Allston

By - 2/5/15 - 7:40 am

The Globe reports Boston 2024 has dropped the idea of forcing students out of year-long leases as a way to house thousands of Olympics-goers. The Globe cites the generally shoddy natures of these apartments, the risk that actual families might be forced out and protests from landlords that the Olympics plan would prevent them from gouging tourists like hotels hope to.... Read more

By - 2/3/15 - 11:50 am

Photographynatalia spotted the welcoming lights of Lee's 2 Market at Comm. Ave. and Allston Street during the storm last night.

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

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.

The department reports firewalls did their job and prevented further spread and thanked whoever had earlier shoveled out nearby... Read more

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:

The Boston Police Department, in the interest of general public safety, has requested certain temporary parking and access restrictions to several locations in the city both due to the Superbowl event and the recent storm. These traffic

... Read more
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... Read more

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.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing on Wednesday, owner Baheja Rostami and her attorney said the extra space in the new location would mean "a more comfortable location" than the present storefront.

Ariana needs permission from the licensing board... Read more

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... Read more

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:

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... Read more

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.

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