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
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.
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
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
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.... Read more
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... Read more
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.
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
Via Allston Rat City.
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
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... Read more
Softcoeur could hardly believe what was parked on Harvard Ave. in gritty Allston this evening.
'Tis better to receive from the curb than to smash into somebody's car and steal their GPS, especially if it's 4:40 a.m. on Harvard Avenue and there are cops there wondering what you're up to.
BostonTweet captured a little corking or something this evening at Harvard and Brighton in Allston.
Via Allston Rat City, who wonders:
Was anyone there at the corner of Comm and Harvard when some dude in a Honda got pissed off at the people on bikes blocking traffic and literally drove through... Read more
A Small Boston Kitchen reviews the Middle Eastern hole in the wall on Harvard Ave., can't stop thinking about the food:
[N]ot to be missed is the spicy chicken. A neat pile of delicately slivered meat with spiced up ends makes it hard for you to want to try anything else. But please do.... Read more
Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports on a June 3 incident outside 74 Harvard Ave.