South End

By - 4/21/14 - 9:49 pm

Around 9:15 on Tremont Street near West Brookline. Due to the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was summoned.

Police are looking for a black man in a black hoodie with white writing on it who was spotted jumping into a black SUV.

The shots reverberated through the neighborhood. Among those who heard the gunfire - at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu, who ... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 5:57 pm
Double-wide stroller

A blocked citizen complains about the scene on Gray Street today:

Strollers chained to window guard - can not pass on sidewalk!!

By - 4/20/14 - 12:52 pm
Portable john in the South End

He shoots, he scores!

A concerned citizen is pissed off that an abandoned portable toilet on Worcester Square has turned into a jaunty john for hookers to service customers:

In the back alley 34 Worcester Square This potable toilet is used for prostitution but no construction crew had used it in 3 months. Get this toilet removed now!

... Read more
By - 4/17/14 - 7:35 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a hearing yesterday on a proposal by City Councilor Charles Yancey to ban the sort of research BU wants to do on the world's deadliest microorganisms at its South End research lab.

By - 4/11/14 - 8:47 am

A pair of turkeys caused a rubbernecking ruckus along Mass. Ave. near Columbus this morning. The two birds proved to disbelieving bystanders that they can, in fact, fly, swooping over cars and the heads of pedestrians in a crazed flight from the roof of one building to the porch of another.

By - 4/10/14 - 9:01 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that one of our local power couples (he's a former BRA director, she's on the Kennedy Greenway Conservancy board) have sold a 206-room hostel at 40 Berkeley St in the South End to a developer for roughly $6 million more than they paid for it four years ago.

H/t Christian Koulichkov for the headline.... Read more

By - 4/5/14 - 9:04 am

BosGuy has been following the progress at Cathedral Station, an LGBT-centered sports bar that plans to open in May at 1222 Washington St., where the Red Fez used to be.

By - 4/3/14 - 8:07 am
Disgusting air conditioners in the South End

An apoplectic citizen complains about these new air conditioners mounted on the rear of the building at 17 Greenwich Park, right on one of the South End's historic alleys - right behind that portable toilet:

New Air conditioning units clearly visible from the public way within the south end are not only an eye sore but also maybe a violation I have Southend historic

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By - 3/30/14 - 7:31 pm
Winged mask

Stevil was taken with this wing mask at the SoWa Vintage Market today.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/26/14 - 11:52 am

Boston Magazine interviews the general manager of some new South End bar who credits his "built-in punk rock mentality" for helping him come up with a saffron-infused cocktail that goes for $100 a belt.

H/t Mc Slim Jb

By - 3/20/14 - 3:06 pm

A retired Cambridge cop can continue to drive while awaiting trial on charges he sent a man into the hospital in critical condition yesterday by plowing into him with his car in front of the Massachusetts Avenue T stop.

At Lawrence Stead's arraignment in Boston Municipal Court today, Judge Sally Kelly declined a request from Suffolk County prosecutors to bar the Quincy resident from... Read more

By - 3/19/14 - 7:47 am
Stead

Updated.

A Quincy motorist plowed into a pedestrian crossing Massachusetts Avenue in front of the Orange Line station around 6 a.m., then just drove away, police say.

The victims remains in critical condition at a local hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Lawrence Stead, 69, of Quincy, was arrested later in the morning in Quincy, after police traced the license-plate number of the... Read more

By - 3/13/14 - 5:16 pm

UPDATE, Friday a.m.: Sam Adams drops sponsorship of the parade.

Club Cafe on Columbus Avenue says it is dropping Sam Adams for its decision to continue sponsoring the St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston.

In a post on its Facebook page, its owners say they'll resume sales of the beer when either LGBT groups are allowed to march openly in the... Read more

By - 3/6/14 - 8:07 am

Bos Guy attended the AIDS Action Committee's annual fundraiser the other night.

By - 2/25/14 - 5:18 pm

Boston Police report arresting a New Hampshire couple on charges they pulled off an odd armed robbery in the South End yesterday.

According to police, a local resident had just gotten her child out of daycare around 4:45 p.m. at Harrison Avenue and Savoy Street when a red pickup pulled up beside her:

The victim says a white female exited the vehicle, approached

... Read more
By - 2/19/14 - 10:33 am
Viktor

Transit Police report one man's apparent idea of a joke left one of their canines with an injury - and the man under arrest.

Police say Antonio Brown, 25, of Cambridge, walked up to a K-9 patrol car at the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop around 7:50 p.m. yesterday and "began to hiss, grunt and bark" at Viktor the police dog:

These actions caused

... Read more
By - 2/19/14 - 9:58 am

Transit Police report officers doing fare-evader duty at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line yesterday evening quickly became interested in the gentleman who was demanding a customer-service agent let him in for free because "he was an 'Active Duty' member of the US Armed Forces."

Police report Christopher Keefe, 28, of Braintree was not, in fact, an active-duty member of the US Armed Forces.... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 1:43 pm

Boston Police report charging some guy with attempted arson after he allegedly tried to make good on a threat to blow up the Mobil station at 85 Southampton St. by flicking a lighter at a gas pump.

After failing to ignite the gas station, police say, the man toddled down Southampton and onto Mass. Ave., where officers found him with a lighter in his... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 11:06 am

Usually I can walk by the Midtown Hotel* without a glance, but today it struck me -- how is this sinfully out-of-place eyesore still standing?

I've gotta think the real estate it occupies -- almost a full block of Huntington at Mass. Ave, at the crossroads of the Back Bay and the South End -- is worth gazillions. Over the years, they must... Read more

By - 2/18/14 - 9:50 am
South End sunrise

Johnmcboston took heed of the sailor's warning while looking down East Berkeley Street in the South End this morning.

The National Weather Service, of course, has issued a winter weather advisory for this afternoon.

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