Around 11:15 p.m. on Washington Street near Beethoven Street. Shell fragments recovered, but no victims.
A South End man faces charges on both sides of the river for trying to carve up people during robberies over the weekend in both Downtown Crossing and Harvard Square. Read more.
An allegedly drunk guy upset at being denied entry to Napper Tandy's, 4187 Washington St. in Roslindale, late on July 29, whipped a plastic nip bottle in the general direction of the bar. He missed the bar but hit a man who just happened to be walking up Washington Street at that moment.
That man went up to the guy, said "you just hit me with this bottle," and then punched him and kept walking, a Boston police officer told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. When police arrived, they discovered the nip flinger had an outstanding warrant and arrested him. The puncher was nowhere to be found.
Longtime Arborway observer Clay Harper took a look at the new sidewalks around Forest Hills station today:
Sidewalk open from FH Gate of @ArnoldArboretum all the way to @harvestcoop. Bike paths, not quite.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports it's looking like curtains - possibly by the end of the month - for the Drinking Fountain on Washington Street, a bar that has been open for decades and whose patrons take breaks outside on a bench bookended by wooden bear statues.
The Board of Appeal today approved builder Anthony Ruscito's plans to tear down Brayton's Custom Upholstery, 4281 Washington St., to make way for a four-story, 12-unit apartment building with 12 parking spaces on the first floor.
The existing oil-change place, also listed at 4281 Washington St., will remain.
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.
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