We're writing here to announce a new project commemorating the Circle Cinema, which has been a Brighton landmark since 1940. The theater, and its iconic CIRCLE sign, are scheduled to meet the wrecking ball later this year.
We are a photographer and a sociologist who have teamed up to collect memories, photos, and opinions of the theater and its sign (positive, negative, indifferent). We are also looking to interview folks with stories to tell about the theater. Was your first date at the Circle? Work the concession stand in high school? See a memorable film there that has stayed with you ever since? We want to hear from you.
Please connect with us by commenting here or on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/longlivecirclecinema), where you can read more about our project by clicking on “About.” And we invite you to "like" the page to follow project updates. If Facebook isn't your thing, you can email us directly at .
The Brighton Allston Historical Society has agreed to be the repository for whatever we collect.
Thomas Hogan is selling his eponymous bar on Lincoln Street in Brighton.
Proposed new owner Francis Thomas told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning he's planning few changes at the watering hole, except to add more items to the food menu - and to replace the bar's current "portholes" with actual windows.
If the board votes to approve the transaction tomorrow - nobody spoke in opposition at the hearing -
Thomas will pay Hogan $250,000 and change the bar's name to Lincoln Bar and Grill.
The Dunkin' Donuts at 1955 Beacon St., which is already allowed to open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday, June 5, to fill in that three-hour gap and open all the time every day.
Board hearings start at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
But the result could be formal requests for later hours for pizza places in the Fenway and in Brighton - as late as 3 a.m. for the Brighton Domino's.
University House of Pizza in the Fenway and Papa John's and Domino's in Brighton all had to explain this morning why they were open way past their licensed closing times at a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board.
Police are swarming the area around the Sovereign Bank branch at 38 Leo Birmingham Parkway, looking for the man who held the branch up around 9:20 a.m.
He's described as black, medium height, with a gap between his front teeth. He was wearing a blue Sox cap, a bright red hoodie and black pants. He displayed a black handgun.
Pheddo reports he was chillin' by his fire pit in Brighton when a parakeet landed on the fire-pit lid. He managed to capture it with a salad-spinner bowl and now he's hoping to find the owner to reunite pet with person.
Apparently somebody on Hardwick Street in Brighton is upset that people keep tossing their trash in his trash can. But this citizen complaint of the day is not from him, for he filed no complaint. Instead, he posted a note on his trash can:
Not a public trash can. Back the fuck away!!
And that riled up a concerned citizen, who did file a complaint about this "garbage and profanity."
A city inspector actually went out to Hardwick Street to take a look at this affront to common decency, but reports he "found no violation on 5-2-13."
Mr. Miguez reports the guy has been going around Brighton for years, condemning trees to death:
Sometimes he uses an axe, other times a saw. My landlord says his favorite tactic is to take a claw-hammer and strip a circle of bark off the tree all the way around the trunk. This destroys the tree's ability to draw water up from the ground, and it eventually dies.
In response to a question about walking around Brighton and Brookline on Saturday, Boston city chaplain Yitzhak Aharon Korff writes:
The Rebbe was briefed by officials a little while ago -- they are hoping and anticipating that the lockdown will be lifted by the start of Shabbos, although the situation is extremely fluid and nothing is definite at this time, and in the absence of the lifting of the lockdown, with a known, identified and active terrorist in the area everyone should absolutely remain at home both for their own safety and to keep public areas clear and allow full exclusive access for law enforcement officers and operations which may suddenly shift location without warning.
We are told we should know more in approximately three hours but of course that is also subject to change.
The Heights reports city officials were concerned about keeping participants in the planned Last 5 walk safe - especially after more than 17,000 signed up for it on Facebook. Instead, organizers are now planning a vigil for 4 p.m. Friday on O'Neill Plaza.
Around 1:20 a.m. in the area of Fidelis Way and Washington Street. With the help of a couple other people, the victim got himself to St. Elizabeth's.
Police were looking for three men seen running from the scene: All white, heavyset and around 20, two not wearing shirts, one with long hair wearing an orange shirt.
That makes at least six shootings across Boston overnight.
Officials from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation and New Balance gathered in Artesani Park on the shores of the Charles this morning to cut a ribbon and official open a new year-round, three-faucet bubbler that will let thirsty runners, walkers and animals rehydrate, both through individual sips and by refilling their water bottles:
The state Department of Conservation and Recreation and New Balance are holding a formal unveiling on Saturday morning - for a water bubbler in Artesani Park off Soldiers Field Road in Brighton:
New Balance and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are taking their commitment to outdoor enthusiasts to a new level. Together, they will unveil a brand-new water bubbler at Artesani Playground. The new bubbler will operate all year long to keep outdoor enthusiasts hydrated along the popular Charles River paths. The bubbler features heights adequate for thirsty adults, children, and even pets! Join us for this exciting installation.
DCR is also installing new bubblers for Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade, Jackson Square Playground on the Southwest Corridor and Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester.
Six BC students will graduate this spring with criminal charges over their heads after they allegedly broke into a Brighton apartment on March 16, tore the place apart, urinated all over the apartment and ripped a gas line out of a basement dryer, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The six seniors were arraigned in Brighton District Court today on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime and willful and malicious destruction of property over $250, the DA's office says.
According to the DA's office:
Fire caused by smoking material that came in contact with a sofa and clothes. Sprinkler activated and contained fire.
Damage at the one-alarm fire was estimated at $10,000; there were no injuries.
At 8:54 a.m., Rebecca, who took this photo, reported she'd been standing at the Sutherland Road Green Line stop for more than 20 minutes, and that she was a mere newcomer there - she could still feel her feet.
At the very same time, Katherine Delaney posted a photo showing things were almost as bad on the Red Line - even more crowded, but at least a train was running.
Finnegan's Wake with puppets at Hogan's Run in Brighton.
A concerned citizen reports the same commercial vehicle from a Brookline business keeps parking in a resident-permit spot on Cummings Road in Brighton:
This will be the fourth time in 2 weeks this brookline car has parked and been ticketed in residential permit area. Boot them!
The city responds, however, it is powerless to stop this parking fiend:
Vehicle is tagged it is a non towable violation and as long as they pay there tickets we do not boot.
The Cleveland Circle bar goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to ditch its food-serving license and just serve hard drinks for men who want to get drunk fast - or BC students who just want to relax, at any rate.
Mary Ann's was one of a number of Boston watering holes dinged by a new city enforcement effort over the past four months against bars with food serving licenses that didn't actually serve food. Like the others, Maryanne's was given an warning.
Bars can go all liquid, but only after explaining to the board why they should be allowed to ditch the food and be granted a coveted "general on premises all alcohol beverages" license that has no food requirement.
Also seeking permission to end the food charade: The Beacon Hill Pub, 149A Charles St.
The board's weekly petitions hearing will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
A time-conscious citizen complains the fancy clock in Oak Square is still on standard time. He or she wants that fixed and wants to make sure the city schedules a visit in the fall to put the clock back to standard time.
Sutherland Pharmacy, 1690 Commonwealth Ave., was held up around 1:15 p.m. by a tall blond man in a mask and a shotgun, who made off with drugs. He was described as lanky, with gray eyes and a full beard and wearing a blue jacket or hoodie and dark gloves.
The pharmacy was held up by a tall white guy seeking drugs almost a year ago, as well.
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. You don't have to be present to win. Travel packages, restaurants, massages, and much more - something for everyone!
Children are welcome to attend (at no charge) and will enjoy a range of fun activities.
Delicious summer fare and refreshing cocktails provided.
More information, tickets and sponsorships are available at www.glad.org/events.