William Brownsberger (D-2nd Suffolk and Middlesex, which includes Allston/Brighton and the Fenway), writes today he will vote no on Question 2, which would allow for more charter schools in the state, in part because he fears Boston's unique makeup could lead to a destabilization of its public-school system if the measure passed. Read more.
Boston Police report a woman who hailed a ride share vehicle and got into a vehicle outside Tavern in the Square on Brighton Avenue early Saturday was sexually attacked by a passenger in the car.
Police say the suspect in the 12:30 a.m. incident is black, slim, in his early 20s and about 6' tall, with short hair. He wore a long sleeve flannel shirt.
Around 10:15 p.m., Scott Eisen reports. The homicide unit was called to the scene, near Cambridge Street, due to the severity of the victim's injuries.
Shell casings were found around the corner on Pratt Street, near the Garage nightclub parking lot, which was taped off as a possible crime scene.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the chain's plans for Barry's Corner, which Harvard is tinkering with.
On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.
Dave Goodrich shows us the sign that Refuge Cafe at Harvard and Brighton avenues is closing forever at the end of the month.
Jennifer Lee, owner of Myong Dong, snapped up the closed Allston Cafe in 2011 to keep Starbucks out of Allston. Allston Cafe in turn was a reincarnation of the Herrell's that used to be there.
Updated, 12:25 p.m.
He was hit around 12:15 a.m. The tracks run along the BU campus.
His death is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected, police say.
Drivers on the river roads seem intent to make up for last year's absence of good storrowings over Labor Day weekend. James Sappenfield spotted a spectacularly storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road inbound by the Harvard Business School around noon.
A rental-truck driver brought Storrow Drive inbound to a halt around 4 p.m. with another storrowing that left his truck looking like an occult hand had had some fun with a giant can opener. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports the early morning fire that displaced 11 people, injured one firefighter and caused roughly $1 million in damage to 30 Myrick St. was a short circuit in a second-floor bathroom.
The department adds:
Inspectional Services will be dealing with property owner about running an unregistered rooming house.
Boston Reddit is looking for the best Allston Christmas photos.
Kara Sassone found her inbound commute on Storrow slowed this morning due to both a bus AND a truck whose drivers managed to stop before slamming into the BU Bridge.
City Councilor Mark Ciommo (Allston/Brighton) today tore into a medical-marijuana dispensary proposed for 144 Harvard Ave., stopping just short of accusing its proponents of being liars who would let kids down pot-laced gummy bears and lollipops. Read more.
Around 12:30 a.m. at Brighton Avenue and Cambridge Street. The suspect was described as white, with dark, curly hair, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. He had a bicycle with him and a black backpack.