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By adamg - 3/20/23 - 11:15 am

An insurance company says a contractor putting down asphalt at a residential building undergoing renovation in 2021 sparked a $1-million fire and it wants that company to pay it for the money it paid the building's owner. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 11:07 am
Rendering of new Roslindale building

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved a developer's plans to replace a block of stores next to the Roslindale Square municipal building with a 31-unit apartment building with room for two of the current businesses. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/23 - 11:45 am

And demands a drink because he's had such a ruff day. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/23 - 2:59 pm

The High Profile x Budega dispensary, 3995 Washington St., was robbed shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday by three men in ski masks, at least two with guns. One wore a three-quarter-length dark coat with fur on the hood, another a tan cap above his ski mask. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/23 - 9:32 am

Jamaica Plain News reports Boston officials are negotiating the purchase of the Washington Street lparcel that was long an informal park until Clear Channel put a fence around it to protect its all important billboard. Community groups had cared for the land for more than 20 years, turning it into a peace garden and taking care of things property owners would normally have to do, such as snow and trash removal.

By adamg - 2/22/23 - 10:55 am

Transit Police report two "juvenile females" punched and spit at a 50-year-old woman and pulled her hair around 5 p.m. on Feb. 19 on a T bus in the area of Washington Street and Columbia Road. The teens then fled.

By adamg - 2/20/23 - 11:29 am

Boston Police report detaining four suburban youths, one just 11, on charges they and some of their pals went on a beating rampage in Downtown Crossing last night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/23 - 1:59 pm
Rendering of new building

Rendering shows the building looking pretty much the same as now, but with a modified "penthouse" at the roofline.

A California real-estate firm that built an eight-floor life-sciences building atop a parking garage at Harrison Avenue and Herald Street in the South End says it now want to convert the existing "aging" office building next door into a similar life-sciences building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/23 - 5:52 pm
Detective photographs evidence on Woodside Avenue

Detective photographs evidence on Woodside Avenue. Photo by Live Boston.

Murder victim identified as Brianna Brown, 21.

Boston Police report two people were stabbed repeatedly at 5 Woodside Ave., off Washington Street in Jamaica Plain, shortly before 5 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 5:48 pm

JJ Brannelly's, 4432 Washington St. in Roslindale, yesterday posted a photo of its new, brighter interior. The bar isn't saying exactly when a thirsty and hungry public will be let back in, but it assured long-timers that even with the reno work, it will still offer Keno.

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 11:14 am
1033-1055 Washington St. rendering

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi.

The Druker Co. has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a vacant warehouse and a parking lot with a two-building, 588,000-square-foot life-sciences complex at 1033 Washington St. in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/23 - 2:46 pm
Rendering of proposed new building

Rendering by MGFA.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a four-story, 19-unit condo building on Washington Street at Lesher Street in Roslindale that will include space for a daycare to replace the one that closed after the start of the pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/23 - 11:12 pm
4198 Washington St. rendering

Rendering by RODE Architects.

A developer that originally proposed a 31-unit apartment building at 4198 Washington St. in Roslindale Square that would have 13 affordable units but no on-site parking says it can now guarantee that 19 of the units would be affordable. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 3:25 pm
Rialto Theater in Roslindale Square

In 1946, Warren Favor snapped this photo from South Street around to Washington Street and the Rialto Theatre. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 10:28 pm

WHDH reports Arboretum Pizza Grill, 4025 Washington St., was robbed at gunpoint around 4:30 p.m.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 10:11 pm

A Ford Fusion reported stolen on Cohasset Street around 8:50 p.m. wound up crashed into two other cars around 9:10 p.m. at Washington and Cedrus Avenue, after which the driver got out and ran back up Washington towards Cornell Street, where he managed to evade police. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/23 - 4:34 pm

A Boston man was ordered held without bail for at least 60 days at his arraignment this week for kidnapping, two counts of aggravated rape, two counts of assault and battery and threats for an incident Monday morning at the DoubleTree Hotel, 821 Washington St. in Chinatown, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 3:05 pm
Silver Line bus with ramp driver just drove over

Photo of bent ramp by TPD.

Transit Police report no injuries yesterday when a bus driver extended his bus's wheelchair ramp to let a passenger off at Tufts Medical Center yesterday and an impatient SUV driver who had been parked at the bus stop couldn't wait and drove over it just as the passenger was about to get off. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/23 - 9:48 pm
Structural beams for new Quincy Upper School auditorium

If you want to see what a modern auditorium looks like from underneath, now's the time to get over to Washington Street and Marginal Road in Chinatown to see the steel skeleton of the seating area for the new Josiah Quincy Upper School auditorium. Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 7:30 pm
The Cmart

CCBA to Cmart: See ya.

The Chinatown Consolidated Benevolent Association says the owner of the Cmart supermarket has known since at least 2019 its lease on association land at Washington and Herald streets would not be renewed when it ends this July and yet is acting as if the lease will actually be extended. Read more.

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