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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 - 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 - 1/21/20 - 11:42 am

One fine Saturday evening in October, so many people wanted to get into the Draft, 34 Harvard Ave. in Allston, there was a line outside. A guy went up to another man who was with a group of women and asked them all for their IDs. He was carefully scrutinizing them when one of the bar's actual doorman spotted the action and rushed over to demand the guy give the people their IDs back. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 11:31 am

It was the first full weekend back for Boston University and the kids quickly spread the word on Snapchat: Everybody head to Tavern in the Square. Ahorde of thirsty, hungry BU students quickly descended on the Brighton Avenue bar - forming themselves into an impenetrable knot of a line that went down Brighton Avenue and around the corner to where Common Ground used to be. Police, of course, quickly came to investigate. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/19 - 10:11 am

Live Boston reports the two people were taken to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries in the crash around 3:30 a.m. at Harvard and Brighton avenues. Police say the scooter driver ran a red light, WBZ reports.

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By adamg - 8/27/19 - 12:12 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans for Studio 52 to move its existing recording space at 52 Everett St. to what is now a self-storage building at 138 Harvard Ave. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/19 - 10:45 am
Korean reporter on Harvard Avenue

Reporter calls manager of bb.q from car on Harvard Avenue outside bb.q

The manager of bb.q Chicken on Harvard Avenue, whose father founded the global bb.q chain in South Korea, is suing the Korean Broadcasting System, a reporter and a producer over a story last fall that alleged the manager is living high on the hog with money siphoned by the father from corporate accounts. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/18 - 9:56 am

A company called Natural Selections is proposing a pot shop at 345 Washington St., near Chestnut Hill Avenue, in Brighton Center. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/18 - 3:07 pm
Common Ground facade collapse in Allston

Firefighters at collapsed Harvard Avenue building. Photo by Allston Rat City.

Shortly before 3 p.m. about 40 feet of the facade at the Common Ground bar on Harvard Avenue collapsed to the ground. Firefighters who rushed to the scene reported one person critically injured, another person who was hurt by did not need hospitalization and six people trapped inside. Firefighters entered the rear of the building and evacuated them.

Christopher Arena photographed the scene from Brighton Avenue: Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/18 - 12:53 pm

Henry Wong, who owns the Limelight restaurant and karaoke bar at Boylston and Tremont streets downtown, won approval from one city board this week to open something similar at Harvard and Brighton avenues in Allston. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/18 - 2:42 pm

Boston Police are taking no chances with the outcome of tonight's World Series game: Traffic barriers go up at 10 p.m. from the BU Bridge to Mass. Ave. and along Boylston, Ipswich, Lansdowne, Van Ness and Jersey streets. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/18 - 10:06 pm

The MBTA reports delays into town on the B Line due to a trolley with a mechanical problem at Harvard Avenue.

By adamg - 6/27/18 - 11:38 am
Proposed replacement for Jack Young on Cambridge Street

Architect's rendering of Jack Young replacement.

UPDATE: City Realty says the murals in Allston Hall can be moved and that it's talking to Allston Main Streets about how to relocate them.

City Realty wants to replace a series of buildings around the intersection of Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street with five new buildings and a gut rehab of a sixth that would include a total of 334 apartments and condos as well as new first-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/18 - 12:48 pm

Wonder Bar on Harvard Avenue shuts on June 27 to serve out a six-day state license suspension for a Dec. 2, 2017 incident in which state liquor inspectors found a total of eight people between the ages of 18 and 20 enjoying a variety of mixed drinks. Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/18 - 8:38 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 74 Harvard Ave. was confined to a single apartment and did an estimated $100,000 in damage.

Firefighters responded shortly after noon for a fire on the third floor, the department says, adding the cause is under investigation.

By adamg - 1/26/18 - 10:15 am

As has become usual in the City of Champions, Boston Police will once again set up cordons around the two sports-focused areas to prevent any massive knuckleheadedness, this time at the end of the third quarter of the Super Bowl. Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/18 - 2:14 pm

Two Boston University freshmen told police detectives who nabbed them with vodkas and cranberries at Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., that they got in without showing any ID by slipping the doorman some money - $10 in one case, $15 in another. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/17 - 12:35 pm

The owner of Wonder Bar, 178 Harvard Ave., acknowledged today that he and his staff need to do better after police detectives on a routine inspection found six underage college students with mixed drinks at a reserved table after the Head of the Charles Regatta last month. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/17 - 9:44 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delay on the B Line inbound due to a train that kicked the bucket at Harvard Avenue.

By adamg - 7/15/17 - 11:46 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a guy they say picked up a woman at Harvard Avenue and Gardner Street around 2:15 this morning and then sexually attacked her. Read more.

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