By - 8/30/13 - 8:44 am

Around 10:45 p.m. at Brighton Avenue and Cambridge Street. Fortunately for the injured, there's a firehouse right there. Boston EMS Incidents reports one of the injured appeared "unresponsive" when EMTs arrived; he was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital, rather than taken to the nearby St. Elizabeth.

A nearby resident reports she saw it all:

It felt so high school. A bunch of 30-somethings yelling

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By - 8/29/13 - 2:12 pm

BU Today reports District D-14, which covers Allston and Brighton, begins a booze crackdown next month that will feature more arrests as the first response to violations of alcohol-related laws. BU Today quotes BPD Superintendent William Evans:

We are going to come down a little harder at the outset than we did last year. When a party gets out of control, we’re going to

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By - 8/28/13 - 4:31 pm

Boston Police today released a short statement on what we all thought was the second case of a woman getting into an unlicensed cab and being sexually attacked by the driver: Basically, it didn't happen:

After a thorough investigation the Boston Police has determined that the August 18, 2013 report of an alleged sexual assault in the area of the Allston /Brighton line

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By - 8/26/13 - 7:05 pm

Two guys whipped out guns and began firing at each other around 6:20 p.m. on Comm. Ave. just outbound from Harvard Ave., AlertNewEngland reports. No injuries, police recovered two guns, still looking for the shooters.

The T briefly stopped B Line trolley service.

By - 8/19/13 - 7:31 pm

Rental trucks in Allston

Turlach MacDonagh spotted these rental trucks parked on Brighton Avenue in Allston, just down the street from the Budget lot, busy in preparation for Allston Christmas.

Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/18/13 - 11:42 pm

Boston Police report a woman who got into a car at Linden and Pratt streets around 2 a.m. for a ride to Cambridge instead found herself sexually assaulted somewhere off North Harvard Street near the Charles River.

The victim stated to officers a man driving a sedan stopped and offered her a ride to Cambridge. The vehicle was NOT a licensed City of

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By - 8/17/13 - 11:11 am

Boston University filed another LED patent lawsuit this week, this time against a company that distributes Samsung's SPHWWTHDD805WHT0GD, SPHWHTHAD603S0R0MZ and, of course, popular SPMWHT221MD5WAP0S0 high-tech lamp components.

As it alleged in its earlier suits against Samsung, HP, LG, Apple, Amazon and two LED manufacturers, Boston University charges the components violate a patent based on the work of BU electrical engineering and computer science... Read more

By - 8/13/13 - 8:54 am

DPW workers righting the downed box. Photo by Robinite.DPW workers getting ready to right the downed box. Photo by Robinite.

Around 4:30 a.m., That Red Hair Girl tweeted:

Was anyone else in Allston just violently awoken by what sounded like the

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By - 8/8/13 - 8:35 pm

Boston Police report officers didn't have to do anything to catch a purse snatcher on Comm. Ave. yesterday - thanks to two bystanders who sprung into action when a woman started yelling about a man who'd just stolen her purse behind Great Scott on Comm. Ave., one of them an off-duty Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer.

The victim stated

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By - 8/8/13 - 2:56 pm

The mayor's office today announced pilot composting programs in which residents can bring certain types of food scraps and other organic matter to a local farmers' market for, well, composting.

For the three-month duration of this program, full-service waste hauler Renewable Waste Solutions will donate supplies and hauling services for transport to Rocky Hill Farm in Saugus, Massachusetts, where the collected scraps will be transformed

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By - 8/5/13 - 10:52 pm

DIY Fest in Ringer Park Aug. 24.

After all the chest bumping and whatnot, the annual Allston DIY Fest will continue to be annual at Ringer Park on Aug. 24. They're really looking for some help in making the thing bicycle-powered, so... Read more

By - 8/5/13 - 10:06 am

Sunset over Union Square

After yesterday's rainbow came the sunset, photographed here by Christopher Wagner over Union Square in Allston.... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 12:54 pm

Maybe not Science Center big anymore, but not just fallow land, either. Banker & Tradesman reports on the U's 10-year master plan for all its land in Allston, including a 200-room hotel, a 3,000-seat basketball arena and a six-to-nine story "Gateway Project" at the old Barrys Corner and either new housing for grad students or an office building.

Over at Allston Brighton Community... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 9:29 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cambridge Police are investigating an incident in which a woman in Allston got in a cab, asked to be taken to an address in Cambridge and when she refused to pay the full fare because the driver took her to the wrong place, was basically held hostage in a parking lot while the driver started doing donuts:

The woman eventually

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By - 7/27/13 - 9:27 am

John Carroll, who when not blogging teaches at BU, alerts us that Insomnia Cookies, which says it will deliver cookies, ice cream and milk until 3 a.m., is setting up shop right next to BU.

Ed. note: Welcome to the City that Always Sleeps, guys, and have fun at that Licensing Board meeting you're no doubt trying to schedule.... Read more

By - 7/22/13 - 9:31 am

The Ward 21 Democratic Committee (Allston/Brighton, Fenway) likes Mike Ross, calling him the innovation candidate.

Speaking of Allston/Brighton, John Connolly went on a bicycle tour of the neighborhoods, which have more bike collisions than any others, this morning. Connolly says as mayor, he'd add money to the city budget for dedicated "cycle tracks."

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Charlotte Golar Richie about why... Read more

By - 7/21/13 - 11:18 pm

First Ward Committee to Endorse in Mayoral Race

Boston, MA -- The Ward 21 Democratic Committee officially endorsed Councilor Mike Ross for Mayor on Thursday. The committee, made up of Democratic activists from parts of the Allston, Brighton, and Fenway neighborhoods, cited Ross’ innovative ideas as key to the endorsement.

“Councilor Ross stood out in a field of several qualified candidates as the one... Read more

By - 7/17/13 - 8:44 pm

Ken Bauer reported from his car, stuck on Storrow Drive around 8 p.m., that some fool coach-bus driver managed to get his behemoth onto Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive eastbound just past the Doubletree, but that he also managed to avoid lopping the top of the bus off until state troopers arrived to block traffic so that he could back the bus back the fool... Read more

By - 7/17/13 - 11:08 am

The Globe reports the festival will happen sometime next month at the Allston park.

By - 7/12/13 - 3:04 pm

Nearly 50 years after it was remodeled, the Circle Cinemas has fallen on hard times. While the building itself is likely to make way for a new development, some people think the sign itself is worth saving.

Read what the Globe has to say about the Long Live Circle Cinema project: Read more