Commonwealth Avenue

By - 3/25/15 - 11:31 am
Boston Mayor Walsh announces a new traffic-fatality plan

Mayor Walsh, other city officials and an old parking meter today.

Mayor Walsh said today the dedicated bike lanes planned for Comm. Ave. between the BU Bridge and Packards Corner are only part of a long-term "Vision 0" plan to curb crashes and traffic-related deaths through a combination of street reconfiguration and tougher enforcement.

At a City Hall press conference today, Walsh said he will start a nationwide search for a city "active transportation director"... Read more

By - 3/25/15 - 7:35 am

The Globe reports on the plans for rebuilding Comm. Ave. between the BU Bridge and Packards Corner with "cycle tracks" that would use barriers to keep motorists out of the bike lanes.

The Herald froths about the goddamn tree-hugging dirty hippie socialists in Spandex destroying America thanks Obama.... Read more

By - 3/18/15 - 9:32 am

After seeing Alex Wheeler's photo of Green Line parking skill, the judges have closed this week's round.

By - 2/23/15 - 9:11 am
Lights out on Commonwealth Avenue at the BU Bridge

Jonathan Levitt give us a taste of the chaos around 9 when the lights went out on Comm. Ave. by the bridge.

By - 2/18/15 - 9:11 am
Snowed in Green Line in Allston

The Green Line at Harvard Avenue this morning. Photo by Colin Moore.

State Sen. Will Brownsberger, who represents Allston/Brighton, reports he contacted MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott yesterday afternoon about the fact that the Green Line continues not to run down Comm. Ave. On an Allston/Brighton mailing list, he posts Scott's reply:

Promise you we are working very hard on overall Recovery Plan - this is a complicated section for us - but definitely not forgotten.

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By - 2/15/15 - 10:51 am
Snow blower on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Meg Mainzer-Cohen shows us a giant snow blower going down Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay this morning.

By - 2/3/15 - 11:50 am

Photographynatalia spotted the welcoming lights of Lee's 2 Market at Comm. Ave. and Allston Street during the storm last night.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/2/15 - 4:13 pm
Dead Green Line trolleys on Commonwealth Avenue

Wicked long ad-hoc trolley train

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. Now there's a cab stuck on the tracks at Packards Corner.

Shortly before 4 p.m., Beth Wolfe reported:

Stranded @ Warren for 40 min due to struck T. 4 car train push didnt help. Still stranded. Help.

Meanwhile, the Red Line is kind of dead in both directions.... Read more

By - 2/2/15 - 9:58 am
Shoveling out a hydrant

Paula Tennyson looked out at the height of the storm to see a woman making sure a hydrant is clear on Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:48 pm
Digging out in Allston

Photographynatalia watched some car digger-outters at work tonight.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:00 am
Snowmobile in the Back Bay

Paula Tennyson looked out her window last night to see a snowmobile zipping around at Comm. Ave. and Mass. Ave.

By - 1/6/15 - 11:14 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a large monetary verdict against a member of the Demoulas clan, her husband and their attorney - who wound up disbarred in the long-running Demoulas family saga - over their efforts to force a Brandeis professor and his wife out of their Back Bay condo so they could convert the entire building into a single residence.

Although the court... Read more

By - 12/29/14 - 11:37 am

Boston College says it's doing its part to minimize the impact of students in the 17-story apartment building it bought on Comm. Ave. in part by installing locks that will keep students from opening windows more than six inches - and which will make apartment balconies completely off limits to them.

In a filing with the BRA, BC says the changes at 2000 Comm.... Read more

By - 12/17/14 - 2:10 pm

The smallish Tedeschi on Comm. Ave. at Harvard plans to move into the Kelly's Roast Beef space across Harvard.

The move, which will require approval of the Zoning Board of Appeals, prompted the owner of the McDonald's franchise on Harvard Avenue to seek city permission to extend his closing hour from 2 to 3 a.m., at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.

Bob King, who... Read more

By - 12/12/14 - 11:48 am

Boston Police report they had some help arresting a Mattapan man for breaking and entering at a Back Bay apartment - from the tenant, who police say watched the guy ransack her Comm. Ave. apartment via a camera she had running.

Officers enroute were informed the resident of the apartment was watching the suspect inside her apartment via a live camera and giving a

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By - 12/1/14 - 11:10 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Allston Street in Allston

Roving UHub photographer Stephen Hartman happened upon the latest crash, around 6:30 p.m., at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Allston Street, where the traffic signals exert a strange pull on motor vehicles.

Earlier:
Another driver proves unable to handle awkward Allston intersection, 1/10/14.
Comm. Ave. speeder takes out traffic-control box, wakes up half the neighborhood, 8/13/13.
Another crash, 5/22/12.... Read more

By - 11/24/14 - 10:27 pm
Men in trees on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in Boston

Leslee watched tree guys doing tree stuff on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall today.

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

By - 10/20/14 - 7:49 am

The MBTA holds a meeting Thursday on a proposal to "consolidate the BU West, St. Paul, Babcock, and Pleasant stops into two fully accessible stations that will help reduce travel times and improve safety."

The session begins at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon room at the BPL main library in Copley Square.... Read more

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