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By adamg - 12/7/19 - 12:41 pm
Treasures on Washington Street

The new Treasures on Washington Street.

Treasures, a thrift and antique shop, opened today at 4266 Washington St. in Roslindale Square, in the space where the Boston Smoke Shop used to be.

Meanwhile, workers today were converting the space where the Grossman's bargain outlet used to be at 630 American Legion Highway into space for Urban Renewals, which will be moving there from its current location on Brighton Avenue in Allston ... Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 9:50 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Euro-style Swissbäkers closed every last one of its outlets in the Boston area yesterday.

By FenwayRecordings - 11/13/19 - 3:31 pm

On Wednesday, December 11th experimental rock group Battles will be performing at Brighton Music Hall, along with Guerilla Toss and DJ Carbo as part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm. This is an 18+ show with valid ID. Tickets are on sale for $20 in advance at ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase the day of the show for $23.

For more info and tickets: http://events.crossroadspresents.com/events/2019/12/11/battles

Where: Brighton Music Hall, Allston

By FenwayRecordings - 11/11/19 - 3:48 pm

On Thursday, December 5th London-based songwriter and electronic musician will be performing at Brighton Music Hall, along with Matthew Dear and Swim Mountain as part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions. Doors open at 8:00pm and the show will begin at 9:00pm. This is an 18+ show with valid ID. Tickets are on sale for $20 in advance at ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase the day of the show for $23. For more info and tickets:

http://events.crossroadspresents.com/events/2019/12/5/matthew-dear-touri...

By adamg - 11/10/19 - 5:05 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Hingham man at gun charges at the Gulf station at Western Avenue and North Harvard Street in Allston early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 12:31 pm

At 8:38 a.m., State Police reported Soldiers Field Road was shut at North Harvard Street due to an "over height truck with equipment striking overpass causing equipment to fall off and several cars striking debris." Read more.

By Irma la Douce - 11/8/19 - 1:44 pm

BU Today reports that Roast Beast owner (and BU Alum) DJ Lawton is offering his business, including recipes and trademark, to the highest bidder. Deadline to submit a bid is December 1.

http://www.bu.edu/today/

By FenwayRecordings - 11/6/19 - 5:10 pm

On Sunday, November 17th Australian surf rock band Skegss, will be performing at Brighton Music Hall, along with Le Shiv as part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm. This is an all ages event. Tickets are on sale for $18 in advance at ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase the day of the show for $20. For more info and tickets:

http://events.crossroadspresents.com/events/2019/11/17/skegss

Where: Brighton Music Hall, Allston

When: Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 1:33 pm

The owner of Roast Beast on Commonwealth Avenue got himself quite the social-media ride over the weekend, after he suddenly shut down with a sign saying it's all the fault of Massachusetts and Marty Walsh for forcing him to install an expensive ventilation system in his kitchen. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 1:55 pm

Boston.com reports on the recent closing of Roast Beast on Commonwealth Avenue: The owner now hates Massachusetts in general and Marty Walsh in particular because a fire inspector told him if he wanted to keep running electric griddles, he'd need to install a venting system, and he decided to shut in a huff rather than spend $150,000 on a system.

It wasn't the first time he ran into city regulations.

By adamg - 11/2/19 - 12:04 pm
Quest Eternal statue at Smith Playground in Allston

Bradley attended the formal re-opening of Smith Playground on Western Avenue in Allston today. The revamped playground features the new Casey Amphitheater, a children’s playspace and pump track - as well as Donald DeLue's Quest Eternal, which had been sitting in a dark storeroom for several years after the owners of the Prudential Center decided making room for a Tesla dealership and other space was more important than keeping the statue on Boylston Street.

By adamg - 10/30/19 - 11:49 pm

A re-inspection by a Boston health inspector on Oct. 26 of Grasshopper Restaurant, 1 N. Beacon St., found no violations.

The restaurant needed a re-inspection because of an Oct. 21 inspection that found a variety of health issues, some serious.

By adamg - 10/28/19 - 9:27 pm
Cashman and Breadon at forum

Cashman and Breadon at forum.

At a debate at WGBH tonight, Craig Cashman and Liz Breadon made one of their last pitches to voters on why they should replace Mark Ciommo, retiring as the District 9 (Allston/Brighton) city councilor after 12 years. Whoever wins will serve two years.

Among the issues they discussed: Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 11:14 am

Liz Breadon and Craig Cashman, running for the District 9 council seat being vacated by Mark Ciommo, are scheduled to meet in a candidates forum at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at WGBH, 15 Guest St.

The forum is sponsored by the Brighton Allston Improvement Association, the Allston and Brighton boards of trade and the Ward 21 and Ward 22 Democratic committees.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 4:54 pm

Update: Grasshopper passed a re-inspection and was allowed to re-open.

An ISD health inspector today ordered Grasshopper Restaurant, 1 N. Beacon St. in Allston, shut for "gross unsanitary conditions" after an inspection that found a fly infestation and evidence of rodent activity throughout the kitchen, produce being left in direct contact with a "filthy floor," workers not washing their hands, "built up soils" throughout the kitchen, including on walls, the ceiling and cooking utensils and in the ice machine and raw food, including shrimp, being kept too warm. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 5:08 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 449 Cambridge St. building

Proposed view from Cambridge Street and Emery Road.

A developer best known for converting old commercial buildings off major highways into new office space has filed plans to make Cambridge Street in Allston more fun, at least architecturally, via two buildings with 166 new condos. Read more.

By FenwayRecordings - 10/16/19 - 5:33 pm
Daedelus

On Tuesday, November 5th L.A. electronic producer Daedelus will be performing at Brighton Music Hall, along with Rah Zen and Dephrase as part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm. This is an 18+ show with valid ID. Tickets are on sale for $16 in advance at ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase the day of the show for $18.

For more info and tickets: http://events.crossroadspresents.com/events/2019/11/12/chastity-belt

Where: Brighton Music Hall, Allston

By adamg - 10/10/19 - 9:25 am

The Daily Free Press reports growing numbers of BU students are using scooters - most of them non-electric - to get from A to B on the elongated BU campus; quotes a BU official as saying there's only so much they can do to keep scootin' scholars from getting flattened on public roads in a city with no formal scooter regulations.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 8:44 am

WCVB reports the Marine Corps is cooperating in the investigation into Daniel Hollis's death on Sept. 28.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 4:59 pm

Boston Police report they are treating Daniel Hollis's death during a fight on Park Vale Avenue early Saturday as a homicide and are looking for whoever might have had something to do with him falling and suffering a fatal brain injury by hitting his head on bricks and cement. Read more.

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