Allston

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

By - 12/30/13 - 3:57 pm

Jeremy Goldenberg asks:

Craving a really good burger in Allston. Anyone have any good leads?

By - 12/25/13 - 10:29 pm

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

By - 12/24/13 - 6:17 pm
55 Harvard Ave., Allston

DPW worker cleans up mess outside store. Photo by BFD.

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

By - 12/24/13 - 9:51 am

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.

The Year in Storrowing: 2013... Read more

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