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By adamg - 4/8/20 - 9:57 am
Nobody in Downtown Crossing

Datatech Roze reports it's pretty easy to socially distance yourself in Downtown Crossing when you're the only person around.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 9:58 am
Waving tube guy in Roslindale wishes essential workers well

Last year, Chris Dagdigian bought one of those inflatable tube guys, but until now, he'd kept it up in the attic, just collecting dust. Today, though, he unleashed its full potential, outside his house on Washington Street in Roslindale (the "quirky' bit is in reference to the neighborhood Facebook group).

By adamg - 3/22/20 - 10:31 pm
Recovered gun at shooting scene.

Gun found at scene. Photo by Live Boston

Twice in the leg, outside the KFC on Washington Street, across from Regina Road, around 6:10 p.m., Live Boston reports.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 12:24 pm
Architect's rendering of Washington Street proposal

Rendering of new building by Rode Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Pine Street Inn and the Community Builders to build apartments for Pine Street Inn clients and for low and moderate-income residents at 3368 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, where Pine Street Inn now has a warehouse with some office space.

The only opposition came from the owner of a building across the street now leased to a brewery. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 11:28 am
Architect's rendering of Washington Street proposal

Rendering by DREAM Collaborative.

The Zoning Board of Appeal this morning approved a new building at 2147 Washington St. in Roxbury that will include 62 affordable apartments, 12 affordable condos, enough room to double the capacity of the newly reopened Haley House Cafe and 4,000 square feet of shared studio space for the artists who will be the main group the building's units will be marketed to. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 10:07 pm

A crash on Washington Street near Archdale Road shortly after 9 p.m. sent four people to local hospitals, two in bad enough shape to have the homicide units called in just in case.

The road is shut for the investigation.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 11:11 pm

Update: The market passed a re-inspection on Feb. 21 and was allowed to re-open.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Ming's Supermarket, 1102 Washington St. in the South End, shut for a variety of health issues, including all the frogs on a rear loading dock without a permit, 600 dozen eggs sitting in a too warm warehouse and rodent droppings found at several spots, including the produce area. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 10:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan teen and scattering several others after three incidents in the Downtown Crossing Macy's yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 2:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old on charges they used flare guns in an argument across the street from the Forest Hills T stop last night. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/20 - 8:50 am

Boston Police report arresting two teens on gun charges and a third on a charge of receiving stolen property behind the post office at 554 Washington St. Wednesday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/20 - 10:35 am

Live Boston reports shots started being fired around 3:30 a.m. on the 200 block of Washington Street; residents awoken by the gunfire reported as many as 10 shots.

By adamg - 1/16/20 - 1:15 pm

A Mattapan teen was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment on charges he murdered Treshawn Boyd at Washington and Normandy streets in Grove Hall Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/20 - 8:43 pm

Boston Police report two men were shot shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Washington Street at Normandy Street. One victim was transported to a local trauma unit with injuries serious enough to have the homicide unit called in. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 12:00 pm
Workhub sign going up

Co-working sign going up. Photo by Adam Rogoff.

Roslindale Village Main Street reports the Roslindale substation just got a new tenant: A co-working space called Workhub at the Substation.

It's in the basement, where the Craft Beer Cellar used to be, below the Turtle Swamp beer hall.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 8:21 pm

Live Boston reports two people were found shot on Washington Street between Lyndhurst Street and Melville Avenue in Dorchester around 6:45 p.m.

By adamg - 12/13/19 - 7:05 pm
Food robot in Downtown Crossing

Roving UHub photographer Ted S. spotted one of the meal-making robots outside Spyce, the robo-take-out place on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing, which is undergoing renovations. Tough to tell whether it's coming or going or has gone on strike for more oil or something.

By adamg - 12/7/19 - 12:41 pm
Treasures on Washington Street

The new Treasures on Washington Street.

Treasures, a thrift and antique shop, opened today at 4266 Washington St. in Roslindale Square, in the space where the Boston Smoke Shop used to be.

Meanwhile, workers today were converting the space where the Grossman's bargain outlet used to be at 630 American Legion Highway into space for Urban Renewals, which will be moving there from its current location on Brighton Avenue in Allston ... Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 1:33 pm

Correction: Denial without prejudice means the landlord doesn't have to wait a year to re-apply.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday rejected a Dollar Tree store proposed for 493 Washington St. in Codman Square after aides to Mayor Walsh and City Councilor Andrea Campbell said that it could cause traffic problems and, besides, there's already a Dollar Tree a mile away on Talbot Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/19 - 5:16 pm
Turkeys on a lawn in West Roxbury

We spotted this rafter on somebody's lawn on Washington Street in West Roxbury this afternoon.

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 8:57 pm

A man was robbed of his wallet and some marijuana on Washington Street in the area of Elven Road and Claxton Street at knifepoint by two men around 8:45 p.m.

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