Allston

By - 9/4/16 - 9:39 pm

Shortly before 9 p.m., Caitlin reports, the Brighton Music Hall on Brighton Avenue lost power - and ushered everybody out. She repaired to Tavern in the Square across the street where, just a few minutes later, the fire alarms began ringing.

By - 9/2/16 - 5:22 pm
Peeled back truck on Soldiers Field Road

Drivers on the river roads seem intent to make up for last year's absence of good storrowings over Labor Day weekend. James Sappenfield spotted a spectacularly storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road inbound by the Harvard Business School around noon.

A rental-truck driver brought Storrow Drive inbound to a halt around 4 p.m. with another storrowing that left his truck looking like an occult hand had had some fun with a giant can opener. Read more.

By - 9/1/16 - 3:12 pm

Brad is an Allston Christmas veteran, but says he's never seen such an NSFW street present before: Read more.

By - 8/31/16 - 6:34 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports the early morning fire that displaced 11 people, injured one firefighter and caused roughly $1 million in damage to 30 Myrick St. was a short circuit in a second-floor bathroom.

The department adds:

Inspectional Services will be dealing with property owner about running an unregistered rooming house.

By - 8/31/16 - 1:00 am
Fire on Myrick Street in Allston

Myrick Street fire. Photo by AY.

UPDATE: Fire caused by short circuit.

Boston firefighters responded around 12:25 a.m. to 30 Myrick St., off Franklin, for what became a four-alarm fire. Around 12:55 a.m., firefighters were ordered out of the building. Read more.

By - 8/24/16 - 9:12 am
A bus and a truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Kara Sassone found her inbound commute on Storrow slowed this morning due to both a bus AND a truck whose drivers managed to stop before slamming into the BU Bridge.

By - 8/23/16 - 3:22 pm

Landscapers were trimming tree limbs outside the Herb Chambers BMW dealiership on Thorndike Street near Comm. Ave. around 3 p.m. when one of the limbs fell on a man walking by, WBZ reports. NECN reports he had blood coming from his ears.

By - 8/22/16 - 1:20 pm

City Councilor Mark Ciommo (Allston/Brighton) today tore into a medical-marijuana dispensary proposed for 144 Harvard Ave., stopping just short of accusing its proponents of being liars who would let kids down pot-laced gummy bears and lollipops. Read more.

By - 8/15/16 - 12:49 am

Around 12:30 a.m. at Brighton Avenue and Cambridge Street. The suspect was described as white, with dark, curly hair, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. He had a bicycle with him and a black backpack.

By - 8/8/16 - 6:49 pm

Crain's Boston reports that Public Radio Exchange has opened a professional studio for producing podcasts in a former oil-change garage on Western Avenue.

By - 8/5/16 - 10:32 pm

A downed wire near Harvard Avenue is causing grief for anybody trying to get anywhere on the B Line tonight.

By - 7/27/16 - 10:08 am

Around 5 a.m. at 1290 Commonwealth Ave., Mark Parkinson and Boston EMS Incidents report.

By - 7/26/16 - 1:19 pm

Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:
Sunflower Bean
w/ Burglary Years, DJ Carbo
Thursday, 10/6
Doors @ 6pm, Show @ 7pm
Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA
This event is all ages.
Tix: http://bit.ly/2aezZd6 Adv price: $13
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582297848736237/
Web: http://crossroadspresents.com/brighton-music-hall/

By - 7/25/16 - 9:35 am
Jumping into the Charles River on Sunday

Nicozar watched as a couple guys pulled a Weld yesterday afternoon. On Friday evening, meanwhile, Gary the roving UHub photographer spotted this sign outside a church in Allston: Read more.

By - 7/19/16 - 3:31 pm

A mural showing Charles River rowers on a wall in Lincoln Street that recently went up has already been defaced by some jerk who's doing his part to "keep Allston shitty." Universal Hub users who think that not posting photos of such defacement is equivalent to lynchings can see the damage. Maybe some volunteers can do for this mural what the Mayor's Mural Crew recently did for a defaced mural in Roslindale.

By - 7/15/16 - 6:44 pm

Scrams was among the many people who wanted to have a word or two with the illiterate driver of this rental truck around 6:30 p.m.

By - 7/13/16 - 3:19 pm

Meghan Rauber reports it's so pokey "Pokemon GO registers it as me walking and i can hatch so many eggs."

By - 7/12/16 - 7:04 am

CommonWealth Magazine reports Harvard is now thinking even bigger: It's looking to turn the wastelands into the next Kendall Square - a large "innovation zone." But:

The real question is whether Harvard, a buttoned-down institution known for trying to control everything, can stand the chaos that innovation entails. Those who have studied innovation clusters say there is no guidebook, that Harvard is setting in motion a process it cannot control.

By - 7/6/16 - 12:05 am
Closed Bee's Knees

Kyle MacDonald reports Bee's Knees Supply Company, 1314 Commonwealth Ave., has closed, its windows now covered with paper. Read more.