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By adamg - 11/15/19 - 10:02 am
Architect's rendering of proposed Pine Street Inn building

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The BPDA yesterday approved a proposal by the Pine Street Inn and the Community Builders for a 202-unit apartment building on Washington Street, near Green Street, in Jamaica Plain, in which 140 units will be reserved for people in Pine Street Inn programs and the rest rented to people making no more than 80% of the Boston area median income. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/19 - 10:57 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Spyce, where robots make the food, is closing for a couple of months of renovations and menu changes. Maybe they could keep the robots working by having them repaint the digits of pi that the MIT graduates who opened the place felt needed to be torn off their Pi Alley wall so they could put in a window (honestly, you'd think MIT grads, of all people, would have some reverence for pi).

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 9:22 pm

Hannah Spicher reports that among the people at the auction of interior stuff at Doyle's today were representatives of the Boston Public Library and the Jamaica Plain Historical Society, who were photographing and cataloging items up for sale to create an online gallery of what would seen be going out the doors. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 12:10 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a nearly $1.6 million verdict in favor of Ming's Supermarket on Washington Street in the South End over the landlord of an adjacent warehouse on East Berkeley Street in a rent dispute over an adjoining warehouse on East Berkeley Street that it used until February, 2015, when a pipe froze and then burst, flooding the warehouse and bringing in ISD, which declared the building unfit for occupancy. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 8:48 am

WBZ reports a driver who hit a pedestrian on Washington Street around 2 a.m. just kept on driving.

By adamg - 10/20/19 - 12:42 pm
The Ice Box

Imagine 80 micro-apartments in place of the old ice joint.

A place where Roslindale and Jamaica Plain residents used to go for bags of ice and gallons of spring water is being marketed for sale to intrepid developers who want to start extending the Forest Hills residential building boom further down Washington Street. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 8:40 am
Smush at Commonwealth Avenue and Washington Street in Brighton

People coming into town on the Green Line from Boston College could be 15 minutes late due to a collision between a trolley and a pickup at Comm. Ave. and Washington Street. NBC Boston reports one injury.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 11:55 am

Boston firefighters are at Washington Street and Bexley Road, near Healy Field, where a manhole burst into flames around 11:50 a.m., shorting out power in surrounding blocks. Eversource's attendance has been requested.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 10:44 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 135 Dudley St. buildings

Architect's rendering of proposed 135 Dudley Street buildings.

Developers last week filed plans for three mixed-use buildings on Dudley Square land awarded them earlier this year by the city as part of a program to turn city-owned parking and vacant lots into affordable housing, stores and offices. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 10:35 pm
Car into building on Washington Street in the South End

Around 8:20 p.m., Shamus Moynihan ran across this car into a building at Washington and East Concord streets, about four blocks from where a two-car crash sent another car into a a building at Washington and Northampton streets on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 11:11 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow will likely decide whether to approve a Seaport restaurant's $450,000 purchase of the liquor license now held by the venerable Doyle's on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain.

Also tomorrow, the board is scheduled to consider a request by one of the owners of the neighboring Midway Cafe to buy out the other. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 9:35 am
Car crash at Northampton and Washington streets

A two-car crash this morning at Washington and Northampton streets in Roxbury sent one of the cars into the front of Shamso, a new hair salon that is the first in New England for women who wear a hijab.

The other car in the crash ... Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 12:33 pm

A nurse was relaxing inside B.K.'s Pub, 4272 Washington St. in Roslindale, when she went out to the pub's small courtyard and found a man just lying on the ground, not breathing, turning purple. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/19 - 7:15 pm
By adamg - 9/8/19 - 2:59 pm

The city holds a meeting tomorrow on a proposed marijuana establishment at 3995-3997 Washington St. - better known now as the bodega with the giant cat mural on the Archdale Road side. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 5:38 pm
Washington Street shut in front of Daniels Baker in Brighton

Rebecca Arellano reports Washington Street is shut in front of Daniels Bakery due to a sinkhole.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 10:39 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Salvatore's on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing has shut, to be replaced by a new place called French Quarter.

By adamg - 8/28/19 - 2:08 pm
Windows going in at Rosslindale substation

Workers have been busy this week installing a $30,000 set of glass panes to replace the plywood boards that long blocked light from getting into the front of the old trolley substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square. Read more.

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.

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