South End

By - 7/27/14 - 9:37 am

Stanley Staco reports not long after gunfire rang out at 150 Freeport St., in Dorchester around 1:25 a.m., a man showed up at the Boston Medical Center emergency room with a fresh gunshot wound. And not long after that, some of his friends arrived as well - as did some of his enemies - followed in quick succession by a large number of police... Read more

By - 7/22/14 - 10:34 am
Nighttime construction in Boston

John McLachlan watched some night construction at the old Herald/new Ink Block project.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/21/14 - 2:07 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a newer Ford Explorer in connection with the death of Niko Martinez on Aguadilla Street early Saturday.

Police say the dark vehicle has a sun roof and might be a rental. People inside the vehicle fired at least 16 shots.

Anyone with information can contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or the anonymous tip line by... Read more

By - 7/21/14 - 9:14 am

A concerned citizen reports on an incident Friday evening on Washington Street in the South End:

Unprofessional conduct by BTD employee: at 7:45pm, female BTD exited BTD van ticketed car on Washington St whose meter just expired (15 min prior to end of enforcement) then did a ridiculous happy dance before getting back into van. As van drove by crowed outdoor restaurant (Toro) she

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By - 7/20/14 - 7:34 am
Niko Nunez

Friends are identifying the man shot to death on Aguadilla Street as Niko Nunez, 20.

The Globe has more about the life and death of the young father.

By - 7/19/14 - 9:11 am

Stanley Staco reports that around 2:45 a.m., people inside an SUV fired at least 16 shots at a man standing at Tremont and Aguadilla streets.

Boston Police report the man, in his early 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The scene is near where another man was shot in April, by somebody who may have fled... Read more

By - 7/16/14 - 5:12 pm

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Concord Square between Columbus Avenue and Tremont Street.

The robber, who took her purse and phone, was described as black, 6', slim, bearded, wearing a red T-shirt and blue jeans and holding a silver handgun. He ran towards Tremont.

By - 7/16/14 - 9:11 am

The Boston Business Journal has a couple of reports on impending condomania, well, condominimania, at least. Ground gets broken today on a new phase of the Ink Block project in the South End, a building in which postage-stamp-sized studios will go for $500,000. And a Brookline developer has purchased a Suffolk University building at Derne and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill with plans... Read more

By - 7/10/14 - 11:28 pm

Around 11 p.m. outside 700 Tremont St. Police are looking for a black or Hispanic man, 5'6" or 5'7", who opened fire but didn't hit anybody.

By - 6/29/14 - 9:52 am

Boston Police report a 17-year-old was found shot outside a party at 5 Castle Ct. around 1:50 a.m.

Because of the seriousness of the man's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned. Stanley Staco reports that officers from other parts of the city were also called in, in part to help get a large number of witnesses to interviews with detectives.... Read more

By - 6/29/14 - 8:26 am

Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go... Read more

By - 6/28/14 - 12:43 pm

After a man was shot on Morton Street Thursday afternoon, his boys went up to Boston Medical Center. And then another crew, considerably less friendly with the victim, showed up as well, around 6 p.m. Police, who typically accompany shooting victims to the hospital for just this sort of reason, interceded and discovered one of the non-friends had a gun. The gunman was arrested... Read more

By - 6/27/14 - 3:22 pm

A South End resident complains about trash pickers constantly ripping up his or her trash bags:

We have had it with the city taking no action against trash pickers. 3 times today I had to go out, pick up, and rebag my trash due to pickers. Does the city want citizens to start taking the matter into our own hands? I'm not above starting

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By - 6/17/14 - 10:08 am

Two cars collided at the corners of Tremont and West Canton streets today at around 9:30 a.m.

One of the drivers had no visible injuries but was taken away by ambulance. I didn't see what happened to the other driver.

By - 6/14/14 - 5:59 pm
Beehive hairdo in Boston Pride parade

Aside from a brief and not very heavy spot of rain, it was a perfect day for the annual Pride parade from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza.

We stationed ourselves on Charles Street. By the time it was all over, the kidlet had built up quite the collection of beads.

One of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence:

By - 6/12/14 - 7:59 am

Boston Police report arresting Adonis Alvarez, 18, of Roxbury on gun charges outside graduation for the McKinley School on Warren Avenue yesterday evening.

Police say BPD and School Police officers noticed Alvarez "acting suspiciously" around 7:20 p.m.:

As a result of training received enabling officers to identify characteristics consistent with that of an armed gunman, officers noted that the individual was walking in such

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By - 6/4/14 - 11:01 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't use the results of breath tests that showed an Arlington man was at least 1.5 times over the legal alcohol limit when he allegedly drove his pickup into a Boston Police prisoner wagon in the South End early on April 20, 2012.

Pauric Houragan blew .121 and .143 on two breath tests after the crash... Read more

By - 6/3/14 - 8:58 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating a housebreak at 33 Rutland Sq. in the South End yesterday morning ran into some good luck: One of the stolen items was an iPhone - and the owner had already used its tracking ability to pinpoint his phone's new location at the Mass. Ave. T stop.

Officers responded to that location and had the victim initiate the “Find

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By - 6/2/14 - 9:27 am

A fed-up citizen complains about contractors who block off larger swaths of valuable curb than they need for dumpsters:

We have a serious problem in this neighborhood where contractors are abusing occupancy permits and taking all available street parking. I get it when a dumpster is there for a week if demo work, but they are extending restricted space way beyond necessary and keeping

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By - 6/1/14 - 5:16 pm
Dog in the South End

Pilotblock captured the scene outside a South End Starbucks this afternoon.

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