Allston

By - 1/29/18 - 10:45 pm
40 Rugg Rd. rendering

Architect's rendering.

A developer has modified his plans for a proposed $107-million, three-building complex on Rugg Road to include eight affordable apartments for artists, all of which would be located above a ground-floor gallery for their work. Read more.

By - 1/26/18 - 10:15 am

As has become usual in the City of Champions, Boston Police will once again set up cordons around the two sports-focused areas to prevent any massive knuckleheadedness, this time at the end of the third quarter of the Super Bowl. Read more.

By - 1/25/18 - 10:40 pm

Jonathan Levitt wonders:

How late is acceptable for a very bad band to be practicing in an Allston apartment building?

By - 1/25/18 - 3:24 pm
Allston Yards architectural rendering

Architect's rendering.

Stop & Shop and New England Development recently filed their formal plans to turn the current Stop & Shop property on Everett Street in Allston into "a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood focused on healthy living and eating," with up to 1,050 apartments and condos, a state-of-the-art "urban-style grocery store," office and retail space and a half-acre "community green." Read more.

By - 1/24/18 - 9:50 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has upped its proposed contribution for the West Station commuter-rail and bus station inside its proposed 14-acre innovation district where the Allston train yard used to be from $30 million to $50 million. Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:32 am

Managers at Guilt on Warrenton Street had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today how a 19-year-old Harvard student wound up requiring an ambulance ride to the hospital for extreme ethanol poisoning on Dec. 1, while the owner of T's Pub on Commonwealth Avenue had to explain how a 19-year-old BU student managed to get a rum and ginger ale on Nov. 28. Read more.

By - 1/18/18 - 4:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a four-day license suspension for Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., after BPD detectives found two 18-year-old BU freshmen there with vodka-and-cranberry drinks last month. Read more.

By - 1/16/18 - 2:14 pm

Two Boston University freshmen told police detectives who nabbed them with vodkas and cranberries at Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., that they got in without showing any ID by slipping the doorman some money - $10 in one case, $15 in another. Read more.

By - 1/5/18 - 10:45 pm
BU bus spins out at Packards Corner

Jonathan Levitt spotted this spun-out BU shuttle bus at Packards Corner shortly before 10:30 tonight.

By - 12/30/17 - 2:01 pm

Seems somebody's car just up and died while the motorist was trying to cross the Green Line and now the T is busing riders between Washington and Babcock streets, because while a trolley ramming the car out of the way at full speed would be spectacular, it might scratch up the trolley.

By - 12/29/17 - 7:46 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the B Line inbound due to a dead trolley at Chiswick Road.

By - 12/19/17 - 4:54 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the B Line due to a trolley past its expiration date at Sutherland Road.

By - 12/9/17 - 10:38 am
Bank robbery suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for the guy they say robbed the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 181 Brighton Ave. in Allston around noon on Tuesday.

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By - 12/8/17 - 1:46 pm

Melissa Sullivan anxiously watches the rising floodwaters outside her apartment on Linden Street in Allston this afternoon. Read more.

By - 12/7/17 - 7:46 pm
Map of the proposed Harvard development

Map of Harvard holdings, including proposed private-use campus.

Harvard today filed plans with the BPDA for a large mixed-use development on 14 acres of its Allston land - near where the state recently put off any plans for a new commuter-rail station - plans that include access to a new station on the Worcester Line that just last week state planners said they wanted to put off until at least 2040. Read more.

By - 12/6/17 - 10:25 am

Galen Mook with three years of meeting minutes - "make this not just a highway project"

Support for better bus and rail transit dominated last night's meeting hosted by MassDOT on the Mass Pike Allston reconstruction project.

By - 12/5/17 - 7:31 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" outbound delays on the B Line due to a trolley that bit the dust at Warren Street.

By - 12/2/17 - 6:58 pm

Suffolk University, which is already looking at locations in East Boston to house its students, has notified city officials it plans to lease what is now a BU dorm in Packards Corner in Allston for at least a couple of years to house up to 350 students. Read more.

By - 12/1/17 - 9:04 am

Ari Ofsevit reports that at a meeting yesterday, MassDOT planners said the proposed West Station on the Worcester Line has been put off to 2040, which is to say, put off to never. Read more.

By - 11/16/17 - 9:13 am

The Crimson reports the latest on the state's plans for the Allston/Cambridge interchange and curve. Now up in the air is the future of the commuter-rail station that was planned for the former rail yards there; the state and Harvard had agreed to split two-thirds of the cost but could never get BU to kick in the rest.