Archive for April, 2012

April 5, 2012

The breakfast club

Twin Donuts Snow

Allston’s iconic Twin Donuts gets a rave write-up in the Boston Phoenix. (photo courtesy of walknboston)

April 3, 2012

Allston murder ends in life in prison

A name-calling incident that escalated into a murder near the corner of Harvard and Brighton Avenues has ended in a sentence of life in prison for the perpetrator. The incident started at what was then the Kells, and a few steps away the the victim died, stabbed in the heart.

April 3, 2012

Get a life, guys

Four graffiti bandits were apprehended by Boston police after they decided to decorate some walls and an electric box at the corner of Goodenough Street and Electric Avenue in Brighton. They ranged in age from 24 to 37 years old. What’s their tag – “L” as in Loser?

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April 3, 2012


Pino’s Pizza, which has been serving slices in Cleveland Circle since 1962, is celebrating its half-century mark by offering a 50% discount on their entire menu today.

April 2, 2012

Bare ruined choirs

The interior of St. Gabriel’s church, which closed in July 2007, is in tough shape, based on these photos. There appears to be a lot of water damage. The property had been owned by St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, but I am not sure if the sale of the hospital to the for-profit Steward Healthcare System included the church, monastery and long-closed school.

April 2, 2012

Puppy love

Chloe, who disappeared from Ringer Park back in February, was re-united with her owner about a week later. A woman from Brookline was able to take custody of the lost canine and contact the owner. I have been meaning to post this happy ending for a while, thanks to Abigail Furey for the update.

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April 2, 2012

Before and after

The owner of 60-62 Dunboy Street will be up before the Board of Appeal on April 10 to legalize the expansion of living space into the basement. This request is also going to be discussed Thursday at the BAIA. This is how the house looked before construction:

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This is how it looks now.

Obviously a bit more was going on than just adding some basement living space, but the work is complete and it is pretty much a moot question. There was a “For Sale” sign in front, but that is now gone and the units may be on the rental market.

April 1, 2012

Will there be a red carpet?

You thought there was enough drama in the streets of Allston already? The developers of 9-23 Griggs Street are offering a theater as one of the amenities. Residents will also benefit from the usual fitness center and roof deck. Mount Vernon Company, the developer, has also been acquiring some other property in the area, most recently 83 rental apartments at 74-86 Brainerd Road. And this Thursday they will be at the Brighton Allston Improvement Association to talk about a proposal for 79 units at 66 Brainerd Road. They have a lot going on in a small sliver along the Brookline border, it will be interesting to see what else they want to do.

April 1, 2012

Kiddie cops

Baby Police

The Boston Police Department is looking for Allston Brighton recruits for its summer Junior Police Academy. It’s open to any child between 9 and 12 years old. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Sandri)

April 1, 2012

Nice vs. nasty

How to charm a girl.

How not to.

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April 1, 2012

Patron passes out on table

Tuesday the Licensing Board will hear what some local watering holes have to say in response to the following:

Tavern in the Square in Allston was hit with a charge of serving a 64-ounce pitcher of beer to only one person. This is violates the law that limits one person from being given more that two drinks at a time, and is also basically unenforceable by bar staff.

Around the corner on Harvard Avenue, Wonder Bar got nabbed for an employee on patron assault and serving a minor.

And Myong Dong, a Korean restaurant and bar also on Harvard Avenue, will have to explain why they served so much booze to a patron he passed out on the table. The place was also cited for overcrowding. Well, obviously, if the place was that packed, the table was the only place to sleep it off.


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