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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.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 9:56 am

Both Roslindale Ace Hardware on Washington Street at Metropolitan Avenue and the Dunkin' Donuts in Roslindale Square are open this morning, so go to the hardware store, get a saucer (a trash can lid would do in pinch), then slide down to the Dunk's for your ice coffee. In your Patriots hoodie and shorts, of course.

Via Keep Roslindale Quirky.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 12:51 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request from the owners of the Roslindale Variety Store, 4254 Washington St., next to PS Gourmet, to add beer and wine to their convenience-store offerings. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/22 - 1:46 pm
Wanted car for Dorchester hit and run

Boston Police are seeking the public's help to find the driver of this car, for slamming into a pedestrian then taking off on New Year's Eve in Grove Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/21 - 5:21 pm
Wanted suspect

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say went berserk inside N & M Market, 2359 Washington St. in Roxbury when told he had to put on a mask and then, when confronted by the owner, pepper sprayed him. Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/21 - 9:20 pm

Boston Police are looking for a black Mercedes ML350 - and its driver, who plowed into Happy Nails, 149 Washington St. in Dorchester around 9 p.m., somehow managed to get the SUV out of there, then headed towards Columbia Road, with major damage and possibly on fire. ISD was requested to take a look at the building's structural integrity.

By adamg - 12/25/21 - 12:59 pm
3313 Washington St. fire in Jamaica Plain

Boston firefighters responded to a new four-story apartment building at 3313 Washington St., near Ruggiero's Market, for what turned into a two-alarm fire shortly after 7 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/21 - 10:26 am

Egleston Square residents had long made lemonade out of the ugly lemon of a billboard and its supports in the middle of Egleston Square by turning it into a mini-park with benches and a small free library. But Clear Channel, which blocked off the site with a fence a couple months ago has now put the small site up for sale, for $1.1 million, Jamaica Plain News reports.

By adamg - 12/3/21 - 11:09 pm
1063 Washington St. fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 1063 Washington St. in Dorchester shortly before 6 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.

The building was under construction and there were no injuries, the department reports. The cause is under investigation.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 8:57 am
Firefighters inside 95 Washington St.

Inside the building. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 95 Washington St., just off Commonwealth Avenue, for what turned into a three-alarm fire around 4 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/21 - 10:53 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men they tagged up a car whose driver was waiting for the light at Washington and Walworth streets around 7 a.m. today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/21 - 1:19 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposed 31-unit apartment building at Washington and Basile streets that would have offered far more affordable apartments than required and below-market rates to two locally owned businesses now on the site because the building would have no parking for residents.

The action came even as the city looks to eliminate parking requirements for new buildings that offer large numbers of subsidized units as a way of encouraging such apartments. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 12:03 pm
Bulb-out at Downing Road

Note the "bulb out" around which the motorist had to drive to hit the pedestrian. Photo by Brookline PD.

Brookline Police report that Patricia Arellano, 63, of Keswick Street in Audubon Circle, was walking across Downing Road at Washington Street when a driver making a right turn from Washington onto Downing hit her around 11:20 a.m. last Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/21 - 1:54 pm

Boston Police report a man was shot outside 2360 Washington St., next to the Nubian Square bus stop around 1:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 10:13 pm
Old  New England Telephone and Telegraph manhole cover

If you walk up Washington Street along Stony Brook Reservation in West Roxbury, you might come across this ancient New England Telephone & Telegraph manhole cover in the sidewalk - along with several old Edison Electric Illuminating Co. covers: Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:51 pm

Walsh Wine and Spirits, 388 Washington St., was held up at knifepoint around 9:45 p.m. Robber got away with several hundred dollars in cash and a bottle of Hennessy.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:32 pm

Around 9:10 p.m., police found two attack victims in Egleston Square - a man who was stabbed on Westminster Avenue, near Waldren Road on the Roxbury side, and a man who was hit with a baseball bat and sliced with a knife on Washington Street on the Jamaica Plain side.

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