Allston

By - 11/16/17 - 9:13 am

The Crimson reports the latest on the state's plans for the Allston/Cambridge interchange and curve. Now up in the air is the future of the commuter-rail station that was planned for the former rail yards there; the state and Harvard had agreed to split two-thirds of the cost but could never get BU to kick in the rest.

By - 11/14/17 - 12:35 pm

The owner of Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., acknowledged today that he and his staff need to do better after police detectives on a routine inspection found six underage college students with mixed drinks at a reserved table after the Head of the Charles Regatta last month. Read more.

By - 11/10/17 - 9:44 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delay on the B Line inbound due to a train that kicked the bucket at Harvard Avenue.

By - 11/7/17 - 11:52 am
Poll rides offered in Allston and Brighton

Brandon Bowser, who is running against incumbent District 9 (Allston/Brighton) Councilor Mark Ciommo today, has a fleet of pedicabs ready to take people to the polls.

By - 11/3/17 - 10:13 am

The Globe reports on the "vote farming" among elderly people in Chinatown, says city elections officials just want to fix the problem without blaming anybody.

Over in East Boston, District 1 council candidate Stephen Passacantilli is appealing for votes by telling residents they live in a hellhole: Read more.

By - 10/23/17 - 4:02 pm

MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.

By - 10/22/17 - 1:42 pm
Bridge mural

CORRECTION: Post updated to reflect the bridge was painted by a different crew than the one that did the Cambridge Street murals.

Ron Newman reports that days after the city wiped out murals on the building at Cambridge and Linden, another group was at work yesterday redecorating the nearby pedestrian bridge over the turnpike and train tracks.

By - 10/19/17 - 6:40 pm
Gray wall in Allston

Harry Mattison snapped the gray wall where, only yesterday, an artist painted a mural of Koko the Gorilla, only a day after he painted a mural of a woman petting her pussy. The artist himself blames the city graffiti-buster program for the battleship gray.

By - 10/19/17 - 5:44 pm

Tonights the night-come watch the Overcoats kick off their new tour at Brighton Music Hall 8PM! Also. don't miss out on Glassio and DJ Carbo's guest performing, all part of Fenway Recordings Sessions. Tickets are still available so grab them while you still can!!

For more info and tickets: http://bit.ly/2v5OL0O

Where: Brighton Music Hall, Allston

When: 8PM

Who: Overcoats, Glassio and DJ Carbo

By - 10/18/17 - 7:13 pm
New mural in Allston shows gorilla

Ron Newman trekked over to Allston tonight to see the controversial new mural at Cambridge and Linden streets, only to find it's already been replaced by a new gorilla mural.

By - 10/18/17 - 9:30 am
New mural in Allston

Before and after.

UPDATE: Mural replaced.

There's a bit of an uproar in Allston today, the day after two artists painted a mural featuring a black woman petting her pussy at Cambridge and Linden streets. Read more.

By - 10/15/17 - 9:24 am

The BU News Service reports that people living in Cambridge across the river from the Harvard land where Boston Calling now takes place are not in a happy place.

By - 10/2/17 - 9:27 am

Mayor Walsh and Harvard President Drew Faust get their ceremonial shovels out today to officially launch a $6.5-million upgrade of Smith Field that will include a street-hockey rink, a splash pond, new walking paths, an amphitheater for public performances and upgrades to the existing playground and playing fields.

The ceremony starts at 4 p.m. at the park off Western Avenue.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.

By - 9/14/17 - 3:53 pm

A man walking dogs discovered the body of a woman behind the West End House around 6 a.m. today. Police have determined it was a suicide.

By - 9/6/17 - 9:33 am

Stone Hearth Pizza on Western Avenue in Allston has closed for good, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By - 9/5/17 - 10:15 am

Boston Police report arresting an East Boston man and a couple of alleged MS-13 pals in relation to a series of attacks in Brighton - and that the East Boston man is wanted for a murder last month in Perth Amboy, NJ. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 3:59 pm
U-Hauls everywhere in Allston

At 3:45 p.m., Chris in Boston reported:

Allston is officially gridlocked with U-Haul trucks.

By - 8/31/17 - 10:36 pm

'Tis the season, and this photo got Matthew Nash to thinking about what it all means:

'Twas the night before Allston Christmas & all through Beantown
not a six-pack was stirring, for they'd all been down'd.

Read more.

By - 8/28/17 - 4:56 pm