Luke O'Neil says farewell to the Pill, a long-running Friday-night indie dance party that ends tonight.
Transit Police report that around 7 p.m. yesterday, a man riding the 66 bus grabbed a fellow passenger's iPhone 5S and jumped off the bus at Cambridge and Wilton streets in Allston. And then didn't get very far:
Another passenger who witnessed the robbery came to the victim's aid and pursued the robber off the bus and chased him down tackling him into... Read more
A frustrated citizen in Allston sighs:
Tags and stickers everywhere in Allston. Where to start? who cares. it's Allston and nobody cares. waste of city resorces to bother, no?
The Century Bank branch at 300 Western Ave. was held up around 2:45 p.m. by a black man with a gun. He wore a gray wool scally cap, a gray sweatshirt and a black wool coat. He was last seen headed on foot towards Cambridge - holding a small, black plastic trash can into which he'd placed his loot.... Read more
MuckRock posts some FBI files on the former BU president.
The estate of reggae star Bob Marley is suing Raising Cane's, which has a franchise on Comm. Ave. near BU, for using "One Love" in its marketing efforts.
In a lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd., charges Raising Cane's, which is best known for chicken fingers, has nothing to do with the reggae star, who died... Read more
Kara Sassone reports a bus with a large Penn State Nittany Lion on the back is the reason so many Storrow Drivers are fuming this rush hour - he managed to get to the BU bridge inbound and then almost got Storrowed there. Or as somebody from the team put it:
So we have been on the road all day..are 400 feet from... Read more
Boston University Police report they are looking for this guy in connection with at least three laptop thefts at the Mugar library since September. He looks for an unattended backpack or laptop, then takes it:
In all cases the suspect was in and out of the building in ten minutes or less.... Read more
Pedestrian safety, physically separated cycle tracks, and opposition to a proposed fence were front-and-center last night in Allston at a Massachusetts Department of Transportation meeting about the reconstruction of Cambridge Street between Harvard Avenue and Lincoln Street.
More than 150 people attended the meeting, including Allston residents, business owners and transportation experts. Many wore stickers that read "Union Square to the Charles River:" A... Read more
Nothing good can come of that, a Northeastern student learns the hard way.
A Brighton District Court judge let a Watertown man walk out of court today following his arraignment on OUI and leaving-the-scene charges for a crash in Allston that sent two people to the hospital, one with head injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Joseph Besnilian, 23, was ordered to wear a GPS monitor, stay away from the wheel and liquor and obey... Read more
UPDATE: Joseph Besnilian, 23, of Watertown, is scheduled for arraignment in Brighton District Court on charges of OUI and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury in his VW Jetta, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
After disrupting traffic on the turnpike and shutting down the Worcester Line on his trip out to Weston, the president did the same thing in reverse on his way back to Logan this evening. Greg Hum photographed the inbound turnpike around 6:30 p.m.
The mayor is asking businesses to let employees out at 4 p.m. and there are a series of planned road closings and parking bans.
Scott Matalon says he came home from a weekend trip to find Harvard and Brighton avenues plastered with signs banning parking on Wednesday and Thursday between 4 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Matalon, owner of Stingray Body Art and president of Allston Village Main Streets, says the move is not just annoying, in an area miles from past championship violence - it's a business killer, because... Read more
State Police report:
This morning, just after 7:00 a.m., Trooper Robert Monahan and Trooper Joseph Hilton responded to numerous calls reporting a cat in the median on the Massachusetts Turnpike, near the 128 mile marker in Boston. The callers reported the cat to appear either sick or frightened. Troopers Monahan and Hilton were able to capture the scared feline. Area animal control officers were... Read more