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

... Read more
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

... Read more
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.

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

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