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
Jack Adams captured the rainbow this evening over Brighton Avenue.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
The Boston Business Journal reports.
Roving UHub photographer Lauren Reemsnyder captured the scene this morning as somebody blocked traffic on Comm. Ave. near Allston Street to keep a hawk from getting flattened - because hawks don't know you're supposed to cross at the green, not in-between.
UPDATE: Reemsnyder reports:
I don't know how he ended up on the street, but animal control came by and took him away a... Read more
Large numbers of BPD officers descended on the Esplanade and the BU Bridge shortly after 4 p.m., when a 911 caller reported a man in camouflage running around near the bridge with a rifle. Cambridge Police sent some officers to their side of the bridge as well.
In fact, it turned out there was a whole troop of men running around the Esplanade with rifles... Read more
Are there any good gelato spots in Allston?
City inspectors shut Bonchon Chicken, 123 Brighton Ave. last Wednesday after finding a host of violations, most notably, a dripping sewage line in a kitchen ceiling and improper pickling and storage of cabbage and radishes, both of which were the sort of thing that could easily spread food-borne microbes:
There is a smell of sewage in the basement and a waste line in the... Read more