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By adamg - 11/12/23 - 1:35 pm
Steam spouting manhole on Harrison Avenue

Puff, the magic manhole lived in the ground
And frolicked in the autumn mist on Harrison outbound
Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff
And brought him chairs, and traffic cones, and other Southie stuff

John Hanzl videoed that rascal Puff this morning, on Harrison Avenue near the D-4 police station: Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/23 - 1:12 pm

Boston Police report arresting four teenagers from Winchester they say were hanging out in Chinatown early Tuesday, tagging buildings in Chinatown with spray paint. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/23 - 5:50 pm

The owner of a high-end Harrison Avenue bridal shop charges the Boston Water and Sewer Commission knew its old 30-inch main under Harrison Avenue could rupture at any moment and that it should have done something before it let go on April 14, 2020, flooding the street, stores, parking lots and basements with 6.5 million gallons of water, which surged out of the exploded pipe at a rate of 55,000 gallons a minute. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/23 - 11:42 am
Flooded cars after water-main break

A flooded parking lot after the water-main break. Photo by BFD.

Liberty Mutual alleges, in a lawsuit filed yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court, that the BWSC caused a 2020 flood along Harrison Avenue in the South End on April 14, 2020 by overpressuring its mains, including the 30-inch wide pipe that burst, flooding basements and parking garages and lots. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/23 - 1:59 pm
Rendering of new building

Rendering shows the building looking pretty much the same as now, but with a modified "penthouse" at the roofline.

A California real-estate firm that built an eight-floor life-sciences building atop a parking garage at Harrison Avenue and Herald Street in the South End says it now want to convert the existing "aging" office building next door into a similar life-sciences building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/23 - 9:27 am

Boston Police report arresting an Uxbridge man on charges he held up the Santander Bank branch at 61 Harrison Ave. in Chinatown shortly after 9 a.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 2:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board last week approved a proposal by the owners of the closed Brasserie, 560 Harrison Ave. in the South End, to re-open the place under the management of Loic Le Garrec, of Petit Robert Bistro, and under the new name of Marseille. At a hearing last week, Brasserie's attorney said the restaurant would re-open as a brasserie, but with Le Garrec's own flair.

By adamg - 9/27/22 - 2:04 pm
New project in Nubian Square

Rendering by Stantec.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today two new complexes between Washington Street and Harrison Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard and Palmer Street in Nubian Square on land that had mostly been used as parking lots for decades following widespread demolition for urban renewal and a highway that never got built. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/22 - 4:46 pm
Closed Eldo Cake House

Darryll sighed when he got to Eldo Cake House on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown today: "Another good one gone."

By adamg - 5/21/22 - 10:23 am

Boston Police report arresting a California man on gun charges at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Harrison Avenue in Roxbury after apparent gunfire at Olney Street and Geneva Avenue in Dorchester shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 2:23 pm

Update: Arrested in Roxbury.

Boston Police have charged a Lawrence man for a rape early Saturday on Harrison Avenue - now they have to find him.
Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/22 - 5:55 pm
Wanted suspect and car

Boston Police have released photos of a man and his Honda Fit that they say are wanted for a rape on Harrison Avenue sometime before 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/22 - 10:28 am

BosGuy reports Boston Sports Club will shut its Harrison Avenue gym on March 31.

By adamg - 2/3/22 - 11:05 am
Marilyn Kimball

Owner Meg Kimball discusses concept as Richard Ramirez listens.

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Modern Relik the right to serve drinks to patrons of the small cafe it now has its store at 485 Harrison Ave. in the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/21 - 2:18 pm
Graffiti showing either an angry owl or boobs, depending on how you see them

An irate citizen filed a 311 complaint about the graffiti atop 249 Harrison Ave. in Chinatown - and not just because it showed up after earlier graffiti was cleaned up:

And the highest image of boobs has to be removed - every building facing that direction sees it.

By adamg - 12/2/21 - 2:14 pm

A federal judge today ruled against the owner of a large industrial building in the South End who was seeking to have insurance companies cover his legal costs and potential damages in a suit brought by the developer of a Harrison Avenue condo building his property wraps around. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/21 - 10:10 pm

Boston Police report offices responding to several 911 calls about a guy with a gun at 345 Harrison Ave. arrested a man who was sitting in the lobby of the apartment building there last night, with a loaded gun in his waistband, who allegedly told them he didn't need a license to wander around town with a gun because he was part of "a military police unit." Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/21 - 5:10 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire in a walk-in refrigerator on the seventh floor of a Tufts Medical Center building on Harrison Avenue did not extend past the refrigerator walls this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/21 - 2:12 pm
Anti-vaxxers return to Boston Medical Center

Jacob Oppenheim reports the small knot of anti-vaxxers who blared their message outside Boston Medical Center on Columbus Day returned this afternoon to fail to convince any hospital workers to quit their jobs.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 2:32 pm
Protester outside Boston Medical Center

The scene, such as it was, on Harrison Avenue. Photo by Justin de Benedictis-Kessner.

A tiny group of protesters mad about vaccine mandates paraded on Harrison Avenue outside Boston Medical Center this afternoon, yelling repurposed slogans such as "My body, my choice!" and vainly trying to convince BMC workers to refuse to get a shot. Read more.

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