Allston

By - 12/11/18 - 9:06 am

The MBTA reports a troublesome trolley is causing delays inbound on the B Line.

By - 12/6/18 - 10:13 pm

A group of dog owners are trying to persuade DCR to use some of its parkland along the Charles River for an area where dogs could play and roam. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 12:50 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved a proposal by City Realty to replace the unoccupied house at 9 Mansfield St. in Allston with a five-unit apartment building with six parking spaces in the rear. Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 2:48 pm
Vivant Vintage mural before defacement

Mural before it was defaced.

Just three months ago, artist Hiero Vega finished this mural on the side of his brother's Vivant Vintage clothing store on Lincoln Street in Allston. Sometime this week, somebody who has yet to master the art of writing, let alone a sense of shame, defaced it. People who admire the work are raising funds to pay for Vega's travel up from Florida and the cost of the new paint so he can repair the damage.

By - 11/26/18 - 11:35 am
Share the Road sign in the bike lane

What better place to put a sign urging motorists to "share the road" with bicyclists than in the bicycle lane? Liam Sullivan spotted this sign on Western Avenue in Allston this morning.

By - 11/17/18 - 7:05 pm
Car on the Green Line tracks at Packards Corner

Sundaram shows us the car somebody managed to drive onto the outbound Green Line tracks at Packards Corner shortly before 7 p.m.

Danielle Jones photographed the car from inside a trolley: Read more.

By - 11/4/18 - 3:07 pm
Common Ground facade collapse in Allston

Firefighters at collapsed Harvard Avenue building. Photo by Allston Rat City.

Shortly before 3 p.m. about 40 feet of the facade at the Common Ground bar on Harvard Avenue collapsed to the ground. Firefighters who rushed to the scene reported one person critically injured, another person who was hurt by did not need hospitalization and six people trapped inside. Firefighters entered the rear of the building and evacuated them.

Christopher Arena photographed the scene from Brighton Avenue: Read more.

By - 11/3/18 - 4:40 pm
Car hit by tree in lower Allston

Brad Squirrels reports a totally healthy tree was snapped in two by the wind - with the falling part landing on a neighbor's car behind his house on Franklin Street in lower Allston.

By - 11/1/18 - 12:53 pm

Henry Wong, who owns the Limelight restaurant and karaoke bar at Boylston and Tremont streets downtown, won approval from one city board this week to open something similar at Harvard and Brighton avenues in Allston. Read more.

By - 10/28/18 - 2:42 pm

Boston Police are taking no chances with the outcome of tonight's World Series game: Traffic barriers go up at 10 p.m. from the BU Bridge to Mass. Ave. and along Boylston, Ipswich, Lansdowne, Van Ness and Jersey streets. Read more.

By - 10/11/18 - 11:28 am
Architect's rendering of proposed Linden Street building

Proposed view down Linden Street.

The owner of the building that now houses the Garage nightclub, day-care facilities and offices on Linden Street in Allston wants to tear the whole thing down and replace it with a complex of three buildings - one 14 stories tall - housing 300 apartments, 53 condos and a neighborhood cafe or shop. Read more.

By - 9/26/18 - 11:22 am
Architect's rendering of 30 Penniman Rd.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plans to replace a condemned office building on Penniman Road with a seven-story, 44-unit condo building - next to a 36-unit building and surrounded by low-lying industrial buildings slated for demolition to make way for a three-building complex with more than 260 units. Read more.

By - 9/25/18 - 4:15 pm

Two developers are telling the BPDA they will shortly file detailed plans to create an biotech and life-sciences R&D park on either side of Western Avenue, at the edge of Harvard's vast Allston holdings, where the university is planning its own large R&D development. Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 4:35 pm
Storrowed Bridge on Soldiers Field Road

BostonDirt reports she got to see her first storrowing, about 11 a.m. on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 9/15/18 - 10:55 am
Cars destroyed by tree in Allston

Fuad shows us the aftermath of a tree falling on two cars on Commonwealth Avenue between Griggs and Allston streets, first last night just after it happened and then this morning after the remains of the tree had been hauled away.

By - 9/14/18 - 8:59 pm

Boston Police report a woman walking in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and Linden Street between 2:45 and 3:15 a.m. today was forced into an alley by two men - one armed with a knife - and sexually attacked. Read more.

By - 9/10/18 - 10:18 am

The Breakfast Club, 270 Western Ave., passed a health re-inspection on Friday and a city health inspector cleared it to re-open.

On Aug. 31, a health inspector had found serious enough problems to order the diner shut.

By - 9/1/18 - 3:50 pm
Storrowed truck

David spotted this wounded truck in Allston early this afternoon.

Matt has more: Read more.