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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.

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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.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 10:14 pm

Napper Tandy's on Washington Street in Roslindale Square reports it's getting ready to re-open after months with its doors shut due to Covid-19 - and it's looking to hire "bartenders, servers, cooks, and dishwashers."

By adamg - 3/19/21 - 2:49 pm

Boston Police report officers on patrol in the general Methadone Mile area due to resident complaints about drug sales arrested a man police say the officers spotted selling some drugs, at Massachusetts Avenue and Washington Street around 1 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 4:51 pm

Boston Police report two men arrested following a traffic stop at Washington and Erie streets in Dorchester early Friday were charged with gun offenses, the passenger for allegedly packing a loaded gun in his clothes, the driver for the loaded gun police say they found in the car. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 9:20 am

Boston Police report arresting a man who they say, on being ordered out of his car instead shifted into reverse, smashing into a cruiser and then, after police cornered his car, began punching officers trying to get him out Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 9:27 am

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the new "No Turn on Red" signs on Boston's shortest street, Ukraine Way, which connects Hyde Park Avenue and Washington Street at Forest Hills:

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 1:42 pm
Babushka customers support vodka bid

Babushka customers take break from shopping to support vodka bid.

Babushka Deli, 62 Washington St., has asked the Boston Licensing Board for permission to add specialty Russian vodkas to its existing beer and wine, in response, it says, to requests from the many Russian-Americans who live in an apartment complex behind the shop. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/21 - 8:56 am
Washington Street fire

Boston firefighters responded to 5083 Washington St., just a few doors up from a fire station, for what became a two-alarm fire, reported around 8:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 12:09 pm
Rendering of new Doyle's with condos and a grocery store

Rendering with birds by Scales Architecture.

Watermark Development has filed its plans with the BPDA to re-open a renovated Doyle's Cafe with rooftop dining, condos and a market on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 12:55 pm
3371 Washington St. rendering

Rendering by Utile, Inc.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. for a 39-unit apartment building for senior citizens at 3371 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, next to Turtle Swamp Brewing. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/21 - 6:22 pm

Live Boston reports that Boston police officers responding to a report of gunfire at 3114 Washington St., near School Street in Engleston Square, around 7:15 p.m on Saturday didn't find anybody with fresh bullet holes but did find "a large illegal gaming operation in the basement" of the VIP Barbershop.

Detectives were called to the scene as well as Boston Fire and Inspectional Services for numerous code and safety violations

By adamg - 2/13/21 - 1:46 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of a man with a gun on Washington Street in Egleston Square yesterday found the man inside a barbershop there, along with a gun loaded with five bullets, and five more bullets and one large bag and a couple dozen smaller bags all filled with "a brown powder believed to be heroin." Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 12:24 pm

The owner of a Brighton Center physical-therapy concern and three of her employees face federal charges that they billed an insurance company for services that car-crash victims either didn't need or never actually got.Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/21 - 1:23 pm

A Lawrence man convicted for grabbing a man out of a car in Jamaica Plain and then holding him for ransom in Lawrence for several days in 2012 won't be getting a Covid-19-related "compassionate early release" from prison. Read more.

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