Allston

By - 4/19/16 - 11:59 am

Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:
Wild Belle @ Brighton Music Hall
w/ James Supercave
Wednesday 4/27: Doors @ 6pm, Music @ 7pm
Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA
Tickets start @ $15, sold here: http://bit.ly/1QkmdiD
All Ages!
https://www.facebook.com/events/818518514943916/

By - 4/18/16 - 10:18 am

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.

By - 4/15/16 - 11:09 am

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.

By - 4/14/16 - 5:18 pm

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.

By - 4/14/16 - 11:29 am

Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:
The Subways @ Brighton Music Hall
w/ Pins
Friday 4/15: Doors @ 8pm, Music @ 9pm
Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA
Tickets start @ $15, sold here: http://bit.ly/1XtQgtY
http://crossroadspresents.com/brighton-music-hall/

By - 4/13/16 - 7:38 pm

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.

By - 4/6/16 - 7:45 am
BU Bridge

Firefighters, police and EMTs rushed to bridge. Photo by Rodney French.

Alive, around 7 a.m., according to Northeast Fire Alert.

By - 4/5/16 - 7:43 am

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.

By - 3/31/16 - 7:04 am

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.

By - 3/23/16 - 10:25 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Bravo Pizza, 160 Brighton Ave., has exited stage left and won't be coming back for an encore.

By - 3/23/16 - 7:44 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has dismissed a lawsuit by a student in a Boston University master's program who was angry that his professor deprived him of the chance to take the final exam listed in the course syllabus. Read more.

By - 3/20/16 - 6:01 pm
Chairs by the side of the road in Allston

Chistopher the roaming UHub photographer spotted these space savers at the ready at Armington and Islington streets in Allston this afternoon.

By - 3/20/16 - 11:54 am

The T is running new announcements on the Green Line, at least at above-ground stops: "Pay your fare! It's only fair!"

As Boston Dog kvetches:

Oh my God. The "Pay your Fare!" announcements on the Green Line got obnoxious after three stops.

Pict Liberation Army adds:

Particularly when its playing over drivers flagging people past farebox.

By - 3/16/16 - 10:53 pm
Car crash on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston

Zef shows us the aftermath of a head-on crash on the outbound side of Commonwealth Avenue near Allston Street (Allston's vortex of doom, of course), around 10:45 p.m.

Both outbound lanes blocked by police cruiser. One inbound lane taken up by fire trucks.

UPDATE: Zef reports that one outbound driver, impatient at the delays, tried to get around the scene by driving on the inbound side of Comm. Ave. - where he was promptly chased and stopped by police.

By - 3/14/16 - 3:42 pm
Potholes in Boston

Lissa Harris, formerly a crusading Boston-area reporter (and now a crusading Catskills reporter), returned to the Hub today only to promptly blow out a tire on one of our famous potholes near the Allston/Cambridge exit on the turnpike - immediately followed by two more motorists whose tires also got blown out.

UPDATE: Harris reports the blown-tire count is now up to four. The tow truck also hit the pothole, but "he's got better tires, though."

By - 3/10/16 - 4:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Rock City Pizza, 568 Cambridge St., permission to stay open until 2 a.m. - and deliver until 3 a.m.

The pizza place had previously had to close at 1 a.m.

At a hearing yesterday, the pizza place's owner said the public need for the later hours comes from the repeated requests he's been getting from customers for later food - especially from people wandering by from nearby bars that have later closing times. He noted he's also right down the street from St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

By - 3/2/16 - 12:39 pm

The City Council today unanimously approved an ordinance that will prohibit pet stores from selling puppies, kittens and rabbits from from so-called puppy mills - and which will bar the sale of pets from the back of trucks in parking lots and the side of the road. Read more.

By - 3/1/16 - 10:25 am

State officials say they've had to push back replacement of the aging Comm. Ave. bridge over the turnpike by a year because of design mistakes by an engineering firm working on the project.

The delay, however, means the state is increasing the number of open lanes in each direction on the turnpike under the bridge from three to four lanes. Read more.