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Check out photos and videos from Boston’s busiest moving week and Allston Christmas

A student used a shopping cart to move a mattress in Allston earlier this week.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Today is September 1, and rain or shine (it’s raining), the time-honored tradition of Allston Christmas is taking place once again amid Boston’s busiest moving week.

College students moving out of their apartments in the Boston neighborhood are leaving behind unwanted furniture, clothes, and appliances for the students moving in. Students and non-students alike travel to Allston to scavenge for leftovers.

Here are some photos and videos of this year’s “festivities” in Allston and throughout the Boston area.

Beckett Coffman, 14, sold fresh-squeezed lemonade on Commonwealth Ave., near his home while students moved into his neighborhood on Tuesday. Boston University students Brielle Parse (left) and Maria Mavrogenes waited to purchase his lemonade. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
People held umbrellas as they walked through the rain past piles of trash left out on the curb after several Boston University move-in days on Wednesday. Erin Clark/Globe Staff
Allyson Lazarre, a BU student, moved some furniture with a friend into her apartment on Ashford Street in Allston on Tuesday.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
Northeastern University student Abby Noreck (center) from North Attleborough sorted out her dorm room with her mother Chris Noreck and father Dan in the East Village dorm at Northeastern University. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
Furniture in a front yard on Ashford Street in Allston on Tuesday, left from a previous tenant.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Massachusetts State Police also made sure to show up early Wednesday morning to prevent any newbies from getting “Storrowed” — (verb): putting a moving truck over 10 feet under Storrow Drive bridge.


A scene from BU moving day last week.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
Boston College senior Ann Soong used her chin to keep control of her belongings as she moved into her dorm on the BC campus last week.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
Emerson College move-in assistants helped students arriving at 2 Boylston Place on Friday afternoon.Christiana Botic for The Boston Globe
On Tuesday, Dennis Moore with Olympic Moving helped move student belongings on Saint Stephen's Street.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

Maria Elena Little Endara can be reached at mariaelena.littleendara@globe.com.