Archive for March 8th, 2012

March 8, 2012

Who are you wearing?

The annual “Rock the Village” fashion and music mash-up will be held tonight at the Brighton Music Hall on Brighton Avenue. Doors open at 8 PM, models hit the catwalk at 11PM, and your $12 ticket benefits the Allston Village Main Streets program. Expect a mix of what you can see along Harvard Avenue and hear in basements across South Allston.

March 8, 2012

1501, Charing Cross Road?

Tonight’s meeting will give neighbors a look at the plans for the city-owned property at 1501 Commonwealth Avenue. The report on Boston.com contains no explanation for the name, “Charing Cross,” which seems an attempt at…what? So people can imagine they are buying a condo above a quaint British bookshop?

The project as described looks pretty good, and will bring some life to a stretch of the avenue that sorely needs it. Let’s hope the city will make good use of the $50,000 developer contribution to improve the shabby median across from the site, and the $25,000 that is pledged to Ringer Park. One question that I did not see answered was what are the income levels for the eighteen apartments designated as affordable.

March 8, 2012

Two weeks later, still no clue in BC student disappearance

The family of Franco Garcia has not given up hope or the search.

March 8, 2012

Someone is going to hell

Nothing is sacred anymore. A woman told the District 14 police that her wallet was stolen from a pew while she was in the chapel at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

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