Brighton

By - 4/21/14 - 2:39 pm

RedSox223 caught him in Wellesley Center:

Meb Keflezighi in Wellesley.

Photo copyright RedSox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/17/14 - 3:53 pm

Randi Berkowitz, 58, and Patricia DiGiacomo, 63, were arraigned today on a 63-count indictment charging they used their neighbor's cat to gain entry to her life and her finances - which they then allegedly plundered - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

The two ingratiated themselves with the victim, a Strathmore Road neighbor who lived next door to them on Strathmore Road, by caring... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 3:20 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the BRA has withdrawn the proposed mixed-use development from its agenda this week, with one official saying this is to try to reach a compromise with neighbors over the height of the buildings.

By - 4/11/14 - 2:46 pm

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A diverse group of residents, commuters, transportation advocates, business owners, and elected officials packed a standing-room only Jackson Mann Community Center last night for the first MassDOT public meeting of the Mass Pike Interchange Improvement Project.

The $260 million project proposes to straighten the Mass Pike between Harvard Ave in Allston and BU's Nickerson Field, remove aging concrete support structures, and... Read more

By - 4/6/14 - 6:07 pm
Crocuses in Brighton

Erica Mattison spotted these spring harbingers in a yard on Comm. Ave. in Brighton today.

By - 4/1/14 - 4:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what to do about a one-punch fight at Lincoln Bar and Grill - the former Hogan's Run - on Lincoln Street in Brighton.

A patron who says he objected to the way a couple of other patrons were harshing on an "elderly" gentleman on the evening of Jan. 18 spoke up - and promptly got punched to the ground... Read more

By - 3/28/14 - 10:11 am

BU Today reports BU is going to start checking IDs on people boarding university buses, so no more free alternative transportation for people with no school affiliation.

By - 3/17/14 - 9:44 pm
Downed traffic light at Commonwealth Avenue and Chestnut Hill Avenue

Nick Tomkavage reports a driver, who may have been doing 60, slammed into three light posts at Commonwealth and Chestnut Hill avenues around 9 p.m. Traffic became a mess; the B Line had to slow at the impact site.

By - 3/17/14 - 8:51 pm
Police block off Western Avenue

Keith Richard reports that shortly after 6 p.m.:

Coworkers and I heard a massively loud controlled explosion.

Outside the Boyne, 458 Western Ave. He adds:

Officer told us out was a pressure cooker found on street, no threat made. Same officer said, the pressure cooker appeared empty but "we blow 'em up anyway" (controlled) to be safe.

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By - 3/7/14 - 10:34 am

Part of the effort to try to convince WGBH to drop David Koch as a trustee over his stand on climate change.

By - 2/27/14 - 8:00 am
Pothole on Chestnut Hill Avenue

Julio Salado reports that when his car hit a pothole on Chestnut Hill Avenue between Applebee's and the circle this morning, the jolt was enough to trigger his car's airbags to deploy and send him to St. Elizabeth's with a bruised arm. In addition, the force of the airbag's expansion ripped his jacket.

By - 2/26/14 - 3:06 pm
Romanov

A Russian national who was picked up for drunken loutishness in Louisburg Square while allegedly trying to take photos of John Kerry's house last summer now faces child porn charges as well - due to an investigation into allegedly threatening comments he made following his arrest.

Vladimir Romanov, 30, currently living in Brighton, was arraigned this morning in Boston Municipal Court on six counts of... Read more

By - 2/21/14 - 11:45 am
Turnpike marker

Driving through Oak Square this morning, I noticed the little sign pointing the way up Washington Street to the turnpike. By itself, no big deal, except note that it shows a green Pilgrim hat - a remnant of the days when the Massachusetts Turnpike had its own authority and for some reason decided to use green Pilgrim hats for its logo (after discarding an earlier... Read more

By - 2/11/14 - 6:10 pm
Serial bank robber

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of a man they say has robbed four banks since December, two in Allston/Brighton.

The alleged robber is either a black male, or possibly Hispanic, believed to be in his mid-30s to 40s, approximately 5'11" tall with a medium build. During the robberies, he has worn a dark jacket, dark pants, both black gloves

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By - 2/11/14 - 7:21 am
Flipped car on the Massachusetts Turnpike

State Police report arresting a Worcester woman on OUI and other charges last night after she allegedly rammed a State Police cruiser on a detail on the Massachusetts Turnpike at the Brighton/Newton line, then wound up on her side when her car partially flipped over.

Ann Lyn King, 45, was headed west when she struck Trooper Mark Lombardi's marked SUV around 10:30 p.m. He was... Read more

By - 2/2/14 - 10:55 am
Car crash by trolley tracks in Brighton

Diego T. captured the aftermath of a crash near 1500 Comm. Ave. around 10:30 a.m.

By - 1/21/14 - 11:45 pm
Snow in Brighton

Colleen Glenney enjoyed the snow in Brighton tonight.

By - 1/18/14 - 2:31 pm

The aptly named Summit Avenue, which runs from Brighton into Brookline, is currently shut. A car slid on the Brighton side, blocking the road. A tow truck called in to remove the car also slid on the Brighton side, blocking the road even more. A new tow truck has been summoned.

By - 1/17/14 - 5:22 pm
Sunset over the Charles River

Cassie Grey-Sautelet watched the sun go down over the Charles this afternoon.

By - 1/14/14 - 6:34 am

The FBI reports it's looking for the man who held up the Citizens Bank branch at 2000 Beacon St. around 4 p.m. on Jan. 9.

He's in his 40s, about 5'7" and 160 to 170 lbs. He didn't shave that day and was wearing a long tan trench coat, sunglasses and a wig.

If you know him, and want a reward, contact the FBI's... Read more

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