Massachusetts Avenue

By - 3/30/18 - 9:24 am
Two of the dirt bikes

Seized inside a U-Haul storage facility.

Boston Police report arresting three Roxbury men after the trio had spent the evening allegedly stunting their way through traffic in the Newmarket Square area. Read more.

By - 3/21/18 - 2:04 pm
A lot of guns and ammo

Boston Police report arresting a 29-year-old Winthrop woman after they say officers watched her buy some heroin at a Dorchester Kentucky Fried Chicken - and her 70-year-old companion, whom they say was packing a loaded gun and driving an SUV equipped with an "AR-15 style" rifle, ten clips for it and body armor. Read more.

By - 3/16/18 - 11:56 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld a woman's conviction for beating the co-owner of a Cambridge chicken place after she was refused permission to use its restroom after closing time. Read more.

By - 3/10/18 - 12:15 pm
Commonwealth Avenue bridge work

Dig they must. Photo by MassDOT.

Massachusetts Avenue is shut at Commonwealth Avenue for some bridge work today and tomorrow, so find another way to get around the area, MassDOT advises.

By - 3/4/18 - 8:10 pm
Tough turkeys in Harvard Square

JP Shipley was boxed in this morning on Mass. Ave. in Harvard Square by a trio of turkey toughs, one of which turned to give a look that said "you wanna piece of me?"

By - 2/9/18 - 12:25 am
At Mass. Ave. crash scene

UPDATE: NBC Boston reports the man, in his 80s, died.

Rick Macomber reports a man was hit around 10:30 p.m. by a dump truck on Mass. Ave. whose driver then continued onto the turnpike. State Police stopped the truck on the turnpike in Weston.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:24 pm

Oh, Reddit: There's an entire Reddit "subreddit" dedicated to drawing subway maps of cities, only instead of connecting subway stations, they connect Subway sandwich shops. Because, of course.

Here's Boston, but it has a major problem: It doesn't show the Mass. Ave. Subway, the one that's built into the Mass. Ave. subway stop (also missing: the one in Cambridge's Central Square).

H/t Welcome to Dot.

By - 1/24/18 - 10:52 am

16 seconds: The Killing of Anita Kurmann

MassBike takes another look at the the 2015 crash at Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street that killed Dr. Anita Kurmann. The driver of the truck was not charged; the Globe reports authorities stand by their conclusion he did nothing wrong.

Ed. note: The video includes footage of Kurmann's death.

By - 1/2/18 - 10:28 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about flaming trash bags on Mass. Ave. between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue, and the resulting icy glaze on the sidewalk from the water used to douse the flames: Read more.

By - 12/12/17 - 12:10 pm
Man wanted for Dorchester bank robberies

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports it's looking for a man it says held up the Metro Credit Union branch at 1071 Massachusetts Ave. around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 11/25/17 - 9:37 pm

State Police report the arrest of a man and woman wanted on charges they robbed an elderly woman in Quincy last Sunday after knocking her to the ground and tossing away her walker. Read more.

By - 11/9/17 - 9:43 pm

A guy put a gun to a man's chest to make him hand over his wallet, phone and backpack around 8:40 p.m. outside 410 Mass. Ave., kitty-corner from the Orange Line station. Read more.

By - 11/6/17 - 8:18 pm
Massachusetts Avenue crime scene

Crashed car at Mass. Ave. and Huntington. Photo by Kitty.

UPDATE: Victim identified as Brent Stevenson, 37.

Around 8:05 p.m. About five shots fired, one car crashed, SUV sped off. Homicide unit called in. Read more.

By - 10/31/17 - 10:54 am
Honda missing wheels

Time was, wheel thieves would use cinder blocks to prop up the cars they were taking the tires off of. But LaTasha Martin noticed this morning that somebody used a plastic milk crate while removing the wheels from an Accord on Mass. Ave. in the South End (so maybe police should check with BMC to see if anybody came into the ER with a crushed hand).

By - 10/23/17 - 4:02 pm

MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.

By - 8/30/17 - 11:37 pm

Around 11:20 p.m. outside 850 Mass. Ave. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By - 8/27/17 - 10:27 pm

Transit Police report arresting a New Bedford man they say put another man in a headlock and then chomped him in a briefly successful attempt to steal money the victim had just taken out of an ATM. Read more.