South End

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.

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

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By - 2/28/13 - 1:55 pm

The man whose body was found underneath I-93 between E. Berkeley and West 4 streets on Monday was Corey Thompson, 43, of Roxbury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

His death remains under investigation by State Police homicide investigators, who can be reached at 617-727-8817.

By - 2/25/13 - 10:52 am

UPDATE: Everett man charged with stabbing Corey Thompson to death.

The Globe reports investigators are looking at whether the cause of death was homicide. Found near Albany Street this morning.... Read more

By - 2/21/13 - 11:35 am

The city's crack Pothole Patrol Crew will swarm the South End today, taking names but no prisoners as it fills in winter potholes like nobody's business.

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