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By adamg - 7/29/21 - 6:59 pm
Proposed building at 4011 Washington St. in Roslindale

Rendering by MGFA.

The children of Benjamin Gold, who ran a plumbing business at Washington and Lesher streets in Roslindale until his 2005 death, have proposed razing the business and the neighboring Little Peoples Playhouse daycare for a building with 19 condos topped by a "green" roof covered by soil and plantings. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/21 - 1:06 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Jersey Mike's Subs is opening up at 466 Washington St., right next to a Domino's.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 2:04 pm
Rendering of new Moreno builing


The Zoning Board of Appeal today voted 4-2 to approve Juan Chavez's proposal to replace his auto-collision shop on Washington Street at Bexley Road with a four-story apartment/commercial building - which means the proposal was actually rejected because it didn't get the 5 votes required under state law. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 10:21 pm
Roslindale shooting scene

Washington Street scene yesterday. Photo by Live Boston.

A man police say was shot during a struggle over a gun on Washington Street at the Roslindale/Forest Hills line was ordered held without bail at least until a dangerousness hearing - at which he could be ordered held even longer - on July 14, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 12:06 pm

WBZ reports an officer's gun went off during a struggle over a gun in a man's car during a traffic stop on Washington Street about a block south of Ukraine Way. The man was taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries in the incident, around 11:20 a.m. Several officers were taken to the hospital as well for observation. Police did not immediately say what the traffic stop was for.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 10:47 am
Wanted man and type of SUV he carjacked

Images via BPD.

Boston Police have released images of the man they say carjacked an Acura SUV outside the Walgreens at 2275 Washington St. around 2:45 p.m. on July 4. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/21 - 11:51 am

Live Boston reports police responded to Talbot Avenue and Washington Street around 1:20 a.m. for reports of gunfire. No victims, but police recovered a number of shell casings.

By adamg - 6/25/21 - 9:06 am

Boston Police report arresting Carlos Eloy Thomas, 19, of Dorchester, on charges he fired at a group of men standing in the plaza at Washington and Franklin streets around 1:45 p.m. on May 21, sending one of them to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 12:54 pm

WBUR reports on the re-opening of the Jamaica Plain music bar after a year of pandemic.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 10:01 pm
Guy riding a penny farthing in Forest Hills

Mark Anderson spotted this guy riding a penny farthing through the intersection of Washington Street and Ukraine Way this afternoon.

By adamg - 5/21/21 - 2:13 pm

In the plaza at Washington and Franklin streets next to Millennium Tower, around 1:45 p.m., possibly by one of two guys on red scooters who drove up to a group of men standing there, then raced away.

Aerial photos of the scene.

By adamg - 5/21/21 - 9:22 am

Three candidates for the District 6 City Council seat Matt O'Malley is giving up all called on landlord Monty Gold and his tenant, John Lincecum of Turtle Swamp Brewing, to drop their lawsuits against a proposed senior-citizen apartment building next door to the brewery. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/21 - 9:39 pm

The owner of Turtle Swamp Brewing and his Washington Street landlord last week filed suits against the non-profit group that wants to build a 39-unit building for senior citizens next door, charging the building could harm the brewery and maybe even kill it. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/21 - 9:05 pm
Storrowing in Roxbury in 1906

The folks at the Boston City Archives found an example of storrowing roughly 45 years before Storrow Drive was built: A cart driver who storrowed on trolley wires under the Washington Street el at Guild Street in Roxbury at 11:45 a.m. on May 12, 1906.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 9:39 am

The Globe reports that Monty Gold has dropped his lawsuit against a proposed 202-unit Pine Street Inn apartment building across from Turtle Swamp Brewing in exchange for the addition of more parking to the project. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 9:47 pm

Boston Police are looking for three guys they say broke into Bob's Pita Market, 4198 Washington St. in Roslindale Square early on April 25, found nothing of any value worth stealing, then beat up a store employee who responded to the alarm they triggered, took his car keys, beat him up again when he came after them, then fled with nothing when somebody who happened to be driving by stopped to see what the commotion was about. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/21 - 3:00 pm
Commemorating Boricaneers Day on Harri

Today was the first official commemoration of National Borinqueneers Day in honor of the largely Puerto Rican members of the 65th Infantry Regiment, who served in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Kurt Power watched the local commemoration, at the Puerto Rican veterans memorial on Washington Street in the South End.

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 10:01 am
Proposed rendering of Nubian Ascend building.

Initial rendering of project.

A Nubian Square business and developer told the BPDA this week they will soon file detailed plans for a seven-story building between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue that will include a food hall for local chefs, a market place for local artists and artisans, residential units for artists and space for life-sciences R&D. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 11:30 am
Proposed building on Washington Street

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 43-unit apartment building next to the currently shuttered Exodus Bagels on Washington Street that will feature several one-bedroom units with dens - and others with patios - aimed at accommodating the expanded market for people who want to work at home. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 11:08 pm
Cockeyed Parrot on Washington Street in Roslindale

Update, Friday morning: And just like that, the sign is covered over again.

For several decades now, the space next to the convenience store on Washington Street across from Washington-Beech has been a laundromat. It's getting remodeled, though, and today it returned to its days in the 1960s and early 1970s, when it was a discount clothing store, with a '60s-style sign that was never taken down, just boarded over. Read more.

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