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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.

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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.

By adamg - 7/15/21 - 12:45 pm
Map of WBZ site

The blue area is where life sciences would live; the pink would be WBZ's new home.

National Development told the BPDA this week it will soon file plans for a three-building, 700,000-square-foot life-sciences R&D complex at 1170 Soldiers Field Rd., where WBZ long maintained a backup AM tower and where the TV station lands its helicopter. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/21 - 11:36 am

The Berkeley Beacon reports a Marine was court martialed and was sentenced to seven years in military prison for a 2019 fight that left an Emerson College student dead from brain injuries suffered when his head hit bricks. Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 11:17 pm
New look of Huntington Avenue with new transit and bike ways in one MBTA rendering

Possible next-gen Huntington Avenue, with transit/bike lanes on either side.

MBTA planners tomorrow will discuss potential new designs for the Green Line along between Brigham Circle and Heath Street and along Commonwealth Avenue with the goal to make the two branches more easily accessible to people with mobility issues. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/21 - 9:33 am

A lumen-craving citizen files a 311 complaint about a street light in Ringer Park in Allston: Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:57 pm

In a public notice about its impending merger with the parent company of the East Boston Savings Bank, Rockland Trust says it will close current East Boston branches in Allston, Brighton (two branches), Chinatown, Dorchester, Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline and Cambridge (two branches), among others. Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 10:43 am
View from Linden and Pratt

Rendering by Prellwitz Chilinski Associates of the view from across Linden Street.

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans by the owner of the Linden Street block that houses the Garage nightclub with a three-building complex with 349 tiny apartments, including some lofts set aside for artists. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 9:09 am

Melissa Sullivan spotted a deer running down Commonwealth Avenue in Allston this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 1:57 pm
Destroyed box truck on Soldiers Field Road

Joe Kidston captured this fine storrowing this afternoon on Soldiers Field Road near the Harvard Business School.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 10:20 am

After missing a couple of years due to coronavirus. So far, the headliners include Rage Against the Machine and the Foo Fighters.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 11:58 am

A man who offered physical therapy in the Boston area starting in 2009 proceeded to submit bogus claims to health insurers the same way he had previously defrauded insurers in other states, which led to him losing his license in Colorado, New York, Washington, DC and California, according to an indictment unsealed today in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 11:34 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan to turn a garage at 257-259 Cambridge St. in Allston into a cannabis shop. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/21 - 8:05 pm

Two days after somebody complained about bongo drums in Roslindale, a weary citizen files a 311 complaint about unceasing drum circles at Herter Park along the Charles River in Allston: Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/21 - 2:39 pm
Arroyo talking about dogs

Arroyo: Social-equity lens needed for Boston dog-park needs.

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says it's way past time for Boston to begin installing dog parks outside the "high income neighborhoods" he says have them now - and that the city should be planning them first, rather than waiting for organized groups of dog owners with discretionary income to push for them. Read more.

By bostonpads - 4/19/21 - 3:42 pm

Over the past month, most of Greater Boston’s largest Universities have made announcements that they plan to significantly scale down remote learning for the Fall 2021 semester. The much anticipated news was greeted with a collective sigh of relief from thousands of Boston professors and college students, most of whom have been struggling with remote learning. The announcements also bodes well for the off-campus housing market in Boston and the thousands of businesses that rely on the student population for business.

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