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By adamg - 2/15/21 - 3:54 pm
New bus stop going in on Columbus Avenue

One day, that bus will zoom right down the middle of the avenue.

Construction crews have been busy in recent months building new bus stops between Egleston and Jackson squares for dedicated bus lanes and stops that planners say will mean a faster ride to and from Jackson Square and Ruggles on the 22, 29 and 44 bus routes. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/20 - 3:24 pm

Five Horses Tavern on Columbus Avenue announced today it's done for the season after this week. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/20 - 10:03 am

Update: Victim identified as Tanya Malone, 58.

Boston Police report officers found a woman with "apparent traumatic injuries" around 7:30 p.m. yesterday inside Walnut Park Apartments - the distinctive round BHA tower for seniors at 1990 Columbus Ave. in Egleston Square. Read more.

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 - 6/8/20 - 2:15 pm

Pilotblock South End took a stroll down Columbus Avenue in the South End today - the first day that restaurants could re-open their outdoor patio, with enough space between tables. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:40 am
Destruction inside Clarendon Wine

Inside Clarendon Wine on Boylston Street yesterday.

Looters who smashed into places like Marshalls and Walgreens Sunday night were not particularly discriminating - they also destroyed small mom-and-pop businesses across downtown, the Back Bay and the South End. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 10:51 am

Boston Police report a man ordered out of a car during a traffic stop at Centre Street and Columbus Avenue Friday afternoon had an unloaded gun in his pants. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/20 - 2:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Coda on Columbus Avenue has closed for good.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 9:46 pm

In the shoulder, behind 2030 Columbus Ave., around 9:20 p.m.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:14 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the Boston Transportation Department is looking to build dedicated bus lanes - and stops - down the center of Columbus Avenue for the 22, 29 and 44 lines. Passengers will get to the stops via new crosswalks. BTD estimates the plan could shave four to seven minutes off the typical ride.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 10:46 am
1595-1599 Columbus Avenue rendering

Archictect's rendering.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by Urban Edge Housing Corp. for a six-story apartment building in which all the units would be rented as affordable, at 1599 Columbus Ave., just south of Centre Street. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 11:45 am

A guy who tried to get into M.J. O'Connor's, 27 Columbus Ave., with a lit blunt one night last fall responded to a doorman's request to put it out by extinguishing it - and then punching a bar worker in the face, knocking him unconscious and sparking a brawl between bar workers and his pals that police had to break up, a BPD sergeant and a bar attorney said today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/19 - 12:10 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 840 Columbus Ave. building

Architect's rendering.

Northeastern University and American Campus Communities of Austin, TX this week filed plans with the BPDA for a 26-story building that would include 21 floors of dorm space atop five floors of academic and office space - and that would let the school sell off other dorm buildings to be turned into tax-generating rental apartments or condos. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 9:25 am
Architect's rendering of new 566 Columbus Ave.

Architect's rendering.

New Boston Ventures has filed plans with the BPDA to replace the Harriet Tubman House on Columbus Avenue at Massachusetts Avenue with a six-story condo building that would feature a "social enterprise cafe" and space for programs run by the United South End Settlements - which is selling the site to the developers and plans to use the proceeds to renovate its other building on Rutland Street and to support its community programs. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/19 - 9:59 am

Urban Edge Housing Corp. is getting ready to file plans to replace two "distressed" commercial buildings on Columbus Avenue with a six-story building in which all 65 apartments would be rented as affordable. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 10:44 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 321 Columbus Ave., near Dartmouth Street, around 1:10 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/19 - 12:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men on gun charges at Columbus Avenue and Centre Street, near Heath Street, last night after officers on patrol pulled over their car for not having a valid inspection sticker. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 6:06 pm
Crash on Columbus Avenue

Kristin Johnson shows us the scene on Columbus Avenue at Cedar Street around 5:45 p.m.

By adamg - 6/6/19 - 11:05 am

Boston Police report arresting a local man in the South End yesterday after, they say, drug-control officers watched another guy deposit a package that turned out to contain more than two pounds each of heroin and fentanyl in the man's car trunk. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/19 - 10:37 pm
Proposed Northeastern University building

Architect's rendering.

Northeastern University has filed plans with the BPDA for a new eight-story science building next to the new science building it opened on Columbus Avenue in 2017. Read more.

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