Boston Police report they are looking for three young people in connection with vandalism at Our Lady of Presentation Church on Washington Street sometime between Nov. 23 and 25.
Officers observed the floor of the Church covered with residue from two fire extinguishers that had been set off by the vandals. An oil painting of the Pope was found on the second floor, cut... Read more
Around 12:40 a.m. on Brooks Street, near Gerrish. Police are looking for two men, one of whom fired into the second floor from the sidewalk. The two then ran down Gerrish.
Around sunset, Scott Eisen watched a cold front moving over the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.
South Shoretwit watched the front over the South Shore:
Photos copyright Scott Eisen and South Shoretwit respectively.... Read more
The campus newspaper wishes BC fans hadn't spent their energies yelling "Fuck Northeastern" at a Friday hockey match:
The growing number of students who use obscenities in chants at home BC hockey games is unacceptable, and the student body and Athletics must move to end the practice.
There were no injuries, but more than a dozen residents had to flee into the chill morning air, the department says, adding residents on the 56 side will be... Read more
Quality Market, 140 N. Beacon St., around 9:20 p.m., by men in black masks and hoodies.
The gunman was about 5'11" with a heavy build. Another was about 5'7" with black pants pulled down enough to show off his red undies. All spoke with Spanish accents, fled toward the nearby Faneuil project.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by three Brighton residents against a major expansion plan by Boston College.
In their suit, residents said the BRA was a "quasi judicial" body and therefore violated the state constitution in approving a 10-year, $1.6-billion "institutional master plan" by holding private discussions with college officials and not swearing in people testifying in public on... Read more
Rally outside the 'GBHplex in Brighton at 3 p.m. today to try to convince WGBH to drop David Koch from its foundation's board of trustees.
Boston College is expected to shoot off fireworks at the end of the Eagles game against Wake Forest tonight, which could be sometime around 11 p.m.
A concerned citizen files an elegantly simple Student Move-In Issues complaint about 1999 Comm. Ave. in Brighton.
No doubt the city will get right on that.
Service along the B line got messed up around 6:45 p.m. when a car and a trolley collided at Comm. Ave. and Wallingford. Car lost, one person inside suffered some minor cuts. None of the roughly 25 people on the trolley at the time were injured.
Credit to Boston Globe writer Ryan Butler on his article, but I thought this was a story that deserves mentioning on this site.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today Police Commissioner Ed Davis had the right to transfer a sergeant out of the Brighton station even though a provision of his union's contract forbids that without his permission.
The state's highest court said state law, which gives the commissioner"authority over the assignment and organization of the officers within the department" trumps contract language barring the "involuntary" transfer of... Read more
A Brighton woman was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail - and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation - at her arraignment today on charges of attempted murder and arson, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.
Prosecutors say Lisa Brown began arguing with the pair early Sunday. After she began making unspecified threats, they say, the two retreated to a bedroom in... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board last week gave the Brighton Domino's permission to stay open for delivery service until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, potentially helping the company continue to support the entire Boston economy while lessening its ability to keep fueling drunken college students on all night benders.
A 49-year-old resident of the Fidelis Way project will be arraigned tomorrow on charges she tried to kill her daughter and the daughter's companion by setting them on fire early this morning, the Boston Fire Department and Boston Police report.
Domino's wants permission to keep its Brighton operation open for deliveries until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
"There's an absolute need for late-night delivery," Domino's rep Bill Mohan told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning.
He said that rather than promoting drunken college students in their bids to go on all-night benders, delivery until 3 a.m. would actually help keep the uber-soused... Read more