Allston

By - 7/27/16 - 10:08 am

Around 5 a.m. at 1290 Commonwealth Ave., Mark Parkinson and Boston EMS Incidents report.

By - 7/26/16 - 1:19 pm

Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:
Sunflower Bean
w/ Burglary Years, DJ Carbo
Thursday, 10/6
Doors @ 6pm, Show @ 7pm
Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA
This event is all ages.
Tix: http://bit.ly/2aezZd6 Adv price: $13
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582297848736237/
Web: http://crossroadspresents.com/brighton-music-hall/

By - 7/25/16 - 9:35 am
Jumping into the Charles River on Sunday

Nicozar watched as a couple guys pulled a Weld yesterday afternoon. On Friday evening, meanwhile, Gary the roving UHub photographer spotted this sign outside a church in Allston: Read more.

By - 7/19/16 - 3:31 pm

A mural showing Charles River rowers on a wall in Lincoln Street that recently went up has already been defaced by some jerk who's doing his part to "keep Allston shitty." Universal Hub users who think that not posting photos of such defacement is equivalent to lynchings can see the damage. Maybe some volunteers can do for this mural what the Mayor's Mural Crew recently did for a defaced mural in Roslindale.

By - 7/15/16 - 6:44 pm

Scrams was among the many people who wanted to have a word or two with the illiterate driver of this rental truck around 6:30 p.m.

By - 7/13/16 - 3:19 pm

Meghan Rauber reports it's so pokey "Pokemon GO registers it as me walking and i can hatch so many eggs."

By - 7/12/16 - 7:04 am

CommonWealth Magazine reports Harvard is now thinking even bigger: It's looking to turn the wastelands into the next Kendall Square - a large "innovation zone." But:

The real question is whether Harvard, a buttoned-down institution known for trying to control everything, can stand the chaos that innovation entails. Those who have studied innovation clusters say there is no guidebook, that Harvard is setting in motion a process it cannot control.

By - 7/6/16 - 12:05 am
Closed Bee's Knees

Kyle MacDonald reports Bee's Knees Supply Company, 1314 Commonwealth Ave., has closed, its windows now covered with paper. Read more.

By - 7/5/16 - 11:49 am
Old mortar shell in Allston

The mortar shell in question. Photo by BFD.

Union Square and the Jackson-Mann School were shut this morning when somebody drove up to the Union Square firehouse with "what appeared to be an old military mortar" in the back of his car around 11 a.m., the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 7/5/16 - 11:47 am
In line for Louis CK tickets at the Paradise

Shortly after 10 a.m.., Louis CK sent e-mail to his fans that he'd be doing a show tonight at the Paradise. Matt Cadwallader reported at 10:41 a.m. from outside the Paradise that "people are literally running down Comm. Ave." to try to get tickets. By 11:37 a.m., they were already sold out, Pia Agliati reported.

By - 7/2/16 - 7:20 pm

State Police report arresting an Allston man who had 12 cases of fireworks in his minivan early this morning. Read more.

By - 6/26/16 - 7:38 pm
Fire on Linden Street in Allston

Linden Street scene. Photo by Jenna.

A fire that started on the first floor, then spread up the outside walls of 27 Linden St. in Allston, displaced 13 people and did an estimated $750,000 in damage but caused no injuries, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.

By - 6/20/16 - 8:01 pm

State transportation officials signed off today on a $20.4-million reconstruction project along a bicycle-unfriendly stretch of Commonwealth Avenue that will include dedicated bicycle lanes on both sides of the road and wider sidewalks on both sides. Read more.

By - 6/17/16 - 9:43 am
Kids protesting outside Jackson-Mann School in Allston

Kelly O. spotted students at the Jackson-Mann School in Allston joining teachers in a "walk-in" over a teacher contract that expires Aug. 31. The Globe has more on the issues.

By - 6/14/16 - 1:31 pm
Tipped over trailer unit in Allston

Dr. Ed spotted this tipped-over trailer at the Allston/Cambridge exit on the turnpike shortly after 1 p.m., with what appeared to be dry ice just evaporating.

UPDATE Around 5:20 p.m., Johnny I reported a crew was still scooping up the dry ice.

By - 6/9/16 - 10:45 am

Finally this man is being held for these heinous crimes, though unfortunately not soon enough. If only sexual assault charges were taken more seriously the first three times around.

By - 6/8/16 - 12:59 pm

City councilors who have been saying for more than three years that they want to comply with the will of the people have finally voted to formally not oppose a marijuana dispensary - proposed for 230 Harvard Ave. in Allston. Read more.

By - 6/8/16 - 11:03 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Jewish-style deli open in Barry's Corner, a locale not currently associated with pastrami or Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray. Read more.

By - 6/3/16 - 8:55 pm
Keep Allston shitty: New graffiti thanking state for clearing away old graffiti

Not long after we reported on the graffiti battle on the Franklin Street footbridge, the state got rid of the graffiti (no doubt just a coincidence). As Rose shows us, that didn't last long.

By - 6/3/16 - 1:52 pm
Proposed Hamilton Co. building on Brighton Avenue in Allston

Proposed Brighton Avenue building. Existing Hamilton HQ on right.

The Hamilton Co. last night showed off plans for 114 apartment in three buildings - one of them an existing Victorian house - around its Brighton Avenue offices.

At a meeting of the Brighton Allston Improvement Association, Hamilton architect David Hacin said the company would tear down the existing AutoZone building at 45-55 Brighton Ave. and use existing parking lots for two new residential buildings with underground parking as part of its proposed Packard Crossing project. Read more.