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By adamg - 3/22/22 - 2:02 pm

Update: Licensing Board found Anchovies did nothing wrong.

A woman who'd spent the day drinking with some man she'd met after losing her job realized shortly before 1 a.m. she'd had enough and left Anchovies on Columbus Avenue in the South End to walk home - alone. But he followed her. And two women to whom she'd confided some of her life story at the bar, followed, along with a male friend of theirs, to try to keep the guy from bothering her. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/22 - 10:50 pm

Boston firefighters responded to Northeastern University's Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, at 805 Columbus Ave. after some sort of machine on an upper floor caught fire around 10:30 p.m.

Firefighters, ordered to wear breathing masks, quickly put out the flames and unplugged the device, then stayed on scene for awhile to make sure there were no hazardous chemicals in the air.

By adamg - 12/28/21 - 2:06 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Bar Lyon on Washington Street est fini on Jan. 31.

By adamg - 10/30/21 - 10:51 pm

Opening Day of the MBTA Columbus Avenue Bus Lanes

The T officially began service today on dedicated bus lanes that run down the center of Columbus Avenue between Egleston and Jackson Squares. The goal is to speed service on the routes that use Columbus - the 22, 29 and 44. The T is now looking at extending the dedicated lanes to Ruggles.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:06 pm
Apartments in round building

Floor plans of a couple of rounded apartments in the building.

Round apartment building,

The Boston Housing Authority has filed plans for extensive renovations to Egleston Square's Doris Bunte Apartments, which used to be called Walnut Park Apartments, using a combination of new federal funding and tax credits for historic properties, which the city's tallest round apartment building now is.

Read more.

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By adamg - 10/14/21 - 2:21 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey, Fire Commissioner John Dempsey and Boston firefighters today cut a ceremonial ribbon to open the new home of Engine 42 and Rescue 2 at Columbus Avenue and Bragdon Street in Roxbury - a $23.5-million replacement for the old station there that includes a ventilation system aimed at keeping carcinogens brought in from fires from reaching firefighter quarters on the second floor. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/21 - 11:55 am
Wrecked cruiser

Aftermath: Cruiser. Photo by Live Boston.

A Cambridge man was charged with his second OUI early this morning after, police say, he veered onto the other side of Columbus Avenue in Roxbury and slammed into a Boston Police cruiser, sending the officer to the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 10:59 am

Boston Police report arresting three teenagers - two local and one from Norfolk - on charges they beat and robbed a man on a bicycle on Columbus Avenue near Camden Street shortly before 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 12:24 pm

Boston Police report somebody on an upper balcony at the Walnut Park Apartments - the round 20-story tower on Columbus Avenue near Washington Street - keeps shooting a BB gun at officers and has managed to hit one of them. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 3:54 pm
New bus stop going in on Columbus Avenue

One day, that bus will zoom right down the middle of the avenue.

Construction crews have been busy in recent months building new bus stops between Egleston and Jackson squares for dedicated bus lanes and stops that planners say will mean a faster ride to and from Jackson Square and Ruggles on the 22, 29 and 44 bus routes. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 3:24 pm

Five Horses Tavern on Columbus Avenue announced today it's done for the season after this week. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/20 - 10:03 am

Update: Victim identified as Tanya Malone, 58.

Boston Police report officers found a woman with "apparent traumatic injuries" around 7:30 p.m. yesterday inside Walnut Park Apartments - the distinctive round BHA tower for seniors at 1990 Columbus Ave. in Egleston Square. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 10:53 am

Harriet Tubman House Demolished for Luxury Condos!

An opponent of the Harriet Tubman House's demolition posted this video yesterday of the work now going on to replace the former community center at Columbus and Massachusetts avenues with a six-story condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/20 - 2:15 pm

Pilotblock South End took a stroll down Columbus Avenue in the South End today - the first day that restaurants could re-open their outdoor patio, with enough space between tables. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:40 am
Destruction inside Clarendon Wine

Inside Clarendon Wine on Boylston Street yesterday.

Looters who smashed into places like Marshalls and Walgreens Sunday night were not particularly discriminating - they also destroyed small mom-and-pop businesses across downtown, the Back Bay and the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 10:51 am

Boston Police report a man ordered out of a car during a traffic stop at Centre Street and Columbus Avenue Friday afternoon had an unloaded gun in his pants. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 2:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Coda on Columbus Avenue has closed for good.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 9:46 pm

In the shoulder, behind 2030 Columbus Ave., around 9:20 p.m.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:14 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the Boston Transportation Department is looking to build dedicated bus lanes - and stops - down the center of Columbus Avenue for the 22, 29 and 44 lines. Passengers will get to the stops via new crosswalks. BTD estimates the plan could shave four to seven minutes off the typical ride.

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