Allston

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

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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

By - 9/30/14 - 3:46 pm
Commuter-rail train in abandoned Allston rail yard

Imagine a train station in the middle of a thriving neighborhood.

State and city officials stood in a the door of a new commuter-rail coach parked in the old Allston freight yard to announce a $25-million train station.

West Station will be built near the present turnpike toll plaza and should open when the turnpike there is straightened, in 2020, state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said.

The station will be servced by DMUs, single-car diesel units... Read more

By - 9/28/14 - 8:07 pm

Possible future site of West Station

On Tuesday, Governor Patrick and MassDOT officials will visit Allston to make an announcement about multi-modal improvements in the I-90 Interchange Improvement Project.

Also, Monday is the deadline to submit comments to [email protected] about this project. More info at http://peoplespike.com/AllstonEsplanade/

------- Details of Tuesday's event -------

Who: Governor Deval Patrick, MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey, Highway Administrator Frank DePaola, MBTA General Manager Dr.... Read more

By - 9/25/14 - 11:29 am
Renderings of an Allston Esplanade and new development at Beacon Yards

Renderings from the Boston Society of Architects Beacon Yards Urban Design Workshop

Last week, two teams organized by the Boston Society of Architects proposed that the $260M reconstruction of the Mass Pike in Allston should include a great new public place and civic amenity along the Charles River.

Monday is the deadline to send comments on this project to [email protected]

Images from the BSA presentations and a sample comment letter to MassDOT are online at... Read more

By - 9/25/14 - 9:23 am
Allston white rabbit

Roving UHub photographer Christopher Wagner reports on his encounter with the Allston white rabbit:

A couple days ago I was walking to my car and spotted him again. When I crouched down to try and get a picture, he hopped right out from under the white Subaru in the picture and stopped right in front of me. I’m thinking it has to be either

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By - 9/23/14 - 11:43 am

Muerl asks:

Is there somewhere to donate 20 to 25 trial sized soaps in All/Bri? Was thinking Womans Shelter?

By - 9/20/14 - 10:26 pm

The organizers of Sunday's Allston Village Street Fair posted an alert today:

Attention Everyone! AVSF PARKING SCAM ALERT!!
www.SpotHero.com SCAM re: $$$ Parking Services for the annual Allston Village Street Fair Festival

The Allston Village Street Fair Festival provides FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLE BUS SERVICES TO AND FROM THE AVSF FROM 11:30A.M. - 6:30P.M. EACH YEAR. Detailed Driving and MBTA Directions to the

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By - 9/18/14 - 9:37 am

What will happen here after spending $250 million of our money?

Tonight at 6:30 at the Jackson Mann Community Center, learn how MassDOT plans to spend 250 million public dollars to rebuild the Mass Pike in Allston.

At 4:30, learn how the Boston Society of Architects thinks this project should start the transformation of one of the last major piece of developable land in Boston.

Both meetings will be at the Jackson Mann Community Center, 500... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 8:42 am
Greyhound spots white rabbit in Allston

Andrea Crossan shows us what happens when a greyhound spots the fabled white bunny of Allston - on Islington Terrace.

Pandapwr, meanwhile, gets up and personal with one of the fabled white squirrels of the West End.

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