Allston

By - 6/17/15 - 10:00 pm
Rabbit on Commonwealth Avenue near Boston University

Thereisnodog spotted this young bun on Comm. Ave. in the middle of BU today.

By - 6/15/15 - 9:02 pm

An MBTA inspector was injured at the Harvard Avenue stop on the B Line around 7 p.m. A spokesman says: Read more.

By - 6/15/15 - 6:31 pm

Seems a driver didn't spot that tiny little trolley heading outbound in time and so ran into it at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul shortly after 6 p.m. No injuries, but service was, of course, disrupted until about 6:30.

By - 6/12/15 - 10:46 am

The Boston Licensing Board ruled yesterday an Allston liquor store did nothing wrong selling a 40 and a pint of vodka to a homeless man after the store presented evidence that while he might be a chronic alcoholic, he wasn't drunk at that moment. Read more.

By - 6/12/15 - 8:34 am
Wind chimes in Ringer Park in Allston

Chris the roving UHub photographer spotted this DIY dream catcher/wind chime combo, "lovingly wrought by the finest hipster craftsmen available," in Ringer Park behind the West End House.

By - 6/8/15 - 6:47 pm

Allston Village Main Streets is turning 89 Brighton Ave. into a new, if not permanent, community space that will include a two-floor indoor skatepark, a DIY bicycle-repair shop and a vintage market. Read more.

By - 6/7/15 - 9:29 am

Skott.daltonic walked along the Charles early this morning.

By - 6/6/15 - 7:56 am

Power in the area of Comm. Ave. and Harvard disappeared shortly after midnight. Eversource estimates it will reappear around 10 a.m.

By - 6/2/15 - 6:16 am
Truck stuck at BU Bridge on Storrow Drive

RunFromRobots sighs:

5:45 and we’ve got a truck stuck on Storrow.

By - 5/26/15 - 11:06 am
Police say this is Lent.
Allston suspect

An Allston man had bail set at $50,000 on charges related to sexual attacks May 4 and last August - including one rape - in the area around his Brighton Avenue apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.

Steven Lent, 26, was arrested Friday as he left his apartment. Prosecutors and police say they are investigating his possible connection to other sexual assaults in Allston and Brookline. Read more.

By - 5/9/15 - 10:15 pm

Boston cops have surrounded a 66 bus in Brookline Village, where they are offloading several teens who allegedly ran through Marty's on North Beacon Street stealing bottles of vodka and Hennessy - and searching for the bottles.

The Night Ridah, who is at the scene, says the kids don't appear to be more than 14.

By - 5/8/15 - 8:47 pm
Wanted for questioning in Allston attacks

Boston Police have released three surveillance photos of a suspect for at least one of Monday's sexual attacks, in which a man lifted women's skirts, then groped them. Read more.

By - 5/8/15 - 9:33 am
Woman with skeleton in Allston
Skeleton with a Sox cap on

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.

By - 5/6/15 - 8:40 pm
Boston Metro cover about BU babes

This morning's Boston Metro cover story was about the series of groping attacks reported around Boston University over the past few days, with a "BU Babes" headline superimposed on a photo of a woman from the waist down in a pink dress and heels. Read more.

By - 5/5/15 - 2:18 pm

Boston Police report the man wanted for two sexual assaults along Comm. Ave. yesterday lifted the women's skirts, then grabbed their buttocks.

Police add that in one case, at Brighton Avenue and Chester Street around 5:20 p.m., the woman made him pay: Read more.

By - 5/4/15 - 11:07 pm

Boston University Police are reporting three reports today of a man going up to women, groping them, then fleeing.

The first attack was between 4 and 4:30 p.m. at Ashford and Chester street - not far from where two women were groped early Saturday.

The next attacks happened between 855 Commonwealth Ave. and the BU Bridge, police say.

Read more

By - 5/3/15 - 8:47 pm

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.

By - 5/2/15 - 12:33 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Allston Street in Allston

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.

In December:
Demolition derby continues at Allston intersection

By - 5/1/15 - 11:43 pm
Lion inside the Boston Public Library in Copley Square

Boston loves its lions. From stately lions in our main library to lions that spout water around a flagpole, from stylized lions with wings to lions that proclaim the majesty of the British empire, lions are our pride. Read more