South End

By - 10/13/16 - 9:27 am

The Huntington News reports somebody was held up at gunpoint around 1:20 p.m. on Saturday at Massachusetts and Columbus avenues, and that the robbers fled "in a black car with the Zipcar logo on the side."

By - 10/12/16 - 12:08 pm
Ronald Brown

Ronald Brown, 52, was held without bail today on charges he entered a South End apartment early Tuesday, tied up two women and raped one of them.

Read more.

By - 10/12/16 - 12:35 am

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say sexually attacked the occupants of an apartment at Clarendon Street and Columbus Avenue after entering through a rear window around 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

He's described as black, possibly in a hoodie and camo pants with red being the main color. He was last seen running down Clarendon Street.

By - 10/8/16 - 5:42 pm

Initial BPD response to the scene. Photo by Nikki Blank.

Possibly as many as eight shots fired around 5:20 p.m. outside 623 Mass. Ave.

By - 10/6/16 - 11:57 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.

By - 9/29/16 - 9:14 am
Flipped car in Boston's South End

McCreatine ran across this sunrise flipping outside the Ink Block in the South End.

By - 9/26/16 - 10:16 am
Weird sign at Berkeley and Columbus in Boston, featuring lots of Trump mentions

Sarah the roving UHub photographer stopped for a monent or two this morning to ponder this flier posted to a pole at Berkeley Street and Columbus Avenue in the South End.

By - 9/23/16 - 1:57 pm
Proposed Newmarket Square luxury car dealership

Waldo Bros., which has sold building supplies since 1914 on Southampton Street, will be replaced by a car dealership specializing in used luxury cars according to plans filed with the BRA. Read more.

By - 9/21/16 - 1:04 pm
Proposed Roxbury hotel

Proposed Roxbury hotel.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide next week whether to grant a Roxbury-specific liquor license to the impending Residence Inn by Marriott South End Boston - and to new hotels downtown and in the actual South End. Read more.

By - 9/20/16 - 11:19 pm

Boston Police report taking a different tack to busting up weekend drag racing in Newmarket Square: Undercover officers who take down license-plate information with which to write out tickets, summonses and RMV requests to immediately revoke driver's licenses. Read more.

By - 9/13/16 - 4:29 pm
73 Rutland St. in the South End

The Boston Fire Department responded around 3:30 p.m. to 73 Rutland St. for a roof fire that quickly went to two alarms.

The bulk of the fire was knocked down around 4:05 p.m., but not before damaging two neighboring buildings. BFD estimates damage at $300,000 for 73 Rutland and $100,000 each for 71 and 75 Rutland. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 3:48 pm

On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.

By - 9/1/16 - 10:34 am

Around 10:15 a.m., a large chunk of tree plunged to the ground on East Brookline Street, near Harrison, crushing two cars.

The past few weeks have not been kind to cars parked under trees in the South End. Dan Riviello, who lives on East Brookline, can only exclaim: "Again!?"

By - 8/25/16 - 9:40 am

WBZ explains why Eduardo Rodriguez, arrested for a rape in a Columbus Avenue park, wasn't on the list and talks to his former girlfriend, who says she checks the list all the time and never would have dated him had she known of his past.

By - 8/24/16 - 10:25 am

Boston Police are investigating a crash at 85 E. Newton St., just past Albany Street around 5:15 a.m. that sent a pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries.

By - 8/23/16 - 11:19 pm

Yes, there are military-type helicopters flitting all over downtown, the South End and the harbor tonight. Boston Police acknowledge they're part of some training exercise involving the Defense Department and local police that BPD was really hoping nobody would notice, except it's hard to keep the local twitterati quiet when helicopters are afoot: Read more:

By - 8/22/16 - 2:07 pm
Downed tree in the South End

Neal Gaffey shows us the remains of a Bradford pear tree in the South End this morning, adds:

As pretty as they are in the spring, they are inappropriate as urban trees because they weaken over time and lose limbs regularly. The City is slowly replacing them with American elm, maple, pin oak, and ginkgo as they age out.

By - 8/21/16 - 7:14 pm

Found around 7 p.m. on Warren Avenue near Clarendon Street. Four suspects: Three husky black men, one scrawny white man, all in gym clothes.