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Moving trucks, dumpsters, and couches on sidewalks: It’s Christmas . . . in Allston.

Photos and video from the annual ritual in Boston known as Allston Christmas.

AndrewAmanda Leigh-Bullard, a first year graduate student at Boston University, searched for apartment items on RedesdaleStreet in Allston. "I heard rumor of Allston Christmas. Since I don't have a lot of resources I came to see what I could find. I'm finding all the things I need, two laps, a backpack, an end table... everything but a crockpot," Leigh-Bullard said.
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A first-year graduate student at Boston University, searched for apartment items on RedesdaleStreet in Allston.
Movers kept busy on Wadsworth Street.
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Movers kept busy on Wadsworth Street.
On Wadsworth Street, Boston University student Lina Guo took a break while moving.
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On Wadsworth Street, Boston University student Lina Guo took a break while moving.
Armin Gunther, from Colorado, waited for his son on a coach in a moving van.
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Armin Gunther, from Colorado, waited for his son on a coach in a moving van.
Edward Cardona and Cameron Secorsky balanced a plant while moving a couch in Allston.
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Edward Cardona and Cameron Secorsky balanced a plant while moving a couch in Allston.
 Boston Ma 9/1/16 Where is Tom Brady He is at Brighton Ave Allston looking over move in day Globe photo David Ryan
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A cutout of Tom Brady oversaw moving activities in Allston on Sept. 1.
 Boston Ma 9/1/16 Rubbish pickers go through dumpsters looking for gold by Brighton Ave Globe photo David Ryan
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People went through dumpsters looking for treasure near Brighton Avenue.
 Boston Ma 9/1/16 Violation blocking sidewalk with trash City of Boston Inspectional Services were on hand on Linden St Globe photo David Ryan
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Merry Allston Christmas! #allston #allstonchristmas #boston #movingday #sidewalkdeals #freestuff

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?It's the most wonderful time of the year?Happy Allston Christmas everyone!

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