Target Pizza, at Washington and Grove in West Roxbury, used to just use that Hummer H2 on the left to deliver pizzas. Three or four weeks ago, it added a motorized tricycle.
The Missus reports from her office aerie above the Downtown Crossing Borders on some unusual weather conditions during this afternoon's storm:
... Huge sheets of foamy drywall material, six feet long and two feet wide, came floating and then spiraling down on Washington Street in front of us.
At first we worried that these were wooden boards floating in the sky. Turns out they were just foam though. So no one was hurt. But yikes! ...
On Washington Street in Egleston Square, WBZ radio and the Globe report.
NOTE: I originally pointed to a Channel 4 report, which said the man was killed on Washington Street in Roslindale, and I should have known better than to trust Channel 4, because they seem unable to figure out the geography of any neighborhood south of the Fenway.
Ed gives a thumb's up to the takeout at the Square Corner Cafe, the new place on Washington Street (a door down from Robyn's):
... All in all, we had a great first impression and can see ourselves getting something here about every week this summer. ...
On the way back from Forest Hills this evening, I stopped at Blowfish, the new seafood take-out place (which does have a few tables, though), 4025 Washington St (across from the Yucatan and its giant bilingual "BURRITOS TO GO / Tacos y mas" sign).
For the most part, it's your basic fried flaky fish place. I haven't had a fried-clam platter in years (not since DeNo's in West Roxbury expanded into an old seafood place next door, in fact), so it was time. It was great, the strips were crispy and not oily, and it was plenty of food for two. And, yes, they floured the clams right before plopping them in the fryer - no frozen stuff here.
Just as cool: They have gyro - on a spit, with a tomato on top - which I think makes it Roslindale's first gyro joint (which is kind of odd given how many Greeks live in the neighborhood). They also have chicken, broccoli and ziti, which is the kidlet's favoritest dish ever, so I'll be back. For dessert, they have cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.
The Square Corner Cafe, a sub shop on Washington Street next to Robyn's in Roslindale Square, and Blowfish, a take-out seafood place closer to Forest Hills, across from the Yucatan, are both now open.
IScream on Centre Street has taken down its Friday the 13th banner and put up its new sign.
Over in Roslindale, Washington Street is getting a new seafood takeout place - in the same general vicinity as Yucatan Mexican Grill and BBQ Town, but on the other side of the street:
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports:
Shots exchanged across New Washington Street between one person at Forest Hills Station and three people in the Southwest Corridor Park at approximately 7:50 p.m. on Jan. 17 resulted in no injuries or fatalities, according to MBTA officials. ...
Shooting in September.
Eeka figured she'll use the MBTA trip planner to find the best way to get from Forest Hills station to Beech Street in Roslindale. She discovered a slight problem - the planner thought she wants to get to Beech Street from Forest Hills in Queens. And apparently that line isn't finished yet (what would they call it? The Orange G? The 34 F?).
In the meantime, as I'm sure eeka found out (or already knew), the best way to get from the real Forest Hills to Beech Street is to hop on any of the roughly 3,000 bus routes that go down Washington Street toward Dedham (and even Walpole) and then get off here (just look for the Pleasant Cafe on the right, then yell "Bus driver, stop this bus!").
Ed. skeptical note: I just tried recreating eeka's proposed itinerary, i.e., "forest hills" to start and "washington st. and beech st., roslindale" as my destination. MBTA.com replied "there are no routes within 1 mile" of Forest Hills and suggested I first get myself to Providence (148.99 miles away) or Union Station in Worcester (151.95 miles away). Guess it's a good thing I can walk to Washington and Beech from my house.
Tom Nealon reports the street outside his Rozzie Square store is under attack by starlings:
Every afternoon they descend on Washington Street, chattering noisily, eating locust seeds (or whatever they are - the worst choice for a sidewalk tree imaginable; they bloom for three days then litter the area with tiny yellow flowers only to months later grow sticky seed pods that then drop everywhere and attract the Starlings), and befouling the sidewalk and any cars in the vicinity with their strange red/brown droppings. ...
Heading south on Washington Street just before the West Roxbury Parkway this morning, I heard the squeal of a vehicle coming to a very sudden stop on wet pavement. I looked over at the other side and saw: One car, stopped because the driver was trying to make a left turn, with several other stopped vehicles behind it - at the end of which was an SUV with a guy on a cell phone, the one who had just come to a sudden stop. Apparently, he managed to look up from his fascinating phone discussion to realize, whoa, there were several stopped cars in front of him and he better do something. Naturally, he did what any proper Masshole would: After he squealed to a stop, he leaned on his horn.
Charles Swift tallies them up.
Today, I needed to make an emergency visit to Toys R Us in Dedham. I took Washington Street south. When I got past the West Roxbury Parkway, I noticed one of those spiffy new Evacuation Route signs. Hmm, I could try out the city's new evacuation plan, which basically calls for people of my ilk (i.e., Roslindalians) to drive south on Washington Street until we get to the Dedham line where, um, well, the city plan doesn's say what we do there, but presumably something good happens.