Allston

By - 6/14/16 - 1:31 pm
Tipped over trailer unit in Allston

Dr. Ed spotted this tipped-over trailer at the Allston/Cambridge exit on the turnpike shortly after 1 p.m., with what appeared to be dry ice just evaporating.

UPDATE Around 5:20 p.m., Johnny I reported a crew was still scooping up the dry ice.

By - 6/9/16 - 10:45 am

Finally this man is being held for these heinous crimes, though unfortunately not soon enough. If only sexual assault charges were taken more seriously the first three times around.

By - 6/8/16 - 12:59 pm

City councilors who have been saying for more than three years that they want to comply with the will of the people have finally voted to formally not oppose a marijuana dispensary - proposed for 230 Harvard Ave. in Allston. Read more.

By - 6/8/16 - 11:03 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Jewish-style deli open in Barry's Corner, a locale not currently associated with pastrami or Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray. Read more.

By - 6/3/16 - 8:55 pm
Keep Allston shitty: New graffiti thanking state for clearing away old graffiti

Not long after we reported on the graffiti battle on the Franklin Street footbridge, the state got rid of the graffiti (no doubt just a coincidence). As Rose shows us, that didn't last long.

By - 6/3/16 - 1:52 pm
Proposed Hamilton Co. building on Brighton Avenue in Allston

Proposed Brighton Avenue building. Existing Hamilton HQ on right.

The Hamilton Co. last night showed off plans for 114 apartment in three buildings - one of them an existing Victorian house - around its Brighton Avenue offices.

At a meeting of the Brighton Allston Improvement Association, Hamilton architect David Hacin said the company would tear down the existing AutoZone building at 45-55 Brighton Ave. and use existing parking lots for two new residential buildings with underground parking as part of its proposed Packard Crossing project. Read more.

By - 6/2/16 - 8:51 am

The Bulletin reports two groups are seeking to open medical dispensaries on Harvard Avenue in Allston.

The problem is that skittish city officials, who keep saying they want to back the will of the people and allow dispensaries, keep finding ways to limit where they can operate. And in this case, the two dispensaries would be closer to each other than allowed under an ordinance approved by the City Council in March.

By - 6/1/16 - 11:50 am

The agenda for the Brighton-Allston Civic Association this Thursday is top-heavy with residential development proposals - most notably a plan to turn the old St. Gabriel's monastery off Washington Street into a 680-unit complex aimed at graduate students.

Also on the agenda: Another project with up to 300 units at 139 Washington St. - next to the 12-acre St. Gabriel's property. Read more.

By - 5/31/16 - 10:39 pm

The trolley driver is off the job pending an MBTA investigation of the incident at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues Monday night, WBZ reports.

By - 5/30/16 - 1:05 pm
New mural in Allston

New mural on Lincoln Street. See larger.

Caleb Neelon recently painted this mural on Lincoln Street. Nice to see some color and happiness on the wall where the X-Men once lived
http://www.calebneelon.com/

By - 5/30/16 - 10:09 am

Bradley photographically preserved a copy of a note posted to the Franklin Street footbridge over the turnpike and train tracks in Allston. Turlach MacDonagh shows us some of the more literate of the graffiti.

By - 5/27/16 - 1:28 pm

Boston Magazine reports that the Boston Calling music festival will be moving to a larger space owned by Harvard in Allston starting next year - and will be adding a film festival curated by Harvard alum Natalie Portman. Read more

By - 5/18/16 - 12:30 pm

Police evacuated several buildings on the Allston campus late this morning: Morgan Hall, Esteves Hall, Aldrich Hall, Chao Center, Tata Hall, Hawes Hall and Batten Hall.

By - 5/18/16 - 6:28 am
Fire on Raymond Street in Allston

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that erupted around 1:45 a.m. at 42-44 Raymond St. in Allston displaced four people, but didn't injure anybody. Read more.

By - 5/16/16 - 1:38 pm

Transit Police charge a man who'd parked in such a way to block an Allston bus stop just could not deal with the fact that forced a bus driver to block him in to let passengers off at the stop, so he went up to the driver's window and punched it hard enough to shatter it, showering the bus driver in glass shards, some of them possibly landing in his eye. Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 1:20 pm

The Zoning Board on Tuesday rejected plans for a 130-unit apartment building at the corner of Brighton Avenue and Linden Street that would have been aimed at keeping young professionals in the neighborhood. Read more.

By - 5/13/16 - 8:57 am

The T is now busing Green Line riders between BC and Babcock because of a trolley that died of unnatural causes.

By - 5/13/16 - 6:25 am

The Crimson reports Harvard is only talking about a possible student uptick in the vaguest of terms at this point - except to deny they would do it just because several of their Ivied competitors - and Stanford - are doing it.

By - 5/12/16 - 1:30 pm
Car on Green Line tracks in Allston

"Expect some delays," Z writes after seeing the inbound wreck around 1:15 p.m. Amy Deveau reports the car managed to block both sides of the B Line.

By - 5/6/16 - 3:52 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave @Union on Harvard Ave. permission to add cordials to its beer and wine offerings and extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to midnight. Read more.