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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.

By adamg - 3/16/22 - 8:31 pm
Brighton creeper

Boston Police have released an artist's rendering of the guy they say broke into an apartment on Bellvista Road and then just stood there, staring at the sleeping woman he found there early Tuesday and who was spotted skulking around fire escapes elsewhere in the area. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/22 - 3:53 pm

Brandon Bowser reports the Silhouette, 200 Brighton Ave. in Allston, will be re-opening at 4 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/22 - 10:49 am
Rendering of proposed apartment building from Smith Field

Rendering by Gensler of the view from Smith Field.

The developers who proposed a three-building life-sciences complex to replace the current WBZ studios on Soldiers Field Road in Allston this week added plans for a fourth building - a six-story, 85-unit apartment building, with more affordable units than required by the city, as requested by local elected officials. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/22 - 1:43 pm

Update: Northeastern goes even further.

BU announced today that starting March 7:

Face masks will no longer be required in most areas on campus, including dining halls, residential housing common areas, offices, libraries, food courts, and common areas in buildings and colleges. Masks will continue to be required indoors for instructional purposes and lectures in classrooms, the BU Shuttle, all healthcare facilities, and in those venues which are open to the public and host ticketed events.

By adamg - 2/17/22 - 10:24 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request by the new owner of Steve's Kitchen, 120 Harvard Ave. in Allston, to change the name to Cafe Weekend. Longtime owner Steve Stamos recently sold the place to Juhun Kwak after 37 years of hash slinging.

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