Allston

By - 12/29/17 - 7:46 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the B Line inbound due to a dead trolley at Chiswick Road.

By - 12/19/17 - 4:54 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the B Line due to a trolley past its expiration date at Sutherland Road.

By - 12/9/17 - 10:38 am
Bank robbery suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for the guy they say robbed the East Boston Savings Bank branch at 181 Brighton Ave. in Allston around noon on Tuesday.

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By - 12/8/17 - 1:46 pm

Melissa Sullivan anxiously watches the rising floodwaters outside her apartment on Linden Street in Allston this afternoon. Read more.

By - 12/7/17 - 7:46 pm
Map of the proposed Harvard development

Map of Harvard holdings, including proposed private-use campus.

Harvard today filed plans with the BPDA for a large mixed-use development on 14 acres of its Allston land - near where the state recently put off any plans for a new commuter-rail station - plans that include access to a new station on the Worcester Line that just last week state planners said they wanted to put off until at least 2040. Read more.

By - 12/6/17 - 10:25 am

Galen Mook with three years of meeting minutes - "make this not just a highway project"

Support for better bus and rail transit dominated last night's meeting hosted by MassDOT on the Mass Pike Allston reconstruction project.

By - 12/5/17 - 7:31 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" outbound delays on the B Line due to a trolley that bit the dust at Warren Street.

By - 12/2/17 - 6:58 pm

Suffolk University, which is already looking at locations in East Boston to house its students, has notified city officials it plans to lease what is now a BU dorm in Packards Corner in Allston for at least a couple of years to house up to 350 students. Read more.

By - 12/1/17 - 9:04 am

Ari Ofsevit reports that at a meeting yesterday, MassDOT planners said the proposed West Station on the Worcester Line has been put off to 2040, which is to say, put off to never. Read more.

By - 11/16/17 - 9:13 am

The Crimson reports the latest on the state's plans for the Allston/Cambridge interchange and curve. Now up in the air is the future of the commuter-rail station that was planned for the former rail yards there; the state and Harvard had agreed to split two-thirds of the cost but could never get BU to kick in the rest.

By - 11/14/17 - 12:35 pm

The owner of Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., acknowledged today that he and his staff need to do better after police detectives on a routine inspection found six underage college students with mixed drinks at a reserved table after the Head of the Charles Regatta last month. Read more.

By - 11/10/17 - 9:44 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delay on the B Line inbound due to a train that kicked the bucket at Harvard Avenue.

By - 11/7/17 - 11:52 am
Poll rides offered in Allston and Brighton

Brandon Bowser, who is running against incumbent District 9 (Allston/Brighton) Councilor Mark Ciommo today, has a fleet of pedicabs ready to take people to the polls.

By - 11/3/17 - 10:13 am

The Globe reports on the "vote farming" among elderly people in Chinatown, says city elections officials just want to fix the problem without blaming anybody.

Over in East Boston, District 1 council candidate Stephen Passacantilli is appealing for votes by telling residents they live in a hellhole: Read more.

By - 10/23/17 - 4:02 pm

MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.

By - 10/22/17 - 1:42 pm
Bridge mural

CORRECTION: Post updated to reflect the bridge was painted by a different crew than the one that did the Cambridge Street murals.

Ron Newman reports that days after the city wiped out murals on the building at Cambridge and Linden, another group was at work yesterday redecorating the nearby pedestrian bridge over the turnpike and train tracks.

By - 10/19/17 - 6:40 pm
Gray wall in Allston

Harry Mattison snapped the gray wall where, only yesterday, an artist painted a mural of Koko the Gorilla, only a day after he painted a mural of a woman petting her pussy. The artist himself blames the city graffiti-buster program for the battleship gray.

By - 10/19/17 - 5:44 pm

Tonights the night-come watch the Overcoats kick off their new tour at Brighton Music Hall 8PM! Also. don't miss out on Glassio and DJ Carbo's guest performing, all part of Fenway Recordings Sessions. Tickets are still available so grab them while you still can!!

For more info and tickets: http://bit.ly/2v5OL0O

Where: Brighton Music Hall, Allston

When: 8PM

Who: Overcoats, Glassio and DJ Carbo

By - 10/18/17 - 7:13 pm
New mural in Allston shows gorilla

Ron Newman trekked over to Allston tonight to see the controversial new mural at Cambridge and Linden streets, only to find it's already been replaced by a new gorilla mural.

By - 10/18/17 - 9:30 am
New mural in Allston

Before and after.

UPDATE: Mural replaced.

There's a bit of an uproar in Allston today, the day after two artists painted a mural featuring a black woman petting her pussy at Cambridge and Linden streets. Read more.