South End

By - 1/13/18 - 11:37 am
Bad parking job in the South End

Miloš Miljković noticed what the warmer weather and rain turned into an awkward parking job last night (and reports that BPD then showed up to ticket the car).

Kelley Hand noticed more of the same in the North End this morning: Read more.

By - 1/11/18 - 4:18 am

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

By - 1/10/18 - 9:18 am
Smashed in windows in the South End

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.

By - 1/2/18 - 10:28 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about flaming trash bags on Mass. Ave. between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue, and the resulting icy glaze on the sidewalk from the water used to douse the flames: Read more.

By - 12/31/17 - 4:33 pm

Somebody in the South End has been filing 311 complaints about airplanes. Somebody in South Boston who faithfully scans 311 complaints files a complaint about the airplane complaints:

By the way you can't stop planes flying over Boston anyway so get a life people and move on.

By - 12/19/17 - 2:51 pm

Boston Police report arresting Deshawn Wesley, 26, for a housebreak on Columbus Avenue yesterday morning.

Read more.

By - 12/17/17 - 12:33 pm

A disgusted South End citizen files a complaint about people heading to BSO concerts who park on neighborhood streets and consider their $40 non-resident tickets a decent price for parking: Read more.

By - 12/11/17 - 3:15 pm

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.

By - 12/7/17 - 3:21 pm

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.

By - 12/5/17 - 7:39 pm

NBC Boston reports on a 100-gallon spill this afternoon.

By - 12/3/17 - 12:30 pm


Quite a line for the SOWA Winter Festival in the South End.

By - 11/25/17 - 9:37 pm

State Police report the arrest of a man and woman wanted on charges they robbed an elderly woman in Quincy last Sunday after knocking her to the ground and tossing away her walker. Read more.

By - 11/25/17 - 5:18 pm

John Hanzl watched the demolition of a building at East Dedham and Albany streets today to make way for a 650-unit apartment complex. It took three tries.

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.