You never know what you'll see on Comm. Ave. in Allston. This morning, roving UHub photographer Sam D. spotted this woman heading to the street with a skeleton and a single bicycle helmet.
No clues where they were headed, but maybe they're on the way to Fenway, where Mr. Bones will join the Sox rotation.
Boston University Police are reporting three reports today of a man going up to women, groping them, then fleeing.
The next attacks happened between 855 Commonwealth Ave. and the BU Bridge, police say.
Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who came up behind two women and grabbed their buttocks around 1 a.m. Saturday on Gardner Street.
The female victims were walking with two other friends when they were approached from behind by a male suspect who simultaneously groped their buttocks. The suspect then quickly fled between nearby houses in the direction of Ashford Street.
When caught, the white man, 6' or 6'2" and the owner of "boot-style shoes," will face charges of indecent assault and battery, a felony.
Boom! Pandi reports another driver plowed into another traffic signal at Comm. Ave. and Allston Street around noon, knocking the lights to the ground and probably not doing much good for the car and the driver. A tree also did not fare well.
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Harvard University this week sued several companies that sell training materials for students taking a Business School "Credential of Readiness" online exam.
The nation's oldest college charges the companies are violating Harvard copyrights by using actual questions from the exam - given at the end of a two-to-three month online course, called HBX CORe, "for individuals seeking to understand the fundamentals of business, and how business theories apply in real business settings."
In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, the President and Fellows of Harvard College charge:
The Boston Business Journal ponders the Brooklynization of Allston now that people are paying $2,000 for a one-bedroom in a LEED-certified building and a neighborhood bro bar is being turned into an upscale market with a cutesy name.
The BRA board of directors today approved a six-story apartment building at 40 Malvern St.
The proposal, by the Hamilton Co., will include 4 one-bedroom units and 44 two-bedroom units. Of those, 6 will be affordable. The company is also planning a 44-space parking lot.
The Globe reports on the plans for rebuilding Comm. Ave. between the BU Bridge and Packards Corner with "cycle tracks" that would use barriers to keep motorists out of the bike lanes.
The Boston Globe reported today that in exchange for an $8M contribution to build the West Station commuter rail station adjacent to its campus, Boston University sought "enforceable language prohibiting the use of BU's West Campus as a route for buses or other vehicular traffic to carry commuters to or from West Station."
A concerned citizen reports rodents of unusual size in the fire swamp at Cambridge and Seattle streets in Allston:
Caller is reporting that there are rats the size of small dogs running around this area.
Up on Morris Street in East Boston, an equally concerned citizen with a rodent problem does not specify the size, but that's not what's concerning him or her:
Mallory Mathias asks:
Anyone know of a place that can repair holes in sweaters near Allston?
Brian MacDonald, 26, was sentenced to 7 to 10 years in prison this week for repeatedly stabbing Anthony Spaulding in a New Year's party at Spaulding's Allston apartment at which MacDonald showed up uninvited, then refused to leave, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors had asked for 15 to 20 years after MacDonald's conviction on a charge of voluntary manslaughter for Spaulding's 2013 death in Suffolk Superior Court.
Jonathan Levitt give us a taste of the chaos around 9 when the lights went out on Comm. Ave. by the bridge.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Brian MacDonald, 26, of fatally stabbing Anthony Spaulding during a fight at a New Year's party at Spaulding's Pratt Street apartment on Jan. 1, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
MacDonald will be sentenced Feb. 26 for his conviction on voluntary manslaughter, the DA's office says, adding the jury will continue its deliberations Monday on an assault-and-battery charge against Bianca Hollenbeck for the same incident.
According to the DA's office:
You know, the usual. The latest NWS forecaster's discussion for the Boston area says we should get some snow on Saturday, maybe followed by freezing rain on Sunday (or maybe just more snow), followed by bitter cold, followed, possibly, by ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM Tuesday night, although it's possible that storm might just blow out to sea first. So, yes, the French Toast Alert stays at Yellow/Elevated.
State Sen. Will Brownsberger, who represents Allston/Brighton, reports he contacted MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott yesterday afternoon about the fact that the Green Line continues not to run down Comm. Ave. On an Allston/Brighton mailing list, he posts Scott's reply:
Promise you we are working very hard on overall Recovery Plan - this is a complicated section for us - but definitely not forgotten. It will be some time next week but cannot say yet with certainty. Will have a realistic goal [by end of Wednesday].