Police evacuated several buildings on the Allston campus late this morning: Morgan Hall, Esteves Hall, Aldrich Hall, Chao Center, Tata Hall, Hawes Hall and Batten Hall.
Transit Police charge a man who'd parked in such a way to block an Allston bus stop just could not deal with the fact that forced a bus driver to block him in to let passengers off at the stop, so he went up to the driver's window and punched it hard enough to shatter it, showering the bus driver in glass shards, some of them possibly landing in his eye. Read more.
The Zoning Board on Tuesday rejected plans for a 130-unit apartment building at the corner of Brighton Avenue and Linden Street that would have been aimed at keeping young professionals in the neighborhood. Read more.
The T is now busing Green Line riders between BC and Babcock because of a trolley that died of unnatural causes.
The Crimson reports Harvard is only talking about a possible student uptick in the vaguest of terms at this point - except to deny they would do it just because several of their Ivied competitors - and Stanford - are doing it.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave @Union on Harvard Ave. permission to add cordials to its beer and wine offerings and extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to midnight. Read more.
Michael Ratty looked up to watch the sun go down.
Ian Jaffier is running to raise money for the West End House in Allston, where he and his sister Dawnn basically grew up. Dawnn Jaffier was shot to death in 2014 in a gun battle she had nothing to do with. Her brother, who still works part-time at the West End House, writes:
Each mile of the marathon represent a year in her life: 26 miles for 26 years. I am excited and know that with all your help, I will be able to achieve anything.
The long stalled Harvard Science and Engineering Complex started in 2007, then stopped in 2009 when the economy did a number on the university's endowment.
The revised center along Western Avenue will feature offices for dozens of professors and hundreds of researchers and will have its own power plant. Read more.
Alyssa Thompson captured the scene on Storrow Drive inbound shortly after 5 p.m. when the drivers of three charter buses (one out of camera view) managed to pull up short before peeling their roofs off like sardine cans.
Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:
The Subways @ Brighton Music Hall
Friday 4/15: Doors @ 8pm, Music @ 9pm
Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA
Tickets start @ $15, sold here: http://bit.ly/1XtQgtY
For a change, Gawker does some actual Boston reporting, instead of just making like a 7-year-old who's discovered four-letter words, and gets the lowdown on fliers that appeared on the finer utility poles in Allston over the past few days that expressed outrage over the T's decision to name a new K-9 Hunter instead of Mr. Spaghetti.
Not surprisingly, it's all a joke.
H/t Allston Rat City.
Alive, around 7 a.m., according to Northeast Fire Alert.
The Crimson reports the U is looking at how to give students enough time to get from Class A to Class B when the undergraduate campus extends across two counties. One proposal includes simply spacing out classes more in general through "de-compression of the instructional week" - ending the current practice of scheduling as few classes on Fridays as possible.
The Daily Free Press reports some 20 printers across campus started spewing anti-Semitic fliers after hackers discovered they were not behind the university firewall.
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