Washington Street

By - 4/27/12 - 2:14 pm

Bluewashing in Downtown Crossing

Workers this morning were busy bluewashing over the old murals showing the fabled One Franklin project that was supposed to rise like a phoenix from the giant hole its developers dug where Filene's used to be.

Note the red-and-white placard above the painter.... Read more

By - 4/13/12 - 6:53 pm

Flaming car.

Dave Atkins was at the Burger King on Washington Street in Roslindale around 6:30 this evening when a car outside started burning. Firefighters arrived a couple of moments after he took this photo to extinguish the flames.

Firefighters with burning car. ... Read more

By - 4/2/12 - 7:09 am

Gone, bridge, gone.

No, don't worry, the Casey Overpass still stands. Late yesterday, Christian Scott forwarded this report about the old Tollgate bridge:

In the early hours of this morning the MBTA or AMTRAK or somebody removed the pedestrian bridge you posted about last month. I saw it being craned onto a flatbed this morning inside the lumber yard.

Earlier:
The phantom Tollgate.... Read more

By - 3/24/12 - 5:59 pm

Washington Street by Corinth.

Ed Grzyb, who took this photo (along with this one showing skid marks). Channel 5 reports the collision may have started when a tire on the police cruiser blew out.

By - 2/27/12 - 10:16 am
Tollgate Way

This is Tollgate Way.

Take the 34 bus up Washington Street to Forest Hills and it always announces Tollgate Way. Nobody ever gets off there, though. Except maybe the ghosts.

Across the train tracks, on Hyde Park Avenue, a street sign also announces Tollgate Way:

Tollgate Way sign

But there's nothing there, except... Read more

By - 2/3/12 - 6:37 am

The lights were on but nobody was home the other night, CKP reports.

The Globe reports Millennium Partners has struck a deal with the owner of the Hole to actually build a tower on the negative space on Washington Street.

Millennium Partners built the Ritz and is currently building a new residential tower on the other side of Washington Street. Vornado Realty Trust of New York tore down most of Filene's - it will remain a "passive"... Read more

By - 11/25/11 - 10:45 am

Washington and Winter streets in 1921

Back in 1921, Leslie Jones captured the scene at Washington and Winter streets - before Easter, not Christmas. If you look at the larger version, you can see where E.B. Horn was and still is.

From the Boston Public... Read more

By - 11/3/11 - 9:04 am

An annoyed resident reports from Washington Street in Roslindale:

Bus driver of HS102 sleeping in idling bus in front of my house yet again. Stays for an hour. He is also very rude.

No indication if that's before or after his route, the operation of which has become a matter of some urgency for city officials of late.... Read more

By - 10/28/11 - 10:26 pm

Rainy night in Chinatown

Photographynatalia walked around Chinatown last night.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/22/11 - 7:17 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dedham man on charges he broken into a Roslindale jewelry store and tried to make off with its safe early Monday.

Police say officers on routine patrol on Washington Street around 2 a.m. spotted a safe sitting next to the trunk of James McCart's car outside CTC Elite Jewelry, 4429 Washington St. - less than a block away from... Read more

By - 5/11/11 - 1:54 pm

La Guira y Tambora, 4014 Washington St., goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on May 24 for permission to add an extension in the rear that will let it expand from 49 to 93 seats. The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the board's hearing room on the eighth floor of City Hall.

By - 4/4/11 - 6:13 pm

Substation

Two non-profit groups are the latest to take a whack at finding uses for the long dormant, increasingly decaying Roslindale Square substation, which lost its purpose decades ago when trolleys stopped running down Washington Street.

Last fall, the BRA, which now owns the building, gave Historic Boston, Inc. and Roslindale... Read more

By - 3/21/11 - 1:50 pm

Acting on complaints from neighboring residents about unregistered cars on their streets, city inspectors and Boston Police last week swarmed Boston Best Auto, 3575 Washington St., Capt. John Greland at District E-13 reports.

Greland said that when inspectors arrived last Wednesday, they found numerous unregistered cars being advertised for sale to the public. And one, he wrote, was leaking oil into a catch... Read more

By - 2/25/11 - 9:21 am

In 2008, the state erected a sign on Centre St. just before the VFW Parkway that sure seemed to indicate Rte. 1 was just around the bend. Now a brand-new "Rte. 1 Jct" sign has gone up on Washington Street southbound in Dedham, just by the mall and just before the rotary with what was once Rte. 1, before the state decided it was... Read more

By - 1/30/11 - 5:08 pm

Boston Police report finding a 20-year-old with a gunshot wound at 3106 Washington St. around 9:30 p.m., on Saturday.

He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital and is expected to recover, police say.... Read more

By - 1/14/11 - 2:15 pm

No lights

BTD is seeking the public's help in finding traffic lights obscured by ice, such as these puppies on Washington Street at the West Roxbury Parkway, where southbound motorists, being Bostonians, are just barreling through the intersection rather than stopping to see if maybe motorists on the parkway (or... Read more

By - 12/21/10 - 6:29 am

The article by David Boeri and Andrea Shea is ostensibly about how the three revived theaters on Washington Street could lead a revival of the Hole-infested street, but is really an interesting walk back into the time when it was home to the city's large number of daily newspapers:

The printing presses for the Post were buried like a coal mine seven stories below

... Read more
By - 11/4/10 - 7:23 am

WBUR gives us a peek at the renovated theatre, next to the also renovated Paramount.

By - 8/20/10 - 3:01 pm

Would be Salvatore's locationProposed location next to Paramount Theatre.

The Boston Licensing Board this week deferred action on a license request for a proposed Italian restaurant at 550 Washington St. that would stay open until 2 a.m. because the city currently has no liquor licenses left to give... Read more

By - 3/21/10 - 12:58 pm

To try to help somebody out, I wanted to see which bus lines go from Forest Hills to the Dedham Mall and when (yeah, I know, the 34 and 34E go there, but when?). So on the handy little form right on the MBTA home page, I typed in "forest hills" as my starting point and "dedham mall" as my destination, and got back... Read more

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