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By adamg - 11/16/23 - 9:22 am
Protesters calling for a ceasefire in Gaza on the Cambridge side of the bridge

Protesters block bridge in Cambridge. Photo via Cambridge PD.

Protesters with signs calling for an end to the Israeli invasion following the Hamas massacre of Israelis blocked both sides of the BU Bridge this morning.

Cambridge Police alerted motorists to "please find an alternate route to avoid delays."

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 9:48 pm
Suspects in two sexual assaults

Northeastern (l) and Simmons suspects.

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.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 9:35 am

An apparent dispute over a parking space between two Fidelis Way residents on Washington Street at Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton ended with one stabbing the other in the chest shortly after 12 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/23 - 11:06 am

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.

By adamg - 9/18/23 - 2:44 pm
Car on the Green Line near the BU Bridge

Zeke snapped the car whose driver managed to get it across both inbound and outbound Green Line tracks near the BU Bridge, knocking both sides out of commission.

By adamg - 9/13/23 - 1:36 pm

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.

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 4:36 pm

The MBTA announced it's running shuttle buses between BC and Washington Street due to "an overhead wire problem" near BC.

By adamg - 8/23/23 - 5:23 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the inbound B Line due to a trolley that got to Washington Street then decided, nope, it's not going to risk going down that hill.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 7:09 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Taco Bell is looking to put one of its liquor-infused Taco Bell Cantinas into the space at Harvard and Commonwealth avenues where Great Scott used to be.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 12:11 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace a former Qdoba with a 16-seat Starbucks at 540 Commonwealth Ave., across from the former Buckminster Hotel in Kenmore Square. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/23 - 1:16 pm
Smashed up car next to the trolley it turned in front of

Photo of respective front ends by TPD.

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.

By adamg - 8/2/23 - 9:00 pm
Weird gizmo on Commonwealth Avenue

Josh Borrow spotted somebody puttering down Comm. Ave. by the BU Bridge on a Zamboni - although another observer concluded it was a floor scrubber - this afternoon.

By adamg - 7/29/23 - 2:21 pm
Commonwealth Avenue near Strathmore Road under water

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.

By adamg - 7/28/23 - 11:54 am

The MBTA reports that after 12 days of work replacing track the Green Line will re-open for service tomorrow morning in Brighton and Allston.

The T says workers put in some 2,800 feed of track at Blandford Street, Packards Corner, and between Harvard Avenue and Griggs Street, as well as replaced worn out wooden ties and the like.

By adamg - 7/28/23 - 11:36 am

A frantic citizen files a 311 complaint about the unstoppable rats swarming Commonwealth and Chestnut Hill avenues: Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/23 - 1:16 pm

The MBTA reports it will shut down the entire B Line between July 17 and 28 for repairs on top of the repairs it performed for 12 days last summer. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/23 - 3:15 pm
Derailed wheels at Packards Corner

Photo by Lipistickey.

It's buses all the way down as the T replaces B Line trolleys after one came off the rails at Packards Corner around 2:10 p.m. Lipistickey surveyed the damage, can only marvel: Whoops.

The trolley was still there at 5 p.m: Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/23 - 12:02 pm

Hillary Ross has set up a GoFundMe page to help people displaced by the May 31 fire at the Parklake building, 1980 Comm. Ave.

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.

By adamg - 6/1/23 - 9:35 am

The Boston Police Department reports detectives are investigating a series of residential break-ins in an area along Commonwealth Avenue near Boston College over the past couple of weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/23 - 10:04 am
Firefighter with Rascal the Cat

Firefighter with rescued cat. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 1980 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton for what turned into a three-alarm fire on at least two floors shortly after 9 a.m. Read more.

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