Washington Street

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.Read more

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.Read more

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.Read more

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

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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

By - 6/20/08 - 8:32 pm

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.Read more

By - 6/15/08 - 5:04 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man on charges he exposed himself this morning to a woman selling newspapers outside the Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street in West Roxbury, near the Dedham line:

... The victim says the suspect, who was sitting in his car, motioned for her to approach his car. Thinking that the suspect wanted to buy a newspaper, the victim walked over...Read more
By - 6/7/08 - 9:47 pm
I scream!

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:

By - 1/25/08 - 1:47 pm

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.

By - 1/6/08 - 9:16 pm

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?)....Read more

By - 12/6/07 - 9:25 pm

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

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