Allston

By - 6/15/18 - 12:48 pm

Wonder Bar on Harvard Avenue shuts on June 27 to serve out a six-day state license suspension for a Dec. 2, 2017 incident in which state liquor inspectors found a total of eight people between the ages of 18 and 20 enjoying a variety of mixed drinks. Read more.

By - 6/7/18 - 8:00 am

Updated with arraignment info.

Boston Police report charging Phocian Fitts, 23, of Brighton, with fatally hitting Theodore Schwalb, 80, and then driving away yesterday. Read more.

By - 6/6/18 - 1:29 pm
Crash scene

Collision scene. Photo by Shannon Weber.

On Commonwealth Avenue inbound near Griggs Street, around 12:50 p.m., Mass Incident Paging reports the victim suffered serious injuries. The driver drove away. Read more.

By - 5/18/18 - 9:45 am
Proposed Penniman Road project

Developers have filed plans for a seven-story, 46-unit condo building on Penniman Road, in a corridor that runs into Brighton where hundreds of housing units are being built or planned. Read more.

By - 5/10/18 - 11:13 am
Wanted for bank robbery

A man now driving an Infiniti stolen from Herb Chambers in Allston has robbed the Citizens Bank branch inside the Everett Street Stop & Shop twice now - and has also knocked over Citizens Bank branches in Stop & Shop stores in Somerville and Revere, the FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force reports. Read more.

By - 5/10/18 - 10:29 am

The Bus Stop Pub on Western Avenue has its last last call on Saturday, as the development wave continues to crash over the neighborhood. The Lincoln Tavern down the other end of the Guest Street corridor in Brighton is slated to be replaced by condos.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By - 5/10/18 - 9:48 am
Car on Green Line tracks at Packards Corner in Allston

Roving UHub photographer Christine Beaton came upon this scene where the B Line curves along with Comm. Ave. in Packards Corner around 12:30 a.m.

By - 5/5/18 - 2:43 pm

Professor Monster Johnson explains the Allston I90 Interchange Project

This video is from February, but don't worry - the state still says there's no need for a train station - or buses that connect to the rest of Allston, until at least 2040.

By - 4/30/18 - 7:48 pm

A fire that broke out in a second-floor apartment at 1 Western Ave. shortly after 7:30 p.m. went to three alarms before it was knocked down by Boston firefighters. Read more.

By - 4/24/18 - 12:22 pm

At yesterday's meeting of the MassDOT Board of Directors, MassDOT reiterated its plan to spend $500M to rebuild the Mass Pike in Allston and build a rail yard for midday commuter rail train storage.

New bus and rail transit services are not included in the project's first two phases, but are anticipated for the year 2040. Read more.

By - 4/17/18 - 8:38 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 74 Harvard Ave. was confined to a single apartment and did an estimated $100,000 in damage.

Firefighters responded shortly after noon for a fire on the third floor, the department says, adding the cause is under investigation.

By - 4/12/18 - 5:27 pm

Tuesday’s meeting hosted by WalkBoston and the Charles River Conservancy about how MassDOT’s reconstruction of the Mass Pike in Allston can Unchoke the Charles River Throat brought out 150 people and a renewed emphasis on the need for the project to prioritize removing barriers, creating connections and healthy transportation. Read more.

By - 4/12/18 - 11:41 am

UPDATED, obviously.

Boston Eater reports a Facebook events page claiming the Bus Stop Pub is closing soon was a hoax and has been deleted and the place isn't going anywhere (unlike the Lincoln Bar and Grill).

By - 4/8/18 - 11:30 am

Allston and Brighton residents who say their neighborhoods are being overrun with overpriced investor-owned housing units are organizing to fight for an increase in the number of affordable units developers have to include in their projects and to figure out how to increase the number of condos whose owners actually live in them. Read more.

By - 4/4/18 - 12:16 pm
Proposed Herb Chambers Jaguar and Land Rover dealership

The Herb Chambers Companies have filed their detailed plans to replace Honda and Infiniti dealerships on Commonwealth Avenue near Harvard Avenue with three floors of Jaguar and Land Rover sales and service space. Read more.

By - 4/1/18 - 7:11 am
Turnpike crash

A crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike shortly after 4:30 a.m. involving at least two cars sent several people to the hospital. WCVB's Josh Brogadir happened on the scene moments after; his video shows a mangled vehicle and people lying on the ground. Boston EMS Incidents reports at least one person appears to have been ejected from a car.

By - 3/21/18 - 4:28 pm
Firefighter lowers victim at Allston construction site

Victim being lowered to the ground. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 2:15 p.m. to 140 Western Ave., where two workers fell about 18 feet at the construction site for Harvard's new science and engineering complex. Read more.

By - 3/16/18 - 2:16 pm

The BPDA board yesterday approved Harvard's request to ditch all the zoning on 14 acres it owns in Allston so the university can begin figuring out exactly how it wants to build out an innovation district of its own that would include 900,000 total square feet of office, lab and hotel space and new residences. Read more.

By - 3/15/18 - 10:06 am
Proposed North Beacon Street building

Architect's rendering.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA for 74 apartments and 9 condos on North Beacon Street, between Sinclair Road and Everett Street that it says will include public-art installations aimed at "celebrating the local artisan culture and history of Allston." Read more.

By - 3/8/18 - 2:37 pm
44 North Beacon St. proposal

Architect's rendering.

The Boston Real Estate Collaborative has filed plans to build a 54-unit residential building at 44 North Beacon St. in Allston's Union Square that would feature a mix of apartments and condos, a courtyard and a rooftop vegetable garden atop the seventh floor. Read more.