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Allston: From lamentable to lovable

Allston's charms can sometimes be hidden under the neighborhood's annual traffic-clogging flood of arriving college students, at least to the casual observer. Allston's charms can sometimes be hidden under the neighborhood's annual traffic-clogging flood of arriving college students, at least to the casual observer. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff/file 2007)
By Jennifer Schwartz
Globe Correspondent / August 17, 2008

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I never wanted to move to Allston. As an arrogant Boston University freshman attending apartment soirées with my older boyfriend, I snubbed my classmates who cruised the Gardner-Ashford-Pratt streets in search of Busch Light-flooded frat parties. You know, the kind where you pay five bucks for a cup at the door only to find that the keg's tapped? Or the ... (Full article: 776 words)

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