South End

By - 3/1/15 - 7:16 pm
Shoveling out a frozen car in the South End

A roving UHub photographer came across a scientist unearthing dramatic evidence today that cars once roamed across what is now Yarmouth Street in the South End.

Scientists next plan to carefully study the meaning of strange protuberances found poking through the ice further down Yarmouth Street:

By - 2/27/15 - 12:14 pm

Boston's DPW announced today it's holding off on the annual re-start of street sweeping until after "streets are cleared to the curb and gutters are free of ice and snow."

Fans of cleaner streets in the North End, the South End and Beacon Hill, where street sweeping normally starts in March, will have to wait for "a thaw and large scale melting," the department... Read more

By - 2/24/15 - 8:21 am

Firefighters and police are at 564 Massachusetts Ave., where a cracked water main has put four feet of water into the basement and sent water bubbling up through the sidewalk outside.

By - 2/17/15 - 4:43 pm
Smoking Green Line trolley at Brookline Village

It's not usually a good sign when smoke starts pouring out of a trolley, as Emily shows us around 4:40 p.m.

She reports the train was evacuated. Brookline FD showed up and took care of whatever was causing the smoke and the T made preparations to have the train towed away (and shot?) so that service could resume.

Not long after, passengers had... Read more

By - 2/15/15 - 1:10 pm
Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue

Columbus Avenue and Mass. Ave. today. Photo by Andrew Bauer.

By - 2/14/15 - 10:47 pm

Pat from Boston watched his neighbors take down megacicle in the South End before it could crush/impale somebody.

Earlier:
Frozen death from above smashes car in Fort Point.

By - 2/14/15 - 2:13 pm
Chainsawin

Derek Lessing spotted these guys up on a roof on West Newton Street in the South End, using a chainsaw to break up gutter ice. You can tell they're trained professionals by their safety harnesses.

By - 2/14/15 - 9:04 am

Yes, the South End, where space savers are officially banned. The Globe reports on the incident, which follows tire slashing in Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/13/15 - 11:18 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 5:05 p.m. to the nine-story Dowling Building, 771 Albany St. for a basement fire.

The building houses outpatient programs; no patients at the hospital were affected by the fire, the department says, adding staffers still at work were evacuated.

The fire was quickly extinguished, but fire commanders ordered a second alarm to bring in extra firefighters... Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 9:10 am
Fire at 25 Worcester Square in the South End

Firefighters attack the fire. Photo by Neuroboy.

The Boston Fire Department reports embers from a fireplace ignited wooden beams at 25 Worcester Square this morning, sparking a fire that caused an estimated $500,000 in damage.

Firefighters responded around 8:52 a.m. and found fire on both the fifth and fourth floors. The cause was traced to a fifth-floor fireplace:

There was no fire in the fireplace at the time of the fire.

... Read more
By - 2/2/15 - 10:25 am
Proposed AC Hotel in the South End

The rendering above shows the AC Hotel by Marriott planned for the former Boston Herald site now occupied by the Ink Block development of residential units and a Whole Foods. According to a press release from the developers, National Development:

With Ink Block’s themes of the South End’s art, music and food, the AC Hotel by Marriott is a perfect complement to what is becoming

... Read more
By - 1/30/15 - 9:05 am
Snow bicycle in the South End

Jed Hresko marveled at the time somebody put into clearing out a parking space for this bicycle on Columbus Avenue in the South End last night.

By - 1/28/15 - 9:03 pm

Police and paramedics rushed to West Newton Street around 8:45 p.m. when somebody called 911 to report he'd been shot.

Brian D'Amico reports, however, that when the first responders got there, they discovered only a guy with a nosebleed - who figured he'd get a faster response if he told 911 he'd been shot.

By - 1/28/15 - 7:51 pm

Senator Eileen Donoghue .. claimed the high costs associated with..becoming a host city would be outweighed by the economic gains from increased tourism and business.

By - 1/28/15 - 10:00 am

UPDATE: O'Connell reports the city will be enforcing the neighborhood ban on space savers.

Sue O'Connnell, co-publisher of the South End News, is outraged this morning over her neighborhood's ban on space savers:

Although good intentioned, the no space-saver movement was not voted on by all members of the South End community. The "decision" to remove space-savers from parking spaces did not take

... Read more
By - 1/25/15 - 2:46 pm

Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.

By - 1/24/15 - 11:47 pm
Family of snowmen on the Southwest Corridor in the South End

Matthew shows us the row of snowmen somebody made on the Southwest Corridor path in the South End today.

By - 1/24/15 - 10:28 am
Branch down in the South End

Todd Buffum shows us winter's wrath in Concord Square in the South End.

By - 1/23/15 - 8:35 am

The pedestrian is hurt, the dog is dead. Karen Twomey at WBZ reports the bus was turning onto Dartmouth from Columbus. Because of the severity of the man's injuries, the homicide unit was called in - routine procedure for both murders and potentially fatal accidents.

Police have shut the intersection.

By - 1/17/15 - 10:35 am

Around 3:30 a.m. in the 600 block between Washington and Shawmut, Stanley Staco reports.

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