South End

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

By - 3/24/13 - 12:47 pm

Stanley Stacos tweets a body was found this morning in front of 148 W. Canton St. The homicide unit was summoned, because bodies do not normally just appear in front of South End buildings.

Boston Police report:

On arrival officers located an unknown white male wearing a brown sweater, blue jeans, brown coat, brown boat shoes and red hat lying face down

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By - 3/24/13 - 10:03 am

South End trash tree

A disgusted citizen reports residents of a unit on West Newton Street in the South End try to save some effort by simply tossing their trash bags off their porch, but one of the bags got caught in a nearby tree and has... Read more

By - 3/23/13 - 8:50 pm

Stanley Staco reports police responded to 1820 Washington St. around 8:30 p.m. on a report somebody was held up by a guy wielding an axe.

Police are looking for two black men, both 18-20, one in a black suede coat, the other in a black North Face jacket. Police say they got away with a phone, a bank card and four bags of... Read more

By - 3/23/13 - 11:15 am

Police are looking for a black man in his 50s, wearing a black puffy coat, who tried to hold up the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 1134 Washington St. in the South End around 10:50 a.m. He threatened to shoot a teller if he didn't get any money, but did not show a gun and he left without any money.

By - 3/22/13 - 9:16 am

Snowy sidewalk in the South End

A fed-up citizen reports from the South End:

Unshoveled sidewalk at 15 Union Park Street. St. John the Baptist Church, once again ignoring one of the ten commandments of urban life..."Thou Shalt Shovel Thy Sidewalk".

If only there were... Read more

By - 3/20/13 - 1:31 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports Suzanne Lee will run again this year against District 2 City Councilor Bill Linehan of South Boston.

Lee, a Chinatown resident, beat Linehan in the preliminaries two years ago, but lost to him in the election that really counted - but just by 87 votes.... Read more

By - 3/15/13 - 7:07 pm

John Keith snapped a photo of the notice in the window of Geoffrey's Cafe on Berkeley Street that the place has been shut "per order of the Superior Court" - possibly due to an issue of rent payments.