Allston Christmas

Allston Christmas

By - 9/1/14 - 2:55 pm
Ticket on illegally parked car in Boston

Sgt. Lucas Taxter from district D-4 is helping to keep the streets clear around Northeastern today. He reports:

After witnessing mother/daughter move-in's from MI untie & toss the No Parking sign the officer did the right thing.

By - 9/1/14 - 10:33 am
Stuck truck on Storrow Drive in Boston

A truck driver with cat-like reflexes managed to avoid a full storrowing around 10:30 a.m. Michael Cotrone was on hand to record the scene and, who knows, sell commemorative copies to the driver.

By - 9/1/14 - 9:13 am
Used piano in Allston

On this fine Allston Christmas, Andrea Crossan came across this used piano on Islington Terrace that needs just a bit of work.

By - 8/31/14 - 3:14 pm
A joyous Allston Christmas

Somebody put out the welcome mat for returning students on Comm. Ave.

We made our annual Allston Christmas trek up to Allston and Brighton today. And while we possibly missed out on the most joyous part of the season (that would be tomorrow, of course), there was still plenty to see - including some guys throwing a couch off a second-floor porch on an Allston Street side street (it bounced).

Comm. Ave. couch fort:

Couch fort

What better way to move a microwave than on a skateboard?

By - 8/30/14 - 2:37 pm
Quint Avenue in Allston

A concerned citizen reported this situation on Quint Avenue around 2:25 p.m.

By - 8/30/14 - 2:02 pm
Moving day in Boston's North End

Jesse Haley shows us a moving scene during the St. Anthony's Feast in the North End today. Looks like nobody had yet started the ceremonial stuffing of the couch cushions with dollar bills.

By - 8/30/14 - 1:43 pm

Bryon Wells used aggregate data on leases that start Sept. 1 to create a heat map of where you can expect peak Allston Christmas pickings this weekend.

Bostonography also generated an Allston Christmas heat map that, one suspects, is just as accurate, even if not based on lease data.

By - 8/29/14 - 6:29 pm
Students on the Green Line in Boston

Ari Baronofsky observed migratory students on the Green Line this afternoon:

Dear students, welcome to the MBTA, now please step away from the doors and move into the %+*£ train!

By - 8/27/14 - 10:08 am

Lin Dolin and Lauren report seeing signs on Rte. 2 and on ramps heading to 93 and Storrow warning drivers of rental trucks to stay off Storrow Drive.

By - 8/12/14 - 7:57 am

Debuts Sept. 1. Of course.

By - 9/3/13 - 11:37 am
Crap

As you might expect, Citizens Connect this morning is filled with reports from Allston/Brighton, Fenway, Mission Hill, Beacon Hill and that bit of Roxbury along Columbus Avenue about student leftovers clogging up the sidewalks. But so far, only one concerned citizen has reported a lobby filling up with Allston Christmas remains, in this case, the lobby of 1152 Comm. Ave. in Allston:

This is a fire hazard, trash is blocking hallways and elevator exit. Trash is also blocking landings in stair wells.

UPDATE: Bianca, who took the photo, reports the mess was cleaned up last night - but that the hallway promptly began filling up with more stuff.

By - 9/1/13 - 6:16 pm

Wall respect

We headed up to Allston today for some festive Allston Christmas sightseeing. Saw the usual sights (see below), but also this enigmatic structure on Linden Street. Anybody know the meaning behind it?

By - 8/31/13 - 6:54 pm

Good God, Lion!

About the only thing that could improve this coffee table would be a large leg lamp standing next to it.

By - 8/19/13 - 7:31 pm

Rental trucks in Allston

Turlach MacDonagh spotted these rental trucks parked on Brighton Avenue in Allston, just down the street from the Budget lot, busy in preparation for Allston Christmas.

By - 9/3/12 - 6:53 pm

Penske trucks in West Roxbury.

It's at the Home Depot in West Roxbury.

By - 9/2/12 - 8:22 pm

From Allston to Beacon Hill, Citizens Connect is filled with complaints of sky-reaching trash heaps, stacks of vermin-infested couches and mattresses, of Nooyawkas daring to park in resident-only spaces as they unload their spawn. A disgusted, sleepless citizen reports a unit in the neighboring building on Cambridge Street in Allston:

By - 9/1/12 - 7:17 pm

Allston still life

We walked the merry streets of Allston today as thousands of students moved in - many with the help of parents, and under the watchful eye of ISD inspectors, police and signup-mad, red-shirted Comcast reps. Here are some photos.

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