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By adamg - 6/24/20 - 9:53 am
Arrest on Washington Street in Dorchester

Arrest at 430 Washington St., Dorchester, home of alleged supplier Winston McGhee. Photo by Live Boston.

DEA agents and Boston drug investigators were busy early this morning arresting two brothers and their associates for running cocaine and crack in a swath that ran from the Fidelis Way development in Brighton to the South End and Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 2:29 pm

Boston Police report arresting a local man and a Wilmington woman on charges they used a rock to smash open a window at Laced, 426 Massachusetts Ave. which they then entered aand did a bit of personal looting in the store, which had been more massively looted this past Sunday night. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 2:15 pm

Pilotblock South End took a stroll down Columbus Avenue in the South End today - the first day that restaurants could re-open their outdoor patio, with enough space between tables. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:40 am
Destruction inside Clarendon Wine

Inside Clarendon Wine on Boylston Street yesterday.

Looters who smashed into places like Marshalls and Walgreens Sunday night were not particularly discriminating - they also destroyed small mom-and-pop businesses across downtown, the Back Bay and the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 7:52 pm
Protest at Peters Park

Several hundred, mostly masked, protesters gathered in Peters Park in the South End this afternoon to protest George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, then marched to Nubian Square to continue the protest. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/24/20 - 9:24 pm

Jay Hajj, owner of Mike's City Diner on Washington Street reported yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/20 - 3:38 pm

Kurt Power reports stone pillars were pushed over and some plaques removed at the Puerto Rican Veterans Memorial on Washington Street.

Update: Mayor Walsh reports that damage has been fixed: Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 2:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Coda on Columbus Avenue has closed for good.

By adamg - 5/16/20 - 2:35 pm
Police investigate gunfire scene

Police are investigating an incident around 2:15 p.m. in which they say a man shot at officers, who then returned fire, in the area of Chester Park on Massachusetts Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 9:08 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the permanent demise of Stella on Washington Street in the South End.

By adamg - 5/12/20 - 9:28 am
Poodle house on Dwight Street in the South End

Greg Cook educates us on the history of the poodles, owls and other sculptures permanently affixed to the exterior of 9 Dwight St. How did this whimsy ever get approved in a neighborhood with a historic commission? Well, it went up in the 1960s and 1970s, when the architectural standards in the South End were not what they are today.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 11:07 pm
Ghost bike at Harrison and Massachusetts avenue

Rev. Laura Everett says some words at a ghost-bike ceremony at Massachusetts and Harrison avenues today for Thomas Anderson, the bicyclist who died in a crash with a truck there on April 22. The photo is by Peter Cheung, a member of the local bicycling community who often is the person who paints bikes white for the memorials.

By adamg - 5/7/20 - 10:13 am
Statues of soldiers with masks in the South End urging people to stay home

The soldiers at the Puerto Rican Veterans Memorial on Washington Street in the South End now wear face coverings and urge people to mask up, wash their hands and stay home during the current crisis.

By adamg - 4/28/20 - 9:14 am

DigBoton takes us inside the East Newton Pavillion, a closed Boston Medical Center building that was re-opened to provide a place for homeless people to stay as they recover from Covid-19.

The building had been slated to be turned into the new inpatient facility for the Shattuck Hospital before the current crisis.

By adamg - 4/27/20 - 2:26 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 4/27/20

Mayor Walsh today recounted a story about a 70-year-old South End resident who was hospitalized with Covid-19 last week. He asked his doctor and a social worker if he could somehow marry his long-term partner. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 11:15 am
Scene of bicycle crash at Massachusetts and Harrison avenues

Crash scene from a nearby apartment.

Boston Police are investigating a crash at Massachusetts and Harrison avenues around 9 a.m. that left a bicyclist dead.

Live Boston reports the victim was declared dead at the scene.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 9:52 am

Greg Cook reports on the aftermath of the flooding on Harrison Avenue after a 30-inch water main burst - filling basements used by local artists with water and forcing the evacuation of many residents.

By adamg - 4/15/20 - 11:18 am

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Department reported last night that, to date, six "detainees" at the Suffolk County Jail on Nashua Street have tested positive for Covid-19 and that seven guards and one medical contractor there have also tested positive. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/20 - 9:46 am

WBUR reports on the results of "universal" Covid-19 testing at the Pine Street Inn - a high rate of positive results among people who are mostly not showing any symptoms. Because the Pine Street Inn is in 02118, that explains why the South End now has the city's highest rate of infection. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/20 - 9:39 pm
Flooging on Harrison Avenue

A major water-main break under Harrison Avenue at Perry Street shortly after 9:15 p.m. has buckled the street, swallowed cars, created water problems as far away as G Street in South Boston and forced Eversource to turn off the power in nearby buildings. Read more.

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