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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.

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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.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 11:15 am
Scene of bicycle crash at Massachusetts and Harrison avenues

Crash scene from a nearby apartment.

Boston Police are investigating a crash at Massachusetts and Harrison avenues around 9 a.m. that left a bicyclist dead.

Live Boston reports the victim was declared dead at the scene.

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 9:52 am

Greg Cook reports on the aftermath of the flooding on Harrison Avenue after a 30-inch water main burst - filling basements used by local artists with water and forcing the evacuation of many residents.

By adamg - 4/14/20 - 9:39 pm
Flooging on Harrison Avenue

A major water-main break under Harrison Avenue at Perry Street shortly after 9:15 p.m. has buckled the street, swallowed cars, created water problems as far away as G Street in South Boston and forced Eversource to turn off the power in nearby buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 11:48 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today told the owner of a garage that wraps around a condo building at 477 Harrison Ave. to knock it off with retaliatory legal filings over the building's construction. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 10:55 pm

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology announced today it has purchased the former Harrison Supply Co. site at 1011 Harrison Ave., off Melnea Cass Boulevard, to create its new home, one that will include "an advanced manufacturing center and walk-in optical shop" among its other features. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/19 - 1:34 pm

Steven Huntley got greedy around 11:30 yesterday morning, police say: An employee at Pizza Stop, 851 Harrison Ave., near Massachusetts Avenue, gave him a slice of pizza even though he didn't have enough money, but then Huntley started asking other customers for spare change and demanding more food. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 11:12 am
Doc's Place, sometime after 1970

Doc's Place back in the day.

The Library of Congress's John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive includes a couple of photos of Doc's Place at the corner of Northampton Street and Harrison Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:49 am
Tactical plaza nearing completion on Harrison Avenue at Essex Street in Chinatown

Brad Squirrels photographed a new "tactical plaza" about to open on Essex Street at Harrison Avenue in Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 10:47 am
Wanted for South End attack

UPDATE: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who attacked a woman on Harrison Avenue near the SoWA Open Market around 4:55 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 11:49 pm

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England, which owns the Tai Tung Village apartment complex on Harrison Avenue, told the BPDA this week it will soon file plans for a six-story, 85-unit apartment building on what is now a parking lot at the complex. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/19 - 12:22 pm

Boston Police report officers who stopped a Dorchester man who'd been parked in front of a hydrant in Chinatown last night ended up charging him for the loaded, stolen gun and the "six individual clear plastic bags containing marijuana" they found in his car. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 10:21 pm

The man was sliced near the ear, the woman was knocked to the ground, around 10:15 p.m. at 185 Harrison Ave., near Nassau Street. Injuries not considered life threatening. Police have blocked off Harrison for an investigation.

By adamg - 3/19/19 - 9:41 am
Anthony Smith-Pacheco

UPDATE: Sent to Bridgewater for 20 days of observation.

Boston Police report arresting Anthony Smith-Pacheco, 24, of Malden, on charges of assault and battery, assault with intent to rape and indecent assault and battery for an incident around 2 p.m. on Sunday in an art gallery on Harrison Avenue in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/19 - 9:00 am

Boston Police have released a photo of a man wanted for a sexual assault that happened around 2 p.m. on Sunday in a business on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

If he looks familiar, contact sexual-assault detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

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