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By adamg - 10/15/21 - 2:12 pm
Anti-vaxxers return to Boston Medical Center

Jacob Oppenheim reports the small knot of anti-vaxxers who blared their message outside Boston Medical Center on Columbus Day returned this afternoon to fail to convince any hospital workers to quit their jobs.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 2:32 pm
Protester outside Boston Medical Center

The scene, such as it was, on Harrison Avenue. Photo by Justin de Benedictis-Kessner.

A tiny group of protesters mad about vaccine mandates paraded on Harrison Avenue outside Boston Medical Center this afternoon, yelling repurposed slogans such as "My body, my choice!" and vainly trying to convince BMC workers to refuse to get a shot. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/21 - 9:31 pm

Around 9:15 p.m. in the area of 774 Albany St. A bullet went through a window at 780 Albany St. A suspect was detained on Harrison Avenue near East Concord Street, on the other side of the BMC campus. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 12:54 pm
16 Taber St. rendering

Rendering by Hresko Associates.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a coin-op laundry on Taber St. at Harrison Avenue in Nubian Square with a six-story, 30-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 9:30 pm

Arthur Leon, who has been battling construction of an 18-unit condo building on Harrison Avenue since it was first proposed in 2011, is now suing several insurance companies for not helping to pay for his legal struggles over the building, which is on land entirely surrounded by a large industrial building he owns. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/28/21 - 5:25 pm

Live Boston reports somebody was shot around 1:40 a.m. in the parking lot behind stores at Harrison Avenue and Palmer Street, where arriving officers found an apparently crashed mini van with the driver's seat covered in blood. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was called in.

By adamg - 6/24/21 - 9:57 am
Rendering of proposed new Benjamin Franklin Instituted of Technology

Rendering by Studio G Architects.

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology yesterday filed detailed plans for its proposed campus on Harrison Avenue, near Melnea Cass Boulevard, in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 10:01 am
Proposed rendering of Nubian Ascend building.

Initial rendering of project.

A Nubian Square business and developer told the BPDA this week they will soon file detailed plans for a seven-story building between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue that will include a food hall for local chefs, a market place for local artists and artisans, residential units for artists and space for life-sciences R&D. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/21 - 12:10 pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception in the 19th century

The church sometime before 1900. From the BPL.

For the second time in a week, a developer is signalling the reluctance of lenders to put money into condo projects has ended: This time with a proposal to sell 63 units at the former Immaculate Conception Church at 771 Harrison Ave. in the South End as condos, rather than renting most of them as apartments. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/21 - 8:49 pm
321 Harrison Ave. rendering

Rendering of 321 Harrison Ave.

A Kendall Square company that builds life-sciences labs has an agreement to buy an existing office building at 1000 Washington St. and a second office building under construction next door at 321 Harrison Ave., across from the Ink Block in the South End, and is seeking BPDA approval to convert the eight new floors of space for use as life-sciences labs. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/21 - 10:10 pm
Smashed window at D-4 police station

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that around 7 p.m. on Saturday, a man walked into the D-4 police station on Harrison Avenue in the South End with a pole, which he used to smash the window separating him from the officer working the desk and then dove through the window and attacked her. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/20 - 10:15 am

Boston Police report residents of 345 Harrison Ave. made short work of two men suspected of trying to steal bicycles from the building bike room Monday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 3:01 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Gaslight Brasserie du Coin on Harrison Avenue will be closing permanently after brunch on Sunday.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 10:28 am
Black squirrel

Way down here in remotest Roslindale, our squirrels seem to come in one variety: Gray. So on a trip up to the South End this morning, this black squirrel, foraging along Harrison Avenue, came as a bit of a surprise.

Well, at least to us. He has quite the fan base already: Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/20 - 11:48 am
Terraced tower in New Urban Collaborative proposal

Gateway Nubian rendering. See larger.

Parking lots that now stretch along Melnea Cass Boulevard between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue would become new mixed-use buildings with a park, under proposals submitted to the BPDA by three development teams to create a new gateway complex for Nubian Square. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/20 - 10:49 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say walked into Boston Medical Center with a loaded gun Friday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 10:34 am

Cinquecento on Harrison Avenue announced it won't be reopening: Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/20 - 12:29 pm
Dangling platform

The Boston Fire Department reports one side of a platform being used by window washers at 230 Harrison Ave. in Chinatown gave way shortly before 11 a.m. gave way, leaving two workers hanging for dear life 12 stories up until firefighters arrived to get them down safely.

By adamg - 5/12/20 - 1:21 pm
Corner of Harrison and Beach - the one-story building

Boston is chock full of historic buildings. But not all of them are immortalized in poems or have plaques that explain why they're historic. Some require digging up research on your own - such as the building at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Beach Street in Chinatown, today home to the Corner Cafe Bakery and a Vietnamese sandwich shop. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 11:07 pm
Ghost bike at Harrison and Massachusetts avenue

Rev. Laura Everett says some words at a ghost-bike ceremony at Massachusetts and Harrison avenues today for Thomas Anderson, the bicyclist who died in a crash with a truck there on April 22. The photo is by Peter Cheung, a member of the local bicycling community who often is the person who paints bikes white for the memorials.

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