West End

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.Read more

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

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

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

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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...Read more

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.Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 2:21 pm

NASA astronaut Terry Virts gives a "Live Long and Prosper" to Mr. Spock, ne Leonard Nimoy of Boston, from aboard the International Space Station....Read more

By - 2/27/15 - 12:33 pm

Leonard Nimoy, who grew up in the West End, died today.

Last year, he talked about life in the West End - and its destruction by wrecking balls - in an interview with the Yiddish Book Center.

Boston city records show that in 1948, when he was 17, Nimoy set up a child-photography business:

By - 2/6/15 - 1:30 pm
Gridlock at Charles Circle

With many Boston roads still not fully plowed, traffic across the city continues to be tied up in knots, as Alison Kenney shows us with her dashboard-eye view of Charles Circle around 12:45 p.m.

To try to alleviate the mess, members of the local constabulary are hitting their ticket books hard, writing up people for parking more than a foot away from the curb...Read more

By - 1/15/15 - 11:40 pm

A Florida woman charged with biting a Boston EMT in a drunken frenzy last month agreed to have her blood tested to help rule out the odds she infected him with something, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Laura Bell, 28, of Jacksonville, was arraigned today on a charge of assault and battery in connection with a Dec. 10 incident at the Wyndham Hotel...Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 8:44 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted a license to a wine store proposed for Charles River Plaza off Cambridge Street.

At a hearing Wednesday, nearby liquor stores and some residents opposed the VinodiVino outlet, saying it would prove unfair competition for locally owned shops and that the eight liquor stores within a half-mile radius could already meet residents' wine needs. VinodiVino attorney Dennis Quilty,...Read more

By - 12/18/14 - 3:24 pm

Shortly after 2 p.m., fire alarms started going off at the Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary and that, of course, brought a full complement of Boston firetrucks racing to the scene. The infirmary informs:

Code red (fire) called due to someone apparently smoking outside. Another good reason to quit that habit. All clear.

H/t Starr88....Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 3:53 pm
Car on fire on Storrow Drive

Patrick Marshall captured the moment when a car near the inbound end of Storrow Drive burst into flames, around 3:15 p.m.Read more

By - 12/4/14 - 2:17 pm
West End white squirrel

Jeff Tamagini spotted the white squirrel of the West End today, so it's obviously avoided the hawk of the West End to date.Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 9:52 pm

UPDATE: Might be malaria instead of Ebola.

Mass. General reports:

At 2 p.m. today while undergoing routine monitoring by the Boston Public Health Commission, an individual, determined to be a person under investigation for Ebola virus disease, was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital for evaluation. As you know, the MGH has spent the past several months preparing in the event we should have

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By - 11/26/14 - 7:17 pm
Hawk on Staniford

Neil the roving UHub photographer spotted this hawk with a dead squirrel behind 50 Staniford St. this morning (doesn't appear to be one of the West End's fabled white squirrels). He reports:

Has a dead squirrel. Sat on ground for a while then flew off with prey. Squirrel got caught on fence and bird landed on statue's head.

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By - 11/6/14 - 6:45 am

The Suffolk Journal reports on the new West End home of the New York Trapeze School:

The facility boasts a full flying trapeze set, training equipment, mats, safety equipment, and a trampoline. TSNY is providing trapeze artists and students with more room than ever to stretch their legs and go far beyond their expectations of what flying really is.

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By - 9/18/14 - 8:42 am
Greyhound spots white rabbit in Allston

Andrea Crossan shows us what happens when a greyhound spots the fabled white bunny of Allston - on Islington Terrace.

Pandapwr, meanwhile, gets up and personal with one of the fabled white squirrels of the West End.Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,...Read more

By - 6/2/14 - 1:49 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports two workers about 35 feet down a shaft where one of the Longfellow Bridge's "shakers" used to be were injured this afternoon when chutes funneling concrete down to them gave way.

Workers were placed in stokes baskets, secured and raised up to surface. Boston EMS treated and transported.

The department says their injuries were not considered life threatening...Read more

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