Washington Street

By - 5/20/14 - 12:48 pm

The Sugar signs are down and new signs went up this morning: FitChoice is moving into the space vacated by Sugar at 4174 Washington St. in January.

Although the dining area at Sugar was small, the entire building contained a large bakery from its pre-Sugar days as the A. Boschetto bakery, enough for a 4,000-square-foot fitness center.

Interestingly in one of the sleepier... Read more

By - 5/13/14 - 10:49 am

The Mt. Washington Bank branch at 1134 Washington St. was held up around 10:35 a.m. The suspect was described as a black man, about 30 and 5'9", with short hair, a small bandage on his face and holding a black and gray bicycle helmet, in addition to a gun.

By - 4/23/14 - 9:37 am

The Boston Business Journal reports that Primark will be leasing four floors in the renovated Filene's building in Downtown Crossing.

Also planned for the project: A Roche Bros.

By - 4/11/14 - 4:02 pm

Looks like the former Parlour Pizza is getting divided into two separate places: A new pizza place called Mangia Neopolitan Pizza and a froyo place called Yogoteria.

The Boston Licensing Board considers a food-serving license for both at 1727 Centre St. at a hearing next week. If approved, West Roxburyans with a yen for froyo won't have to make the trek to the new... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 8:32 am

Some 50 residents from across Roslindale met last night with local police and elected officials to figure out how to keep Roslindale's crime rate low.

The meeting was organized after two women were robbed near the Roslindale Village train station last month.

State Rep. Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain) said now is the time to organize neighborhood watches because of an epidemic of opiate... Read more

By - 4/5/14 - 9:04 am

BosGuy has been following the progress at Cathedral Station, an LGBT-centered sports bar that plans to open in May at 1222 Washington St., where the Red Fez used to be.

By - 3/4/14 - 7:56 pm
Roslindale crash

Mary Fitzgerald spotted the aftermath of a crash outside the Subway on Washington Street in Roslindale Square around 7:40 p.m.

By - 2/24/14 - 2:17 pm

UPDATE: BWSC found the shut-off valve around 2:25 p.m. and police began letting traffic down Washington again. But traffic might be slow for awhile due to the ever popular residual backups - and DPW's need to clean up debris from the flood and put down sand for when all the water freezes.

The neighborhood's main road is now rolling in the deep thanks to a... Read more

By - 1/26/14 - 12:00 am

Around 11:45 p.m. in front of the outbound entrance to the Orange Line Chinatown station and the CVS. The suspect was described as a black man, about 5'7" and wearing a dark jacket with a red design on it, a black hoodie and a white knit cap.

He was last seen walking towards Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/2/14 - 5:33 pm
Snow-covered sinkhole in Chinatown in Boston.

Bobby Main shows us the Washington Street sinkhole in Chinatown this evening. It opened up early this morning and tried to eat a DPW truck.

By - 1/2/14 - 9:26 am

Glub, glub at Washington and Kneeland around 4 a.m. Avoid the area, the city says.

Earlier:
Bus-swallowing sinkhole.

By - 11/15/13 - 7:55 am

Hank Layfield reports Domino's is moving into the old BBQ Town on Washington Street in Roslindale, which means the local franchise will finally be free of the loneliness that is that little strip mall down by the West Roxbury Parkway and well away from those activist types in Roslindale Square who managed to block its planned move into a storefront there.... Read more

By - 9/24/13 - 9:16 am

The driver of a 34E bus was forced to pull over on Washington Street near the West Roxbury Parkway around 6:45 p.m. yesterday when a passenger began attacking a seat. An MBTA supervisor's report states:

After a customer reported there was a man sitting in the middle of the bus stabbing a seat with a pair of scissors and putting the scissors up to his

... Read more
By - 9/5/13 - 9:47 pm

Updated, 10 a.m.

Boston Police report arresting Christina Martinez, 21, of Dorchester, on charges she hit a woman in a South End intersection last night, then drove over her as she sped away - and that she wasn't wearing her glasses at the time.

The victim, not immediately identified by police, was transported to nearby Boston Medical Center after the 9 p.m. incident at... Read more

By - 7/15/13 - 9:27 am

Boston Police are looking for a black Dodge Durango in connection with a holdup at Hatoff's, 3440 Washington St., around 6:45 a.m.

Both men in the SUV were armed. Both were black. One wore a Bruins cap, a jean jacket and a white T-shirt. The other was 5'10" to 6', weighs about 250 lbs. and was wearing a brown jacket with a brown sweater.... Read more

By - 7/9/13 - 4:48 pm

Dunkin' robber

Boston Police report a man burst into the back of the Dunkin' Donuts kiosk at 4620 Washington St. with a small knife around 1 p.m. on Saturday. All the employees of the small stand promptly fled - as did he, after taking nothing, not even a... Read more

By - 6/21/13 - 8:58 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America isn't going to just move out of its Washington Street offices now that a developer wants to turn the former Hughes Oil property into an apartment complex.

By - 5/31/13 - 9:17 am

Firefighters are at Washington and Kneeland streets, where CO2 is leaking from a 100-gallon tank in the basement of the McDonald's at the corner. Police are diverting traffic away from the area.

By - 5/28/13 - 9:50 pm

Yarnphone

Guerilla knitting shows up in the most unlikely places sometimes, such as on this old pay phone at old Stan Hatoff's gas station ("Stan says: Gas is gas!") on Washington Street in Forest Hills.... Read more

By - 5/7/13 - 4:28 pm

On the Freedom Trail

Ed Hatfield came upon this scene downtown.

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

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