Allston

By - 4/9/19 - 2:40 pm
Campanirio and his getaway car

Campanirio and his getaway car.

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Phillip Leo Campanirio, 53, who has a criminal record dating to the 1980s, to 70 months in federal prison for robbing the Citizens Bank branch inside the Stop & Shop on Everett Street in Allston on April 28, 2018. Read more.

By - 4/2/19 - 1:03 pm
Ciommo

Mark Ciommo, who has represented Allston/Brighton as a city councilor for almost 12 years, announced today he will not run for re-election to his District 9 seat this fall.

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By - 4/1/19 - 11:06 am
Turkey atop swings in Allston

Bradley Squirrels reports he didn't need coffee this morning after looking out his window in Lower Allston: Read more.

By - 3/30/19 - 11:02 am

Two developers have told the BPDA they will soon file plans for a six-story "co-living" building where most of the units have four bedrooms - and at least two bathrooms. Read more.

By - 3/25/19 - 6:27 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted men from Dedham and Norwood on charges they shot a man in the thigh during a large closing-time brawl that started inside Patron's, at the corner of Brighton and Harvard avenues on Nov. 26, 2015. However, the jury did convict them for illegal possession of a firearm, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/25/19 - 8:55 am

The Daily Free Press reports on the allegations against the as yet unnamed student organization, which included "sleep deprivation, strenuous physical activity, physical abuse, yelling and running errands for current members," as well as withholding food and keeping new members from studying for their classes.

By - 3/22/19 - 12:08 am

A federal judge today sentenced Raymond Montoya, 71, to 14 1/2 years in prison for the tens of millions of dollars he convinced friends and acquaintances to invest in a hedge fund that he was actually using as a piggy bank to buy expensive cars and watches and to pay off his kids' medical educations - and one of of his son's $1 million mortgage. Read more.

By - 3/21/19 - 11:48 am

BU Dining Services reports the opening of a Dunkin' Donuts on Buick Street, off Commonwealth Avenue, midway between the Dunkin' Donuts at the George Sherman Union and the Dunkin' Donuts at 1020 Commonwealth Ave.

By - 3/20/19 - 2:21 pm
Toy car with a parking ticket in Allston

"So Boston it hurts," Jonathan Levitt says of the scene on Comm. Ave. in Allston yesterday. But come on - the car is partly on the sidewalk. Read more.

By - 3/7/19 - 9:24 am

Mayor Walsh today announced a set of initiatives to make Boston roads safer and less clogged that include lowering the default citywide speed limit from 25 to 20 m.p.h., dedicated bus lanes on Brighton Avenue in Allston and North Washington Street along the North End, special pickup/drop-off lanes for Uber and Lyft cars - but also rush-hour surcharges for riding in them - and free T passes for all students in grades 7 through 12, regardless of whether they're BPS students. Read more.

By - 3/5/19 - 4:12 pm
Traffic cone that urges reader not to take parking space or the cone itself in Allston

Shamus Moynihan ran across (but not over) this message-bearing cone in Allston today.

By - 2/28/19 - 5:16 pm

The American Repertory Theater reports it will be moving from Cambridge to Allston thanks to a $100-million donation to Harvard to build "a state-of-the-art research and performance center" in Allston - although it will remain in its current home in the Loeb Drama Center for several years. Read more.

By - 2/26/19 - 1:30 pm
Brandon Bowser

Brandon Bowser announced today he is running this fall for the District 9 (Allston/Brighton) city-council seat now held by Mark Ciommo.

Ciommo defeated Bowser in 2017 to retain the seat.

Bowser, an educator at the Edison School, says he is running because: Read more.

By - 2/25/19 - 8:46 am

The Herald reports the death of Harold Brown, who only retired last year as CEO of the Hamilton Co.

By - 2/15/19 - 10:45 am
Korean reporter on Harvard Avenue

Reporter calls manager of bb.q from car on Harvard Avenue outside bb.q

The manager of bb.q Chicken on Harvard Avenue, whose father founded the global bb.q chain in South Korea, is suing the Korean Broadcasting System, a reporter and a producer over a story last fall that alleged the manager is living high on the hog with money siphoned by the father from corporate accounts. Read more.

By - 1/31/19 - 9:04 am

The Daily Free Press reports the 7-Eleven on Commonwealth Avenue at Harvard Avenue was held up by a masked man with a gun around 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday.

By - 1/28/19 - 6:12 pm
Truck on Soldiers Field Road

Gm2059 had a front-row seat this afternoon when a trucker missed a storrowing on Soldiers Field Road inbound in Allston by maybe a couple inches.

By - 1/27/19 - 7:42 pm

Five people were displaced this evening when a fire broke out in a second-floor room at 32 Mansfield St.

By - 1/14/19 - 2:13 pm
Breedon and Nave

Two people have created formal campaigns for a possible run for the Allston-Brighton city-council seat now held by Mark Ciommo.

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By - 1/10/19 - 5:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by Brian Burke to open the Sandwich Schlepper at 253-261 North Harvard St., a couple blocks away from Barry's Corner, in an 1890s building that Burke is restoring. Read more.