Workers for Algonquin Gas Transmission were busy today digging a trench up Washington Street just past the Dedham line so they can lay down a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline that will end at a new transfer station at Grove and Centre Streets, across from the West Roxbury quarry.
The T or MassDOT or somebody last week shifted the taxi stand at Forest Hills from in front of the station down Washington Street near Ukraine Way. The sign did not go unaltered for long.
Cab drivers are not happy about the shift, Jamaica Plain News reports.
Workers have been busy lately getting the old Wapo Taco on Poplar Street and the former Bel Lounge on Washington Street for new tenants.
Jamaica Plain News reports why there's a red line running down the sidewalk on Washington Street now: It's a protest against housing discrimination.
Several hundred bicyclists rode from New York to Boston in a four-day ride to remember 9/11 and raise funds for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. Early this afternoon, they turned up Washington Street in Dedham. As they crested the hill at West Roxbury Parkway, they got a view of downtown Boston - where they'd end their ride at the harbor.
Boston and Brookline Police report arresting a couple of guys they say robbed at least 11 stores in August and September, most recently a market across from the Brookline Village T stop Thursday evening - one night after they knocked over the Rosedale Market at 547 Washington St. in Codman Square. Read more.
The Globe reports Boston Police are investigating an incident at Washington and Lesher streets in Roslindale in which an officer trying to get a suspect into a cruiser during an arrest briefly put his hands on the guy's neck - after the guy started resisting getting into the cruiser and screaming as a crowd of his pals rushed the scene. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the Roslindale Market, 4140 Washington St. (across from Healy Field) start serving takeout food. Read more.
Ernest Haley, 29, won't have to risk getting arrested a third time for burglary: At his arraignment today for three Roslindale break-in attempts - two allegedly successful - his bail was revoked for his earlier charge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The new arrests - which include one for allegedly swiping nine pairs of panties - also got him in trouble for violating his probation in a 2014 case in which he received an 18-month suspended sentence for malicious destruction of property, threats, and two counts of assault and battery, the DA's office says. Read more.
For the past seven years, Peter's Auto Service on Washington Street in Roslindale Square has had some cages for a parrot and lots of chirping yellow birds.
For years, the Archdale Road side of the Lirianos Brothers' Market on Washington Street has been covered with a mural showing a woman with a green hand cooking something in a frying pan with lots of ingredients, including a can of unidentified Goya stuff.
This morning, the wall was covered with a fresh coat of white paint and a group of earnest young folks were busy outlining a new mural. Time will tell what they're painting.
Sito Suvamente captured the scene on Washington Street midway between Roslindale Square and the West Roxbury Parkway around 5:30 p.m., when the thoroughfare was completely shut down.
The Boston Business Journal reports a developer has filed a preliminary plan with the BRA to stick 26 floors of residential space above the facade of the existing four-story building at 533 Washington St. that had housed nightclubs for more than 50 years until the state shut Felt in 2012.
The developer bought the building from the Baldekas family last year.
The BRA this month begins a formal look at ways to spur "transit-oriented" residential development along Dorchester Avenue in South Boston and Washington Street from Forest Hills to Columbus Avenue in Egleston Square. Read more.
UPDATE: The MBTA reported at 7:19 p.m. that service had resumed.
Sean Olson reports an electrical fire in the tunnel near Chinatown station shut the Orange Line shortly before 6 p.m. The Boston Fire Department made quick work of the fire and let the T restore power at 6:19 p.m. , although the T was still reporting service was knocked out between Back Bay and North Station at 6:40 p.m.
Usaama Rahim's mother, brother, wife and other relatives this afternoon stood in the Roslindale parking lot where he was fatally shot on Tuesday, listening as the family lawyer said they hoped to "work productively and cooperate" with local and federal investigators to determine exactly why Rahim died there Tuesday morning. Read more.
Boston Police report a tip led them to both the driver and the car involved in a hit and run on Washington Street at Beech and Walworth last month that sent a man walking across the street to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police say they found the car yesterday and towed it away, pending execution of a search warrant on it. The driver, Eddie Cartagena, 25, will be summonsed to appear in West Roxbury Municipal Court on several motor-vehicle charges, police say.