Allston

By - 3/20/14 - 4:42 pm

Large numbers of BPD officers descended on the Esplanade and the BU Bridge shortly after 4 p.m., when a 911 caller reported a man in camouflage running around near the bridge with a rifle. Cambridge Police sent some officers to their side of the bridge as well.

In fact, it turned out there was a whole troop of men running around the Esplanade with rifles... Read more

By - 3/15/14 - 3:32 pm
Grand Junction over the Charles River

Ed Hatfield photographed the empty trackbed that now makes up half of the Grand Junction train bridge over the Charles River - the only train connection between north and south track networks east of Worcester county

Copyright Ed Hatfield. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/10/14 - 5:32 pm

If you thought you could avoid the problems on the C and D lines caused by derailment-induced bustitution by hopping on a B train, great idea - except that everybody else was thinking that, too.

Around 5:30, Teagan Rae reported:

It's insane. Three B Lines in a row completely packed.

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By - 3/6/14 - 5:20 am

Sarah asks:

Are there any good gelato spots in Allston?

By - 3/4/14 - 8:12 am

City inspectors shut Bonchon Chicken, 123 Brighton Ave. last Wednesday after finding a host of violations, most notably, a dripping sewage line in a kitchen ceiling and improper pickling and storage of cabbage and radishes, both of which were the sort of thing that could easily spread food-borne microbes:

There is a smell of sewage in the basement and a waste line in the

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By - 3/2/14 - 11:29 pm

The Daily Free Press reports on the temporary punishment meted out to Zeta Beta Tau on Linden Street in Allston.

By - 3/2/14 - 4:45 pm
trash fire in Allston

Walking Bostonian watched firefighters quickly douse flaming trash at Harvard and Brighton avenues this afternoon, reports they were met with a cacaphony of blaring horns from drivers incensed at being delayed on their normally speedy journeys through the intersection.

By - 2/27/14 - 4:24 pm

Sweet Kingdom, which plans to sell only "healthy" desserts made of fruits and light sugar, won approval today to stay open until 2 a.m. at 145 Harvard Ave.

At a hearing Wednesday, Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer expressed surprise that a dessert place would seek to stay open that late.

Manager Yu Dong and attorney Christopher Coleman, however, said they're counting on... Read more

By - 2/24/14 - 7:14 am

Turns out the Allston couple scared of lobsters are real.

C, who makes up half the couple, posted the above video of her husband's attempts to cook the seabeasts (finally: in the pot). She reports this morning:

We received them as gifts. Personally, I knew up front I was scared of them but then I found out my husband was also scared

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By - 2/23/14 - 5:14 pm
Lobsters in a pot

This is just so insane it might actually be true: An ad that popped up on Boston Craigslist yesterday sounded a scream for help, along with several photos of the menacing black bag:

HELP!!! LOBSTERS ARE SCARING US!!!! (Allston )

My husband and I have a few lobsters but we're both VERY scared of them. They're ugly and scary looking. They're in that bag,

... Read more
By - 2/21/14 - 6:29 pm
Bus on Storrow Drive

Roving UHub photographer Adam Schnabel wasn't roving all that quickly around 5:55 p.m. today, thanks to the driver of the bus who at least managed not to get storrowed on the BU Bridge just up ahead.

By - 2/11/14 - 6:10 pm
Serial bank robber

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of a man they say has robbed four banks since December, two in Allston/Brighton.

The alleged robber is either a black male, or possibly Hispanic, believed to be in his mid-30s to 40s, approximately 5'11" tall with a medium build. During the robberies, he has worn a dark jacket, dark pants, both black gloves

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By - 2/8/14 - 11:27 am
Plow on fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike

J. Alain Ferry was among those caught in a traffic jam on the Massachusetts Turnpike when a snow plow caught fire on the westbound side by the BU Bridge around 10:25 a.m.

Jason Sissel also crawled by the remains of the truck:

By - 2/7/14 - 9:15 am
Car snowmen

Charlie MacSteven spotted the ultimate Masshole snow vehicle today on Comm. Ave. along BU. He counted 18 snowmen on the roof.

By - 2/7/14 - 7:59 am

The Globe reports Tedeschi is taking over the space Kelly's vacated in 2011. Once it opens, the current Tedeschi, inconveniently located three doors down from the corner on the other side of Harvard, will close.... Read more

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 - 1/27/14 - 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.

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