Commonwealth Avenue

By - 2/5/16 - 12:56 pm
Big tree limb on top of mini-van in Brighton

Kelly Packard shows us the large tree limb that came down on a mini-van and across part of Commonwealth Avenue at Leamington in Brighton.

By - 2/3/16 - 5:47 pm
Rabbit on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay

Deborah Elizabeth Finn reports spotting an urban bun in the tiny front yard of a home on Commonwealth Avenue between Hereford and Mass. Ave. today.

ABC Haskins, meanwhile, spotted a rabbit right outside 1 Ashburton Place today.

A Beacon Hill bunny last fall.

By - 1/30/16 - 10:31 pm
January crocus in Boston's Back Bay

Penny Cherubino reports both snowdrops and daffodils were coming up in a front yard on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay today.

By - 1/24/16 - 8:51 am
Snow-covered statue on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay

Steve555B walked along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall last night.

Copyright Steve555B. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/15/16 - 8:59 pm
By - 12/29/15 - 1:32 pm
Silver Line buses take the place of Green Line trolleys in Brighton

Now batting for the Green Line: The Silver Line. Photo by Scottie Campbell.

The T is reporting "severe" delays on the B Line due to a "power problem" near Chestnut Hill Avenue. The buses are rolling between Babcock and BC.

By - 12/14/15 - 9:28 pm
26 candles lit for Sandy Hook victims in Brighton

Sarah Matthews shows us part of the memorial somebody set up on Commonwealth Avenue at Cummings Road tonight for the 26 children and teachers murdered at Sandy Hook three years ago.

By - 11/30/15 - 6:03 pm

The Brighton Marine Health Center says it's going to build 108 units of housing on its campus because helping veterans get a place to live is more important than assuaging the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth.

At issue are several structures on the campus that the health center wants to raze to make way for the apartments. Read more.

By - 11/13/15 - 10:03 pm

BU Today reports on the impending work to buttress the bridge over the turnpike and train tracks, which is falling apart enough to force the shutdown of the B Line this past summer.

By - 10/30/15 - 9:43 am

Perry Donham alerts us that BU will be doing some drone-filming along Comm. Ave. and the Charles River through 6 p.m.

By - 10/28/15 - 10:00 am

Pedestrian plaza proposed for Harvard/Comm intersection

The City of Boston Public Works Department last night presented new plans for the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Brighton Avenue (Packards Corner) and Warren/Kelton Streets.

To create space for wider sidewalks and dedicated space for people biking, it was proposed that left-side angled parking be removed from the carriage road and any remaining angled parking be reconfigured to parallel parking along the curb. Read more.

By - 10/2/15 - 9:32 am
Proposed pedestrian plaza on Commonwealth Avenue at Harvard Avenue in Allston

Rendering of possible pedestrian plaza on Comm. Ave. inbound at Harvard.

An upcoming $20-million revamp of Comm. Ave. from Packards Corner to Warren Street could include new plazas at Harvard Avenue aimed at turning the huge intersection into a place where people would actually want to hang out. Read more.

By - 9/17/15 - 10:42 am
Police giving out free helmets to bicyclists without them

Turlach MacDonagh reports police were giving out free helmets to bicyclists without them this morning on Comm. Ave. at the BU Bridge.

Photo copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/12/15 - 5:36 pm
Commonwealth Avenue closed

UPDATE: WCVB reports somebody dropped off a bag at Goodwill, said it had a bomb in it. By 6 p.m., police had determined it did not.

Crash Safety shows us the 900 block of Commonwealth Avenue around 5 p.m. after it was evacuated due to a suspicious package.

By - 9/1/15 - 12:16 pm
Budget  rental truck stuck on Green Line tracks

Plunkett Prime shows us the Budget rental truck whose driver somehow got its left tires over the curb and onto the Green Line right of way and now, of course, it's stuck, and blocking all the outbound B trolleys behind it.

By - 8/26/15 - 5:25 pm
A note asking for an explanation of a cone on a car in Brighton

Just because it's not the middle of winter doesn't mean we have to go without confounding parking notes. Brad Burns found this note - and attached pen on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton today.

By - 8/25/15 - 7:05 pm
Commonwealth Avenue argument between SUV driver and trolley driver

After trying, but failing, to cut off a trolley at Linden Street and Comm. Ave. around 6:30 p.m., the driver of the Escalade could have backed off, let the trolley, and the other trolley coming from the other direction, through, then been on his way. But, no, of course not. As URNotinvisible shows, the guy got out of his land yacht and began yelling at the T driver.

As of 7 p.m., the T reported no problems due to yelling people standing on tracks, so presumably this particular logjam has been fixed (you didn't, however, ask about the signal problems at Park Street).

By - 8/17/15 - 1:52 pm
Derailed Green line trolley on Commonwealth Avenue

Off-the-rails B trolley. Photo by John Battaglino.

UPDATE: Service restored at 3:30 p.m.

The T is telling B Line riders to take the 57 bus instead between Kenmore Square and Packards Corner, due to a trolley with wheels that no longer fully rest on the tracks.

By - 8/7/15 - 10:59 am

The Back Bay intersection where a bicyclist was hit and killed this morning was identified in a city report two years ago as the most dangerous in the city for bicyclists. Read more.

By - 8/5/15 - 12:47 pm

Around noon, Boston Police swarmed the area of Comm. Ave. and Harvard Avenue, where a guy was allegedly threatening people with a taser outside the McDonald's. They quickly found the suspect and the taser and now he's undergoing booking.

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