Allston

By - 12/17/14 - 2:10 pm

The smallish Tedeschi on Comm. Ave. at Harvard plans to move into the Kelly's Roast Beef space across Harvard.

The move, which will require approval of the Zoning Board of Appeals, prompted the owner of the McDonald's franchise on Harvard Avenue to seek city permission to extend his closing hour from 2 to 3 a.m., at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.

Bob King, who... Read more

By - 12/16/14 - 6:37 am

Boston Police report they are investigating two incidents involving rideshare drivers indecently assaulting female passengers early Sunday - and a third incident involving a woman picked up by somebody she thought was a rideshare driver but who turned out not to be one.

Police did not identify the services involved in the incidents, which occurred between roughly 1 and 3 a.m. in Dorchester, Allston... Read more

By - 12/12/14 - 9:43 am

Two firefighters but no residents were injured in a fire at 90 Brainerd Rd. reported around 7:10 a.m., according to the Boston Fire Department.

Firefighters from both Boston and Brookline responded to the fire, in a second-floor apartment. BFD estimates damage at $300,000.... Read more

By - 12/10/14 - 11:36 am

Jon Staff, a student at Harvard Business School, has set up Harvard Gives: $4 to Fight Hunger:

Negative stereotypes of Harvard and HBS were reinfoced by an article in Boston.com about a $4 dispute between an HBS professor and a small business owner.

In accordance with our community values, we are calling on all Harvard students to flip the script by donating $4 to

... Read more
By - 12/9/14 - 1:55 pm

Boston Magazine reports how Herb Chambers did just that with some spaces in front of his dealership on Comm. Ave. in Allston.

By - 12/8/14 - 12:32 pm

@Union, which replaced the burned out Grecian Yearning as a Harvard Avenue breakfast spot, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday to seek a license to serve beer and wine - and to stay open until 10 p.m.

Because @Union sits within the Allston Village Main Street district, it would be eligible for one of the new licenses intended to encourage dining start-ups... Read more

By - 12/2/14 - 9:26 am

PSF HOLIDAY CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

See the popular film

FROZEN

Free Pizza

AND IN OUR NEW BALANCE COMMUNITY ROOM
WE WILL OFFER BEER AND WINE FOR SALE TO ADULTS ALONG WITH GOOD CONVERSATION

Date and Time: Saturday, 6 December following the Oak Square Tree Lighting. The event will start at @ 5:45 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community... Read more

By - 12/1/14 - 11:10 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Allston Street in Allston

Roving UHub photographer Stephen Hartman happened upon the latest crash, around 6:30 p.m., at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Allston Street, where the traffic signals exert a strange pull on motor vehicles.

Earlier:
Another driver proves unable to handle awkward Allston intersection, 1/10/14.
Comm. Ave. speeder takes out traffic-control box, wakes up half the neighborhood, 8/13/13.
Another crash, 5/22/12.... Read more

By - 11/25/14 - 8:01 am

The Crimson reports on what it calls a "tense" meeting between town and gown over the impact of hordes of construction workers and their Harvard projects over the next decade on the neighborhood.

By - 11/22/14 - 11:29 am

New bike lane

Paint crews were on Cambridge Street in Allston this morning creating bike lanes on one of the Boston region's most dangerous streets. A pedestrian died after being hit by a car where the Mass Pike on-ramp meets Cambridge Street on July 17, 2014 and a cyclist died in 2007 after an accident on Cambridge Street near the intersection with Harvard Ave.

Thank you... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 7:56 am

BU Police reported yesterday:

A BU student was likely the victim of a scam yesterday when the student parted with $100 to help the nicely dressed gentleman who needed the money for a cab to get to an important meeting because his car had a flat tire.

Over the last several years BU students have been victimized by scam artists posing as a

... Read more
By - 11/16/14 - 12:19 pm
Stupid Fiat

A concerned citizen complains about a stupid little tin can at Brainerd Road and Griggs Street in Allston:

This fiat has parked in front of the hydrant every day this week.

By - 11/14/14 - 9:38 am

Forlorn bus by the side of the road. Photo by Raymond Ausrotas.

Shortly after 9 a.m., the looming BU Bridge helped the driver of one of those big tour buses suddenly realized that maybe those signs at the entrance to Soldiers Field Drive were for reals and he probably shouldn't have gotten on the road.

J. Alain Ferry reports. Fortunately for the drivers behind him, he was able to pull over into one of... Read more

By - 11/11/14 - 10:22 am

LOCAL FOOD: IS IT HEALTHIER? IS IT BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? WHERE TO FIND IT?

Date and Time: Tuesday, 18 November from 7 to 8 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street. The event will take place in a community room on the building’s lower level.

Join Zach Conrad, a PhD Candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy... Read more

By - 11/10/14 - 9:52 pm
Brighton Avenue in the dark in Allston

Brighton Avenue? More like Darkon Avenue. Photo by PBR.

Bit of a blackout in parts of the neighborhood tonight.

By - 10/17/14 - 2:31 pm

The Boston Fire Department says "careless disposal of smoking material" led to a fire last month that ravaged two apartment buildings on Harvard Terrace.

A spokesman says somebody discarded a still lit cigarette or cigar in an interior stairwell in the rear of 12 Harvard Terrace sometime in the early evening of Sept. 3. The fire spread rapidly up through the building and caused... Read more

By - 10/11/14 - 10:37 pm
Weird space saver in Allston

Winter is coming: A roving UHub photographer noticed this basketball hoop setup being used as a space saver on Kelton Street in Allston tonight.

By - 10/3/14 - 8:54 am

A PRESENTATION SCHOOL FOUNDATION COMMUNITY FORUM
PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES IN ALLSTON-BRIGHTON
WITH COMMISSIONER WILLIAM EVANS OF THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

Date and Time: Tuesday, 7 October from 7 to 8 pm
Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street

Join Commissioner Evans for a discussion of public safety issues in Allston-Brighton. The presentation will include a question and answer period.... Read more

By - 9/30/14 - 5:38 pm
Storrowed truck peeled back on Soldiers Field Road in Boston

State Police report that shortly after 1 p.m., the driver of a box truck became the driver of a storrowed box truck thanks to a low-hanging bridge on Soldiers Field Road inbound, near where it turns into Storrow Drive.

As a result of the driver's reading problems, one lane had to be shut until the newly shorn truck could be removed.... Read more

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