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By adamg - 8/17/19 - 12:20 pm

A verb, meaning: To ram your truck into a bridge or overpass because you thought the "CARS ONLY" signs at the onramps were just suggestions. Can be done on the river roads - Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Drive and Memorial Drive - but also at select bridges elsewhere, such as the East Street Bridge that carries the Franklin Line near Endicott station in Dedham.

The latest storrowing news.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 8:42 pm
Bridge demolishs truck

Some time before 8:25 p.m. or so, when Dev arrived at the scene, the driver of a box truck learned his truck was no match for the Grand Junction train bridge just before the BU Bridge, where Soldiers Field Road inbound becomes Storrow Drive. The judges rate this 9/10, deducting a point because the truck did not disgorge its contents all over the road.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 12:15 pm

Anchor Line Partners, which until now has specialized in redeveloping old commercial buildings off major highways into new office space, has filed plans to build two six-story apartment buildings on Cambridge Street at Emery Road in Allston's Union Square. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 3:46 pm

At 3:25 p.m., State Police reported that Soldiers Field Road in Allston was shut inbound at North Harvard thanks to another box truck driver thinking he could squeeze under a bridge, only it turns out he couldn't.

By adamg - 8/4/19 - 6:25 pm
Minivan on fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Michael Cometa ran across the flaming minivan on the westbound side of the turnpike in Allston shortly before 4 p.m.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 1:49 pm
Car blocks the Green Line in Allston after crash

Boston Attitude captured the aftermath along Commonwealth Avenue just past Harvard Avenue.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 7:48 am

Boston and the MBTA yesterday formally opened a lane meant just for buses and bicycles on Brighton Avenue between Union Square and Packards Corner. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 12:46 pm
Common Allbright proposal in Allston

Architect's rendering shows roomies will have birds to look at.

Two developers have filed detailed plans with the BPDA for a five-story, 80-unit apartment building on Lincoln Street in Allston mostly aimed at people who don't mind living with roommates or who have no choice because they're suffocating under student-debt burdens, in rooms that in some cases could rent as low as $844 a month. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 11:47 am

Boston Liquors, 225-227 Cambridge St. in Allston, had the first of two hearings before the Boston Licensing Board this morning on the issue of whether a 24-hour service that delivers snacks, napkins and other convenience-store wares should be allowed to keep using its basement. Read more

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 11:29 am

After performing at the Paradise on April 18, members of Crown the Empire were walking out to their tour bus when some rando outside walked up to member Brent Taddie, asked "You wanna fight?" and then, before Taddie could answer, punched him in the right side of his head, Paradise officials and police told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/19 - 2:08 pm

An Allston nightclub that has a heavy concentration of Russian-speaking customers found itself before the Boston Licensing Board for the second time in a few months because servers were leaving carafes filled with liquor - tequila and whiskey - on tables for customers to just pour by themselves. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/19 - 8:04 am
Bus backing up on Soldiers Field Road

Henry the roving UHub photographer captured a bus being backed up before it's roof could be peeled back like a can of sardines this morning at the North Harvard Street overpass in Allston.

By adamg - 7/3/19 - 11:38 am

Boston ISD reports that 171 of the 178 units evacuated early this morning at the 10-story 15 North Beacon St. should be ready for the return of their residents by late afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/19 - 8:57 am
Residents evacuate Allston building due to flooding

Evacuating residents. Photo by BFD.

The city opened the Jackson-Mann School as an emergency shelter after the Boston Fire Department evacuated residents of the ten-story building at 15 N. Beacon St. due to "major" flooding that started on the fifth floor around midnight. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/19 - 9:01 am
Sign advising of paving on June 31 in Allston

Chris the roving UHub photographer spotted this sign this morning on Brighton Avenue in Allston.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 9:49 am

Installation of a permanent bus/bike lane on Brighton Avenue inbound between Union Square and Packards Corner in Allston begins tomorrow, the mayor's office announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 3:31 pm
Marty's suspect

Boston Police have released photos of a man they say robbed Marty's, 103 North Beacon St., of an estimated $10,000 on May 28. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 7:29 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop that GateHouse plans to consolidate a bunch of its smaller weekly newspapers into larger "regional" papers. Among the papers set to disappear: What's left of the West Roxbury/Roslindale Transcript and the Allston/Brighton Tab, which will become a newspaper called the Transcript-Tab. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/19 - 10:51 am

DCR reports it will be shutting Soldiers Field Road in both directions at the North Harvard Street between 10 p.m. tonight and 4 a.m. tomorrow to allow for routine bridge inspections.

By adamg - 5/27/19 - 10:06 am

A collection of complaints filed with 311 last night from Allston, Brighton, the Fenway and Brookline, including:

The noise and vibration is outrageous!!! 7pm or 8pm is fine. 10:15 and disturbing nearby neighborhoods. Find a new location!

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