South End

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.

By - 5/21/17 - 10:18 am
Giant bees on I-93

Lisa spotted some busy bees on the Southeast Expressway this morning.

By - 5/8/17 - 3:17 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Wine Riot, a Tremont Street shop catering to Millennials who'd rather order wine through an app than talking to somebody in a store, is quietly going away, to be replaced by a store blandly called Wine Gallery. Read more.

By - 5/7/17 - 5:16 pm

Emma reports some kids set up a lemonade stand this afternoon on Warren Avenue, behind the BCA, where they were selling re-purposed Brisk - for $10 a pop. She did not buy a glass.

By - 5/3/17 - 11:43 am

A concerned citizen who lives at the intersection of Washington Street with West and East Brookline streets in the South End files a complaint:

Samsung is [filming] a back pack commercial on our stoop without permission or permits. Also, taking up two sidewalks with film materials.

By - 4/25/17 - 1:45 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace an old pet-care place at the lonely corner of Tremont and Herald streets with a new seafood place that would offer outdoor seating in warmer months. Read more.

By - 4/24/17 - 1:25 pm

Ronald Brown, who has been held since October on charges he tied two women up and raped one in a South End apartment faces arraignment tomorrow on a new indictment that charges him with multiple counts of breaking and entering, larceny and receiving stolen property, all in the South End in September and October, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/14/17 - 3:20 pm

But he still gets to spend the rest of his life in prison for that other murder he was convicted of.

By - 4/14/17 - 11:42 am
Martin Richard peace symbol in the South End

Robert Huke spotted this reminder of Martin Richard's peace poster on a traffic-light pole at Dartmouth Street and Warren Avenue in the South End today.

By - 4/12/17 - 1:25 pm

Atlantic Drain Service Co. couldn't even have been bothered to provide a ladder that two workers trapped in a flooded trench in the South End might have been able to use to climb to safety instead of drowning last October, federal regulators charged today. Read more.

By - 4/12/17 - 10:46 am
Old building at Boston City Hospital

Today's mystery photo comes, as usual, from the folks at the Boston City Archives. But this one's different because they don't know the story of this building, either, and are looking for help to identify it.

Our own John Keith thinks he has the answer.

By - 4/6/17 - 11:45 pm

A federal grand jury today indicted Francisco Torres, 37, of Mattapan, on two counts of distributing cocaine and one count of conspiring with others to distribute cocaine. Read more.

By - 4/5/17 - 11:53 pm
Car on fire on I-93 south in Boston

Derek McLeod watched a flaming car on I-93 south, near the Ink Block in the South End around 11:20 p.m. He reports Boston firefighters showed up quickly to douse the flames. Read more.

By - 3/29/17 - 2:39 pm

The Boston City Council agreed today to hold a hearing on the recent decision of the Boston Public Health Commission to shutter two programs, with a total of 40 beds at the Southampton Street shelter, aimed at helping homeless people - in particular those who are HIV positive - gradually reenter society. Read more.

By - 3/27/17 - 7:17 pm

Mike McD alerts us that CBS will be filming scenes for a pilot on Thursday on Shawmut Avenue by Union Park through about midnight. Read more.

By - 3/18/17 - 9:57 am
Honor guard for Watertown firefighter Joseph Toscano

Watertown firefighter Joseph Toscano's body was transported this morning from Mount Auburn Hospital to the state medical examiner's office on Albany Street in the South End this morning, passing by firefighters, police officers, EMTs and paramedics who assembled to honor him after his death yesterday at a two-alarm fire. 617 Images watched first responders line up outside the medical examiner's office.

By - 3/17/17 - 11:28 am

The Boston Sun reports shopowners are on edge in an era of big national retailers and online shopping.