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By adamg - 4/5/24 - 12:36 pm
Rendering of proposed apartment building at 3458 Washington St.

No birds in rendering by Balance Architects, but a vintage VW Bug.

A developer has proposed replacing an auto-repair garage and parking lot at 3458 Washington St., across Kenton Road from Hatoff's gas station in Jamaica Plain with a 37-unit, five-story apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/24 - 1:54 pm
Rendering of proposed new hotel

Rendering of new hotel by CBT.

The developers who have been trying to do something with what's left of the Alexandra Hotel at Washington Street at Massachusetts Avenue for six years now have asked the BPDA for re-grant them permission to put up a 13-story hotel inside the original building's facade - after concluding it no longer made financial sense to build condos in the space. Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/24 - 3:11 pm
Proposed building on Grove Street at Washington Street

Rendering by McKay Architects.

A Walpole developer has filed plans to replace a string of low-slung stores on Grove Street at Washington Street with a five-story, 30-unit apartment building that would have ground-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/24 - 12:53 pm

One alleged Heath Street gang member living with another alleged member of the gang was formally charged Friday for the drugs an ATF agent says investigators found in his room last month during a search originally aimed at the other guy as part of a sweep of some 40 alleged Heath Street members. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/24 - 3:38 pm
Smashed window bits lying on Washington Street

Carina Flynn reports she was walking down Washington Street in Downtown Crossing shortly before 3:15 p.m. when she heard a loud crashing sound and turned to see the remains of a second-floor window from HomeGoods, 350 Washington St. lying all over the sidewalk. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/24 - 9:43 pm

Update: WHDH reports the person died.

A person on a moped suffered serious head trauma in a crash with a motor vehicle outside the Target store on Washington Street in Roslindale shortly before 7 p.m.

Washington Street was shut so first responders could tend to and then transport the victim while detectives investigated the crash.

By adamg - 2/21/24 - 3:59 pm

A New York developer has filed plans with the BPDA to replace offices in three adjoining buildings it owns on Washington, Water and Washington, Water and Devonshire streets in Downtown Crossing with apartments, under a city pilot aimed at giving tax breaks to building owners who do just that. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/24 - 2:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jerome Brown, 43, of Brockton, on charges he stabbed a man on the Washington Street side of Ramsay Park across from Newcomb Street in Roxbury around 10:35 p.m. on Feb. 1. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/24 - 11:25 am
Trash on fire on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing

Tim Lawrence looked out his window on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing to see a line of flaming trash outside the DSW store on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing shortly after 7 p.m. He reports BFD quickly arrived and doused the burning rubbish.

By adamg - 2/12/24 - 9:31 am
Photos of man wanted for Washington Street hold up

Surveillance photos of suspect via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man they say held up BNC Market, 226 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing, around 1:40 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/24 - 3:16 pm
Fire on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 3557 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain for a fire on the second floor around 9:55 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/24 - 11:07 pm

WCVB has the video from the Alfa gas station on Washington Street in Roslindale, where a woman in an SUV slammed into a gas pump around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

By adamg - 2/6/24 - 9:58 am

Boston.com reports police say a man who was standing on the sidewalk in front of the Emporium gas station and car wash on Washington Street in Roslindale "inexplicably" ran into the street around 5:30 p.m. on Monday and was hit by a 30 bus.

By adamg - 2/4/24 - 12:58 pm

WBUR reports the role Futura Productions in Roslindale Square (at the top of the building where Distraction Brewing is) played in the production of A Gentleman of Istanbul, which is up for a Grammy tonight for best engineered classical album. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/24 - 9:26 pm

A 15-year-old was arraigned on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon yesterday after she allegedly stabbed a 14-year-old at Jeremiah Burke High School on Tuesday, 60 Washington St. in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/24 - 9:37 am
Hawk on a South End railing

Amy Weingarten Salvucci was a bit startled when she looked out her window on Washington Street near Peters Park in the South End this morning to see a hawk eyeing her right back.

By adamg - 1/10/24 - 3:09 pm
Giant head stuck in alley off Washington Street in Downtown Crossing

Walking down Washington Street this morning, Antonio Caban couldn't help but notice the giant head wedged into the alley (technically, Harlem Place) next to where Felt used to be.

"Boston, what is going on here?" he naturally wondered.

By adamg - 12/22/23 - 5:01 pm

Jamaica Plain is suddenly awash in pizza news. The day after Mario's held a soft opening at its new Hyde Square location comes news that the developer behind the condos going in where Doyle's used to be has a deal with Stoked Pizza to move into the ground-floor space and second-floor balcony where Forest Hills' Brassica once planned to open. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/23 - 11:07 am

Boston Police report an officer working a detail who was trying to get two women to stop whaling on other in the middle of the intersection of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue was pepper sprayed by somebody engaged in a second street brawl nearby. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/23 - 3:42 pm
Hatoff's Gas on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain

The Boston Bulletin reports a developer is looking at tearing down the venerable Hatoff's gas station and the neighboring Acme Auto Body at 3430 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain to put up a residential building with ground-floor retail space. Read more.

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