Allston

By - 2/20/15 - 5:48 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Brian MacDonald, 26, of fatally stabbing Anthony Spaulding during a fight at a New Year's party at Spaulding's Pratt Street apartment on Jan. 1, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

MacDonald will be sentenced Feb. 26 for his conviction on voluntary manslaughter, the DA's office says, adding the jury will continue its deliberations Monday on...Read more

By - 2/20/15 - 12:05 pm
Harvard Stadium in the snow in Allston

Harvard Stadium yesterday. Photo by Photographynatalia.

You know, the usual. The latest NWS forecaster's discussion for the Boston area says we should get some snow on Saturday, maybe followed by freezing rain on Sunday (or maybe just more snow), followed by bitter cold, followed, possibly, by ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM Tuesday night, although it's possible that storm might just blow out to sea first. So, yes, the French Toast...Read more

By - 2/18/15 - 9:11 am
Snowed in Green Line in Allston

The Green Line at Harvard Avenue this morning. Photo by Colin Moore.

State Sen. Will Brownsberger, who represents Allston/Brighton, reports he contacted MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott yesterday afternoon about the fact that the Green Line continues not to run down Comm. Ave. On an Allston/Brighton mailing list, he posts Scott's reply:

Promise you we are working very hard on overall Recovery Plan - this is a complicated section for us - but definitely not forgotten.

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By - 2/15/15 - 2:02 pm

Katja and Moose pull Christopher Wagner's wife Tamiko down their Allston street for about 20 feet today. Next up: A sled.Read more

By - 2/13/15 - 11:22 pm
Piled up trash in Allston

Colleen Cressman shows us the situation on Kelton Street in Allston, where the trash collection point for several apartment buildings with the same owner has now gone a couple weeks without a trash pickup. She notes that pile is all trash, not just some bags on top of snow.Read more

By - 2/12/15 - 11:08 pm
Igloo on Commonwealth Avenue

Rick Burnes noticed this detour on Comm. Ave. tonight.Read more

By - 2/12/15 - 4:42 pm

City health inspectors shut Bibim, 166 Harvard Ave., and Hanmaru, 164 Harvard Ave. yesterday after finding their basement filled with raw sewage from the cracked pipe.

Both were ordered closed until the pipe is repaired and they clean and sterilize the basement....Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 9:04 am
Worcester Line tracks in the snow

Gamma Ray Digital shows us where the Worcester Line used to be in Allston.

OK, if you look closely, at the snow to the left of the roof at the bottom of the image, you can see a thin black line. That's all that's left of the train tracks this morning.Read more

By - 2/9/15 - 10:12 am
Stuck car on B Line trolley

Around 10 a.m., Terry Hatfield captured the scene at Packards Corner, where somebody managed to drive a fair ways down the outbound B Line tracks before, of course, getting stuck.Read more

By - 2/8/15 - 11:28 am

Some of the victims 2013 bus crash that sent 32 Pennsylvania students to the hospital are suing two GPS manufacturers saying the bus driver was led astray by his device and that they devices are hazardous menaces because drivers pay more attention to them than the conditions around them. The suit, filed by the lawyer for a student permanently paralyzed in the crash, seeks...Read more

By - 2/7/15 - 7:57 pm
Bear in a bar in Allston

And Will leans in to hear the bear's response, at Tavern in the Square in Allston. ...Read more

By - 2/6/15 - 3:19 pm
Mayor Walsh approved space saver

Roving UHub photographer Christopher Wagner filed this photo from Allston today - specifically, in a spot on Islington Street by the Jackson Mann School (which he notes isn't even a resident-only spot).

Meanwhile, Dan checks in from Roslindale - Pinehurst Street at Belgrade, to be exact - which the parking angels passed over last night in their rush to get to Jamaica Plain:...Read more

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.Read more

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.Read more

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

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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.Read more

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