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By adamg - 5/17/23 - 10:15 am

A federal judge last week sentenced Jamaine Howell, 36, of Everett, to nine years in prison for robbing the TD Bank at Harvard and Commonwealth avenues on Feb. 7, 2021. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/23 - 11:34 am
Rendering of new buildings in Allston

Allston's changing face in rendering by Embarc (newest proposed building in baby blue). See it larger.

A developer this week filed detailed plans with the BPDA to replace the condemned former post office on Harvard Avenue in Allston and three neighboring lots with a six-story, 170-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 2:17 pm

A developer says it will soon file detailed plans for a 170-unit apartment building on Harvard Avenue to replace the post office shut in 2019 and neighboring parking lots. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/22 - 10:44 am

A Dorchester man who won approval to open a cannabis shop on Harvard Avenue in Allston yesterday sued the Zoning Board of Appeal for approving a Mattapan woman's proposal to open her own cannabis shop on the same block. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/22 - 10:24 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request by the new owner of Steve's Kitchen, 120 Harvard Ave. in Allston, to change the name to Cafe Weekend. Longtime owner Steve Stamos recently sold the place to Juhun Kwak after 37 years of hash slinging.

By adamg - 1/15/22 - 1:30 pm

Updated: It's not closing, just getting a new owner.

Steven Stamos, who has been serving breakfast all day on Harvard Avenue for decades, is retiring, but he's sold Steve's Kitchen to new owners, who plan on keeping it open just as it is.

By adamg - 11/1/21 - 11:43 am

Ed. note: An earlier version of this story referred to Franklin Street in Downtown Crossing, because the UHub reporting staff failed to look at the Zip code in the filing.

Mary Ann's, for decades the sticky-floored haven for thirsty BC students, is seeking permission to move to Franklin Street at the end of Harvard Avenue in Allston as its Cleveland Circle location is turned into a marijuana mart. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/21 - 8:02 pm
Overturned car on Harvard Avenue

Chris in 02134 spotted this overturned car on Harvard Avenue at Glenville Avenue around 5 p.m.

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 - 3/12/21 - 6:31 pm

An Everett man on probation on armed-robbery charges faces new federal charges for a February bank robbery in Allston in which he allegedly used his "big-ass gun" to rob the bank of $5,903.50, steal one customer's car and threaten to shoot another customer's "white ass" if he didn't get in the car with him - which the customer did, but from which he managed to escape after about a block. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 10:53 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Wonder Bar in Allston, which used to host live music, open-mic nights and comedy back in the Before Times, has closed for good.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 3:58 pm
Architect's rendering of the new corner of Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street, with birds

Architect's rendering of the new corner of Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street, with birds.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved City Realty's plans to put up four new buildings and renovate two others on either side of Cambridge Street at Harvard Avenue to add 344 apartments and condos and more than 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/20 - 11:42 am

One fine Saturday evening in October, so many people wanted to get into the Draft, 34 Harvard Ave. in Allston, there was a line outside. A guy went up to another man who was with a group of women and asked them all for their IDs. He was carefully scrutinizing them when one of the bar's actual doorman spotted the action and rushed over to demand the guy give the people their IDs back. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 11:31 am

It was the first full weekend back for Boston University and the kids quickly spread the word on Snapchat: Everybody head to Tavern in the Square. Ahorde of thirsty, hungry BU students quickly descended on the Brighton Avenue bar - forming themselves into an impenetrable knot of a line that went down Brighton Avenue and around the corner to where Common Ground used to be. Police, of course, quickly came to investigate. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/19 - 10:11 am

Live Boston reports the two people were taken to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries in the crash around 3:30 a.m. at Harvard and Brighton avenues. Police say the scooter driver ran a red light, WBZ reports.

By adamg - 8/27/19 - 12:12 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for Studio 52 to move its existing recording space at 52 Everett St. to what is now a self-storage building at 138 Harvard Ave. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/19 - 10:45 am
Korean reporter on Harvard Avenue

Reporter calls manager of bb.q from car on Harvard Avenue outside bb.q

The manager of bb.q Chicken on Harvard Avenue, whose father founded the global bb.q chain in South Korea, is suing the Korean Broadcasting System, a reporter and a producer over a story last fall that alleged the manager is living high on the hog with money siphoned by the father from corporate accounts. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/18 - 9:56 am

A company called Natural Selections is proposing a pot shop at 345 Washington St., near Chestnut Hill Avenue, in Brighton Center. Read more.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

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