Massachusetts Avenue

By - 6/22/16 - 11:15 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a multi-cuisine restaurant called B3 plans to open in the newly opened Berklee tower on Mass. Ave., where the McDonald's used to be. People looking for a quiet spot to eat might want to look elsewhere because B3 "will be a fluid space where food is alive with freshness and flavor and music just happens."

By - 6/21/16 - 3:14 pm
282 Massachusetts Ave. on fire in Cambridge

282 Mass. Ave. fire. Photo by Paras Bhatia.

The roof of Random Hall, a four-story MIT building being renovated at 282 Mass. Ave. burst into flames around 3 p.m. The fire went to two alarms before being brought under control.

Han watched the smoke from across the river: Read more.

By - 6/13/16 - 10:04 am
Flowers bedeck an MBTA bus stop in the South End

TaliMeBanana noticed this flower-bedecked T bus stop on Mass. Ave. in the South End yesterday.

They're the work of Kristyn Price, who is doing short-term flower installations across the South End, under the hash tag #guerillaflowerfare.

By - 6/12/16 - 8:35 am

Cambridge Police report a woman was shot in the leg outside Monroe, 450 Massachusetts Ave., around 2:10 a.m. Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 7:42 am

A WBUR reporter takes us on a tour of Mass. Ave. in the area of Melnea Cass Boulevard.

As Pardini walks down the street, he explains the debris along the pavement.

"There's a cap from a needle. That's an empty heroin bag right there," Pardini says, while warning me to avoid the discarded needles at our feet.

Vice, meanwhile, takes us inside the Spot, a new location where Methadone Mile addicts can go and be monitored while they're under the influence.

By - 5/7/16 - 8:37 pm
Oliver Smoot in parade on the Massachusetts Avenue bridge

Oliver Smoot, the man who became a unit of measurement, was back in town today to serve as grand marshal of the 100th anniversary of MIT's moving day - the celebration of the school's moving from the Back Bay to Cambridge.

RoadTrip New England snapped him as he rode past the markers bearing his name on the bridge.

Curt Nickish caught him being measured to make sure he still had an ear (the bridge being, of course, 364.4 smoots long, plus or minus an ear): Read more.

By - 4/20/16 - 11:31 am
Old CluckIt in the South End

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let chef Douglass Williams buy the beer and wine license from the defunct CluckIt so he can open a neighborhood place serving "Italian influenced, American executed" food. Read more.

By - 4/14/16 - 10:02 pm

The driver of this 18-wheeler managed to get his trailer stuck nice and tight on the barriers at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Huntington tonight, as CraigglesOfDoom shows us (Here's another view).

By - 4/2/16 - 10:43 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. outside the McDonald's at 870 Massachusetts Ave.

By - 3/27/16 - 8:49 pm

Paula Tennyson captured the flames at Comm. Ave. and Mass. Ave. around 8:30 p.m.

Tennyson also captured what was left of the car: Read more.

By - 3/25/16 - 6:59 pm

Two men got into a fight at the 616 Mass. Ave. Dunkin' Donuts yesterday afternoon that ended when one smashed the other in the face with a chair, Cambridge Police report:

A suspect and victim - both believed to be homeless - were engaged in a fight inside the coffee shop; the victim was struck by a chair and sustained a cut to his face and transported to a hospital for treatment.

There was so much blood from the gash that officers at first thought they were responding to a stabbing, police say.

By - 3/16/16 - 5:09 pm

M.L. reports seeing a weird, teensy-tiny little purple car on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge today, headed towards MIT (of course). Corinne replies with the above photo. Anybody know more about it?

By - 3/8/16 - 5:04 pm
Searching the Charles River

Tim watched some of the first responders searching the Charles around 4:30 p.m. Nick Gillham reported they were looking for somebody who might have jumped. Traffic was backed up in both directions.

By - 2/27/16 - 8:35 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man for a road-rage incident in the South End this afternoon. Read more.

By - 1/26/16 - 2:33 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Orlando man they say reacted to being told he couldn't leave the Taj Hotel with a drink by smashing his glass in the lobby, then going outside and firing a round from the gun he was, of course, packing. Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 7:32 am

The T is advising "moderate" delays into town on the Red Line from Braintree due to a train that just could not make it past Quincy Center, and "minor" delays into town on the Orange Line from Forest Hills, due to a train that ascended to the pearly gates at Mass. Ave.

By - 1/5/16 - 6:26 pm
Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue

Firefighters have evacuated the 41-unit 585 Columbus Ave. due to a gas leak that forced the shutoff of the building's heating system on one of the coldest nights of the season.

City officials are now on scene trying to coordinate getting residents into someplace warm for tonight.

By - 12/23/15 - 6:25 pm

Around 6:15 p.m. Police found him limping about a half block down Mass. Ave., limping towards Boston Medical Center.

By - 12/16/15 - 11:21 pm
Imperial stomtroopers at Massachusetts Avenue and Tremont Street

Pat from Boston spotted these horn-playing stormtroopers on Mass. Ave. at Tremont around 9:20 p.m.

By - 11/24/15 - 6:23 pm
Police a safe distance from flaming car in Cambridge

Fire extinguisher at the ready, police officers watch flaming car. Photo by Kat.

Around 5:40 p.m., afertig reported a car engulfed in flames on Mass. Ave. Erica Hersh reports one person helped into an ambulance and traffic at a standstill.