By - 10/7/15 - 5:44 pm
Truck vs. SUV in Allston

Michael Kieloch shows us why the traffic getting off the turnpike at Allston/Cambridge is so slow this afternoon.

By - 10/5/15 - 5:15 pm

A Boston health inspector reported today that S & I To Go, 168 Brighton Ave., passed an inspection after being shut last week for a variety of health issues.

By - 10/2/15 - 1:08 pm
Proposed new auditorium at Harvard Business School in Allston

Architect's rendering.

Harvard is seeking BRA approval to tear down what it considers an inadequate auditorium on the Business School campus in Allston and replace it with a more elegant and larger structure able to "host global events and create a first-class learning environment." Read more.

By - 10/2/15 - 9:32 am
Proposed pedestrian plaza on Commonwealth Avenue at Harvard Avenue in Allston

Rendering of possible pedestrian plaza on Comm. Ave. inbound at Harvard.

An upcoming $20-million revamp of Comm. Ave. from Packards Corner to Warren Street could include new plazas at Harvard Avenue aimed at turning the huge intersection into a place where people would actually want to hang out. Read more.

By - 10/1/15 - 2:26 pm

A city zoning rule that bans more than four undergraduates in an apartment isn't working, city officials said today, so they've begun looking at changes that would let them start levying fines on landlords who persist in overcrowding their units. Read more.

By - 9/29/15 - 10:34 pm
Fallen tree in Allston

Adrienne M. shows us the tree that fell across Raymond Street in Lower Allston tonight.

By - 9/29/15 - 6:16 pm

UPDATE, 10/5: Inspection passed, gets OK to re-open.

A city health inspector yesterday shut S & I to Go, 168 Brighton Ave., for violations that included cockroaches in the restaurant's supply of sugar and evidence that rodents had gotten into its rice. Read more.

By - 9/29/15 - 3:15 pm

When Quincy T. Holland of Brighton learned the man he was holding up early this morning at Ashford and Chester streets had no money, police say, he sliced him with a knife, bit his ear, then took his phone. Read more.

By - 9/17/15 - 9:32 pm
Power out on Western Avenue

Powerless Western Avenue. Photo by Ari Ofsevit.

Around 7:30 p.m., Rose sent out an urgent plea:

All of lower Allston just went dark! Send beer and pizza.

Soon, other residents of Allston and Brighton were checking in - via 4G rather than WiFi - of a sudden absence of electricity in the area.

By 9 p.m., power was coming back to most of the area, although some spots near Market Street remained dark until 9:30.

By - 9/17/15 - 10:42 am
Police giving out free helmets to bicyclists without them

Turlach MacDonagh reports police were giving out free helmets to bicyclists without them this morning on Comm. Ave. at the BU Bridge.

Photo copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/16/15 - 7:47 am

The Crimson reports Harvard dished its new Allston science center will now consist of one large building rather than four smaller buildings, at a recent residents meeting, but declined to release any renderings or floor plans. Also, Harvard said the new building will focus on undergraduates - the plans shelved in 2008 kept them on the other side of the river.

By - 9/14/15 - 6:41 am

The Harvard Crimson reports the U has renamed Soldiers Field as Jordan Field, after an alumnus who has donated a lot of money (for scholarships, not for Another Imposing Building).

By - 9/12/15 - 5:36 pm
Commonwealth Avenue closed

UPDATE: WCVB reports somebody dropped off a bag at Goodwill, said it had a bomb in it. By 6 p.m., police had determined it did not.

Crash Safety shows us the 900 block of Commonwealth Avenue around 5 p.m. after it was evacuated due to a suspicious package.

By - 9/11/15 - 8:39 am
Flipped SUV on Soldiers Field Road

Outbound, near the exit to Harvard Square, J. Goddell reports. Matthew Ferry adds:

Driver and passengers seem to be okay.

By - 9/4/15 - 5:07 pm

The city is holding a neighbors' meeting on Wednesday on the idea of converting the old Kelly's at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues into a Five Guys hamburger place. Read more.

By - 9/2/15 - 8:59 am
A crew rowing on the Charles River at sunrise

Shannon Dooling captured a moment on the Charles River this morning.

By - 9/1/15 - 12:16 pm
Budget  rental truck stuck on Green Line tracks

Plunkett Prime shows us the Budget rental truck whose driver somehow got its left tires over the curb and onto the Green Line right of way and now, of course, it's stuck, and blocking all the outbound B trolleys behind it.

By - 9/1/15 - 9:42 am

Suspect in one of the attacks. Photos via BPD.

Boston Police report a woman was indecently assaulted early Sunday at Harvard and Comm. avenues., two weeks after another woman was similarly attacked at Harvard and Brighton avenues. Read more.

By - 8/31/15 - 8:40 pm
Great Wall of Brookline

Gazing into Allston on the other side of the frontier.

Once, in days of yore, you could drive down Walbridge Street in Allston and just cross the town line and behold, you would find yourself on Columbia Street in Brookline. Read more.