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By adamg - 8/24/19 - 9:53 pm
Crash at Massachusetts Avenue and Washington Street

Rosabri Mejia came across the crash between a scooter and an SUV at the large intersection around 9 p.m. Live Boston reports the scooter driver was taken away in critical condition.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 1:48 pm

The Boston Guardian reports on a meeting this week about the proposal by a developer to buy the Harriet Tubman House in the South End and build condos on the site. The Boston Sun has more.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 10:37 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the slippery conditions on Greenwich Park in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 9:25 pm
Sunset over the Ink Block in Boston's South End

Emily Murphy watched the sunset over the South End this evening.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 11:11 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Alex Pizza, 1254 Washington St., formal permission to stay open until 3 a.m.

The pizza place had asked for permission to extend its licensed closing time from midnight after being cited by police in May for staying open past midnight.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 9:08 pm
Jay'da Rackard

A tearful Jay'dha Rackard explains why she's transferring from the Orchard Gardens School: Too many addicts right outside school doors.

After successfully moving homeless people and drug users away from Atkinson Street, where a South Bay correction officer was attacked last week, city officials acknowledge one result has been to simply push them into surrounding neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 10:29 am

A Washington Street pizza place that has been staying open until 4 a.m. even though its license calls for a midnight closing was scheduled for two hearings before the Boston Licensing Board this week - one to answer to a citation issued by police , the other to formally ask permission to stay open to, if not 4 a.m., at least 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 9:05 am

Boston Police report officers this morning recovered a car that had been carjacked at gunpoint the night before at Appleton and Tremont streets - and arrested the two people who were driving it around Uphams Corner. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 5:40 pm
Arrested

Boston Police report arresting Michael Powers, 34, of Boston, on charges he attacked a woman on Harrison Avenue in the South End on Sunday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 10:47 am
Wanted for South End attack

UPDATE: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who attacked a woman on Harrison Avenue near the SoWA Open Market around 4:55 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/19 - 11:15 am

Boston Police report arresting 16 people on various warrants during a sweep of the area around Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton yesterday following the beatdown of an off-duty corrections officer nearby on Thursday. Of the 16, 10 were from outside Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/19 - 9:33 am

Following yesterday's attack on a corrections officer outside the South Bay jail, BPD blocked off the Methadone Mile street where it happened as officers swept the street, making 18 arrests, in a raid that even had a code name. A street sweeper was called in to clear out all the trash - after a bucket of needles was collected. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 6:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man for starting what turned into a stomping of a corrections officer that included beating him with a metal pipe on Atkinson Street just outside the South Bay House of Correction this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 12:43 pm

UPDATE: One arrest made.

A guard at the South Bay House of Correction was in his car, arriving at work, this morning when he was beaten by several people on Atkinson Street, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 9:25 am
Architect's rendering of new 566 Columbus Ave.

Architect's rendering.

New Boston Ventures has filed plans with the BPDA to replace the Harriet Tubman House on Columbus Avenue at Massachusetts Avenue with a six-story condo building that would feature a "social enterprise cafe" and space for programs run by the United South End Settlements - which is selling the site to the developers and plans to use the proceeds to renovate its other building on Rutland Street and to support its community programs. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 10:29 am
Old coal chute cover on East Concord Street in the South End

Back in the day, the homes of the South End and Back Bay were heated by coal - delivered through round chutes in the sidewalk outside their front doors. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 12:28 pm
Washington Street hazmat scene

Hazmat scene. Photo by BFD.

Boston Fire Department hazmat crews responded to 1740 Washington St., between Massachusetts Avenue and East Springfield Street, around 12:15 p.m. after somebody mixed cleaning supplies that shouldn't have been mixed, creating a cloud of irritating fumes that forced the five-story rooming house's resident to evacuate. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 9:42 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say opened fire on two other men on East Berkeley Street on Tuesday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 9:18 am
Wanted for South End bank robbery

Surveillance photos via FBI.

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports a man wearing a "Breaking News" sweatshirt robbed the Berkshire Bank branch at 1320 Washington St. in the South End at gunpoint yesterday morning.

According to the FBI, the man walked into the branch around 9:10 a.m. and went up to a teller: Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/19 - 6:31 pm

WCVB reports a technician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center was charged with trafficking Class A drugs after he allegedly accepted a package at his South End apartment with nearly eight pounds of the date-rape drug GHB from a state trooper dressed as a DHL delivery person. Read more.

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