Brighton

By - 1/6/17 - 11:06 am
Alleged tree ninja being arrested

Ninja takedown Wednesday night. Photo via Jennifer Daley.

At his arraignment on vandalism charges yesterday for allegedly hacking at a Peaceable Street tree, Joseph Rizza was ordered detained pending a hearing on whether his newest charge violates his parole for hacking at another Brighton Center tree, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/5/17 - 10:15 pm

UPDATE: Arraigned, ordered held.

Can nothing stop the blade-wielding tree hater of Brighton Center? Apparently not, because D-14 officers arrested him again last night trying to kill a tree on Peaceable Street by hacking at it with a hatchet, just like he's been doing for more than a decade in-between his arrests and trips to Bridgewater for observation. Read more.

By - 1/3/17 - 9:13 am

Boston Magazine reports the Real Deal is now a done deal in Cleveland Circle - its owners decided to concentrate on running the original two locations in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/22/16 - 12:00 am

The gunman missed. Around 11:45 p.m. on Ranelegh Road.

By - 12/16/16 - 8:45 am

The Green Line is back and running between Packards Corner and BC after some unspecified power problem knocked out service and got the T to bring in shuttle buses.

By - 12/14/16 - 9:31 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday gave unanimous approval to filling a long vacant, once fire ravaged block on Chestnut Hill Avenue with a place where people can spend an hour petting cats and then fill up on gyro and souvlaki. Read more.

By - 12/13/16 - 12:18 pm

The owner of a Cleveland Circle pizza place that replaced a troubled bar vows the neighborhood won't see a repeat of an Oct. 21 incident in which BPD detectives found the place seriously overcrowded and full of college-age people walking around with drinks in their hands. Read more.

By - 12/7/16 - 1:09 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Belmont man yesterday after he started an attack on a Boston cop by throwing a nearly full beer can at his head. Read more.

By - 11/21/16 - 11:56 am

Sarah Pekala shows us the aftermath of the two-car crash on Comm. Ave. at Sutherland shortly after 8:30 a.m. that resulted in Green Line trolleys having to just sit there.

By - 11/17/16 - 11:03 am

The Boston City Council and Boston Police yesterday honored a Brighton resident who thought there was something funny going on at the house across the street, so he contacted City Councilor Mark Ciommo - a call that sparked a police investigation that led to the arrests of ten people on prostitution charges in late July - and saving several young women who'd been forced into prostitution. Read more.

By - 11/16/16 - 11:31 pm
Derailed trolley at Boston College

SC had a front-row seat for T workers trying to re-rail a trolley that fell off the rails at Boston College tonight. "Type 8, of course," he writes.

By - 11/3/16 - 10:33 pm

A local catrepreneur is hoping to wrangle support for a place on Chestnut Hill Avenue where people looking for some fuzzy affection could pet kitties for $15 an hour between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Read more.

By - 10/30/16 - 10:58 pm

Boston College Police report a student returning to her off-campus apartment from Mary Ann's was attacked by one of two men who followed her behind 2000 Commonwealth Ave. around 2:30 a.m. Read more.

By - 10/30/16 - 4:29 pm
Derailed Green Line train in Brighton

The derailment scene. Photo by SC.

The derailment happened at BC, there were no injuries and now it's buses all the way down Comm. Ave. for B riders.

By - 10/13/16 - 10:06 pm

I missed tonight's Brighton-Allston Improvement Association meeting (for another meeting at which I was fed pizza for free - by law, reporters cannot turn down meetings with free food). And that was a shame, because, a little birdie informs us, a concerned citizen reported a problem with a drone flying near the house and sought advice from the D-14 community service officer: Would it be OK to get a gun and shoot the drone down?

BPD after carefully reviewing the laws assured us.....you CANNOT shoot down a drone with a firearm in Boston.

By - 10/6/16 - 11:57 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 11:01 am
Cafenation in Brighton Center with monstrous Gilmore Girls line

Gilmore Girls fans flooded Brighton Center this morning, as RoadTrip New England shows us for Cafenation's one-day transformation into Luke's, where people who got in got free coffee in a Luke's cup.

By - 10/3/16 - 3:57 pm

William Brownsberger (D-2nd Suffolk and Middlesex, which includes Allston/Brighton and the Fenway), writes today he will vote no on Question 2, which would allow for more charter schools in the state, in part because he fears Boston's unique makeup could lead to a destabilization of its public-school system if the measure passed. Read more.