Allston

By - 4/5/16 - 7:43 am

The Crimson reports the U is looking at how to give students enough time to get from Class A to Class B when the undergraduate campus extends across two counties. One proposal includes simply spacing out classes more in general through "de-compression of the instructional week" - ending the current practice of scheduling as few classes on Fridays as possible.

By - 3/31/16 - 7:04 am

The Daily Free Press reports some 20 printers across campus started spewing anti-Semitic fliers after hackers discovered they were not behind the university firewall.

By - 3/23/16 - 10:25 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Bravo Pizza, 160 Brighton Ave., has exited stage left and won't be coming back for an encore.

By - 3/23/16 - 7:44 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has dismissed a lawsuit by a student in a Boston University master's program who was angry that his professor deprived him of the chance to take the final exam listed in the course syllabus. Read more.

By - 3/20/16 - 6:01 pm
Chairs by the side of the road in Allston

Chistopher the roaming UHub photographer spotted these space savers at the ready at Armington and Islington streets in Allston this afternoon.

By - 3/20/16 - 11:54 am

The T is running new announcements on the Green Line, at least at above-ground stops: "Pay your fare! It's only fair!"

As Boston Dog kvetches:

Oh my God. The "Pay your Fare!" announcements on the Green Line got obnoxious after three stops.

Pict Liberation Army adds:

Particularly when its playing over drivers flagging people past farebox.

By - 3/16/16 - 10:53 pm
Car crash on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston

Zef shows us the aftermath of a head-on crash on the outbound side of Commonwealth Avenue near Allston Street (Allston's vortex of doom, of course), around 10:45 p.m.

Both outbound lanes blocked by police cruiser. One inbound lane taken up by fire trucks.

UPDATE: Zef reports that one outbound driver, impatient at the delays, tried to get around the scene by driving on the inbound side of Comm. Ave. - where he was promptly chased and stopped by police.

By - 3/14/16 - 3:42 pm
Potholes in Boston

Lissa Harris, formerly a crusading Boston-area reporter (and now a crusading Catskills reporter), returned to the Hub today only to promptly blow out a tire on one of our famous potholes near the Allston/Cambridge exit on the turnpike - immediately followed by two more motorists whose tires also got blown out.

UPDATE: Harris reports the blown-tire count is now up to four. The tow truck also hit the pothole, but "he's got better tires, though."

By - 3/10/16 - 4:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Rock City Pizza, 568 Cambridge St., permission to stay open until 2 a.m. - and deliver until 3 a.m.

The pizza place had previously had to close at 1 a.m.

At a hearing yesterday, the pizza place's owner said the public need for the later hours comes from the repeated requests he's been getting from customers for later food - especially from people wandering by from nearby bars that have later closing times. He noted he's also right down the street from St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

By - 3/2/16 - 12:39 pm

The City Council today unanimously approved an ordinance that will prohibit pet stores from selling puppies, kittens and rabbits from from so-called puppy mills - and which will bar the sale of pets from the back of trucks in parking lots and the side of the road. Read more.

By - 3/1/16 - 10:25 am

State officials say they've had to push back replacement of the aging Comm. Ave. bridge over the turnpike by a year because of design mistakes by an engineering firm working on the project.

The delay, however, means the state is increasing the number of open lanes in each direction on the turnpike under the bridge from three to four lanes. Read more.

By - 2/29/16 - 2:45 pm
Hope the dog at Boston City Council hearing on puppy mills

MSPCA staffer testifies with aid of adorably cute - but also ill - little puppy dog.

The Boston City Council could vote as early as Wednesday on a proposed and now fast-tracked measure that would ban pet stores from selling puppies, kittens and rabbits raised by large commercial breeders - and ban everybody from selling pets by the side of the road. Read more.

By - 2/19/16 - 11:20 am

The Crimson reports how the the Allston Brighton Community Development Corp. used a $3 million grant from Harvard to gain loans with which to buy houses in Allston/Brighton to then re-sell to people on condition they live in those houses.

Ironically, one of the first houses the group bought they got by outbidding a couple looking to move from Cambridge to Brighton - they then resold the house to the couple.

By - 2/16/16 - 5:53 pm

UPDATE: Licensing Board found Patron's committed no violation.

A group of men apparently angry another guy talked to one of the women with them at Patron's early on Nov. 26 called in reinforcements to launch a series of assaults that left one man shot, another stabbed and a third smashed in the head with a champagne bottle, a police detective said at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today. Read more.

By - 2/12/16 - 4:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a request from Mala, 129 Brighton Ave., to extend its closing time from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Read more.

By - 2/10/16 - 9:54 am

BU Today reports thieves are targeting the coats, which can run up to $1,300, and are finding good pickings in locker rooms at the campus fitness center - which are not equipped with surveillance cameras. Police note that, unlike iPhones, the coats have no serial numbers.

By - 2/9/16 - 7:18 am

The Crimson reports; adds the author of the study isn't sure if that's a one-time blip or not.

By - 2/4/16 - 11:51 am

Fenway Recording Sessions presents Baio at Brighton Music Hall on Thursday night! Event is 18+, and you can find tickets here: http://bit.ly/1lxa5Ud

By - 2/4/16 - 9:52 am
Proposed apartments at 31 N. Beacon St. in Allston

Architect's rendering.

A developer has filed plans with the BRA to replace a rooming house on a stretch of North Beacon Street that has "gritty charm" with more modern "quality transit-oriented housing at moderate prices" for young professionals who might otherwise be priced out of the gentrifying area. Read more.