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By adamg - 9/27/22 - 9:55 am

Boston's archaeology team plans to begin digging in the rear yard of the League of Women for Community Service in Boston headquarters at 558 Massachusetts Ave in October, in advance of the league's plans to do extensive landscaping there. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 3:37 pm

Boston Police responded around 2:30 p.m. to the Santander Bank branch at 279 Massachusetts Avenue, after a man tried holding the place up.

He was described as white, about 6'2" and skinny and wearing a blue surgical mask, a camo Sox cap and a black Celtics T-shirt and carrying a white plastic bag.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 10:00 am

A woman who was trying to have a phone conversation on a T bus rolling down Mass. Ave. in the Back Bay near Boylston Street Tuesday afternoon couldn't because of another woman "being loud" in between chugs of an unidentified alcoholic beverage, so she told her to "shut up." Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 3:05 pm

Live Boston went for a drive down Mass. Ave. last night. WBUR goes for a walk through Mass and Cass. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/22 - 2:08 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved developers' plans to retain the shell of the former Alexandra Hotel on the Roxbury/South End line as cladding for a new 13-story condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/22 - 4:04 pm
Proposed Huntington Avenue apartment building

Rendering imagines the view as seen by a bird, or maybe a drone, hovering over Symphony Hall.

A developer that specializes in luxury subdivisions says it has secured a $226-million loan to build its first luxury apartment building in Boston - at 252-264 Huntington Ave., at Mass. Ave. Read more.

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.

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.

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