Civil Rights Leader and Boston Legend Mel King celebrated his 85th Birthday with loved ones and supporters at City Year located at 287 Columbus Avenue on October 20th, 2013. Former Mayoral Candidate and TOUCH 106.1FM President Charles Clemons, whom Mel endorsed, gives a keynote speech celebrating Mel King's legacy as public servant, State Representative, and 1983 Boston Mayoral Finalist.... Read more
UPDATE, Monday: The city Parks Department reports the chain was fixed this morning.
A concerned citizen of the parental type (we assume) files a complaint from the South End:
Titus Sparrow park playground climbing ladder is broken and dangerous! Please fix!
Bill McCarthy, 52, last seen leaving Giacomo's in the South End last Friday, was discovered dead, of natural causes earlier this week, friends say.
Bill McCarthy, a waiter at Giacomo's on Columbus Avenue, hasn't been seen since he left work around midnight on Friday. According to an e-mail from a friend:
No one knows if Bill took a cab home to Dorchester or where he went after he got out of work. He did not feel well and apparently did not look all that good when his shift was... Read more
BosGuy sends his farewells to Fritz on Chandler Street, closing at the end of the year to make way for another South End type bistro.
Fritz is my favorite place in Boston to watch a game and even though Iâ€™m always a fan of seeing new restaurant open, Iâ€™m torn and left with a bitter taste by its closure. Iâ€™ll miss Fritz.... Read more
Brian D'Amico reports somebody called in a bomb threat this evening to the CVS at 874 Harrison Ave., similar to a series of bomb threats made against CVSes last month.
A one-year-old in a stroller escaped injury, but both his parents were seriously injured when a car driven by a teenager swerved into them in a crosswalk at Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street around 3:20 p.m., Boston Police report:
Officers spoke with a witness who stated he was stopped at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street attempting to take a left when... Read more
Stanley Staco reports police are hunting for a man who jumped into an EMS ambulance parked at Boston Medical Center around 5:20 a.m. and drove off.
The ambulance was found abandoned about 15 minutes later on Westland Avenue in the Fenway. The thief is described as white or Hispanic, thin build, about 5'8" and balding, wearing a dark sweatshirt and tan pants.... Read more
Upon arrival officers located the female victim in her 50â€™s, who stated she had been riding her bicycle (a black Schwinn) when the suspect described as a white male in his 30s, stocky build, wearing a navy blue t-shirt and blue jeans, jumped out in front of... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Bacon Truck rolled out onto our streets this weekend. Starting in the South End.
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.
Seems their pump systems weren't designed to handle hair, the Globe ... Read more
Southie Bikes posts a map to prove it.
Around 10:30 p.m. at Northampton St. and Harrison Avenue.
Not exactly the most shocking of news, but BosGuy writes the final word on the eatery at Union Park and Tremont Street.
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