Harvard this week submitted new plans to the BRA for a science and engineering edifice along Western Avenue it says will become the hub of a new campus aimed at promoting "the translation of research ideas into successful products and services" and a powerful way to attract even more researchers and companies to the area. Read more.
Perry Donham alerts us that BU will be doing some drone-filming along Comm. Ave. and the Charles River through 6 p.m.
The City of Boston Public Works Department last night presented new plans for the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Brighton Avenue (Packards Corner) and Warren/Kelton Streets.
To create space for wider sidewalks and dedicated space for people biking, it was proposed that left-side angled parking be removed from the carriage road and any remaining angled parking be reconfigured to parallel parking along the curb. Read more.
The Daily Free Press reports on an incident around 2 a.m. today in a dorm on Harry Agganis Way.
Developer Babak Veyssi is seeking BRA approval to put 32 condos and retail space on what is now a vacant lot at 392 Cambridge St.
Veyssi's $7-million proposal also includes a 41-space garage for residents and a 17-space lot for the stores. Read more.
Jenny Farrell spotted this bunny on the B Line last night (note cat as well).
Michael Kieloch shows us why the traffic getting off the turnpike at Allston/Cambridge is so slow this afternoon.
Harvard is seeking BRA approval to tear down what it considers an inadequate auditorium on the Business School campus in Allston and replace it with a more elegant and larger structure able to "host global events and create a first-class learning environment." Read more.
An upcoming $20-million revamp of Comm. Ave. from Packards Corner to Warren Street could include new plazas at Harvard Avenue aimed at turning the huge intersection into a place where people would actually want to hang out. Read more.
A city zoning rule that bans more than four undergraduates in an apartment isn't working, city officials said today, so they've begun looking at changes that would let them start levying fines on landlords who persist in overcrowding their units. Read more.
Adrienne M. shows us the tree that fell across Raymond Street in Lower Allston tonight.
When Quincy T. Holland of Brighton learned the man he was holding up early this morning at Ashford and Chester streets had no money, police say, he sliced him with a knife, bit his ear, then took his phone. Read more.
Around 7:30 p.m., Rose sent out an urgent plea:
All of lower Allston just went dark! Send beer and pizza.
Soon, other residents of Allston and Brighton were checking in - via 4G rather than WiFi - of a sudden absence of electricity in the area.
By 9 p.m., power was coming back to most of the area, although some spots near Market Street remained dark until 9:30.
The Crimson reports Harvard dished its new Allston science center will now consist of one large building rather than four smaller buildings, at a recent residents meeting, but declined to release any renderings or floor plans. Also, Harvard said the new building will focus on undergraduates - the plans shelved in 2008 kept them on the other side of the river.
The Harvard Crimson reports the U has renamed Soldiers Field as Jordan Field, after an alumnus who has donated a lot of money (for scholarships, not for Another Imposing Building).