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By adamg - 7/19/21 - 11:00 am

Boston University President Robert Brown said today that optimism that all Boston University employees would get vaccinated against the virus proved unwarranted, so the school is now requiring that everybody who gets a BU paycheck either show proof of vaccination by Sept. 2 - or really good proof why they should be exempted for medical or religious reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/21 - 4:24 pm

Boston Police report arresting four people they say were selling drugs on Atkinson Street near the Southampton Street shelter yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 9:30 pm

Arthur Leon, who has been battling construction of an 18-unit condo building on Harrison Avenue since it was first proposed in 2011, is now suing several insurance companies for not helping to pay for his legal struggles over the building, which is on land entirely surrounded by a large industrial building he owns. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/21 - 1:33 pm
Spotted bug in the South End

John Hanzl, who earlier introduced us to the South End's googly-eyed bugs, yesterday spotted this unusual insect on East Dedham Street. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/21 - 9:24 am

Boston Police report that the state medical examiner's office has ruled the death of Brendan Thomas Goguen at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 811 Massachusetts Ave., on April 2, a homicide. Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 1:35 pm

Boston Police report arresting two people Friday on human-trafficking charges - one of whom is still on probation after being released from prison for kidnapping, trafficking persons for sexual servitude and deriving support from prostitution. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/21 - 9:45 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old who were ambling around Methadone Mile, one with a gun loaded with nine bullets in a magazine, the other with enough heroin or fentanyl to warrant a trafficking charge around 5:50 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/21 - 11:07 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that James Witkowski got a fair trial in 2017 on aggravated-rape and first-degree murder and charges for the death of Lena Bruce in her South End apartment on July 12, 1992, which means he will spend the rest of his life in prison. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 4:03 pm

A developer told the BPDA today it will soon file plans to replace a three-story office building at 17 Bradston St., just steps from the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, with a "mid-rise" building with space for everything from life-sciences labs and medical offices to "pharmaceutical back of house operations" and "advanced manufacturing." Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/21 - 11:28 pm

While the victim was in a car, shortly before 11:20 p.m. on West Concord Street at Shawmut Avenue. The victim got himself to a local emergency room.

By adamg - 6/6/21 - 12:41 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of the South End restaurant.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 5:01 pm
Bug with googly eyes

John Hanzl spotted Googly McGoogleeyes here skittering across a sidewalk in the South End and wondered what exactly it is. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 10:11 am

The Animal Rescue League is looking for whoever left a French bulldogjust outside the dog park in Peters Park in the South End one weekend in late April. A good Samaritan spotted her and brought her to a local vet, who discovered the dog's rear legs were paralyzed and she was dehydrated, had hemorrhaging in one eye and was running a temperature. Vets determined there was nothing they could do and euthanized her to put her out of her misery. While the dog's condition was hereditary, abandoning a dog is a felony in Massachusetts.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 12:56 pm

Three men face a total of 36 drug and gun charges related to alleged Mass and Cass drug dealing this year following their indictment by a Suffolk County grand jury last week, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which add it now has warrants for police to arrest 40 more people for dealing drugs along Methadone Mile. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 9:07 pm

Police are looking for somebody who opened fire on Shawmut Avenue in the area of San Juan Street around 8:45 p.m. One of the cars was occupied by somebody who may have been the intended target, but he was not injured.

By adamg - 5/19/21 - 11:04 pm
Seized gun and drugs


Boston Police report arresting a Lynn woman and a Swansea man on gun and drug charges at Mass and Cass around 8:45 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 9:14 pm

Boston Police report a man was robbed and stabbed outside the city shelter at 112 Southampton St. around 6 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/21 - 10:33 am

Victim identified as Gerie Acevedo, 24, of the South End.

Boston Police report a man was fatally stabbed at Shawmut Avenue and West Newton Street around 8:45 p.m. on Friday.

Boston murders in 2021.

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 5:17 pm

The Boston Sun reports on plans to turn the former Ebenezer Baptist Church, 157 West Springfield St. in the South End, into nine residential units with eight parking spaces.

The church was founded by former slaves in 1871 and was the site of civil-rights rallies in the 1950s.

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