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By adamg - 9/24/22 - 10:49 pm

The Crimson reports the university at some point will ask the BPDA for permission to build a new home for the theater - and new housing for grad students - at 175 North Harvard St in Allston, next to Harvard Stadium.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 10:33 pm
Blackened North Harvard Street in Allston

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the dystopian darkness along North Harvard and Empire streets in Allston: Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/22 - 9:28 pm
Brighton Avenue fire scene

Brighton Avenue fire scene. Photo by Chris in 02134.

Boston firefighters responded to 184 Brighton Ave., for a fire reported around 9:20 p.m. that quickly went to three alarms. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/22 - 12:50 pm

The city will file a formal challenge to the federal government's conclusion that Boston had a population of 675,647 in 2020 - less than city estimates had put it previously and possibly due in part to local colleges emptying out temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/22 - 12:40 pm

BU Today announces that Robert Brown will step down as president of the university at the end of the current school year, his 18th as president. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 12:16 pm

WCVB provides the eye-in-the-sky coverage of a storrowing this morning on Soldiers Field Road. Judges award it a 9.5 out of 10 - perfect roof-peeling form, instant traffic backup, plenty of exposed cartons. Bonus half point awarded for attempting to sail down the road while towing an SUV. Point deducted for failing to scatter contents across the roadway.

By adamg - 8/30/22 - 9:18 pm
Firefighters at 10-12 Glenville Ave.

Firefighters at scene. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 10-12 Glenville Ave. around 8 p.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire.

The fire started in the basement and spread to the first floor before firefighters knocked it down, the department reports.

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 12:44 pm
Jacob Pimentel, allegedly

Surveillance photo via Brookline PD.

A Dorchester man already behind bars awaiting trial for a Harvard Square bank robbery now faces up to 20 years in federal prison for that and bank robberies in Boston and Brookline. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 12:22 pm
Derek Brady

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a proposal by Derek Brady, who owns six restaurants and bars in Boston, to buy the closed White Horse Tavern on Brighton Avenue in Allston, because his application included a statement he had no criminal record when, in fact, he does. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 1:41 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Chicago hotpot restaurant open up on Cambridge Street in Allston using the beer and wine license it hopes to buy from a defunct pizza place in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/22 - 4:22 pm
U-Haul truck on fire on the turnpike in Allston

Billy Farago shows us the rental truck that erupted in flames on the exit from the turnpike towards Cambridge in Allston shortly before 4 p.m. Video.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 7:35 pm

Last Thursday night, somebody walked in through an unlocked front door at one of those student houses on Ashford Street in the GAP and made off with five MacBook Pro laptops - and $400 in cash - Sgt. Edward McMahon told the Allston Civic Association this evening. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:32 am
Tipped over beer truck in Allston

Photo by State Police.

State Police report an 18-wheeler hauling beer overturned on the inbound turnpike in Allston early this morning, sending bottles and cans of beer across both sides of the road. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/22 - 10:28 am
No more Sunset Grill mural

Brandon Bowser was walking down Brighton Avenue yesterday, looked up and went "RIP the Sunset Grill mural."

Sunset Grill closed in 2017, but its mural hung around a few more years. Compare to a similarly large mural painted over on Newbury Street.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 2:17 pm

A developer says it will soon file detailed plans for a 170-unit apartment building on Harvard Avenue to replace the post office shut in 2019 and neighboring parking lots. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 11:24 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Spike's Junkyard Dogs on Brighton Avenue will serve its last dog on Sept. 24, leaving fans to ponder whether making the trip to the one last Spike's in Warwick, RI, is worth it.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 4:34 pm

Slow motion lightning strikes as storm rolls into Boston

Gamma Ray Digital posted some slo-mo video from Allston of the storm rolling in along the turnpike.

So far here in Rosindale, we're getting wind, thunder and lightning, but no rain.

By adamg - 8/1/22 - 11:23 am

Reclaim Rock City is a group of people in Allston who are tired of all the rats and have started organizing to figure out how to fight the little beasts. They're holding a community fair at Ringer Park on Saturday with "free local music, games, sports, poetry, freebies, and collaborative art" along with the chance to talk anti-vermin strategies. They also have a survey.

By adamg - 7/20/22 - 10:44 am

A Dorchester man who won approval to open a cannabis shop on Harvard Avenue in Allston yesterday sued the Zoning Board of Appeal for approving a Mattapan woman's proposal to open her own cannabis shop on the same block. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/22 - 12:07 pm

Anna Cayco takes us on a tour of all the places that focus on groceries from other parts of the world.

When it comes to food, Allston has a lot more to offer than delicious and affordable hole-in-the-wall restaurants. There are several locally-owned markets that offer a chance to explore diverse cultures through food. Also, supporting local businesses and forming relationships with the store owners can bring communities together through food.

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