When Boston Police officers tried to stop a van whose driver almost swerved into them on Washington Street just past South Street last night, the van came to a halt and eight men got out and tried to run away, police say.
Some of the men even climbed the roof of the Advance Auto Parts store in what turned out to be a futile attempt to escape, police say.
The Sugar signs are down and new signs went up this morning: FitChoice is moving into the space vacated by Sugar at 4174 Washington St. in January.
Although the dining area at Sugar was small, the entire building contained a large bakery from its pre-Sugar days as the A. Boschetto bakery, enough for a 4,000-square-foot fitness center.
The Mt. Washington Bank branch at 1134 Washington St. was held up around 10:35 a.m. The suspect was described as a black man, about 30 and 5'9", with short hair, a small bandage on his face and holding a black and gray bicycle helmet, in addition to a gun.
Looks like the former Parlour Pizza is getting divided into two separate places: A new pizza place called Mangia Neopolitan Pizza and a froyo place called Yogoteria.
The Boston Licensing Board considers a food-serving license for both at 1727 Centre St. at a hearing next week. If approved, West Roxburyans with a yen for froyo won't have to make the trek to the new froyo place opening in Roslindale Square.
Both Mangia and Yogoteria would be open until midnight if the board grants its OK.
Some 50 residents from across Roslindale met last night with local police and elected officials to figure out how to keep Roslindale's crime rate low.
The meeting was organized after two women were robbed near the Roslindale Village train station last month.
Mary Fitzgerald spotted the aftermath of a crash outside the Subway on Washington Street in Roslindale Square around 7:40 p.m.
UPDATE: BWSC found the shut-off valve around 2:25 p.m. and police began letting traffic down Washington again. But traffic might be slow for awhile due to the ever popular residual backups - and DPW's need to clean up debris from the flood and put down sand for when all the water freezes.
The neighborhood's main road is now rolling in the deep thanks to a
water main that turned into Swiss cheese hydrant that went berserk around 2 p.m. somewhere between Basile Street and Bexley Road, just north of Adams Park.
Around 11:45 p.m. in front of the outbound entrance to the Orange Line Chinatown station and the CVS. The suspect was described as a black man, about 5'7" and wearing a dark jacket with a red design on it, a black hoodie and a white knit cap.
He was last seen walking towards Downtown Crossing.
Hank Layfield reports Domino's is moving into the old BBQ Town on Washington Street in Roslindale, which means the local franchise will finally be free of the loneliness that is that little strip mall down by the West Roxbury Parkway and well away from those activist types in Roslindale Square who managed to block its planned move into a storefront there.
The driver of a 34E bus was forced to pull over on Washington Street near the West Roxbury Parkway around 6:45 p.m. yesterday when a passenger began attacking a seat. An MBTA supervisor's report states:
After a customer reported there was a man sitting in the middle of the bus stabbing a seat with a pair of scissors and putting the scissors up to his neck and his head, the bus pulled over to the side of the road, and police were called. No one was injured.
The bus operator reported the man, holding scissors, got off the bus. The man was described as a Caucasian, mid 20s, wearing black jeans and a black hoodie. The man, last seen in front of the Burger King, was gone when police arrived.
Updated, 10 a.m.
Boston Police report arresting Christina Martinez, 21, of Dorchester, on charges she hit a woman in a South End intersection last night, then drove over her as she sped away - and that she wasn't wearing her glasses at the time.
Boston Police are looking for a black Dodge Durango in connection with a holdup at Hatoff's, 3440 Washington St., around 6:45 a.m.
Both men in the SUV were armed. Both were black. One wore a Bruins cap, a jean jacket and a white T-shirt. The other was 5'10" to 6', weighs about 250 lbs. and was wearing a brown jacket with a brown sweater.