Washington Street

By - 7/26/15 - 6:28 pm
Protesting Algonquin pipeline at Dedham/Boston town line

West Roxbury and Dedham residents - joined by supporters from as far away as Bedford - briefly stopped traffic at the town line on Washington Street today to protest a high-pressure gas pipeline that would run from Westwood to Centre and Grove streets in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 7/23/15 - 3:33 pm
Mural on Archdale in Roslindale

The Mayor's Mural Crew is nearly done with the mural on Archdale Road at Washington that illustrates a Dominican saying about how much a bird in the hand is worth - and has begun work on another mural a block away on the side of the Little People's Playhouse on Washington: Read more.

By - 7/21/15 - 1:45 pm
Birds in a Roslindale oil-change place

For the past seven years, Peter's Auto Service on Washington Street in Roslindale Square has had some cages for a parrot and lots of chirping yellow birds.

By - 7/20/15 - 6:19 pm
New mural in Roslindale

For years, the Archdale Road side of the Lirianos Brothers' Market on Washington Street has been covered with a mural showing a woman with a green hand cooking something in a frying pan with lots of ingredients, including a can of unidentified Goya stuff.

This morning, the wall was covered with a fresh coat of white paint and a group of earnest young folks were busy outlining a new mural. Time will tell what they're painting.

By - 7/17/15 - 8:05 pm
Crash in Roslindale

Sito Suvamente captured the scene on Washington Street midway between Roslindale Square and the West Roxbury Parkway around 5:30 p.m., when the thoroughfare was completely shut down.

By - 7/13/15 - 6:26 pm
The old Felt club in downtown Boston

Felt in better days

The Boston Business Journal reports a developer has filed a preliminary plan with the BRA to stick 26 floors of residential space above the facade of the existing four-story building at 533 Washington St. that had housed nightclubs for more than 50 years until the state shut Felt in 2012.

The developer bought the building from the Baldekas family last year.

By - 7/6/15 - 10:58 am

The BRA this month begins a formal look at ways to spur "transit-oriented" residential development along Dorchester Avenue in South Boston and Washington Street from Forest Hills to Columbus Avenue in Egleston Square. Read more.

By - 6/26/15 - 6:29 pm
Chinatown fire scene

UPDATE: The MBTA reported at 7:19 p.m. that service had resumed.

Sean Olson reports an electrical fire in the tunnel near Chinatown station shut the Orange Line shortly before 6 p.m. The Boston Fire Department made quick work of the fire and let the T restore power at 6:19 p.m. , although the T was still reporting service was knocked out between Back Bay and North Station at 6:40 p.m.

By - 6/8/15 - 2:08 pm

The Suffolk County District today released two versions of the Burger King surveillance video that shows the incident that led to Usaama Rahim's death in a parking lot on Washington Street in Roslindale last week - the original, above, and a zoomed in version: Read more.

By - 6/4/15 - 7:36 pm
Usaama Rahim's mother and brother in Roslindale

Usaama Rahim's mother, Rahimah (l) and brother, Ibrahim (r) in Roslindale parking lot.

Usaama Rahim's mother, brother, wife and other relatives this afternoon stood in the Roslindale parking lot where he was fatally shot on Tuesday, listening as the family lawyer said they hoped to "work productively and cooperate" with local and federal investigators to determine exactly why Rahim died there Tuesday morning. Read more.

By - 6/3/15 - 5:29 pm

Boston Police report a tip led them to both the driver and the car involved in a hit and run on Washington Street at Beech and Walworth last month that sent a man walking across the street to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say they found the car yesterday and towed it away, pending execution of a search warrant on it. The driver, Eddie Cartagena, 25, will be summonsed to appear in West Roxbury Municipal Court on several motor-vehicle charges, police say.

By - 6/2/15 - 4:12 pm
William Evans with a photo of the knife

Evans with a photo of the knife; Vincent Lisi of the FBI and Mayor Walsh listen.

UPDATE: WHDH reports a man with a connection to Rahim was arrested in Everett.

A 26-year-old Roslindale man under a terror watch left law-enforcement officers no choice this morning but to shoot him, Police Commissioner William Evans said.

Evans said surveillance video from the small shopping plaza on Washington Street at Enneking Parkway showed a Boston police officer and an FBI agent retreating when Usaama Rahim began going after them with a "large military knife" shortly after 7 a.m. Read more.

By - 6/2/15 - 8:11 am

The crime scene. Photo by Chris.

A man under surveillance by a federal terrorism task force was shot around 7 a.m. outside the CVS on Washington Street at West Roxbury Parkway. He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he died. Read more.

By - 5/31/15 - 8:04 am

The city holds a meeting next week to discuss a proposal to replace a parking space on Washington Street with a "bike corral" that would give up to ten bicyclists a place to secure their bikes during stays in Roslindale Square.

The space would be next to the crosswalks from Adams Park to the other side of Washington at Cummins Highway.

The session starts at 6 p.m. in the Roslindale Community Center, conveniently located across the street from the proposed location, on June 10.

H/t Rozzie Bikes.

By - 5/22/15 - 11:47 am

WCVB reports a pedestrian was hit and knocked down shortly before midnight, Thursday, where Washington meets Beech and Walworth, by a white Infiniti whose driver then just sped off.

By - 4/21/15 - 9:59 pm

Tony DeBenedictis, owner of Tony's Market on Washington Street, acknowledged today that he's seriously looking at moving from his longtime location in Roslindale Square to a spot up Washington at Durnell Avenue.

However, he said the deal is not 100% done and that he won't know for sure what he will do for about another month.

By - 4/10/15 - 1:47 pm

Driver lost control around 1:30 p.m., plowed into utility pole, took down wires and now the intersection is shut until utility crews can get in and make repairs.

By - 4/2/15 - 1:27 pm

Mayor Walsh has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its decision to allow construction of a large natural-gas pipeline down Washington and Grove Streets and a metering station across from the West Roxbury quarry to connect it to National Grid's system.

By - 3/6/15 - 9:41 pm
247 Washington St. in Dorchester

A fire that raced through a Washington Street apartment building displaced 30 residents but caused no injuries, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire at 247-249 Washington St. was reported around 7:05 a.m. and did an estimated $750,000 in damage, the department says.

Firefighters arrived to find flames showing from rear porches, the depatment says, adding the cause remains under investigation.

By - 2/26/15 - 1:09 pm

The landlord for the new FitChoice 24/7 health club on Washington Street goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals next week for permission to let the facility live up to its name and actually operate around the clock.

The fitness business, which replaced the Sugar restaurant and bakery, already advertises it's open 24 hours - although staffed only for 12 hours on weekdays - but it turns out you need zoning permission to actually never close.

The board's hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.