Allston

By - 4/21/17 - 5:35 pm

The Chicken & Rice Guys say Boston public-health inspections of their facilities have shown no E. coli and that their Medford restaurant will re-open tomorrow.

The Downtown Crossing store could re-open tomorrow as well, after an ISD inspection in the morning; in fact, ISD Commissioner William Christopher vows to buy the first meal at 11 a.m., assuming the inspection goes OK. Read more.

By - 4/21/17 - 3:12 pm

Brandon Bowser of Allston has registered his campaign for the District 9 City Council seat (Allston/Brighton) currently held by Mark Ciommo.

By - 4/11/17 - 8:50 pm

The Globe reports Boston health inspectors ordered the three Chicken & Rice Guys restaurants and five food trucks in Boston shut today because of E. coli that has sickened at least seven people at the chain's outlet on Harvard Avenue in Allston. The Medford restaurant, which is beyond the reach of Boston ISD, remains open.

By - 4/10/17 - 1:05 pm

State officials announced today they'll be shutting Commonwealth Avenue near the BU Bridge July 26 to Aug. 14 as they work to replace the increasingly creaky bridge where the street crosses over the turnpike and the tracks used by the Worcester Line and Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited service.

Paths will be kept open for pedestrians and bike riders, MassDOT announced today. Read more.

By - 3/30/17 - 9:30 am

The Daily Free Press reports several students have been hit by a scam in which a stranger comes up to them at an ATM on Comm. Ave. and asks them to deposit a check, withdraw some money and keep the rest of the check. Don't do that, BU Police is warning students.

By - 3/10/17 - 9:16 pm
Firefighters at Brighton and Harvard avenues in Allston

A fire in the basement of Buk Kyung 2 at the corner of Brighton and Harvard avenues around 8:50 p.m. emptied the restaurant and brought Boston firefighters rushing to the scene. Read more.

By - 3/10/17 - 10:00 am

The Nation takes a look at a long, and ultimately, successful union-organizing drive by housekeepers at the Doubletree Suites (that nondescript thing by the Allston/Cambridge exit off the turnpike where the Coke plant used to be that it turns out Harvard bought during its Allston conquest).

By - 3/5/17 - 11:16 am

Maura Johnston found an interesting Craigslist listing for apartments available 9/1/17:

Location:
Our Harvard Avenue units are located between Brighton Avenue and Cambridge Street. Just a half block away you will find Store 24, Herrells Ice Cream, The Kells, Harpers Ferry, Blanchards, Big City, and Redneck's Pizza. These apartments truly are in the middle of everything.

By - 2/17/17 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to grant a beer-and-wine license to the Trader Joe's under construction on North Harvard Street at Western Avenue in Allston. Read more.

By - 2/15/17 - 9:56 am
Allston spacesaver

We're going to hope the Allston baby this belongs to has aged out of it, because thinking a parent would rip it away from a tot is just too horrible to imagine, especially a parent who clearly couldn't actually be bothered to clear out the space first. Zef spotted it on Comm. Ave. this morning.

By - 2/6/17 - 9:35 am
Jingwen Zhang with erhu

Jingwen Zhang, a music therapist from China, flew into Boston Saturday and took an Uber to Allston. After she got dropped off, she realized she'd left her erhu in the car and now it's missing. It's a long, skinny stringed instrument (you may have seen an erhu player at Downtown Crossing or by the bridge in the public garden) and it was in a rectangular black case: Read more.

By - 2/5/17 - 1:43 pm

BPD has posted the list of streets where parking is banned today (for your own safety, so enthusiastic fans don't jump on your car roof or roll your car over, natch) and the streets that will just be shut completely at 9 p.m.

By - 1/28/17 - 5:47 pm

In Marc Hurwitz's Friends of Boston Hidden Restaurants Facebook group, Bobby O'Neill asked this afternoon:

I feel like restaurants and shops owned by members of the Iraqi, Iranian, Sudanese, Yemeni, Libyan, Somali, and Syrian communities could use our support. Any recommendations?

Here's the list folks have come up with so far (additions welcome, of course): Read more.

By - 1/17/17 - 10:50 pm

Vanyaland reports. The closing comes not long after the Brigham Circle SoulFire closed.

By - 1/17/17 - 5:58 pm

Some 2,300 Eversource customers are without power tonight. AndreaWBZ reports the company is hoping to get everything back to normal by 8 p.m.

By - 1/12/17 - 5:31 pm

Yuet Chow, 53, and Kim Chow, 68, were ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail today on charges of human trafficking related to the brothel they allegedly ran at 6 Haskell St in Allston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 11:45 pm

The Globe reports the DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel has fired Fred Taylor as its booker for Scullers. Taylor has been a "legendary figure" on the local jazz scene since the 1950s, the Globe reports.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.