Allston

By - 8/21/15 - 10:48 pm

UPDATE: Twin Donuts passed an inspection 9/2 and got its permit back.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered a shutdown of Twin Donuts, 501 Cambridge St., for a variety of violations, including sandwich meat that was too warm, no sanitizer in a dishwasher and not having a manager on duty who was certified in health issues. Read more.

By - 8/21/15 - 11:23 am

The West End House celebrates the life of Dawnn Jaffier between 5:30 and 9 p.m. today at 105 Allston St., Allston. Read more.

By - 8/21/15 - 9:19 am

Amanda reports:

7:18 AM and summer is officially over. On a train with 40 BU Freshmen all wearing lime green orientation tshirts

By - 8/20/15 - 11:09 am

Star Market is hoping customers will buy foods to eat on patios outside its Dorchester, Fenway and Allston stores.

The chain goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to add patios at the three locations, similar to what the Whole Foods in the South End offers - with 24-hour patio seating at the Fenway store. Read more.

By - 8/17/15 - 1:52 pm
Derailed Green line trolley on Commonwealth Avenue

Off-the-rails B trolley. Photo by John Battaglino.

UPDATE: Service restored at 3:30 p.m.

The T is telling B Line riders to take the 57 bus instead between Kenmore Square and Packards Corner, due to a trolley with wheels that no longer fully rest on the tracks.

By - 8/15/15 - 12:48 am

Around 12:35 a.m. at 30 Holton St. Due to the severity of the victim's injuries, homicide detectives were called in, just in case. A suspect is in custody.

By - 8/13/15 - 7:16 pm
Swimming in the Charles River

The Charles River Watershed Association reports the Charles from the Weld boathouse to the dam now has high enough levels of toxic cyanobacteria to post warnings against coming into contact with river water - and that means no swimming, fishing or falling in the river. That goes double for dogs, who could pick up toxic residue in walks on the river banks and then lick it off their fur. Read more.

By - 8/12/15 - 8:07 am
Biena snack vs. World Peas snack

Too similar?

Biena, LLC, an Allston company that makes a line of spicy chickpea-based snack foods, is suing a Texas company that makes a line of spicy -green-pea-based snack foods over their packaging.

Biena's suit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, is a preemptive move: Grandma Lu's Spice Cabinet, which makes World Peas snacks, was threatening a lawsuit against Biena over its packaging. Biena is asking a judge to declare that its color-coded, resealable rectangular packages with an irregularly shaped window on the front and a quote from its founder on the back would not confuse consumers if compared with Grandma Lu's color-coded, resealable trapezoidal packages with a round window on the front and a quote from its founder on the back. Read more.

By - 8/7/15 - 5:56 pm

UPDATE: Dog found.

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Please contact me immediately at 919-225-0654 if Poet is is spotted - He escaped during the storm Tuesday and was running around between Brighton Ctr. and Oak Square. He has not been spotted since - We think he may be hiding out near Oak Square. If you live in the area, PLEASE CHECK AROUND YOUR HOUSE (e.g. bushes, garage, under porches, any hiding place). Thank you - I am desperate to find him. Read more.

By - 8/7/15 - 12:19 pm
Parakeet in Allston

Amanda McNeil reports spotting this budgie at Gardner Street and Gardner Terrace around 7:45 this morning.

By - 8/5/15 - 12:47 pm

Around noon, Boston Police swarmed the area of Comm. Ave. and Harvard Avenue, where a guy was allegedly threatening people with a taser outside the McDonald's. They quickly found the suspect and the taser and now he's undergoing booking.

By - 7/13/15 - 1:32 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office today dropped charges against a Watertown man who created what police said was a "panic" on a 66 bus, because the bullets he was wearing around his waist weren't real. In a statement, the DA's office says:

Chapter 140, Sect. 121, allows prosecution for unlawful possession of “cartridges or cartridge cases … designed for use in any firearm, rifle or shotgun,” and responding officers acted in an abundance of caution after a 911 call for a man believed to be armed. Based on the totality of circumstances, however, including confirmation that the cartridges on said belt could not and weren’t intended to be fired, prosecutors dismissed the charges at arraignment in Brighton Municipal Court.

By - 7/12/15 - 12:57 pm

Real bandolier filled with fake bullets. Photo by BPD.

UPDATE: Charges dismissed.

Boston Police report arresting an alleged yutz who thought it was a good idea to try to get on an MBTA bus wearing a bandolier filled with what looked like actual bullets Friday afternoon. Read more.

By - 7/11/15 - 9:17 am

Stanley Staco reports a crash around 1:40 a.m. at Brighton Avenue and Reedsdale Street killed one person and injured another.

WCVB reports a motorcyclist died after hitting a pedestrian.

By - 7/10/15 - 3:55 pm
Broken track on the Green Line

Where the track is whack. Photo by Turlach MacDonagh.

It's buses all the way down from Kenmore to Packards Corner due to a track problem, the T reports.

By - 7/4/15 - 8:16 pm
King and

King (l) and Ellis. Photos by Lawrence PD.

Cambridge and Lawrence Police report the arrest of two adults and two teens for an armed-robbery spree early yesterday that started in Brookline and Boston, moved to Cambridge and then ended in Lawrence, where police managed to catch them. Read more.

By - 6/26/15 - 7:31 pm
Proposed building at 89 Brighton Ave. in Allston

Architect's rendering.

A Cambridge developer this week submitted detailed plans to the BRA for replacing an existing car-rental place, small office building and large house at 89 Brighton Ave. with a 138-unit apartment building with 69 spaces for cars - and 142 for bicycles.

In his filing, Noah Maslan of Eden Properties says the building will be aimed at the growing number of small household who would rather ride a bike, rent a car or take a car service than deal with owning their own car in the city. Read more.

By - 6/21/15 - 9:16 am

On Brighton Avenue, near Harvard, around 3 a.m., in an apparent drive-by, Stanley Staco reports.