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By adamg - 8/24/19 - 9:53 pm
Crash at Massachusetts Avenue and Washington Street

Rosabri Mejia came across the crash between a scooter and an SUV at the large intersection around 9 p.m. Live Boston reports the scooter driver was taken away in critical condition.

By adamg - 8/13/19 - 12:06 pm
Alexandra rendering

Architect's rendering. Not shown: Large blank wall that will face Roxbury.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to refashion the historic but dilapidated Hotel Alexandra at Massachusetts Avenue and Washington Street into a 156-room, 13-floor hotel with ground-floor and roof-deck restaurants. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 11:21 pm

Around 11 p.m., somebody reached into a car at Dudley and Washington streets and stabbed a person inside. The person managed to get to a nearby emergency room, with minor injuries.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 1:14 pm
Old Barnes and Noble facade ripped off in Downtown Crossing

Our own Cybah gives us our first look at what has long been hidden by the old Barnes & Noble facade on its long vacant storefront on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing. Workers have been busy transforming the 1881 building into retail and office space since 2018, the year after a developer bought it and decided to renovate the space rather than try to jam another high rise into Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 11:11 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Alex Pizza, 1254 Washington St., formal permission to stay open until 3 a.m.

The pizza place had asked for permission to extend its licensed closing time from midnight after being cited by police in May for staying open past midnight.

By adamg - 8/8/19 - 6:03 pm

The Croft School of Providence plans to build a K-6 school in the space once occupied by the now defunct Harvest Co-op Market on Washington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 3:00 pm

The Boston Guardian alerts us to a battle between downtown resident and business groups and a Winthrop company that wants to install a 25-foot-tall electronic billboard at Washington Street and Temple Place. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 12:28 pm
Washington Street hazmat scene

Hazmat scene. Photo by BFD.

Boston Fire Department hazmat crews responded to 1740 Washington St., between Massachusetts Avenue and East Springfield Street, around 12:15 p.m. after somebody mixed cleaning supplies that shouldn't have been mixed, creating a cloud of irritating fumes that forced the five-story rooming house's resident to evacuate. Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/19 - 11:29 am
Truck parked the wrong way on Washington Street in Roslindale

At least the Clydesales would be cute: Courtney Feeley Karp‎ spotted this Bud truck this morning parked against traffic on Washington Street, and blocking traffic from leaving Kittredge Street, in Roslindale, where the road is just one lane in each direction.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 9:18 am
Wanted for South End bank robbery

Surveillance photos via FBI.

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports a man wearing a "Breaking News" sweatshirt robbed the Berkshire Bank branch at 1320 Washington St. in the South End at gunpoint yesterday morning.

According to the FBI, the man walked into the branch around 9:10 a.m. and went up to a teller: Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/19 - 2:19 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports some "bacon masters" plan to take over the recently closed Roadworthy space on Washington Street in Dedham, near the mall. Unlike Roadworthy, Small Batch Cafe will concentrate on breakfast and lunch, so presumably the bacon expertise will come in handy.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 11:31 pm
Bluebikes at Forest Hills

Photo via BTD.

The Boston Transportation Department reports a Bluebikes station has finally been installed at the Forest Hills T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/19 - 11:17 am
Turkeys at Burger King drive thru in Roslindale

Travel New England had to wait his turn in the drive-thru lane at the Burger King on Washington Street in Roslindale this morning.

By adamg - 6/20/19 - 2:51 pm

On June 10, I posted that a man had been shot at Egleston Pizza on Washington Street in Egleston Square. In fact, he had been stabbed several times on the sidewalk outside and only went into the pizza place to seek help. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 10:42 pm
Detectives at Egleston Pizza

Detectives investigate stabbing. Photo by Sean Ryan.

Editor's note: Post updated to reflect fact victim was stabbed, not shot, and that the stabbing happened on the street.

Boston Police report a man was stabbed repeatedly on Washington Street near Columbus Avenue, around 8:25 p.m.

According to police, two men came up to the victim and stabbed him. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after getting himself into Egleston Pizza to seek help.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 10:40 pm
SUV on fire in West Roxbury

Sam captured the scene on that bit of Lagrange Street that goes from Washington Street onto Enneking Parkway by the church parking lot around 7:15 p.m.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 11:11 am

WFXT reports a police officer running after a man wanted for warrants on Washington Street in Egleston Square was hit by a car. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/19 - 9:41 pm
Keegan the accelerang sniffing fire dog

Investigators, including Keegan, the accelerant-sniffing fire dog, look for clues to fire's cause. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department report a three-alarm fire at 3118 Washington St. that broke out shortly before 5 p.m. caused an estimated $1 million in damage both to that building and to a nearby building on Weld Avenue. Read more.

By Rosabri Mejia - 5/6/19 - 9:37 pm
Inside Santia's in Jamaica Plain

Inside Santia's.

On a sunny afternoon, customers come and go at Santia's bakery at 3381 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain. Noise from the kitchen travels into the front of the store; the silver door that connects the two squeaks. The store gets busy at times; the phone rings unceasingly.

"What is this?" asks a young man in a black suit, pointing to a display of hot patties. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 8:01 pm

Turtle Swamp Brewing of Jamaica Plain is looking to obtain a zoning change that would let its current seasonal beer hall at the Roslindale Square Substation stay open permanently. Read more.

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