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By adamg - 12/4/23 - 12:37 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say was packing both a gun loaded with ten bullets and "five plastic bags of what they believed to be crack cocaine" outside 941 Massachusetts Ave. shortly before 8 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/23 - 12:25 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say claimed he had a bomb and he'd set it off if a clerk at Wild Duck, 86 Massachusetts Ave. didn't give him all the money in the register shortly before 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/23 - 5:08 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted a man of first-degree murder for fatally stabbing Ricardo Garcia after Garcia tried to protect his girlfriend from the man and a couple of his pals in the Mass and Cass area on Aug. 8, 2021, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/23 - 10:54 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports YGF Malatang, a West Coast chain of restaurants known for its extra hot Sichuan dishes, plans to open an outlet at 137 Massachusetts Ave. at Boylston Street.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 11:47 am

Update: Board voted to grant a liquor license, should one be found at City Hall.

Victoria's Diner, which has been slinging hash at 1024 Massachusetts Ave. in Newmarket Square since 1949, has a new owner who says he plans to keep things mainly the way they are, just upgraded a bit and with 24-hour service every day and, if he can get it, a license to serve liquor until 1 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/23 - 6:12 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reports power went out at its Woods-Mullen Shelter on Massachusetts Avenue near Boston Medical Center around 3 a.m. and remains out as of this evening. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/23 - 11:11 am
1001 Boylston St. overlooking the turnpike

1001 Boylston on the left, with new turnpike scenic overlook.

The Lego Group announced today it's leased five stories at 1001 Boylston St. - the new tower at Boylston and Mass Ave. - and expects to begin moving its US corporate operations there from Enfield, CT. starting in the middle of 2025. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 10:07 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man was stabbed in the stomach in the basement of the Roundhouse, 891 Massachusetts Ave. at Mass and Cass around 9 p.m. Because of the nature of his injuries, the homicide unit was called in. And because of the number of witnesses, officers from across the city were called to the scene.

By adamg - 8/6/23 - 10:40 pm
Chihuahua and dognapper

Surveillance photo via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a tan and white chihuahua that was stolen at 15 Westland Ave. around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/23 - 1:47 pm

The manager of New York Pizza, 35 Massachusetts Ave. at Columbus Avenue, acknowledged today that not long after he called 911 to report that a panhandler who had been denied his customary free slice was refusing to leave on March 11, he called 911 back to report the man had a knife and was attempting to rob customers. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/23 - 9:22 pm
No-walk signal modified to give viewers a benediction

The don't-walk signal on one side of the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston Street offers benediction to waiting pedestrians.

By adamg - 3/13/23 - 10:04 am
Surveillance photos of would-be Newmarket Square bank robber

Boston Police report arresting a Cape Cod man whose attempt to rob bank branch inside the South Bay Stop & Shop, 1100 Massachusetts Ave., failed when a teller refused to give him any money. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/23 - 2:48 pm
Wanted man

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police have released photos a guy they say went up to another man and, for no reason they can figure out, punched him in the face, around 3 p.m. on Jan. 31.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050.

By adamg - 2/13/23 - 9:42 am

A Roxbury man was arraigned last week on charges he hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard on Jan. 20, stopped, then drove away, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/22 - 11:43 am

The MBTA reports the Federal Transit Administration will pay $66 million towards bringing Symphony on the Green Line into the 21st century. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/22 - 9:17 pm

Shortly after 4 p.m., former City Councilor Matt O'Malley was on one of the spiffy new bing-bing-bing Orange Line trains with the fancy computerized displays and those oh-so-nubbly plastic seats, just riding like a cloud, when it pulled into Mass. Ave. - and promptly had to be taken out of service because the doors wouldn't close. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/22 - 1:16 pm

GBH reports the re-opening of Wally's, two years after the storied Mass. Ave. place closed due to the pandemic. Donations from fans helped support Wally's during the interregnum.

By adamg - 9/27/22 - 9:55 am

Boston's archaeology team plans to begin digging in the rear yard of the League of Women for Community Service in Boston headquarters at 558 Massachusetts Ave in October, in advance of the league's plans to do extensive landscaping there. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 3:37 pm

Boston Police responded around 2:30 p.m. to the Santander Bank branch at 279 Massachusetts Avenue, after a man tried holding the place up.

He was described as white, about 6'2" and skinny and wearing a blue surgical mask, a camo Sox cap and a black Celtics T-shirt and carrying a white plastic bag.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 10:00 am

A woman who was trying to have a phone conversation on a T bus rolling down Mass. Ave. in the Back Bay near Boylston Street Tuesday afternoon couldn't because of another woman "being loud" in between chugs of an unidentified alcoholic beverage, so she told her to "shut up." Read more.

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