Allston

By - 10/11/18 - 11:28 am
Architect's rendering of proposed Linden Street building

Proposed view down Linden Street.

The owner of the building that now houses the Garage nightclub, day-care facilities and offices on Linden Street in Allston wants to tear the whole thing down and replace it with a complex of three buildings - one 14 stories tall - housing 300 apartments, 53 condos and a neighborhood cafe or shop. Read more.

By - 9/26/18 - 11:22 am
Architect's rendering of 30 Penniman Rd.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plans to replace a condemned office building on Penniman Road with a seven-story, 44-unit condo building - next to a 36-unit building and surrounded by low-lying industrial buildings slated for demolition to make way for a three-building complex with more than 260 units. Read more.

By - 9/25/18 - 4:15 pm

Two developers are telling the BPDA they will shortly file detailed plans to create an biotech and life-sciences R&D park on either side of Western Avenue, at the edge of Harvard's vast Allston holdings, where the university is planning its own large R&D development. Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 4:35 pm
Storrowed Bridge on Soldiers Field Road

BostonDirt reports she got to see her first storrowing, about 11 a.m. on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 9/15/18 - 10:55 am
Cars destroyed by tree in Allston

Fuad shows us the aftermath of a tree falling on two cars on Commonwealth Avenue between Griggs and Allston streets, first last night just after it happened and then this morning after the remains of the tree had been hauled away.

By - 9/14/18 - 8:59 pm

Boston Police report a woman walking in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and Linden Street between 2:45 and 3:15 a.m. today was forced into an alley by two men - one armed with a knife - and sexually attacked. Read more.

By - 9/10/18 - 10:18 am

The Breakfast Club, 270 Western Ave., passed a health re-inspection on Friday and a city health inspector cleared it to re-open.

On Aug. 31, a health inspector had found serious enough problems to order the diner shut.

By - 9/1/18 - 3:50 pm
Storrowed truck

David spotted this wounded truck in Allston early this afternoon.

Matt has more: Read more.

By - 8/31/18 - 8:29 pm
Cognac

John Stephen Dwyer did some Allston Christmas picking today, reports:

Got a little table and a full bottle of cognac. Thought it would taste nasty since I’m not much of a boozer, but this stuff is great.

By - 8/28/18 - 11:36 pm

UPDATE, 8/29: Mess cleaned up, restaurant cleared to re-open.

A Boston health inspector shut Totto Ramen, 169 Brighton Ave., today after a sprinkler burst, sending sprinkler water all over the kitchen - from a large container of tripe stew to cutting boards and other food-prep surfaces to walls.

The restaurant can re-open once everything's been cleaned up and the kitchen passes a re-inspection.

By - 8/23/18 - 2:36 pm

Battle of Comm Ave Lip Sync | BC vs BU Police

The BU and BC police departments face off - with former BPD Commissioner William Evans in his first starring role in a musical.

H/t Shelley.

By - 8/4/18 - 11:01 pm

On Penniman Road at Hano Street, around 10:55 p.m. At least one shell casing found inside the park there.

By - 7/23/18 - 10:20 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the situation on Litchfield Street in Allston: Read more.

By - 7/21/18 - 10:41 am

Mike Mennonno checks in from his usual Saturday-morning coffee spot - the Caffe Nero on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston, next to the Planned Parenthood clinic, where the scrum of protesters have been allowed into the usual no-protest zone because of ongoing roadwork: Read more.

By - 7/7/18 - 11:55 am
Sunset over a Dunkin' Donuts in Allston

Ross Rotatori enjoyed the magnificent Dunk's - and the sunset behind it - at Barry's Corner in Lower Allston yesterday.

Earlier:
Same sunset, different spots.

By - 7/6/18 - 8:45 am
Mattress painted to read: Nothing Really Mattress

Roman Lilligren ran across this statement at Everett and Aldie streets in Allston yesterday.

By - 7/6/18 - 8:41 am
Crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Allston

Jack DeManche discovered why the turnpike inbound was all clogged up in Allston, on a day when a lot of drivers were on vacation.

By - 6/29/18 - 10:06 pm

The MBTA reports delays into town on the B Line due to a trolley with a mechanical problem at Harvard Avenue.