By - 1/25/15 - 2:46 pm

Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.

By - 1/15/15 - 7:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Mary Ann's to shut for two days as punishment for a Nov. 14 police inspection that found six underage customers with beers in their possession.

At a hearing on Tuesday, Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey said he and his partner immediately noticed "several small groups of patrons" who appeared to be too young to be quaffing suds legally.

Sure enough,... Read more

By - 1/14/15 - 6:54 pm

Randi Berkowitz, 64, and Patricia DiGiacomo, 58, today pleaded guilty to scores of charges that they took advantage of their neighbor's love of her cat, Puddy, and managed to steal her condo and savings and several hundred thousand dollars in government benefits, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Berkowitz pleaded guilty to 16 counts of larceny, 12 counts of fiduciary embezzlement, 13 counts of... Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 7:27 am

Ariana Restaurant, currently at 129 Brighton Ave., is looking to decamp for a larger space in the new Charlesview complex at 384 Western Ave.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing on Wednesday, owner Baheja Rostami and her attorney said the extra space in the new location would mean "a more comfortable location" than the present storefront.

Ariana needs permission from the licensing board... Read more

By - 1/1/15 - 11:10 am
Heating pipe blamed for Brighton fire

The offending pipe. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 10:56 a.m. to 222 Foster St., a four-unit building called Parma Gardens.

Before the fire was declared knocked down about a half hour later, the fire went to two alarms.

The fire, which traveled along the heating pipe from the basement to the second floor, did an estimated $200,000 in damage, the department reports.

battling... Read more

By - 12/30/14 - 9:06 am

A.P. Blake reports on an incident at Market and Mapleton streets in Brighton this morning. He rolled up his window, called 911 and waited until a uniformed officer arrived.

By - 12/29/14 - 11:37 am

Boston College says it's doing its part to minimize the impact of students in the 17-story apartment building it bought on Comm. Ave. in part by installing locks that will keep students from opening windows more than six inches - and which will make apartment balconies completely off limits to them.

In a filing with the BRA, BC says the changes at 2000 Comm.... Read more

By - 12/25/14 - 2:07 pm
Comparison of sneakers from New Balance and Converse

From the New Balance complaint.

Brighton-based New Balance is suing soon-to-be North End-based Converse over lawsuits Converse has filed against other sneaker companies.

Converse did not name New Balance in its trademark suits and International Trade Commission complaints over the stylings of other vendors' sneakers, which Converse says is too close to its own Chuck Taylors. But New Balance launched a preemptive lawsuit to make sure Converse doesn't turn... Read more

By - 12/13/14 - 10:13 am

It's been a couple years since Joe Fitzgerald wrote about his house Jew, this woman in Brighton who so loves Christmas. This year, she's enlisted on the war on those nasty atheists who want to take the Christ out of Christmas.

By - 12/9/14 - 2:32 pm

UPDATE: Around 3:35 p.m., Boston Police broke up what appeared to be a brewing altercation related to the earlier incident at Comm. Ave. and Warren - where they also stopped a Green Line trolley in search of somebody on the train. Police arrested several teens.

School Police today detained a student at the Boston Green Academy, 20 Warren St., after they found him with a... Read more

By - 12/3/14 - 12:05 pm
Globe Direct in trees

Brilliant Geeks surely does appreciate how Globe Direct is decorating an evergreen in his Brighton yard.

By - 12/2/14 - 9:26 am


See the popular film


Free Pizza


Date and Time: Saturday, 6 December following the Oak Square Tree Lighting. The event will start at @ 5:45 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community... Read more

By - 11/30/14 - 12:50 pm
New Balance headquarters in Brighton

Phil photographed the new New Balance headquarters going up in Brighton recently.

Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/30/14 - 11:02 am

A concerned citizen complains about the bartender at a drinking establishment on Market Street in Brighton:

Bartender is drinking heavily and adding his drinks to patron's tabs.

By - 11/18/14 - 11:11 am
Proposed building at 5 Washington St. in Brighton

Architect's rendering (note Chicago cop in lower left).

A developer has filed plans with the BRA to replace a gas station and small office building at 5 Washington St., across from the Whole Foods and next to the Brookline line, with a 145-unit, six-story residential building.

In its filing, Urban Spaces LLC of Cambridge says it would also build a two-level, 105-car garage under the 80-foot-tall building and leave space for new... Read more

By - 11/18/14 - 10:31 am

Boston Development, which won BRA approval in June to replace the old Cleveland Circle Cinema and the Applebee's with a hotel and an apartment complex, is bringing on a new development partner and plans to limit residents to the silver-haired set.

In a press release, Boston Development and new partner National Development say:

The 162-key hotel and 92-unit residential project with retail

... Read more
By - 11/14/14 - 1:48 pm
Wanted for Brighton breakin

Boston Police have some questions for these two guys about a housebreak on Lake Street near Glenmont Road in Brighton shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police say a homeowner was taking a shower while a man broke into the house and stole $6,500 worth of electronics, including an iPhone that these two guys were later spotted trying to sell on Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.... Read more

By - 11/11/14 - 10:22 am


Date and Time: Tuesday, 18 November from 7 to 8 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street. The event will take place in a community room on the building’s lower level.

Join Zach Conrad, a PhD Candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy... Read more

By - 11/10/14 - 9:52 pm
Brighton Avenue in the dark in Allston

Brighton Avenue? More like Darkon Avenue. Photo by PBR.

Bit of a blackout in parts of the neighborhood tonight.

By - 10/31/14 - 7:33 pm

This video was produced as a pilot for an upcoming BU Today video series featuring Mayor Menino making visits to a variety of diverse, affordable, and local neighborhood restaurants in Boston.

Best part: When Menino goes "Well, gimme my fork back! Jeez!"