Washington Street

By - 1/13/16 - 9:53 am

WBZ reports on a crash this morning on Washington Street near Harvard Avenue. The driver was arrested.

By - 1/13/16 - 7:55 am
Acosta

The pedestrian hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive around 4:30 p.m. yesterday has died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Silvia Acosta was 78. Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 4:56 pm

UPDATE: Victim died; driver charged.

A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive.Traffic is being diverted at both Beech Street and West Roxbury Parkway; that includes T buses.

By - 1/12/16 - 12:02 pm

Napper Tandy's, 4187 Washington St., in Roslindale, says it's voluntarily rolled back its closing time from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. to try to avoid a repeat of two fights that left two men bruised and bloodied around closing time on Nov. 8.

At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today, bar attorney - and former city licensing head - Patricia Malone said the bar had been having some issues with young men roaming Washington Street between 1 and 2 a.m. Read more.

By - 1/4/16 - 9:24 am

Update: Smashed glass due to car crashing into the place over the weekend.

A city health inspector ordered the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 465 Washington St. shut on Saturday due to glass, dust and other debris from a Saturday car crash. Read more.

By - 1/3/16 - 8:09 pm

Rosario Grocery, 760 Washington St., was held up around 7:40 p.m. by two people who showed a gun.

The suspects are described as a Hispanic man, about 5'7" and wearing a red hoodie and a black baseball cap and a Hispanic woman, about 5'4", slim, wearing a gray jacket. They fled through Roberts Playground.

By - 1/1/16 - 6:55 pm
Car rolled over on Washington Street in Brighton

Heather reports the driver is OK after this rollover on Washington Street at Matchett around 6:45 p.m., but that the street is now closed for the investigation and cleanup.

By - 12/15/15 - 3:55 pm

Dangerous fork.

Boston Police report officers declined an agitated man's request that they shoot him yesterday, instead dousing him with pepper spray in a successful attempt to get the impromptu weapon away. Read more.

By - 12/14/15 - 11:31 pm
Architect David O'Sullivan shows off proposed apartments at 4945 Washington St. in West Roxbury

Architect David O'Sullivan shows renderings of proposed apartments.

Developer Ralph Vacca wants to replace the old Todesca garage at 4945 Washington St. with a four-story apartment building with 46 units and 67 parking spaces.

For the second month in a row, Vacca, his architect and his attorney met with the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association tonight to go over the proposal before they submit it to the BRA and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Read more.

By - 12/12/15 - 9:08 pm
BMW in Downtown Crossing in Boston where it shouldn't be

Washington Street downtown apparently calls to motorists, but unfortunately for them, there often seems to be a Boston cop stationed right outside Bath and Body Works to pull them over and explain to them why they shouldn't be driving down that stretch of the street, as Jesse Haley shows us tonight.

Earlier:
Sorry, sir, but the Downtown Crossing Bath and Body Works doesn't have a drive thru

By - 12/7/15 - 4:46 pm
Sky matches ad for Italian ice in Jamaica Plain

Melissa Jean noticed that the sky matched the sign for Richie's Italian Ice outside Ruggierio's Market on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain late this afternoon.

By - 11/25/15 - 9:07 am
Stolen goods, allegedly, in Chinatown

Some of the allegedly stolen goods

The owner of a Chinatown discount store and two of her workers orchestrated a downtown shoplifting ring with which to stock their own shelves, prosecutors charged today. Read more.

By - 11/23/15 - 3:22 pm

An East Boston man had bail set at $2,500 today on charges related to the loaded gun and "high-capacity feeding device" police say they found in the trunk of his car after a traffic stop early Saturday in Dorchester.

At his arraignment today, Anthony Bailey's attorney, however, said the gun wasn't Bailey's - and couldn't be, because he can't see. "This man couldn't possibly use it," attorney Marcy Levington said, as her client, wearing dark sunglasses and holding a cane, stood in the prisoner's dock. Read more.

By - 11/12/15 - 10:42 am
Two protesters arrested in West Roxbury pipeline protest

Two groups of protesters were arrested for blocking work on the West Roxbury pipeline on Washington Street this morning, even as workers continued uninterrupted digging a trench for the pipeline on Grove Street.

Protesters object to putting a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline in a densely populated neighborhood and a gas transfer station across the street from an active quarry. Read more.

By - 11/10/15 - 12:38 pm

District E-13 Capt. Al Andres says investigators don't know how two men wound up with stab wounds - one requiring immediate surgery - on Washington Street early on Sept. 30, because both men have said they were too drunk to provide any useful information.

About all investigators know for sure is that both men wound up at Boston Medical Center after whatever it was that happened outside Coco's Lounge after the bar had closed on Sept. 30, Andres told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning. Read more.

By - 11/2/15 - 9:14 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 5 Washington St. project in Brighton

Architect's revised rendering of 5 Washington St. in Brighton.

The Cambridge developer that wants to tear down the gas station and offices on the town line on Washington Street has submitted revised plans to the BRA that shrink the building from six to four floors - by reducing the number of units from 145 to 118 - and now plans to give tenants T passes for three months and a year's ZipCar membership to try to reduce the impact on local roads. Read more.

By - 11/1/15 - 4:51 pm

No, don't worry, it's not Vornado. Banker & Tradesman reports (subscription required) that Midwood Investment and Development, which has been sitting on the Payless building at Bromfield and Washington since at least 2008, will file plans with the BRA for a tower kitty-corner from the Millennium project.

H/t Steve Adams.

By - 10/31/15 - 10:11 am
Dinosaur in Brighton Center

PlunkettPrime stayed well clear of the ravenous dinosaur out for a bite in Brighton Center.

By - 10/22/15 - 10:46 am
Protester arrested in West Roxbury pipeline protest

One of the first protesters to be arrested is led to a prisoner wagon.

A group of West Roxbury residents and students from Hampshire College and UMass Amherst briefly blocked construction of a trench up Washington Street for a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline this morning before they were cuffed, put in prisoner wagons and taken down to District E-5 for booking. Read more.

By - 10/20/15 - 5:52 pm

On Washington Street just north of the Dedham line. So now parts of West Roxbury don't have water. As of 5:30 p.m., BWSC crews were still on scene working to restore service. At least water wasn't geysering out of the trench onto the street.

UPDATE, 11:15 p.m. Kerry Sweeney reports the water is back, but it's brown.

H/t Tim Sullivan.