Massachusetts Avenue

By - 5/26/17 - 9:18 am

The First Church of Christ Scientist wants to remove an arch in front of its Publishing House on Mass. Ave., but the Boston Landmarks Commission wants to keep it. The Boston Sun reports.

By - 5/23/17 - 3:14 pm
Badly parked car on Massachusetts Avenue in Boston

Drew Starr could only stare in amazement at this person's parking job on Mass. Ave. near the Christian Science Center today: Too far from the curb, in a handicap space and with "a crushed bike lane marker underneath."

By - 5/22/17 - 9:22 am

Jonathan Fertig and some friends went along Mass. Ave. overnight, planting these signs in the alleged buffers between the bike lanes and the rest of the road.

By - 5/19/17 - 5:39 pm

This afternoon near the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

UPDATE: Preliminary investigation shows no evidence of foul play, the DA's office reports.

By - 3/22/17 - 9:40 am
Make way for turkeys in Harvard Square

"This is not how I remember 'Make Way for Ducklings'," Gedalia Pasternak thought while watching a bus on Mass. Ave in Harvard Square making way for passing poultry this morning.

By - 2/22/17 - 6:36 pm

It's lights out at Mass. Ave. and Tremont and that means a mess:

Spent 15 minutes in car from one end of Westland (Fenway) to other end (Mass Ave)

By - 2/19/17 - 11:49 am

WCVB reports a woman suffered life-threayening injuries after a woman with whom shed been fighting outside Victoria's Diner dragged her down Mass. Ave. around 4 a.m.

By - 1/19/17 - 12:43 pm

This morning on Massachusetts Avenue near Washington Street around 11 a.m. Homicide detectives were called in because of the seriousness of the woman's injuries.

By - 12/29/16 - 6:18 pm

Boston EMS Incidents reports somebody was stabbed at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard around 6 p.m.

By - 12/29/16 - 8:54 am

UPDATE, 9 a.m. Delays officially upgraded to "severe."

An Orange Line train has gone to its just rewards at Mass. Ave. and now riders get to experience "moderate" delays, although some are questioning the use of that word: Read more.

By - 12/28/16 - 12:17 pm
Closed Cumberland Farms

Joe Donahue reports the Cumberland Farms at Mass. Ave. and Albany Street in the South End has bought the farm.

By - 12/16/16 - 9:28 am

The Boston Sun reports that Mayor Walsh concentrated on the ongoing problems related to addicts and homeless people along Melnea Cass Boulevard and Mass. Ave. and on Boston Common at a recent South End Forum meeting.

We’re laser focused on it. It’s the same for Boston Common. We’re laser focused on Boston Common. That and the area here are the two hot spots. We’re meeting weekly internally on every aspect of the problem…You’ll still see homeless people, but we’re hoping to reduce it…

By - 12/9/16 - 11:53 am

NECN reports a person hit by an MBTA bus at Massachusetts Avenue and Theodore Glynn Way Thursday night has died.

By - 12/2/16 - 9:21 am
Turkeys on Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square

John Overholt managed to flee in advance of the avian onslaught on Mass. Ave. this morning.

By - 11/4/16 - 9:34 am

The Boston Sun reports the news of the possible impending sale of the former Hotel Alexandra at Mass. Ave. and Washington Street comes in time to quiet neighborhood calls for the city to take the building by eminent domain.

The church bought the building some nine years ago as a Boston-area headquarters, then never did anything, then decided to move to Allston.

By - 10/26/16 - 9:06 am

The Globe reports developers are eying air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike in the area of Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street for new residential towers. Read more.

By - 10/23/16 - 10:32 pm

Victim identified as Stephen Cherup, 50, of Pittsburgh, PA.

Boston Police report finding a man in his 40s with fatal injuries outside 1071 Massachusetts Ave. around 5:15 p.m. on Saturday following a fight with another man. Read more.

By - 10/13/16 - 9:27 am

The Huntington News reports somebody was held up at gunpoint around 1:20 p.m. on Saturday at Massachusetts and Columbus avenues, and that the robbers fled "in a black car with the Zipcar logo on the side."

By - 10/8/16 - 5:42 pm

Initial BPD response to the scene. Photo by Nikki Blank.

Possibly as many as eight shots fired around 5:20 p.m. outside 623 Mass. Ave.