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By adamg - 5/14/23 - 12:52 pm
Lilacs at Union Church n the South End

Brooks Payne enjoyed the lilacs today outside Union Church on Columbus Avenue in the South End.

This church was attended by our beloved human rights champion Mel King and where his "Coming Home" celebration was held last month.

By adamg - 4/9/23 - 6:09 pm

Boston Police report a man was shot at 2055 Columbus Ave. around 10:15 p.m. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Boston murders in 2023.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 3:11 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for a marijuana dispensary at 329 Columbus Ave. in the South End, where Coda used to be.

Desiree Franjul's Herbal Power now goes to the state Cannabis Control Commission for the final approval it will need before it can open, with hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

By adamg - 11/10/22 - 9:56 pm

BosGuy reports that Cafe Madeleine on Columbus Avenue is hanging up its aprons forever on Nov. 15.

By adamg - 10/7/22 - 9:11 pm

Updated with BPD info.

A melee that started on a Carter Playground tennis court near where two high-school football teams were finishing their game ended with cops from across the city flooding the area, Columbus Avenue shut down and one adult and six teenagers under arrest. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 10:15 am

Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainsborough Street and Boylston Street in Copley Square will keep their dedicated bus lanes, city officials announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/22 - 3:44 pm

A Hyde Park man faces murder charges for allegedly running over a pedestrian who had collapsed on the street in front of him and for whom a bus driver had stopped early Thursday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 10:10 am

Around 5 a.m. on Columbus Avenue where Centre Street turns into Ritchie Street, WFXT reports.

By adamg - 8/23/22 - 11:31 pm

Boston Police report arresting Rosba Taylor, 30, of Lynn, on charges he shot one of two men outside 1907 Columbus Ave., around 12:30 p.m. on April 15. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/22 - 2:02 pm

Update: Licensing Board found Anchovies did nothing wrong.

A woman who'd spent the day drinking with some man she'd met after losing her job realized shortly before 1 a.m. she'd had enough and left Anchovies on Columbus Avenue in the South End to walk home - alone. But he followed her. And two women to whom she'd confided some of her life story at the bar, followed, along with a male friend of theirs, to try to keep the guy from bothering her. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/22 - 10:50 pm

Boston firefighters responded to Northeastern University's Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, at 805 Columbus Ave. after some sort of machine on an upper floor caught fire around 10:30 p.m.

Firefighters, ordered to wear breathing masks, quickly put out the flames and unplugged the device, then stayed on scene for awhile to make sure there were no hazardous chemicals in the air.

By adamg - 12/28/21 - 2:06 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Bar Lyon on Washington Street est fini on Jan. 31.

By adamg - 10/30/21 - 10:51 pm

Opening Day of the MBTA Columbus Avenue Bus Lanes

The T officially began service today on dedicated bus lanes that run down the center of Columbus Avenue between Egleston and Jackson Squares. The goal is to speed service on the routes that use Columbus - the 22, 29 and 44. The T is now looking at extending the dedicated lanes to Ruggles.

By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:06 pm
Apartments in round building

Floor plans of a couple of rounded apartments in the building.

Round apartment building,

The Boston Housing Authority has filed plans for extensive renovations to Egleston Square's Doris Bunte Apartments, which used to be called Walnut Park Apartments, using a combination of new federal funding and tax credits for historic properties, which the city's tallest round apartment building now is.

Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/21 - 2:21 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey, Fire Commissioner John Dempsey and Boston firefighters today cut a ceremonial ribbon to open the new home of Engine 42 and Rescue 2 at Columbus Avenue and Bragdon Street in Roxbury - a $23.5-million replacement for the old station there that includes a ventilation system aimed at keeping carcinogens brought in from fires from reaching firefighter quarters on the second floor. Read more.

By adamg - 7/11/21 - 11:55 am
Wrecked cruiser

Aftermath: Cruiser. Photo by Live Boston.

A Cambridge man was charged with his second OUI early this morning after, police say, he veered onto the other side of Columbus Avenue in Roxbury and slammed into a Boston Police cruiser, sending the officer to the hospital. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 10:59 am

Boston Police report arresting three teenagers - two local and one from Norfolk - on charges they beat and robbed a man on a bicycle on Columbus Avenue near Camden Street shortly before 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more

By adamg - 4/9/21 - 12:24 pm

Boston Police report somebody on an upper balcony at the Walnut Park Apartments - the round 20-story tower on Columbus Avenue near Washington Street - keeps shooting a BB gun at officers and has managed to hit one of them. Read more.

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.

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