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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Napper Tandy's, 4187 Washington St., in Roslindale, says it's voluntarily rolled back its closing time from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. to try to avoid a repeat of two fights that left two men bruised and bloodied around closing time on Nov. 8.
At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today, bar attorney - and former city licensing head - Patricia Malone said the bar had been having some issues with young men roaming Washington Street between 1 and 2 a.m. Read more.
Update: Smashed glass due to car crashing into the place over the weekend.
A city health inspector ordered the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 465 Washington St. shut on Saturday due to glass, dust and other debris from a Saturday car crash. Read more.
Rosario Grocery, 760 Washington St., was held up around 7:40 p.m. by two people who showed a gun.
The suspects are described as a Hispanic man, about 5'7" and wearing a red hoodie and a black baseball cap and a Hispanic woman, about 5'4", slim, wearing a gray jacket. They fled through Roberts Playground.
Developer Ralph Vacca wants to replace the old Todesca garage at 4945 Washington St. with a four-story apartment building with 46 units and 67 parking spaces.
For the second month in a row, Vacca, his architect and his attorney met with the West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association tonight to go over the proposal before they submit it to the BRA and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Read more.
Washington Street downtown apparently calls to motorists, but unfortunately for them, there often seems to be a Boston cop stationed right outside Bath and Body Works to pull them over and explain to them why they shouldn't be driving down that stretch of the street, as Jesse Haley shows us tonight.
Melissa Jean noticed that the sky matched the sign for Richie's Italian Ice outside Ruggierio's Market on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain late this afternoon.
The owner of a Chinatown discount store and two of her workers orchestrated a downtown shoplifting ring with which to stock their own shelves, prosecutors charged today. Read more.
An East Boston man had bail set at $2,500 today on charges related to the loaded gun and "high-capacity feeding device" police say they found in the trunk of his car after a traffic stop early Saturday in Dorchester.
At his arraignment today, Anthony Bailey's attorney, however, said the gun wasn't Bailey's - and couldn't be, because he can't see. "This man couldn't possibly use it," attorney Marcy Levington said, as her client, wearing dark sunglasses and holding a cane, stood in the prisoner's dock. Read more.