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By adamg - 10/23/21 - 9:29 pm
Protesting sexual assault on BU Beach

As BU parents and students sat inside a fence-off area for a parent's weekend "Terrier Tailgate" barbecue this evening, some BU students stood just outside protesting sexual assaults at BU-affiliated fraternities, one in particular. Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/21 - 3:19 pm
Bumper sticker: I survived Storrow Drive!

Bumper sticker in the field, on an actual bumper.

I got a bunch of these stickers printed as one way to thank folks who have graciously sent in contributions or even subscribed to UHub, because, really, we all share a love of a good storrowing, as long as it doesn't involve us. If you'd like one (or a more traditional Universal Hub sticker, which looks just like the logo up above, only larger and glossier and sticky on the back), here's how.
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By adamg - 10/6/21 - 11:42 am
Joseph Eliseo in licensing hearing

Joseph Eliseo at licensing hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to approve the sale of the Silhouette Lounge, 200 Brighton Ave. in Allston to an owner of a local real-estate concern - who promises to make no changes to the watering hole. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 8:43 pm

StreetsblogMass reports MassDOT announced today that it will be replacing the current elevated loop system where the Allston/Cambridge tolls used to be on the turnpike and the neighboring stretch of Soldiers Field Road with a $1.7-billion ground-level set of roads.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 11:50 am

WBZ reports somebody drove into Foreign Auto Body Co. on Cambridge Street around 3 a.m.

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By adamg - 9/12/21 - 3:28 pm
As Boston as a cream pie

Shamus Moynihan forwards this photo of a sidewalk billboard on Comm. Ave. in Allston's Packards Corner. Yes, they were obviously thinking of something like this, but the phrase does have another meaning.

By adamg - 9/1/21 - 9:39 pm

Adam Balsam grabbed the images from the 500 "student move-in" complaints filed with 311 over the past couple of days and used them to create a mosaid of a case of Natty Light: Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/21 - 8:02 pm
Overturned car on Harvard Avenue

Chris in 02134 spotted this overturned car on Harvard Avenue at Glenville Avenue around 5 p.m.

By adamg - 8/26/21 - 9:41 am

The Allston Brighton Community Development Corp., along with several other local groups, is hosting a Zoom forum at 6 p.m. today for four candidates for the local city council seat: Three who will have their names printed on the ballot next month and a fourth who is running as a write-in. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 1:33 pm
Rendering of proposed new buildings on Soldiers Field Road

Rendering by Gensler.

National Development and the Mount Vernon Co.today filed detailed plans for the three-building, 700,000-square-foot complex they want to build on the 6.3-acre Soldiers Field Road site that has been home to WBZ since the 1940s. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/21 - 10:18 am
Welcome to Boston, where Storrow Drive is beating the stuffing out of UHaul and Penske

Artist Eric Funk has come up with this design for pre-existing Boston residents. And it's available as a sticker, a tote bag and a print.

By adamg - 8/6/21 - 9:26 pm

State Police report a teenager lost control of his car on the turnpike westbound near where Allston the tolls used to be, hitting a tractor-trailer stopped due to a malfunction and squashing its driver, who had gotten out to try to figure out the problem: Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/21 - 2:30 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Flat Top Johnny's has canceled its plans to open a location in Allston, claiming that people who actually live there opposed the idea.

The neighborhood was strongly against us moving in and we are not the kind of business to ignore their wishes.

By adamg - 8/1/21 - 1:12 pm
Couches and stuff

Early Allston Xmas display.

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about these derelict couches on Coolidge Road in Allston.

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By adamg - 7/30/21 - 6:53 pm
Crashed trolley

Rear of the train that was hit. Photo by Greg Moseley.

An outbound Green Line trolley crashed into the back of another outbound trolley on Commonwealth Avenue just past Agganis Arena shortly after 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/21 - 10:15 am
Downed transformer and pole on fire in Allston

Gamma Ray Digital had a front-row seat from across the turnpike this morning as a utility pole topped with a transformer fell across Lincoln Street near Everett Street in Allston, ending with not one but three explosions and, of course, a smoke-belching fire. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 7:56 pm

WCVB reports an Allston man turned himself into police on charges of sexual contact with an animal, cruelty to animals and nighttime breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 11:00 am

Boston University President Robert Brown said today that optimism that all Boston University employees would get vaccinated against the virus proved unwarranted, so the school is now requiring that everybody who gets a BU paycheck either show proof of vaccination by Sept. 2 - or really good proof why they should be exempted for medical or religious reasons. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 7:17 pm
Halloween candy at Packards Corner Star Market

Oh, look what Jenni K spotted at the Star Market at Packards Corner in Allston today.

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