Allston

By - 3/10/17 - 9:16 pm
Firefighters at Brighton and Harvard avenues in Allston

A fire in the basement of Buk Kyung 2 at the corner of Brighton and Harvard avenues around 8:50 p.m. emptied the restaurant and brought Boston firefighters rushing to the scene. Read more.

By - 3/10/17 - 10:00 am

The Nation takes a look at a long, and ultimately, successful union-organizing drive by housekeepers at the Doubletree Suites (that nondescript thing by the Allston/Cambridge exit off the turnpike where the Coke plant used to be that it turns out Harvard bought during its Allston conquest).

By - 3/5/17 - 11:16 am

Maura Johnston found an interesting Craigslist listing for apartments available 9/1/17:

Location:
Our Harvard Avenue units are located between Brighton Avenue and Cambridge Street. Just a half block away you will find Store 24, Herrells Ice Cream, The Kells, Harpers Ferry, Blanchards, Big City, and Redneck's Pizza. These apartments truly are in the middle of everything.

By - 2/17/17 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to grant a beer-and-wine license to the Trader Joe's under construction on North Harvard Street at Western Avenue in Allston. Read more.

By - 2/15/17 - 9:56 am
Allston spacesaver

We're going to hope the Allston baby this belongs to has aged out of it, because thinking a parent would rip it away from a tot is just too horrible to imagine, especially a parent who clearly couldn't actually be bothered to clear out the space first. Zef spotted it on Comm. Ave. this morning.

By - 2/6/17 - 9:35 am
Jingwen Zhang with erhu

Jingwen Zhang, a music therapist from China, flew into Boston Saturday and took an Uber to Allston. After she got dropped off, she realized she'd left her erhu in the car and now it's missing. It's a long, skinny stringed instrument (you may have seen an erhu player at Downtown Crossing or by the bridge in the public garden) and it was in a rectangular black case: Read more.

By - 2/5/17 - 1:43 pm

BPD has posted the list of streets where parking is banned today (for your own safety, so enthusiastic fans don't jump on your car roof or roll your car over, natch) and the streets that will just be shut completely at 9 p.m.

By - 1/28/17 - 5:47 pm

In Marc Hurwitz's Friends of Boston Hidden Restaurants Facebook group, Bobby O'Neill asked this afternoon:

I feel like restaurants and shops owned by members of the Iraqi, Iranian, Sudanese, Yemeni, Libyan, Somali, and Syrian communities could use our support. Any recommendations?

Here's the list folks have come up with so far (additions welcome, of course): Read more.

By - 1/17/17 - 10:50 pm

Vanyaland reports. The closing comes not long after the Brigham Circle SoulFire closed.

By - 1/17/17 - 5:58 pm

Some 2,300 Eversource customers are without power tonight. AndreaWBZ reports the company is hoping to get everything back to normal by 8 p.m.

By - 1/12/17 - 5:31 pm

Yuet Chow, 53, and Kim Chow, 68, were ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail today on charges of human trafficking related to the brothel they allegedly ran at 6 Haskell St in Allston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 11:45 pm

The Globe reports the DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel has fired Fred Taylor as its booker for Scullers. Taylor has been a "legendary figure" on the local jazz scene since the 1950s, the Globe reports.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/20/16 - 6:00 pm
Harvarvd Avenue in Allston

Chris in Boston looked down Harvard Avenue in Allston.

By - 12/16/16 - 8:45 am

The Green Line is back and running between Packards Corner and BC after some unspecified power problem knocked out service and got the T to bring in shuttle buses.

By - 12/13/16 - 12:01 pm

A petulant woman struggling to get to the front of a concert at the Paradise on Oct. 19 decided one way to clear her way was to get a small cannister of Mace out from her purse and start spraying the people around her, police and venue officials told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 12/12/16 - 4:43 pm
Flaming cable in Allston

Around 2:30 p.m., Harry Mattison photographed the fiery cable that shut North Harvard Street at Empire and led to the surrounding area losing power. As of 4:40 p.m., Eversource was still reporting roughly 450 customers without power.

Video.

By - 12/7/16 - 1:26 pm

Banker & Tradesman reports the supermarket chain is loving what New Balance is doing with its Brighton land and wants to emulate that by building 1,000 residential units and new office and residential space on its own 11-acre property.

By - 12/5/16 - 10:28 am

The Crimson reports the U last month gave CSX a payment of $147.3 million for the easement the railroad still had on part of the 47-acre Allston site, which Harvard plans to transform one of these decades.

In more exciting Harvard news, the Crimson also shows us what happens when Harvard men quarrel: They write really angry e-mails.