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By adamg - 11/23/21 - 9:36 pm
Dirt bikers and ATVers on the loose

Surveillance photo via State Police.

State Police report they are hunting roughly 40 people on dirt bikes and ATVs they say began attacking an 82-year-old Brookline man near the Bowker Overpass, then kept following him as he tried to escape onto Storrow Drive and then beat him when he rolled down his window on Cambridge Street in Allston to yell for help this past Thursday night. Read more.

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 - 10/15/21 - 9:52 am
Proposed new MGH building

Rendering by NBBJ.

The BPDA board yesterday approved a $2-billion project by Massachusetts General Hospital to replace several current buildings with a new two-wing structure that will add 1 million square feet of clinical and patient-bed space - and leave room for a possible expansion of the Charles/MGH station should the state ever extend the Blue Line down Cambridge Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 11:50 am

WBZ reports somebody drove into Foreign Auto Body Co. on Cambridge Street around 3 a.m.

By adamg - 8/31/21 - 2:13 pm
Kelly and Joyce

Kelly and Joyce at their hearing.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposed cannabis shop at 31 Cambridge St. in Sullivan Square, roughly 1,500 feet from another proposed cannabis shop it approved a couple months ago. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/18/21 - 11:34 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a plan to turn a garage at 257-259 Cambridge St. in Allston into a cannabis shop. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 9:58 am
Proposed new MGH building

The view from across Cambridge Street, by NBBJ.

Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday filed its latest plans for replacing several current buildings and a parking lot with a new two-wing building with 1 million square feet of new clinical space and patient rooms that could be more easily converted into ICU use in another pandemic - and which would include space for a headhouse, or entrance, for a possible Red/Blue Line station. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 3:24 pm

In a 3-3 vote today, the Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a developer's plans for a two-building, 166-unit complex on Cambridge Street in Union Square that would have featured a sizeable number of "compact" units as well as some "affordable" studios aimed at artists. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 8:59 am

The Beacon Hill Times reports the city is looking at updating the Cambridge Street library and that part of the study includes adding housing units to the site. At a meeting last week, residents asked that whatever the final plans, they should keep the library's unique hexagonal reading room.

By adamg - 7/17/20 - 12:40 pm

The hits just keep coming: Boston Restaurant Talk reports the pizza place in the former train station will serve its last slice on July 21.

By adamg - 5/30/20 - 3:03 pm

The owners of Deep Ellum on Cambridge Street announced today they are shutting it forever on June 7 and will expand their neighboring Lone Star Taco Bar into its space once the state gives the OK to re-open restaurant dining areas. Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 6:31 pm
Wanted for bicycle thievery

Boston Police report they're looking for this guy on charges he busted into the apartment building at 446 Cambridge St., near Rugg Road, around 11:30 p.m. on April 23 and stole a bicycle out of the building bike storage room and then used it to make a getaway with several packages he also took from the building. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/20 - 1:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting Darwin May, 60, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - his shod foot - after he allegedly repeatedly kicked a man in the head around 8:35 p.m. on Friday, a couple blocks from the Massachusetts General Hospital emergency room. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 5:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting men from Norwood, Somerville and Boston on charges they robbed the 7-Eleven at 122 Cambridge St. Tuesday night - and that one of them used a hammer on the clerk when he tried to stop them. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 9:02 am
No mask, no service at Government Center 7-Eleven

Kelley Duff noticed this morning that the 7-Eleven in Center Plaza downtown is not messing around.

Ed. note: Boston issued an advisory, not an order, to wear masks.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 3:28 pm
Boom! Exploding manhole in Charles Circle

Melissa reports that shortly after 3 p.m., a manhole in Cambridge Street between the Charles/MGH Red Line station and MGH itself exploded. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/20 - 3:28 pm

Flashing Twin Donuts sign

Chris captured the flickering quintessence of Allston in Union Square the other night.

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 - 2/4/20 - 1:32 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved plans by Helping Hands to expand its facility on Cambridge Street in Allston to provide a place for service monkeys who have gotten too old to help clients enjoy their golden years in peace. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 5:08 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed 449 Cambridge St. building

Proposed view from Cambridge Street and Emery Road.

A developer best known for converting old commercial buildings off major highways into new office space has filed plans to make Cambridge Street in Allston more fun, at least architecturally, via two buildings with 166 new condos. Read more.

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