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.
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.
Boston Reddit is looking for the best Allston Christmas photos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A downed wire near Harvard Avenue is causing grief for anybody trying to get anywhere on the B Line tonight.
Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:
w/ Burglary Years, DJ Carbo
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
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.
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.
Meghan Rauber reports it's so pokey "Pokemon GO registers it as me walking and i can hatch so many eggs."
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.