South End

By - 11/12/17 - 11:41 am
Spraying fountain in Charlestown park

Quite the spray in Doherty Park in Charlestown

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.

By - 11/9/17 - 9:43 pm

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.

By - 11/6/17 - 1:34 pm

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.

By - 11/2/17 - 9:24 pm

A car was hit, around 9 p.m., between Tremont Street and Shawmut Avenue, Sgt. Luke Taxter reports.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:31 pm
Clown with balloons

Tim Dwyer reports this perfectly respectable gentleman is giving out free balloons at Tremont and Pembroke streets in the South End.

By - 10/31/17 - 10:54 am
Honda missing wheels

Time was, wheel thieves would use cinder blocks to prop up the cars they were taking the tires off of. But LaTasha Martin noticed this morning that somebody used a plastic milk crate while removing the wheels from an Accord on Mass. Ave. in the South End (so maybe police should check with BMC to see if anybody came into the ER with a crushed hand).

By - 10/22/17 - 1:12 pm
A lot of cones in the South End

A perplexed citizen files a complaint about all the cones on Wareham Street off Albany in the South End and asks the city to come fetch 'em.

The city replies it can't - all those cones are needed to warn unwary pedestrians about "trip hazard from deteriorated and broken side walk."

By - 10/21/17 - 10:05 pm
Pembroke Street

Matthew Ireland is walking around the Back Bay, the South End and Bay Village taking photos in black and white, such as this quiet scene on Pembroke Street.

Copyright Matthew Ireland. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/20/17 - 5:54 pm

Boston Police report officers working a detail on the set of Denzel Washington's Equalizer 2 move in the South End used pepper spray, rather than their guns, to subdue a purse snatcher who advanced on them with a knife. Read more.

By - 10/18/17 - 11:25 am

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a plan by Walden Local Meat to add wine and beer to the meat it plans to sell at 316 Shawmut Ave., at Union Park. Read more.

By - 10/12/17 - 9:20 am
South End flooded road

Neal Gaffey watched the flooding at Harrison Avenue and East Brookline Street late last night.

By - 10/6/17 - 10:05 am

CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.

After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.

Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.

By - 10/1/17 - 12:26 pm
Sign wants people to stop dropping their dog poop on Marlborough Street

SafeResponsibleMover shows us a sign taped to a tree on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay. Yesterday, somebody filed a complaint (complete with photo) about somebody who keeps dropping his or her pet's rear-end extrusions next to one particular tree on Dartmouth Street in the South End.

By - 9/28/17 - 9:51 pm

Shortly after 9:40 p.m. at the Walgreens at 1603 Washington St., at West Concord. Police are looking for three suspects: Two white men and a white woman, all in their 30s.

By - 9/27/17 - 8:54 am
Lydia Edwards

David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.

By - 9/24/17 - 2:06 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Carlos Montalvo, 33.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 6:40 a.m. at Southampton and Topeka streets.

The victim, in his 30s, was taken to nearby Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.