CommonWealth reports MassDOT is looking at a new alternative for rebuilding the turnpike while maintaining train lines, Soldiers Field Road and bike and pedestrian paths in a space just 204 feet wide just past where the Allston/Cambridge tolls used to be. Read more.
Around 4:45 p.m., a roving UHub correspondent reported something odd in the parking lot of Herter Park along the Charles in Allston: Lots and lots of teens on cars. Yes, on them, not in them. Read more.
The owners of Deep Ellum on Cambridge Street announced today they are shutting it forever on June 7 and will expand their neighboring Lone Star Taco Bar into its space once the state gives the OK to re-open restaurant dining areas. Read more.
Boston Police report they're looking for this guy on charges he busted into the apartment building at 446 Cambridge St., near Rugg Road, around 11:30 p.m. on April 23 and stole a bicycle out of the building bike storage room and then used it to make a getaway with several packages he also took from the building. Read more.
If you have more money than you know what to do with in the middle of a pandemic, and you relish the idea of hundreds of people hating you for helping to end a cherished Allston institution, you, too, can rent the space at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues where Great Scott used to be - just maybe not for a rock club: Read more.
Great Scott, which has offered live music for four decades at the corner of Commonwealth and Harvard avenues in Allston, announced today it won't be re-opening. Vanyaland reports Great Scott's landlord refused to renew its lease.
Because, of course, they're not simply going to send your money back. One Boston Calling ticket purchaser reports you have to go to this page, then click "Manage Order" - where you'll get to enter your order number and start the process, but do it today.
With an initial donation of $25,000, the Main Streets programs in Allston Village and Brighton have created Workers Relief Funds for local workers in Allston and Brighton who have lost their jobs due to coronavirus. Read more.
Live Boston reports that around 10:20 p.m. on Friday, Boston police officers responded to Empire Street, behind the Speedway gas station, on a report of a man barricading himself in a house with a gun. Read more.
A Newton development company this week filed formal plans to replace WBZ-TV's current Soldiers Field studios and offices with a new building right next door - which would leave open a large piece of land for possible future development. Read more.
Harvard University yesterday told students and staff at its Cambridge and Boston campuses that it's banned all school-related international travel and "non-essential domestic travel" due to Covid-19 concerrns - and that it might be a good idea to cancel any on-campus meetings of 100 people or more, although lecture classes will go on as usual. Read more.