BRA cancels review of $80M Cleveland Circle project

BRA cancels review of $80M Cleveland Circle project after neighborhood group protests - Boston Business Journal:

"The Boston Redevelopment Authority has retreated from a plan to review an $80 million proposal to transform the shuttered Cleveland Circle Cinema in Brighton amid vocal opposition from neighborhood groups."

Preschool will open at Charlesview property

Preschool will open at Charlesview property - News - Allston/Brighton TAB - Allston, MA:

Responding to residents’ request for a daycare/preschool, Community Builders reached out to Pine Village in November, which is a Spanish-immersion preschool with eight locations and 400 children in the Boston area.
The preschool will occupy the westernmost space in the Charlesview property, with an estimated 4,200 square feet and space for 60 children. They expect to open in early September.

Harold Brown plans $200k upgrade to Twin Donuts

Harold Brown plans $200k upgrade to Twin Donuts in Brighton - Boston Business Journal:

"Twin Donuts, a 1950s-era landmark and long-serving restaurant in Allston’s Union Square, will undergo a major face lift this spring"

40 apartments planned for Cambridge Street

The owners of several properties in Allston (including the historic Pizzeria Regina building) are proposing this $7 million new building on Cambridge Street on the site of Do Re Mi karaoke.

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The Presentation School Foundation March Event on Health and Nutrition

11 March, Tuesday: Organic Foods and GMOs- Pros and Cons

Join Zach Conrad for a discussion from 7 to 8 pm focusing on the debate over organic food versus food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Some say that organic food is healthier and better for the environment, while others argue that GMOs are necessary to feed the world. As consumers, how can we make sense of this debate so that we know what to buy at the grocery store? Zach Conrad is a researcher on nutrition and agriculture at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.

CommonBoston Forum – Allston-Brighton & Kendall/MIT

CB Forum – Allston-Brighton & Kendall/MIT- Eventbrite:

"An Interactive Discussion on Vibrant Communities, featuring panelists from the City of Cambridge, NB Development Group, the Charles River Conservancy, Allston Village Main Streets and more!

Please join Common Boston in kicking off our 2014 programming with a very special event, the CB Forum! This interactive conversation will be framed by our theme "The Places In Between" and focus on our two Common Point neighborhoods– Kendall/MIT and Allston-Brighton. We'll chat with local residents, students, designers, business people and community leaders about what makes for a vibrant community from their perspective. Audience Q&A to follow."

Microsoft NERD Center

  • 1 Memorial Dr #1
    Cambridge, MA 02142

Someone Thought Allston Would Make a Great Home for the Olympics

Boston Olympics 2024: Google Maps Layout of Olympic Venues in Allston | BostInno:

It's on the Charles River. It's flanked by Cambridge Street, Soldiers Field Road, and Interstate 90. It's where traffic (everything really) comes to a complete standstill. It's the home of the 2024 Boston Olympics: Allston, Massachusetts.

Linden Street party throwers land in jail

That party, thrown last September, earned its four alleged hosts, all Boston University students, one charge each of keeping a disorderly house. They were put on pretrial probation, police said, and were told that if they stayed out of trouble, all would be forgiven.
But four months later came the second party. When police arrived around 1 a.m., partiers slammed the door in officers’ faces and locked it, police said. Scores of people, many underage, began pouring out doors and windows. When police did get in, they found more than 1,000 beer cans.
Partygoers at the January bash told police that the house was used by a BU fraternity, “Z.B.T.”, according to the police report. The fraternity president declined to comment Thursday.
Boston University spokesman Colin Riley said he could not comment on individual students.
“We expect our students to be good neighbors and respect the laws,” he said.