Brighton

By - 5/7/09 - 11:45 am

Channel 4 reports.

By - 4/30/09 - 9:19 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports on yesterday's incidents.

By - 4/29/09 - 6:18 pm

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports a man who may have called 911 as many as 45 times in recent weeks to report non-existent trouble at a particular Brighton address was arrested last week.

By - 4/29/09 - 2:12 pm

Boston Police tweet that the Sovereign Bank at 30 Leo F. Birmingham Parkway was just robbed by somebody who passed a note but did not show a weapon.

By - 4/18/09 - 11:29 am

Boston Police report arresting a pair of Lowell men on charges they stabbed and smashed their way through a fight at a party early this morning at 33 Egremont St.

Josue Rodriguez, 24, was charged with smashing a bottle on some guy's head; Kevin Ferreira, 20, was charged with stabbing another guy in the head and with attacking police responding to the scene. Their two victims were taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital; police say both are expected to survive.

Innocent, etc.

By - 4/11/09 - 2:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Woburn man on break-in charges at a Brighton apartment building early this morning after they found him standing in the lobby next to a smashed-in front door with shards of glass on his clothes and shoes. Oh yeah, and he also had a fresh cut on his elbow, police say.

John Siafakas, 26, of Woburn, was whisked away from 529 Beacon St. to Area D-14 for booking on charges of unarmed breaking and entering in the nighttime and willful destruction of property.

Also overnight, police arrested four residents of 731 Parker St. on Mission Hill. One guess why police might arrest four guys in their early 20s on Mission Hill.

Innocent all around until proven otherwise in the halls of justice.

By - 4/5/09 - 5:44 pm

Boston Police report closing out a shindig at 56 Ridgemont St. in Brighton early Saturday morning.

Responding to noise complaints from nearby residents, responding officers arrived just in time to see beer bottles flying out of a second-floor window:

As officers attempted to enter the 2nd floor apartment, an individual, later identified as Jason Tucker, locked the door and refused to allow the officers to enter the apartment. When officers instructed the individual to open the door, the suspect laughed, turned his back on the officers and proceeded to go up stairs.

The resourceful officers found another way inside, where police say they found 100 people partying away. Although most left, four refused, at which point they were given a ride over to the nearby Brighton police station, along with the two listed occupants of the unit.

Innocent, etc.

By - 4/1/09 - 12:19 pm

Because of its expansion through annexation and land reclamation, and because of the vast differences in size between its neighborhoods, making a web-ready neighborhood map of Boston is extremely difficult. Most online neighborhood maps currently available are simple line drawings or text paste-overs.

By - 3/30/09 - 11:29 am

Thanks to kids from the New Church in Concord, who spent much of yesterday clearing trash around the reservoir.

By - 3/25/09 - 1:21 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports the arrest of a homeless man named Terence Wilkerson, but known to the cops as "Willie Williams" for alleged exposing himself at the Cleveland Circle stop on the C line yesterday afternoon. Police say Wilkerson waved both his arms and other parts at a distraught victim before being taken away.

Innocent, etc.

By - 3/23/09 - 12:22 pm

This time it was the Sovereign Bank, 415 Market St. in Brighton Center, Boston Police tweet. Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports the robbery was around 10:45 a.m.

That makes three since Friday.

By - 3/20/09 - 2:50 pm

The Citizens Bank at 2000 Beacon St., around 10:30 a.m., Boston Police tweet.

By - 3/19/09 - 3:26 pm

A concerned Brighton resident wonders about the five gunshots that woke her and her boyfriend around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday in their apartment at the intersection of Comm. Ave. and Allston St. Anybody else hear them or know what happened?

By - 3/17/09 - 9:28 am

UPDATE: Boston Police report a 20-year-old woman found lying in front of 11 Cummings Rd. around 6:30 a.m. was taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Homicide detectives are investigating.

A little bird flits in from Corey and Evans roads and reports on the blaring sirens between 6 and 7 this morning:

Lots of Boston police cars (which was odd since it's usually Brookline PD's areas), and college age kids entering the backs of said police cars.

Anybody know more?

By - 3/5/09 - 9:40 am

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports that when a Brookline cabbie picking up fares in Brighton noticed the cops were onto him (it being illegal for townie cabbies to stop for people flagging them in Boston), he sped off down Comm. Ave. and tried to hightail it out of town down Corey. But once cornered, he allegedly refused to let his three riders out. He relented before the hostage team had to be called in and he was arrested on a variety of driving violations.

By - 2/26/09 - 11:39 pm
Complex shadow

Massmoga photographs a Brighton tree that seems to be thinking about playing a trombone or tying a bow or strangling something - or maybe all three at once.

Copyright Massmoga. Posted in the UH Flickr Group.

By - 2/25/09 - 4:42 pm

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports three men and two women, all between 19 and 23, were ordered out of 12 Leo F. Birmingham Parkway on Feb. 16 (Ed. question: The old Black and Decker tool-repair place?); police did not believe their story that the owner was letting them live there in exchange for cleaning the place up.

Yesterday:
Squatter family evicted from abandoned, foreclosed house in Dorchester.

By - 2/23/09 - 9:38 am
creepy elevator

BehindDarkEyes captures a creepy elevator in Brighton.