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By adamg - 11/8/19 - 11:48 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today told the owner of a garage that wraps around a condo building at 477 Harrison Ave. to knock it off with retaliatory legal filings over the building's construction. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 10:55 pm

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology announced today it has purchased the former Harrison Supply Co. site at 1011 Harrison Ave., off Melnea Cass Boulevard, to create its new home, one that will include "an advanced manufacturing center and walk-in optical shop" among its other features. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/19 - 1:34 pm

Steven Huntley got greedy around 11:30 yesterday morning, police say: An employee at Pizza Stop, 851 Harrison Ave., near Massachusetts Avenue, gave him a slice of pizza even though he didn't have enough money, but then Huntley started asking other customers for spare change and demanding more food. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 11:12 am
Doc's Place, sometime after 1970

Doc's Place back in the day.

The Library of Congress's John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive includes a couple of photos of Doc's Place at the corner of Northampton Street and Harrison Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/19 - 11:49 am
Tactical plaza nearing completion on Harrison Avenue at Essex Street in Chinatown

Brad Squirrels photographed a new "tactical plaza" about to open on Essex Street at Harrison Avenue in Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 10:47 am
Wanted for South End attack

UPDATE: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who attacked a woman on Harrison Avenue near the SoWA Open Market around 4:55 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 11:49 pm

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England, which owns the Tai Tung Village apartment complex on Harrison Avenue, told the BPDA this week it will soon file plans for a six-story, 85-unit apartment building on what is now a parking lot at the complex. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/19 - 12:22 pm

Boston Police report officers who stopped a Dorchester man who'd been parked in front of a hydrant in Chinatown last night ended up charging him for the loaded, stolen gun and the "six individual clear plastic bags containing marijuana" they found in his car. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/19 - 10:21 pm

The man was sliced near the ear, the woman was knocked to the ground, around 10:15 p.m. at 185 Harrison Ave., near Nassau Street. Injuries not considered life threatening. Police have blocked off Harrison for an investigation.

By adamg - 3/19/19 - 9:41 am
Anthony Smith-Pacheco

UPDATE: Sent to Bridgewater for 20 days of observation.

Boston Police report arresting Anthony Smith-Pacheco, 24, of Malden, on charges of assault and battery, assault with intent to rape and indecent assault and battery for an incident around 2 p.m. on Sunday in an art gallery on Harrison Avenue in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/19 - 9:00 am

Boston Police have released a photo of a man wanted for a sexual assault that happened around 2 p.m. on Sunday in a business on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

If he looks familiar, contact sexual-assault detectives at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By adamg - 2/20/19 - 8:41 am

UPDATE: Judge set bail at $5,000 and ordered Kenney to stay away from JJ Foley's, the Bostonian Market and the victim and witnesses while the case is pending, Suffolk County DA reports.

Boston Police report Michael Kenney, 40, of Weymouth, turned himself into police yesterday after learning a warrant had been issued for him for a beating on Harrison Avenue earlier this month that left a man with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/19 - 4:33 pm
Wanted for an attack early Saturday in the South End

Surveillance photos via BPD.

UPDATE: WFXT reports the victim is Chris Smith, 22, and he needed emergency brain surgery.

Boston Police have released photos of four people wanted for questioning in connection with an attack at Harrison Avenue and Fay Street around 2:45 a.m. on Saturday that left the victim with life-threatening injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/18 - 9:49 am
Rose Health Spa

The owner of a Harrison Avenue spa and three other massage parlors in the Boston area was arrested yesterday on human-trafficking charges related to the sexual services her workers allegedly offered male customers, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/18 - 11:08 am
Building a crane at Harrison Albany project

John Hanzl has a bird's eye view of the construction for the 650-unit Harrison Albany Block development in the South End. Today, he watched workers put together the crane that will help build the crane that will help build the buildings.

By adamg - 5/20/18 - 9:32 pm

A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidents and things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. Give you an example, show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate of shrimp. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/18 - 11:01 pm
Thank you and some food for snow shoveling

John Hanzl reports he didn't have a good start to his commute home: He dropped his phone and then some guy on a bike plowed right into him.

But then, he continues, he forgot all that when he saw this food and a note - left for a particular homeless man he often sees on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/17 - 10:45 am

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 7:05 p.m. Friday to Bailey's Coin-Op Laundry, 1135 Harrison Ave. for what turned into a two-alarm fire that started in a dryer.

The fire caused an estimated $100,000 damage, the department says.

By adamg - 3/3/17 - 12:01 pm
Harrison Albany rendering

Harrison Albany Block rendering.

The BPDA board yesterday approved two projects that would mean hundreds of new residential units and retail space on Harrison Avenue.

Winning board approval: A 650-apartment complex stretching from Harrison to Albany between East Canton and East Dedham streets and a 324-unit building with both apartments and condos on Harrison between Traveler and East Berkeley. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/17 - 10:18 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved plans to convert the top three floors of the century-old Verizon switching station at Harrison Avenue and Essex Street into 46 apartments. Read more.

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