Brighton

By - 4/21/17 - 3:12 pm

Brandon Bowser of Allston has registered his campaign for the District 9 City Council seat (Allston/Brighton) currently held by Mark Ciommo.

By - 4/20/17 - 10:55 am

Gintautas Dumcius reports that after creating an uproar yesterday with new schedules saying the new Boston Landing station would be in Zone 1 - and then compounding that by replying on Twitter to angered commuters that that was the case - the T says this morning the station will, in fact, be in Zone 1A. Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 6:27 pm

UPDATE: After telling commuters last night that the new Worcester Line schedule, showing Zone 1, was correct, the T this morning said, oops, no, Boston Landing will be in Zone 1A.

The good news is that the new Boston Landing station on the Worcester Line opens for service on May 22. The bad news is that it's been put in Zone 1, which means it'll cost $6.25 for a ride between there and Back Bay or South Station.

H/t Rick.

By - 4/15/17 - 10:35 am
Turkey in Brighton

Maybe it's because they know they're safe on this Easter weekend, but whatever the reason, reports are piling up here at Turkey Central of the birds strutting across the city, such as this fine specimen Colleen Glenney spotted in Brighton this morning. Read more.

By - 4/5/17 - 10:50 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Pui Chung Siu buy the beer, wine and liqueur license now held by the Umai sushi restaurant at 412 Market Street and turn the space into a noodle place called South of Clouds.

Siu's attorney, Meihuei Hu, told the board this morning that Siu is planning only cosmetic changes to the restaurant's interior. Nobody opposed the request.

By - 4/3/17 - 2:54 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line out in Brighton due to a trolley that bought the farm at Washington Street.

By - 3/28/17 - 10:31 am
Architect's rendering: 212-214 Market St.

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a 29-unit condo building on Market Street at Saybrook Street. Read more.

By - 3/24/17 - 10:39 pm
Incognito Bandit

The Incognito Bandit at a Citizens branch in Woburn in 2015.

Albert Taderera, 36, who faces charges for up to 16 bank robberies in the Boston area, was arrested this afternoon as he tried to board a plane for Johannesburg at Dulles Airport, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 3/20/17 - 4:55 pm
Missing space-saver sought in Brighton

One of the perils of using a favorite chair as a space saver is the risk somebody might take it - or report it to the city, which will do the same - as PlunkettPrime shows us in this picture taken today on Academy Hill Road in Brighton.

Earlier:
Snow storm, purloined trash can, space saver anger, cat turds and a handwritten note.

By - 3/12/17 - 12:21 pm
Codman Square and Brighton suspects

Codman Square and Brighton suspects.

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is investigating two recent bank robberies involving a man telling a teller he's packing a bomb. Read more.

By - 3/9/17 - 8:11 pm

John Keith reports that Fiat Chrysler is paying $14 million for the soon-to-be-shut Martignetti Liquors on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 3/2/17 - 3:57 pm

Adam Bunnell shows us the news on the front door of Martignetti Liquors on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 3/1/17 - 9:19 am

A Brighton company that says it was inspired by an African desert beetle says it's come up with a substance that can make materials, such as the surface of soccer balls, repel water, dirt, mud and ice, the Boston Business Journal reports.

The NBD in NBD Nanotechnologies stands for for "Namib Beetle Design:"

[O]ur company was inspired by the Namib Desert Beetle, an insect that is able to harvest fog in the desert by alternating hydrophobic and hydrophilic regimes on its back. This beetle has evolved to drink 12% of its weight in water via mastering surface wettability to thrive in the desert.

By - 2/18/17 - 10:18 am

The Boston Licensing Board has issued a one-day license suspension for Agoros Bar and Grill on Chesnut Hill Avenue over an incident on Jan. 14 in which a Boston College student working as a bartender sold beers to two underage BC students without even asking for their IDs. Read more.

By - 2/14/17 - 6:05 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports that New Balance's Brighton Landing project has landed a pizza place that will also offer candlepin bowling.

If you're old enough to remember when you could play bocce at a Boston-area pizza place, you probably remember when Brighton had Sammy White's.

By - 2/14/17 - 12:38 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether any punishment is warranted for the underage BC students found with beers inside Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Cleveland Circle and Umbria on Franklin St. downtown. Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 10:31 am
Architect's rendering: 1440 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton

Bird-enhanced architect's rendering.

A developer is proposing to tear down Harry's Bar and Grill, a convenience store and a Subway shop to make way for a seven-story, 37-unit residential building.

Unlike in South Boston, however, where bars have just disappeared, developer Yan Schechter says he'll leave space for Harry's Bar and Grill to return. Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 10:12 am
Brighton cone before and after

Around 7:15 a.m., Rory Nolan looked out the window in Brighton to see that somebody had put down a preventative space-saving cone. Nope, you gotta work for that cone, the city replied: Shortly before 10 a.m., the cone was gone.

By - 2/7/17 - 11:31 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved plans to build new homes for Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe and the Daughters of Israel Mikvah on Washington Street and a seven-story apartment building. Read more.

By - 2/5/17 - 1:43 pm

BPD has posted the list of streets where parking is banned today (for your own safety, so enthusiastic fans don't jump on your car roof or roll your car over, natch) and the streets that will just be shut completely at 9 p.m.