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By adamg - 9/23/22 - 9:45 am

The Daily Free Press reports a woman was stabbed at the College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Ave. Thursday night. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 8/17/22 - 11:43 am

The Daily Free Press reports unionized workers at the Starbucks at 874 Commonwealth Ave. walk a picket line 24 hours a day, in part to foil management from having unionized truck drivers making deliveries at random times - the drivers have said they won't cross picket lines.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 10:24 am

The Back Bay Sun reports the chi-chi 'Quin House, which replaced the doddering old Algonquin Club, gently laid out its plans before the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay. Of course, it would install monitors to make sure the sound didn't disturb the neighbors and it vowed it would never ever add a gauche TV up there and heavens, no, it would never try something as outré as live music.

By adamg - 6/25/22 - 11:19 pm
Car on Green Line tracks on Commonwealth Avenue at Chestnut Hill Avenue

Ari Ofsevit spotted a car on the B Line tracks and the driver who put it there, on Commonwealth Avenue outbound, just past Chestnut Hill Avenue, tonight.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 1:13 pm
1270 Commonwealth Ave. rendering

Rendering by CBT Architects.

A pair of developers this week filed plans to tear down the former CVS at 1270 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston and replace it with a six-story, 206-unit apartment building. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/22 - 11:43 am

The MBTA said today the B Line will be shut between BC and Kenmore starting Monday "to conduct much needed track upgrades while also installing Green Line Train Protection System equipment across the system."

Shuttle buses will replace trolleys through July 1, the T says. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/22 - 8:55 pm
Rainbow over Kenmore Square

Thebostonlol looked inbound on Comm. Ave. after the storm had passed this afternoon.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 9:10 am
Commonwealth Avenue turtle statue

Chris in 02134 watched the Comm. Ave. turtle (outbound, halfway up the block from Harvard) get its annual spring remake yesterday.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 3:52 pm

Starbucks Workers United reports workers at the Starbucks at 1304 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston and 277 Harvard St. in Coolidge Corner both voted unanimously to unionize today.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 9:29 am
Two Allston suspects

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they are investigating two sexual attacks in Allston on Tuesday - one at Commonwealth Avenue and Spofford Street, the other on Glenville Avenue nearby. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 4:14 pm
Commonwealth Avenue collision

Alice the roving UHub photographer came upon this scene on the inbound side of Commonwealth Avenue between Hereford and Gloucester around 2:30 p.m. today.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 12:06 pm
Rendering of proposed 1789 Commonwealth Ave. complex

Bird-enriched rendering by Embarc.

City Realty has filed plans for the BPDA for a gut renovation of an existing three-family building and construction of a five-story building behind it on a small hill at 1789 Commonwealth Ave. between Wallingford and Chiswick roads in Brighton. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 11:48 am

A pair of developers has told the BPDA they will soon file plans to replace the former CVS at 1270 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston with a six-story, 206-unit residential building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/22 - 12:34 pm
Women with umbrellas in the snow in Allston

Chris in 02134 captured the scene on Commonwealth Avenue this morning.

By adamg - 1/27/22 - 10:43 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a new taqueria on Comm. Ave. in the heart of the ravenous BU campus, but rejected its proposal to stay open until 4 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 9:15 pm

The Heights reports a broken water main at Comm. Ave. and Lake Street disrupted traffic and the Green Line and forced businesses at the B Line terminal to shut down after water flooded their basement.

By adamg - 12/11/21 - 3:54 pm
Two-car crash on the Green Line

Sundaram had a ringside seat to watch the aftermath of a two-car crash right atop the B Line tracks at Strathmore Road shortly before 3 p.m. The crashed caused delays of up to 20 minutes on the line, although the T now reports service is back to normal.

By adamg - 11/15/21 - 9:09 am

Green Line B Branch Station Consolidation Announcement

WBZ reports the end of weekend bus diversions on the B Line as the T this morning opened its new Babcock Street and Amory Street stops, which replace four smaller stops along Commonwealth Avenue. The work finished several months ahead of schedule.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 10:58 am

Update:WCVB reports the T is moving to fire the driver.

Federal crash investigators today announced the "how" of a July 30 trolley crash on Commonwealth Avenue, but are continuing to investigate the "why:" Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/21 - 3:28 pm
As Boston as a cream pie

Shamus Moynihan forwards this photo of a sidewalk billboard on Comm. Ave. in Allston's Packards Corner. Yes, they were obviously thinking of something like this, but the phrase does have another meaning.

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