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By adamg - 3/26/20 - 11:33 pm

WBUR reports on Gov. Baker's decision to open the Newton Pavilion in the South End as a place to care for homeless people who need less intensive Covid-19-related medical care than what they'd get in the neighboring Boston Medical Center. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 11:03 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Masa on Tremont Street has closed permanently.

By adamg - 3/22/20 - 3:08 pm

That's Hal and today's his birthday.

Caroline Chrisom reports on a birthday celebration in an era of social distancing.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 10:45 am

A concerned South End citizen files a 311 complaint:

Can some sort of PSA be sent out to tell runners, etc to stop spitting on the streets. Our dogs are walking on their germs and we are all tracking them into our homes, etc.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 10:15 am

Michael Ratty reports he was out with his young daughter this morning:

I just got yelled at (while pushing Millie in the stroller) for not crossing the street *fast enough* so I am happy to report that human behavior in Boston has not changed.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 10:10 pm

In the shoulder and elbow, on Dwight Street near Tremont Street, around 10 p.m.

By adamg - 2/15/20 - 2:42 pm
Stars of David on Shawmut Avenue doors

From 311 this morning comes two reports of yellow Stars of David being spraypainted on front doors of residences on Shawmut Avenue between West Newton and West Concord streets.

I don't think there are non-nefarious reasons to spray stars of David...

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 11:11 pm

Update: The market passed a re-inspection on Feb. 21 and was allowed to re-open.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Ming's Supermarket, 1102 Washington St. in the South End, shut for a variety of health issues, including all the frogs on a rear loading dock without a permit, 600 dozen eggs sitting in a too warm warehouse and rodent droppings found at several spots, including the produce area. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 11:07 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Whaling in Oklahoma on Tremont Street in the South End seems to have shut down.

By adamg - 1/18/20 - 6:50 pm

As of 6:45 p.m., Eversource reported 2,997 customers without power in Boston. Jacob Oppenheim reports a good number of those are in the South End:

Kinda eerie and beautiful in the snowstorm.

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).

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