Allston

By - 2/11/14 - 6:10 pm
Serial bank robber

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of a man they say has robbed four banks since December, two in Allston/Brighton.

The alleged robber is either a black male, or possibly Hispanic, believed to be in his mid-30s to 40s, approximately 5'11" tall with a medium build. During the robberies, he has worn a dark jacket, dark pants, both black gloves

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By - 2/8/14 - 11:27 am
Plow on fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike

J. Alain Ferry was among those caught in a traffic jam on the Massachusetts Turnpike when a snow plow caught fire on the westbound side by the BU Bridge around 10:25 a.m.

Jason Sissel also crawled by the remains of the truck:

By - 2/7/14 - 9:15 am
Car snowmen

Charlie MacSteven spotted the ultimate Masshole snow vehicle today on Comm. Ave. along BU. He counted 18 snowmen on the roof.

By - 2/7/14 - 7:59 am

The Globe reports Tedeschi is taking over the space Kelly's vacated in 2011. Once it opens, the current Tedeschi, inconveniently located three doors down from the corner on the other side of Harvard, will close.... Read more

By - 2/6/14 - 8:16 am
Snowman on a car in Allston

Bianca ran across this Snowman-to-Go on Comm. Ave. in Allston.

By - 1/30/14 - 11:45 am

A man walking through Ringer Park shortly after 11 a.m. was surrounded by three young teens, one armed with a knife, who took his phone.

Knife boy was described as black, about 5'6" and wearing a bright-yellow jacket with a scarf over his face.

By - 1/29/14 - 12:24 pm

Today is the deadline to help fix Cambridge Street by signing the community letter to MassDOT at http://tinyurl.com/CambridgeStreet.

Comments can also be emailed to [email protected] with your own comments (mention "Project File # 606376").

Please join dozens of residents and advocacy organizations telling MassDOT

  1. Do not install a median fence.
  2. Make the car lanes and shoulders narrower to create a safe space for
  3. ... Read more
By - 1/27/14 - 5:13 pm
Sunset over Allston

Amanda Gaughan marveled at the sky as evening came:

Tonight's sunset makes even Allston look attractive.

Tim Sullivan drove into the sunset on Spring Street in West Roxbury:

West Roxbury sunset... Read more

By - 1/25/14 - 1:54 pm

Transit and Boston Police are looking for the driver of a white mini-van or station wagon who managed to slam into both a trolley and a light pole there around 1:40 p.m., leaving behind a front bumper and taking out a traffic light before somehow disengaging from the mess and speeding down Comm. Ave. towards BC.

By - 1/25/14 - 10:52 am

Jeremy Marin asks:

Casual restaurant for family dinner with 2+ vegetarian options, Brookline/Allston?

By - 1/13/14 - 9:34 pm

Around 9:25 p.m., somebody drove onto the B Line tracks at Brighton and Commonwealth avenues and then didn't move anymore.

Service is now halted until the T can get a tow truck to pull the car off the tracks.

By - 1/13/14 - 1:16 pm

The New York Times reports from the front lines at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Packards Corner.

By - 1/10/14 - 11:39 pm
Smashed cars in Allston

Walkingbostonian came across this smashup shortly before 11 p.m. at Comm. Ave. and Allston Street, on the outbound side.

Sup3rmark, who also snapped a photo, reports a 17-year-old driver took out three cars and an SUV. No injuries, he adds.

By - 1/9/14 - 11:50 am

After 6 months of feedback from residents, community groups, and transportation advocates, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will provide an update on Tuesday for the Cambridge Street overpass project in Allston.

Tuesday, January 14
6 pm
Jackson Mann Community Center, 500 Cambridge Street, Allston
https://www.facebook.com/events/1446934668862883/

The $10 million replacement of the bridge deck is needed where Cambridge Street crosses over the Mass... Read more

By - 1/8/14 - 10:16 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Joshua Tree on Comm. Ave. has shut down, apparently for good this time, rather than for a makeover before being turned back into Joshua Tree. It could even be turned into a Trader Joe's or some sort of non-Shaw's for the burgeoning LEED-certified crowd moving into the area.... Read more

By - 1/7/14 - 1:10 pm

BU Today reports 10 employees didn't get paid last month because somebody gained access to their direct-deposit information and had the payments routed elsewhere.

The university suspects a devious phisher somehow convinced the employees to hand over their information with sophisticated - and bogus - requests for the information.

By - 1/6/14 - 8:09 pm

Seems there's a push to rename Barry's Corner - where Western Avenue and North Harvard Street intersect, and where Harvard once had visions of a urban village - as Allston Square.

Proponents say the renaming would honor a famous American artist - the guy the entire neighborhood is named for - and remove the icky stain of a barely remembered battle in which a neighborhood... Read more

By - 1/4/14 - 11:46 am
Crescent moon over Boston University

Brian D'Amico braved the winds on the Mass. Ave. Bridge last night to get us this shot of a crescent moon setting between two BU towers.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/2/14 - 7:54 pm
Unshoveled space

Rory Nolan doesn't have a car, so doesn't need a parking space. Shortly after 5 p.m., he reported he cleared three spaces in the street:

Seeing how long it takes some1 to take or mark it. Let's go.

Around 7:30, he reported:

Going on 3 hours and it's still open. Difference between Allston and Southie.

In fact, a few minutes later, he updated:... Read more

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