By - 11/16/14 - 12:19 pm
Stupid Fiat

A concerned citizen complains about a stupid little tin can at Brainerd Road and Griggs Street in Allston:

This fiat has parked in front of the hydrant every day this week.

By - 11/14/14 - 9:38 am

Forlorn bus by the side of the road. Photo by Raymond Ausrotas.

Shortly after 9 a.m., the looming BU Bridge helped the driver of one of those big tour buses suddenly realized that maybe those signs at the entrance to Soldiers Field Drive were for reals and he probably shouldn't have gotten on the road.

J. Alain Ferry reports. Fortunately for the drivers behind him, he was able to pull over into one of those rare break-down spots along the road.

By - 11/11/14 - 10:22 am


Date and Time: Tuesday, 18 November from 7 to 8 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street. The event will take place in a community room on the building’s lower level.

Join Zach Conrad, a PhD Candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Parking is available. The PSF Community Center can be reached by the 57 bus and the 64 bus.

By - 11/10/14 - 9:52 pm
Brighton Avenue in the dark in Allston

Brighton Avenue? More like Darkon Avenue. Photo by PBR.

Bit of a blackout in parts of the neighborhood tonight.

By - 10/17/14 - 2:31 pm

The Boston Fire Department says "careless disposal of smoking material" led to a fire last month that ravaged two apartment buildings on Harvard Terrace.

A spokesman says somebody discarded a still lit cigarette or cigar in an interior stairwell in the rear of 12 Harvard Terrace sometime in the early evening of Sept. 3. The fire spread rapidly up through the building and caused heavy smoke damage in two adjoining buildings.

By - 10/11/14 - 10:37 pm
Weird space saver in Allston

Winter is coming: A roving UHub photographer noticed this basketball hoop setup being used as a space saver on Kelton Street in Allston tonight.

By - 10/3/14 - 8:54 am


Date and Time: Tuesday, 7 October from 7 to 8 pm
Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street

Join Commissioner Evans for a discussion of public safety issues in Allston-Brighton. The presentation will include a question and answer period.

Parking is available. The PSF Community Center can be reached by the 64 bus and the 57 bus.

By - 9/30/14 - 5:38 pm
Storrowed truck peeled back on Soldiers Field Road in Boston

State Police report that shortly after 1 p.m., the driver of a box truck became the driver of a storrowed box truck thanks to a low-hanging bridge on Soldiers Field Road inbound, near where it turns into Storrow Drive.

As a result of the driver's reading problems, one lane had to be shut until the newly shorn truck could be removed.

By - 9/30/14 - 3:46 pm
Commuter-rail train in abandoned Allston rail yard

Imagine a train station in the middle of a thriving neighborhood.

State and city officials stood in a the door of a new commuter-rail coach parked in the old Allston freight yard to announce a $25-million train station.

West Station will be built near the present turnpike toll plaza and should open when the turnpike there is straightened, in 2020, state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said.

The station will be servced by DMUs, single-car diesel units that could bring subway-like schedules.

By - 9/25/14 - 11:29 am
Renderings of an Allston Esplanade and new development at Beacon Yards

Renderings from the Boston Society of Architects Beacon Yards Urban Design Workshop

By - 9/25/14 - 9:23 am
Allston white rabbit

Roving UHub photographer Christopher Wagner reports on his encounter with the Allston white rabbit:

A couple days ago I was walking to my car and spotted him again. When I crouched down to try and get a picture, he hopped right out from under the white Subaru in the picture and stopped right in front of me. I’m thinking it has to be either an escaped or released pet ‘cause he’s awful comfortable around people. Also the whole albino thing. There was another time in front of my house when he was casually munching on some plants growing between the sidewalk cracks about 10 feet from where I was standing. Not sure what’s going to happen once winter comes, I think the times they will be much sadder.

Anyway I love the fact that there is a white rabbit in Allston.

By - 9/23/14 - 11:43 am

Muerl asks:

Is there somewhere to donate 20 to 25 trial sized soaps in All/Bri? Was thinking Womans Shelter?

By - 9/20/14 - 10:26 pm

The organizers of Sunday's Allston Village Street Fair posted an alert today:

Attention Everyone! AVSF PARKING SCAM ALERT!! SCAM re: $$$ Parking Services for the annual Allston Village Street Fair Festival

By - 9/18/14 - 9:37 am

What will happen here after spending $250 million of our money?

Tonight at 6:30 at the Jackson Mann Community Center, learn how MassDOT plans to spend 250 million public dollars to rebuild the Mass Pike in Allston.

At 4:30, learn how the Boston Society of Architects thinks this project should start the transformation of one of the last major piece of developable land in Boston.

Both meetings will be at the Jackson Mann Community Center, 500 Cambridge Street, Allston

By - 9/18/14 - 8:42 am
Greyhound spots white rabbit in Allston

Andrea Crossan shows us what happens when a greyhound spots the fabled white bunny of Allston - on Islington Terrace.

Pandapwr, meanwhile, gets up and personal with one of the fabled white squirrels of the West End.

By - 9/17/14 - 9:39 am

The cause of a nine-alarm fire on Harvard Terrace in Allston and a five-alarm fire on Lagrange Street in West Roxbury remain "under active investigation," a Boston Fire Department spokesman said this morning.

By - 9/15/14 - 10:12 am

Tim Murphy gives us a look at Packards Corner in the 1940s, when you could still take a trolley from downtown to Watertown Square, back in pre-MBTA days.

Imagine how bad this area would be today if there were still no traffic lights?!

By - 9/11/14 - 5:23 pm

Handy tips for BU students from the MBTA. We eagerly await the tips for Orange Line riders.