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By adamg - 11/19/19 - 10:07 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal by Lee's Market on Commonwealth Avenue at Washington Street in Brighton to start selling beer, wine and spirits. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 1:33 pm

The owner of Roast Beast on Commonwealth Avenue got himself quite the social-media ride over the weekend, after he suddenly shut down with a sign saying it's all the fault of Massachusetts and Marty Walsh for forcing him to install an expensive ventilation system in his kitchen. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/19 - 4:50 pm

The MBTA reports the shuttle buses that were supposed to be a substitute for B Line trolleys are only going as far as Chestnut Hill Avenue due to flooding on Commonwealth Avenue between there and BC.

By adamg - 10/20/19 - 7:41 pm
Fluid-leaking firetruck on Commonwealth Avenue service lane

Commonwealth Avenue at Strathmore Road was shut for much of the afternoon after a firetruck suffered some sort of failure and spilled as much as 25 gallons of hydraulic fluid on the roadway.

BFD commanders on scene declared a Level 2 hazmat situation, calling in specialized crews to help clean up the spill. A large tow truck eventually came in to tow the firetruck away.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 8:40 am
Smush at Commonwealth Avenue and Washington Street in Brighton

People coming into town on the Green Line from Boston College could be 15 minutes late due to a collision between a trolley and a pickup at Comm. Ave. and Washington Street. NBC Boston reports one injury.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 9:35 am
Big bag of bagels

A puzzled citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning about the situation at Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street:

Someone left their huge bag of bagels here.

By adamg - 8/3/19 - 3:30 pm

Boston Police report a man who stopped to give some change to a man in a wheelchair at the City Convenience store, 702 Commonwealth Ave. early this morning got stabbed in the arm by another man. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 1:49 pm
Car blocks the Green Line in Allston after crash

Boston Attitude captured the aftermath along Commonwealth Avenue just past Harvard Avenue.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 9:26 am
Brighton crash

Kelly Packard came across this three-vehicle crash this morning at Commonwealth Avenue and Wallingford Road in Brighton. She reports there did not appear to be any injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 10:42 pm
Graffiti on the Chilton Club in the Back Bay

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint about fresh graffiti today on the top floors of the Chilton Club on Commonwealth Avenue at Dartmouth Street.

Compare to the graffiti at the Hynes T stop for which a JP man was charged yesterday (note in particular the small 's' on the third letter-like thing).

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 11:29 am

After performing at the Paradise on April 18, members of Crown the Empire were walking out to their tour bus when some rando outside walked up to member Brent Taddie, asked "You wanna fight?" and then, before Taddie could answer, punched him in the right side of his head, Paradise officials and police told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/19 - 9:19 pm
Crash in the Back Bay

Laurie Thomas reports:

Two cars collided at Commonwealth Avenue and Gloucester Street earlier tonight, sending one car onto its side. Bystanders said there were no injuries!

Read more.

By adamg - 7/3/19 - 10:07 am
Oh what mysteries are contained within this bottle?

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the bottle that's been sitting on Comm Ave. at Strathmore Road in Brighton for three weeks now: Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/19 - 10:10 am
Architect's rendering of Brighton project

Architect's rendering, with birds.

A downtown developer has filed plans to replace the old Hahnemann Hospital at 1515 Commonwealth Avenue with 330 apartments and condos, in a building that would include a 180-foot tall, 17-story tower. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/19 - 2:30 pm
Car on the Green Line tracks along Commonwealth Avenue

Somehow, a driver wound up on the B Line at Pleasant Street around 1:30 p.m. Kyle MacDonald reports the driver looked "a little shaken up, but OK." Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/19 - 12:57 pm

Joanne D'Alcomo and Tony D'Isidoro report in the Allston/Brighton forum that a developer has purchased the old Kindred Hospital property, which used to be the old Hahnemann Hospital property, at 1515 Commonwealth Ave., and is proposing a building of between 9 and 16 stories, with about 330 residential units, split between apartments and condos. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 11:23 am
Map of proposed new Kenmore Square

Developer Robert Korff has filed detailed plans for a 27-story hotel in Kenmore Square that would feature a new plaza in the middle of what is now one of the city's busiest intersections - with his hotel and a half-acre of public outdoor space in the middle. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/19 - 11:48 am

BU Dining Services reports the opening of a Dunkin' Donuts on Buick Street, off Commonwealth Avenue, midway between the Dunkin' Donuts at the George Sherman Union and the Dunkin' Donuts at 1020 Commonwealth Ave.

By adamg - 3/20/19 - 2:21 pm
Toy car with a parking ticket in Allston

"So Boston it hurts," Jonathan Levitt says of the scene on Comm. Ave. in Allston yesterday. But come on - the car is partly on the sidewalk. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/19 - 8:02 am
Buckled pavement after water-main break in the Back Bay

Rick Macomber shows us the aftermath of the water-main break at Commonwealth Avenue and Exeter Street last night.

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