Archive for February 16th, 2012

February 16, 2012

A field of dreams and Ultimate Frisbee

New Balance, continuing its march across the community, has now claimed naming rights to the new playing field that BU will build at the corner of Babcock and Gardner Streets in Allston. Games will take place atop a 350 car garage, and there will be room for one thousand spectators in the stands. Ultimate Frisbee will be added to the school’s roster of intramural sports, which will be among the club sports using the field. The women’s varsity field hockey team will get the most turf-time, returning for their first home games after eleven years of off-campus contests and practices.

Kudos to New Balance. They are putting serious money into Allston Brighton, they pay property taxes, and their plans will generate jobs and activity that seem like they will benefit our neighborhood. Maybe we have an alternative to Harvard’s ‘Occupy Allston’ approach: buy it and do nothing.

February 16, 2012

Playing possum

The Animal Rescue League tweeted that a possum managed to wiggle its way into the wheel well of a car in Brighton. Better to find a critter attached to your tire than the Denver Boot. (Image courtesy of Cody Pope)

February 16, 2012

Machete suspect arrested

The machete-wielding man who is accused of a home invasion this morning at 136 Chiswick Road in Brighton has been arrested.

February 16, 2012

Two ways to run

Ward 22 Democrats will be caucusing this Saturday, February 18 to select delegates to the state convention. The twenty-two political junkies who win will get to spend the first Saturday of June in Springfield. Smith Senior Center, 20 Chestnut Hill Avenue, be a registered Democrat and get there no later than 2 PM to be eligible to vote. If you prefer to run on your own two feet, New Balance is giving free stuff and advice on winter running that morning from 9 to 12 near the Hatch Shell, according to

February 16, 2012

When it takes more than a genius

If your peace of mind centers on your iPhone, you may want to call this guy if something goes wrong with it. (The Globe article may be behind a paywall, sorry.) Curt Ingram operates his repair shop on Washington Street in Brighton Center, above where Minihane’s Flowers used to be.


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