Boston Globe

Cyclist Struck by Garbage Truck in South End

A male cyclist was struck by a garbage truck at the intersection of Massachusetts and Columbus Avenues on Tuesday morning, according to multiple media reports.
South End

Bicyclist pulled out from under garbage truck at Mass. Ave. and Columbus

Photo by Cheezus. Around 10:30 a.m. KWAPT reports the truck had to be jacked up to get the person out. Aerial photo of the scene.
South End

Cops called to ER when rival gang members show up after shooting

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 01:24Stanley Staco reports not long after gunfire rang out at 150 Freeport St., in Dorchester around 1:25 a.m., a man showed up at the Boston Medical Center emergency room with a fresh gunshot wound. And not long after that, some of his friends arrived as well - as did some of his enemies - followed in quick succession by a large number of police officers to keep the two sides separated. Free tagging: GunsNeighborhoods: South EndTopics: Crime
South End

Workin' on their night moves

See it larger. John McLachlan watched some night construction at the old Herald/new Ink Block project. Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Boston Globe

Man Dies in South End Shooting

Police believe the victim was in his early 20s.
Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association

Parks Department Open Spaces Meeting

Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood AssociationFriends of Blackstone and Franklin SquaresWednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:30pmBlackstone Community Center, 50 West Brookline Street, Boston, MA 02118The City of Boston is preparing a new citywide Open Space Plan for the years 2015 to 2021. As part of this effort, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department developed and launched a survey questionnaire to enable the public to provide input about their park use and preferences. For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 961-3006.
Boston Globe

SWAT Team Secures Barricaded Man in South End

A department spokesperson said the man, in his 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation.
Boston Globe

SWAT Team Responding to Barricaded Suspect in South End Apartment

A department spokesperson said it was unclear whether the suspect was armed in the Wellington Street building, but said there were no hostages.
Eight Streets Neighborhood Association

Trash changes begin this week

A reminder that the new trash collection procedures begin this week.  This includesEarlier trash pickupRecycling on Tuesday and FridayDiscouraging small blue bins in favor of clear plastic bagsNew trash collection begins this Tuesday, July 1st.  We've been promised earlier trash pickup, with collection beginning at 7am.   They may not be at your door at 7am, but expect much earlier pickup than we have been getting used to.  It will be a few weeks for their schedule and routine to flush out, so don't count on tomorrow's pickup being "the" time for all future pickups.Get your trash out on time in the morning, or as late as possible the night before.  The less time your trash is on the street, ...
Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association

Coffee with a Cop

Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood AssociationFriends of Blackstone and Franklin SquaresWednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:00am to 10:00amWholy Grain, 275 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MANo agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.
Eight Streets Neighborhood Association

Changes to trash collection

The South End is getting a new city trash contractor/service, and there will be some changes coming to the neighborhood on July 1st.Briefly:Recycling will be picked up on both trash days, Tuesday & FridayTrash pickup begins at 7amSmall blue bins are being phased out.These changes will begin on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.   The city will be delivering fliers to all homes and sending out postcards to all residents to inform them of the change.The Details:The city has several different trash contracts covering different areas of the city.   The existing trash contract has been extended several times, so the city took this opportunity to ask for bids for new contracts.  Sunrise Scavenger of Hyde Park has won the contract ...
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