Archive for March 4th, 2013

March 4, 2013

That train has left the station

The Beacon Park rail yards next the Mass. Pike in Allston are now unused and empty, as shown in this photo. Harvard owns the 91 acres that are occupied by the pike and the rail tracks, which they refer to as “Allston Landing South,” but would need state approval for any development, according to the Crimson article.

Some history of the site, courtesy of the Brighton Allston Historical Society.

March 4, 2013

Another bank, another language

Mt. Washington Bank, a division of the mighty East Boston Savings Bank, has opened a branch in the CVS plaza on Brighton Avenue. Services are offered in several languages, including Albanian. Now that is niche marketing.

March 4, 2013

Why would anyone want to join a BU fraternity?

The party where a BU student was found unconscious and later died was hosted by a fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu. The chapter has been suspended. It is the latest in a series of serious incidents involving BU frats.


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