South End

By - 5/22/15 - 11:28 pm

Around 11 p.m. on Pembroke Street near Tremont.

The suspects were described as two black males, in their 20s, both about 5'7" and thin and both wearing dark hoodies.

By - 5/22/15 - 9:08 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 7:30 p.m. to 67 Worcester St. for what turned out to be a one-alarm fire.

The fire started on a roof deck, then spread to the top floor. Fire investigators are now looking for an exact cause of the fire.

By - 5/14/15 - 12:15 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the two hospitals, each affiliated with different universities, no longer plan to merge.

By - 4/25/15 - 10:04 pm

Mass. Ave. is shut due to a fatal collision between a car and a motorcycle at Mass. Ave. and Shirley Street.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:25 am

Erica Hersh asks:

Where in Boston can I get reasonably priced but high quality bridesmaid dress alterations done? Back Bay/South End preferred.

By - 4/21/15 - 4:26 pm

A Boston Municipal Court judge set bail at $500,000 - double what prosecutors had asked for - for Brad Clarke, 41, of Pelham, NH, related to his arrest Saturday at a Boston Medical Center helipad, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Judge Michael Coyne also ordered Clarke sent to Bridgewater for a mental-health evaluation, the DA's office reports.

By - 4/19/15 - 11:12 pm

WBZ reports police say a man who showed up at the Boston Medical Center helipad on Saturday wearing armor and packing a gun isn't a terrorist, just troubled and that he is now under psychiatric observation.

By - 4/19/15 - 7:35 pm
Warren Avenue streetlight is too high

An annoyed citizen complains about one of the streetlights along Warren Avenue between Clarendon and Dartmouth in the South End:

Third light pole from the right was replaced with a pole that is 1-2 ft taller than the others. It looks ridiculous. Please replace it with the correct size. I know it sounds petty, but this shouldn't have happened. Whoever installed it clearly wasn't paying attention.

By - 4/14/15 - 6:06 pm

Police are looking for a man who, in between bites of a yellow mango, stole the tip jar from the counter of the Starbucks at 627 Tremont St. in the South End shortly before 6 p.m.

By - 4/13/15 - 10:59 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week granted Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue permission to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

At the same time, the board awarded Estragon a full-alcohol license under a state law granting Boston extra licenses for certain traditionally under-licensed neighborhoods and city "Main Street" business districts.

By - 4/12/15 - 10:24 pm
Car in South End community garden

Jeremy Alistair Dick happened upon a car crashed into the Berkeley Community Garden in the South End tonight. He reports:

Major damage to fence and water service.

By - 4/8/15 - 11:00 am

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue leans tomorrow whether it can buy a beer-and-wine license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue.

The deal is contingent on Estragon replacing the license with one of the new all-alcohol licenses approved by the state legislature to spur restaurant development in neighborhoods that have been losing liquor licenses to downtown and the waterfront.

The Boston Licensing Board votes on the dual license applications tomorrow morning.

By - 3/30/15 - 10:58 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old on charges he "ran towards her and snatched her purse which contained her wallet, cash and her iPhone" around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday at Shawmut Avenue and Waltham Street.

The kid, along with three or four friends, then ran away.

By - 3/29/15 - 3:48 pm
BB guns seized by Boston Police

Boston Police report arresting three teens - two 15 and one 13 - for one of the armed holdups in the South End last night.

Police say officers alerted by radio to a robbery near Titus Sparrow Park around 10:10 p.m. found three guys matching the description of the robbers on Massachusetts Avenue near Huntington.

By - 3/28/15 - 10:24 pm

UPDATE: Three teens arrested for at least one of the attacks.

Stanley Staco reports a woman was held up at gunpoint at W. Newton and Tremont streets around 9:45 p.m. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s, with a black gun.

By - 3/26/15 - 5:43 pm
Proposal for 80 Shawmut Ave. in Boston

No cracks about Borg cubes landing on churches, please.

Developers this month submitted plans to the BRA to turn the old Holy Trinity German Catholic church and rectory on Shawmut Avenue in the South End into 33 residential units, by completely removing the interior and replacing it with an eight-story steel structure.

The proposal by developers Dennis Kanin and David Goldman for 136 Shawmut Ave. also calls for a 24-space garage in the new building's basement.

By - 3/16/15 - 10:25 am
A lot of trash in the South End

This long trail of trash at Tremont and E. Berkeley in the South End has actually prompted several concerned citizens to complain this morning.

By - 3/13/15 - 11:20 pm

Christopher Powell, 41, of Everett, pleaded guilty to manslaughter today for the stabbing death of Corey Thompson in a fight in the area of Traveler and Albany streets under I-93 on Feb. 25, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Powell, who stabbed Thompson eight times with a pocketknife, had been scheduled for trial next week for second-degree murder, the DA's office says. State troopers who investigated the crime recovered surveillance video showing:

By - 3/13/15 - 11:09 pm
West Rutland Square in the South En

West Rutland Square

A South End resident who came out to find his car on West Rutland Square with a ticket on it yesterday for parking more than a foot from the curb wonders if this is a new way for the city to make money: Create a problem, then dun residents for it.

There is no way to park properly with the snowbanks in the middle of the road.

This is a 2 way street, but the city only plowed out one lane and has left it this way. It is the city's fault that the street is blocked, and now they are trying to profit from it.

By - 3/11/15 - 11:31 am

CuppaCoffee, which serves coffee and Australian meat pies on Merrimac Street, is planning a second location in the 275 Albany St. residential development.

Although the location would double the number of Australian-owned coffee shops in Boston, it would only represent a 33% increase in the number of Australian meat-pie places - in addition to CuppaCoffee, KO Pies sells the meat pies at locations in East Boston and South Boston.

When finished, 275 Albany will house 400 apartments in two buildings, across the street from the Ink Block project.

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