A parking lot off Tremont Street next to Tufts Medical Center in Chinatown would be turned into a 29-story residential and hotel tower - with all the residential units marketed as affordable - under a proposal submitted to the BPDA by two well known developers, the Asian Community Development Corp. and Tufts. Read more.
Boston Police report two markets about a mile apart on Ashmont Street were held up by two masked men with a gun this week.
UPDATE: Victim identified as Shaquille Browder, 21.
Both that man and a second, found with non-fatal injuries, were in their early 20s, police say.
The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of at least one victim's injuries. Read more.
A four-alarm fire heavily damaged a clothing store in Dudley Square and forced the evacuation of a neighboring apartment building. Read more.
A man walked into the McDonald's on American Legion Highway in Roslindale around 2:45 p.m., ordered some chicken, then grabbed money out of the register and fled. About ten minutes later, a man walked into the McDonald's on Washington Street in Egleston Square and pulled the same stunt. Read more.
Seems somebody's car just up and died while the motorist was trying to cross the Green Line and now the T is busing riders between Washington and Babcock streets, because while a trolley ramming the car out of the way at full speed would be spectacular, it might scratch up the trolley.
UPDATE: WCVB reports the victim was shot at Washington-Beech, and that he was then dumped out of a car near the parkway.
Shortly before 6:40 p.m. on Washington Street near the CVS parking lot by West Roxbury Parkway. The person's injuries were serious enough to have the homicide unit called in just in case.
Around 2:20 p.m. at Herald and Washington streets, WCVB reports.
West Roxbury's usually festive Christmas-tree lighting at Washington and Grove streets turned a little more serious today as parents protested Boston Public Schools' plans for earlier start times at many elementary schools. Read more.
The Board of Appeal today approved the Elizabeth Stone House's proposal for a 32-unit apartment building at 3012 Washington St., on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square, in which all the units would be rented as affordable. Read more.
The T and the city coned off all the parking spaces from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills on Washington Street this morning to test out the logistics of having a dedicated bus and bike lane on the road that serves as a congested funnel for numerous bus routes serving Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Dedham. Read more.
State officials said tonight that the delayed Casey Overpass replacement project is just three weeks away from being fully opened to motorists. Read more.
Police were stumped this afternoon by a large piece of tree trunk that wound up at the intersection of Washington Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Rick watched a mighty woodsman dispatch the errant wood.
Somebody filed a 311 report from West Roxbury this morning:
Deer sighting. A young buck with two or three point antlers cross Washington St. Heading north, and as I drove by saw him standing in the parking lot of G&G Auto Repair. This was about 9:45 am.
WHDH reports police are investigating what happened between a pair of relatives around 12:10 a.m. at Washington Street and Metropolitan Avenue to cause one to shoot the other in the stomach, then use the gun to commit suicide an hour later.
The BPDA board yesterday approved a 660-unit "mid-market" development on the old St. Gabriel's site off Washington Street and behind St. Elizabeth Medical Center, in a move that could also lead to the creation of a new, privately funded Allston/Brighton bus line. Read more.
Shot in the chest, but at 105 Brookway Rd., shortly before 10:15 p.m. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit has been called in.
Washington Street was shut between Archdale Road and Ukraine Way. Buses to Roslindale and West Roxbury were being diverted to Hyde Park Avenue on the way to Roslindale Square.
A homeless man is being held without bail pending a "dangerousness" hearing after he was arrested - wearing what appeared to be blood-stained clothes - on a charge that he repeatedly stabbed another man at a Washington Street ATM early Friday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
A "Buy Nothing" group in which Roslindale residents "gift" each other in a more formal way than just putting stuff out at the curb has become so successful it's planning to split in two next week - with Washington Street the dividing line. Read more.
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