Hey, there! Log in / Register


By adamg - 12/2/23 - 10:13 pm
Fire aftermath at 38 Fordham Rd.

Fire aftermath. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters responded around 8 p.m. to 38 Fordham Rd. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

By Sasha Patkin - 12/1/23 - 3:05 pm
Veggie pide

Veggie pide.

Close your eyes. Imagine a sunny corner cafe with tiny outdoor tables, where there are always people milling about and chatting. A place that is open until 3 in the morning six days a week. The space is small, but the staff is neighborly and attentive, the menu is full of items you won't find anywhere else, and the bakery cases are full of colorful treats.

Are you on an international vacation? Is the smell of falafel drifting from a Mediterranean cafe? Read more.

By adamg - 11/25/23 - 10:14 am

Victim identified as Marco Alfonso Sosa, 32, of Lynn.

Boston Police report two men were shot in a parking lot between 12 Glenville Ave. and 161 Harvard Ave. in Allston early Saturday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/23 - 10:19 am
Alex Matov

Matov during Tuesday hearing.

Alex Matov, whose Garage nightclub on Linden Street in Allston was ordered shut last year after a series of violent incidents, is asking the Boston Licensing Board to let him sell the place's liquor license to a new nightclub operator, who would re-open the club and run it until Matov can gain the financing he needs to replace the building with a new apartment complex - one that might have room for a nightclub of its own. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 11:44 am

The Boston Licensing Board today indefinitely suspended the liquor license for Crave, 128 Brighton Ave. in Allston, because its owner neither showed up nor sent anybody to represent her at a hearing this week over a growing list of problems cited by police, from violence to traffic-clogging double parking outside. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/23 - 2:17 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today began considering what to do about Crave, 128 Brighton Ave. in Allston, which one police sergeant said used to have the best fried chicken in all Boston but which he says has turned into a trouble-causing nightclub with valet parking and often a DJ. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 8:49 pm

A 14-year-old was arraigned in Juvenile Court today on charges he repeatedly stabbed another 14-year-old on Armington Street, in the rear of the the Jakson-Mann School in Allston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/23 - 9:16 pm

A fight outside the Jackson-Mann School at Cambridge Street and Brighton Avenue sent a teen to the hospital with multiple stab wounds, at least one in the lower abdomen, around 3:20 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/23 - 9:58 am
WBZ studio building on Soldiers Field Road covered in red paint

Overnight, somebody covered the WBZ offices at 1170 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston with blood-red paint and took the time to scrawl "Free Palestine" at one end. Monica captured the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/23 - 1:45 pm
Surveillance photos of guy in floral cap

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they are looking for a guy they say tried unsuccessfully to break into a house on Pratt Street in Allston's GAP neighborhood, around 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 1. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/23 - 11:22 am

The Daily Free Press brings us up to speed on incumbent Councilor Liz Breadon and challenger Jacob deBlecourt - who said a good summation of his platform would be "more housing and fewer rats."

By adamg - 10/20/23 - 11:45 am

Frederick Hewett has lived within a mile of the Charles River for 40 years now:

As you spend more time around Boston, the Charles infuses into your consciousness.

By adamg - 10/19/23 - 8:59 am
Orange sunrise over Harvard Stadium

Ari Ofsevit caught the sunrise over Harvard Stadium this morning.

In West Roxbury, Mary Ellen watched the dawn break over the old West Roxbury High School: Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/23 - 5:48 pm

City Councilor Liz Breadon said today that the USPS has signed a letter of intent to move into the building that could replace the crumbling Harvard Avenue post office it shut in 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/23 - 8:47 pm
Wanted for viola theft

Photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they're looking for a guy who gets around Allston on a black scooter they say stole a $70,000 viola on Glenville Avenue - and are looking for help finding him. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/23 - 4:55 pm
Pig in the grass

Roving UHub photographer Christine Beaton reports spotting Stella the pig here at the dog park at Smith Playground in Allston today. That's no dog, you say. Well, sure, but in addition to her wearing a collar, Stella wagged her tail, she reports. That'll do.

By Sasha Patkin - 9/28/23 - 11:41 am
Big Boy Pants

Raquel Fornasaro, "Big Boy Pants," photo by Sasha Patkin.

What does it mean to be Latinx? What is the significance of heritage? And what does it mean to have a "Latinx History Month" when Latinx is an identity that exists year-round?

These were some of the questions curator Jessica Hernandez had in mind when she put out an open call for "Latinx Identities: Struggles, Perspectives, and Critiques," which is currently on display at the Unbound Visual Arts Exhibit Gallery at the Arthaus in Allston. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/23 - 11:06 am

Over the objections of the Allston Civic Association, the Boston Licensing Board today approved a food-serving license with into-the-wee-hours service for an upscalish Taco Bell where Great Scott used to be at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 11:32 am
Douglas Bacon

Update: Approved.

Local restaurant operator Douglas Bacon today described his planned Hobson's Bar& Kitchen at 353 Cambridge St. in Allston as an American restaurant that will also serve pizza.
Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 10:38 am
Guy driving down the bike/pedestrian path along the Charles River

Joe Kidston looked out his window overlooking Soldiers Field Road this morning to see somebody in an SUV zooming along the Paul Dudley White path, which, last we checked, was just meant for pedestrians and bicyclists. Read more.

Subscribe to Allston