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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.

By adamg - 11/22/19 - 11:42 am
SUV newly enmeshed in front of real-estate office at Washington St. and Blue Hill Ave.

Fresh drive-thru. Photos by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports that around 11 a.m. the driver of a Toyota SUV took down a traffic-light pole on the way to a collision with the front of the small business plaza with the red awnings at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Geneva Avenue in Grove Hall around 11 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 9:31 am

Boston Police report two masked men the T-Mobile store, 1180 Washington St. at gunpoint Wednesday evening. Read more.

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.

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