Around 6 p.m., at the Roslindale Barber Shop, 4256 Washington St. in Roslindale Square (next to where El Chavo used to be). BFD quickly doused the flames, but Washington Street was shut to traffic and T buses. An ISD electrical inspector was requested to check out the wiring.
An exchange of words over a drink spilled on the DJ's equipment at Porter Belly's, 338 Washington St., last month ended up as an all out assault on the DJ, who had to be taken to nearby St. Elizabeth's for treatment, a Boston Police sergeant and a pub manager said today. Read more.
At least one shot fired, shortly before 5 p.m. on Washington at Eldon Street.
A developer has filed plans for a 17-unit apartment building on Washington Street near Grove Street in West Roxbury.
Antonio Ferrara, who lives a half mile from the site, says the four-story building, which would replace the current Lee Myles Transmission shop at 5205 Washington St., would add "energy and vitality" to the intersection, now dominated by small restaurants and stores, hugging one side of the extinct volcano formed 400 million years or so ago, as well as several auto-related businesses. Read more.
City Realty of Brookline is proposing two apartment buildings, one on Washington Street near Green, the other around the corner on Green Street near Union Avenue. Read more.
Spare Change News reports the BPDA yesterday approved new development guidelines for the Washington Street corridor that call for 40% of new residential units to be affordable. Activists, who had staged a two-day sit-in in Mayor Walsh's office to press demands the number be at least 55%, were ejected by police.
3 p.m., more or less, is when roads all over the city went to hell - especially the ones with hills. Washington Street from Roslindale Square to the Dedham line became a skating rink. A bus slid into a car at Beechland Street.
Columbus Avenue from Egleston Square north turned similarly impenetrable. A salt truck got stuck at Bragdon - its supply of salt gone.
The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved plans to build new homes for Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe and the Daughters of Israel Mikvah on Washington Street and a seven-story apartment building. Read more.
Boston Police say a man was stabbed several times outside the Drinking Fountain on Nov. 12 by a group of four people who had been denied entrance into the Washington Street watering hole earlier in the evening and that his attackers fled towards Forest Hills in a white sedan. Read more.
Roslindale substation back in business for first time in 45 years, this time as a craft-beer store, with restaurant to follow
Roslindale residents, city politicians and Keytar Bear gathered this morning at the old Boston Elevated substation to formally open the new Craft Beer Cellar and to take a look at the state of the cavernous main space, which will become a Chris Douglass restaurant called the Third Rail. Read more.
Boston Police are investigating an armed-robbery attempt at the Alfa gas station at Washington and South streets tonight by three men who apparently fled on foot when a Boston officer arrived on scene. Read more.
Sandy's Variety Store, 378 Washington St., held up around 11:10 p.m. by a black man in his mid-30s, in a black hoodie and shoes and khaki cargo pants. Got cash and a carton of cigarettes.
For the second time in six months, vandals have defaced a mural at the corner of Archdale and Washington Street that depicts a Dominican saying. Unlike in June, today's defacement appears to be the work of two different taggers.
After the first incident, members of the Mayor's Mural Crew repainted the mural about two weeks later. The mural crew, however, consists of high-school students who only work in the summer.
Around 6:40 p.m. outside 3936 Washington St., across from Lochdale, the Globe reports.
We spotted about a half dozen turkeys, including these two, roaming Grouse Street at Washington this afternoon.
Boston Police report that when an Uber driver arrived at 600 Washington St., near a Chinatown T-stop exit, to pick up a passenger around 3 a.m. on Monday, five people got in his vehicle and one punched him in the face. He was transported to a nearby hospital with a concussion.
A man once sentenced to three years in prison for fatally shooting his friend in the head by accident was arrested yesterday on a variety of gun charges after trying to elude a routine traffic stop, police say. Read more.
The Bulletin reports on the infighting that has delayed a BPDA vote on what to do along Washington Street in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, which has devolved into people involved in the process only agreeing to talk to a reporter off the record.
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