Commonwealth Avenue

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. Read more.

By - 10/17/16 - 10:04 am
Commonwealth Avenue in Boston at sunrise

Jonathan Levitt was up and at 'em on Commonwealth Avenue this morning.

By - 9/23/16 - 12:55 pm

UPDATE, 9/26/16: Tasca passed a re-inspection and can re-open.

A Boston health inspector yesterday shut Tasca, 1612 Commonwealth Ave. for a series of violations, most seriously "visible mold" on the interior of the restaurant ice machine and sausages that were left out for 90 minutes at 86 degrees. Read more.

By - 8/23/16 - 3:22 pm

Landscapers were trimming tree limbs outside the Herb Chambers BMW dealiership on Thorndike Street near Comm. Ave. around 3 p.m. when one of the limbs fell on a man walking by, WBZ reports. NECN reports he had blood coming from his ears.

By - 8/6/16 - 12:10 am

Shortly before midnight at Clarendon Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Injury not life-threatening. Suspects were three black men in their 20s.

By - 8/5/16 - 10:32 pm

A downed wire near Harvard Avenue is causing grief for anybody trying to get anywhere on the B Line tonight.

By - 7/27/16 - 10:08 am

Around 5 a.m. at 1290 Commonwealth Ave., Mark Parkinson and Boston EMS Incidents report.

By - 7/6/16 - 12:05 am
Closed Bee's Knees

Kyle MacDonald reports Bee's Knees Supply Company, 1314 Commonwealth Ave., has closed, its windows now covered with paper. Read more.

By - 6/29/16 - 8:06 am

Marianna reports on what happened at Comm. Ave. and South Street in Brighton around 7:30 a.m. with her B Line trolley and a car: Read more.

By - 6/21/16 - 1:22 pm

A drenched citizen complains:

As I was driving down Commonwealth AVE between Clarendon and Berkley heading towards Arlington street with my windows open the sprinklers in the Commonwealth Mall went on soaking myself and the inside of my car with cold water. Someone might want to take a look at the sprinklers and recalibrate them.

By - 6/20/16 - 8:01 pm

State transportation officials signed off today on a $20.4-million reconstruction project along a bicycle-unfriendly stretch of Commonwealth Avenue that will include dedicated bicycle lanes on both sides of the road and wider sidewalks on both sides. Read more.

By - 5/31/16 - 10:39 pm

The trolley driver is off the job pending an MBTA investigation of the incident at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues Monday night, WBZ reports.

By - 5/12/16 - 1:30 pm
Car on Green Line tracks in Allston

"Expect some delays," Z writes after seeing the inbound wreck around 1:15 p.m. Amy Deveau reports the car managed to block both sides of the B Line.

By - 5/9/16 - 10:40 am
Car smashed into pole on trolley tracks in Brighton

Mike shows us what it looks like when a car hits a pole on the Green Line along Comm. Ave. at Sutherland Road.

By - 4/14/16 - 3:07 pm
Students march for adjunct professors at BU

Kanye Wes shows us a Commonwealth Avenue shut down by Boston University students supporting a bid by adjunct professors for higher pay, better working conditions.

By - 3/31/16 - 5:40 pm

Emily Rooney reports wind has knocked stuff off the top of the First Baptist Church, 110 Commonwealth Avenue, some of which crashed into cars parked below. Police have the intersection taped off, awaiting the arrival of a building inspector.

By - 3/29/16 - 9:33 am
Turkeys on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Judith Rust spotted her first Back Bay turkeys this morning, on Comm. Ave. Patty reports seeing them strutting down Mass. Ave. - and that nobody ran them over. Joe Dunne photographed them on Marlborough Street.

By - 3/27/16 - 8:49 pm

Paula Tennyson captured the flames at Comm. Ave. and Mass. Ave. around 8:30 p.m.

Tennyson also captured what was left of the car: Read more.

By - 3/24/16 - 12:52 pm
Smouldering switch on Green Line tracks along Commonwealth Avenue

Around 12:40 p.m., debris sitting atop a switch on the inbound Green Line tracks just before Blandford started to smoulder and then just plain out began burning. From inside an inbound trolley, Lucas Neves watched a T inspector try to deal with the situation before Boston firefighters arrived to douse the hot mess.

By - 3/16/16 - 10:53 pm
Car crash on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston

Zef shows us the aftermath of a head-on crash on the outbound side of Commonwealth Avenue near Allston Street (Allston's vortex of doom, of course), around 10:45 p.m.

Both outbound lanes blocked by police cruiser. One inbound lane taken up by fire trucks.

UPDATE: Zef reports that one outbound driver, impatient at the delays, tried to get around the scene by driving on the inbound side of Comm. Ave. - where he was promptly chased and stopped by police.