Commonwealth Avenue

By - 5/13/18 - 9:49 pm

Paula Tennyson watched workers racing to finish the new Mass. Ave. bridge over Comm. Ave. this morning. MassDOT announced tonight it's hoping to have the two roads open to traffic in time for the Monday morning rush - a day ahead of schedule.

By - 5/11/18 - 8:10 am
Beams in the Back Bay

Workers are continuing their work to replace the Mass. Ave. bridge over Comm. Ave. in the Back Bay this morning, as MassDOT shows us. Expect knotty traffic in the area.

Paula Tennyson watched the work last night: Read more.

By - 4/29/18 - 2:31 pm
Bernal

Transit Police report arresting Louis Bernal, 67, on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident on a B Line trolley Wednesday night.

Read more.

By - 4/23/18 - 11:48 am

MassDOT today released the schedule for summer driving hell on the Comm. Ave. bridge: The outbound lanes will be shut between July 26 and Aug. 11 as part of "accelerated" replacement work scheduled for completion next year. Read more.

By - 4/9/18 - 8:43 am

They're red in all directions, Margo Romanowski reports.

By - 4/4/18 - 12:16 pm
Proposed Herb Chambers Jaguar and Land Rover dealership

The Herb Chambers Companies have filed their detailed plans to replace Honda and Infiniti dealerships on Commonwealth Avenue near Harvard Avenue with three floors of Jaguar and Land Rover sales and service space. Read more.

By - 3/10/18 - 12:15 pm
Commonwealth Avenue bridge work

Dig they must. Photo by MassDOT.

Massachusetts Avenue is shut at Commonwealth Avenue for some bridge work today and tomorrow, so find another way to get around the area, MassDOT advises.

By - 3/8/18 - 9:59 am
Plow smashs car

Psolidarity8 ran across the aftermath of a cash between a snowplow and a car on Amory Street at Commonwealth Avenue around 9 a.m.

By - 1/9/18 - 12:21 pm

A guy who followed a man who'd dated his ex into the men's room at Eastern Standard, burst into the stall the man was in and beat him up has been banned from the 528 Commonwealth Ave. restaurant, a manager told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By - 1/5/18 - 10:45 pm
BU bus spins out at Packards Corner

Jonathan Levitt spotted this spun-out BU shuttle bus at Packards Corner shortly before 10:30 tonight.

By - 1/5/18 - 9:22 am
Crossing a street in the Back Bay in the snow

Matt Thomas went for a walk around the Back Bay last night. Read more.

By - 12/30/17 - 2:01 pm

Seems somebody's car just up and died while the motorist was trying to cross the Green Line and now the T is busing riders between Washington and Babcock streets, because while a trolley ramming the car out of the way at full speed would be spectacular, it might scratch up the trolley.

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 - 12/5/17 - 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 - 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 - 9/17/17 - 6:00 pm

But this is Brighton, so one can only stare in amazement at this listing for a $75,000 deeded parking space. Brighton.

H/t Rick.

By - 8/31/17 - 6:16 pm
Truck on tracks

Why, yes, the B Line is stuck this rush hour because the driver of a U-Haul van somehow managed to get it stuck on the tracks near the BU Bridge. Annie Whitehouse, who captured the moment for posterity, suggests:

U-Haul stuck on the tracks at the BU Bridge is the most Allston thing to ever happen.

At least since the last most Allston thing to ever happen, back in 2015.

By - 8/26/17 - 10:59 am
Guy paid for parking, still got a ticket

Mike Cauley shows us the $25 ticket he got at 9:33 a.m. today for parking on Comm. Ave. in Allston despite having used the city parking app to pay for parking between 8 a.m. and 10:02 a.m.

15/16 cars had tickets. No checking of payment via the app. Technology should add convenience not be troublesome