By - 10/17/14 - 4:16 pm

BC will be shooting off fireworks around 8 p.m. for the amusement of alumni.

By - 10/17/14 - 11:43 am

The BRA yesterday approved a proposed 101-apartment development on Commonwealth Avenue that would consist mostly of "affordable" units with just 20 rented at market rates.

The building would sit on land owned by the Brighton Marine Health Center at Warren Street.

By - 10/12/14 - 6:54 am


Free Food Samples Will Be Provided

Date and Time: Wednesday, 15 October from 7 to 8 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street. The event will take place in the New Balance Community Room.

Join representatives of Whole Foods for this cooking demonstration on preparing a nutritious meal.

Parking... Read more

By - 10/3/14 - 8:54 am


Date and Time: Tuesday, 7 October from 7 to 8 pm
Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street

Join Commissioner Evans for a discussion of public safety issues in Allston-Brighton. The presentation will include a question and answer period.... Read more

By - 10/2/14 - 3:46 pm

A Brighton Municipal Court jury yesterday convicted John Biesiot, 36, of Chicago, on 15 counts of vandalism for incidents in 2008 and 2010 that left several T cars tagged up with nom de paint of Wyse, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Judge David Driscoll sentenced Biesiot to a year and a day in the Suffolk County House of Corrections, and will hold a... Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 10:56 pm
Sunset over Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Boston Lens warched the sun go down over the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this evening.

By - 9/24/14 - 9:28 pm

Hank investigates the tree-killing ninja of Brighton, who has been rampaging for years through the streets of Brighton Center with a large blade, making sure trees die. Residents and police seem powerless to stop him and cry, help us, Hank!

By - 9/23/14 - 11:43 am

Muerl asks:

Is there somewhere to donate 20 to 25 trial sized soaps in All/Bri? Was thinking Womans Shelter?

By - 9/17/14 - 8:57 am

Associated Press reports from Cleveland Circle on people who have apparently fantasized of playing soccer in bubble wrap.

By - 9/16/14 - 11:37 am

Supporters of Smoken' Joes in Brighton Center are planning a benefit in the House of Blues Foundation Room on Sept. 25 for Wendy and Joe Dodd, who are closing the place forever on Sept. 23 due to health issues and a rent dispute with their landlord. Heather Balchunas writes:

Smoken Joe's has not just been a music venue or restaurant. For many (like myself), it

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By - 9/15/14 - 12:14 pm

A limping citizen complains about some godawful pavement on Guest Street in Brighton - and attaches a photo of a newly broken ankle to buttress the point:

I would like to thank the City of Boston for the beautiful pavement on the street outside 20 Guest St. Stepping off the curb and into this hole next to the sewer, almost killing myself and breaking

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By - 9/11/14 - 10:45 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of Smoken' Joe's on Washington Street in Brighton Center.

By - 9/2/14 - 10:06 am
Thomas J. Leach Jr.

Those of you who closely read everything I write know of my obsession fascination with photos of Peoples Federal Savings Bank CEO Thomas J. Leetch, Jr. Back in the day, when Peoples was still a mutual bank (basically as close to a credit union as you can get and still be a bank), kidlet and I were always assured by his unsmiling visage on signs... Read more

By - 8/31/14 - 3:14 pm
A joyous Allston Christmas

Somebody put out the welcome mat for returning students on Comm. Ave.

We made our annual Allston Christmas trek up to Allston and Brighton today. And while we possibly missed out on the most joyous part of the season (that would be tomorrow, of course), there was still plenty to see - including some guys throwing a couch off a second-floor porch on an Allston Street side street (it bounced).

Comm. Ave. couch fort:

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 11:02 pm
Chariot at Charles River Speedway

The Boston Business Journal reports the state Department of Conservation will hand the old Charles River Speedway property along Soldiers Field Road to a development group that will turn the old horse-track administration building/MDC/State Police barracks into an arts center with space for restaurants and which will build an apartment building atop the less historically important parts of the parcel.

The speedway, built... Read more

By - 8/21/14 - 8:13 am
Fire on Murdock Street in Brighton

Murdock Street fire. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 105 Murdock St. went to four alarms after firefighters responded around 7:05 a.m. The fire spread to the neighboring 107 Murdock.

One man was found dead inside 105 Murdock St. The department says a neighbor may have prevented a worse toll by propping a ladder against the side of the building before firefighters arrived:


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By - 8/16/14 - 3:18 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request from New York celebrichef Mario Batali to buy the liquor license of the recently shuttered Castlebar in Oak Square.

If the board approves, Batali will be able to serve harder libations to customers of his planned Babbo pizzeria in a new building under construction on Fan Pier.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday... Read more

By - 8/14/14 - 12:26 am

Boston Police report a resident of a first-floor apartment at 1850 Comm. Ave. pointed a camera at her window to try to capture the guy she thought she saw peering in last night. The video shows what it recorded around 12:35 a.m., police say.

If the peeper looks familiar, contact D-14 detectives at 617-343-4256 or contact the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or... Read more

By - 8/8/14 - 10:02 am
Proposed veterans apartments in Brighton

Proposed Brighton Marine building.

The hill heading up Comm. Ave. from Warren Street could be transformed in coming years under plans by developers to add a new apartment building aimed at veterans and to turn an office building into a home for young single professionals.

Officials from the Brighton Marine Health Center showed off plans for a 101-unit project at the start of the hill, at Warren Street at... Read more