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By adamg - 1/9/24 - 12:21 pm
Proposed rendering of Harvard Avenue building

Rendering by Embarc.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plans to raze the current unused post office on Harvard Avenue, a repair garage and some parking lots to put up a six-story, 170-unit apartment complex that would have ground-floor room for the Postal Service to return to Allston. 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 - 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 - 9/13/23 - 1:36 pm

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let a proposed liquor-serving Taco Bell Cantina not just serve drinks until 2 a.m. but then stay open another 60 to 90 minutes in the old Great Scott spaces at Harvard and Commonwealth avenues - unless the company agrees to seek a deferral to meet with the Allston Civic Association, whose president called service and hours like that a potential menace to the neighborhood that an understaffed police district might be unable to contain. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 7:09 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Taco Bell is looking to put one of its liquor-infused Taco Bell Cantinas into the space at Harvard and Commonwealth avenues where Great Scott used to be.

By adamg - 8/7/23 - 9:10 pm

Stingray Body Art on Harvard Avenue announced yesterday it is no more.

By adamg - 8/6/23 - 12:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Newton man after a sergeant checking in with local merchants spotted him tagging up the rear of the Happy Lamb building at Harvard and Brighton avenues around 1:45 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

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.

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