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
Enoch Pratt photographed a big snowman at Comm. Ave. and Hereford today.
Diego T. captured the aftermath of a crash near 1500 Comm. Ave. around 10:30 a.m.
Transit and Boston Police are looking for the driver of a white mini-van or station wagon who managed to slam into both a trolley and a light pole there around 1:40 p.m., leaving behind a front bumper and taking out a traffic light before somehow disengaging from the mess and speeding down Comm. Ave. towards BC.
Around 9:25 p.m., somebody drove onto the B Line tracks at Brighton and Commonwealth avenues and then didn't move anymore.
Service is now halted until the T can get a tow truck to pull the car off the tracks.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Joshua Tree on Comm. Ave. has shut down, apparently for good this time, rather than for a makeover before being turned back into Joshua Tree. It could even be turned into a Trader Joe's or some sort of non-Shaw's for the burgeoning LEED-certified crowd moving into the area.... Read more
Daniel Guzman watched the day get brighter from the WBUR studios high atop Comm. Ave.
The BPL has posted lots of photos of Boston in the snow in the old days, such as this postcard showing tobogganing at Franklin Park sometime in the early years of the 20th century.
Back in 1941, the city still used one-horsepower plows on the Common, as Leslie Jones showed:
In 1939, parents in... Read more
Updated, 1:45 p.m.
Boston and State Police shut Charlesgate East at Commonwealth Avenue and the Bowker Overpass after somebody found a pressure cooker just lying there.
State Police report:
The device was a pressure cooker, appeared to be discarded. Does not appear to have been a explosive device. Under investigation.
A B trolley and a car collided around 7:10 p.m. at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul Street.
It looks like everybody is fine. Surprisingly because the train hit the driverâ€™s side of the car.
A concerned citizen frets:
Is there something we can do to curb the throngs of BU students from crossing Comm Ave against the walk light? They haphazardly cascade across the street between classes, with no regard for vehicles and bikes. Not only is it unsafe for them, but it creates a dangerous driving situation. Thanks!... Read more