Washington Street

By - 8/26/16 - 9:10 am

A developer this week filed plans with the BRA to build a new synagogue and mikvah at 101 Washington St. in Brighton and to supplement them with a 73-unit, seven story apartment building. Read more.

By - 8/24/16 - 5:27 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said today that a Boston police officer and an FBI agent had good reason to fatally shoot Usaamah Rahim in the parking lot of the Washington Street CVS last year: They already feared he was planning to kill a police officer when he started was coming at them with "a large, military-style knife."

In a statement today, Conley said he concluded no charges were warranted because Rahim: Read more.

By - 8/19/16 - 9:58 am

Update: Bail set at $5,000.

Boston Police charge a Needham woman without a driver's license ran a red light and plowed into a group of pedestrians, sending three to the hospital - after good Samaritans lifted the woman's car off them. Read more.

By - 8/18/16 - 12:31 pm
Crash at School and Washington streets in downtown Boston

School and Washington. Photo by Mark Novak.

UPDATE: Driver faces charges.

A driver from Needham in a New Jersey car hit at least three pedestrians around noon at School and Washington streets downtown, then got out of her car and ran away.

WalkBoston reports that one of the first people at the scene was a man dressed as a Minuteman, who opened the car's driver-side door - only to see the woman driver bound away. When police arrived, he pointed out her direction of flight. Read more.

By - 8/11/16 - 4:45 pm

The BRA board today approved a proposed 40-unit condo project at Washington Street and Montebello Road that will include seven condos sold at below-market costs - and commercial space that will also be offered at below market rates. Read more.

By - 8/10/16 - 11:44 pm

Around 11:30 p.m. outside SKB, 151 Washington St.

By - 8/2/16 - 11:00 pm
People bemoan loss of Canto 6 on pages posted at bakery

Roving UHub photographer Joseph Laws reports a "For Rent" sign now hangs in the window of Canto 6, while fans of the JP bakery have a clipboard on which to write their thoughts on the loss.

By - 7/31/16 - 5:36 pm
Giant chicken on Washington Street in Roslindale

This giant chicken now keeps vigil on Washington Street in Roslindale, at the Tostado near Forest Hills.

Compare to the giant chicken of West Roxbury.

By - 7/30/16 - 11:03 pm
Flipped car in Roslindale

Annemarie Walsh shows us the car turned turtle shortly before 10:30 p.m., on Washington Street at Averton in Roslindale. She says the car flipped after the driver hit a car parked in front of JJ Brannelly's. People rushed to pull him out and he was able to stand up as EMTs arrived, she adds.

By - 7/29/16 - 10:55 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the impending demise of Canto 6 on Washington Street, across from the police station.

Ed. question: Given what else is happening at and near that intersection, how long before a developer files plans for a six-story apartment building there?

By - 7/26/16 - 11:42 am

Norvia Pena says her long closed Norvia's Place, 2807 Washington St., should re-open this fall - with more of an emphasis on food than drinks. Read more.

By - 7/26/16 - 8:26 am

WFXT has video of the mob rushing into the store at Alfa, Washington Street at South Street and just grabbing stuff. One of the perpetrators slipped on the way out.

By - 7/24/16 - 11:29 pm
Bicycling down Washington Street

Vasant Marur captured a bicyclist pedaling down Washington Street in Downtown Crossing today.

Copyright Vasant Marur. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/21/16 - 7:06 pm
Proposed monastery project in Brighton

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

Cabot, Cabot & Forbes officials took careful note of Brighton residents' objections to the density and types of tenants at its proposed St. Gabriel's project off Washington Street and said: Eh, we know better. Read more.

By - 7/12/16 - 9:56 pm
Redone mural in Roslindale

Gnome Anne watched the Mayor's Mural Crew today repair the mural at Washington and Archdale that some jerk defaced three weeks ago, less than a year after it was put up.

By - 6/29/16 - 5:35 pm

A family that's run a liquor store in Providence for three years wants to branch out to the South End, but is already running into opposition from neighbors who say enough's enough. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 11:40 pm

Around 11:30 p.m. at 4590 Washington St.

The suspect is described as a black man, 5'5" or 5'6" and 180 or 190 lbs., wearing a black hoodie and a hat.

By - 6/8/16 - 1:42 pm

Boston Police report a 17-year-old is dead from a barrage around 1:15 p.m. outside Burke High School this afternoon that also injured two other teens and a woman in her 60s.

City Council President Michelle Wu ended today's council meeting by announcing the shootings.

Photos from the scene.

Read more.

By - 6/3/16 - 9:55 am
Proposed apartment complex in Brighton

Proposed complex layout. St. E's to left, Washington Street at bottom.

Cabot, Cabot & Forbes CEO Jay Doherty told Brighton residents last night he'll reevaluate his company's plans for a 680-unit apartment complex aimed at grad students, post docs and young researchers on the hill behind St. Elizabeth's Hospital after they told him it's too dense and that the last thing Brighton needs is more apartments for transients in a neighborhood already flooded with them. Read more.

By - 5/22/16 - 3:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jeremy Woodley, 35, on charges he held up the Commerce Bank branch at 1320 Washington St. Saturday morning.

Police say Woodley gave a teller a note that he had a gun and wanted money around 11:30 a.m. Then: Read more.