South End

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.

By - 1/5/19 - 11:59 am

A rising tide raises all property taxes, well, half of them, anyway: Boston Magazine reports a townhouse on Holyoke Street in the South End just went for $6.6 million - a record for the neighborhood and way, way more than it sold for in 2012. BoMag quotes one of the real-estate agents involved as being quite satisfied with himself, not just for making a boatload of money but for helping to preserve the South End's rep as one of the "most culturally diverse neighborhoods" in the city.

By - 1/5/19 - 11:09 am

Because of course the South End would get a boutique pot shop. The Boston Sun reports Compassionate Organics is proposing a small "neighborhood-based boutique dispensary" at 633 Tremont St. Read more.

By - 12/24/18 - 9:27 am

WCVB reports that a man walking home from work through the Southwest Corridor Park late Friday was punched repeatedly in the face and head by two men after he refused to just hand over his belongings to them.

By - 12/11/18 - 7:55 pm
Firefighters battle South End fire.

Firefighters at the scene. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 534 Columbus Ave. at Worcester Street around 2:40 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire at the five-story building. Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 11:09 am

Boston Police report arresting Marybeth Bilodeau, 39, of 168 West Springfield St., near Tremont, after finding "a loaded .40 caliber Ruger SR40C handgun, 50 bags of crack cocaine weighing 44 grams and 11 bags of marijuana weighing approximately one pound," in her residence there. Read more.

By - 12/5/18 - 9:53 am
Proposed rehab, expansion of Alexandria Hotel on Massachusetts Avenue

The new owners of the shambling Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Mass. Ave. have filed their detailed plans to build a 150-room hotel on the site. Read more.

By - 11/14/18 - 8:15 pm
Surveillance photo

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who tried to rape a woman around 12:30 p.m. in the area of East Canton and Albany streets in the South End.

Read more.

By - 11/10/18 - 2:15 pm

Now on offer on Craigslist: Piece of garbage HP color laser jet printer with off-brand ink cartridges. But the current owner repeats himself there.

Anyhoo, this is free to anyone who enjoys self-flagellation, being annoyed, someone into sadomasochism, my enemies, or someone who is handy and has the talent to fix things like this without too much effort.

By - 11/5/18 - 10:27 am

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man Saturday morning by officers investigating gunfire and an attempted murder in the area of Emerald Court, off Shawmut Avenue. Read more.

By - 10/27/18 - 4:35 pm
Pergola on the ground in the South End

Jonathan Berk reports a roof pergola became a sidewalk pergola on Milford Street in the South End today - after first smashing into a couple of parked cars.

By - 10/26/18 - 3:10 pm

Meliza spotted this gurgling building on Washington Street at East Newton.

By - 10/23/18 - 12:10 pm

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday will have to decide between two completely different accounts of how a man came to be smashed in the head with a bottle after he walked out of J.J. Foley's in the South End early one August morning: Was he jumped by a Hispanic man his friend had gotten ejected from the bar for putting his hand up a woman's skirt, or was he attacked by two Hispanic men who were never in the bar but who happened to be walking down the street after he left and at whom he'd screamed an ethnic epithet? Read more.

By - 10/22/18 - 9:22 am

David Bates discusses the implications of the Boston Center for the Arts purchase of the Calderwood Pavilion from the BPDA, which had formerly leased it to the center.

By - 10/15/18 - 11:08 am
Black plastic left behind in Blackstone Square fountain

A peeved citizen files a 311 complaint about the rubber sheeting a film crew (part of Marky Mark's Spenser funky bunch?) left behind Friday night in the Blackstone Square fountain. Also, they tore up the grass.

By - 10/13/18 - 11:27 pm

Erik Hjortsho has posted video from his doorcam showing a hawk swooping in and grabbing the pigeon that had been resting above his door.

By - 10/10/18 - 5:00 pm

Boston Police report arresting two people at Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard early this morning with enough heroin to charge them as heroin dealers. Read more.

By - 10/5/18 - 8:52 am

Victim identified as Raymond Holloway-Creighton, 26, of Dorchester.

Boston Police report a man, believed to be in his 20s, was shot at 911 Massachusetts Ave., near Chesterton Street, around 3:30 a.m. Read more.

By - 9/23/18 - 2:15 pm
Shawmut Avenue scene

Police officers, including SWAT members, and EMTs converged on the scene.

Shortly before 2 p.m. on West Springfield Street between Shawmut Avenue and Washington Street. Read more.

By - 9/20/18 - 11:25 pm