Which Washington Street?
The Boston Globe‘s Maria Cramer reports that police responded to a homicide call by going to the wrong Washington Street.
The mistake underscores the confusing nature of Boston’s road patterns, where streets of the same name exist in different neighborhoods. The police were heading to Washington Street on Sunday. There are at least three streets with that name in the city: in downtown, Dorchester, and West Roxbury.
Note that the Globe isn’t even confident of how many there are ("at least"). The logical thing would be to rename two of the Washington Streets, but that sort of thing just isn’t done in tradition-minded Boston.