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.
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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.
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.
Remember the bad old days on the Orange Line when doors wouldn't work and they had to take the entire train out of service?
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.
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.
South End to get first archaeological dig, at Massachusetts Avenue townhouse that might have been a station on the underground railroad
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.
Guy tries to hold up Mass. Ave. bank while wearing a blue surgical mask, because you still can't be too careful these days
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.
Woman on bus objects to being told to shut up, so she smashes other woman's head into a window repeatedly, police say
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.
Live Boston went for a drive down Mass. Ave. last night. WBUR goes for a walk through Mass and Cass. Read more.
WCVB reports on the crash this afternoon.
Developers win approval for latest plans to convert what's left of a historic hotel at Mass. Ave. and Washington Street into a condo building
The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved developers' plans to retain the shell of the former Alexandra Hotel on the Roxbury/South End line as cladding for a new 13-story condo building. Read more.
Developer says it's secured financing to build 34-story apartment building across from Symphony Hall that was approved in 2017
A developer that specializes in luxury subdivisions says it has secured a $226-million loan to build its first luxury apartment building in Boston - at 252-264 Huntington Ave., at Mass. Ave. Read more.
Driver mugged behind the wheel after two guys jump into his car outside Boston Medical Center, DA says
A man in his car on Northampton Street outside Boston Medical Center was robbed Tuesday afternoon by two men who jumped into his car - with one of them removing his key while the other put him in a chokehold, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
More housing, services as Boston tries to shrink Mass and Cass; plan will include new 'day centers' in other neighborhoods
Mayor Wu today announced the city's "warm weather" plan to deal with Mass and Cass: Basically, more services decentralized across the city, with transportation to get people from the troubled intersection to new "day centers" in other neighborhoods. Read more.
If only he'd waited a couple days: Mask hater not allowed on a T bus last week now has a BOLO issued for kicking the bus door
Transit Police have released photos of a guy they say responded to being barred from a bus at the Massachusetts Avenue stop for refusing to put on a mask by kicking the bus door, causing a a spider-web crack that forced the bus out of service. Read more.
At 2:13 p.m., BEECEE reported he'd been stuck inside an Orange Line train dead at Mass. Ave. with T workers just walking back and forth outside doing nothing to help riders get out of their train. One man in his car started screaming, to no avail, he reported. Some riders managed to climb out of the train, but that wasn't a route available to a man in a motorized wheelchair.
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