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.
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.
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.
BostonDirt reports she got to see her first storrowing, about 11 a.m. on Soldiers Field Road.
Turlach MacDonagh spotted this flier in Lower Allston today.
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.
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.
The BU and BC police departments face off - with former BPD Commissioner William Evans in his first starring role in a musical.
On Penniman Road at Hano Street, around 10:55 p.m. At least one shell casing found inside the park there.
Ross Rotatori enjoyed the magnificent Dunk's - and the sunset behind it - at Barry's Corner in Lower Allston yesterday.
Same sunset, different spots.
Roman Lilligren ran across this statement at Everett and Aldie streets in Allston yesterday.
Jack DeManche discovered why the turnpike inbound was all clogged up in Allston, on a day when a lot of drivers were on vacation.
The MBTA reports delays into town on the B Line due to a trolley with a mechanical problem at Harvard Avenue.
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