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Melnea Cass Boulevard

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 12:12 am

Live Boston gets photos of the aftermath of a crash involving a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler and two SUVs late Sunday, which he says was apparently caused when the driver of one of the SUVs ran a red light. Several injured.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 8:58 pm

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle around 8:45 p.m. on the Mass. Ave. connector near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard and was rushed to nearby Boston Medical Center in serious condition. Boston and State Police shut the busy intersection and some surrounding roads, including the offramp from I-93 to allow for an investigation.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 10:33 pm

Boston Police report arresting two people around 4 a.m. in connection with gunfire at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue - a woman they say fired a gun more than once down Mass. Ave. in the general direction of the Southeast Expressway and a man they say tried to cover for her even as he was packing a loaded gun. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/19 - 9:33 am
Where the needles are near the Orchard Gardens school

Needles nowhere near the collection box

The city recently installed a needle-collection box in front of the Orchard Gardens School in Roxbury - where parents have been complaining for months about needles turning up on school grounds. A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint, about its location - because addicts aren't shooting up right in front of the school: Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/18 - 6:01 pm
Parent protesting needles at Orchard Gardens School

Parents, teachers and community members blocked traffic at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Albany Street after school let out this afternoon to demand even more action from the city to get needles and drug supplies out of the school playground and field. Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/18 - 5:00 pm

Boston Police report arresting two people at Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard early this morning with enough heroin to charge them as heroin dealers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/18 - 2:20 pm

The City Council agreed today to bring in city and state public-health experts to figure out what to do about increasing amounts of problems they say are happening from Dudley to Andrew because of the continued shutdown of the Long Island shelter and treatment programs. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/18 - 7:22 am

WBZ reports a bullet shattered the windshield of a 1 bus in the area of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Albany Street shortly after midnight. No injuries.

By adamg - 4/12/17 - 9:45 am
Melnea Cass fire

Actual flaming trash on Melnea Cass near Tremont is sending a plume of smoke into the air, as Jamie shows us. Arson investigators are on the way.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 10/25/16 - 8:15 am

Around 1:40 p.m. at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue, the Globe reports, adding he is expected to survive.

By adamg - 3/31/16 - 7:03 am

Via I-93, WBZ reports.

The kid was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail at his arraignment in Boston Juvenile Court today on charges of receiving a stolen motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage, trespass, unlicensed operation, negligent operation and failure to stop for police, as well as three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The assault-and-battery counts are because he alleged drove the SUV right at three Boston police officers before he crashed, the DA's office says, adding:

Those officers were able to jump out of the vehicle’s path and were not struck.

By adamg - 11/10/15 - 7:32 am

State Police say a suspect in a New Hampshire stolen-gun ring was arrested after he left his Boston hotel to run an errand last night.

State Police did not specify the hotel, but said they arrested Kevin Paul, 36, at Albany Street and Melnea Cass Boulevard, which is a couple blocks from the Crosstown Hampton Inn. Read More.

By adamg - 10/17/15 - 3:33 pm

The BRA board this week gave its nod to $75 million worth of development along Melnea Cass Boulevard.

The BRA board approved a 76-apartment proposal for Melnea Cass near Tremont Street. Madison Park Development Corp. will spend $37 million to erect the five-story building, which the BRA says will help turn Melnea Cass into a neighborhood street, rather than remaining as a bypass left over from the days when it was planned as part of an Interstate highway. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/15 - 7:09 pm
Madison Park Village proposal

Architect's rendering of proposed Madison Park Village building

The Madison Park Development Corp. has filed plans to build 76 affordable apartments - 14 of them townhouse duplexes - in two buildings on Melnea Cass Boulevard near where it meets Tremont Street.

The proposal, which would include tearing down an existing one-story community center on Raynor Circle, would add 37 parking spaces, in part by moving part of Brooke Marshall Road, where the larger of the two buildings - 60 apartments across five floors - would be built. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/15 - 6:25 pm

An annoyed citizen complains:

These dirt biker gangs need to be off the streets. One was on I-93S just north of exit 18 and was blocking multiple lanes of traffic as well as impeding lane changes. They were driving slowly and performing dirt bike stunts. One of these idiots hit my car with something and left scuff marks and dents in it. It's about time we get a task force together to get rid of them. This doesn't happen anywhere else in this state that I've seen.

Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/14 - 5:42 pm

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports on an incident at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard around 7:30 this morning:

Victim reports man selling the Boston Herald spit on her, called her the C word and kicked a dent in her car. She refused to buy the paper twice, after kicking the motor vehicle, he said "I want to buy my mom a Christmas present, what's wrong with that?" Police officer observed dent.

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