Washington Street

By - 10/16/15 - 8:11 am

Updated with information from BPD.

Boston Police report arresting two teens after one of them threatened some other teens with a taser and the other took out a gun and started firing outside the upper busway at Forest Hills station around 7:55 a.m.

Read more.

By - 10/15/15 - 9:49 am

Boston Police report a man walking on Washington Street just south of West Roxbury Parkway was shot at around 2:20 a.m., Wednesday.

Police found a bullet hole in his pants, but he suffered only a finger injury, police say, adding officers recovered ballistic evidence on the inbound side of Washington Street, just before the parkway.

Police say a Dodge Charger pulled up in front of him, a man got out, called him by his first name and opened fire. The shooter then got back in the car, which sped away, as the man ran to the Burger King on Washington Street, on the other side of the parkway.

By - 10/3/15 - 2:14 pm
Trench being dug for new high-pressure gas line on Washington Street in West Roxbury

Workers for Algonquin Gas Transmission were busy today digging a trench up Washington Street just past the Dedham line so they can lay down a high-pressure natural-gas pipeline that will end at a new transfer station at Grove and Centre Streets, across from the West Roxbury quarry.

A judge dismissed the city's challenges to the pipeline three weeks ago. At a rally last weekend, residents vowed civil disobedience to stop the pipeline.

By - 9/28/15 - 8:24 am
USSR sign at Forest Hills MBTA station

The T or MassDOT or somebody last week shifted the taxi stand at Forest Hills from in front of the station down Washington Street near Ukraine Way. The sign did not go unaltered for long.

Cab drivers are not happy about the shift, Jamaica Plain News reports.

By - 9/25/15 - 9:42 pm
Effie's Kitchen in Roslindale Square

Workers have been busy lately getting the old Wapo Taco on Poplar Street and the former Bel Lounge on Washington Street for new tenants.

The new sign for Eftimia Meletlides's Effie's Kitchen went up this week above the former Wapo Taco, which closed in June after its landlord doubled its rent. Read more.

By - 9/21/15 - 3:46 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports why there's a red line running down the sidewalk on Washington Street now: It's a protest against housing discrimination.

By - 9/13/15 - 2:02 pm
Tour de Force bicyclists crest hill in Roslindale and head down to Boston Harbor

Several hundred bicyclists rode from New York to Boston in a four-day ride to remember 9/11 and raise funds for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. Early this afternoon, they turned up Washington Street in Dedham. As they crested the hill at West Roxbury Parkway, they got a view of downtown Boston - where they'd end their ride at the harbor.

By - 9/12/15 - 1:32 pm

Photos via BPD.

Boston and Brookline Police report arresting a couple of guys they say robbed at least 11 stores in August and September, most recently a market across from the Brookline Village T stop Thursday evening - one night after they knocked over the Rosedale Market at 547 Washington St. in Codman Square. Read more.

By - 8/25/15 - 8:23 am

The Globe reports Boston Police are investigating an incident at Washington and Lesher streets in Roslindale in which an officer trying to get a suspect into a cruiser during an arrest briefly put his hands on the guy's neck - after the guy started resisting getting into the cruiser and screaming as a crowd of his pals rushed the scene. Read more.

By - 8/19/15 - 10:36 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the Roslindale Market, 4140 Washington St. (across from Healy Field) start serving takeout food. Read more.

By - 8/3/15 - 4:41 pm

Ernest Haley, 29, won't have to risk getting arrested a third time for burglary: At his arraignment today for three Roslindale break-in attempts - two allegedly successful - his bail was revoked for his earlier charge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The new arrests - which include one for allegedly swiping nine pairs of panties - also got him in trouble for violating his probation in a 2014 case in which he received an 18-month suspended sentence for malicious destruction of property, threats, and two counts of assault and battery, the DA's office says. Read more.

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.