Washington Street

By - 3/4/14 - 7:56 pm
Roslindale crash

Mary Fitzgerald spotted the aftermath of a crash outside the Subway on Washington Street in Roslindale Square around 7:40 p.m.

By - 2/24/14 - 2:17 pm

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.

By - 1/26/14 - 12:00 am

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.

By - 1/2/14 - 5:33 pm
Snow-covered sinkhole in Chinatown in Boston.

Bobby Main shows us the Washington Street sinkhole in Chinatown this evening. It opened up early this morning and tried to eat a DPW truck.

By - 1/2/14 - 9:26 am

Glub, glub at Washington and Kneeland around 4 a.m. Avoid the area, the city says.

Bus-swallowing sinkhole.

By - 11/15/13 - 7:55 am

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.

By - 9/24/13 - 9:16 am

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.

By - 9/5/13 - 9:47 pm

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.

By - 7/15/13 - 9:27 am

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.

By - 6/21/13 - 8:58 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America isn't going to just move out of its Washington Street offices now that a developer wants to turn the former Hughes Oil property into an apartment complex.

By - 5/31/13 - 9:17 am

Firefighters are at Washington and Kneeland streets, where CO2 is leaking from a 100-gallon tank in the basement of the McDonald's at the corner. Police are diverting traffic away from the area.

By - 5/28/13 - 9:50 pm


Guerilla knitting shows up in the most unlikely places sometimes, such as on this old pay phone at old Stan Hatoff's gas station ("Stan says: Gas is gas!") on Washington Street in Forest Hills.

By - 3/14/13 - 2:37 pm

Downtown Crossing store taped offDowntown Crossing store taped off. Photo by Kim Janey.

Large numbers of Boston cops , state troopers and Secret Service agents swarmed Time Products, 449 Washington St. this afternoon as they arrested the alleged mastermind of a ring dealing in stolen phones and fake cash, credit cards and identities.

The raid came after State Police arrested Shahab "David" Yousheei, 36, of Brighton, on the Common after he allegedly purchased counterfeit money from an undercover trooper, the state Attorney General's office reports:

By - 2/28/13 - 4:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a request from the owners of the troubled Felt nightclub to restore its liquor license so they can sell it to the proposed operator of a supper club in the Washington Street location.

The owners can appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission which, however, has itself suspended the club's license for failing to notify it of an ownership change nearly two years ago.

By - 2/27/13 - 12:18 pm

The owners of Felt, closed for the past 18 months due to licensing, tax and business issues, today asked the Boston Licensing Board to reinstate its liquor license.

By - 2/21/13 - 8:56 am

Audition line along Washington Street

Kelly reports from Downtown Crossing this morning:

Line of shrieking teens all down Washington St in DTX for So You Think You Can Dance auditions.

By - 12/30/12 - 5:25 pm

MBTA and Boston police are investigating whether a woman struck by some sort of pellet around 1:45 p.m. today on Washington Street near Arboretum Road was shot by the same people who shot at an inbound 35 bus in the same area last night.

MBTA Transit Police report the driver of the bus last night "observed two individuals standing in a driveway who appeared to be holding a firearm," as the bus passed Archdale Road on its way to Forest Hills.