By - 11/30/06 - 2:28 pm

Because then the Vanquisher of LA Parking Vermin could tackle the Massholes who park on the sidewalk on Parsons Street:

... As a pedestrian, it is pretty frustrating that vehicles on Parsons St. in Brighton are allowed to park on the sidewalk on a regular basis. It seems that everyone who parks on this street feels entitled to put one side of their car up on the sidewalk. ...

By - 11/20/06 - 6:54 pm

The kid, 15, set off a pepper-spray cannister at the Edison Middle School this morning, police allege. He was arrested, 42 people went to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

By - 11/17/06 - 9:09 am

Auntie Scotch lives right near the purported drug factory:

... [I]t warmed my heart last night when I heard that a drug-making laboratory was uncovered on Surrey Street. Just in time for the holiday season!! I have not seen this many people out and about on the streets since the old barn behind my house burnt to the ground. There was excitement in the air as helicopters flew overhead and news crews flooded the neighborhood. Familiar faces on the 10 o'clock news making statements of shock and disbelief added to the fun. ...

By - 11/1/06 - 12:38 am

Man mugged from behind by two men, fought back, sprayed with mace. Treated at the scene.

1625 Commonwealth Ave.

More info.

By - 9/27/06 - 11:10 pm

Marshfield man, 44, taken to Beth Israel Deaconess; expected to live.

Birmingham Parkway and Lincoln St.

More info.

By - 9/17/06 - 12:33 am

Two suspects fled into the Fidelis Way housing project.

136 Washington St.

More info.

By - 9/14/06 - 1:13 pm

Quite the beefy brawl in Brighton over whether a bull should grace the neighborhood's 200th-anniversary seal, Brighton having started out as butcher to the world (you can ponder its history over a steak at the Stockyard on North Market Street). On Pasquinade, Amy plays peacemaker, suggesting some non-bovine alternatives, including:

... Why not put a keg in a plastic tub on the logo? Perhaps a crumpled can of PBR? A girl in purple eyeshadow and too-tall heels, passed out on a couch? A red Solo cup? You could also reference Allston-Brighton's slow-ass T line and show a B-line car, stopped at a red light, fists of passengers popping out of the windows. ...

Brighton already has a seal, just not one specifically for its 200th anniversary:

Brighton seal

By - 9/4/06 - 1:19 am

Man opens door to what he thought was a friend but instead was two armed guys demanding money. They fled in victim's car.

Police arrested John Brennan, 34, of Brighton and charged him with Home invasion.

19 Harriet St.

More info.

By - 9/2/06 - 8:27 am

Man yells at car that almost ran him over; car stops, passenger gets out with knife and tells man to mind his own business.

Michael Hathaway, 41, of Chelsea and Andrew Cacciatore, 30, of Waltham arrested.

Commonwealth Ave. and Warren St.

More info.

By - 8/15/06 - 8:08 pm

Cut in chin by knife, man, 23, escapes three men in van by jumping out of moving vehicle.

Also see this account from a resident who saw the guy jump from the van.

Colborne and Monastery roads

More info.

By - 5/20/06 - 9:04 am

Jenn muses:

Is it normal to feel murderous rage at 1:00AM Friday night/Saturday morning because your stupid-ass 20-something idiot neighbors are being loud and drunk and keep running in and out of the apartment building and talking loudly outside about how awesome they and all their friends are? ...

By - 4/7/06 - 1:40 am

Victim taken to Brigham and Womens with injury not considered life threatening.

16 Lawrence St.

More info.

By - 4/7/06 - 1:34 am

Man, 28, from Allston, brought to Beth Israel Deaconess with injury not considered life threatening.

Lincoln and Antwerp streets

More info.

By - 3/28/06 - 9:40 pm

Man places BB gun against back of delivery man's head, demands the pizza.

Darnell Martin, 18, of Dorchester, arrested - found with money, receipts from the pizza place and a BB gun

1625 Commonwealth Ave.

More info.

By - 3/14/06 - 9:20 pm

Clerk reports white male entered station, walked behind counter and threatened him with a knife; then took $500 from the register.

Market and N. Beacon streets

More info.

By - 3/4/06 - 6:55 am

Guy walks into the Store 24, shows knife, demands money.

Clerk says he doesn't have any, suspect picks up lottery machine, throws it to ground, then flees.

241 Market St.

More info.

By - 2/26/06 - 7:00 pm

While clerk rang up their purchase, two man demanded his money - one after pulling a large kitchen knife from his coat.

241 Market St.

More info.

By - 8/22/05 - 2:08 pm

Spencer couldn't move out of Brighton fast enough:

... It is a mystery to me how a place like Boston can have so many neighborhoods with a ton of young people where the only businesses are terrible pizza places, rental agencies, and dry cleaners. A good portion of Boston is like living in Woburn, except you pay more. ...