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By adamg - 4/6/20 - 3:35 pm

With an initial donation of $25,000, the Main Streets programs in Allston Village and Brighton have created Workers Relief Funds for local workers in Allston and Brighton who have lost their jobs due to coronavirus. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/20 - 1:36 pm

Organizers of Boston Calling announced today that they've cancelled the May music festival because of coronavirus: Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 11:37 am

ZOOM 70s ending

Back when kids wrote with a typewriter, pencil or pen to Z Double-O M, Box 350, Boston, Mass, 0 2 1 3 4. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 10:56 am

Live Boston reports that around 10:20 p.m. on Friday, Boston police officers responded to Empire Street, behind the Speedway gas station, on a report of a man barricading himself in a house with a gun. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 2:57 pm
Proposed new WBZ building on Soliders Field Road

Rendering by Gensler.

A Newton development company this week filed formal plans to replace WBZ-TV's current Soldiers Field studios and offices with a new building right next door - which would leave open a large piece of land for possible future development. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/20 - 12:58 pm

Harvard University yesterday told students and staff at its Cambridge and Boston campuses that it's banned all school-related international travel and "non-essential domestic travel" due to Covid-19 concerrns - and that it might be a good idea to cancel any on-campus meetings of 100 people or more, although lecture classes will go on as usual. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/20 - 1:43 pm

State Police report that Stephen Salazar, 32, of Jamaica Plain, died at the Allston/Cambridge offramp from the Massachusetts Turnpike around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/29/20 - 2:49 pm
Storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road

Road Trip New England ran across this freshly storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road under the bridge to Harvard Square today.

By adamg - 2/28/20 - 6:55 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury has declined to bring any charges against a marine, or anybody else, for the September death of Daniel Hollis in a fight in Allston. Read more.

By uhrinews - 2/25/20 - 7:48 pm
Liberians celebrate immigration victory

Dinner Celebrating Liberian Refugee Fairness Act & Successful Conclusion of "Operation Equal Protection"

Feb 29, 2020 12:00 Noon to 2:00PM
International Community Church
30 Gordon Street
Allston, MA 02134
(Parking at 617 Cambridge Street)

RSVP

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 10:23 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a proposal to turn a one-family house at 13 Greylock Rd. in Allston into a five-unit building after one member noticed that plans showed two proposed units were smaller than allowed by city building guidelines - and residents complained the house is already a neighborhood trash generator with just one family in it. Read more.

By clodaghdrummey - 2/24/20 - 8:19 pm

PSF Community Center is pleased to partner with Brighton Main Streets to host a neighborhood mixer and volunteer fair to showcase great organizations in Allston and Brighton on Thursday, March 12. Come stop by the PSF Community Center in Oak Square between 6 pm and 7:30 pm, enjoy a beer or a glass of wine and some snacks, and learn about how to volunteer with organizations in your neighborhood including:

– The Presentation School Foundation Community Center
– Brighton Main Streets and Allston Village Main Streets
– ABCD Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center
– Oak Square YMCA

By adamg - 2/24/20 - 3:28 pm

Flashing Twin Donuts sign

Chris captured the flickering quintessence of Allston in Union Square the other night.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 10:21 pm

A developer has told the BPDA it will soon submit plans to replace the Skating Club of Boston at 1240 Soldiers Field Rd. with a 535-unit apartment building - and to raze the neighboring Studio Allston Hotel with an even newer hotel - and 120 condos. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 9:49 am

The Daily Free Press reports (last item) that a photographer hired to take "professional photos" of food at Yoma Burmese Restaurant in Allston wouldn't let the owner take a look at the shots unless he got paid first, the owner refused to fork over any dough without a look, but the photographer really wanted his money, so he chased a worker into the kitchen, then tried to steal both money and an iPad before jumping into a getaway car.

By adamg - 2/10/20 - 9:23 pm

WFXT reports state officials might have to push back a planned 2022 start for a ten-year program to replace the current Allston/Cambridge turnpike interchange because of mounting opposition to a proposal to build a bridge over the Charles while the work is being done.

People living near the "temporary" Forest Hills T bus depot could probably speak to how temporary "temporary" is around here.

By adamg - 2/10/20 - 9:29 am

Darcy had little choice but to watch as the U-Haul driver backed 'er up on Soldiers Field Road this morning: Read more.

By uhrinews - 2/9/20 - 1:33 am

For Immediate Release: February 8, 2020

"Unfinished Business" 200 years and counting of discrimination
Feb 28, 2020
Boston Public Library
1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126
Time: 2:00PM to 4:00PM
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By adamg - 2/4/20 - 3:58 pm
Architect's rendering of the new corner of Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street, with birds

Architect's rendering of the new corner of Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street, with birds.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved City Realty's plans to put up four new buildings and renovate two others on either side of Cambridge Street at Harvard Avenue to add 344 apartments and condos and more than 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 1:32 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved plans by Helping Hands to expand its facility on Cambridge Street in Allston to provide a place for service monkeys who have gotten too old to help clients enjoy their golden years in peace. Read more.

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