Washington Street

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

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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

By - 3/14/13 - 2:37 pm

Downtown Crossing store taped offDowntown Crossing store taped off. Photo by Kim Janey.

Large numbers of Boston cops , state troopers and Secret Service agents swarmed Time Products, 449 Washington St. this afternoon as they arrested the alleged mastermind of a... Read more

By - 2/28/13 - 4:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a request from the owners of the troubled Felt nightclub to restore its liquor license so they can sell it to the proposed operator of a supper club in the Washington Street location.

The owners can appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission which, however, has itself suspended the club's license for failing to notify it of an... Read more

By - 2/27/13 - 12:18 pm

The owners of Felt, closed for the past 18 months due to licensing, tax and business issues, today asked the Boston Licensing Board to reinstate its liquor license.

Attorney Mark Zuroff, who represents the last known group of owners, said the sole reason would be so that they could sell the license to a new operator who wants to convert the Washington Street space into... Read more

By - 2/21/13 - 8:56 am

Audition line along Washington Street

Kelly reports from Downtown Crossing this morning:

Line of shrieking teens all down Washington St in DTX for So You Think You Can Dance auditions.

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By - 12/30/12 - 5:25 pm

MBTA and Boston police are investigating whether a woman struck by some sort of pellet around 1:45 p.m. today on Washington Street near Arboretum Road was shot by the same people who shot at an inbound 35 bus in the same area last night.

MBTA Transit Police report the driver of the bus last night "observed two individuals standing in a driveway who... Read more

By - 12/21/12 - 8:04 am

Jordan Marsh at Christmastime

The BPL has put up a ton of Leslie Jones winter photos, including this one of the Jordan Marsh nativity scene in 1950. Also see the Christmas displays at other long gone downtown stores, including Gilchrist's, R.H. White, Houghton and... Read more

By - 12/11/12 - 12:34 pm

Boston Police reports the theft of 10 to 15 Christmas trees, stereo equipment and CDs from AJT Supplies, 4945 Washington St. in West Roxbury, sometime late Friday or early Saturday.

The landscaping trees sells Christmas trees to benefit Childrens' Hospital.

If you know anybody who suddenly came into possession of a dozen Christmas trees and CDs of Christmas music, let Cindy Lou Who E-5... Read more

By - 12/1/12 - 11:49 am

Why can't we have things like this now?

From a discussion of the Washington Street trolley and the car barns that sat where the Domino's by the parkway is now.

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