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By adamg - 5/25/22 - 9:45 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old they say tried and failed to ditch a loaded gun after he noticed gang-unit officers giving him the once over outside 150 Washington St. in Dorchester Monday night. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 4:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old in Downtown Crossing yesterday afternoon after the kid allegedly tried to end a fight between his crew and another group first by shaking up a can of soda and opening it up on them, throwing the can at them and then whipping out a folding knife and unfolding it in their direction. Read more

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 11:10 am
Seized fireworks

Seized, unexploded device. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report four teens were arrested yesterday on charges they shot off fireworks at Summer and Arch streets and on Washington Street near Milk Street yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 6:24 pm
Violinsts in the Roslindale Substation

The Substation in Roslindale Square formally opened today, starting with a performance by Musiconnects overlooking Adams Park. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 2:17 pm
Rendering of proposed 4160 Washington St.

Rendering by MDJ.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Juan Chavez's latest plan to replace his Moreno collision shop with a four-story building with six condos and ground-floor commercial space - and four parking spaces. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/6/22 - 2:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old at 156 Washington St. after they spotted him and another guy break away from a group of guys just hanging off when they pulled up. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 11:11 pm
Smith behind the bar

Smith behind the bar with the one installed tap - for Guinness; says more will be online by next week.

Eugene O'Neill's, across from the Forest Hills T stop, plans to throw open its door on May 12, some 4 1/2 years after it closed during the morass caused by the demolition of the old Casey Overpass and construction of the new Arborway. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/22 - 5:12 pm

Live Boston reports a homeless man who apparently fell asleep with a lit cigarette on Washington Street across from Macy's downtown, set himself on fire around 9:15 p.m. on Thursday. First responders found the man running down the street engulfed in flames. They put out the fire and rushed him to a nearby hospital for burn treatment.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 9:56 pm
Alfa gas staiton after shooting

Gas-station crime scene.

Victim identified as Dreshaun Johnson, 23, of Mattapan.

Two people were shot at the Alfa gas station, 4139 Washington St., around 9:45 p.m. One was declared dead at the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/22 - 9:12 pm
Rendering of proposed Lower Mills residential building

Rendering by RODE Architects.

Developer Joey Arcari has filed plans with the BPDA to replace one of the city's more unusually named convenience stores, at Washington and River streets in Lower Mills with a 24-unit residential building with 18 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/22 - 3:21 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Ralph Brown of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Shaquille Browder in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street on Jan. 11, 2018, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/22 - 12:19 pm
Cruiser that was on fire

The cruiser that was on fire. Photo by Chris in 02134.

On the lower side of Forest Hills station around 12:05 p.m. The officer inside was able to get out OK. A passerby with a fire extinguisher helped extinguish the fire, which apparently started in the vehicle's electronics in the rear, before it could consume the entire vehicle. Boston firefighters responded and made sure the fire was completely out. Traffic towards Jamaica Plain on Hyde Park Avenue was diverted at Ukraine Way.

By adamg - 3/8/22 - 12:37 pm
Washington Street proposal

Rejected proposal by MGFA.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to expand the Arboretum Grill building on Washington Street at Mosgrove Avenue by adding three more floors and 14 apartments, saying that while Washington Street in Roslindale could certainly do with more density, the specific proposal was just too dense. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/22 - 10:46 pm
Wanted for Nubian Square attack

Boston Police have released photos of somebody they say attacked somebody with a dangerous weapon at 2493 Washington St. in Roxbury around 1:30 p.m. om Sunday.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4275 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By adamg - 2/23/22 - 9:48 am
Truck showing signs of storrowing on Washington Street in Brookline

It's a real puzzler. Hugmajesty spotted this truck with a fresh haircut this morning on Washington Street in Brookline, where there are no bridges. Where could it possibly have storrowed?

By adamg - 2/18/22 - 9:38 am

Mongo knocks out a horse!

Transit Police report arresting a man they say was kicked off one Silver Line bus for raising a ruckus yesterday afternoon, then went up to another bus and punched it in the door, shattering one of its windows. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/22 - 1:25 pm
Where a 150-year tree used to be

Wood chipper was busy this week.

Brad Squirrels was among those who attended a rally outside the former Presentation Church on Washington Street in Brighton this morning where a developer tore down a 150-year-old birch tree on the edge of the property. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/22 - 9:15 am

The Boston Sun reports that the current owners of the former Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue are seeking BPDA permission to use what's left of the historic structures exterior as cladding for 13 stories with 76 condos. The developers last year had proposed 106 "compact" condos, but the Sun reports their current plans call for 33 of the tiny units, with 43 more commodious units.

By adamg - 2/5/22 - 6:51 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say broke into the Expressions clothing store at 2235 Washington St. in Roxbury, then left fresh footprints that led officers right to him. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/22 - 1:40 pm
Alex's Web site offers pizza until 3:30 a.m. - which it shouldn't, board says

Alex's home page promises pizza later than it legally can.

Some residents of a condo building on Washington Street in the South End today asked the Boston Licensing Board to turn back time for Alex's Pizza kitty-corner across the street - back to the midnight closing hours it had until 2019, when the board actually granted it permission to stay open until 3 a.m. Read more.

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