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My time in Allston

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Raising a Ruckus in Allston

Rita DiGesse, a resident for 77 years, doesn't want Harvard building in North Allston unless they agree to listen.


Harvard museum plan draws criticism

North Allston residents criticized Harvard's plan to build a museum at the location of an abandoned warehouse (pictured) in Barry's corner -- a busy intersection residents would like to see as the future heart of North Allston.


Graffiti leaves its mark

Graffiti, especially "tagging" -- a type of individualized graffiti -- is creating grief for residents, community groups, businesses and the local police.


Front yard parking annoys neighbors

Residents and city officials are working on a way to prevent more landowners from paving their yards -- a homebrew solution to the lack of parking in the neighborhood.



Brazilian filmmaker explores domestic violence

Diego Rocha, 21, a resident of Framingham is working with Allston's Brazilian Immigrants Center (pictured) on a film about domestic violence and sexual abuse in the workplace, one of several problems afflicting Allston's large Brazilian community.

An oasis of diverse businesses

Harvard Avenue (pictured) -- a traffic-clogged street that runs like an artery through the center of Allston's business district --is an island of diverse businesses and restaurants.


Community still hurt by Catholic school closings

Over a year-and-a-half since the Archdiocese closed Our Lady of Presentation School and St. Anthony's Elementary School (pictured) in Brighton and Allston, residents are still feeling the effects.