Washington Street

By - 12/13/09 - 3:00 pm

Santa made his annual visit to Grove and Washington streets in West Roxbury this morning, where he was serenaded by the Beethoven/Ohrenberger School chorus. Afterwards, kids enjoyed pizza, cookies and hot chocolate.

By - 11/22/09 - 3:09 pm

Channel 7 reports on an incident Friday night at Hatoff's, 3440 Washington St. The worker was bound, thrown in the trunk of a car and dumped on River Street in Mattapan.

By - 10/28/09 - 3:25 pm
Before and after

Before (10/5) and after (today).

When the city released plans for the new Washington-Beech project, the renderings showed builders would keep a huge tree right at the corner of Washington and Beech streets. And, for a while, it looked like that really was the plan - workers even surrounded it with a protective wooden... Read more

By - 10/14/09 - 6:05 pm

Mass. High Tech reports the city's won a $1.3-million federal stimulus grant to build a solar-powered fuel station for emergency vehicles and "solar-powered street lights, traffic lights, video cameras and message boards" along Washington Street (apparently, the one through Roxbury, JP, Roslindale and West Roxbury), because, when the Big One hits, we might not be able to rely on normal power supplies for such... Read more

By - 9/10/09 - 12:22 pm

Guira y Tambora, 4014 Washington St. (where Yucatan Mexican Grill used to be), goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Sept. 23 to ask permission to serve alcoholic beverages with its meals.

Unlike a couple of other nearby restaurants - the Upper Crust and Cristelle's in West Roxbury - which were seeking new licenses, of which the city has none, Guira y Tambora would... Read more

By - 8/13/09 - 11:02 pm

Police have blocked off Washington St in Brighton Center between Market/Chestnut Hill and Cambridge St. There were fire engines out near the front of Porter Belly's or about that distance down the street.

Anyone know more?

By - 8/6/09 - 3:25 pm
Men at work

Workers building the frame of the new senior-citizen apartment building that is the first phase of replacing the old Washington-Beech housing project in Roslindale.

By - 3/17/09 - 10:55 am

Channel 4 reports two gunmen got away with $200 after one of them stuck a gun in the face of a clerk at the Petrol station at Washington Street and Metropolitan Avenue Monday afternoon.

The last time a Washington Street gas station was held up.

By - 12/31/08 - 8:41 am

Mark reports on days of yore, when Washington Street in Jamaica Plain was a toll road to Dedham - and people's cows sometimes wandered off near the tollgate.

By - 11/22/08 - 5:22 pm

Word reaches us up here in the mountain fastnesses that the Washington Street Rite Aid is closing. This Wednesday.

By - 10/20/08 - 9:54 pm

Tammy posts a photo from an accident on Washington Street by the Dedham Mall that shut half the road tonight.

By - 10/14/08 - 3:12 pm

No, not Forever Closing Jax, but the old gas station across from Adams Park. The Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services is holding a meeting on Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Roslindale Community Center to discuss a proposal to finally do away with the gas station, last used more than a decade ago as a residence by the station owner when he lost his... Read more

By - 9/28/08 - 9:35 pm
Trike and Hummer

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.

By - 9/9/08 - 4:40 pm

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

... Read more
By - 9/7/08 - 7:37 pm

Boston Police report a 16-year-old male was shot shortly after 1 p.m. at 3948 Washington St.. He was rushed to Boston Medical Center, expected to survive.

Louis Josue, 21, of Roslindale, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder.

By - 7/8/08 - 12:06 am

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.... Read more

By - 6/27/08 - 9:41 pm

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. ...

By - 6/23/08 - 10:31 pm

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... Read more