Allston

Allston

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.

By - 5/8/15 - 8:47 pm
Wanted for questioning in Allston attacks

Boston Police have released three surveillance photos of a suspect for at least one of Monday's sexual attacks, in which a man lifted women's skirts, then groped them. Read more.

By - 5/8/15 - 9:33 am
Woman with skeleton in Allston
Skeleton with a Sox cap on

You never know what you'll see on Comm. Ave. in Allston. This morning, roving UHub photographer Sam D. spotted this woman heading to the street with a skeleton and a single bicycle helmet.

No clues where they were headed, but maybe they're on the way to Fenway, where Mr. Bones will join the Sox rotation.

By - 5/6/15 - 8:40 pm
Boston Metro cover about BU babes

This morning's Boston Metro cover story was about the series of groping attacks reported around Boston University over the past few days, with a "BU Babes" headline superimposed on a photo of a woman from the waist down in a pink dress and heels. Read more.

By - 5/5/15 - 2:18 pm

Boston Police report the man wanted for two sexual assaults along Comm. Ave. yesterday lifted the women's skirts, then grabbed their buttocks.

Police add that in one case, at Brighton Avenue and Chester Street around 5:20 p.m., the woman made him pay: Read more.

By - 5/4/15 - 11:07 pm

Boston University Police are reporting three reports today of a man going up to women, groping them, then fleeing.

The first attack was between 4 and 4:30 p.m. at Ashford and Chester street - not far from where two women were groped early Saturday.

The next attacks happened between 855 Commonwealth Ave. and the BU Bridge, police say.

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