The city is holding a neighbors' meeting on Wednesday on the idea of converting the old Kelly's at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues into a Five Guys hamburger place. Read more.
Twin Donuts passed a city health inspection yesterday and got its permit back.
Shannon Dooling captured a moment on the Charles River this morning.
Plunkett Prime shows us the Budget rental truck whose driver somehow got its left tires over the curb and onto the Green Line right of way and now, of course, it's stuck, and blocking all the outbound B trolleys behind it.
Once, in days of yore, you could drive down Walbridge Street in Allston and just cross the town line and behold, you would find yourself on Columbia Street in Brookline. Read more.
Imagine being the building super who has to clean this Gardner Street yard up.
Brad Burns spotted some Allston Christmas carolers (and elves handing out fresh fruit from Fresh Format) at Comm. Ave. and Harvard this morning.
Jess Idres spotted this thing on Comm. Ave. near Harvard today. As she put it:
AAAAAH! IT'S STARTED!
DCR, MassDOT and State Police say that since 2007, there have been 25 recorded storrowings on Storrow and Memorial drives and Soldiers Field Road on weekends during which students flow into and out of the city. Read more.
After trying, but failing, to cut off a trolley at Linden Street and Comm. Ave. around 6:30 p.m., the driver of the Escalade could have backed off, let the trolley, and the other trolley coming from the other direction, through, then been on his way. But, no, of course not. As URNotinvisible shows, the guy got out of his land yacht and began yelling at the T driver.
As of 7 p.m., the T reported no problems due to yelling people standing on tracks, so presumably this particular logjam has been fixed (you didn't, however, ask about the signal problems at Park Street).
Police shut the roads around the intersection of Harvard and Brighton avenues this morning after police found two suspicious packages a block apart. One person was arrested; emergency responders began leaving shortly after 2 p.m.
Crit ran across an early Allston Christmas offering on Quint Avenue today.
UPDATE: Twin Donuts passed an inspection 9/2 and got its permit back.
A city health inspector yesterday ordered a shutdown of Twin Donuts, 501 Cambridge St., for a variety of violations, including sandwich meat that was too warm, no sanitizer in a dishwasher and not having a manager on duty who was certified in health issues. Read more.
7:18 AM and summer is officially over. On a train with 40 BU Freshmen all wearing lime green orientation tshirts
Star Market is hoping customers will buy foods to eat on patios outside its Dorchester, Fenway and Allston stores.
The chain goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to add patios at the three locations, similar to what the Whole Foods in the South End offers - with 24-hour patio seating at the Fenway store. Read more.
UPDATE: Service restored at 3:30 p.m.
The T is telling B Line riders to take the 57 bus instead between Kenmore Square and Packards Corner, due to a trolley with wheels that no longer fully rest on the tracks.