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Allston Christmas

By adamg - 9/1/23 - 12:36 pm

Complaints to 311 about mattresses on Boston Move-In Day. Allston/Brighton and Mission Hill, of course, but a fair number of complaints from South Boston, too. Also see: Allston Christmas Bingo - North End edition.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 12:16 pm

WCVB provides the eye-in-the-sky coverage of a storrowing this morning on Soldiers Field Road. Judges award it a 9.5 out of 10 - perfect roof-peeling form, instant traffic backup, plenty of exposed cartons. Bonus half point awarded for attempting to sail down the road while towing an SUV. Point deducted for failing to scatter contents across the roadway.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 4:20 pm
U-Haul trucks on Allston Street

Colin Moore shows us the scene on the Brighton end of Allston Street this Allston Christmas eve. Meanwhile, we seem to have had our first storrowing, although across the river on Mem. Drive.

By adamg - 8/23/22 - 10:20 am
Poster for wrestler known as The Storrower

Artist Eric Funk is out with his annual warning for the parents of college freshmen and other clueless motorists that those "CARS ONLY" signs they'll see when they arrive for Allston Christmas are serious (and yes, of course, you can buy the warning on various media).

Last year's Storrow advisory.

By adamg - 9/1/21 - 9:39 pm

Adam Balsam grabbed the images from the 500 "student move-in" complaints filed with 311 over the past couple of days and used them to create a mosaid of a case of Natty Light: Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/21 - 1:12 pm
Couches and stuff

Early Allston Xmas display.

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about these derelict couches on Coolidge Road in Allston.

Also see: Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 11:29 am
Stacks of U-Haul trucks in Woburn

Maryr found one of the secret resting grounds of post-Allston Christmas rental trucks - a parking lot in Woburn. Fans of yellow trucks, meanwhile, know they can gaze to their heart's content at an entire fleet of them at the West Roxbury Home Depot.

By adamg - 9/1/19 - 8:29 am

As you might expect, 311 complaints this weekend are focusing on move-in/move-out detritus in Boston's student-heavy wards (and South Boston). One brave concerned citizen risked his camera's sensor to file a 311 complaint about a couch at Charlesview and Newton streets in Brighton - that it was on the street, not that somebody actually once paid money for it.

By adamg - 8/31/19 - 7:06 pm
Storrowed vs. Allston X-mas beer

Brad Squirrels shows the aftermath of a collision between beers from Trillium and Harpoon.

By adamg - 8/30/19 - 3:08 pm

Thugmajesty tells us the story of Allston St. Nick: Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/19 - 11:52 am
Allston X-Mas beer

Allston Village Main Streets alerts us to this IPA from Harpoon.

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

David spotted this wounded truck in Allston early this afternoon.

Matt has more: Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/18 - 8:29 pm

John Stephen Dwyer did some Allston Christmas picking today, reports:

Got a little table and a full bottle of cognac. Thought it would taste nasty since I’m not much of a boozer, but this stuff is great.

By adamg - 9/1/17 - 3:59 pm
U-Hauls everywhere in Allston

At 3:45 p.m., Chris in Boston reported:

Allston is officially gridlocked with U-Haul trucks.

By adamg - 8/31/17 - 10:36 pm

'Tis the season, and this photo got Matthew Nash to thinking about what it all means:

'Twas the night before Allston Christmas & all through Beantown
not a six-pack was stirring, for they'd all been down'd.

Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/17 - 6:16 pm
Truck on tracks

Why, yes, the B Line is stuck this rush hour because the driver of a U-Haul van somehow managed to get it stuck on the tracks near the BU Bridge. Annie Whitehouse, who captured the moment for posterity, suggests:

U-Haul stuck on the tracks at the BU Bridge is the most Allston thing to ever happen.

At least since the last most Allston thing to ever happen, back in 2015.

By adamg - 8/30/17 - 11:35 pm
Allston Christmas in Dorchester

Fredly shows us a comfy domestic street scene tonight on East Cottage Street in Edward Everett Square in Dorchester.

By adamg - 8/24/17 - 8:14 pm

A pissed off citizen files a complaint that Comcast has plastered every last square inch of vertical surface in Cleveland Circle with ads:

Comcast has posted flyers on trees, electrical boxes, my door, the cars. We get it. Comcast sells cable. This has to be littering. I asked them to stop and they told me to "duck" off. The rule is "post no bills".

By adamg - 8/24/17 - 9:23 am
Early Allston Christmas

Ari Ofsevit drove around Allston this week and found the locals already getting ready for the big holiday.

Meanwhile, Jenni K. discovers not everybody's clear on the concept of Allston Christmas: Read more.

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