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By adamg - 8/27/18 - 1:39 pm
Cuesta

Transit Police report arresting an Everett man who got too angry to control himself when a T employee insisted he pay his fare at the Massachusetts Avenue stop on the Orange Line Thursday night.

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By adamg - 8/17/18 - 9:36 am
Trash on Tremont

Tremont Street this morning. Source.

Reports poured into 311 this morning about trash bags ripped open, their contents scattered about, along Tremont Street, Massachusetts Avenue and Shawmut Avenue. As one concerned citizen put it in a 311 complaint: Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/18 - 10:24 pm

UPDATED, 8:45 a.m., Thursday.

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 9:50 p.m. behind the Massachusetts Avenue T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/18 - 2:18 pm
Alan Lewis

Boston Police report they are looking for Alan Lewis, 32, of Brockton, in connection with a car chase and shooting that killed Brent Stevenson on Massachusetts Avenue last Nov. 6.

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By adamg - 7/23/18 - 9:51 pm

In the leg in the parking lot behind Symphony Hall on St. Stephen Street shortly before 9:45 p.m. Police found him in front of Symphony Hall a few minutes later. His injuries do not appear life threatening.

By adamg - 7/20/18 - 7:52 pm

Cambridge Police report an armored-car driver from New Bedford not only refused to move his wide vehicle out of a Mass. Ave. bike lane yesterday, he gave an officer some lip about it: He was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, blocking a bicycle lane and refusing to produce his license and registration.

By adamg - 6/29/18 - 9:58 pm

And that was only part of the horror at Massachusetts Avenue station during rush hour:

By adamg - 5/26/18 - 11:12 am
Old Roxbury gasholder

Abandoned gasholder in 1968.

At the intersection of Southampton Street and Massachusetts Avenue are two unusual round buildings. The smaller is the New Market Pizza and Grill, which is perhaps the most ornate pizza place in the city. And the other is a solid six-story brick hotel, formerly the Roundhouse Suites, now the Best Western Plus Boston Hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/18 - 3:39 pm
Ireland

Cambridge officials announced today the city has hired Roderick Ireland, retired chief justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court, to conduct an independent review of how Cambridge police officers arrested a 21-year-old Harvard student standing naked on a Massachusetts Avenue traffic island on April 13. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/18 - 12:09 pm

A Swampscott man was ordered held in lieu of bail today on charges he picked up two prostitutes in separate incidents along Massachusetts Avenue in the Newmarket Square area and raped them, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/18 - 9:49 pm

Paula Tennyson watched workers racing to finish the new Mass. Ave. bridge over Comm. Ave. this morning. MassDOT announced tonight it's hoping to have the two roads open to traffic in time for the Monday morning rush - a day ahead of schedule.

By adamg - 5/11/18 - 8:10 am
Beams in the Back Bay

Workers are continuing their work to replace the Mass. Ave. bridge over Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay this morning, as MassDOT shows us. Expect knotty traffic in the area.

Paula Tennyson watched the work last night: Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/18 - 9:24 am
Two of the dirt bikes

Seized inside a U-Haul storage facility.

Boston Police report arresting three Roxbury men after the trio had spent the evening allegedly stunting their way through traffic in the Newmarket Square area. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/18 - 2:04 pm
A lot of guns and ammo

Boston Police report arresting a 29-year-old Winthrop woman after they say officers watched her buy some heroin at a Dorchester Kentucky Fried Chicken - and her 70-year-old companion, whom they say was packing a loaded gun and driving an SUV equipped with an "AR-15 style" rifle, ten clips for it and body armor. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/18 - 11:56 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a woman's conviction for beating the co-owner of a Cambridge chicken place after she was refused permission to use its restroom after closing time. Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/18 - 12:15 pm
Commonwealth Avenue bridge work

Dig they must. Photo by MassDOT.

Massachusetts Avenue is shut at Commonwealth Avenue for some bridge work today and tomorrow, so find another way to get around the area, MassDOT advises.

By adamg - 3/4/18 - 8:10 pm
Tough turkeys in Harvard Square

JP Shipley was boxed in this morning on Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square by a trio of turkey toughs, one of which turned to give a look that said "you wanna piece of me?"

By adamg - 2/9/18 - 12:25 am
At Mass. Ave. crash scene

UPDATE: NBC Boston reports the man, in his 80s, died.

Rick Macomber reports a man was hit around 10:30 p.m. by a dump truck on Mass. Ave. whose driver then continued onto the turnpike. State Police stopped the truck on the turnpike in Weston.

By adamg - 2/5/18 - 12:24 pm

Oh, Reddit: There's an entire Reddit "subreddit" dedicated to drawing subway maps of cities, only instead of connecting subway stations, they connect Subway sandwich shops. Because, of course.

Here's Boston, but it has a major problem: It doesn't show the Mass. Ave. Subway, the one that's built into the Mass. Ave. subway stop (also missing: the one in Cambridge's Central Square).

H/t Welcome to Dot.

By adamg - 1/24/18 - 10:52 am

16 seconds: The Killing of Anita Kurmann

MassBike takes another look at the the 2015 crash at Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street that killed Dr. Anita Kurmann. The driver of the truck was not charged; the Globe reports authorities stand by their conclusion he did nothing wrong.

Ed. note: The video includes footage of Kurmann's death.

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