West End

By - 7/23/16 - 6:49 pm
Storm moving in over Boston

It looked like a killer death storm was about to swallow up Boston late this afternoon. That John Gage was able to post this photo strongly suggests it didn't.

It did, however, get pretty intense in places such as Chelsea and Melrose: Read more.

By - 7/12/16 - 9:50 am
Bright lights from gym at Nashua Street jail

A sleepless citizen complains:

Lights in the Nashua Street Jail basketball courts stay on from dusk to dawn and interfere with my sleep. Please get the jail to turn off all the lights when the courts are vacant. Thanks.

By - 6/24/16 - 7:30 pm
Smoke on the tracks at Charles/MGH on the Red Line

Kylejemge watched the driver of an outbound Red Line train get out of the train and put a fire extinguisher to good use just before Charles/MGH this afternoon:

Climbed back in and kept going.

By - 4/24/16 - 8:08 pm
Maltese missing from Old West Church

Nicole Levay noticed this sign outside Old West Church on Cambridge Street today.

By - 4/7/16 - 10:22 am
Smoke rising from Mass. General garage fire

Smoke rising from the car fire. Photo by Kenny Jervis.

Around 10:20 a.m. on the third floor of the garage off Cambridge and North Anderson streets. Firefighters quickly doused the flames.

By - 3/18/16 - 9:50 am

Mass. General's Center for Global Health is hosting a hackathon next month to try to develop products and techniques to slow the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus:

Attention designers, engineers, clinicians and all innovators! We need your knowledge and expertise for a 48-hour hack-a-thon to create new product concepts, design novel personal protective equipment and develop new methods for local vector control that will help bend the curve of the Zika epidemic and similar outbreaks.

By - 2/13/16 - 2:30 pm

Tinker Ready extracts the relevant passage from a Times story about gun-toting security guards at hospitals in the rest of the country. At Mass. General, they're not even sure the guards should wear uniforms.

By - 2/12/16 - 11:39 am
Garden Garage tower

Architect's rendering.

The BRA board yesterday approved a 44-story apartment building behind the Boston Garden over the objection of neighboring residents worried about traffic. Read more.

By - 1/18/16 - 9:50 am
Working on the Red Line tracks on the Longfellow Bridge

John McLachlan watched workers working on new Red Line tracks on the Longfellow Bridge yesterday. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 12:13 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on the picketing outside City Hall yesterday aver a proposed 44-story tower that would replace the Garden garage.

There's a public meeting on the proposal at 6:30 p.m. today at the third-floor Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary auditorium, 243 Charles St.

By - 11/7/15 - 7:39 pm
Rescuing two people from a car in the Charles River

Divers at the scene. Photo by Kelli O'Hara.

Updated Sunday a.m. with latest State Police info.

State Police report a driver from North Smithfield, RI ran a red light at Leverett Circle, sideswiped a car, then crashed through a fence and into the Charles River, killing himself and his passenger.
Read more.

By - 10/25/15 - 12:36 pm

The Globe takes a detailed look at the practice in the orthopedic surgery department at Mass. General: The hospital says it's safe, lets surgeons in training gain valuable experience and, oh, yeah, brings in more revenue. Other Boston hospitals don't allow it except in emergencies.

By - 10/11/15 - 2:32 pm

The US Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a jury verdict dismissing a young surgeon's sex-discrimination suit against Mass. General, ruling that it saw nothing wrong in the jury's decision or in a judge's decision to bar some of her claims because she waited to long to sue under the federal statute of limitations. Read more.

By - 10/7/15 - 11:27 am
Proposed Garden Garage tower

Proposed Garden Garage tower on the right.

Developers who want to replace a garage at the If You Lived Here complex with a new residential tower have submitted new plans to the BRA that lops two floors of the structure. Read more.

By - 8/19/15 - 12:23 pm
By - 8/16/15 - 12:45 pm

Eric Moskowitz recounts the tale of the tenement that somehow survived the destruction of the West End.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:35 pm

Boston firefighters responded to 2 Hawthorne Pl., off Blossom, for a fire around 9:25 p.m. on the second floor of the 12-story building. They had the fire knocked down by 9:40 p.m.

By - 7/23/15 - 3:33 pm
Mural on Archdale in Roslindale

The Mayor's Mural Crew is nearly done with the mural on Archdale Road at Washington that illustrates a Dominican saying about how much a bird in the hand is worth - and has begun work on another mural a block away on the side of the Little People's Playhouse on Washington: Read more.

By - 7/1/15 - 11:59 am

Anthony Sammarco reports somebody borrowed a collection of photos and documents related to the old West End from the BPL's West End branch and then just never returned them.

A collection of West End photographs and archives was loaned to someone who has not returned it to the West End Library. We are looking to recreate a collection on the Lost West End. Any photographs or materials on the once thriving neighborhood would be greatly appreciated. Please send to West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114. Let's recreate what has been lost by theft.