South End

By - 10/6/15 - 7:50 am

The Globe reports on the bitterness involved in the running of the SoWa open market and how there will be two of them next year.

By - 10/1/15 - 5:06 pm
Lena Bruce

When James Witkowski, 42, was sentenced to 18 months in jail last summer for violating the terms of an assault-and-battery conviction - following earlier convictions that included drug distribution - he had to supply a DNA sample.

The sample matched DNA found on the body of Lena Bruce after she was raped and suffocated in her South End apartment on July 12, 1992. Read more.

By - 9/30/15 - 2:16 pm

The Hingham Institution for Savings, 540 Tremont St., around 2:10 p.m.

The suspects were white, about 5'7" and wearing sunglasses, in hoodies, one gray, one black.

By - 9/26/15 - 10:47 pm
Chromeo at Boston Calling

Beth went to Boston Calling and saw Chromeo.

Earlier in the day, Mike Ball took in the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, including a performance by Felix Peikli and the Royal Flush Quintet: Read more.

By - 9/24/15 - 11:25 pm
Paul Andrade painting

"Complementary Colors" by Paul Andrade.


Colleagues, friends and family members are mourning the loss of Paul Andrade, 49, who died in a crash with a taxi while riding his motorcycle on Albany Street Wednesday afternoon. Read more.

By - 9/23/15 - 8:26 pm
Fatal motorcycle crash

The crash scene.

Stanley Staco reports a motorcycle and taxi collided around 5:10 p.m. on Albany Street between Herald and Traveler streets. The Globe reports the motorcyclist died.

By - 9/18/15 - 8:33 am

The BRA board last night approved a refinancing plan for the Crosstown Center Hampton Inn on Mass. Ave. in which holders of the project's debt will simply write off a good chunk of the money it owes them. Read more.

By - 9/12/15 - 1:32 pm

Photos via BPD.

Boston and Brookline Police report arresting a couple of guys they say robbed at least 11 stores in August and September, most recently a market across from the Brookline Village T stop Thursday evening - one night after they knocked over the Rosedale Market at 547 Washington St. in Codman Square. Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 11:19 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a couple suing Boston Medical Center for negligence will get their day in court.

A Suffolk Superior Court judge had dismissed their case against BMC before it could go to trial after agreeing with the hospital that it had no way to know the interpreter, who had a clean criminal record, might disregard hospital rules against being in a room with a patient alone and instead sneak in and sexually assault the Guatemalan immigrant. Read more.

By - 9/9/15 - 8:22 am

Our own John Keith reports that National Development, which developed the Ink Block project atop the spectral remains of the Boston Herald printing press, has purchased a small parcel on Albany Street - a small parcel that is now pretty much surrounded by the Ink Block.

By - 9/7/15 - 12:32 pm

A sodden citizen complains about a building on Tremont at Dwight:

Someone from one of the condos with a front balcony is dumping water on people. My partner and I walked by this morning at about 8:40 and had water poured on us. It was not from watering plants and it was not a drip. We went back and saw someone in the penthouse unit out on the terrace looking down at the sidewalk.

By - 8/28/15 - 5:39 pm
Massachusetts Avenue suspicious package

The scene on Mass. Ave. Photo by Mario N.

Police have shut off traffic on Mass. Ave. between Huntington and Columbus due to a suspicious package at St. Botolph St. Fire crews and EMS on the way, just in case.

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m. Roads being reopened. Patty reports it appeared to be a pink and blue suitcase.

By - 8/25/15 - 4:22 pm
Wave sculpture at Peters Park in Boston's South End

A concerned citizen gets cranky on seeing the current state of the Land Wave statue-ish thing in Peters Park in the South End:

It's a nightmare. Tiles are chipped off, water pipes are exposed, the grass is overgrown. Let's be real. It should be taken down. The strip lighting on top worked for like a day and it has been a blight ever since it was installed. Who designs a perfectly climbable installation next to a little league field and then expects no one to climb it. Ridiculous waste of money. Let's cut our losses and dispose of this dumb thing. It makes the park look sad and uncared for.

By - 8/23/15 - 10:15 pm

A South End citizen pleads with the city for help with raccoons at Shawmut Avenue and Haven Street:

Family of raccoons living in our neighbor's garden, our fire escape, and our upstairs neighbor's roof deck.

By - 8/21/15 - 7:16 pm

Boston Police report a woman parking her car at St. Botolph and Cumberland streets around 9:40 a.m. found herself under attack by a man who opened her door: Read more.

By - 8/13/15 - 6:11 pm

The BRA board today approved a 200-room Marriott boutique hotel for the Ink Block development at the old Boston Herald site.

By - 8/12/15 - 9:39 pm

Lydia Walshin reports her tiny free library - taken the other night - is back home on Milford Street tonight: Read more.

By - 8/11/15 - 11:06 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the man stabbed repeatedly in his South End apartment yesterday is Sheldon Lee, music director at Blessed Mother Teresa parish in Dorchester.

The man charged with stabbing him, his neighbor, David Eng, was held in lieu of $100,000 bail following his arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 8/11/15 - 12:45 pm
Missing tiny free library in Boston's South End

UPDATE: Library found, returned.

Lydia Walshin reports on the theft of the tiny free library on Milford Street in the South End:

Tonight someone stole the Little Free Library from in front of our house. South End friends, if you happen to see it tossed in the trash somewhere, please let me know. Our hearts are breaking.

Via Alyssa Stevens.

By - 8/10/15 - 2:26 pm

Around 2:15 p.m. in a unit at 143 W. Brookline St., at Tremont. A suspect is in custody.

UPDATE: Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicde unit was called in around 3:50 p.m.