Massachusetts Avenue

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.

By - 8/25/16 - 3:17 pm
Architect's reendering of proposed condos on Massachusetts Avenue

Architect's rendering.

A used-car dealership at 1258 Massachusetts Ave. would make way for 40 condos in two six-story buildings under plans recently filed with the BRA. Read more.

By - 8/2/16 - 12:25 pm

The Boston Fire Department has asked for power to be shut in both directions at Massachusetts Avenue due to a track fire.

UPDATE: Trash fire on the tracks extinguished at 12:35 p.m.

By - 7/25/16 - 5:41 pm

UPDATE: WCVB reports the train driver was taken out of service for "a long talk" about not panicking riders.

There was a chaotic scene at Mass. Ave. around 5:30 p.m. caused by balky brakes on an Orange Line train. Read more.

By - 7/23/16 - 8:25 pm
Tree down on Massachusetts Avenue near Harvard Square

Harvard Cycling spotted this downed tree on Mass. Ave. near Harvard Law School.

Ben Henry looked out his window at a tree down on West Springfield Street in the South End: Read more.

By - 7/17/16 - 12:05 pm

The South End Forum reports the company that wanted to keep its check-cashing place at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street open 24 hours has told the mayor's office, nah, just kidding, they'll keep closing at midnight. But the group adds:

They will however pursue a proposal for a 24/7 operation at their Edward Everett Square location at Boston Street in Dorchester.

By - 7/17/16 - 11:17 am

Two Globe reporters spend time with the addicts on the stretch of Mass. Ave. now known as Methadone Mile.

It's an interesting, sad read, worth the time - and maybe an e-mail to the mayor's office asking whatever happened to Long Island.

Perhaps there'll be a part 2 in which they talk to the people who live in that area (yes, there are apartments there) on how their lives have been changed by the influx.

By - 7/11/16 - 6:09 pm

Because, sure, who hasn't had an urgent need to cash a check at 3:30 a.m.?

Steve Fox at the South End Forum is sounding the alarm over a proposal by PLS Check Cashing at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street to extend its current closing time from midnight to never, which would make it Boston's first non-stop check-cashing place: Read more.

By - 7/6/16 - 11:33 pm

Revolution Books, 1158 Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square, is closing for good on July 23. Read more.