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By adamg - 4/21/24 - 3:13 pm

Boston Police report arresting five men - aged between 41 and 62 - on drug-distribution charges and seizing more than 2 1/2 pounds of crack and fentanyl in raids on three addresses near Boston Medical Center and Mass and Cass. Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/24 - 9:48 am
Wind knocked over traffic lights at JFK/UMass

Teddy Kokoros recorded the aftermath of a mighty wind at the JFK/UMass T stop this morning.

Damien Drella reports that high winds caused the partial collapse of a four-story section of an apartment building in Saugus. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/24 - 11:34 pm

Update, Wednesday: Updated with new information from State Police.

State Police report a Boston man in a wheelchair was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash with a Boston Sand and Gravel truck hauling concrete at Frontage Road and Traveler Street around 10:10 a.m. today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/24 - 1:54 pm
Rendering of proposed new hotel

Rendering of new hotel by CBT.

The developers who have been trying to do something with what's left of the Alexandra Hotel at Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue for six years now have asked the BPDA for re-grant them permission to put up a 13-story hotel inside the original building's facade - after concluding it no longer made financial sense to build condos in the space. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/24 - 10:48 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted a food-serving license to Cacao, 570 Columbus Ave. in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/24 - 3:07 pm

An AARP mailing to a 51-year-old South End man with a criminal record dating to the 1990s helped investigators tie him to the loaded gun and separate box of ammo they found in a Harrison Archway apartment in February while searching for another man believed to be a Heath Street Gang member. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/24 - 2:00 pm

WCVB reports on the fatal crash around 3 a.m. at Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street. The driver remained on scene, WCVB reports.

By adamg - 1/18/24 - 11:09 am

A federal judge yesterday dismissed a lawsuit by a nurse at Boston Medical Center over the way the hospital fired her after rejecting her request for a religious exemption to its requirement that all employees get vaccinated against Covid-19, saying her suit failed to provide very specific details on just what religious doctrines would have been violated by the shots. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/24 - 11:15 pm
Imagine all these lights blinking on and off over and over

Imagine all these lights blinking on and off over and over and over.

A concerned citizen files a 311 report about the blinking lights along Chester Park on Massachusetts Avenue: Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/24 - 5:33 pm
Rainbow over Uphams Corner

After the overnight torrents, we got another mini-torrent this afternoon, followed by a rainbow that water-weary Bostonians rushed out to see. Danny in Boston shows us the double rainbow over Uphams Corner in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/24 - 9:37 am
Hawk on a South End railing

Amy Weingarten Salvucci was a bit startled when she looked out her window on Washington Street near Peters Park in the South End this morning to see a hawk eyeing her right back.

By adamg - 1/1/24 - 10:27 pm
A very bright billboard at Albany Street and Frontage Road

An annoyed citizen filed a 311 complaint tonight about the brighter than bright billboard at Albany Street and Frontage Road: Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/23 - 10:08 pm
Eversource map showing outages in Roxbury, South End

Eversource map showing outages in Roxbury, South End at 11 p.m.

Update 11 p.m.: The number of businesses and homes without power is up to 7,959.

Eversource reports a series of power outages from just north of Franklin Park up to Boston Medical Center and areas near Tremont and Dartmouth street to the turnpike. Some 204 business and homes were blacked out as of 10:05 p.m. - as well as traffic and street lights.

By adamg - 12/11/23 - 11:05 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the venerable Southern restaurant and live-music spot plans to close on Dec. 31, then re-open as something else, although exactly what owner Nia Grace has in mind for the Columbus Avenue spot remains under wraps.

By adamg - 12/9/23 - 2:53 pm
Jammed roads full of people trying to get to the Whole Foods in the South End

A fed-up citizen filed a 311 complaint today about the gridlock at Harrison Avenue and Mullins Way as the more organically minded drive their SUVs and Priuses to the South End Whole Foods: Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/23 - 2:17 pm
Demonstrators outside BRA office in the South End in 1968

On April 25, 1968, South End residents held sit-in at what was then a Boston Redevelopment Authority office in an old fire house on Warren Avenue in the South End, to protest the authority's large-scale South End urban-renewal plans that would force thousands of residents to move.

The former fire house (on the right) and the neighboring building with one of the area's wholesale florists, remain to this day, now as condos: Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/23 - 9:20 am
Nissan Rogue parked in a bike lane with a sign saying driver doesn't care, just go around him

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about a Nissan Rogue parked in the bike lane on Tremont Street inbound just past Mass. Ave. in the South End with a very special message for bicyclists yesterday.

The long view: Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/23 - 1:06 pm
Space saver in Roslindale

Roslindale space saver back when we got snow.

Mayor Wu today announced the city will continue its 48-hour post-storm grace period for saving parking spaces for the coming winter, except in the South End and Bay Village, where space saving is never allowed. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/23 - 1:01 pm

A federal judge this week sentenced Melvin Cordero of the South End to 37 months in prison after he admitted he gave 7,000 pills made of fentanyl and a fentanyl analog to an informant in the South End, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/23 - 1:35 pm
Steam spouting manhole on Harrison Avenue

Puff, the magic manhole lived in the ground
And frolicked in the autumn mist on Harrison outbound
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff
And brought him chairs, and traffic cones, and other Southie stuff

John Hanzl videoed that rascal Puff this morning, on Harrison Avenue near the D-4 police station: Read more.

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