Allston

By - 2/2/15 - 9:51 am
Can guy in the snow in Allston

Friolator spotted a bottle and can collector on Braintree Street in Allston this morning.

By - 2/2/15 - 9:20 am
Firefighters at 79 Brighton Avenue in Allston

Firefighters at 79 Brighton. Photo by BFD.

Fire investigators are at 79 Brighton Ave. to try to determine what sent the apparently vacant building up in flames early this morning.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 6:05 a.m. to heavy fire already showing from the three-story brick building.

By - 1/30/15 - 2:40 pm

In a message to students, BPD Commissioner William Evans says play nice and don't do anything you wouldn't want your dean of students to find out about:

By - 1/28/15 - 7:51 pm

Senator Eileen Donoghue .. claimed the high costs associated with..becoming a host city would be outweighed by the economic gains from increased tourism and business.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:48 pm
Digging out in Allston

Photographynatalia watched some car digger-outters at work tonight.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/27/15 - 2:19 pm
Empty Harvard Avenue in Allston

WalkingBostonian shows us the mostly empty Harvard Avenue in Allston this afternoon.

By - 1/26/15 - 2:30 pm
Empty milk shelves at Shaw's in Allston

Izzie in a Tizzy shows us the milk shelves at the Packard's Corner Shaw's (the water shelves are similarly denuded).

By - 1/26/15 - 9:38 am
Snow chair with no snow in Allston

A concerned citizen wants this pre-blizzard chair on Imrie Road in Allston removed.

Similar complaint about cones on Homestead Street in Roxbury.

By - 1/23/15 - 12:05 pm

As tourist-oriented as the Boston area is, it might not have enough hotel rooms to handle the crush of spectators, media types and various hangers on who would flood into town for the Olympics. Boston 2024 has an answer:

You know all those students who normally sublet their apartments in the summer? Boston 2024 would try to convince landlords to offer them only nine-month leases for 2023-2024 - which would leave the apartments clear for renting out to Olympics visitors at a premium that summer. But don't worry: The group is proposing some short-term rent control to ensure spectators aren't gouged, well, not too much.

By - 1/9/15 - 7:27 am

Ariana Restaurant, currently at 129 Brighton Ave., is looking to decamp for a larger space in the new Charlesview complex at 384 Western Ave.

By - 1/8/15 - 2:58 pm

What initially seemed like a possible fire on a crossover switch just past North Station around 2:40 p.m. turned out to be smoke from a brake pad on a passing train that got jammed against a wheel, the MBTA says.

The T shut power on the inbound side to let firefighters assess the situation as disabled train was moved to Wellington for repair.

Around 2:40 p.m., both Meredith Sandiford and Anne Hjortshoj reported smoke at Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/5/15 - 2:10 pm

Anne Mostue reports a truck is wedged under the BU Bridge, which explains why State Police have blocked the ramp inbound in Allston.

By - 12/29/14 - 8:58 pm

Around 8 p.m. on Armington Street, according to Brian Kerins and Boston EMS Incidents.

By - 12/28/14 - 1:34 pm
Common Ground in Allston

Andrew Husband photographed the aftermath of a crash this morning, in which somebody in a Nissan drove into the front of Common Ground, 85 Harvard Ave.

Walking Boston shows us the folks at Common Ground made some lemonade out of this car-crash lemon:

Common Ground sign after crash
By - 12/22/14 - 3:35 pm

A former BC football player today admitted to stomping a homeless man into unconsciousness in January and promptly got a suspended sentence that will keep him out of jail if he stays clean for the next five years, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Craig Parsons, 23, of West Newton pleaded guilty to various assault and battery charges and witness intimidation in Suffolk Superior Court today. Judge Carol Ball sentenced Parsons to a jail sentence of 2 1/2 years - but then suspended that for five years.

By - 12/20/14 - 5:31 pm
Cambridge firetruck on the Anderson Bridge over the Charles River

CFD on the bridge. Photo by RoadTripNE.

UPDATE, 7 p.m. Boston Fire reports no body found.

State Police have shut the Anderson Bridge between JFK Street in Cambridge and North Harvard Street in Allston so firefighters can comb the Charles for somebody a 911 caller said jumped into the river around 5 p.m.

By - 12/19/14 - 2:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted a beer-and-wine license to Totto Ramen, 169 Brighton Ave.

Because Totto Ramen, the first Boston outlet of a New York City noodle chain, is in a city Main Street district, it won one of several new licenses authorized by the state legislature this year to encourage restaurant entrepreneurs in neighborhoods away from downtown and the waterfront. Unlike older licenses, this one cannot be sold outside of Allston.

By - 12/17/14 - 2:10 pm

The smallish Tedeschi on Comm. Ave. at Harvard plans to move into the Kelly's Roast Beef space across Harvard.

The move, which will require approval of the Zoning Board of Appeals, prompted the owner of the McDonald's franchise on Harvard Avenue to seek city permission to extend his closing hour from 2 to 3 a.m., at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.

By - 12/16/14 - 6:37 am

Boston Police report they are investigating two incidents involving rideshare drivers indecently assaulting female passengers early Sunday - and a third incident involving a woman picked up by somebody she thought was a rideshare driver but who turned out not to be one.

By - 12/12/14 - 9:43 am

Two firefighters but no residents were injured in a fire at 90 Brainerd Rd. reported around 7:10 a.m., according to the Boston Fire Department.

Firefighters from both Boston and Brookline responded to the fire, in a second-floor apartment. BFD estimates damage at $300,000.

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