Boston University sent e-mail to students today that starts with a limerick about "St. Patty's Day" (note to BU: Check with BC about how to spell that) before getting down to some nuts-and-bolts advice about how to survive Friday intact, including: "Avoid the dreaded BORG. They are dangerous (and sound disgusting, fwiw)." Read more.
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A developer this week filed detailed plans with the BPDA to replace the condemned former post office on Harvard Avenue in Allston and three neighboring lots with a six-story, 170-unit apartment building. Read more.
One of Boston's older life-sciences facilities laying off workers as owner figures out what to do with it after a key contract ran out
BioProcess International reports the owner of the glass and brick structure with giant tanks filled with Chinese hamster ovary cells next to the Allston/Cambridge turnpike exit is laying off more than 200 workers as it figures out what to do with the tanks and cells now that its contract to produce a particular type of enzyme has ended. Read more.
WFXT reports the MBTA is now close to having the minimum number of dispatchers it needs to restore more frequent service on the Orange, Red and Blue Lines, but that now it also doesn't have enough cars and drivers for them.
Shamus Moynihan was on Brighton Avenue today and spotted this sign over Banh Mi K (where Spike's used to be) and couldn't figure out the point of having some vaguely disaffected dude telling people they're in Boston. Read more.
Update: Approved, on submission of a written plan on how the restaurant will handle third-party delivery vehicles.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Stillwater owner and chef Sarah Wade open a new restaurant at 197 North Harvard St. in Allston, using the liquor license she would buy from the owner of Our Fathers deli, which closed there in August. Read more.
Former professor at Harvard Business School sues over the way he was denied tenure, in part due to an incident involving his reaction to getting overcharged by a Chinese restaurant in Brookline
Benjamin Edelman is suing Harvard Business School, alleging the way it denied him tenure over two incidents, one involving a complaint over the way a Brookline Chinese restaurant charged him and other customers more for takeout than the prices listed on its Web site, have harmed his career and caused "significant and longstanding reputational harm and emotional distress." Read more.
A pair of developers have proposed replacing a used-car lot and two-story building at 521-523 Cambridge St. in Allston with a six-story, 33-unit apartment building that would rely entirely on electricity for heating and air conditioning - via heat pumps - as well as for cooking and hot water. Read more.
Roman S was joined by a Blue Bike rider in getting on the Massachusetts Turnpike inbound from Allston around 12:15 p.m.
Might get interesting.
Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man on charges he shot a man on Brighton Avenue near Harvard Avenue around 2:35 a.m. on Dec. 11. Read more.
The Globe reports Washington has rejected a state request to pay like $1.2 billion towards plans to rebuild and relocate the overhead stretch of the Massachusetts Turnpike in the area of where the Allston/Cambridge tolls used to be.
The MBTA says B Line riders should abandon all hope, or maybe hop on a bus, because the B Line isn't running right now due to "an overhead wire problem" at Packards Corner. The T had earlier said the problem was due to a "disabled train" there, so maybe a train took out a wire, or a wire took out the train?
Shamus captured the remains of the crane this afternoon behind the Model on North Beacon Street in Allston.
Maybe not the current holiday spirit, but still. Spotted on North Harvard Street near Cambridge Street in Allston today.
Update: Suspect arrested.
Boston Police report a man was shot outside 128 Brighton Ave., near Harvard Avenue, around 2:35 a.m. Read more.
Barry's Corner in Allston could get Harvard Square-ier with proposed new theater complex and apartment building for Harvard grad students, professors and staff
Harvard University yesterday filed plans with the BPDA to build a new home for the American Repertory Theatre at 175 North Harvard St. that would include two theaters able to hold up to 1,000 people as well as a 14-story, 264-unit apartment building that would be topped with "a beacon effect" as an homage to Allston. Read more.
The Japanese consulate has organized a ramen crawl for Friday - get ramen at the listed noodle joints in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and collect stamps - when you get five, that's enough to get a T-shirt proving that the day after Thanksgiving, you ate a lot of ramen.
First responders search the Charles for somebody who may have jumped off a bridge early this morning
The Cambridge Fire Department and Live Boston report that Boston and Cambridge firefighters and police and state troopers started searching the Charles River at the Anderson Bridge at JFK Street after receiving a report of a person jumping into the water. They were still searching around 7:45 a.m.
Workers at several Boston Starbucks walked off the job this morning as part of a nationwide strike, including: Cleveland Circle, 1304 Commonwealth Ave. and 217 Western Ave. in Brighton, 874 Commonwealth Ave. at BU and Federal Street downtown.
Family of heart-attack victim who spent 30 minutes stuck in an Allston elevator with EMTs sues elevator company, condo trust and building manager for his death the next day
The daughter of Boston Opera Company co-founder Randall Kulunis yesterday filed a negligence suit that alleges her father might have lived had he not got stuck in the elevator of his Allston condo building for half an hour with EMTs who were trying to get him to the hospital after he fell ill. Read more.
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