South End

By - 8/20/18 - 9:24 am
Car with no wheels in the South End

John Hanzl spotted this newly wheelless car on Union Park Street in the South End this morning.

By - 8/18/18 - 10:16 am
Architect's rendering of South End project

Architect's rendering.

The BPDA board has approved a developer's plan to replace the Boston Flower Exchange at 540 Albany St. with a new office and R&D complex with 1.6 million square feet of space. Read more.

By - 8/17/18 - 9:36 am
Trash on Tremont

Tremont Street this morning. Source.

Reports poured into 311 this morning about trash bags ripped open, their contents scattered about, along Tremont Street, Massachusetts Avenue and Shawmut Avenue. As one concerned citizen put it in a 311 complaint: Read more.

By - 8/15/18 - 10:24 pm

UPDATED, 8:45 a.m., Thursday.

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 9:50 p.m. behind the Massachusetts Avenue T stop. Read more.

By - 8/10/18 - 3:35 pm
Flaming car on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Brian the roving UHub photographer spotted the flaming car inbound near roughly Mass. Ave. around 3 p.m.

Shamus Moynihan also watched the car go up in flames: Read more.

By - 8/9/18 - 12:59 pm
Old Hotel Alexandra

Two developers plan to submit plans to turn the decaying old Hotel Alexandra at Washington Street and Massachusetts Avenue into a ten-story boutique hotel that will retain the old building's facade. Read more.

By - 7/29/18 - 6:01 pm

Around 4:25 p.m. at 755 Tremont St., near Worcester Street, WFXT reports.

By - 7/26/18 - 1:30 pm

A Mattapan man faces six counts of felony graffiti after, police say, an officer out specifically to look for taggers spotted him standing next to one of those green postal "relay" boxes in the South End with a white marker in his hand. Read more.

By - 7/20/18 - 10:05 am
Harrison Albany proposal in the South End

They didn't count on this.

The Boston Sun reports areas between Harrison Avenue and Albany Street will add 32% more development than BPDA planners estimated in 2012. The BPDA will use payments from one of the unexpected projects to hire a traffic consultant to figure out what to do about the unexpected traffic from the unexpected development.

By - 7/11/18 - 9:30 am

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a roof deck proposed by the owner of 10 Bond St. that would sit between the roof decks at 8 and 12 Bond St., rejecting demands by neighbors to deny permission because he currently lives and works in Argentina. Read more.

By - 6/25/18 - 10:14 am

Boston Police report arresting Mark Mazzone, 30, of Winthrop, on charges he threatened to stab a man with a hypodermic needle during a robbery around 9:30 last night behind 29 East Springfield St. in the South End. Read more.

By - 6/24/18 - 1:02 pm
Graffiti: Trump eats babies

A concerned citizen files a 311 report from the South End:

Disgusting and hateful graffiti trashing up our beautiful tennis court at Titus Sparrow park. This political message needs to be removed immediately from city park/property.


By - 6/23/18 - 12:25 pm
Busted windshield on Washington Street in the South End

Alex Kingsbury reports three cars parked on Washington Street near the Peters Park baseball diamond were hit by baseballs this morning, although only one of them will get the Giant Glass jingle stuck in your head.

By - 6/21/18 - 9:00 am
South End in the morning

Rick Macomber greeted the new day - and the new season - in the South End.

The South End wasn't the only place summer was breaking out: Read more.

By - 6/17/18 - 9:52 pm
Protest outside the South Bay jail

One of the ways the Suffolk County Sherrif's Department makes money is to rent cells at the South Bay jail to ICE (a program started well before the current administration in Washington).

This afternoon, activists gathered outside the jail on Bradston Street for a vigil to protest the way the government is now ripping children from asylum-seeking parents at the border. Read more.

By - 6/9/18 - 11:10 pm

On West Newton Street between Tremont Street and Shawmut Avenue around 11 p.m. Nobody hit.

By - 6/9/18 - 4:54 pm
Literally gay tacos

Thousands marched in the annual Pride parade through the Back Bay, the South End and downtown today as even more people lined the parade route.

Some photos: Read more.

By - 6/5/18 - 10:57 pm
Big cloud raining down on Boston

J. Nathan Matias watched the storm come in over Boston early this evening.

He wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 6/2/18 - 2:40 pm
Architect's rendering of 217 Albany St.

Architect's rendering.

At a meeting of the Boston Civic Design Commission on Tuesday, National Development will show off its latest plans for an Albany Street apartment tower aimed at carless, tech-savvy Millennials willing to accept 500-square-foot studios in exchange for life in the most happening part of the South End, with a full-time activities director and with a large communal kitchen in case they don't want to use their apartment kitchens so they can hang out with their neighbors while waiting for their clothes to dry in the building laundry room, after a hard day of knocking off a proposal or two in the building's co-working space. Read more.

By - 5/20/18 - 9:32 pm

A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidents and things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. Give you an example, show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate of shrimp. Read more.