Allston

By - 12/8/13 - 1:53 pm
Raising Cane One Love

Cause of the love lawsuit.

The estate of reggae star Bob Marley is suing Raising Cane's, which has a franchise on Comm. Ave. near BU, for using "One Love" in its marketing efforts.

In a lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd., charges Raising Cane's, which is best known for chicken fingers, has nothing to do with the reggae star, who died... Read more

By - 12/5/13 - 6:01 pm
Stuck bus

Alice the roving UHub photographer got a close look at the bus.

Kara Sassone reports a bus with a large Penn State Nittany Lion on the back is the reason so many Storrow Drivers are fuming this rush hour - he managed to get to the BU bridge inbound and then almost got Storrowed there. Or as somebody from the team put it:

So we have been on the road all day..are 400 feet from

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By - 11/21/13 - 8:32 am
Laptop theft suspect

Boston University Police report they are looking for this guy in connection with at least three laptop thefts at the Mugar library since September. He looks for an unattended backpack or laptop, then takes it:

In all cases the suspect was in and out of the building in ten minutes or less.

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By - 11/20/13 - 4:29 pm
Large turnout for bridge meeting

Large turnout for Cambridge Street session.

Pedestrian safety, physically separated cycle tracks, and opposition to a proposed fence were front-and-center last night in Allston at a Massachusetts Department of Transportation meeting about the reconstruction of Cambridge Street between Harvard Avenue and Lincoln Street.

More than 150 people attended the meeting, including Allston residents, business owners and transportation experts. Many wore stickers that read "Union Square to the Charles River:" A... Read more

By - 11/11/13 - 11:26 pm

MassDOT is holding another public meeting about the Cambridge street overpass of the Mass Pike.

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Also, check out the public letter and fill out the form to sign it if you wish to be included.... Read more

By - 11/4/13 - 10:21 am

Mel Allen and Jim Britt broadcast game 1 of the 1948 World Series between the Boston Braves and the Cleveland Indians, with just the touch of casual racism you'd expect for 1948 with teams with names like that.

Via the Boston Radio Interest mailing list.... Read more

By - 10/31/13 - 3:12 pm
Besnilian

A Brighton District Court judge let a Watertown man walk out of court today following his arraignment on OUI and leaving-the-scene charges for a crash in Allston that sent two people to the hospital, one with head injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Joseph Besnilian, 23, was ordered to wear a GPS monitor, stay away from the wheel and liquor and obey... Read more

By - 10/31/13 - 1:19 am

UPDATE: Joseph Besnilian, 23, of Watertown, is scheduled for arraignment in Brighton District Court on charges of OUI and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury in his VW Jetta, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Stanley Staco reports a car plowed into two pedestrians at Franklin and Lincoln streets around 12:40 a.m. and that one of the two was taken... Read more

By - 10/30/13 - 7:06 pm
Empty turnpike

After disrupting traffic on the turnpike and shutting down the Worcester Line on his trip out to Weston, the president did the same thing in reverse on his way back to Logan this evening. Greg Hum photographed the inbound turnpike around 6:30 p.m.

By - 10/29/13 - 10:08 am

Scott Matalon says he came home from a weekend trip to find Harvard and Brighton avenues plastered with signs banning parking on Wednesday and Thursday between 4 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Matalon, owner of Stingray Body Art and president of Allston Village Main Streets, says the move is not just annoying, in an area miles from past championship violence - it's a business killer, because... Read more

By - 10/21/13 - 10:00 am
Cat on a hot trooper car

State Police report:

This morning, just after 7:00 a.m., Trooper Robert Monahan and Trooper Joseph Hilton responded to numerous calls reporting a cat in the median on the Massachusetts Turnpike, near the 128 mile marker in Boston. The callers reported the cat to appear either sick or frightened. Troopers Monahan and Hilton were able to capture the scared feline. Area animal control officers were

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By - 10/20/13 - 11:03 pm
Head of the Charles Regatta racers

Stevil was among the people who watched the Head of the Charles this weekend.

Photographynatalia also took regatta photos. RedSox223 posted photos, too.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 10/12/13 - 7:24 pm
Trolley crash

A B trolley and a car collided around 7:10 p.m. at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul Street.

Jime reports:

It looks like everybody is fine. Surprisingly because the train hit the driver’s side of the car.

By - 10/9/13 - 7:27 am

The Daily Free Press reports Roxy's Grilled Cheese wants to serve beer and wine with its sandwiches at its upcoming bricks-and-mortar place in Union Square in Allston. Only problem: Those pesky state regulations that require it to get a license. Naturally, they have an online petition.... Read more

By - 10/3/13 - 10:26 pm

Around 9 p.m., both Intestinal Fortitude and Swarthy reported a woman riding a Hubway bike on I-90 eastbound just past the Allston/Cambridge tolls.

In a possibly unrelated incident, about 45 minutes later, State Police reported a pedestrian was hit by a car on I-93 south by Columbia Road.... Read more

By - 10/1/13 - 12:15 pm

Final ride chronicled as the land prepares to lie fallow for Harvard's 100-year-plan for the now former Beacon Park yards.

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