Allston

By - 3/25/19 - 6:27 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted men from Dedham and Norwood on charges they shot a man in the thigh during a large closing-time brawl that started inside Patron's, at the corner of Brighton and Harvard avenues on Nov. 26, 2015. However, the jury did convict them for illegal possession of a firearm, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/25/19 - 8:55 am

The Daily Free Press reports on the allegations against the as yet unnamed student organization, which included "sleep deprivation, strenuous physical activity, physical abuse, yelling and running errands for current members," as well as withholding food and keeping new members from studying for their classes.

By - 3/22/19 - 12:08 am

A federal judge today sentenced Raymond Montoya, 71, to 14 1/2 years in prison for the tens of millions of dollars he convinced friends and acquaintances to invest in a hedge fund that he was actually using as a piggy bank to buy expensive cars and watches and to pay off his kids' medical educations - and one of of his son's $1 million mortgage. Read more.

By - 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 - 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 - 3/7/19 - 9:24 am

Mayor Walsh today announced a set of initiatives to make Boston roads safer and less clogged that include lowering the default citywide speed limit from 25 to 20 m.p.h., dedicated bus lanes on Brighton Avenue in Allston and North Washington Street along the North End, special pickup/drop-off lanes for Uber and Lyft cars - but also rush-hour surcharges for riding in them - and free T passes for all students in grades 7 through 12, regardless of whether they're BPS students. Read more.

By - 3/5/19 - 4:12 pm
Traffic cone that urges reader not to take parking space or the cone itself in Allston

Shamus Moynihan ran across (but not over) this message-bearing cone in Allston today.

By - 2/28/19 - 5:16 pm

The American Repertory Theater reports it will be moving from Cambridge to Allston thanks to a $100-million donation to Harvard to build "a state-of-the-art research and performance center" in Allston - although it will remain in its current home in the Loeb Drama Center for several years. Read more.

By - 2/26/19 - 1:30 pm
Brandon Bowser

Brandon Bowser announced today he is running this fall for the District 9 (Allston/Brighton) city-council seat now held by Mark Ciommo.

Ciommo defeated Bowser in 2017 to retain the seat.

Bowser, an educator at the Edison School, says he is running because: Read more.

By - 2/25/19 - 8:46 am

The Herald reports the death of Harold Brown, who only retired last year as CEO of the Hamilton Co.

By - 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 - 1/31/19 - 9:04 am

The Daily Free Press reports the 7-Eleven on Commonwealth Avenue at Harvard Avenue was held up by a masked man with a gun around 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday.

By - 1/28/19 - 6:12 pm
Truck on Soldiers Field Road

Gm2059 had a front-row seat this afternoon when a trucker missed a storrowing on Soldiers Field Road inbound in Allston by maybe a couple inches.

By - 1/27/19 - 7:42 pm

Five people were displaced this evening when a fire broke out in a second-floor room at 32 Mansfield St.

By - 1/14/19 - 2:13 pm
Breedon and Nave

Two people have created formal campaigns for a possible run for the Allston-Brighton city-council seat now held by Mark Ciommo.

Read more.

By - 1/10/19 - 5:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by Brian Burke to open the Sandwich Schlepper at 253-261 North Harvard St., a couple blocks away from Barry's Corner, in an 1890s building that Burke is restoring. Read more.

By - 1/10/19 - 5:06 pm

WBUR reports MassDOT has picked a plan to deal with the decaying elevated Massachusetts Turnpike section in Allston by straightening it out and dropping it to ground level.

To make room for that, the state will then build a new elevated roadway above one side of the turnpike to carry Soldiers Field road, which now runs along the Charles, as part of the $1.1-billion plan.

By - 1/8/19 - 8:02 am
Marty's

Repair crews were at work this morning. Photo by Rory Nolan.

WBZ reports a woman suffered life-threatening injuries when the car she was in jumped the curb, hit a tree and wound up sideways inside Marty's Fine Wines and Liquors on North Beacon Street around 2:20 a.m. One person was taken from the scene in handcuffs. NBC Boston reports owner Marty Siegal does not have insurance, but will try to get the store re-opened.

By - 12/18/18 - 11:37 am

Bryant Rodriguez will attend the Allston Civic Association meeting tomorrow to introduce himself as the new owner of Carlo's Cucina on Brighton Avenue. Read more.

By - 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.