Brighton

By - 3/20/17 - 4:55 pm
Missing space-saver sought in Brighton

One of the perils of using a favorite chair as a space saver is the risk somebody might take it - or report it to the city, which will do the same - as PlunkettPrime shows us in this picture taken today on Academy Hill Road in Brighton.

Earlier:
Snow storm, purloined trash can, space saver anger, cat turds and a handwritten note.

By - 3/12/17 - 12:21 pm
Codman Square and Brighton suspects

Codman Square and Brighton suspects.

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is investigating two recent bank robberies involving a man telling a teller he's packing a bomb. Read more.

By - 3/9/17 - 8:11 pm

John Keith reports that Fiat Chrysler is paying $14 million for the soon-to-be-shut Martignetti Liquors on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 3/2/17 - 3:57 pm

Adam Bunnell shows us the news on the front door of Martignetti Liquors on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 3/1/17 - 9:19 am

A Brighton company that says it was inspired by an African desert beetle says it's come up with a substance that can make materials, such as the surface of soccer balls, repel water, dirt, mud and ice, the Boston Business Journal reports.

The NBD in NBD Nanotechnologies stands for for "Namib Beetle Design:"

[O]ur company was inspired by the Namib Desert Beetle, an insect that is able to harvest fog in the desert by alternating hydrophobic and hydrophilic regimes on its back. This beetle has evolved to drink 12% of its weight in water via mastering surface wettability to thrive in the desert.

By - 2/18/17 - 10:18 am

The Boston Licensing Board has issued a one-day license suspension for Agoros Bar and Grill on Chesnut Hill Avenue over an incident on Jan. 14 in which a Boston College student working as a bartender sold beers to two underage BC students without even asking for their IDs. Read more.

By - 2/14/17 - 6:05 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports that New Balance's Brighton Landing project has landed a pizza place that will also offer candlepin bowling.

If you're old enough to remember when you could play bocce at a Boston-area pizza place, you probably remember when Brighton had Sammy White's.

By - 2/14/17 - 12:38 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether any punishment is warranted for the underage BC students found with beers inside Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Cleveland Circle and Umbria on Franklin St. downtown. Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 10:31 am
Architect's rendering: 1440 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton

Bird-enhanced architect's rendering.

A developer is proposing to tear down Harry's Bar and Grill, a convenience store and a Subway shop to make way for a seven-story, 37-unit residential building.

Unlike in South Boston, however, where bars have just disappeared, developer Yan Schechter says he'll leave space for Harry's Bar and Grill to return. Read more.

By - 2/9/17 - 10:12 am
Brighton cone before and after

Around 7:15 a.m., Rory Nolan looked out the window in Brighton to see that somebody had put down a preventative space-saving cone. Nope, you gotta work for that cone, the city replied: Shortly before 10 a.m., the cone was gone.

By - 2/7/17 - 11:31 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved plans to build new homes for Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe and the Daughters of Israel Mikvah on Washington Street and a seven-story apartment building. Read more.

By - 2/5/17 - 1:43 pm

BPD has posted the list of streets where parking is banned today (for your own safety, so enthusiastic fans don't jump on your car roof or roll your car over, natch) and the streets that will just be shut completely at 9 p.m.

By - 2/3/17 - 12:33 pm
Unhappy teachers at Excel High School

Unhappy Excel teachers with pink slips. Photo by Rajeeve Martyn.

The Herald reports 90% of the teachers at Excel High School and and Brighton High School will be let go as of March 1 - although they will be allowed to re-apply for their jobs - as BPS tries to right the schools, which have struggled with test scores.

By - 2/1/17 - 10:47 am

The Daily Free Press reports neo-Nazis are having fun trolling for printers accessible over the Internet - and have found a bunch at Boston University that they used to spit out anti-Semitic flyers.

By - 1/23/17 - 12:57 pm

The backers of a restaurant proposed for New Balance's Brighton Landing project go before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to buy the liquor license of the failed-before-it-even-opened Painted Burro on Temple Place downtown. Read more.

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.