West Roxbury's usually festive Christmas-tree lighting at Washington and Grove streets turned a little more serious today as parents protested Boston Public Schools' plans for earlier start times at many elementary schools. Read more.
The Board of Appeal today approved the Elizabeth Stone House's proposal for a 32-unit apartment building at 3012 Washington St., on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square, in which all the units would be rented as affordable. Read more.
The T and the city coned off all the parking spaces from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills on Washington Street this morning to test out the logistics of having a dedicated bus and bike lane on the road that serves as a congested funnel for numerous bus routes serving Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Dedham. Read more.
State officials said tonight that the delayed Casey Overpass replacement project is just three weeks away from being fully opened to motorists. Read more.
Police were stumped this afternoon by a large piece of tree trunk that wound up at the intersection of Washington Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Rick watched a mighty woodsman dispatch the errant wood.
Somebody filed a 311 report from West Roxbury this morning:
Deer sighting. A young buck with two or three point antlers cross Washington St. Heading north, and as I drove by saw him standing in the parking lot of G&G Auto Repair. This was about 9:45 am.
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.
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