Massachusetts Avenue

By - 9/22/14 - 3:02 pm

Boston Police report a large group of kids on bikes and scooters helped themselves to soda from the gas station at 870 Massachusetts Ave. yesterday evening and then went after a woman whom they were preventing from driving out of the parking lot.

According to police, the incident involved 10 to 20 Hispanic males, from pre-teens to 20-year-olds, around 6:15 p.m.

As they were milling... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 1:26 pm
Audi on fire on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

Jimmy Doan happened upon this flaming car a little after 1 p.m. on Massachusetts Avenue near MIT and Memorial Drive.

He reports nobody was inside the car, at least not when he arrived.

Anson Stewart captured the Mass. Ave. scene from the other side of the road and behind the car:

By - 9/13/14 - 5:35 pm

Around 5:10 p.m. The bicyclist got the worst of it, was taken away in bad shape, but is expected to survive.

By - 9/3/14 - 4:50 pm

The state Department of Transportation and the MBTA said today they're soliciting bids for development above state land at Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue - and say the project is key to making the existing Hynes Green Line station handicap accessible.

Parcel 13 represents approximately 54,500 square feet of air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike and portions of the MBTA Green Line tunnel across the

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By - 8/1/14 - 9:22 pm

Around 8:30 p.m. Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports no injuries.

Police are looking for two Hispanic males, one 5'8, 18-22, with a black T-shirt with some sort of design on it and carrying a backpack, the other about 5'10" in a black leather baseball cap and a black T-shirt, with a black and white sweatshirt slung over one shoulder.... Read more

By - 7/29/14 - 10:47 am

Around 10:30 a.m.

KWAPT reports the truck had to be jacked up to get the person out.

Aerial photo of the scene.

By - 5/22/14 - 3:52 pm

The sound of gunfire outside the Mass. Ave. Orange Line station around 3 p.m. brought police racing, led to the road being shut for the investigation between St. Botolph and Columbus and a halt to Orange Line service as police searched the station for possible shooters.

Police are looking for two men seeing fleeing on bicycles towards St. Botolph. Both were black. One was in... Read more

By - 5/15/14 - 8:19 pm

Chad Gowey reports on the incident shortly before 8 p.m. at the Massachusetts Avenue stop on the Orange Line:

Blown away by the two strangers we just saw rescuing a disoriented commuter from the tracks

Police report the man became disoriented and fell. He didn't come into contact with the third rail, was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.... Read more

By - 5/14/14 - 7:43 pm

A city health inspector today suspended the permit for Red Mango, 334 Mass. Ave., due to violations that included: No hot water, a blocked off hand-washing sink, too warm cut strawberries in a toppings bar, a "black mold like substance" on the interior of an ice machine, live cockroaches inside cabinets and small black flies in the basement.

The manager can apply for a... Read more

By - 5/10/14 - 8:31 am

Head over to ArchBoston for a discussion about an entrance to what used to be the Mass. Ave. trolley stop that workers uncovered the other day - then promptly filled right back in. With some photos of when the station was a trolley hub (more photos).... Read more

By - 4/11/14 - 8:47 am

A pair of turkeys caused a rubbernecking ruckus along Mass. Ave. near Columbus this morning. The two birds proved to disbelieving bystanders that they can, in fact, fly, swooping over cars and the heads of pedestrians in a crazed flight from the roof of one building to the porch of another.

By - 2/19/14 - 10:33 am
Viktor

Transit Police report one man's apparent idea of a joke left one of their canines with an injury - and the man under arrest.

Police say Antonio Brown, 25, of Cambridge, walked up to a K-9 patrol car at the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop around 7:50 p.m. yesterday and "began to hiss, grunt and bark" at Viktor the police dog:

These actions caused

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By - 2/19/14 - 9:58 am

Transit Police report officers doing fare-evader duty at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line yesterday evening quickly became interested in the gentleman who was demanding a customer-service agent let him in for free because "he was an 'Active Duty' member of the US Armed Forces."

Police report Christopher Keefe, 28, of Braintree was not, in fact, an active-duty member of the US Armed Forces.... Read more

By - 1/11/14 - 3:05 pm

Around 3 p.m., Shaita reported:

Caution: A huge possum was just sitting in the middle of the right lane of Mass Ave in front of the Mary Baker Eddy library.

By - 1/10/14 - 11:02 pm

A pair of alleged rappers were arraigned today on charges they reacted to a complaint about the volume of their vocals at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line Thursday night by doing a little Jim Croce on their critic's head.

Boston Municipal Court Judge Robert J. McKenna released Shakera Bowden of Dorchester and Curtessa Franklin of Canton, both 19, on personal recognizance, according to... Read more

By - 10/17/13 - 7:57 pm
Traffic light

An annoyed citizen files a complaint from Mass. Ave. near Berklee:

Could this lamppost have been installed in a less convenient place? Doubtful.

The city agrees, replying:

The boston transportation department is working with the berkeley school of music contractor to relocate this traffic signal which was not approved in the field by btd.

Ed. question: What do local institutions have against... Read more

By - 7/3/13 - 9:28 am

Garbage pile

A concerned citizen complains about this impromptu landfill on Mass. Ave. north of Washington:

This garbage has been piled up for 2 days. I know the City is working hard on garbage pickup in the South End, but I wanted to report this pile

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By - 6/4/13 - 9:55 pm

Around 9:45 p.m. on the outbound side of the Orange Line station.

Nakia Hill tweets:

Omg! I just witnessed some brave passengers help a [man] who fell on the train tracks as a train approached. They saved his life!

Curt Nickish also saw his rescue:

He's bleeding but being attended to.

Casey was right there:

He fell right in front of me.

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By - 5/31/13 - 5:35 pm

Happened around 5 p.m., service was halted in both directions. Cop got her kid, both got off the tracks and service resumed a few minutes later.

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