Commonwealth Avenue

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.

By - 3/1/16 - 10:25 am

State officials say they've had to push back replacement of the aging Comm. Ave. bridge over the turnpike by a year because of design mistakes by an engineering firm working on the project.

The delay, however, means the state is increasing the number of open lanes in each direction on the turnpike under the bridge from three to four lanes. Read more.

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.