Allston

Allston

By - 7/13/15 - 1:32 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office today dropped charges against a Watertown man who created what police said was a "panic" on a 66 bus, because the bullets he was wearing around his waist weren't real. In a statement, the DA's office says:

Chapter 140, Sect. 121, allows prosecution for unlawful possession of “cartridges or cartridge cases … designed for use in any firearm, rifle or shotgun,” and responding officers acted in an abundance of caution after a 911 call for a man believed to be armed. Based on the totality of circumstances, however, including confirmation that the cartridges on said belt could not and weren’t intended to be fired, prosecutors dismissed the charges at arraignment in Brighton Municipal Court.

By - 7/12/15 - 12:57 pm

Real bandolier filled with fake bullets. Photo by BPD.

UPDATE: Charges dismissed.

Boston Police report arresting an alleged yutz who thought it was a good idea to try to get on an MBTA bus wearing a bandolier filled with what looked like actual bullets Friday afternoon. Read more.

By - 7/11/15 - 9:17 am

Stanley Staco reports a crash around 1:40 a.m. at Brighton Avenue and Reedsdale Street killed one person and injured another.

WCVB reports a motorcyclist died after hitting a pedestrian.

By - 7/10/15 - 3:55 pm
Broken track on the Green Line

Where the track is whack. Photo by Turlach MacDonagh.

It's buses all the way down from Kenmore to Packards Corner due to a track problem, the T reports.

By - 7/4/15 - 8:16 pm
King and

King (l) and Ellis. Photos by Lawrence PD.

Cambridge and Lawrence Police report the arrest of two adults and two teens for an armed-robbery spree early yesterday that started in Brookline and Boston, moved to Cambridge and then ended in Lawrence, where police managed to catch them. Read more.

By - 6/26/15 - 7:31 pm
Proposed building at 89 Brighton Ave. in Allston

Architect's rendering.

A Cambridge developer this week submitted detailed plans to the BRA for replacing an existing car-rental place, small office building and large house at 89 Brighton Ave. with a 138-unit apartment building with 69 spaces for cars - and 142 for bicycles.

In his filing, Noah Maslan of Eden Properties says the building will be aimed at the growing number of small household who would rather ride a bike, rent a car or take a car service than deal with owning their own car in the city. Read more.

By - 6/21/15 - 9:16 am

On Brighton Avenue, near Harvard, around 3 a.m., in an apparent drive-by, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 6/20/15 - 9:07 pm

Shortly before 9 p.m. between Pratt and Cambridge streets. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 6/17/15 - 10:00 pm
Rabbit on Commonwealth Avenue near Boston University

Thereisnodog spotted this young bun on Comm. Ave. in the middle of BU today.

By - 6/15/15 - 9:02 pm

An MBTA inspector was injured at the Harvard Avenue stop on the B Line around 7 p.m. A spokesman says: Read more.

By - 6/15/15 - 6:31 pm

Seems a driver didn't spot that tiny little trolley heading outbound in time and so ran into it at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul shortly after 6 p.m. No injuries, but service was, of course, disrupted until about 6:30.

By - 6/12/15 - 10:46 am

The Boston Licensing Board ruled yesterday an Allston liquor store did nothing wrong selling a 40 and a pint of vodka to a homeless man after the store presented evidence that while he might be a chronic alcoholic, he wasn't drunk at that moment. Read more.

By - 6/12/15 - 8:34 am
Wind chimes in Ringer Park in Allston

Chris the roving UHub photographer spotted this DIY dream catcher/wind chime combo, "lovingly wrought by the finest hipster craftsmen available," in Ringer Park behind the West End House.

By - 6/8/15 - 6:47 pm

Allston Village Main Streets is turning 89 Brighton Ave. into a new, if not permanent, community space that will include a two-floor indoor skatepark, a DIY bicycle-repair shop and a vintage market. Read more.

By - 6/7/15 - 9:29 am

Skott.daltonic walked along the Charles early this morning.

By - 6/6/15 - 7:56 am

Power in the area of Comm. Ave. and Harvard disappeared shortly after midnight. Eversource estimates it will reappear around 10 a.m.

By - 6/2/15 - 6:16 am
Truck stuck at BU Bridge on Storrow Drive

RunFromRobots sighs:

5:45 and we’ve got a truck stuck on Storrow.

By - 5/26/15 - 11:06 am
Police say this is Lent.
Allston suspect

An Allston man had bail set at $50,000 on charges related to sexual attacks May 4 and last August - including one rape - in the area around his Brighton Avenue apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.

Steven Lent, 26, was arrested Friday as he left his apartment. Prosecutors and police say they are investigating his possible connection to other sexual assaults in Allston and Brookline. Read more.

By - 5/9/15 - 10:15 pm

Boston cops have surrounded a 66 bus in Brookline Village, where they are offloading several teens who allegedly ran through Marty's on North Beacon Street stealing bottles of vodka and Hennessy - and searching for the bottles.

The Night Ridah, who is at the scene, says the kids don't appear to be more than 14.

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