Washington Street

By - 4/15/16 - 7:47 am

The BRA board yesterday approved a mixed-use building at Washington and Parsons streets that will include 54 housing units, a small Roche Bros. and 125 parking spaces.

By - 4/12/16 - 6:28 am

The Jamaica Plain News reports on a developer's proposal for a five-story building at 3193 Washington St., across the street from where another developer won BRA approval for another six-story building.

By - 4/11/16 - 10:29 am
Thoughts about the future from Galadriel on Washington Street in Roslindale

Other parts of the country get Bible quotes. Washington Street in Roslindale gets quotes from "Lord of the Rings."

By - 4/6/16 - 5:20 pm
Forest Hills crash

Alex Jones urged drivers to abandon all hope after two cars engaged in a sheet-metal tango shortly before 5 p.m. where Washington, New Washington and South streets come together.

By - 4/4/16 - 11:15 pm
Swoopy skyscraper as seen from Boston's Public Garden

What the building might look like from the Arlington Street side of the Public Garden.

Proposed downtown tower

The New York developer that has been figuring out how to put a skyscraper at the intersection of Washington and Bromfield streets last week released a series of renderings of a building that would rise higher than the Millennium Tower and have a series of rooftop gardens and possibly solar panels.

Midwood Investment and Development is proposing a 59-story, 683-foot-tall building with 300 apartments - 54 affordable - topped by 119 condos. The residential units would sit on a five-story base that would include ground-floor retail and a garage for 235 cars and 420 bicycles. Read more.

By - 3/31/16 - 10:45 pm
Proposed replacement for Felt, 533 Washington St. in dowtown Boston

Architect's rendering.

The new owner of the old Felt nightclub at 533 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing today submitted his plans for a new tower that would include 94 apartments, restaurant space and a two-floor "non-profit incubator office space." Read more.

By - 3/31/16 - 9:38 am
Washington Street in downtown Boston in 1921

Hordes of pre-Easter shoppers outside E.B. Horn in 1921. See it larger.

E.B. Horn, which opened in 1839, is suing another jewelry store down Washington Street that now calls itself Horn's Jewelers.

In a trademark lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, E.B. Horn, 429 Washington St., wants a judge to order Horn's Jewelers, 339 Washington St., to knock it off and find some other name. Read more.

By - 3/26/16 - 12:36 pm
Proposed building at Washington and Green streets in Jamaica Plain

Proposed building as seen from outside Canto 6, across from the police station.

A developer is proposing to tear down some old buildings at Washington and Green streets, across from the E-13 police station and put up a 44-unit apartment building that would feature private terraces for some units and a rooftop deck. Read more.

By - 3/26/16 - 10:33 am
Line for bagels in Roslindale Square

You don't often see people lining up for anything in Roslindale Square, but as roving UHub photographer Chris Dagdigian found, an Exodus Bagels pop-up at Redd's in Rozzie this morning brought out the bagel-starved Roslindalians:

"Hope this encourages them to open a storefront," he says.

By - 3/15/16 - 4:38 pm

A horde of guys from across Boston and the South Shore face assault-and-battery charges for their alleged roles in a beatdown at the Green Briar Pub on Washington Street on Jan. 24 that sent a 20-year-old man to nearby St. Elizabeth's Hospital in serious condition, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/26/16 - 11:25 am
Danilo Medina presidential campaign office in Roslindale

Supporters of Danilo Medina, incumbent president of the Dominican Republic, have set up a campaign office in a former travel agency on Washington Street in Roslindale. The election is May 15.

By - 1/26/16 - 10:46 pm

UPDATE Suspect arrested.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., residents and police officers both heard repeated gunshots in an area stretching from behind the Blackstone School on Washington Street to O'Day Playground on W. Newton Street.

One person on Washington Street reported he'd been fired at. Police recovered shell casings at Washington Street and Mystic Street.

Nearby residents reported hearing about 10 shots.

By - 1/22/16 - 7:40 am
New Joy Luck Hot Pot Restaurant in Boston's Chinatown

In addition to retaining the old pagoda-ish overhang and lights, the new Joy Luck Hot Pot Restaurant is keeping the red and yellow colors of the McDonald's it's replacing at the corner of Washington and Kneeland streets.

By - 1/21/16 - 8:15 pm
Dangerous sidewalk across from Forest Hills MBTA station

UPDATE, Friday morning: Kate Hutchinson reports a crew from Barletta, the company doing the Arborway project, cleared the ice.

With both the Arborway and the T stop undergoing major construction work, pedestrians heading towards South Street from Forest Hills are supposed to cross Washington and continue north.

But apparently the city, MassDOT and DCR can't decide who's supposed to shovel the walk, so nobody has. Read more.

By - 1/14/16 - 9:04 pm

Melissa Benedict, 35, of Dorchester, was arraigned today on charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury or death for an incident around 8 a.m. yesterday on Washington Street near Harvard Street that left a man lying in the street, dead, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/14/16 - 4:36 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a request from Babushka Deli on Washington Street, just up from the Brookline line, to expand its stock of beer and wine to include harder stuff. Read more.

By - 1/13/16 - 10:00 am
Pedestrians told to use sidewalk in Downtown Crossing

UPDATE: This post is proof of Betteridge's Law and the fact that I can be awfully unobservant since the signs have been there for 7 months and are only related to the Tower construction.

This sign recently popped up in Downtown Crossing (along with a twin at Summer and Winter). A signal of the city's intentions, or just a temporary measure until Millennium Tower is finished? In either case, many hardened Bostonian pedestrians were paying the sign no heed yesterday.

By - 1/13/16 - 9:53 am

WBZ reports on a crash this morning on Washington Street near Harvard Avenue. The driver was arrested.

By - 1/13/16 - 7:55 am
Acosta

The pedestrian hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive around 4:30 p.m. yesterday has died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Silvia Acosta was 78. Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 4:56 pm

UPDATE: Victim died; driver charged.

A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive.Traffic is being diverted at both Beech Street and West Roxbury Parkway; that includes T buses.