Allston

By - 5/18/14 - 6:24 pm

A Marshfield man faces arraignment on weapons and disorderly-conduct charges after his arrest at BU commencement today.

Andrea Massa has a license to carry firearms for hunting and target practice only; he was charged with carrying "two loaded handguns with high-capacity magazines," unlawfully carrying a firearm onto school grounds and disorderly conduct, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Massa was arrested outside Nickerson... Read more

By - 5/15/14 - 4:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board has rejected a request from Amelia's Taqueria to stay open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

The vote came after a hearing at which the mayor's office and the Allston Civic Association said there was no need for tacos to be served in the area later than the take-out place's current 2 a.m. closing time, even if the... Read more

By - 5/14/14 - 3:07 pm

City officials and the Allston Civic Association won't back a Brighton Avenue taco shop's efforts to stay open an hour later on weekend nights.

Representatives of the mayor's office - which just this week announced a task force to look at how to wake the City that Always Sleeps - and city councilors Mark Ciommo and Steve Murphy opposed Amelia's Taqueria's bid to be... Read more

By - 5/8/14 - 4:41 pm
Bus on Green Line tracks in Allston

Carli Velocci photographed the bus that is now preventing outbound B Line trolleys from moving in Allston.

How the bus wound up there is under investigation by Veolia Transportation, which runs BPS buses, a BPS spokesman said.

We believe there were five students on board when it happened. Everyone is fine and another school bus already came to pick them up and

... Read more
By - 5/8/14 - 11:08 am

Amelia's Taquieria, 180 Brighton Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking permission to extend its hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 5/7/14 - 10:58 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ordered a new trial for Richard Aspen, 73, convicted in 1998 of repeatedly raping his stepdaughter because the attorney who handled his original appeal blew it.

In its ruling, the court rejected Aspen's contentions that his trial lawyer failed to call witnesses that might have bolstered his claim of innocence on the charges that he raped the girl when she... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 1:51 pm

The owner of a liquor store at the intersection of Commonwealth and Harvard avenues blames his sister, fresh off the plane from Hong Kong, for allowing so many underage teenagers to buy liquor that word spread on social media and attracted kids from as far away as a Marblehead boarding school

The easy access at Comm. Ave. Wines and Spirits, 1229 Commonwealth Ave., came to... Read more

By - 5/4/14 - 9:39 am

The Globe starts a series on the perils of off-campus housing in Boston with a detailed examination of how the BU student died in your basic Allston rat-trap of a student house last April.

By - 5/3/14 - 9:56 am

Around 9:30 a.m., Jared Wickerham reported:

Avoid Storrow Dr near Cambridge St on ramp inbound from Brighton. Moving truck accident has road blocked off.

Megan Grobert added:

there is a truck on Storrow East bound by BU, cops have all traffic is stopped up by I-90 connector.

... Read more
By - 5/2/14 - 10:12 am

A local group tried to convince some skeptical residents in Brighton last night that 144 Harvard Ave. would be a good place to sell medical marijuana to patients with prescriptions for the drug.

Compassionate Organics did not make the list of 20 proposed operators who have even a slight chance of getting a state dispensary license in Suffolk County, but founder Geoffrey Reilinger told... Read more

By - 4/27/14 - 7:45 pm
Allston rainbow

Jack Adams captured the rainbow this evening over Brighton Avenue.

By - 4/23/14 - 8:24 pm
Bystanders try to comfort woman hit by car at Boston University

Charlie MacSteven photographed bystanders trying to comfort a woman after she was hit by a car on Comm. Ave. at St. Paul around 2 p.m.

BU Today reports the woman, trying to get to an inbound Green Line trolley, suffered serious leg injuries The driver stopped and stayed with her until EMTs arrived.... Read more

By - 4/23/14 - 12:26 pm

A pair of beefy men were arraigned today on charges they beat a panhandler to the sidewalk early one morning in Allston, in an attack that stopped only when a woman passerby rushed to shield the unconscious man with her own body, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

A Suffolk County grand jury indicted Craig Parsons, 22, a Boston College football player from West... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 4:02 pm

Mt. Washington Bank, 181 Brighton Ave., held up around 3:50 p.m. by a white guy in a white Red Sox sweatshirt with red trim, wearing glasses and a black hat. He waved a black handgun at tellers as he demanded money. He may have run towards Cambridge Street.

By - 4/11/14 - 2:46 pm

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A diverse group of residents, commuters, transportation advocates, business owners, and elected officials packed a standing-room only Jackson Mann Community Center last night for the first MassDOT public meeting of the Mass Pike Interchange Improvement Project.

The $260 million project proposes to straighten the Mass Pike between Harvard Ave in Allston and BU's Nickerson Field, remove aging concrete support structures, and... Read more

By - 4/3/14 - 3:41 pm

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April 10 is the first public meeting on the Mass Pike Realignment -- a $260 million project to straighten the Pike in Allston. This will be a great project for drivers going through Allston. We need your help to make sure it's a great project for those of us living, walking, running and cycling in Allston.

Together, let's make this more... Read more

By - 3/31/14 - 7:59 pm
Packards Corner MBTA tracks

After just 45 years, the T has disconnected the last vestige of the A Line from the B Line at Packards Corner. Steve Burns photographed the new switchless curve where trolleys could formerly head towards Watertown.

By - 3/28/14 - 10:11 am

BU Today reports BU is going to start checking IDs on people boarding university buses, so no more free alternative transportation for people with no school affiliation.

By - 3/28/14 - 10:06 am

BostInno reports a Starbucks is coming to Allston. Granted, the LEED-certified, fancy-new-apartments side of Allston, rather than the gritter end where somebody re-opened a closed cafe to keep Starbucks out, but still.

People seeking a Starbucks-free existence will still be able to travel to Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park and Mattapan.... Read more

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