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By adamg - 1/21/23 - 3:05 pm

The MBTA says B Line riders should abandon all hope, or maybe hop on a bus, because the B Line isn't running right now due to "an overhead wire problem" at Packards Corner. The T had earlier said the problem was due to a "disabled train" there, so maybe a train took out a wire, or a wire took out the train?

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 11:19 am
Rendering of proposed 1035 Commonwealth Ave.

Rendering by Monte French Design Studio.

A developer has filed plans to replace the old City Sports at 1035 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston with a six-story, 55-unit residential building with retail space on the ground floor. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/21 - 3:28 pm
As Boston as a cream pie

Shamus Moynihan forwards this photo of a sidewalk billboard on Comm. Ave. in Allston's Packards Corner. Yes, they were obviously thinking of something like this, but the phrase does have another meaning.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 7:17 pm
Halloween candy at Packards Corner Star Market

Oh, look what Jenni K spotted at the Star Market at Packards Corner in Allston today.

By adamg - 3/21/21 - 2:24 pm

Boston Police report arresting an Acton man they say responded to a woman's demands that he stop and let her out because he'd been acting strangely by climbing into the back seat with her while she screamed to get people's attention because he'd enabled the child-safety locks so she couldn't get out. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 5:54 pm
Accident scene

Accident scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Update: WBZ reports the woman died.

Scott Eisen reports on a major elevator incident at 1140 Commonwealth Ave. between Harvard Avenue and Packards Corner:

One person crushed in the elevator shaft another trapped in the car.

By adamg - 8/11/20 - 4:26 pm
Firefighters on Commonwealth Avenue roof

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters made quick work of a rooftop fire at 1027-1033 Commonwealth Ave. in Packards Corner shortly after 1:30 p.m.

And then it was time for some major rehydration: Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/20 - 2:14 pm

Eversource reports nearly 3,000 Boston customers have lost power, clustered along Brighton and Commonwealth avenues, outbound from Packards Corner.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 1:55 pm

Boston.com reports on the recent closing of Roast Beast on Commonwealth Avenue: The owner now hates Massachusetts in general and Marty Walsh in particular because a fire inspector told him if he wanted to keep running electric griddles, he'd need to install a venting system, and he decided to shut in a huff rather than spend $150,000 on a system.

It wasn't the first time he ran into city regulations.

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.

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