South End

By - 8/4/17 - 12:01 pm

Beth Treffeisen reports on a District 2 City Council forum for the candidates who want to succeed Bill Linehan in the fall elections.

By - 7/24/17 - 2:58 pm

Candidates for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown, Bay Village) seat now held by Bill Linehan get a chance to explain why they should succeed him at a forum Wednesday evening. Read more.

By - 7/17/17 - 9:02 am
Trying to get to the top of a greasy pole in the South End

Greg Cook watched as the Boricua All Stars tried to clamber to the top of a greased pole at yesterday's Greased Pole Tournament at Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción’s annual Festival Betances. The group, who've done it before, tried eight times, but just couldn't quite make it this time.

By - 7/3/17 - 11:48 pm

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. One woman was found inside 521 Massachusetts Ave., another found outside the building and a man found on Northampton Street near Shawmut Avenue. Read more.

By - 6/30/17 - 9:25 am
Well cap

The Boston Sun reports on a pilot project by the Boston Groundwater Trust to use Bluetooth-enabled well caps and a mobile app to better monitor the levels of groundwater that keep the wooden pilings that support hundreds of buildings in the Back Bay, the South End, the Fenway and Beacon Hill from collapsing. Read more.

By - 6/28/17 - 7:21 pm

Around 7:10 p.m. in a parking lot off Northampton Street near Harrison Avenue. The shooters seem to have missed each other.

By - 6/28/17 - 1:00 pm

Ray Flynn's son, Ed, has the backing of Southie's Nick Collins and Michael Flaherty for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) seat, but Mike Kelley has the support of Linda Dorcena Forry, Aaron Michlewitz, Joseph Boncore and Byron Rushing, the Herald reports.

By - 6/26/17 - 2:48 pm
Manhole cover covered in hearts in the South End

Craigernetes noticed some heart-covered manholes at Tremont and Worcester streets in the South End today.

Also see:
Roslindale's street mural.

By - 6/23/17 - 10:57 am
Abandoned needles in Newmarket Square

Despite intense efforts by a city crew to pick up needles, Newmarket Square, where Methadone Mile begins (or ends), remains full of abandoned syringes. ZD Gordon shows us a not-so-rare Newmarket Porcupine.

By - 6/15/17 - 10:54 am

Besides the Smoot, that is. Today I discovered that Boston Medical Center is two Dunkin' Donuts down Mass. Ave. from the Orange Line stop - although as Jay Fallon notes:

But only on one side of the street which is unacceptable.

By - 6/9/17 - 3:01 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the owners of Victoria's Diner in Newmarket Square are taking over the space long occupied by Charlie's Sandwich Shoppe, bu that it's unclear whether they plan a second diner-type place there or will keep Charlie's as it was.

By - 6/7/17 - 11:45 pm

In the back and leg on Shawmut Avenue near Lenox around 10 p.m., Scan Boston reports.

By - 5/30/17 - 11:40 am
Real-estate post card for South End that's really Lower Roxbury

A correspondent who grew up in the South End and who now lives in Roxbury was not at all pleased with the post card he got the other day advertising a house for sale on Greenwich Street. For one thing, that's Lower Roxbury. For another, that's not the "Fredrick Douglas Historic District." Read more.

By - 5/29/17 - 10:22 pm

Around 8:30 p.m. at Tremont and Upton streets. WCVB reports the driver stayed at the scene.

By - 5/29/17 - 11:05 am
Lots of poles at one South End intersection

A concerned citizen ponders the intersection of Clarendon and Tremont streets in the South End:

When there is a streetlight pole, traffic signal pole, and new spy/Verizon pole, all within 3' of each other, is that pole pollution?

By - 5/28/17 - 2:58 pm
Watching Genaro Ortega paint new mural in Peters Park in the South End

Michael Ratty joined the group watching artist Genaro Ortega (on the scaffolding on the right) work on his new mural at Peters Park in the South End today.

By - 5/25/17 - 4:57 pm

The Davis Cos. this week filed a letter of intent with the BPDA to add seven stories to the brick building it owns at 112 Shawmut Ave., off Herald Street, and turn it into 155 housing units and a cafe. Read more.

By - 5/23/17 - 12:32 pm
Skunk lives in the South End

Pilotblock noticed this sign on a tree in an alley off Pembroke Street in the South End today.