South End

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.

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

The Globe reports Quinzani's Bakery is closing forever next week.

By - 7/10/15 - 9:33 am

Carlos Silva, an alleged driver for a pair of murderers who gunned down two men in a car in the South End in 2003, was arrested yesterday afternoon after a traffic stop in Cleary Square, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/3/15 - 12:56 am

Reports coming in of power outages from Egleston Square to the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave.; started around 12:20 a.m.

On Eustis Street in Roxbury and in South Boston near the Heights, the lights flickered but didn't go out.

At 12:54, Eversource showed 2,165 Boston customers without power on its outage map.

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

A white rabbit of a citizen in the South End felt compelled to complain to the city this afternoon:

Pride parade moves for 29 seconds and stops for 5 min at a time? Why? Its supposed to be a parade not a parking lot!

By - 6/13/15 - 8:02 pm
Woman at annual Pride parade in Boston

Tens of thousands of people either marched in the annual Pride parade today or cheered on from the sidewalks along the route. From little kids on parents' shoulders to senior-citizen couples holding hands as they marched, people enjoyed the parade. You could tell some people were really having a ball: Read more.

By - 6/5/15 - 8:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests for food-serving licenses for a Peet's proposed for 310 Harrison Ave. and a Caffe Nero planned for 53 Union Park.

In 2011, you may recall, South Enders successfully fought off a Dunkin' Donuts proposed for Tremont Street by arguing, among other things, that the South End already had too many food-serving establishments.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 5/22/15 - 11:28 pm

Around 11 p.m. on Pembroke Street near Tremont.

The suspects were described as two black males, in their 20s, both about 5'7" and thin and both wearing dark hoodies.

By - 5/22/15 - 9:08 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 7:30 p.m. to 67 Worcester St. for what turned out to be a one-alarm fire.

The fire started on a roof deck, then spread to the top floor. Fire investigators are now looking for an exact cause of the fire.

By - 5/14/15 - 12:15 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the two hospitals, each affiliated with different universities, no longer plan to merge.

By - 4/25/15 - 10:04 pm

Mass. Ave. is shut due to a fatal collision between a car and a motorcycle at Mass. Ave. and Shirley Street.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:25 am

Erica Hersh asks:

Where in Boston can I get reasonably priced but high quality bridesmaid dress alterations done? Back Bay/South End preferred.

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