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By adamg - 5/26/22 - 4:10 pm

A man in his car on Northampton Street outside Boston Medical Center was robbed Tuesday afternoon by two men who jumped into his car - with one of them removing his key while the other put him in a chokehold, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/22 - 1:09 pm

Mayor Wu today announced the city's "warm weather" plan to deal with Mass and Cass: Basically, more services decentralized across the city, with transportation to get people from the troubled intersection to new "day centers" in other neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/22 - 9:52 am
Wanted for kicking an MBTA bus door

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police have released photos of a guy they say responded to being barred from a bus at the Massachusetts Avenue stop for refusing to put on a mask by kicking the bus door, causing a a spider-web crack that forced the bus out of service. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/22 - 10:49 am

Cambridge Police report a Somerville resident with a suspended license was nabbed for driving while texting shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/22 - 9:13 am

State Police report arresting a man who gave the Southampton Street shelter as his home address on charges of human trafficking and trafficking a person for sexual servitude on Wednesday night. Read more.

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By adamg - 2/11/22 - 2:19 pm

At 2:13 p.m., BEECEE reported he'd been stuck inside an Orange Line train dead at Mass. Ave. with T workers just walking back and forth outside doing nothing to help riders get out of their train. One man in his car started screaming, to no avail, he reported. Some riders managed to climb out of the train, but that wasn't a route available to a man in a motorized wheelchair.

By adamg - 2/11/22 - 12:57 pm
Surveillance photo of man

Photo via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who used a knife as part of his refusal to pull a mask up over his nose on a 1 bus outside Boston Medical Center at Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street last week.

Police say the guy got on a bus around 8:50 p.m. on Feb. 4: 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 - 2/8/22 - 11:51 am
Planet Fitness manager testifies

Planet Fitness manager testifies, but let's not judge their spelling of 'judgement.'

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved Planet Fitness's latest proposed 24-hour gym, in the former Boston Sports Club at 92-100 Massachusetts Ave., between Newbury Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 2:17 pm

MassDOT announced today it will add protected bike lanes to the Mass. Ave. Bridge as part of a wintertime pilot involving signs and traffic barrels. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 10:19 am

Ginnette reports that when she got on the Red Line yesterday afternoon, there was a rider "wearing rubber gloves and spraying Lysol."

Perhaps she'd heard of the guy who urinated on a bus rolling down Mass. Ave. in Cambridge.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 10:38 am
Rendering of new Parcel 12 buildings

The view from Boylston Street, as rendered by Elkus Manfredi.

The developer constructing a two-building complex along and atop the turnpike at Mass. Ave. says it wants to outfit roughly 118,000 square feet of space as life-sciences labs and offices - about a quarter of the office space originally planned for the project. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/21 - 11:56 am

Update: Request approved, pending availability of a license.

Felipe Duran, who has been serving Dominican food at La Guira & Tambora on Washington Street in Roslindale for 13 years, is working to turn the closed Hen House at 1033 Mass. Ave. in Newmarket Square into a Mexican restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/21 - 4:51 pm

The MBTA reports the Orange Line is all bollixed up due to a train with "mechanical problems" at Mass. Ave. Maggie reports:

Love being ON that train but having to find out this news from Twitter. Cool.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 9:37 pm

Shortly before 7 p.m.

Service was halted as riders headed upstairs for shuttle buses that some say never came.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 3:57 pm
Fruit on Mass. Ave.

This afternoon, roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko watched what happens when you're driving a truck full of fruit down Mass. Ave. in Cambridge and you can't be bothered to secure the back of the truck: Fruit goes flying everywhere.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 2:01 pm
Alexandra rendering

Something like this, only with condos instead of hotel rooms. Rendering by CBT Architects.

The developers who won city approval in 2019 to keep three sides of the former Alexandra Hotel at Washington Street and Massachusetts Avenue, gut the interior and add several floors to create a 13-story, 150-room boutique hotel have filed a request with the BPDA to instead turn what's left of the structure into a 13-story, 106-unit condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 10:06 pm

Tyler Brown pleaded guilty yesterday to a series of charges, including armed assault with intent to murder for an incident in May, 2020 in which he shot repeatedly at Boston police officers in the area of Chester Park on Massachusetts Avenue, one at close range - while on probation for a double stabbing in Chinatown in 2014. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/21 - 11:03 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan by CubeSmart to add a one-bedroom apartment to its self-storage facility at 968 Massachusetts Ave. - for a manager to live in to help assure 24-hour security for the storage units. Read more.

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