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By adamg - 5/26/22 - 2:35 pm

Two days after the owner of Garage on Linden Street said he was closing the place for good, following the latest round of gunfire outside, the Boston Licensing Board voted to suspend its license indefinitely. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 9:30 am

Boston Police report arresting two men from New Jersey and one from Pittsfield after a bystander noticed a gun in their car at the Shell station just off the turnpike at Cambridge and North Harvard streets Wednesday night. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 9:44 am
Matov

Gunfire rang out outside Garage, 20 Linden St., early on April 20, just hours after the chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board had given her OK for the place to re-open for the first time since a double shooting in the club parking lot last November. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 2:19 pm

ClearChannel hurls a billboard off the roof

The folks at Gamma Ray Digital on Braintree Street in Allston are getting pretty annoyed at how workers for billboard giant Clear Channel now remove billboard wraps there and hurl them off the roof of a five-story building onto the in-use parking lot below, especially since the building has a working freight elevator.

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By adamg - 5/20/22 - 11:27 am
Warning to bike polo players they're cruising for an Allston bruising

Brad Squirrels discovered some major beef at the Willie O'Ree Community Rink on Western Avenue in Allston between bike polo players and somebody who really, really doesn't like them, a fight that, so far, is playing out in scrawls on the rink's walls.

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By adamg - 5/18/22 - 10:31 am

Allston Yards demo (4 of several)

Gamma Ray Digital got a good seat to watch the demolition of the Allston Home Goods, as part of the 10.6-acre Allston Yards complex on Everett Street.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 11:42 am
Douglas Bacon

Douglas Bacon explains plans for new restaurant where Regina Pizzeria used to be.

Douglas Bacon, who already owns eight restaurants in Boston, is hoping to turn the former Regina Pizzeria in a historic former train depot at 353 Cambridge St. in Allston into a neighborhood restaurant and bar featuring basic American fare. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 9:50 am

CityLab talks to architects who are just so frickin' sick of brick that they are practically doubled over in joy over BU's new Jenga building on Comm. Ave. just outside Kenmore Square, Harvard's shiny new building in Allston "that evokes an M.C. Escher print" and HYM's sexily curved tower where the Government Center garage is coming down.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 9:13 am
Bus backing up on Soldiers Field Road

It was close but no cigar for storrowing fans this morning. Ari Ofsevit watched the driver of this bus slowly making his way backwards on Soldiers Field Road this morning after realizing that hey, those "CARS ONLY" signs were actual warnings, not mere suggestions, and that he wasn't going to make it under that bridge up ahead.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 11:21 pm

The Boston Public Health Commission reported today that the citywide Covid-19 test positivity rate has reached 6.2%, up from just 2.2% in early March. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 2:56 pm
Chamber's alleged certificate of deposit

Alleged certificate of deposit backed by more than $3 quintillion.

Herb Chambers Jaguar Land Rover in Allston has sued a Rhode Island man it claims tried to wrangle a 2022 Range Rover Sport for free by filing bogus liens with the state that are now not only wasting its time but casting a cloud on its financing work. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 12:42 pm
Alex Matov at hearing

Matov in Zoom hearing.

The owner of the shuttered Garage on Linden Street and his new manager today gave the Boston Licensing Board a re-opening plan that would include having at least seven security guards trained in "de-escalation" on duty at all times. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 9:10 am
Commonwealth Avenue turtle statue

Chris in 02134 watched the Comm. Ave. turtle (outbound, halfway up the block from Harvard) get its annual spring remake yesterday.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 3:52 pm

Starbucks Workers United reports workers at the Starbucks at 1304 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston and 277 Harvard St. in Coolidge Corner both voted unanimously to unionize today.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 11:22 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Allentown, PA man on charges he attacked women walking on or near Commonwealth Avenue earlier this week. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 5:06 pm

A Glenville Avenue resident is facing two counts of animal cruelty after police responding to a report from another resident of "loud bangs and a puppy shrieking" found a young pit bull that had a fractured bone in his left hind leg - in addition to other fractures and skin lesions - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/22 - 9:29 am
Two Allston suspects

Surveillance photos via BPD.

Boston Police report they are investigating two sexual attacks in Allston on Tuesday - one at Commonwealth Avenue and Spofford Street, the other on Glenville Avenue nearby. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/22 - 10:03 am
Proposed painted wall at Ringer Park

Arts District Boston is raising funds to redo a decaying wall at the tennis and basketball courts at Ringer Park in Boston with a mural by local artist Jill Rosati. If the group raises $2,000, Allston Village Main Streets will kick in the remaining $2,000 needed for the project.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 11:48 am

A pair of developers has told the BPDA they will soon file plans to replace the former CVS at 1270 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston with a six-story, 206-unit residential building. Read more.

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