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.
Jeremy Marin asks:
Casual restaurant for family dinner with 2+ vegetarian options, Brookline/Allston?
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.
The New York Times reports from the front lines at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Packards Corner.
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
Jackson Mann Community Center, 500 Cambridge Street, Allston
The $10 million replacement of the bridge deck is needed where Cambridge Street crosses over the Mass... Read more
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
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.
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
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.
Boon Sheridan was amazed at this preemptive space saver in Everett this morning.
Jeremy Goldenberg asks:
Craving a really good burger in Allston. Anyone have any good leads?
Around 10:18 p.m., people from the Rhode island line to North Chelmsford reported their lights flickered. Around the same time, people in Allston reported "a HUGE explosion" and "a massive flash of light in the sky."
BPD and BFD are investigating a report of a possible explosion at an NStar substation off Alcott Street in Allston.
UPDATE, 10:40 p.m.: BFD found no... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a driver somehow managed to drive in reverse into the Artful Edge, 55 Harvard Ave., around 4 p.m. Arriving emergency crews found the Subaru embedded in the framing store. The driver was unhurt, but one pedestrian was cut by flying glass.
Police are investigating the incident; ISD also arrived to look at the structural state of the building.... Read more
A collection of photos and reports of storrowed or almost storrowed trucks and buses on our river roads this year. Normally, these are just a chance to laugh at illiterates behind the wheel, but this year, of course, saw a bus crash on Soldiers Field Road that sent 33 people to the hospital.
Luke O'Neil says farewell to the Pill, a long-running Friday-night indie dance party that ends tonight.
Transit Police report that around 7 p.m. yesterday, a man riding the 66 bus grabbed a fellow passenger's iPhone 5S and jumped off the bus at Cambridge and Wilton streets in Allston. And then didn't get very far:
Another passenger who witnessed the robbery came to the victim's aid and pursued the robber off the bus and chased him down tackling him into... Read more
A frustrated citizen in Allston sighs:
Tags and stickers everywhere in Allston. Where to start? who cares. it's Allston and nobody cares. waste of city resorces to bother, no?
The Century Bank branch at 300 Western Ave. was held up around 2:45 p.m. by a black man with a gun. He wore a gray wool scally cap, a gray sweatshirt and a black wool coat. He was last seen headed on foot towards Cambridge - holding a small, black plastic trash can into which he'd placed his loot.... Read more