Allston

By - 12/8/14 - 12:32 pm

UPDATE: License, extra time granted.

@Union, which replaced the burned out Grecian Yearning as a Harvard Avenue breakfast spot, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday to seek a license to serve beer and wine - and to stay open until 10 p.m.

Because @Union sits within the Allston Village Main Street district, it would be eligible for one of the new licenses intended to encourage dining start-ups in areas outside Boston Proper and the waterfront.

By - 12/2/14 - 9:26 am

PSF HOLIDAY CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

See the popular film

FROZEN

Free Pizza

AND IN OUR NEW BALANCE COMMUNITY ROOM
WE WILL OFFER BEER AND WINE FOR SALE TO ADULTS ALONG WITH GOOD CONVERSATION

Date and Time: Saturday, 6 December following the Oak Square Tree Lighting. The event will start at @ 5:45 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street.

Parking is available. The PSF Community Center can be reached by the 57 bus and the 64 bus.

PSF volunteers will help with children during the film.

By - 12/1/14 - 11:10 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Allston Street in Allston

Roving UHub photographer Stephen Hartman happened upon the latest crash, around 6:30 p.m., at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Allston Street, where the traffic signals exert a strange pull on motor vehicles.

By - 11/25/14 - 8:01 am

The Crimson reports on what it calls a "tense" meeting between town and gown over the impact of hordes of construction workers and their Harvard projects over the next decade on the neighborhood.

By - 11/22/14 - 11:29 am

New bike lane

Paint crews were on Cambridge Street in Allston this morning creating bike lanes on one of the Boston region's most dangerous streets. A pedestrian died after being hit by a car where the Mass Pike on-ramp meets Cambridge Street on July 17, 2014 and a cyclist died in 2007 after an accident on Cambridge Street near the intersection with Harvard Ave.

Thank you to the Boston Transportation Department and MassDOT for making these important safety improvements!

By - 11/19/14 - 7:56 am

BU Police reported yesterday:

A BU student was likely the victim of a scam yesterday when the student parted with $100 to help the nicely dressed gentleman who needed the money for a cab to get to an important meeting because his car had a flat tire.

By - 11/16/14 - 12:19 pm
Stupid Fiat

A concerned citizen complains about a stupid little tin can at Brainerd Road and Griggs Street in Allston:

This fiat has parked in front of the hydrant every day this week.

By - 11/14/14 - 9:38 am

Forlorn bus by the side of the road. Photo by Raymond Ausrotas.

Shortly after 9 a.m., the looming BU Bridge helped the driver of one of those big tour buses suddenly realized that maybe those signs at the entrance to Soldiers Field Drive were for reals and he probably shouldn't have gotten on the road.

J. Alain Ferry reports. Fortunately for the drivers behind him, he was able to pull over into one of those rare break-down spots along the road.

By - 11/11/14 - 10:22 am

LOCAL FOOD: IS IT HEALTHIER? IS IT BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? WHERE TO FIND IT?

Date and Time: Tuesday, 18 November from 7 to 8 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street. The event will take place in a community room on the building’s lower level.

Join Zach Conrad, a PhD Candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Parking is available. The PSF Community Center can be reached by the 57 bus and the 64 bus.

By - 11/10/14 - 9:52 pm
Brighton Avenue in the dark in Allston

Brighton Avenue? More like Darkon Avenue. Photo by PBR.

Bit of a blackout in parts of the neighborhood tonight.

By - 10/17/14 - 2:31 pm

The Boston Fire Department says "careless disposal of smoking material" led to a fire last month that ravaged two apartment buildings on Harvard Terrace.

A spokesman says somebody discarded a still lit cigarette or cigar in an interior stairwell in the rear of 12 Harvard Terrace sometime in the early evening of Sept. 3. The fire spread rapidly up through the building and caused heavy smoke damage in two adjoining buildings.

By - 10/11/14 - 10:37 pm
Weird space saver in Allston

Winter is coming: A roving UHub photographer noticed this basketball hoop setup being used as a space saver on Kelton Street in Allston tonight.

By - 10/3/14 - 8:54 am

A PRESENTATION SCHOOL FOUNDATION COMMUNITY FORUM
PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES IN ALLSTON-BRIGHTON
WITH COMMISSIONER WILLIAM EVANS OF THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

Date and Time: Tuesday, 7 October from 7 to 8 pm
Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street

Join Commissioner Evans for a discussion of public safety issues in Allston-Brighton. The presentation will include a question and answer period.

Parking is available. The PSF Community Center can be reached by the 64 bus and the 57 bus.

By - 9/30/14 - 5:38 pm
Storrowed truck peeled back on Soldiers Field Road in Boston

State Police report that shortly after 1 p.m., the driver of a box truck became the driver of a storrowed box truck thanks to a low-hanging bridge on Soldiers Field Road inbound, near where it turns into Storrow Drive.

As a result of the driver's reading problems, one lane had to be shut until the newly shorn truck could be removed.

By - 9/30/14 - 3:46 pm
Commuter-rail train in abandoned Allston rail yard

Imagine a train station in the middle of a thriving neighborhood.

State and city officials stood in a the door of a new commuter-rail coach parked in the old Allston freight yard to announce a $25-million train station.

West Station will be built near the present turnpike toll plaza and should open when the turnpike there is straightened, in 2020, state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said.

The station will be servced by DMUs, single-car diesel units that could bring subway-like schedules.

By - 9/25/14 - 11:29 am
Renderings of an Allston Esplanade and new development at Beacon Yards

Renderings from the Boston Society of Architects Beacon Yards Urban Design Workshop

By - 9/25/14 - 9:23 am
Allston white rabbit

Roving UHub photographer Christopher Wagner reports on his encounter with the Allston white rabbit:

A couple days ago I was walking to my car and spotted him again. When I crouched down to try and get a picture, he hopped right out from under the white Subaru in the picture and stopped right in front of me. I’m thinking it has to be either an escaped or released pet ‘cause he’s awful comfortable around people. Also the whole albino thing. There was another time in front of my house when he was casually munching on some plants growing between the sidewalk cracks about 10 feet from where I was standing. Not sure what’s going to happen once winter comes, I think the times they will be much sadder.

Anyway I love the fact that there is a white rabbit in Allston.

By - 9/23/14 - 11:43 am

Muerl asks:

Is there somewhere to donate 20 to 25 trial sized soaps in All/Bri? Was thinking Womans Shelter?

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