United South End Settlements reports that on Sunday a burst pipe caused "severe and extensive damage" to South End House at 48 Rutland St., disrupting childcare services for over 100 children from low-income families:
We are looking at options to reopen as quickly as possible, which includes securing and outfitting a temporary space. To return to our building, we must gut and rebuild all of our damaged areas.
Email [email protected] (Chrissy Holt, VP of Operations) if you have helpful info regarding available temporary space, donations can be made at uses.org
Somebody looking for a parking space in the South End last night found one on East Brookline Street with a recycling bin next to it, so he or she pulled in, perhaps not knowing somebody had been using the bin to save it earlier in the week. As Neal Gaffey shows us the car now has two smashed windows, in the only neighborhood where space savers are never formally allowed.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted James Witkowski of first-degree murder for the rape and suffocation of Lena Bruce in her South End apartment on July 12, 1992, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
BU Today reports the Boston Public Health Commission has given the go-ahead to BU's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories on Albany Street to begin research on the world's deadliest pathogens, including Ebola virus and the related Marburg virus.
NBC Boston reports on a 100-gallon spill this afternoon.
Quite a line for the SOWA Winter Festival in the South End.
Looks like not all the water fountains in Boston got turned off before the first freeze, based on reports filed with the city 311 system over the past couple of days. Read more.
The Boston Sun reports.
A guy put a gun to a man's chest to make him hand over his wallet, phone and backpack around 8:40 p.m. outside 410 Mass. Ave., kitty-corner from the Orange Line station. Read more.
Jonathan Berk posts a list of businesses in the Washington Gateway Main Street district that will be giving free stuff to people who display an "I voted" sticker tomorrow.
A car was hit, around 9 p.m., between Tremont Street and Shawmut Avenue, Sgt. Luke Taxter reports.
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