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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.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 12:15 pm

Anchor Line Partners, which until now has specialized in redeveloping old commercial buildings off major highways into new office space, has filed plans to build two six-story apartment buildings on Cambridge Street at Emery Road in Allston's Union Square. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 1:47 pm
Bus with busted wheel

Neal Gaffey watched this pair try to figure out what to do about the charter bus with the wheel that came off on Court Street at the turn to Tremont Street by City Hall today.

DD808 took a longer view of the situation: Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/19 - 11:43 am
Map of proposed new buildings at Massachusetts General Hospital

Where the new buildings would go.

Massachusetts General Hospital this week filed its plans for a $1-billion project that would not only provide "21st century care in a 21st century environment" but create "a place of refuge" where hospital staffers and patients could shelter for up to four days in the face of the worst nature - or man - could throw at Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/18 - 11:38 am
Proposed replacement for Jack Young on Cambridge Street

Architect's rendering of Jack Young replacement.

UPDATE: City Realty says the murals in Allston Hall can be moved and that it's talking to Allston Main Streets about how to relocate them.

City Realty wants to replace a series of buildings around the intersection of Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street with five new buildings and a gut rehab of a sixth that would include a total of 334 apartments and condos as well as new first-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

By adamg - 4/2/17 - 12:18 pm

Shortly before 11 a.m., in the area of Cambridge and New Sudbury streets. WCVB reports several manhole explosions.

Ted Folkman reports:

Just saw a manhole cover explode right outside the JFK building, and loud boom. Smoke billowing out!

Video from WHDH.

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