 - 12:23 pm

Boston Police report a man walking in the alley between West Brookline and West Canton streets around 7 p.m. yesterday found himself confronted by three teens on bikes:

As the victim continued to walk, one of the suspects (unknown black male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt) blocked his path and stated, "Give me all your (expletive)" and reached towards the victim. The victim stated,

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By - 10/22/12 - 12:49 pm

Robbery suspectPolice are looking for a 5'10" white guy, wearing a gray hoodie with a red emblem on the left side, who held up the Hingham Institution for Savings, 540 Tremont St., around 12:40 p.m.

If you know him, Trooper T. Michael Ahern of the Bank Robbery Task Force would... Read more

By - 10/22/12 - 8:50 am

A man who allegedly fled to Texas after gunning a man down in the South End last year and a man convicted of torturing a cat and then tossing its flaming carcass into an East Boston apartment building have hearings today on requests to overturn their separate drug convictions because of possible evidence tampering by ex-state chemist Annie Dookhan.

The Suffolk County District Attorneys'... Read more