The Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plan to replace the current Laz parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop with three six-story apartment buildings.
Criterion Development agreed to set aside 20% of the units as affordable - the city requires only 13%. Read more.
Around 6:50 p.m. at Ruggles Street and Washington Street.
Bisnow reports the new owners plan to renovate the five stories of space into high-end retail under the name DTX 399, starting this summer.
Carter Wilkie, former president of the Roslindale Village Main Street board, writes that Target is setting up one of its smaller urban stores in the now former Staples building in its own battle with Amazon for the hearts and minds - and dollars - of millennial shoppers. Read more.
Boston firefighters responded to 3940 Washington St. at 6:50 p.m. for what turned into a three-alarm fire that spread to 7 Claxton St. and burned off the siding of 3944 Washington St. Read more.
Around 6:15 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Washington Street, right in front of the Egleston House of Pizza.
Around 4:45 p.m. at the T-Mobile store, 4525 Washington St., at the intersection with Beech and Walworth streets. The suspect hit a worker with a gun before fleeing. He's described as black, 5'9" and slim, in his mid-30s, wearing sunglasses, a gray hoodie and black pants and carrying a black handgun.
UPDATE: A second man was also shot.
Around 6:10 p.m. a man was found shot to the back in a car on Washington Street near the firehouse - not long after police arrived on Westview Street between Stratton and Ames to investigate gunfire.
Police eventually found two other cars with gunfire damage - one at Westview and Stratton and one with its rear window shot out, at Blue Hill Avenue and Creston, about a mile and a half away.
A developer hopes to break ground this coming spring on a $144-million, 25-story tower it says should spur additional development in Dudley Square. In detailed plans filed recently with the BPDA, Rio Grande Dudley Square, LLC writes: Read more.
Some 50 Roslindale residents and Roslindale Square business owners had a pretty clear request for Target officials tonight: Replace the food aisles in their proposed replacement for the Washington Street Staples with office supplies or even more clothes, because they don't want to see the nearby Village Market - a cornerstone of the village's revival, driven out of business. Read more.
In a few days, maybe people will have adjusted, but at least this morning, the re-alignment of traffic on Washington Street between Ukraine Way and New Washington Street caused headaches for motorists and people trying to get to the T station by bus. Read more.
Darlene photographed the aftermath of a crash shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Washington Street, just north of Columbus Avenue. At least two people were taken to local emergency rooms.
The Board of Appeal today approved Mordechai Levin's proposal for a 45-unit, six-story building at the corner of Green and Washington streets in Jamaica Plain. Read more.
Around midnight on Washington Street, on the JP side of Columbus, per Boston EMS Incidents.
The Globe reports a pair of Chicago real-estate firms could be about to plonk down the big bucks for the perpetually unused former Barnes & Noble building on Washington Street. And at $65 million, you can bet they're not going to just open another bookstore there.
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