Boston and Simmons University Police report two sexual assaults on women near the Simmons and Northeastern campuses in recent days, while Boston University Police report making an arrest for two sexual assaults along their campus yesterday. Read more.
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.
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.
Transit Police report the driver of a small SUV who turned left in front of a trolley that had the green signal on Commonwealth Avenue at Summit Avenue had to find alternate means to get home - while the trolley driver wound up getting transported to a local hospital with neck and back pain. Read more.
A roving UHub photographer who decided discretion was the better part of not getting soaked, shows us the view out his window of Commonwealth Avenue near Strathmore Road shortly before 2 p.m. He adds: Read more.
People are scrambling for places to live and for ways to cover so many unforeseen expenses. Many who live at Parklake have called the building home for years, and this emergency is particularly disorienting for the elderly in our community.