Brighton

Brighton

By - 7/27/15 - 8:28 pm

Late this afternoon, at 83 Englewood Ave., where they trashed the place in search of cash.

By - 7/24/15 - 3:14 pm

Taped off bank. Photo by Veranaika.

The Citizens Bank branch at 414 Washington St. in Brighton Center was held up shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to Veranaika and Stanley Staco.

By - 7/24/15 - 11:03 am
Proposed Telford Street building

Architect's rendering, Telford Street.

The new owner of a Brighton parcel that already has approval for a condo building is asking the BRA to let it cut the number of parking spaces in half and add five additional units. Read more.

By - 7/22/15 - 6:42 pm
New trees on Winship Street in Brighton Center

BirdMachine reports new trees have been planted along Winship Street in Brighton Center, for the first time in a long time, because that's one of the streets the Brighton tree ninja has targeted for more than a decade with a blade with which to cut up trees so that they would die. Read more.

By - 7/18/15 - 10:31 pm
Woman pointing at giant hole at Brighton trolley stop

The pointing problem finder of Brighton points out another problem, at the Green Line stop at Comm. Ave. and Washington Street:

Horrible little pothole on the MBTA just perfect for taking out a little old lady.

Earlier pointed complaints:
Giant red ball.
Fallen sign.

By - 7/17/15 - 9:38 pm
Woman holds giant red ball in Brighton

A concerned citizen and her photographer point out a fire box has lost its big red ball at Washington and Parsons streets in Brighton.

Earlier
A concerned citizen and her photographer point out a fallen sign.

By - 7/16/15 - 6:11 pm
Proposed Cleveland Circle project

Architect's rendering. Note presence of original CIRCLE sign.

The BRA today approved a revised plan to tear down the old Cleveland Circle Cinema and Applebee's and turn it into a hotel and a 92-unit senior-citizen apartment building.

National Development will kick in $600,000 to redesign the Cleveland Circle intersection, which will include a system to synchronize trolley movement with the lights to speed up dispatching of trolleys.

Some 12 of the apartments would be marketed as affordable, for people making no more than 70% of the area's median income.

By - 6/29/15 - 1:56 pm
Exti marker at Brighton Staples

Captain Nemo shows us the marker at the Brighton Staples. Maybe it leads to the CARS OLNY lane on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 6/27/15 - 4:55 pm
Fallen sign in Brighton

Complaints about damaged and downed signs are not unusual on Citizens Connect. Most people, however, don't pose with the signs to show just how sad they are about them, as this lady did on Claymoss Road in Brighton.

By - 6/24/15 - 4:49 pm

Meghan Rice, the manager of the casual-dining restaurant, reports its last day is June 30, after which it will forlornly sit empty until it's torn down (along with the neighboring and long vacant cineplex) to make way for a hotel and senior-citizen apartment complex.

All the stuff on the walls will be for sale, she adds.

By - 6/5/15 - 4:07 pm
Squirrel eating a slice of pizza on a traffic control box in Brighton

Captain Nemo has been following an artist's work in Brighton Center the past couple of days - specifically, at the corner of Washington and Foster. Fans of images of squirrels eating pizza would be correct in assuming they've seen this basic image before.

The Boston Art Commission pays $400 to local artists for each traffic control box they decorate.

By - 5/29/15 - 5:40 pm
Removing the tree that fell on Green Line wires

Workers remove tree that fell on overhead wires. Photo by MBTA.

From Reservoir to Riverside, the Green Line is a non-entity. Buses are stacking up at Reservoir.

By - 5/28/15 - 2:52 pm

No power in Brighton Center after a manhole fire on Lake Street. At 2:50 p.m., Eversource was reporting 2,742 customers without power.

By - 5/18/15 - 6:00 pm

The MWRA plans to launch a boat in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this week to apply a non-toxic chemical that could curb one of the nutrient sources for the toxic blue-green algae infesting the water supply. Read more.

By - 5/14/15 - 12:02 am

Brookline Police are hoping somebody knows where Stephen Ziska is.

Ziska, a biology and computer-science major at Boston College from Brooklyn, was last seen Monday when he left his Brookline apartment.

If you've seen him, contact Brookline Police at 617-730-2222.

By - 5/6/15 - 10:53 am

Something tells us Chris Faraone at the Dig won't be going out for (espresso) shots with the boys from the BC football team anytime soon.

It’s true that the media is typically biased toward alpha males, and has looked the other way as thousands of them have been marginalized in the press; but if we learned anything from today’s report in the Globe, it’s that Division I athletes are some of the most oppressed people among us.

By - 5/4/15 - 10:01 pm
Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle

A contentious Boston Licensing Board hearing on the future of Mary Ann's on Beacon Street ended with the board chairwoman agreeing to give the bar some time to develop a plan to address longstanding neighborhood concerns about everything from the bar's lack of windows to the young inebriates residents say pour out of the place at 2 a.m. and run roughshod over their lawns, yards and front steps.

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By - 5/4/15 - 8:24 pm
Sunset runner at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

One of the many people running around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this evening, on the Beacon Street side.

By - 4/28/15 - 11:40 am

The Boston Licensing Board travels to Cleveland Circle next week for an unusual hearing on whether to reduce the hours at Mary Ann's, the Beacon Street watering hole that can now stay open until 2 a.m.

The board, which normally only holds hearings during the day at City Hall, will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday in the community room at the Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St., according to a notice from D-14 Capt. Wayne Lanchester.

By - 4/22/15 - 6:41 pm
Turkey in Brighton

Capt. Nemo spotted a turkey strolling around the Academy Hill area in Brighton today, and wondered what it was doing there, instead of terrorizing people in Brookline.

Roving UHub photographer Alkali, meanwhile, spotted a hawk perched atop a light pole at the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington Avenues:

Hawk in Boston

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