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 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.

By - 9/23/16 - 12:55 pm

UPDATE, 9/26/16: Tasca passed a re-inspection and can re-open.

A Boston health inspector yesterday shut Tasca, 1612 Commonwealth Ave. for a series of violations, most seriously "visible mold" on the interior of the restaurant ice machine and sausages that were left out for 90 minutes at 86 degrees. Read more.

By - 9/16/16 - 11:21 am

The BRA board yesterday approved the Brighton Marine Health Center's proposal for a 102-unit apartment development aimed at area veterans.

The $40-million project on Commonwealth Avenue at Warren Street, first proposed in 2014, will include 11 three-bedroom units.

By - 9/1/16 - 10:12 am
Discarded air hockey in Brighton

As you might expect, Boston 311 logs are rapidly filling with reports of excessive trash in Allston, Brighton, the North End, Mission Hill and, um, South Boston. One of the more unusual is this detritus on Parsons Street in Brighton.

By - 8/26/16 - 9:10 am

A developer this week filed plans with the BRA to build a new synagogue and mikvah at 101 Washington St. in Brighton and to supplement them with a 73-unit, seven story apartment building. Read more.

By - 8/25/16 - 5:16 pm
Crushed UHaul in Brighton

Sarah Sahni reports she snapped this photo at 4:15 p.m. today. Better luck next year!

By - 8/1/16 - 10:14 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a second-floor kitchen fire at 116 Warren St. reported around 9:20 p.m. did an estimated $350,000 in damage.

Power to the four-story building had to be turned off due to water from firefighting on the second and first floors. There were no injuries.

Video by Jesse Talbot.

By - 7/21/16 - 7:06 pm
Proposed monastery project in Brighton

Architect's rendering. See it larger.

Cabot, Cabot & Forbes officials took careful note of Brighton residents' objections to the density and types of tenants at its proposed St. Gabriel's project off Washington Street and said: Eh, we know better. Read more.

By - 7/13/16 - 3:19 pm

Meghan Rauber reports it's so pokey "Pokemon GO registers it as me walking and i can hatch so many eggs."

By - 6/29/16 - 8:06 am

Marianna reports on what happened at Comm. Ave. and South Street in Brighton around 7:30 a.m. with her B Line trolley and a car: Read more.

By - 6/18/16 - 10:05 am

Boston Restaurant Talk points us to this comment that Purr Therapy, which has been scouting locations in which to put a cafe where you can sip a latte while petting a cat, is close to signing a lease for space somewhere in Brighton.

By - 6/9/16 - 4:11 pm

Boston School Police report arresting a 16-year-old Brighton High School student they say came to school with a loaded handgun yesterday morning.

Police say the teen had a loaded Bryco Arms Jennings J-22 handgun in his pants pocket when pat frisked around 8:50 a.m. Read more.

By - 6/9/16 - 10:45 am

Finally this man is being held for these heinous crimes, though unfortunately not soon enough. If only sexual assault charges were taken more seriously the first three times around.

By - 6/3/16 - 9:55 am
Proposed apartment complex in Brighton

Proposed complex layout. St. E's to left, Washington Street at bottom.

Cabot, Cabot & Forbes CEO Jay Doherty told Brighton residents last night he'll reevaluate his company's plans for a 680-unit apartment complex aimed at grad students, post docs and young researchers on the hill behind St. Elizabeth's Hospital after they told him it's too dense and that the last thing Brighton needs is more apartments for transients in a neighborhood already flooded with them. Read more.

By - 6/1/16 - 11:50 am

The agenda for the Brighton-Allston Civic Association this Thursday is top-heavy with residential development proposals - most notably a plan to turn the old St. Gabriel's monastery off Washington Street into a 680-unit complex aimed at graduate students.

Also on the agenda: Another project with up to 300 units at 139 Washington St. - next to the 12-acre St. Gabriel's property. Read more.

By - 5/27/16 - 2:04 pm

Anyone else encounter door-to-door solicitors for electricity service in Brighton? Talked to them yesterday. I don't know if they're legitimate, but they were pretty keen on seeing my electric bill and left once it was established that it's online and I couldn't remember my password. They left me with a business card with no business name or website, a gmail address, and an address that didn't appear on GMaps to be a permanent office. No website, pamphlets or info to review. Heads up, could be one of those scams where they want to see your bill to get enough info to switch you over.

By - 5/17/16 - 11:33 pm

Two longstanding Jewish facilities on Washington Street are working with a developer to raze and replace their existing buildings and add a 73-unit residential building. Read more.