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By adamg - 6/11/19 - 9:49 am

Installation of a permanent bus/bike lane on Brighton Avenue inbound between Union Square and Packards Corner in Allston begins tomorrow, the mayor's office announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/18 - 7:05 pm
Car on the Green Line tracks at Packards Corner

Sundaram shows us the car somebody managed to drive onto the outbound Green Line tracks at Packards Corner shortly before 7 p.m.

Danielle Jones photographed the car from inside a trolley: Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/18 - 10:41 am

Mike Mennonno checks in from his usual Saturday-morning coffee spot - the Caffe Nero on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston, next to the Planned Parenthood clinic, where the scrum of protesters have been allowed into the usual no-protest zone because of ongoing roadwork: Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/18 - 9:48 am
Car on Green Line tracks at Packards Corner in Allston

Roving UHub photographer Christine Beaton came upon this scene where the B Line curves along with Comm. Ave. in Packards Corner around 12:30 a.m.

By adamg - 1/5/18 - 10:45 pm
BU bus spins out at Packards Corner

Jonathan Levitt spotted this spun-out BU shuttle bus at Packards Corner shortly before 10:30 tonight.

By adamg - 8/17/17 - 10:54 am

"Moderate" delays on the Green Line out to BC due to a trolley that died where B Line trolleys always seem to die - at the curve at Packard's Corner, the MBTA advises.

By adamg - 7/11/17 - 9:50 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the B Line due to a trolley meeting its maker at Packards Corner.

By adamg - 6/12/17 - 2:31 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Green Line to and from Brighton due to a deceased trolley at Packards Corner, the MBTA reports.

By adamg - 11/17/16 - 8:55 am

Track is whack at Packards Corner, so the T is hauling B Line passengers between there and Washington Street by bus. On the Red Line, there's a dead train just moldering somewhere on the tracks between JFK/UMass and Braintree.

By adamg - 6/20/16 - 8:01 pm

State transportation officials signed off today on a $20.4-million reconstruction project along a bicycle-unfriendly stretch of Commonwealth Avenue that will include dedicated bicycle lanes on both sides of the road and wider sidewalks on both sides. Read more.

By HarryMattison - 10/28/15 - 10:00 am

Pedestrian plaza proposed for Harvard/Comm intersection

The City of Boston Public Works Department last night presented new plans for the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Brighton Avenue (Packards Corner) and Warren/Kelton Streets.

To create space for wider sidewalks and dedicated space for people biking, it was proposed that left-side angled parking be removed from the carriage road and any remaining angled parking be reconfigured to parallel parking along the curb. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/15 - 3:55 pm
Broken track on the Green Line

Where the track is whack. Photo by Turlach MacDonagh.

It's buses all the way down from Kenmore to Packards Corner due to a track problem, the T reports.

By adamg - 4/16/15 - 10:15 pm

Architect's rendering.

The BRA board of directors today approved a six-story apartment building at 40 Malvern St.

The proposal, by the Hamilton Co., will include 4 one-bedroom units and 44 two-bedroom units. Of those, 6 will be affordable. The company is also planning a 44-space parking lot.

40 Malvern project notification form.

By adamg - 2/9/15 - 10:12 am
Stuck car on B Line trolley

Around 10 a.m., Terry Hatfield captured the scene at Packards Corner, where somebody managed to drive a fair ways down the outbound B Line tracks before, of course, getting stuck.

By adamg - 12/16/14 - 6:37 am

Boston Police report they are investigating two incidents involving rideshare drivers indecently assaulting female passengers early Sunday - and a third incident involving a woman picked up by somebody she thought was a rideshare driver but who turned out not to be one.

By adamg - 9/15/14 - 10:12 am

Packard's Corner Trolleys 1940's

Tim Murphy gives us a look at Packards Corner in the 1940s, when you could still take a trolley from downtown to Watertown Square, back in pre-MBTA days.

Imagine how bad this area would be today if there were still no traffic lights?!

By adamg - 1/13/14 - 9:34 pm

Around 9:25 p.m., somebody drove onto the B Line tracks at Brighton and Commonwealth avenues and then didn't move anymore.

Service is now halted until the T can get a tow truck to pull the car off the tracks.

By adamg - 1/13/14 - 1:16 pm

The New York Times reports from the front lines at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Packards Corner.

By adamg - 1/30/13 - 11:59 pm

This car.

UPDATE: An MBTA spokesman reports: "There was no damage to the tracks. No injuries. The auto was towed away, and trolley service resumed. It's unclear how this atom-splitter ended up on the Green Line tracks.

Earlier:
Woman claims GPS told her to drive on Beacon Street trolley tracks.

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