Harvard Avenue

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.... Read more

By - 4/30/14 - 7:36 am

The Daily Free Press reports (fourth item) the victim made it from Tavern in the Square on Brighton Avenue to Harvard Avenue early Sunday before he was beaten up and robbed by a group of six men with whom he had verbally jousted in the bar.

By - 2/27/14 - 4:24 pm

Sweet Kingdom, which plans to sell only "healthy" desserts made of fruits and light sugar, won approval today to stay open until 2 a.m. at 145 Harvard Ave.

At a hearing Wednesday, Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer expressed surprise that a dessert place would seek to stay open that late.

Manager Yu Dong and attorney Christopher Coleman, however, said they're counting on... Read more

By - 2/7/14 - 7:59 am

The Globe reports Tedeschi is taking over the space Kelly's vacated in 2011. Once it opens, the current Tedeschi, inconveniently located three doors down from the corner on the other side of Harvard, will close.... Read more

By - 12/24/13 - 6:17 pm
55 Harvard Ave., Allston

DPW worker cleans up mess outside store. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a driver somehow managed to drive in reverse into the Artful Edge, 55 Harvard Ave., around 4 p.m. Arriving emergency crews found the Subaru embedded in the framing store. The driver was unhurt, but one pedestrian was cut by flying glass.

Police are investigating the incident; ISD also arrived to look at the structural state of the building.... Read more

By - 10/29/13 - 10:08 am

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

By - 9/17/13 - 8:01 am
Allston crash

Airbags deployed and at least one person was taken away in an ambulance when several vehicles somehow managed to collide shortly after 7:30 a.m. at Cambridge Street and Harvard Avenue.

OrbitalHalcyon took this and other photos.

By - 6/28/13 - 1:59 pm

The Boston Licensing Board says the presence of methadone patients who aren't breaking any laws isn't reason to keep the McDonald's at Harvard and Comm. avenues from opening at 5 a.m.

Its approval means the burger/Egg McMuffin emporium can now open 21 hours a day. It previously had opened at 7 a.m., which franchisee Bob King said meant he could not serve the crowds... Read more

By - 6/26/13 - 9:53 pm

The owner of McDonald's franchises at Harvard and Comm Ave. and on Western Avenue wants to start opening his outlets at 5 a.m. - and to extend the Western Ave. closing time to 3 a.m. He says he's already taken steps to deal with an increasing problem with methadone patients hanging out at the Harvard Ave. location.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, the... Read more

By - 5/31/13 - 11:21 am

Ritual Arts, 153 Harvard Ave., reports:

We were robbed this morning. 2 men and a woman. They beat up Jamie although I don't have all the details yet. It happened very early in the morning. They took a lot of silver jewelry, expensive glass pipes and I believe a large amount of sage bundles.

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By - 3/3/13 - 8:47 pm

Harvard and Brighton avenues, AllstonHarvard and Brighton avenues.

Matthew in Boston has put together a set of photos of Allston scenes back in the day and today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 2/5/13 - 4:24 pm

Is it possible to be nostalgic for life in an apartment off Brighton Avenue in Allston? Gaby Dunn gives it the old college try, in a reminiscence set in, oh, June, 2008, when the Grecian Yearning caught fire.

"The Grecian is burning," she'd texted me. "Come quick."

I sit beside her. “This can’t be happening,” I say. “Oh man, that guy’s drawings. They’re

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By - 1/11/13 - 3:45 pm

A manhole fire right at Brighton and Harvard avenues has caused power outages in the area. The city is also urging motorists to avoid the area, unless they like sitting in gridlock.

By - 12/11/12 - 7:58 pm

A colonial mile marker that somehow survived being on Harvard Avenue for almost 2 1/2 centuries before being sheared in two last year is no longer surrounded by a fence thanks to efforts by preservationists and the city to repair it, set it back more and install a couple of protective bollards.... Read more

By - 10/19/12 - 7:22 pm

Adam Femino posted this video of an SUV whose driver seems to lose control when trying to beat a camper to the turn at Harvard and Cambridge this afternoon and so plows into the front of Stingray BodyArt. Then watch as the camper serenely glides by.

Via Amy.... Read more

By - 4/28/12 - 9:17 pm
By - 3/1/12 - 6:27 pm

Common Ground, 85 Harvard Ave., goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday for permission to expand its music and dancing hours.

Common Ground wants to be able to offer a DJ and dancing until 2 a.m. seven days a week and to have up to five live performers in the same hours. Its current license only allows a DJ and... Read more

By - 1/24/12 - 8:13 am

Allison Francis explains her need to punch the stranger after enduring leers and "oooohs" and solicitations on a walk between Comm. Ave. and Brighton with her girlfriend:

I'm not exactly a placid person, but I'd never punched someone before and I believe in the merits of peace over violence. Whatever that guy said wasn't the worst thing that's been said to me by any

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By - 11/26/11 - 5:35 pm

Softcoeur could hardly believe what was parked on Harvard Ave. in gritty Allston this evening.

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