South End

By - 6/25/12 - 6:23 pm

Scott Eisen was at Logan this afternoon to watch the president arrive on Air Force One en route to fundraisers at Symphony Hall and in the South End.

Not everybody was pleased to see Obama in Boston. Mediacrity photographed protesters, who included Occupiers, Palestinian supporters and some Republicans.

Protesters ... Read more

By - 6/22/12 - 9:19 am

An outraged South Ender wonders why dog owners refuse to go to the neighborhood dog park instead of befouling Blackstone Square:

Leash enforcement. Now. I've counted 18 dogs running unleashed. One has just mounted and began mating with another, both too far from their owners for it to be broken up before my 6 year old nephew asked me what was going

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By - 6/15/12 - 7:34 am

Yes, some people still prefer their news on paper. South Ender Michael Ratty reports he didn't find a copy of the Globe outside his apartment this morning and his neighborhood 7-Eleven didn't have any, either.

When you mess up my morning newspaper and coffee routine, you deny me everything. EVERYTHING!

UPDATE: At 9:30, the Globe tweeted: "We apologize for the late papers today. Due... Read more

By - 6/5/12 - 5:34 pm

Boston police officers lined Albany Street this afternoon as the body of Springfield Officer Kevin Ambrose, slain on a domestic-violence call, was loaded into a hearse at the state medical examiner's office there for the journey to his funeral in Springfield.

Police officers and firefighters also lined overpasses across the Massachusetts Turnpike, while State Police blocked traffic from heading westbound so that the funeral... Read more

By - 6/5/12 - 8:55 am

Only they didn't seem to be much reassured. The Daily Free Press reports on the latest meeting on BU's biolab, which wants to bring in the world's deadliest pathogens for study.

By - 5/23/12 - 4:11 pm

Plans for an upscale steakhouse on Washington Street are back on track now that owner Brian Piccini has found another restaurant willing to sell him its liquor license.

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let Piccini pay the owners of the Columbus Cafe on Columbus Avenue $280,000 for their liquor license so he can open his Boston Chops at 1375 Washington St. Piccini,... Read more

By - 5/11/12 - 5:47 pm

Boston Police report a woman was attacked around 4:45 a.m. today at Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street.

Police say the woman managed to fend off her attacker, who ran down Columbus toward Clarendon.

Police described the man as slim with a muscular build and possibly in his 20s. He was dressed in a black hoodie with something covering his face and low-slung jeans... Read more

By - 5/6/12 - 1:03 pm

An outraged citizen reports from 605 Mass. Ave.:

Street tree vandals have struck again and mostly destroyed a street elm. Needs to have attention and if possible saved or queued to be replaced.

The Mass. Ave. tree killer last struck in February.... Read more

By - 4/30/12 - 2:29 pm

BosGuy reports Yakitori Zai could open next week on Shawmut Avenue, serving up yakitori - charcoal-grilled meat on sticks.

By - 4/25/12 - 1:44 pm

StuartMBTA Transit Police report arresting a homeless man on charges he punched and spit in the face of a Silver Line driver who asked him to pay his fare.

Sean Stuart, 43, was arrested shortly after 10 a.m. at Washington Street and Massachusetts Avenue - after being pulled off the driver by several... Read more

By - 4/25/12 - 7:33 am

A fed-up South End resident complains:

Trash everywhere! Worcester Sq and rest of the South End are victims of trash pickers who tear open bags. The Mayor must do something to stop this. My building has been fined twice in the last month for trash violations that are a result of trash pickers. So I pay twice, taxes and fines. Start addressing the real

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By - 4/23/12 - 6:20 pm

BosGuy reports Chestnut Hill's Urban Grape goes before the Boston Licensing Board this Wednesday seeking a license to start selling beer and wine in a store at the Bryant Residences, 303 Columbus Ave.

By - 4/23/12 - 10:58 am

Boston Police report Steven Lovering took a cab to the 7-Eleven store at 55 Berkeley St. in the South End early this morning, then decided to hold the place up even though the cabbie refused to stick around for him.

Police say the driver helped officers ID Lovering, 44, after they responded to a hold-up alarm there around 1:30 a.m. They did not... Read more

By - 4/20/12 - 2:36 pm

Road crossing

Richard Beaubien captured a South End scene the other day.

Copyright Richard Beaubien. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/20/12 - 2:29 pm

The Daily Free Press reports on a meeting last night about Boston University's South End biolab, which one day hopes to ramp up to play around with ebola and other nasty bugs.

By - 4/9/12 - 11:33 pm

Firefighters at the scene. Photo by BFD.

Updated 6:10 a.m.

A woman who apparently committed suicide by ingesting sodium azide, a chemical used as an explosive in auto air bags and as a preservative in medical and biology labs, sparked a major incident on Mass. Ave. in the South End last night.

Four police officers and two emergency medical workers who responded to a first-floor apartment at 676 Massachusetts... Read more

By - 3/29/12 - 8:05 am

The Globe reports (registration required).

By - 3/27/12 - 4:10 pm

South End fire, from 101 Huntington Ave. Photo by Dan Gross.

Firefighters responded to 33 Union Park around 4 p.m. for a roof fire, which they quickly knocked down, but not before it poured thick black smoke into the air. Fire investigators are now trying to determine the cause; the Boston Fire Department estimated damage at $200,000, said there were no injuries.

Union Park, of course, quickly filled with firetrucks.</body></html>... Read more

By - 3/25/12 - 9:38 pm

The Turnstile Theater Company's Blogoliloquy, at the Boston Center for the Arts next week, is a play that focuses on "life and people in Boston" as told through the posts on six actual local blogs.