Washington Street

By - 2/3/12 - 6:37 am

The lights were on but nobody was home the other night, CKP reports.

The Globe reports Millennium Partners has struck a deal with the owner of the Hole to actually build a tower on the negative space on Washington Street.

Millennium Partners built the Ritz and is currently building a new residential tower on the other side of Washington Street. Vornado Realty Trust of New York tore down most of Filene's - it will remain a "passive" partner in the new project.

By - 11/3/11 - 9:04 am

An annoyed resident reports from Washington Street in Roslindale:

Bus driver of HS102 sleeping in idling bus in front of my house yet again. Stays for an hour. He is also very rude.

No indication if that's before or after his route, the operation of which has become a matter of some urgency for city officials of late.

By - 10/28/11 - 10:26 pm

Rainy night in Chinatown

Photographynatalia walked around Chinatown last night.

By - 9/22/11 - 7:17 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dedham man on charges he broken into a Roslindale jewelry store and tried to make off with its safe early Monday.

By - 5/11/11 - 1:54 pm

La Guira y Tambora, 4014 Washington St., goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on May 24 for permission to add an extension in the rear that will let it expand from 49 to 93 seats. The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the board's hearing room on the eighth floor of City Hall.

By - 4/4/11 - 6:13 pm


Two non-profit groups are the latest to take a whack at finding uses for the long dormant, increasingly decaying Roslindale Square substation, which lost its purpose decades ago when trolleys stopped running down Washington Street.

By - 3/21/11 - 1:50 pm

Acting on complaints from neighboring residents about unregistered cars on their streets, city inspectors and Boston Police last week swarmed Boston Best Auto, 3575 Washington St., Capt.

By - 2/25/11 - 9:21 am

In 2008, the state erected a sign on Centre St. just before the VFW Parkway that sure seemed to indicate Rte. 1 was just around the bend. Now a brand-new "Rte. 1 Jct" sign has gone up on Washington Street southbound in Dedham, just by the mall and just before the rotary with what was once Rte. 1, before the state decided it was very important that Rte. 1 smush with Rte. 128 instead of ambling along the Riverway, Jamaicaway and VFW Parkway.

By - 1/30/11 - 5:08 pm

Boston Police report finding a 20-year-old with a gunshot wound at 3106 Washington St. around 9:30 p.m., on Saturday.

He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital and is expected to recover, police say.

By - 12/21/10 - 6:29 am

The article by David Boeri and Andrea Shea is ostensibly about how the three revived theaters on Washington Street could lead a revival of the Hole-infested street, but is really an interesting walk back into the time when it was home to the city's large number of daily newspapers:

The printing presses for the Post were buried like a coal mine seven stories below ground level. They worked next to the subway tunnel, and at street level you could feel both of them.

By - 11/4/10 - 7:23 am

WBUR gives us a peek at the renovated theatre, next to the also renovated Paramount.

By - 8/20/10 - 3:01 pm

Would be Salvatore's locationProposed location next to Paramount Theatre.

The Boston Licensing Board this week deferred action on a license request for a proposed Italian restaurant at 550 Washington St. that would stay open until 2 a.m. because the city currently has no liquor licenses left to give out.

The proposed Salvatore's would feature a 34-seat bar designed for people who are alone but want to get a bite to eat, such as people whose spouses work a different schedule, owner Sal Lupoli told the board at a hearing on Tuesday. In addition to students - a new Suffolk dorm is opening atop the old Modern Theatre next month - downtown has a growing number of professional residents.

Lupoli's proposed closing time had the support of both the Midtown Park Plaza Neighborhood Association and Emerson Colllege - which would be Salvatore's landlord.

The restaurant's menu would be similar to that at the first Salvatore's, on Northern Avenue.

State law limits the number of liquor licenses Boston can give out.

By - 3/21/10 - 12:58 pm

To try to help somebody out, I wanted to see which bus lines go from Forest Hills to the Dedham Mall and when (yeah, I know, the 34 and 34E go there, but when?). So on the handy little form right on the MBTA home page, I typed in "forest hills" as my starting point and "dedham mall" as my destination, and got back this:

Which Forest Hills is that?

Really, MBTA Trip Planner? Come on.

By - 3/7/10 - 10:49 am

Marjorie Arons-Barron reports on the renovated Washington Street theater's re-opening yesterday:

... The art deco style is drop-dead gorgeous; the sparkling lights on the marquee, a wondrous beckoning. ...

By - 1/4/10 - 2:49 pm

UPDATE: File this under: Yeesh. Contrary to what BPD tweeted, MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo reports: "A motor vehicle pushed another motor vehicle into a bus that was parked at a stop. No injuries aboard the bus and very little, if any, damage to the bus."

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 "hula skirt." But for some reason, they tore down the tree today and carted away its remains.

This is what the neighborhood was promised: