Allston

By - 6/26/14 - 9:58 am

The company building Harvard's luxury residential building at Barry's Corner isn't waiting for construction to be finished before signing up a restaurant to move into the space.

Samuels and Associates appeared before the Boston Licensing Board yesterday to seek permission to buy Joshua Tree's liquor license for the "neighborhood restaurant concept" it hopes to bring to the project at 219 Western Ave.

The proposed license... Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 9:31 am
Soldiers Field Road crash

J Goddell had plenty of time to ponder this crash on Soldiers Field Road outbound, near the Harvard Bridge around 8:30 this morning.

By - 6/25/14 - 5:30 pm
Truck on Storrow Drive
Truck driver

Roving UHub photographer Raymond wasn't doing much roving around 7:30 this morning thanks to the driver of a box truck who decided those "CARS ONLY" signs only applied to other truck drivers, not him.

Drivers no doubt appreciated his help in motioning them to form a single lane to get around his vehicle, parked in the right lane inbound, just past the Cambridge Street entrance... Read more

By - 6/25/14 - 1:57 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury has convicted Marcos Colono, 36, of Cambridge, of breaking into an Allston apartment at knifepoint, binding the two women inside with extension cords, then raping and robbing them in 2008, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The Commonwealth Avenue case had gone unsolved until 2010, when Colono was arrested for a Cambridgeport home invasion in which he was... Read more

By - 6/19/14 - 8:27 pm

The BRA decided tonight to solicit bids from groups that might have ideas on how to use $3 million in money from Harvard for increasing owner occupancy rates in Allston houses.

BRA staffers say trends show growing percentages of houses in the North Allston and the neighboring section of Brighton being bought up by investors, who might not have the same neighborhood interests as people... Read more

By - 6/2/14 - 10:52 pm
Emergency crews block traffic at Highgate and Cambridge. <a href="https://twitter.com/EthanM_Long/status/473655145717571584/photo/1">Photo by Ethan Long</a>.

Amanda reports a tree fell on the wires, plunging the Highgate area into darkness.

By - 6/2/14 - 2:47 pm

State Police report recovering the parts shortly after noon, near the BU sailing pavilion.

The origin of the partial remains is the subject of an ongoing investigation. In order to protect the integrity of that ongoing investigation, no further information about the partial remains is being released at this time. The public may be assured, however, that based on the investigation to date, the discovered

... Read more
By - 5/21/14 - 7:47 am
Bus on Storrow Drive

Troublewithtribbles shows us Storrow Drive inbound late yesterday afternoon after another bus driver decided he was really driving a car.

The day before:
Storrowing averted in Allston.

Copyright Troublewithtribbles. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/19/14 - 6:22 pm
Bus on Storrow Drive, where it shouldn't be

Back 'er up slowly, bub. See it larger.

Peter Recore was on the bike path in Allston around 5 p.m. when he spotted this big bus on Storrow Drive at the Cambridge Street off ramp - slowly backing up with the help of state troopers, one of whom was no doubt writing a ticket out for being a dumbass.

By - 5/19/14 - 6:07 pm

Brighton Judge Patricia Bernstein agreed with a request from Suffolk County prosecutors to set bail at $100,000 for Andrea Massa, currently of Marshfield, on charges related to the two guns loaded with hollow-point bullets and two magazines full of more of the bullets ne allegedly tried to bring into the BU commencement yesterday.

Should Massa, scion of a Scituate family whose company makes military sonar... Read more

By - 5/18/14 - 6:24 pm

A Marshfield man faces arraignment on weapons and disorderly-conduct charges after his arrest at BU commencement today.

Andrea Massa has a license to carry firearms for hunting and target practice only; he was charged with carrying "two loaded handguns with high-capacity magazines," unlawfully carrying a firearm onto school grounds and disorderly conduct, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Massa was arrested outside Nickerson... Read more

By - 5/15/14 - 4:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board has rejected a request from Amelia's Taqueria to stay open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

The vote came after a hearing at which the mayor's office and the Allston Civic Association said there was no need for tacos to be served in the area later than the take-out place's current 2 a.m. closing time, even if the... Read more

By - 5/14/14 - 3:07 pm

City officials and the Allston Civic Association won't back a Brighton Avenue taco shop's efforts to stay open an hour later on weekend nights.

Representatives of the mayor's office - which just this week announced a task force to look at how to wake the City that Always Sleeps - and city councilors Mark Ciommo and Steve Murphy opposed Amelia's Taqueria's bid to be... Read more

By - 5/8/14 - 4:41 pm
Bus on Green Line tracks in Allston

Carli Velocci photographed the bus that is now preventing outbound B Line trolleys from moving in Allston.

How the bus wound up there is under investigation by Veolia Transportation, which runs BPS buses, a BPS spokesman said.

We believe there were five students on board when it happened. Everyone is fine and another school bus already came to pick them up and

... Read more
By - 5/8/14 - 11:08 am

Amelia's Taquieria, 180 Brighton Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking permission to extend its hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 5/7/14 - 10:58 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ordered a new trial for Richard Aspen, 73, convicted in 1998 of repeatedly raping his stepdaughter because the attorney who handled his original appeal blew it.

In its ruling, the court rejected Aspen's contentions that his trial lawyer failed to call witnesses that might have bolstered his claim of innocence on the charges that he raped the girl when she... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 1:51 pm

The owner of a liquor store at the intersection of Commonwealth and Harvard avenues blames his sister, fresh off the plane from Hong Kong, for allowing so many underage teenagers to buy liquor that word spread on social media and attracted kids from as far away as a Marblehead boarding school

The easy access at Comm. Ave. Wines and Spirits, 1229 Commonwealth Ave., came to... Read more

By - 5/4/14 - 9:39 am

The Globe starts a series on the perils of off-campus housing in Boston with a detailed examination of how the BU student died in your basic Allston rat-trap of a student house last April.

By - 5/3/14 - 9:56 am

Around 9:30 a.m., Jared Wickerham reported:

Avoid Storrow Dr near Cambridge St on ramp inbound from Brighton. Moving truck accident has road blocked off.

Megan Grobert added:

there is a truck on Storrow East bound by BU, cops have all traffic is stopped up by I-90 connector.

... Read more
By - 5/2/14 - 10:12 am

A local group tried to convince some skeptical residents in Brighton last night that 144 Harvard Ave. would be a good place to sell medical marijuana to patients with prescriptions for the drug.

Compassionate Organics did not make the list of 20 proposed operators who have even a slight chance of getting a state dispensary license in Suffolk County, but founder Geoffrey Reilinger told... Read more

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