Washington Street

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.

By - 2/26/15 - 10:36 am
Proposed rendering of Washington Street project in Jamaica Plain

Architect's rendering: Permanently circling Hood Blimp as project amenity?

Developers hope to break ground this fall on a residential complex in Egleston Square that could also bring a new restaurant to the neighborhood - and more affordable housing than required by city code.

By - 2/16/15 - 9:58 am
Deserted Washington Street in downtown Boston

Steve went for a walk down a deserted Washington Street in Downtown Crossing last night.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/6/15 - 5:39 pm
Buses in a row in Brighton

KWAPT shows us the non-moving bus traffic on Washington Street in Brighton, where a bus and a cab may have tried to occupy the same space at the same time. Traffic elsewhere is marginally better, except possibly in Kenmore Square, where the stop lights have taken the night off.

Atlantic Avenue by Summer is also a morass of non-movingness, as Cybah noticed out his office window:

By - 1/21/15 - 10:57 pm
Casey Overpass

State transportation officials said tonight they will shut the Arboretum-bound side of the Casey Overpass in February, followed by the Mattapan-bound side by the end of March.

By - 1/16/15 - 11:30 am
3385 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain

Architect's rendering.

The BRA yesterday gave Boston Property Development permission to tear down the old fried-chicken place at 3385 Washington St. and replace it with a four-story building with 21 residential units and ground-floor commercial space.

The $3.5-million project will include four "affordable" units. One of the units will have three-bedrooms; the rest one or two. The developer plans 23 parking spaces for the building, which it says will "contribute to the much needed revitalization of Washington Street."

By - 1/15/15 - 8:10 pm

A neighbor of the closed Busy Bee cleaners at 4381 Washington St. reports current building owner Stelio Koutonidis outlined his plans to build a neighborhood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, at a meeting tonight.

By - 1/12/15 - 8:46 am

A weary-eared citizen complains about the alarm system at the Empire Garden dim-sum place on Washington Street, kitty corner from Lagrange:

The alarm from this building has been going off every night for the last week and no one comes to turn it off. There are many residents complaining about it going off for many hours at a time. It has a bull horn pointed out towards the street.

By - 1/5/15 - 9:49 am

The Amateur Planner fulminates a bit on how the 34E bus between Forest Hills and Walpole has to go on a lengthy expedition through the driving morass that is the Dedham Mall; wonders why it doesn't just drop off/pick up passengers on Washington Street at the mall entrance:

The loop-the-loop to access the mall unnecessarily lengthens the route, costs the T money, costs passengers time, and subsidizes private development, all to service the front door of an auto-centered development.

By - 12/19/14 - 2:05 pm
Former Busy Bee on Washington Street in Roslindale

The owner of the closed Busy Bee Cleaners, 4381 Washington St., is scheduled to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Jan. 6 for permission to convert the building into a 49-seat restaurant.

By - 12/18/14 - 8:02 am
Santa barely hanging on in Roslindale

Fred White spotted Santa hanging around Washington Street in Roslindale yesterday.

By - 12/15/14 - 8:08 am

Vincent Marino, who owns the Tony's/Redd's building on Washington Street, meets with residents tonight to discuss his plan to add two stories and eight apartments to the building.