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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.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 10:26 am
Proposed Charles River Park

Restoration won't include removing the highways, though. 1886 view of the proposed Charles River parks from BPL Leventhal Map Center.

DCR is aiming for a fall start of a pilot program to test various methods for restoring the banks of the Charles River Basin and reducing the amount of invasive trees and other plants along the banks that it says crowd out native species and reduce the vistas of the scenic waterway. Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/21 - 12:44 pm

Live Boston reports a woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition after falling off a balcony at a crowded party at 131 Glenville Ave. in Allston around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.

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By adamg - 4/17/21 - 1:28 pm
Proposed 90 Braintree in Allston

Rendering by RODE Architects.

Anchor Line Partners, based in Post Office Square, has filed plans with the BPDA to replace a one-story commercial building at 90 Braintree St. in Allston with a six-story, 120-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/21 - 11:18 am

A concerned citizen who likes walking his or her dog in Harvard's holdings off Western Avenue filed a 311 report about a coyote that chased them shortly after midnight: Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 11:43 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today granted permission to the owner of a Harvard Avenue apartment building to convert one of the area's ubiquitous basement real-estate offices into an apartment, but rejected his request to do the same thing to a laundromat on the other side of his building's main entrance. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 3:02 pm

Managers at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., told the Boston Licensing Board today they've taken a number of steps to reduce the sorts of incidents - from shouting matches to drug dealing - that have brought Boston police officers there repeatedly over the past pandemic year. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/21 - 10:37 am

The MBTA is now running buses between Blandford and Washington streets on the B Line because of what the T calls "an overhead wire problem" that requires some repairs before the trolleys can run again.

By adamg - 3/12/21 - 9:56 pm

Boston University President Robert Brown announced today that he is hoping to get BU back to as close as normal operations as possible with the fall semester: Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/21 - 12:28 pm

Boston Calling says mark your calendar for Memorial Day weekend - in 2022, when it hopes to return after canceling the festival again this year due to exactly the reason you would expect.

After exploring all possible options for hosting Boston Calling this year, we have made the difficult decision in conjunction with local and state authorities to cancel the 2021 festival.

By adamg - 2/18/21 - 9:48 pm
Proposed Ashford Street building

Rendering by Embarc Studio.

City Realty, which is already working to remake the intersection of Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street, today filed plans for a 17-story, 254-unit building with small apartments on Ashford Street at Malvern Street. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 10:41 am
Rendering of 120 Braintree Street

Rendering by Neshamkin French Architects.

Felix Shneur, owner of Metro Cab at 120 Braintree Street, has filed plans with the BPDA to get in on the Boston Landing residential development boom - he's proposing to replace his cab garage there with a five-story, 32-unit condo building that would include "garden plots for growing vegetables and flowers" on the roof. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 3:24 pm

In a 3-3 vote today, the Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's plans for a two-building, 166-unit complex on Cambridge Street in Union Square that would have featured a sizeable number of "compact" units as well as some "affordable" studios aimed at artists. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/21 - 2:52 pm

A New York real-estate firm says it will soon file detailed plans with the BPDA for a new mixed-use development at 100 Western Ave., behind the Sanofi Genzyme plant on land that Harvard had been using as a staging area for its other construction projects on this side of the Charles, but which the school had always meant to become the core of an "enterprise research campus." Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 7:46 pm
Maskless? Come on in, sign at the Breakfast Club says

A roving UHub photographer spotted two large signs in a front window at the Breakfast Club, 270 Western Ave., yesterday that says the joint is barred by federal law from asking people who come in without a mask why, so they're going to welcome in everybody without a mask without any questions asked, no matter any so-called restrictions enacted by evil socialists in government. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/20 - 10:49 am

The Dig reports DCR is soliciting bids for a $75,000 contract to create new signs that are somehow bolder and more, um, impactful, than the current "CARS ONLY" signs in preventing reading-impaired truckers from getting on the river roads.

By adamg - 12/19/20 - 9:14 pm
Amazon box marked as "space saver"

Captain's Blog ran across (but not over) this Amazon box in a shoveled space in Allston, thoughtfully marked so you wouldn't think it's just some trash out early.

By adamg - 12/13/20 - 11:08 am
Soldiers Field Road crash

Harry Mattison happened upon this pole-ending crash on Soldiers Field outbound, just before the WBZ studios, this morning.

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