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By adamg - 11/24/20 - 10:53 am

Harriet Tubman House Demolished for Luxury Condos!

An opponent of the Harriet Tubman House's demolition posted this video yesterday of the work now going on to replace the former community center at Columbus and Massachusetts avenues with a six-story condo building. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 4:02 pm

A federal grand jury recently indicted Dennis Taylor on charges he robbed a Santander Bank branch at Massachusetts and Westland avenues in April even as he was on federal probation following his release from a sentence for robbing another bank, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 2:59 pm

Boston Police report arresting seven men in recent days on charges they sold a variety of drugs, including fentanyl, crack, marijuana and Gabapentin, in the area of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue. Police add that another 25 people will be summonsed to court to face drug-possession charges after they finish addiction treatment.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 1:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on gun, drug and driving charges after an officer spotted him driving on the wrong side of Massachusetts Avenue near Melnea Cass Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 10:37 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a protest along Mass. Ave. yesterday.

James W. Hills videoed the protest: Read more.

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By adamg - 8/24/20 - 9:54 pm

Live Boston reports a pedestrian was hit by a car at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard early this morning, in roughly the same sport where another pedestrian was hit, allegedly by a Dorchester man who was charged with OUI, not far from the spot on the Mass. Ave. Connector where a third person was struck by a car two nights earlier, allegedly driven by a drunk woman from South Boston.

By adamg - 8/13/20 - 11:29 pm
Wanted for Great Wok holdup

Boston Police report they are looking for two guys they say held up the Great Wok, 1284 Massachusetts Ave. in Edward Everett Square, at gunpoint shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/20 - 9:46 pm

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. The victim fell to the ground, then ran through traffic a half block down Massachusetts Avenue before Boston EMS found him and transported him back a half block to the Boston Medical Center emergency room. Injury not considered life threatening.

It's at least the third knife attack in the general Mass/Cass area in the past two weeks, although the other two were fatal.

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 9:04 pm

WBZ reports; says BPD officers were told not to join what appeared to be a high-speed chase that ended at Deuxave at the corner of Commonwealth and Massachusetts avenues Monday night.

By adamg - 6/29/20 - 12:34 pm

State Police report troopers arrested two men on gun charges after the driver of the car they were in was pulled over for a busted headlight on Massachusetts Avenue near the South Bay Mall around 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/20 - 4:27 pm
Boston firefighters at Massachusetts Avenue fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to a plumbing-supply company's storage building at 1180 Massachusetts Ave., this afternoon.

Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire in the Ace Plumbing & Heating Supply building, the department reports.

By adamg - 6/10/20 - 2:29 pm

Boston Police report arresting a local man and a Wilmington woman on charges they used a rock to smash open a window at Laced, 426 Massachusetts Ave. which they then entered aand did a bit of personal looting in the store, which had been more massively looted this past Sunday night. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 9:28 am

Shortly after midnight, two people got themselves into the Boston Medical Center emergency room, one shot, one stabbed - just as victims were arriving by ambulance from the quintuple shooting at the Franklin Field development. They told police it happened somewhere on Massachusetts Avenue in Newmarket Square.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 2:21 pm
New concrete barriers along bike lane on Massachusetts Avenue

Massachusetts Avenue getting new, tougher bike-lane borders.

Scott couldn't help but notice the new concrete barriers lying amidst the plastic flexposts that motorists love to knock over and park on along a section of the Massachusetts Avenue bike lane south of Boylston Street.

Stefanie Seskin, BTD's active-transportation director, says this is the first part of a multi-year project to harden dedicated bike lanes against four-wheeled intrusions: Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/20 - 10:42 am

Around 10:30 a.m., at Massachusetts Avenue and Rusfield Street, near the U-Haul place.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 11:48 am
The writing on the fence: All labor has dignity

Scott finds this two-panel statement on the fence over the turnpike on Boylston Street a welcome relief from the love locks that keep infesting the fence around the corner on Massachusetts Avenue.

I hope they let this remain up. A lot more worthwhile than combination locks!

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 11:07 pm
Ghost bike at Harrison and Massachusetts avenue

Rev. Laura Everett says some words at a ghost-bike ceremony at Massachusetts and Harrison avenues today for Thomas Anderson, the bicyclist who died in a crash with a truck there on April 22. The photo is by Peter Cheung, a member of the local bicycling community who often is the person who paints bikes white for the memorials.

By adamg - 5/1/20 - 9:10 pm

Numerous shots fired around 7:10 p.m. on Massachusetts Avenue, just south of the train bridge and near the Stop &amp Shop. Police shut the street between Victoria's Diner and Allstate Road for their investigation.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 11:15 am
Scene of bicycle crash at Massachusetts and Harrison avenues

Crash scene from a nearby apartment.

Boston Police are investigating a crash at Massachusetts and Harrison avenues around 9 a.m. that left a bicyclist dead.

Live Boston reports the victim was declared dead at the scene.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 11:50 am

Boston Police report arresting Gary Dumas II, 25, on charges he tried to slice open somebody else with a box cutter during an argument around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday at Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street.

Arriving officers found Dumas and two other men, one of with a freshly opened cut on the back of his neck:

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