Washington Street

By - 8/15/18 - 9:53 pm

Federal officials charge a Dorchester man used an apartment at 4347 Washington St., near Hayes Road in Roslindale, as a stash house for his supply of fentanyl - and that he used two boys, one possibly as young as three, to answer the door and direct buyers to the drawers where they could find the drugs they would then pay for. Read more.

By - 8/2/18 - 10:30 pm

The Mobil station at Columbus Avenue and Washington Street was held up around 10:15 p.m. The suspect is described as a black male, 5'3" with a slim build and wearing a blue T-shirt and black pants, who fled on foot.

By - 7/31/18 - 3:24 pm

UPDATE: Bail set at $2,000, Suffolk County DA reports.

Boston Police report a man with a cast on one leg and holding a cane was punched to the ground and then repeatedly kicked by four men who made off with his purple cell phone, at Temple Place and Washington Street, around 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By - 7/30/18 - 10:01 pm

Shortly before 9:40 p.m. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

A second ambulance was called to the scene for a man who had injuries that appeared to come from being thrown from a car.

By - 7/20/18 - 9:56 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a developer wants to tear down the Whole Foods and Citizens Bank buildings on Washington Street in Brighton and replace them with a 270-unit apartment building that would have room on the first floor for the market to move back into. Read more.

By - 7/16/18 - 9:07 am

Roslindale Village Package Thief - Washington x Metropolitan

Somebody who lives on Washington Street near Metropolitan Avenue in Roslindale posted this video of a woman with a smoking habit stealing a package waiting for him around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. She checks out the box, leaves, then returns (around 1:50 in the video). She probably won't get much for the bottle of coffee syrup inside, though.

By - 6/29/18 - 9:11 am
Spider-Man on a Washington Street bus in Roslindale this morning

Checking his calendar for his next appointment with Doc Ock.

Chris Helms proves it's true what they say about the 34 and 40 buses in Roslindale - you never know who you'll run into.

By - 6/23/18 - 12:25 pm
Busted windshield on Washington Street in the South End

Alex Kingsbury reports three cars parked on Washington Street near the Peters Park baseball diamond were hit by baseballs this morning, although only one of them will get the Giant Glass jingle stuck in your head.

By - 6/10/18 - 7:01 pm

Boston's decision to permanently set up a dedicated weekday morning bus and bike lane on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills was based not just on surveys of people taking the newly speeded up buses during two pilot runs but on data collected in a 2016 study about just whose cars would be displaced by the elimination of parking in the morning. Read more.

By - 6/7/18 - 5:09 pm

That didn't take long at all: The Boston Transportation Department today announced it will create a permanent morning lane just for buses and bicyclists on Washington Street between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills - a week after it ended a pilot to see if the idea could work. Read more.

By - 6/4/18 - 9:05 am
Gridlock on Washington Street in Roslindale

With the end of a month-long pilot of a bus/bike lane on Washington Street, the stretch between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills was back to its usual gridlock this morning, the LivableStreets Alliance reports.

The T and the Boston Transportation Department barred parking on the northbound side of the street in the morning rush hour to gauge how well a dedicated lane would work. Now we wait for the results of their studying.

By - 5/31/18 - 10:57 pm
Ice for sale

Freed from the constraints of "donuts," the chain can now offer all sorts of things - like bags of ice. Robert Orthman spotted the sign offering ice this evening outside the still Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street (the one near Roslindale Square, not the other one).

By - 5/29/18 - 4:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting Scott Strong, 45, of Quincy, for the early-Saturday burglary of Sandy's Variety Store, 378 Washington St. in Dorchester.

He was charged with breaking and entering, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/28/18 - 5:20 pm
Cargo-shorts guy

Boston Police report they are looking for the guy they say broke into Sandy’s Variety Store, 378 Washington St., at Dakota Street, in Dorchester early Saturday and made off with an unknown amount of cash. Read more.

By - 5/25/18 - 10:40 am
Car with I AM A CAR license plates

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this car on Washington Street in Roxbury today.

By - 5/17/18 - 5:51 pm

A 16-year-old was arrested yesterday for a May 2 shooting on Washington Street that left Temple Place shut at rush hour, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By - 5/14/18 - 12:44 pm
Stock art showing palm trees and water tower for JP building

Nothing like a morning run through the Arboretum palm glen.

The Vita is a new 82-unit luxury condo building going in on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain that, based on its Web site, is aimed at the sort of hard-charging set who might feel a tad awkward at the Drinking Fountain across the street, except the Drinking Fountain closed last summer, so it's cool. Read more.

By - 5/10/18 - 1:12 pm

A Reading lawyer who owns three attached townhouses on Washington Street in Roxbury where recovering addicts could allegedly seek some respite on their way to recovery was indicted last week on charges he supplied drugs to both residents and some of his legal clients in exchange for sexual activity in both Roxbury and at his suburban home. Read more.

By - 5/6/18 - 8:51 pm

Every weekday between 5 and 9 a.m. for the next month, Washington Street will have a lane set aside for just buses and bicycles between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills, to let transportation planners gauge whether the idea could work permanently. Read more.

By - 4/13/18 - 9:44 am

Even with a guaranteed - and free - parking space in the City Hall garage, at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu usually takes the T to work from her home in Roslindale. This week, she decided to experiment and up her game - and try to get around Boston only on the T and Hubway. She chronicled her experience: Read more.