South End

By - 3/19/19 - 9:41 am
Anthony Smith-Pacheco

Boston Police report arresting Anthony Smith-Pacheco, 24, of Malden, on charges of assault and battery, assault with intent to rape and indecent assault and battery for an incident around 2 p.m. on Sunday in an art gallery on Harrison Avenue in the South End. Read more.

By - 3/18/19 - 5:53 pm

A Boston health inspector today shut Ming's Supermarket, also known as New York Marts, 1102 Washington St. for a variety of health violations that included dead bugs on a hot-foods light shield and rodent droppings under a sink employees are supposed to use for hand washing. Read more.

By - 3/18/19 - 9:00 am

Boston Police have released a photo of a man wanted for a sexual assault that happened around 2 p.m. on Sunday in a business on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

If he looks familiar, contact sexual-assault detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 3/13/19 - 1:53 pm
Old Hotel Alexandra

Hotel building, with outline of former companion building, torn down before it fell down. Photo by Rosabri Mejia.

A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a proposal by Councilor Althea Garrison (at large) to urge the BPDA to quash developers' plans to renovate the crumbling eyesore of the former Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue by building a 13-story boutique hotel inside a renovated facade.

Unusual for a hearing request, however, no other councilors had their names added as co-sponsors. Read more.

By - 3/7/19 - 2:25 pm

Amy Hunt took this photo at St. Botolph and West Newton streets on Tuesday afternoon. Note that the roadway is well plowed - in part by piling up all that snow right at the corner, right where the handicap ramp is - the handicap ramp that Hunt, who uses a wheelchair to get around in, can no longer see, let alone use. Read more.

By - 3/5/19 - 9:35 pm

The Tremont Market on Tremont Street at Worcester Street was robbed around 9:20 p.m. The suspect is described as a black man, dressed in a black zip-up coat and a gray scarf covering the lower half of his face.

By - 3/5/19 - 9:00 am
Snow-covered Boston Police cruiser on the Southeast Expressway

Yesterday, State Police went on social media to urge motorists to clear the snow off their roofs before getting on the road. Looks like word didn't filter into Boston: EmbraceTheBald spotted this BPD vehicle on the Expressway this morning.

By - 3/4/19 - 8:20 am
Snow in Charlestown

Gary Waldeck shows us Charlestown in the snow, shortly before 6 a.m.

Pretty in the South End, as well: Read more.

By - 2/26/19 - 6:16 pm
USES President and CEO Maicharia Lytle explains the move

Lytle makes her case.

Officials at the United South End Settlements say they have little choice but to sell off the Harriet Tubman House on Columbus Avenue and move its programs to another USES building on Rutland Street: The current Harriet Tubman building is in dire need of expensive repairs and most of its programs run at a deficit. Read more.

By - 2/20/19 - 8:41 am

UPDATE: Judge set bail at $5,000 and ordered Kenney to stay away from JJ Foley's, the Bostonian Market and the victim and witnesses while the case is pending, Suffolk County DA reports.

Boston Police report Michael Kenney, 40, of Weymouth, turned himself into police yesterday after learning a warrant had been issued for him for a beating on Harrison Avenue earlier this month that left a man with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By - 2/18/19 - 5:24 pm
Snow-covered witch hazel in the Back Bay

Derek Lessing spotted some snow-covered witch hazel on West Newton Street in the South End today.

Peter Wilson spotted a good-sized coyote racing somewhere across St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 2/18/19 - 12:55 pm
South End hawk

You really have to be careful in South End alleys these days - at least if you're no larger than a squirrel or mouse. John McLachlan reports this young Cooper's hawk keeps visiting the alley out back of his South End home.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool.

By - 2/18/19 - 9:05 am
Car in the South End whose driver didn't clear the rear window of snow

Matthew Gilberti captured this charming South End scene this morning, reports three BPD cruisers, including the one pictured, drove by the snow-covered car without stopping its driver.

By - 2/13/19 - 4:33 pm
Wanted for an attack early Saturday in the South End

Surveillance photos via BPD.

UPDATE: WFXT reports the victim is Chris Smith, 22, and he needed emergency brain surgery.

Boston Police have released photos of four people wanted for questioning in connection with an attack at Harrison Avenue and Fay Street around 2:45 a.m. on Saturday that left the victim with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By - 2/11/19 - 5:05 pm

City Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) wants to do something about construction workers he says are starting earlier or finishing later than allowed and leaving the streets they work on a mess. Read more.

By - 2/9/19 - 10:31 am

The Boston Sun reports the technical school will sell its Berkeley Street home and use the money to find or build a larger, more modern facility elsewhere in the city - and bolster its endowment.

By - 2/7/19 - 9:34 am

Somebody broke into El Triunfo, 147 East Berkeley St. in the South End this morning and made off with roughly $1,000 in coins - as well as a large amount of bills - so if you see somebody with a lot more coins than they'd reasonably need to do laundry, drop a dime to 911.

By - 2/4/19 - 1:33 pm

Update: Victim died, identified as Juan Morales, 32, of Fitchburg.

Alertpageboston reports somebody was shot shortly before 1 p.m. outside 181 Northampton St., between Shawmut and Tremont, and that the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 1/23/19 - 9:57 am
Prius covered in ice

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about this possibly city-owned Prius in the South End whose driver doesn't think he needs to look out the rear window - and who doesn't seem to care what will happen later today when it warms up and all that ice comes flying off the car. Bonus:

Driver also did not utilize any indicator/blinker when changing lanes and making turns.

By - 1/8/19 - 2:55 pm

Two bars not normally associated with Boston College had to explain today how underage BC students were able to get in and consume adult beverages until the moment detectives from the BPD licensing unit asked for their IDs. Read more.