Allston Christmas

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:


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.

By - 8/31/14 - 3:14 pm
A joyous Allston Christmas

Somebody put out the welcome mat for returning students on Comm. Ave.

We made our annual Allston Christmas trek up to Allston and Brighton today. And while we possibly missed out on the most joyous part of the season (that would be tomorrow, of course), there was still plenty to see - including some guys throwing a couch off a second-floor porch on an Allston Street side street (it bounced).

Comm. Ave. couch fort: Read more.

By - 8/30/14 - 2:37 pm
Quint Avenue in Allston

A concerned citizen reported this situation on Quint Avenue around 2:25 p.m.

By - 8/30/14 - 2:02 pm
Moving day in Boston's North End

Jesse Haley shows us a moving scene during the St. Anthony's Feast in the North End today. Looks like nobody had yet started the ceremonial stuffing of the couch cushions with dollar bills.

By - 8/30/14 - 1:43 pm

Bryon Wells used aggregate data on leases that start Sept. 1 to create a heat map of where you can expect peak Allston Christmas pickings this weekend.

Bostonography also generated an Allston Christmas heat map that, one suspects, is just as accurate, even if not based on lease data.

By - 8/29/14 - 6:29 pm
Students on the Green Line in Boston

Ari Baronofsky observed migratory students on the Green Line this afternoon:

Dear students, welcome to the MBTA, now please step away from the doors and move into the %+*£ train!