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.

Frosty reception to Boston Skating Club’s proposed $50M facility

Frosty reception to Boston Skating Club’s proposed $50M facility - Boston Business Journal: "Proponents of a $50 million facility for the Boston Skating Club faced an icy crowd on Tuesday night as residents of Boston’s Allston-Brighton neighborhood balked at the planned three-rink development on Lincoln Street, less than a mile from the existing rink."

Smith Health Center gets $8M tax credit

New health center coming to Allston-Brighton - Boston Business Journal: "The Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center in Boston’s Allston-Brighton neighborhood has secured an $8 million New Markets Tax Credit that will help finance its new health center."

Harvard Task Force Report Outlines Vision for Allston

Left unsaid is how Harvard would like Allston to feel for people who live here.

SEAS Task Force Report Outlines Preliminary Vision for Allston Campus | News | The Harvard Crimson:

“Allston should feel like home to both students and faculty,” the authors wrote. “A home is not luxurious necessarily, but is fully appointed with the comforts and attractions of a place students and faculty want to go to, return to, and never leave.”

"Local Food: Is It Better?" at the PSF Community Center, Thursday at 7pm

The Presentation School Foundation Community Center

"Healthy Food and Nutrition: Local Food: Is It Better?
Come hear Zach Conrad discuss whether locally grown food is healthier than other food and whether it is better for the environment. The discussion from 7 to 8 pm also will focus on how to find local foods. Zach Conrad is a researcher on nutrition and agriculture at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University."

The event is free and open to the public.

The event will take place at the PSF Community Center, 640 Washington Street, either in the recently renovated New Balance Community Room or the Little Sprouts Community Room for Budding Scholars. Both rooms are on the lower level of the community center. Parking is available and the PSF Community Center can be reached by taking the 57 or 64 buses to Oak Square.

For more information, call 617.782.8670 or email PSF at

Skating Club of Boston comment period extended to Wednesday, February 19th

Comments about the proposal at for the Skating Club to move to Lincoln Street should be sent to

New Balance buys 2.5 acre BL Makepeace property

New Balance fits parcel into plan | Boston Herald

"New Balance, which is building a new $500 million headquarters complex in Brighton, added to its property holdings there this week with the more than $10 million purchase of another Guest Street property. The Hub athletic footwear and clothing company bought the approximately 2.5-acre property at 125 Guest St., the site of a reprographics company."