Mt. Washington Bank, 181 Brighton Ave., held up around 3:50 p.m. by a white guy in a white Red Sox sweatshirt with red trim, wearing glasses and a black hat. He waved a black handgun at tellers as he demanded money. He may have run towards Cambridge Street.
A diverse group of residents, commuters, transportation advocates, business owners, and elected officials packed a standing-room only Jackson Mann Community Center last night for the first MassDOT public meeting of the Mass Pike Interchange Improvement Project.
The $260 million project proposes to straighten the Mass Pike between Harvard Ave in Allston and BU's Nickerson Field, remove aging concrete support structures, and... Read more
April 10 is the first public meeting on the Mass Pike Realignment -- a $260 million project to straighten the Pike in Allston. This will be a great project for drivers going through Allston. We need your help to make sure it's a great project for those of us living, walking, running and cycling in Allston.
Together, let's make this more... Read more
After just 45 years, the T has disconnected the last vestige of the A Line from the B Line at Packards Corner. Steve Burns photographed the new switchless curve where trolleys could formerly head towards Watertown.
BU Today reports BU is going to start checking IDs on people boarding university buses, so no more free alternative transportation for people with no school affiliation.
BostInno reports a Starbucks is coming to Allston. Granted, the LEED-certified, fancy-new-apartments side of Allston, rather than the gritter end where somebody re-opened a closed cafe to keep Starbucks out, but still.
People seeking a Starbucks-free existence will still be able to travel to Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park and Mattapan.... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports.
Roving UHub photographer Lauren Reemsnyder captured the scene this morning as somebody blocked traffic on Comm. Ave. near Allston Street to keep a hawk from getting flattened - because hawks don't know you're supposed to cross at the green, not in-between.
UPDATE: Reemsnyder reports:
I don't know how he ended up on the street, but animal control came by and took him away a... Read more
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
Are there any good gelato spots in Allston?
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... Read more
The Daily Free Press reports on the temporary punishment meted out to Zeta Beta Tau on Linden Street 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.
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
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... Read more
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
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.