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By adamg - 1/30/23 - 10:47 pm
Rendering of proposed new building at 521-523 Cambridge St.

Rendering by Embarc.

A pair of developers have proposed replacing a used-car lot and two-story building at 521-523 Cambridge St. in Allston with a six-story, 33-unit apartment building that would rely entirely on electricity for heating and air conditioning - via heat pumps - as well as for cooking and hot water. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/23 - 12:43 pm
Person riding a Blue Bike onto the turnpike

Roman S was joined by a Blue Bike rider in getting on the Massachusetts Turnpike inbound from Allston around 12:15 p.m.

Might get interesting.

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 3:04 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man on charges he shot a man on Brighton Avenue near Harvard Avenue around 2:35 a.m. on Dec. 11. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/23 - 11:17 am

The Globe reports Washington has rejected a state request to pay like $1.2 billion towards plans to rebuild and relocate the overhead stretch of the Massachusetts Turnpike in the area of where the Allston/Cambridge tolls used to be.

By adamg - 1/21/23 - 3:05 pm

The MBTA says B Line riders should abandon all hope, or maybe hop on a bus, because the B Line isn't running right now due to "an overhead wire problem" at Packards Corner. The T had earlier said the problem was due to a "disabled train" there, so maybe a train took out a wire, or a wire took out the train?

By adamg - 1/12/23 - 4:19 pm
Crumpled crane

Shamus captured the remains of the crane this afternoon behind the Model on North Beacon Street in Allston.

By adamg - 12/18/22 - 10:59 pm
Giant skeleton on third floor of Allston building

Maybe not the current holiday spirit, but still. Spotted on North Harvard Street near Cambridge Street in Allston today.

By adamg - 12/11/22 - 10:36 pm
Brighton Avenue crime scene

Brighton Avenue crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police report a man was shot outside 128 Brighton Ave., near Harvard Avenue, around 2:35 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/22 - 10:32 am
Rendering of proposed 175 N. Harvard St.

Rendering by Architectural Resources Cambridge of Boston.

Harvard University yesterday filed plans with the BPDA to build a new home for the American Repertory Theatre at 175 North Harvard St. that would include two theaters able to hold up to 1,000 people as well as a 14-story, 264-unit apartment building that would be topped with "a beacon effect" as an homage to Allston. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/22 - 12:05 pm

The Japanese consulate has organized a ramen crawl for Friday - get ramen at the listed noodle joints in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and collect stamps - when you get five, that's enough to get a T-shirt proving that the day after Thanksgiving, you ate a lot of ramen.

By adamg - 11/21/22 - 9:18 am
State troopers on the Charles

Troopers in the search. Photo by Live Boston.

The Cambridge Fire Department and Live Boston report that Boston and Cambridge firefighters and police and state troopers started searching the Charles River at the Anderson Bridge at JFK Street after receiving a report of a person jumping into the water. They were still searching around 7:45 a.m.

By adamg - 11/17/22 - 9:09 am
Starbucks workers on strike in Cleveland Circle

Strikers and supporters outside Cleveland Circle Starbucks. Photo by Saul Tannenbaum.

Workers at several Boston Starbucks walked off the job this morning as part of a nationwide strike, including: Cleveland Circle, 1304 Commonwealth Ave. and 217 Western Ave. in Brighton, 874 Commonwealth Ave. at BU and Federal Street downtown.

By adamg - 11/15/22 - 2:32 pm

The daughter of Boston Opera Company co-founder Randall Kulunis yesterday filed a negligence suit that alleges her father might have lived had he not got stuck in the elevator of his Allston condo building for half an hour with EMTs who were trying to get him to the hospital after he fell ill. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/22 - 10:00 am

Fretful that Harvardians are not fighting fiercely enough because they have no mascot, only a color, the school's undergraduate government is looking at creating an official mascot for the school in the form of a turkey - and it's allocated $1,000 to buy a large turkey outfit to test out the idea at The Game this weekend, where Yale fans will no doubt give the idea the respect it deserves. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/22 - 1:28 pm
Possible next steps in BU expansion

Possible BU expansion sites in green, including decks over the turnpike.

Boston University recently filed a 10-year, $1-billion "institutional master plan" that calls for a new research building, possibly up to 16 stories, and a new premium student dorm, along with an expansion of solar panels across the campus and a major rehab of the Warren Towers dorms on Commonwealth Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/22 - 1:05 pm
Dead hydrant in Allston

A concerned citizen beams up a 311 complaint about the situation at Empire and North Harvard streets in Allston:

The fire hydrant is dead, Jim.

By adamg - 11/1/22 - 6:03 pm
Rainbow over Allston/Brighton

Roman S. caught the rainbow over Allston/Brighton late this afternoon.

Joe Sangiorgi spotted it over Rte. 107 in Revere: Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/22 - 2:45 pm
108 Allston St. rendering

Allston Street on the left in this rendering by Choo & Co.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected plans for a row of five condo townhomes in Allston that would face an elongated driveway rather than the street. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 11:19 am
Rendering of proposed 1035 Commonwealth Ave.

Rendering by Monte French Design Studio.

A developer has filed plans to replace the old City Sports at 1035 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston with a six-story, 55-unit residential building with retail space on the ground floor. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/22 - 1:58 pm

A federal judge in Boston has ordered a Rhode Island sovereign citizen to pay attorneys for a Herb Chambers dealership $41,457 for the time they had to spend cleaning up the legal mess he created for the dealership after it refused to give him the free Range Rover he wanted. Read more.

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