Both the bfresh at 470 Washington St. in Brighton and the 7-Eleven at 4196 Washington St. in Roslindale Square currently have "50% off" signs because both are about to close down.
The BPDA board yesterday approved a 660-unit "mid-market" development on the old St. Gabriel's site off Washington Street and behind St. Elizabeth Medical Center, in a move that could also lead to the creation of a new, privately funded Allston/Brighton bus line. Read more.
Brandon Bowser, who is running against incumbent District 9 (Allston/Brighton) Councilor Mark Ciommo today, has a fleet of pedicabs ready to take people to the polls.
The Globe reports on the "vote farming" among elderly people in Chinatown, says city elections officials just want to fix the problem without blaming anybody.
Over in East Boston, District 1 council candidate Stephen Passacantilli is appealing for votes by telling residents they live in a hellhole: Read more.
The AC Hotel at the Circle, where the Cleveland Circle Cinema and the Applebee's used to be, should open in April, just in time for BC graduation season, its manager, Ronald Rockelein, said today. Read more.
MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.
The MBTA reports it's hauled away the trolley that clutched its chest for the last time at Reservoir on the Riverside Line.
After its seventh hearing on an underage person found with alcohol over the past year - compounded by the fact that it was an employee - a co-owner of Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue got a stern message from the chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board this morning: Read more.
Kristin Foley surveyed the carnage on Cummings Road this morning.
A cat cafe that was supposed to open on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton last month now looks set to never open at all.
In a post today, Purr Cat Cafe owner Diane Kelly writes: Read more.
Two developers say a five-story, 46-unit condo building is far better for Brighton than the two "underutilized" three-family buildings they want to tear down on Hichborn Street, behind New Balance's new development along Guest Street. Read more.
Developers this week filed plans to tear down the Lincoln Bar and Grill and a neighboring office building so they can put up an 82-condo building at a formerly nondescript location that's suddenly become hot because of massive nearby development. Read more.
A dismayed citizen reports on some winter-like behavior on Morrow Road in Brighton:
At least two residents on this street have been regularly using cones to save their spots. My roommate has been moving them and parking in the spots, but last night one of her tires was slashed. I know other people have been reporting these space savers and they just keep putting more out.
The owner of a Cleveland Circle pizza place with a beer and wine license says a new computerized scanner has finally brought his months of problems with underage BC students getting drinks under control. Read more.
But this is Brighton, so one can only stare in amazement at this listing for a $75,000 deeded parking space. Brighton.
Developer Jim Keliher had two pieces of good news for members of the Brighton-Allston Civic Association last night: He's decided to sell the 62 units at his new two-building complex at 99 Tremont St. in Brighton as condos rather than rent them as apartments - and he will include language in the initial condo-association rules that purchasers are barred from renting them out on Airbnb and similar services. Read more.
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