Allston

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By - 8/3/14 - 8:51 pm

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.

By - 8/3/14 - 7:32 pm

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.

By - 7/29/14 - 11:24 pm
Safety rally on Cambridge Street

Chris Rich attended the Cambridge Street safety rally in Allston this morning.

Copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/25/14 - 1:05 pm
Shuttle buses instead of the Green Line on Commonwealth Avenue

Buses like breadsticks at Olive Garden. Photo by Danielle Johns.

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.

By - 7/24/14 - 6:21 pm

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:

By - 7/17/14 - 9:34 am

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.

By - 7/15/14 - 9:51 am

Boston Magazine reports on an upcoming race in which participants will attempt to outrun a Green Line train between BC and Blandford Street. Hey, if a guy dressed like a hamburger can do it ...

By - 7/10/14 - 3:55 pm

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.

By - 7/10/14 - 12:49 pm

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.

By - 7/8/14 - 6:45 pm

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.

By - 7/5/14 - 12:07 am

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.

UPDATE: Three arraigned; say they didn't start the fight.

By - 7/4/14 - 11:54 pm

Ethan Long reports a pole-mounted transformer blew around 8 p.m., taking out power in the area of North Harvard and Cambridge streets.

By - 6/27/14 - 1:15 pm

WBUR reports from outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Commonwealth Avenue today.

By - 6/26/14 - 9:58 am

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.

By - 6/26/14 - 9:31 am
Soldiers Field Road crash

J Goddell had plenty of time to ponder this crash on Soldiers Field Road outbound, near the Harvard Bridge around 8:30 this morning.

By - 6/25/14 - 5:30 pm
Truck on Storrow Drive
Truck driver

Roving UHub photographer Raymond wasn't doing much roving around 7:30 this morning thanks to the driver of a box truck who decided those "CARS ONLY" signs only applied to other truck drivers, not him.

Drivers no doubt appreciated his help in motioning them to form a single lane to get around his vehicle, parked in the right lane inbound, just past the Cambridge Street entrance in Allston.

By - 6/25/14 - 1:57 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury has convicted Marcos Colono, 36, of Cambridge, of breaking into an Allston apartment at knifepoint, binding the two women inside with extension cords, then raping and robbing them in 2008, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The Commonwealth Avenue case had gone unsolved until 2010, when Colono was arrested for a Cambridgeport home invasion in which he was charged with beating a man and his son; DNA from that case matched DNA found in the Allston apartment.

By - 6/19/14 - 8:27 pm

The BRA decided tonight to solicit bids from groups that might have ideas on how to use $3 million in money from Harvard for increasing owner occupancy rates in Allston houses.

BRA staffers say trends show growing percentages of houses in the North Allston and the neighboring section of Brighton being bought up by investors, who might not have the same neighborhood interests as people who actually live in the area.

By - 6/2/14 - 10:52 pm
Emergency crews block traffic at Highgate and Cambridge. <a href="https://twitter.com/EthanM_Long/status/473655145717571584/photo/1">Photo by Ethan Long</a>.

Amanda reports a tree fell on the wires, plunging the Highgate area into darkness.

By - 6/2/14 - 2:47 pm

State Police report recovering the parts shortly after noon, near the BU sailing pavilion.

The origin of the partial remains is the subject of an ongoing investigation. In order to protect the integrity of that ongoing investigation, no further information about the partial remains is being released at this time. The public may be assured, however, that based on the investigation to date, the discovered remains do not indicate any ongoing threat to public safety.

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