Commonwealth Avenue

By - 5/12/17 - 9:23 am

The Daily Free Press reports the Panera at 888 Commonwealth Ave. is shutting down because, basically, the rent is too damn high. Last year saw several Boston-area Paneras shut down, including the one in West Roxbury and the one near Faneuil Hall.

By - 5/1/17 - 8:12 pm
Silver camry

Car looks like this, but with orange license plates and damage.

Family and friends of Rick Archer say he died today, after being hit by a car whose driver then kept going early Sunday. Read more.

By - 4/30/17 - 8:53 am

WBZ reports the crash happened at Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street around 3:30 a.m.

By - 4/10/17 - 1:05 pm

State officials announced today they'll be shutting Commonwealth Avenue near the BU Bridge July 26 to Aug. 14 as they work to replace the increasingly creaky bridge where the street crosses over the turnpike and the tracks used by the Worcester Line and Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited service.

Paths will be kept open for pedestrians and bike riders, MassDOT announced today. Read more.

By - 3/30/17 - 9:30 am

The Daily Free Press reports several students have been hit by a scam in which a stranger comes up to them at an ATM on Comm. Ave. and asks them to deposit a check, withdraw some money and keep the rest of the check. Don't do that, BU Police is warning students.

By - 2/21/17 - 2:23 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Hereford Street in the Back Bay

A roving UHub photographer came upon the scene of a crash on Commonwealth Avenue at Hereford around 2 p.m.

Aerial view.

Hmm, maybe Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay isn't the best place to park?

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 - 2/9/17 - 10:31 am
Architect's rendering: 1440 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton

Bird-enhanced architect's rendering.

A developer is proposing to tear down Harry's Bar and Grill, a convenience store and a Subway shop to make way for a seven-story, 37-unit residential building.

Unlike in South Boston, however, where bars have just disappeared, developer Yan Schechter says he'll leave space for Harry's Bar and Grill to return. Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 5:41 pm
Walking dog on Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay

Tamas K-L wasn't the only one out on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall today.

Michele B watched an intrepid kid ski down New Haven Street in West Roxbury: Read more.

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 - 12/10/16 - 10:12 am

WBZ reports how the Lyft driver who caused that multi-car pileup on Comm. Ave. in October only has $30,000 worth of damage caused to all the cars and a Boston firetruck, because he hadn't turned on his Lyft app.

By - 11/21/16 - 11:56 am

Sarah Pekala shows us the aftermath of the two-car crash on Comm. Ave. at Sutherland shortly after 8:30 a.m. that resulted in Green Line trolleys having to just sit there.

By - 11/15/16 - 5:18 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the B Line due to a trolley that, if it's lucky, won't just be pulled out back and shot.

By - 11/15/16 - 9:27 am

State Police report a marked State Police cruiser at Commonwealth Avenue and Berkeley Street around 2:50 a.m.

The crash also caused two other vehicles to be struck, one of them parked, before the taxi fled the scene. The crash also caused damage to a light pole and fence.

There were no injuries, State Police say.

By - 11/14/16 - 9:56 pm

BLDUP.com reports a developer is eying a one-story Citizens Bank at 560 Commonwealth Ave. - at the intersection with Beacon Street - for a glass-walled hotel with a roof-deck restaurant.

Bank fans need not fret, however - the rendering shows a bank going into the first-floor retail space.

By - 11/13/16 - 7:02 pm
Green Line trolley, car in Allston

A B Line trolley and a car came together in Allston's curve of doom at Comm. Ave. and Warren Street shortly before 5:30 p.m. Andrew Curtis arrived on scene not long after.

By - 11/9/16 - 11:16 am
Car and trolley on Commonwealth Avenue

Emily shows us why the Green Line came to a standstill shortly after 11 a.m.

By - 11/7/16 - 6:14 pm
Lucy Stone statue on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

The statue of suffragist Lucy Stone (the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree) on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall was freshly bedecked with flowers yesterday, as Leslee captured.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/30/16 - 4:29 pm
Derailed Green Line train in Brighton

The derailment scene. Photo by SC.

The derailment happened at BC, there were no injuries and now it's buses all the way down Comm. Ave. for B riders.

By - 10/21/16 - 9:03 am

The Boston Sun reports the Back Bay Architectural Commission rejected dormers proposed for 197 Commonwealth Ave. after a neighbor complained their location would let people stare at her as she sat on her toilet.

The commission, which has a say in all building exterior work in the Back Bay historic district, however, did approve a company's plan for wireless-Internet antennas on 19 light poles in the neighborhood, after determining it did not have standards for historic wireless antennas in the neighborhood.