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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bulletin reports two groups are seeking to open medical dispensaries on Harvard Avenue in Allston.
The problem is that skittish city officials, who keep saying they want to back the will of the people and allow dispensaries, keep finding ways to limit where they can operate. And in this case, the two dispensaries would be closer to each other than allowed under an ordinance approved by the City Council in March.
The agenda for the Brighton-Allston Civic Association this Thursday is top-heavy with residential development proposals - most notably a plan to turn the old St. Gabriel's monastery off Washington Street into a 680-unit complex aimed at graduate students.
Also on the agenda: Another project with up to 300 units at 139 Washington St. - next to the 12-acre St. Gabriel's property. Read more.
The trolley driver is off the job pending an MBTA investigation of the incident at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues Monday night, WBZ reports.
Police evacuated several buildings on the Allston campus late this morning: Morgan Hall, Esteves Hall, Aldrich Hall, Chao Center, Tata Hall, Hawes Hall and Batten Hall.
Transit Police charge a man who'd parked in such a way to block an Allston bus stop just could not deal with the fact that forced a bus driver to block him in to let passengers off at the stop, so he went up to the driver's window and punched it hard enough to shatter it, showering the bus driver in glass shards, some of them possibly landing in his eye. Read more.
The Zoning Board on Tuesday rejected plans for a 130-unit apartment building at the corner of Brighton Avenue and Linden Street that would have been aimed at keeping young professionals in the neighborhood. Read more.
The T is now busing Green Line riders between BC and Babcock because of a trolley that died of unnatural causes.
The Crimson reports Harvard is only talking about a possible student uptick in the vaguest of terms at this point - except to deny they would do it just because several of their Ivied competitors - and Stanford - are doing it.
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