Allston

By - 9/25/16 - 1:31 pm

Boston Police report a woman who hailed a ride share vehicle and got into a vehicle outside Tavern in the Square on Brighton Avenue early Saturday was sexually attacked by a passenger in the car.

Police say the suspect in the 12:30 a.m. incident is black, slim, in his early 20s and about 6' tall, with short hair. He wore a long sleeve flannel shirt.

By - 9/18/16 - 10:30 pm

Around 10:15 p.m., Scott Eisen reports. The homicide unit was called to the scene, near Cambridge Street, due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

Shell casings were found around the corner on Pratt Street, near the Garage nightclub parking lot, which was taped off as a possible crime scene.

By - 9/16/16 - 9:27 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on the chain's plans for Barry's Corner, which Harvard is tinkering with.

By - 9/12/16 - 3:48 pm

On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.

By - 9/10/16 - 8:21 pm
Sunset over Winthrop.

Teresa Polhemus watched the sun go down this evening from Winthrop.

Jesse Talbot watched the sunset in Allston: Read more.

By - 9/8/16 - 12:18 pm
Refuge Cafe in Allston shutting on Sept. 30

Dave Goodrich shows us the sign that Refuge Cafe at Harvard and Brighton avenues is closing forever at the end of the month.

Jennifer Lee, owner of Myong Dong, snapped up the closed Allston Cafe in 2011 to keep Starbucks out of Allston. Allston Cafe in turn was a reincarnation of the Herrell's that used to be there.

By - 9/7/16 - 12:38 am

Updated, 12:25 p.m.

A 17-year-old Boston University freshman died when he was hit and killed by a train on the Worcester Line tracks under the turnpike early this morning, Transit Police and BU Today report.

He was hit around 12:15 a.m. The tracks run along the BU campus.

His death is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected, police say.

By - 9/5/16 - 9:30 pm

For the second time in less than 12 hours, Boston police officers confronted a roof-running suspect. But this one was armed with pepper spray - and used a rope to try to escape from the roof he was on into a third-story apartment, Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 9/4/16 - 9:39 pm

Shortly before 9 p.m., Caitlin reports, the Brighton Music Hall on Brighton Avenue lost power - and ushered everybody out. She repaired to Tavern in the Square across the street where, just a few minutes later, the fire alarms began ringing.

By - 9/2/16 - 5:22 pm
Peeled back truck on Soldiers Field Road

Drivers on the river roads seem intent to make up for last year's absence of good storrowings over Labor Day weekend. James Sappenfield spotted a spectacularly storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road inbound by the Harvard Business School around noon.

A rental-truck driver brought Storrow Drive inbound to a halt around 4 p.m. with another storrowing that left his truck looking like an occult hand had had some fun with a giant can opener. Read more.

By - 9/1/16 - 3:12 pm

Brad is an Allston Christmas veteran, but says he's never seen such an NSFW street present before: Read more.

By - 8/31/16 - 6:34 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports the early morning fire that displaced 11 people, injured one firefighter and caused roughly $1 million in damage to 30 Myrick St. was a short circuit in a second-floor bathroom.

The department adds:

Inspectional Services will be dealing with property owner about running an unregistered rooming house.

By - 8/31/16 - 1:00 am
Fire on Myrick Street in Allston

Myrick Street fire. Photo by AY.

UPDATE: Fire caused by short circuit.

Boston firefighters responded around 12:25 a.m. to 30 Myrick St., off Franklin, for what became a four-alarm fire. Around 12:55 a.m., firefighters were ordered out of the building. Read more.

By - 8/24/16 - 9:12 am
A bus and a truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Kara Sassone found her inbound commute on Storrow slowed this morning due to both a bus AND a truck whose drivers managed to stop before slamming into the BU Bridge.

By - 8/23/16 - 3:22 pm

Landscapers were trimming tree limbs outside the Herb Chambers BMW dealiership on Thorndike Street near Comm. Ave. around 3 p.m. when one of the limbs fell on a man walking by, WBZ reports. NECN reports he had blood coming from his ears.

By - 8/22/16 - 1:20 pm

City Councilor Mark Ciommo (Allston/Brighton) today tore into a medical-marijuana dispensary proposed for 144 Harvard Ave., stopping just short of accusing its proponents of being liars who would let kids down pot-laced gummy bears and lollipops. Read more.

By - 8/15/16 - 12:49 am

Around 12:30 a.m. at Brighton Avenue and Cambridge Street. The suspect was described as white, with dark, curly hair, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. He had a bicycle with him and a black backpack.

By - 8/8/16 - 6:49 pm

Crain's Boston reports that Public Radio Exchange has opened a professional studio for producing podcasts in a former oil-change garage on Western Avenue.

By - 8/5/16 - 10:32 pm

A downed wire near Harvard Avenue is causing grief for anybody trying to get anywhere on the B Line tonight.