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By adamg - 12/4/20 - 9:31 am
119 Braintree Street rendering.

Rendering as seen from north of the turnpike by SGA and Preston Scott Cohen.

Developers have filed plans for a development on Braintree Street in Allston that would include a 12-story office/R&D building and a 6-story, 97-unit residential building in which at least 20% - but possibly up to 60% - of the units would be rented or sold as affordable. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 10:30 am
Bushy coyote

Harry Mattison spotted a coyote with a serious winter coat on the Harvard soccer field in Allston this morning.

By adamg - 12/1/20 - 9:04 am
Victim's boot

A victim's boot. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports the driver of a small SUV hit two pedestrians at 1270 Commonwealth Ave., inbound just before Harvard Avenue, around 7 p.m. on Monday.

Both were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, one of them with potentially life-threatening injuries.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 9:28 am

Wonder Bar on Harvard Avenue in Allston announced yesterday it will never re-open. You can figure out why.

By adamg - 11/22/20 - 10:20 am
Firefighters at 45 Hooker St.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 45 Hooker St. around 1:45 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire. Read more.

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By adamg - 11/16/20 - 11:19 pm

Boston EMS and firefighters responded to 102 Allston St. shortly after 10:30 p.m. when a man somehow opened his pressure cooker without releasing the pressure first and was hit with a geyser of steaming hot meat. He was rushed to the hospital.

By adamg - 11/13/20 - 2:31 pm

BU Today reports the director of BU's Student Health Services sees "Covid fatigue" kicking in and people letting down their guard and getting infected outside the "BU bubble" - with a recent increase in positive test numbers due mainly to students living off campus in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 9:08 pm

Tom Lehrer - Fight Fiercely Harvard

The Crimson reports the presidents of the eight Ivy League schools have called off all winter sporting events due to escalating Covid-19 numbers, that the fall season will not be rescheduled for the spring and that spring events, if they happen at all, will not start until the end of February.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/3/20 - 10:00 am

Anchor Line Partners, based in Post Office Square, says it will soon file plans with the BPDA for a six-story residential building to replace a small industrial building and parking lot at 90 Braintree St., at Penniman Road, in Allston. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/20 - 11:48 am
Waiting to vote at the Allston library

Brad Squirrels got in the long line, which stretched down North Harvard Street, to vote at the Honan-Allston BPL branch this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/20 - 11:44 am

BU Today reports 12 students were suspended for the rest of the fall semester and five were given lesser punishments because of their attendance at one of three parties that featured close-contact bare facedness as well as the more traditional "underage drinking, physical assault, and disturbing the peace." Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 12:23 pm

Boston University's Covid-19 numbers have shown a slight rise in recent days, certainly nothing BC-ish or even comparable to the rate across Boston, but enough to get officials to remind students and employees to remain vigilant and practice steps to reduce their risks - like stop going to parties and gatherings. Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/20 - 3:30 pm
WBZ antenna

WBZ-AM antenna in its glory days, well, last December.

Earlier this month, WBZ tore down the antenna that had towered over Soldiers Field Road in Allston since its construction in 1950. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 10:53 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Wonder Bar in Allston, which used to host live music, open-mic nights and comedy back in the Before Times, has closed for good.

By adamg - 10/11/20 - 1:47 pm
Rolled over truck on I-90 eastbound in Allston

State Police report a truck carrying a load of bananas overturned on the inbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Allston, near where the toll plaza used to be, shortly after 8 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 1:29 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Chic Chick on Brighton Avenue.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 2:58 pm
Architect's rendering of 525 Lincoln St.

Rendering, with birds, by HDS Architecture.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a six-story apartment building between Lincoln and Cambridge streets aimed at people who don't mind sharing apartments - such as grad students and young professionals looking to save on rent. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 11:29 pm

The T is reporting both a dead outbound trolley at BU East and a wire problem near BC.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 11:55 pm

Vanyaland reports the latest on the saga of the shuttered music space whose manager refused to let it die.

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