Around 5:10 p.m. The bicyclist got the worst of it, was taken away in bad shape, but is expected to survive.
Outbound, just past Harvard Avenue, around 9:40 p.m. Comm. Ave. outbound is shut between Harvard Avenue and Allston Street for the investigation.
Michael captured the sun shower along Comm. Ave. at BU around 4:30 p.m.:
Rain going crazy. Sun shining, absolute downpour.
The hill heading up Comm. Ave. from Warren Street could be transformed in coming years under plans by developers to add a new apartment building aimed at veterans and to turn an office building into a home for young single professionals.
Officials from the Brighton Marine Health Center showed off plans for a 101-unit project at the start of the hill, at Warren Street at... Read more
Penny Cherubino reports that when tree experts chopped down an infected elm tree on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall recently, they left the stump behind - on purpose.
Instead of grinding out and removing the stump, contractors will use it and the root system that comes into contact with other trees on the block to dispense pest management treatment.... Read more
Bob King, owner of the McDonald's at Harvard and Commonwealth Avenues, has withdrawn his request to the Boston Licensing Board to operate 24 hours a day.
The McDonald's is currently licensed for operations between 5 a.m. and 2 a.m.
King also withdrew his application to extend the hours of his Western Avenue McDonald's to 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.
The Amateur Planner proposes a paved transit way with tracks for not just the B Line but the 57 and BU bus routes.
While we've never done this, other cities have, and it would have a whole host of advantages, including getting buses out of traffic (and bike lanes), stations better able to serve people with disabilities, even some additional parking spaces. Throw... Read more
Daniel Guzman watched the sunrise around 5 a.m. from high atop the WBUR studios.
Charlie MacSteven photographed bystanders trying to comfort a woman after she was hit by a car on Comm. Ave. at St. Paul around 2 p.m.
Erica Mattison spotted these spring harbingers in a yard on Comm. Ave. in Brighton today.
Adrienne reports spotting this fox in a yard on the outbound side of Comm. Ave. near Mass. Ave. this morning.
For the record I did not ask it ANYTHING.
BostInno reports a Starbucks is coming to Allston. Granted, the LEED-certified, fancy-new-apartments side of Allston, rather than the gritter end where somebody re-opened a closed cafe to keep Starbucks out, but still.
People seeking a Starbucks-free existence will still be able to travel to Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park and Mattapan.... Read more
Roving UHub photographer Lauren Reemsnyder captured the scene this morning as somebody blocked traffic on Comm. Ave. near Allston Street to keep a hawk from getting flattened - because hawks don't know you're supposed to cross at the green, not in-between.
UPDATE: Reemsnyder reports:
I don't know how he ended up on the street, but animal control came by and took him away a... Read more