Massive fire in an apartment building at Commonwealth Ave and Harvard Street in Allston this afternoon. Surrounding streets blocked off.
A large fire ripped through two six-unit apartment buildings on Harvard Terrace, off Harvard Avenue and behind Brighton Avenue. By 6:25, the fire had gone to five alarms; by 6:50 p.m. to seven alarms. Fire commanders initially ordered firefighters off the roof, then, as the fire progressed, out of the more heavily engaged building.
Shortly after the seventh alarm was struck, firefighters were ordered out of the second building as the original building looked ready to collapse entirely.
Eighth and ninth alarms were struck shortly after 7:15 p.m.
A resident of Greylock Road in Allston reports her roommate was still at home this morning when she saw her bedroom screen up and a guy on the other side about to climb in.
On this fine Allston Christmas, Andrea Crossan came across this used piano on Islington Terrace that needs just a bit of work.
Boston Police report they are investigating a sexual attack around 1:25 a.m. in the area of Pratt and Ashford streets - an area filling with BU students.
Upon arrival, a female victim reported to officers, she was approached from behind by a male suspect and sexually assaulted. The victim further stated she screamed and the suspect attempted to silence her with his hand. As a result, the victim believes the suspectâ€™s hand was injured. The suspect fled on Ashford Street in an unknown direction.
We made our annual Allston Christmas trek up to Allston and Brighton today. And while we possibly missed out on the most joyous part of the season (that would be tomorrow, of course), there was still plenty to see - including some guys throwing a couch off a second-floor porch on an Allston Street side street (it bounced).
Comm. Ave. couch fort:
What better way to move a microwave than on a skateboard?
A concerned citizen reported this situation on Quint Avenue around 2:25 p.m.
The truck got stuck sometime before 11 p.m. Police shut the road between Comm. Ave. and Linden Street until it was freed.
Ari Baronofsky observed migratory students on the Green Line this afternoon:
Dear students, welcome to the MBTA, now please step away from the doors and move into the %+*ÂŁ train!
Roxbury, MA â€“ It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled â€śCandid Conversationsâ€ť. During this series, the community has the opportunity to speak to candidates directly and learn how each candidate stands on issues that matter the most to them. All are welcome to attend.
Genesio Cassimiro, 51, of Allston, was arrested last night on Gardner Street on a charge of being a peeping Tom, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Officials are investigating whether he's the same alleged creep captured on video at a Brighton apartment last week, the DA's office says.
Bob King, owner of the McDonald's at Harvard and Commonwealth Avenues, has withdrawn his request to the Boston Licensing Board to operate 24 hours a day.
The McDonald's is currently licensed for operations between 5 a.m. and 2 a.m.
King also withdrew his application to extend the hours of his Western Avenue McDonald's to 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.