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.
The owner of Turtle Swamp Brewing, 3377 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, could learn tomorrow whether the Boston Fire Department thinks his fire-suppression systems are OK, which could lead to a temporary certificate of occupancy from ISD, which he'll need to get a permit from the Boston Licensing Board to serve up 16-oz. draft beers on both his patio and inside his brewery. Read more.
Neighbors of Guira & Tambora, 4014 Washington St., yesterday asked the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing to help them with what they said was unbearable conduct of restaurant patrons after closing on Sunday and Monday nights. Read more.
UPDATE: Victim identified as Maurice Lyons.
Boston Police report a man shot at Washington and Park streets around 7:50 p.m. on Friday was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was in his 40s, police say.
Shortly after 9:40 p.m. at the Walgreens at 1603 Washington St., at West Concord. Police are looking for three suspects: Two white men and a white woman, all in their 30s.
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.
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