South End

By - 2/16/16 - 11:45 am

UPDATE: Barney Fannings has gotten the OK to reopen.

ISD inspectors have shut several restaurants after their sprinkler pipes burst, flooding their kitchens with water and, in some cases, shutting off their water altogether, over the past three days. The tally so far:

Barney Fannings, 99 Broad St., downtown
Boston Beer Garden, 732 Broadway, South Boston
Upper Crust, 683 Tremont St., South End
Viga, 291 Devonshire St., downtown
Whiskey's Steakhouse, 885 Boylston St., Back Bay

By - 2/10/16 - 8:21 am

Two men face arraignment in Chelsea District Court today on drug-possession charges after police seized large quantities of drugs at locations in Mattapan, the South End and Revere. Read more.

By - 2/8/16 - 6:10 pm

Chris reports that after seeing this guy on Harrison Avenue in the South End, he didn't feel as bad about his own commute.

By - 2/7/16 - 2:21 pm
Dogs running in the snow in Peters Park in Boston's South End

John McLachlan photographed the photographer - and two dogs - at the South End's Peters Park the other day.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/6/16 - 1:48 pm

What were those 3 military helicopters flying over the South End about???

By - 1/28/16 - 12:08 am

Boston Police report a man arrested after a traffic stop on Melnea Cass Boulevard near Washington Street Tuesday night matched the description of a man witnesses saw repeatedly firing a gun behind the Blackstone School minutes earlier. Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 7:32 am

The T is advising "moderate" delays into town on the Red Line from Braintree due to a train that just could not make it past Quincy Center, and "minor" delays into town on the Orange Line from Forest Hills, due to a train that ascended to the pearly gates at Mass. Ave.

By - 1/14/16 - 4:24 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today granted a package-store license to Wine Riot for its Web 3.0-enabled wine store at 519 Tremont St.

The board accepted arguments from Tyler Balliet and Morgan First that there was a public need for a shop that caters to users who want to help drive their inventory through app-driven reviews and histories of their own drinking habits, coupled with an emphasis on wine education. Read more.

By - 1/13/16 - 1:08 pm
Packed hearing for Wine Riot at Boston Licensing Board

First listens as Balliet explains concept and supporters wait to speak.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant a liquor license to Wine Riot, which wants to open an app- and database-driven wine store at 519 Tremont St. in the South End. Read more.

By - 1/7/16 - 7:31 am

Johnnie Bonnie, 23, pleaded guilty yesterday to voluntary manslaughter just as his trial for killing Evens Archer, 17, outside a South End party in 2014 was about to begin, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 11:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the new owners of a bar in Dorchester Lower Mills transfer their liquor license to the bar they want to open in the South End's new Ink Block complex.

But fans of the former Lower Mills Pub shouldn't fret: Read more.

By - 1/6/16 - 6:29 am

A two-alarm fire overnight at 39 Greenwich Park extended from the basement to the first floor, Guglielmo reports.

Daniel Pesquera reports a firefighter was taken to the hospital with injuries. No residents were hurt.

By - 1/5/16 - 6:26 pm
Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue

Firefighters have evacuated the 41-unit 585 Columbus Ave. due to a gas leak that forced the shutoff of the building's heating system on one of the coldest nights of the season.

City officials are now on scene trying to coordinate getting residents into someplace warm for tonight.

By - 12/23/15 - 6:25 pm

Around 6:15 p.m. Police found him limping about a half block down Mass. Ave., limping towards Boston Medical Center.

By - 12/22/15 - 11:28 am
Sign asking for her bike back

Pilotblock spotted this sign at Dartmouth Street and Warren Avenue in the South End - a couple feet above a no-longer-in-use chain and bike lock.

By - 12/16/15 - 11:21 pm
Imperial stomtroopers at Massachusetts Avenue and Tremont Street

Pat from Boston spotted these horn-playing stormtroopers on Mass. Ave. at Tremont around 9:20 p.m.

By - 12/16/15 - 8:15 am

Four South End civic groups are holding an emergency meeting tonight on "the surge of gun violence in our neighborhood."

In a seven-day span, the South End experienced three shootings, including a fatal incident in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 9.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the South End House, 48 Rutland St.

By - 12/9/15 - 7:12 am

UPDATE: Police identify the victim as Wellington Ruiz, 25, of Dorchester.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Aguadilla Street, Stanley Staco reports. Boston Police report the man, in his 20s, was found outside 17B Aguadilla and was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

By - 12/6/15 - 10:20 pm
Izzy the life-saving dog

John Hanzl recounts what happened this morning with his dog, Izzy:

Woke us up this morning (5:20am) whining, when she never does. So I took her out (live in ancient loft on top floor in south end and only people in building). Was confronted with overwhelming smell of gas on way outside. So called 911 - we are friends with firemen at the Eagle. They came - long story, building main electrical feed was shorting downstairs. and the arcing was causing ozone, that Izzy smelled and saved our lives.

By - 12/6/15 - 3:35 pm

On West Springfield Street near Shawmut Avenue, out of a white or silver sedan, around 3:15 p.m.