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By adamg - 1/31/23 - 2:46 pm
Rendering of proposed new building

Rendering by MGFA.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a four-story, 19-unit condo building on Washington Street at Lesher Street in Roslindale that will include space for a daycare to replace the one that closed after the start of the pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 3:25 pm
Rialto Theater in Roslindale Square

In 1946, Warren Favor snapped this photo from South Street around to Washington Street and the Rialto Theatre. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 10:28 pm

WHDH reports Arboretum Pizza Grill, 4025 Washington St., was robbed at gunpoint around 4:30 p.m.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 10:11 pm

A Ford Fusion reported stolen on Cohasset Street around 8:50 p.m. wound up crashed into two other cars around 9:10 p.m. at Washington and Cedrus Avenue, after which the driver got out and ran back up Washington towards Cornell Street, where he managed to evade police. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 4:34 pm

A Boston man was ordered held without bail for at least 60 days at his arraignment this week for kidnapping, two counts of aggravated rape, two counts of assault and battery and threats for an incident Monday morning at the DoubleTree Hotel, 821 Washington St. in Chinatown, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 3:05 pm
Silver Line bus with ramp driver just drove over

Photo of bent ramp by TPD.

Transit Police report no injuries yesterday when a bus driver extended his bus's wheelchair ramp to let a passenger off at Tufts Medical Center yesterday and an impatient SUV driver who had been parked at the bus stop couldn't wait and drove over it just as the passenger was about to get off. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/23 - 9:48 pm
Structural beams for new Quincy Upper School auditorium

If you want to see what a modern auditorium looks like from underneath, now's the time to get over to Washington Street and Marginal Road in Chinatown to see the steel skeleton of the seating area for the new Josiah Quincy Upper School auditorium. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 7:30 pm
The Cmart

CCBA to Cmart: See ya.

The Chinatown Consolidated Benevolent Association says the owner of the Cmart supermarket has known since at least 2019 its lease on association land at Washington and Herald streets would not be renewed when it ends this July and yet is acting as if the lease will actually be extended. Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/23 - 8:59 pm
Remains of car crash in Oak Square

Dan O'Brien came across the aftermath of a car crash in Brighton's Oak Square tonight: A damaged 34 Barber Shop and streetlights that were no longer on.

By adamg - 12/29/22 - 2:56 pm

Developer Ron Druker told the BPDA yesterday that he will file plans in February for nearly 600,000 square feet of life-sciences lab space in two buildings at 1033-1055 Washington St. that reaches to Shawmut Avenue in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 9:36 pm

Boston firefighters responded shortly before 9:30 p.m. to the Emporium service station/convenience store/carwash/offices, 3875 Washington St., for a car fire that extended to the building. The fire was reported knocked down at 9:37 p.m., although firefighters remained on scene to make sure it wasn't spreading through walls or ceilings.

By adamg - 12/24/22 - 10:52 pm

The Alfa gas station, 4139 Washington St. in Roslindale, was held up at gunpoint shortly after 10:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 12:20 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Cathedral Station on Washington Street is apparently staying open and that a proposed pot shop would actually be going in next door.

By adamg - 11/15/22 - 1:09 pm

After voting in July to reject a proposed marijuana shop at the corner of Washington and Fairbanks streets in Brighton, the Zoning Board of Appeal today approved the proposal, subject to several conditions, including that the owner come back in a year for a review to see how the place is fitting into the neighborhood and to post a sign with a 24-hour number residents can call to complain about any noisy or otherwise annoying shop customers. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/22 - 9:55 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he tried to rob two people at gunpoint at 4374 Washington St. at Rosecliff Street in Roslindale around 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/22 - 8:46 pm
Remains of 3927 Washington St.

After the fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 3927 Washington St. in Roslindale around 5:45 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/22 - 9:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved the sale of the closed Bangkok Bistro, 433 Washington St. in Brighton, to Piyawut Parinyawut, who will re-open it as BalaMao Restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/22 - 9:33 am
Rendering of 3409 Washington St. proposal

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to replace a tow lot with a four-story, 29-unit apartment building at 3409 Washington St., between Green Street and Union Avenue in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 9:25 am

BTD is looking at extending the shared bus/bike lane along the inbound side of Washington Street from Albano Street to Corinth Street in Roslindale Square, a BTD planner told the Roslindale West Village Neighborhood Association on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/22 - 9:43 pm
Murder scene

Murder scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man was shot to death in the Celebrity Cuts barbershop, 145 Washington St. in Dorchester, around 7:15 p.m. Read more.

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