On Wednesday evening, Anna Sanders was walking behind the Packard's Corner Star Market when, she says, she was "blitzed" from behind and knocked to the ground. The guy then ran away without attempting to take anything, leaving her shocked, with some scrapes and bruises.
Boston Police are citing her case as one of several robberies and attacks in Allston since Monday.
The attack comes several months after a still unsolved series of attacks in which a man pushed women to the ground, lifted their skirts and took pictures in the Ashford Street area behind the Shaw's.
Stories are now spreading the guy is posting photos online.
Yesterday, Boston Reddit users started exchanging reports of their credit-card accounts being used for fraudulent purchases - with many of them realizing the one thing they all had in common was having bought something at Blanchard's on Harvard Avenue.
Today, the Globe reports authorities are investigating and that Blanchard's acknowledged that yes, it was involved somehow but that it's cleared up the problem, whatever it was.
State Police detectives found the body of a 29-year-old woman from New Hampshire at the old Beacon Park rail yard around midnight and are now trying to determin how she wound up there, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:
The cause, manner, and circumstances of the woman's death were not immediately apparent and remain the subject of an active investigation. No charges have been sought at this time.
Her body was found on the tracks under the inbound side of the turnpike, the DA's office says.
Police believe they know who she was but are not releasing her name pending the investigation.
Shawn Wolfgang photographed a green man on the Green Line.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority tonight gave preliminary approval to architect Sebastian Mariscal's 44-unit apartment building at North Beacon and Everett streets in Allston. Mariscal originally proposed only six parking spaces - all for Zipcar or equivalent rentals - and to only rent to people who agreed not to own cars. But he agreed to put in 35 spaces after nearby residents said they didn't think Mariscal could keep tenants from buying cars and then parking them on the streets of the neighborhood.
Kostian drove into the sunset on Western Avenue in Allston today.
The Daily Free Press reports a man who saw an iPhone 5 for sale on Craigslist met the alleged seller, gave him a ride to his alleged home, pulled out $500 in cash, then watched as the flimflammer grabbed the money and ran away, leaving behind a box filled with trash instead of an iPhone.
Also click on the link to read how one of Allston's finest alleged graffiti artists discovered that what is seen cannot be unseen and how police nabbed a couple of guys who apparently have figured out that if they find out where the parties are, they can show up and steal people's stuff.
A completely abandoned Beacon Park railyard, shot from the air. Harvard is now free to just let it moulder for another 50 years.
Boston Police report "no visible injuries or trauma were observed" on the body of Andrew Barksdale II, 19, after he was found unconscious at 22 Wadsworth St. in Allston late Friday. He was later pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth's Hospital.
Police are investigating because 19-year-olds normally don't just drop dead like that.
The Daily Free Press reports he was an engineering student and a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.
Wadsworth Street is in a student-heavy section of Allston that has had its share of bad news in recent months, including a fatal stabbing in January.
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Transit Police say a driver trying to make a left turn ahead of a trolley was cited for a collision last night that left his car with damage, sent a couple of people to the hospital for observation but left the trolley unscathed.
An outbound Green Line trolley hit a car around 8:10 p.m. at Comm. Ave. and Pleasant Street.
B Line service was halted; Comm. Ave. outbound was shut. An MBTA spokesman said the cause of the "minor accident" remains under investigation. One of the two people in the car complained of back pain.
Sure, Leary is better known for his drug work at Harvard, but the Quad takes us back to Good Friday, 1962, when he traveled across the river and 20 divinity students sat in the basement of Marsh Chapel and consumed the pills he gave them - half containing psilocybin and half a placebo. Leary chose divinitiy students specifically because he wanted to see if the magic mushrooms could induce religious experiences.
The Daily Free Press reports a man was arrested on charges he stomped another man into unconsciousness around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 8, starting at 161 Brighton Ave. and continuing across the street:
The victim was unconscious and bleeding from the head when an officer first approached him. The victim later began bleeding more profusely and vomiting as the ambulance arrived to take him to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Mike Bergquist stopped to snap this truck wedged in a snow ridge on Comm. Ave. by Joshua Tree this morning.
Matt Laskowski photographed Comm. Ave. at Griggs around 7:30 p.m.
Some interesting photos from back when the T still ran PCC trolleys on the Green Line.
Not that, in the greater scheme of things, that's as earth-shattering as, say, secretly buying up large swaths of the neighborhood right under the mayor's nose or anything, but in ten years of proposing plans and canceling them, the U has never once said anything about moving the engineering school across the river and now, boom, they'll be in 02134 instead of 02138 within five years.
Both Allston residents and engineering types are shocked, although for different reasons.
Paul Levy considers the latest news about the state of warning signs along Soldiers Field Road.
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 all gone now.”
"Why couldn't it have been Steve's?" she says, referring to another lesser restaurant down the street. We watch the firefighters try to quell the flames. I think about blueberry muffins.
Later, the Grecian Yearning is boarded up with wood and condemned. The people of Allston start coming with Sharpies and writing their "orders" down.
Via Boston Reddit.