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By adamg - 1/8/20 - 9:59 am
Bright light out the window in the South End

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about the lighthouse-bright floodlight now pouring into his or her apartment in the Troy Boston building on Traveler Street in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 8:58 pm

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle around 8:45 p.m. on the Mass. Ave. connector near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard and was rushed to nearby Boston Medical Center in serious condition. Boston and State Police shut the busy intersection and some surrounding roads, including the offramp from I-93 to allow for an investigation.

By adamg - 1/5/20 - 1:27 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say was standing outside Boston Health Care for the Homeless, 780 Albany St., Friday morning with salable amounts of fentanyl, crack and marijuana. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/20 - 12:23 pm
Work at 3 a.m.

After years of doing nothing about neighborhood complaints about the unoccupied, decaying five-story building at 23 Upton St., city officials have given the go-ahead for 24-hour demolition and shoring-up work there following its partial collapse on Thursday. Liana Rogue reports from the block:

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 9:29 am
Garbage along Worcester Square in the South End

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning:

Scavengers ripped open residential trash all along the entirety of odd numbered side of Worcester Square.

By adamg - 1/2/20 - 9:21 am
Collapsed rear side of Upton Street building

The Boston Fire Department reports the rear fire escape and parts of the 5-story building at 23 Upton St. collapsed last night into Public Alley 701. Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 7:48 pm
Sunset over Pleasure Bay

Tim Colby watched the sunset over Pleasure Bay today.

By adamg - 12/15/19 - 12:13 pm

A peeved citizen files a complaint about overflowing trash cans in Chester Park on Mass. Ave., with an addendum about one particular can:

An entire roasted turkey (!!) has been places next to it, along with a million plastic forks. Help?

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 10:10 am

A man currently serving a life sentence for raping and murdering a young woman in an Alabama motel room in 1982 was indicted yesterday on charges he raped and murdered Wendy Dansereau, 19, in a room at the Hotel Diplomat at Chandler and Berkeley streets in the South End two years earlier. Read more

By adamg - 12/9/19 - 8:46 am

WFXT talks to nearby residents about Boston Medical Center's recently filed plans to add 600,000 square feet of new space, some in new buildings.

Boston Medical Center Institutional Master Plan notification form (37M PDF).

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 10:03 am

WBZ reports that a Suffolk Superior Court judge this morning sentenced Kevin Otto, owner of Atlantic Drain Service of Roslindale, to two years in jail for the deaths of two of his workers in a trench at Dartmouth and Tremont streets in the South End in 2016. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 2:53 pm

The Boston Sun reports on the new members of the Mass/Cass 2.0 Task Force.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 9:31 am

Boston Police report two masked men the T-Mobile store, 1180 Washington St. at gunpoint Wednesday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/19 - 9:52 pm
Seized guns an ammunition

Seized weapons and ammo.

Boston Police report arresting a Vermont man with a violent criminal record that dates to the 1980s and an alleged accomplice from Revere and seizing an assault weapon, three handguns and ammunition in the parking lot of the Murphy Skating Rink on Day Boulevard Thursday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 11:48 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today told the owner of a garage that wraps around a condo building at 477 Harrison Ave. to knock it off with retaliatory legal filings over the building's construction. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 7:32 pm
Gargoyle on Wellington Street building

Because when you look up, you see things like the winged figures that guard the doorway to a building on Wellington Street in the South End.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 12:45 pm
BMC protesters say they care

Some 200 Boston Medical Center doctors, nurses and other staffers stood in front of Boston Medical Center today, in what they said was a protest against a visit by two representatives of a homophobic and anti-immigrant federal government but more important and a message to patients that hospital staffers will do whatever it takes to protect them from an administration determined to get rid of them. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 8:10 pm

Melania Trump and her husband's secretary of health and human serviced are scheduled to be best at Boston Medical Center tomorrow, visiting a program aimed at helping the babies of drug users, but they will be greeted by a protest by hospital staffers who feel their presence is an insult to some of the most vulnerable populations the hospital normally goes out of its way to serve. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 12:10 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a nearly $1.6 million verdict in favor of Ming's Supermarket on Washington Street in the South End over the landlord of an adjacent warehouse on East Berkeley Street in a rent dispute over an adjoining warehouse on East Berkeley Street that it used until February, 2015, when a pipe froze and then burst, flooding the warehouse and bringing in ISD, which declared the building unfit for occupancy. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/19 - 12:32 pm


Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who double parked his SUV on Rutland Square in the South End, got out and stole a resident's "large iron plant urn" - after first lightening the load by removing the plants, around 12:20 a.m. on Oct. 25. Read more.

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