The compulsion of real estate developers to create new “districts” has come to Allston. The Mount Vernon Company has dubbed several blocks between Commonwealth Avenue and the Brookline line as the “Green District”. It has announced plans to build an environmentally friendly, 108 unit apartment building at the corner of Brainerd Road and Redford Street, adding to projects completed this summer or now underway. All of this adds to the urgency of improving service on the Boston College line.
Recent crimes in the Ashford Street area of Allston, along with continuing complaints about parties from residents, has prompted increased patrol in the area, including enforcement of the open container law. Some of the parties had as many as 100 students in attendance. Not far from that area there were three robberies the evening of Saturday, January 18.
The owners of the properties ought take a bit more interest in what happens there. How can you not know when a bar and dj booth are installed?