West End

By - 1/18/16 - 9:50 am
Working on the Red Line tracks on the Longfellow Bridge

John McLachlan watched workers working on new Red Line tracks on the Longfellow Bridge yesterday. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 12:13 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the picketing outside City Hall yesterday aver a proposed 44-story tower that would replace the Garden garage.

There's a public meeting on the proposal at 6:30 p.m. today at the third-floor Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary auditorium, 243 Charles St.

By - 11/7/15 - 7:39 pm
Rescuing two people from a car in the Charles River

Divers at the scene. Photo by Kelli O'Hara.

Updated Sunday a.m. with latest State Police info.

State Police report a driver from North Smithfield, RI ran a red light at Leverett Circle, sideswiped a car, then crashed through a fence and into the Charles River, killing himself and his passenger.
Read more.

By - 10/25/15 - 12:36 pm

The Globe takes a detailed look at the practice in the orthopedic surgery department at Mass. General: The hospital says it's safe, lets surgeons in training gain valuable experience and, oh, yeah, brings in more revenue. Other Boston hospitals don't allow it except in emergencies.

By - 10/11/15 - 2:32 pm

The US Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a jury verdict dismissing a young surgeon's sex-discrimination suit against Mass. General, ruling that it saw nothing wrong in the jury's decision or in a judge's decision to bar some of her claims because she waited to long to sue under the federal statute of limitations. Read more.

By - 10/7/15 - 11:27 am
Proposed Garden Garage tower

Proposed Garden Garage tower on the right.

Developers who want to replace a garage at the If You Lived Here complex with a new residential tower have submitted new plans to the BRA that lops two floors of the structure. Read more.

By - 8/19/15 - 12:23 pm
By - 8/16/15 - 12:45 pm

Eric Moskowitz recounts the tale of the tenement that somehow survived the destruction of the West End.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:35 pm

Boston firefighters responded to 2 Hawthorne Pl., off Blossom, for a fire around 9:25 p.m. on the second floor of the 12-story building. They had the fire knocked down by 9:40 p.m.

By - 7/23/15 - 3:33 pm
Mural on Archdale in Roslindale

The Mayor's Mural Crew is nearly done with the mural on Archdale Road at Washington that illustrates a Dominican saying about how much a bird in the hand is worth - and has begun work on another mural a block away on the side of the Little People's Playhouse on Washington: Read more.

By - 7/1/15 - 11:59 am

Anthony Sammarco reports somebody borrowed a collection of photos and documents related to the old West End from the BPL's West End branch and then just never returned them.

A collection of West End photographs and archives was loaned to someone who has not returned it to the West End Library. We are looking to recreate a collection on the Lost West End. Any photographs or materials on the once thriving neighborhood would be greatly appreciated. Please send to West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114. Let's recreate what has been lost by theft.

By - 6/24/15 - 6:19 pm

A passenger on board Benjamin Urbelis's Naut Guilty on May 30 was arraigned today on charges he negligently started the boat up while Urbelis was in the water - and destroyed evidence that might have been related to the way he allegedly steered the boat right at a woman in the water, slicing her arm off. Read more.

By - 6/3/15 - 1:10 pm

The City Council today approved a hearing on conditions for housekeepers at the Wyndham Hotel on Blossom Street, whom they said are routinely exposed to blood, feces, vomit, syringes and other possibly unhealthy materials left in rooms by Mass. General patients staying at the hotel. Read more.

By - 4/26/15 - 9:56 pm
Angry sky over the Boston Museum of Science

"All hail Gozer!" JB Parrett exclaimed as he took this shot of the angry skies over the Museum of Science this evening.

By - 4/22/15 - 4:46 pm

Alison Loat marveled at the guy on the other platform at Charles/MGH today.

By - 3/11/15 - 2:29 pm
Charles Circle crash scene

The crash scene this afternoon - the Coca-Cola truck was the one involved.

Updated with information from the DA's office.

A woman apparently walking against the light was struck and killed by a tractor trailer in Charles Circle this afternoon.

Witnesses reported that the woman, 68, was crossing Cambridge Street towards the Liberty Hotel when hit around 1:30 p.m., according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which adds:

Emergency medical technicians from an ambulance company were in the immediate area and stopped to assist. The woman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital a short distance away, where she died of her injuries.

By - 3/8/15 - 10:19 pm
Proposed Garden Garage tower in the West End of Boston

Architect's rendering of proposed tower, in the middle.

A Chicago developer will try again to win city approval to replace an old garage at the If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now complex with several hundred new residential units.

Equity Residential wants to replace a 650-unit garage and small one-story building next to it with a 46-story tower housing 482 apartments or condos - its application doesn't say which - and an 842-space underground garage. In 2011, the BRA basically rejected plans for two smaller towers with 500 units.

The new building, designed, of course, by Elkus Manfredi, would would add an extra acre of open space to the parcel.

By - 3/1/15 - 4:48 pm
Live long and prosper in the West End

Kethera noticed a small update to the sign welcoming visitors to the concrete buildings for which Nimoy's native West End was torn down.