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By adamg - 6/12/19 - 10:10 am
Architect's rendering of Brighton project

Architect's rendering, with birds.

A downtown developer has filed plans to replace the old Hahnemann Hospital at 1515 Commonwealth Avenue with 330 apartments and condos, in a building that would include a 180-foot tall, 17-story tower. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/19 - 2:30 pm
Car on the Green Line tracks along Commonwealth Avenue

Somehow, a driver wound up on the B Line at Pleasant Street around 1:30 p.m. Kyle MacDonald reports the driver looked "a little shaken up, but OK." Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/19 - 12:57 pm

Joanne D'Alcomo and Tony D'Isidoro report in the Allston/Brighton forum that a developer has purchased the old Kindred Hospital property, which used to be the old Hahnemann Hospital property, at 1515 Commonwealth Ave., and is proposing a building of between 9 and 16 stories, with about 330 residential units, split between apartments and condos. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 11:23 am
Map of proposed new Kenmore Square

Developer Robert Korff has filed detailed plans for a 27-story hotel in Kenmore Square that would feature a new plaza in the middle of what is now one of the city's busiest intersections - with his hotel and a half-acre of public outdoor space in the middle. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/19 - 11:48 am

BU Dining Services reports the opening of a Dunkin' Donuts on Buick Street, off Commonwealth Avenue, midway between the Dunkin' Donuts at the George Sherman Union and the Dunkin' Donuts at 1020 Commonwealth Ave.

By adamg - 3/20/19 - 2:21 pm
Toy car with a parking ticket in Allston

"So Boston it hurts," Jonathan Levitt says of the scene on Comm. Ave. in Allston yesterday. But come on - the car is partly on the sidewalk. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/19 - 8:02 am
Buckled pavement after water-main break in the Back Bay

Rick Macomber shows us the aftermath of the water-main break at Commonwealth Avenue and Exeter Street last night.

By adamg - 3/11/19 - 10:13 pm

You might want to avoid the area around a broken water main there. BPD officers are there to help guide you somewhere else as BWSC workers struggle to contain the might flow, which has now inundated Exeter between Newbury and Marlborough and forced the evacuation of some buildings.

By adamg - 2/12/19 - 10:21 pm
Snow penguin

Margo Romanowski couldn't help but spot this giant snow penguin on Comm. Ave. in Brighton tonight.

By adamg - 1/31/19 - 9:04 am

The Daily Free Press reports the 7-Eleven on Commonwealth Avenue at Harvard Avenue was held up by a masked man with a gun around 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday.

By adamg - 12/8/18 - 11:09 am
Derailed trolley outside Kenmore Square

UPDATE: After 11 hours, the B Line started running again.

A B Line trolley went off the rails as it trudged along just past Kenmore Square. WBZ reports there were no passengers on board at the time, and no injuries.

By adamg - 12/3/18 - 12:59 pm

Sade - Smooth Operator (Official Video)

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved a smoothie shop proposed for Commonwealth Avenue, across the main entrance to the Boston College campus. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/18 - 9:19 am
Wrapped vehicle on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton

A concerned citizen can't wait for Christmas to find out what's under the wrapping on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton:

Is this legal? What is hiding underneath?

By adamg - 10/3/18 - 1:33 pm
Architect's rendering of new BU building - with birds

Architect's rendering with obligatory birds.

Boston University has filed plans with the BPDA for its proposed 19-story data-sciences building, to house the school's computer sciences and mathematics and statistics departments, along with an interdisciplinary center that combines the two.

The building, which would go up on what is now a parking lot on Commonwealth Avenue at Granby Street, was designed to foster fields of study that now permeate pretty much everything the university now teaches, BU says: Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/18 - 3:03 pm
Steve the Squirrel

Maureen O'Hara reports that Steve the Blond Squirrel seems to have said nuts to the Public Garden and moved on down to the Commonwealth Avenue Mall between Berkeley and Clarendon.

Last year:
Steve in the Public Garden.

By adamg - 9/29/18 - 8:05 pm
Car on the Green Line tracks along Commonwealth Avenue

The MBTA is reporting 15-minute delays on the Green Line to and from BC due to the car on the tracks that Fuad photographed.

By adamg - 9/27/18 - 11:49 pm

The Daily Free Press reports BU has told the BPDA it will file plans for a 19-story data-sciences building on what is now a parking lot on Comm. Ave. at Granby Street.

By adamg - 9/20/18 - 9:20 am

A developer's plans to rebuild the dowdy Algonquin Club at 217 Commonwealth Ave. as a place for rich millennials to unwind hit a snag recently when the Back Bay Architectural Commission ruled a proposed glass-enclosed roof deck just would not do. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/18 - 1:32 pm
Vandalized bench on Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Damaskin surveyed the damage to one bench on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall this morning.

By adamg - 9/15/18 - 10:55 am
Cars destroyed by tree in Allston

Fuad shows us the aftermath of a tree falling on two cars on Commonwealth Avenue between Griggs and Allston streets, first last night just after it happened and then this morning after the remains of the tree had been hauled away.

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