By - 11/22/15 - 10:55 am
Market Street in Brighton with JFK photo

RoadTrip New England updates a bit of Brighton history on Market Street.

By - 11/20/15 - 6:25 am

A fire that broke out around 1:30 a.m. at 40 Champeney St. went to two alarms, did an estimated $500,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the hospital for evaluation, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The cause of the fire, which broke out in the rear of the building, is under investigation, the department says. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 4:57 pm
Milton Rivera

Boston Police report they are looking for Milton Rivera, 70, who was last seen leaving his home at 91 Washington St. in Brighton around 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

Rivera is about 5'5" and 170 lbs, with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a green T-shirt, black pants, black shoes and a black jacket.

He may frequent his previous address at 9 Parkman St. in Dorchester or his previous place of employment at Roxbury Community College.

If you see him, call 911 or D-14 detectives at 617-343-4256.

By - 11/10/15 - 12:17 pm

A crackdown on underage drinkers in Cleveland Circle has sent the fake-ID crowd outward in Brighton, forcing bars that want no part of them to step up their ID checking.

The news came too late for Porter Belly's, on Washington Street in Brighton Center, which found itself before the Boston Licensing Board this morning to explain why police snared two underage drinkers there one night in September - one of whom needed a ride down to District D-14 after he allegedly tried to evade a police detective asking to see his real ID, not the fake license in his wallet. Read more.

By - 11/9/15 - 12:01 pm

Gammada Musa, 25, of Brighton, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on charges he gunned down Desmond Joseph as Joseph was loading a baby stroller into the back of a car on Telford Street late on Oct. 22. Read more.

By - 11/7/15 - 7:09 am

Boston Police report the arrest of Gammada Musa, 25, on charges he shot Desmond Joseph to death on Telford Street on Oct. 22. Read more.

By - 11/3/15 - 7:25 am
Dogs vs. turkeys in Brighton

Maryr spotted these dogs and turkeys warily eyeing each other through a fence in Brighton yesterday.

By - 11/2/15 - 11:06 am

Boston Restaurant Talk puts your fevered worries to rest: They're just doing some renovations, not suddenly closing forever.

By - 11/2/15 - 9:14 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 5 Washington St. project in Brighton

Architect's revised rendering of 5 Washington St. in Brighton.

The Cambridge developer that wants to tear down the gas station and offices on the town line on Washington Street has submitted revised plans to the BRA that shrink the building from six to four floors - by reducing the number of units from 145 to 118 - and now plans to give tenants T passes for three months and a year's ZipCar membership to try to reduce the impact on local roads. Read more.

By - 10/31/15 - 10:11 am
Dinosaur in Brighton Center

PlunkettPrime stayed well clear of the ravenous dinosaur out for a bite in Brighton Center.

By - 10/29/15 - 11:05 am
Messed up Green Line trolley

Harry Wong noticed today that somebody spent a fair amount of time decorating a Green Line trolley at the Cleveland Circle yard with a large representation of a classic English word.

Alas for Tagger Dude, that's an un-rebuilt old trolley, so it's not going anywhere, except to get fixed and repaired (the Globe reports it's not one of the trolleys heading to upstate New York for a major overhaul). Also, when it comes to taggers, T cops go into Mountie mode.

By - 10/28/15 - 10:00 am

Pedestrian plaza proposed for Harvard/Comm intersection

The City of Boston Public Works Department last night presented new plans for the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Brighton Avenue (Packards Corner) and Warren/Kelton Streets.

To create space for wider sidewalks and dedicated space for people biking, it was proposed that left-side angled parking be removed from the carriage road and any remaining angled parking be reconfigured to parallel parking along the curb. Read more.

By - 10/27/15 - 11:23 pm
Wanted for Desmond Joseph's murder

Boston Police are seeking the public's help to find the man they say shot Desmond Joseph to death last Thursday.

Gammada Musa, 25, is described as black, about 5’10” and 195 lbs. Read more.

By - 10/27/15 - 8:43 am

A citizen who recently resumed smoking after 17 years complains that workers at a Cleveland Circle condo complex keep removing the hand-made ash trays he keeps putting out by a bench near Cassidy Playground so he can "have my coffee and cigarettes and watch the geese" and comply with the complex's rule against smoking inside.

H/t Hingle McDingleberry.

By - 10/23/15 - 12:07 am
Desmond Joseph

Update: Victim identified as Desmond Joseph, 30.

Shortly before midnight on Telford Street, Kevin Wiles reports. The homicide unit was called in; BEMS Incidents reports the victim died.

A nearby resident reported hearing four shots.

By - 10/19/15 - 11:02 am

The Dunkin' Donuts on Beacon Street, next to Mary Ann's, is changing its hours from 24 hours a day to 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Boston Licensing Board considers the license change on Thursday.

By - 10/16/15 - 4:12 pm
Alleged fake bomb used in Brighton bank holdup

It's amazing what you can do with some tubes and wires, red cellophane, a knob and a battery.

A federal grand jury this week indicted Kenneth Denny, 60, for allegedly holding up a Brighton Center bank with a phony bomb.

Although the faux-bombe was enough to convince a teller to hand Denny some $4,000 in cash, he never got a chance to spend any of it, according to an affidavit by an FBI agent: As he completed his transaction, Denny allegedly left his wallet, containing a photo ID, on the counter, and a Boston cop who'd spotted him nearby on the way into the bank recognized his photo and he was quickly swarmed and arrested.

The affidavit describes the government's version of what happened: Read more.

By - 10/6/15 - 10:38 pm

The Globe reports Secretary of State and Brighton resident Bill Galvin has managed to block construction of an apartment complex for veterans because it would mean demolishing some old buildings that neither the Boston Landmarks Commission nor the Brighton-Allston Historical Society say are important enough to save - especially since there are numerous clones of the buildings across the Northeast.

By - 10/2/15 - 10:46 am

UPDATE: Tree removed, service resumed.

The T is shutting the Green Line between Fenway and Reservoir at 11 a.m. so workers can remove a large tree that is now leaning dangerously close to the overhead wires near Reservoir. Expect a two-hour shutdown.

Because substitute bus service will be limited, customers are strongly encouraged to use the closest stations along the Green Line’s C branch (Beacon Street).

Bus service will be available for persons with disabilities at Reservoir and Kenmore Stations.

By - 10/1/15 - 9:45 pm

Fans of the brushed metal look better hurry over before it's stripped away.

Pizza-making brothers from the Fall River suburb of Somerset have an agreement to buy the long closed Roggie's on Chestnut Hill Avenue and remake it as their second pizza place. Read more.