Allston Christmas

By - 9/1/17 - 3:59 pm
U-Hauls everywhere in Allston

At 3:45 p.m., Chris in Boston reported:

Allston is officially gridlocked with U-Haul trucks.

By - 8/31/17 - 10:36 pm

'Tis the season, and this photo got Matthew Nash to thinking about what it all means:

'Twas the night before Allston Christmas & all through Beantown
not a six-pack was stirring, for they'd all been down'd.

Read more.

By - 8/31/17 - 6:16 pm
Truck on tracks

Why, yes, the B Line is stuck this rush hour because the driver of a U-Haul van somehow managed to get it stuck on the tracks near the BU Bridge. Annie Whitehouse, who captured the moment for posterity, suggests:

U-Haul stuck on the tracks at the BU Bridge is the most Allston thing to ever happen.

At least since the last most Allston thing to ever happen, back in 2015.

By - 8/30/17 - 11:35 pm
Allston Christmas in Dorchester

Fredly shows us a comfy domestic street scene tonight on East Cottage Street in Edward Everett Square in Dorchester.

By - 8/24/17 - 8:14 pm

A pissed off citizen files a complaint that Comcast has plastered every last square inch of vertical surface in Cleveland Circle with ads:

Comcast has posted flyers on trees, electrical boxes, my door, the cars. We get it. Comcast sells cable. This has to be littering. I asked them to stop and they told me to "duck" off. The rule is "post no bills".

By - 8/24/17 - 9:23 am
Early Allston Christmas

Ari Ofsevit drove around Allston this week and found the locals already getting ready for the big holiday.

Meanwhile, Jenni K. discovers not everybody's clear on the concept of Allston Christmas: Read more.

By - 9/2/16 - 9:46 pm
Mess on Hillside Street on Mission Hill

A disgusted Mission Hill resident filed this report from Hillside Street, shortly before noon:

Just got back from walking my dog in the middle of the street since most of the sidewalks look like this. This trash has been on the sidewalk next to our house since yesterday early evening. Come on City of Boston and Mayor Walsh, you can do better!!! As a nurse who's been living here since the Spring I'm not finding this unsanitary situation amusing... My 1st and last 9/1 on the Hill!

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 - 9/1/16 - 10:12 am
Discarded air hockey in Brighton

As you might expect, Boston 311 logs are rapidly filling with reports of excessive trash in Allston, Brighton, the North End, Mission Hill and, um, South Boston. One of the more unusual is this detritus on Parsons Street in Brighton.

By - 9/1/15 - 6:58 pm
Truck almost slams into Bridge on Storrow Drive

Jared Dobson can only utter a hearty "Tis the season!" as he waits to get by a moving van with a driver alert enough to stop before slamming into a Storrow footbridge shortly before 6:30 p.m., if not alert enough to pay attention to any of the "CARS ONLY" signs earlier on his journey. Read more.

Kevin, meanwhile, gives us the eye-in-the-sky view from the footbridge:

By - 9/1/15 - 12:16 pm
Budget  rental truck stuck on Green Line tracks

Plunkett Prime shows us the Budget rental truck whose driver somehow got its left tires over the curb and onto the Green Line right of way and now, of course, it's stuck, and blocking all the outbound B trolleys behind it.

By - 8/31/15 - 7:47 pm
Yard on Gardner Street in Allston as students move out and in

Imagine being the building super who has to clean this Gardner Street yard up.

By - 8/31/15 - 8:41 am
Allston Christmas carolers

Brad Burns spotted some Allston Christmas carolers (and elves handing out fresh fruit from Fresh Format) at Comm. Ave. and Harvard this morning.

By - 8/28/15 - 10:57 pm
Allston Christmas is here

Jess Idres spotted this thing on Comm. Ave. near Harvard today. As she put it:

AAAAAH! IT'S STARTED!

By - 8/28/15 - 5:59 pm

DCR, MassDOT and State Police say that since 2007, there have been 25 recorded storrowings on Storrow and Memorial drives and Soldiers Field Road on weekends during which students flow into and out of the city. Read more.

By - 9/1/14 - 2:55 pm
Ticket on illegally parked car in Boston

Sgt. Lucas Taxter from district D-4 is helping to keep the streets clear around Northeastern today. He reports:

After witnessing mother/daughter move-in's from MI untie & toss the No Parking sign the officer did the right thing.

By - 9/1/14 - 10:33 am
Stuck truck on Storrow Drive in Boston

A truck driver with cat-like reflexes managed to avoid a full storrowing around 10:30 a.m. Michael Cotrone was on hand to record the scene and, who knows, sell commemorative copies to the driver.

By - 9/1/14 - 9:13 am
Used piano in Allston

On this fine Allston Christmas, Andrea Crossan came across this used piano on Islington Terrace that needs just a bit of work.