Egleston Square

By - 8/15/13 - 11:07 pm

Around 10:50 p.m., in the leg and hand, on Washington Street near Beethoven Street.

Police are looking for an older, silver, four-door Infiniti, which apparently pulled up to the victim outside the Chinese restaurant before an occupant of the car opened fire.

By - 8/13/13 - 8:57 am

A concerned citizen reports from Montebello Road:

Dead bird in a lunch bag. This is the second time I've seen and reported something like this occurring on this block.

By - 8/8/13 - 11:07 pm

A man on a dirt bike hit a car on Washington Street at Westminster Avenue around 10:45 p.m. He was taken to the hospital in such bad shape that homicide detectives were called in to investigate the crash.

By - 6/1/13 - 3:47 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the murder victim as Brianna Bigby, 23.

Police are in the area of Columbus Avenue and Washington Street where two people were shot around 3:20 p.m., with one victim dead.

By - 5/21/13 - 10:02 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. by a guy who showed a gun, jumped over the counter, grabbed some cash, then ran out the back and towards Walnut Park.

He's described as black and Hispanic, in his 40s and wearing a blue Adidas zip-up hoodie.

By - 3/14/13 - 10:08 am

Anulfo Baez, who is chronicling Boston's public murals, reports on the graffiti that now covers the mural on the side of Lawson's Brother's Hairstyling Salon in Egleston Square.

By - 2/28/13 - 5:04 pm

AlertNewEngland report somebody was shot, possibly repeatedly, at Columbus and Weld avenues around 4:50 p.m. The suspect fled toward Washington Street. The homicide unit was summoned.

By - 2/27/13 - 7:19 am

HoganBoston Police report Stephen Hogan, 24, of Dorchester, was arrested during a drug investigation in the area of Columbus Avenue and Bray Street yesterday.

Officers assigned to the Drug Control Unit observed a white male walking and talking on a cell phone while also carrying what appeared to be a plastic bag in his hand. The suspect was seen entering a vehicle which then went for a short drive around the block before dropping the suspect off. Believing that a drug transaction had taken place, officers approached the suspect after he exited the vehicle and found him to be in possession of a plastic bag containing a tan powder believed to be heroin.

Hogan is the son of Fire Chief Gerald Hogan. However, he is no longer a Boston firefighter. Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald says he resigned after his arrest Hogan had been a probationary firefighter - he had served less than a year.

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/4/13 - 11:35 pm

Tikee BeverlySource.UPDATE: Beverly was already scheduled for trial on Feb. 11 on on a charge of domestic assault and battery for an incident in June, 2012 in the home of a 43-year-old Dorchester woman, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Boston Police report arresting Tikee Juan Beverly, 37, of Roxbury, for two rapes this weekend in a vacant lot on Washington Street.

Beverly is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Roxbury District Court on three counts of rape for the two incidents, one Saturday morning, the other Sunday morning. In both cases, police say, Beverly struck up a conversation with a woman at Columbus Avenue and Washington Street, then led them to a vacant lot on Washington, near Townsend, and raped them.

In 2004, a federal judge sentenced Beverly to ten years in prison after he was convicted for six bank robberies in Dorchester, Roxbury and Malden. He was released from federal custody in May, 2012, although his Facebook page suggests he was in a halfway house before then - it shows he got a job at Haley House in 2011.

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/3/13 - 9:54 pm

Boston Police report a man led a woman from Egleston Square to a vacant lot at 2900 Washington St. Saturday morning and raped her. The same thing happened to another woman this morning, police say.

By - 12/30/12 - 10:35 am

Egleston Square with a theater, an el and snow

Back when Egleston Square had a movie theater and an elevated train, in 1939, as captured by Leslie Jones. Jones also photographed snow removal closer to downtown - back when the downtown skyline consisted of one building:

Single-building skyline

More Leslie Jones snow photos.

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By - 10/4/12 - 11:20 am

Boston Police report a raid on two shops on Washington Street yesterday by several city agencies ended with both shut down for a variety of alleged infractions.

By - 8/16/12 - 4:37 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today granted Walgreens a license to sell liquor on the mezzanine of the old Borders in Downtown Crossing, which it's turning into a chic-ish emporium that will also feature eyebrow trimming.

But the board rejected a request from Coco's Lounge on Washington Street to offer patrons with money to blow tableside bottle service. The vote means Bostonians who want the chance to spend extra money to have a server pour them drinks at their table will have to go to one of the few places downtown or in the Back Bay that the board has allowed to offer the service.

By - 8/10/12 - 8:29 pm

Coco's Lounge, 3169 Washington St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday for permission to offer bottle service.

The board has granted relatively few bars permission to dedicate bottles to tables, and typically has required the bars to dedicate a server to pouring drinks from those bottles, rather than just letting patrons have at it.

By - 5/1/12 - 5:10 pm

Boston Police making a traffic stop yesterday wound up recovering 10 one-kilo blocks of cocaine from a hidden compartment in a mini-van, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The driver of the van, Elvyn Rafael Garcia, 31, of Hyde Park Avenue, was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bail at his arraignment in Roxbury District Court, according to the DA's office, which had requested bail of $1 million.

By - 4/28/12 - 9:36 am

Gandhi mural

Mike Ball recently wandered around Hyde and Egleston squares, taking photos of all the murals.

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By - 4/6/12 - 9:04 am

Tow operators act against illegal parkers by illegally blocking driveways. Photo by Judy Spreckels.

Judy Spreckels says tow-truck drivers eager for extra revenue always prowl her neighborhood at the start of street-cleaning season to hook trucks parked on the wrong streets. She reports this morning, however, that fights broke out on Atherton Street when drivers from competing companies showed up:

Just witnessed 8 tow truck drivers from 3 different towing companies loudly fighting directly outside my home. For 20 minutes. Happens every week with street cleaning. Trucks parked on sidewalks, engines running, and now fighting.

By - 2/17/12 - 3:00 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man they say refused repeated demands to drop the butcher knife he was brandishing as he ambled down Washington Street around 5:45 p.m. yesterday:

Officer stated to the suspect, "Boston Police drop the knife." The suspect did not comply with the officer's request.

By - 12/29/11 - 9:56 am

Boston Police report that when officers on patrol noticed a guy in "full sprint" on Washington near School around 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, they sensed "that something didn't seem right" and stopped to ask the guy if he was OK.