Washington Street

By - 7/17/17 - 9:08 am
Wanted car

Wanted car.

WBZ reports one man was seriously injured when a guy leaned out of an SUV and opened fire at a group of people standing at Washington Street and Talbot Avenue Sunday night. Read more.

By - 7/12/17 - 2:22 pm
Cat mural coming in

Looks like the Mayor's Mural Crew has given up trying to simply restore the bird mural at Washington and Archdale streets that has been defaced, restored and then defaced again over the past couple of years. Instead, work has started on a mural featuring a giant cat. Read more.

By - 6/27/17 - 11:11 am
Proposed Forest Hills project

Architect's rendering.

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.

By - 6/23/17 - 8:50 pm

Around 6:50 p.m. at Ruggles Street and Washington Street.

By - 6/23/17 - 11:08 am

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.

By - 6/21/17 - 10:59 pm

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.

By - 6/14/17 - 7:15 pm
Washington Street fire in Roslindale

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.

By - 6/14/17 - 12:26 pm

The Boston Zoning Commission could vote next week to allow the effective elimination of zoning on the old St. Gabriel's Monastery site off Washington Street, so that a developer and the BPDA can handcraft a "planned development area" to allow more than 650 housing units there. Read more.

By - 6/13/17 - 6:46 pm

Around 6:15 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Washington Street, right in front of the Egleston House of Pizza.

By - 6/8/17 - 5:00 pm

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.

By - 6/2/17 - 6:19 pm

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.

By - 5/31/17 - 11:03 pm
Proposed Rio Grande tower in Roxbury's Dudley Square

Archtect's rendering.

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.

By - 5/31/17 - 5:43 pm
Wanted for questioning

Boston Police report somebody was robbed at gunpoint at the D Market, 658 Washington St., in Dorchester around 9:40 p.m. on May 25. Read more.

By - 5/18/17 - 11:09 pm
Target's Aaron Hemquist at Roslindale meeting

Target's Aaron Hemquist talks about proposed Roslindale store.

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.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:27 am

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.

By - 5/13/17 - 9:08 pm
Egleston Square crash

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.

By - 5/9/17 - 1:02 pm
Rendering 3353 Washington St.

Architect's rendering.

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.

By - 4/30/17 - 8:44 am

Around midnight on Washington Street, on the JP side of Columbus, per Boston EMS Incidents.

By - 4/26/17 - 3:17 pm
Proposed new Target in Roslindale

Slap some big red panels up, change all the merchandise and voila: Mini Target.

Target announced today it will move into the building on Washington Street that Staples is leaving and turn it into one of its urban "small-format" stores. Read more.

By - 4/20/17 - 5:59 pm

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.