Bob King, owner of the McDonald's at Harvard and Commonwealth Avenues, has withdrawn his request to the Boston Licensing Board to operate 24 hours a day.
The McDonald's is currently licensed for operations between 5 a.m. and 2 a.m.
King also withdrew his application to extend the hours of his Western Avenue McDonald's to 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Molly Galler reports on the drinks and food at Lulu's, 421 Cambridge St. in Allston.
The owner of the McDonald's at Harvard and Commonwealth avenues is seeking permission to stay open around the clock.
The Boston Licensing Board considers its request to extend its hours, which now run 5 a.m. to 2 a.m., at a hearing on Wednesday.
A little over a year ago, the board agreed to let the burger place change its opening hour from 7 a.m. to 5 a.m., after owner Bob King agreed to take steps to keep his franchise from becoming a hangout for methadone patients.
The Amateur Planner proposes a paved transit way with tracks for not just the B Line but the 57 and BU bus routes.
While we've never done this, other cities have, and it would have a whole host of advantages, including getting buses out of traffic (and bike lanes), stations better able to serve people with disabilities, even some additional parking spaces. Throw in the long-fabled transit priority for traffic signals and you might even see shorter commute times.
Who's the wise guy? The T is running buses instead of trolleys along Comm. Ave. due to "a track issue" at Warren Street.
Oh, and, of course, the runners beat the Green Line between BC and Blandford - before the track issue came up.
MassDOT and the City are designing a new Cambridge Street, but while we have waited for these plans to become a reality there have been multiple pedestrian and cyclist deaths on Cambridge Street in recent years.
As we plan for the future, the new street needs world-class design for mass transit and people walking, running, and biking. But safety measures can't wait!
People who walk, bike, take the bus, and drive a car should all be able to move safely through our neighborhoods right now. Stop by Tuesday morning to tell the State & the City that we need immediate solutions including:
A 26-year-old man tried getting from one side of the Cambridge Street turnpike onramp to the other last night but didn't make it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The man was hit by a Camry whose driver remained on the scene and showed no signs of impairment, the DA's office says. Although state troopers continue to investigate the crash, no charges have been filed at this point.
Details are still sketchy about just what brought the SWAT unit and police negotiators to the area of 1132 Comm. Ave. shortly after 12:30 p.m. However, a police spokesman says the man in question did NOT fire any shots and he was safely removed and is now in a local hospital for observation.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced Marcos Colono of Cambridge to up to 60 years in prison for raping two women in their Allston apartment in 2008 after first breaking in with a knife and binding them with extension cords.
However, that sentence won't start until after Colono, now 36, finishes a Middlesex County sentence for another double rape, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Firefighters are at 21 Mansfield St., where a fire in a barbecue streaked up the outside wall of the house around 6:30 p.m. and got into the roof of an extension to the house.
A car crash at Brighton and Harvard avenues shortly after 11:30 p.m. turned into a violent melee when at least three people attacked the firefighters and EMTs who arrived to help, throwing repeated punches as firefighters kept radioing for police help.
Once police arrived, they made "multiple arrests," according to Boston EMS Incidents.
Ethan Long reports a pole-mounted transformer blew around 8 p.m., taking out power in the area of North Harvard and Cambridge streets.
WBUR reports from outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Commonwealth Avenue today.
The company building Harvard's luxury residential building at Barry's Corner isn't waiting for construction to be finished before signing up a restaurant to move into the space.
Samuels and Associates appeared before the Boston Licensing Board yesterday to seek permission to buy Joshua Tree's liquor license for the "neighborhood restaurant concept" it hopes to bring to the project at 219 Western Ave.
The proposed license purchase was backed by the mayor's office, several city councilors and the Allston Civic Association.
J Goddell had plenty of time to ponder this crash on Soldiers Field Road outbound, near the Harvard Bridge around 8:30 this morning.