Brighton

By - 5/6/15 - 10:53 am

Something tells us Chris Faraone at the Dig won't be going out for (espresso) shots with the boys from the BC football team anytime soon.

It’s true that the media is typically biased toward alpha males, and has looked the other way as thousands of them have been marginalized in the press; but if we learned anything from today’s report in the Globe, it’s that Division I athletes are some of the most oppressed people among us.

By - 5/4/15 - 10:01 pm
Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle

A contentious Boston Licensing Board hearing on the future of Mary Ann's on Beacon Street ended with the board chairwoman agreeing to give the bar some time to develop a plan to address longstanding neighborhood concerns about everything from the bar's lack of windows to the young inebriates residents say pour out of the place at 2 a.m. and run roughshod over their lawns, yards and front steps.

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By - 5/4/15 - 8:24 pm
Sunset runner at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir

One of the many people running around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this evening, on the Beacon Street side.

By - 4/28/15 - 11:40 am

The Boston Licensing Board travels to Cleveland Circle next week for an unusual hearing on whether to reduce the hours at Mary Ann's, the Beacon Street watering hole that can now stay open until 2 a.m.

The board, which normally only holds hearings during the day at City Hall, will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday in the community room at the Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St., according to a notice from D-14 Capt. Wayne Lanchester.

By - 4/22/15 - 6:41 pm
Turkey in Brighton

Capt. Nemo spotted a turkey strolling around the Academy Hill area in Brighton today, and wondered what it was doing there, instead of terrorizing people in Brookline.

Roving UHub photographer Alkali, meanwhile, spotted a hawk perched atop a light pole at the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington Avenues:

Hawk in Boston
By - 4/20/15 - 9:04 pm
Marathon racer in Cleveland Circle

Kathryn Riley took in the Marathon in Cleveland Circle:

I love this city.

In Wellesley, as redsox223 shows us, some race watchers had some advice for the runners:

By - 4/15/15 - 4:38 pm

Boston Police report arresting Joseph Rizza, 65, this morning after detectives say they caught him in the act of killing yet another Brighton Center tree - this time with a hammer.

He was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and five counts of willful and malicious destruction of property, police say, adding they continue to investigate the deaths of trees in the neighborhood over the years.

By - 4/14/15 - 12:13 pm
Goose and eggs atop WGBH building in Brighton

Several eggs, actually. Jesse Haley gives us a bird's-eye view of the roof of WGBH in Brighton, newly furnished as a goose nursery.

By - 4/12/15 - 7:35 pm
Loaf truck in Brighton

PlunkettPrime reports spotting this unusual food truck this afternoon on Academy Hill Road in Brighton Center. Perhaps the owner has a rye sense of humor.

By - 4/3/15 - 1:35 pm

A Brighton Center man who has been killing neighborhood trees for more than 10 years is being charged, again, with arborcide, this time along Winship Street and Academy Hill Road.

In a police report, an officer says he responded to a Winship Street backyard on March 11 to find several large trees "severely damaged:"

The bark on the trees has been hacked off and the tree interior damaged to the extent that removal will be necessitated.

The officer then journeyed to nearby Academy Hill Road:

By - 4/3/15 - 11:15 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a new manager for the shuttered Roggie's, which could help owner John Rogaris gain permission to re-open.

City officials shut the bar last May after a Memorial Day incident in which a patron wound up unconscious and near death in an alley next to the Chestnut Hill Avenue. Rogaris faces trial June 1 on charges he ordered workers to take the man outside after they found him unconscious on stairs and that he interfered with the police investigation into the incident.

By - 4/1/15 - 5:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of Roggie's, 356 Chestnut Hill Ave., designate somebody else as the bar's manager, which could be a step towards convincing officials to let the bar re-open after 11 months.

The city ordered Roggie's shut after police said owner John Rogaris tried to impede their investigation into how a patron wound up unconscious and near death in an alley outside the bar last Memorial Day weekend.

By - 3/29/15 - 12:50 pm

Sarah asks:

Can anyone recommend a body shop in the Watertown/Brighton area where I can replace my side view mirror? Not just the glass.

By - 3/28/15 - 5:47 pm

State Police report a driver's decision to get out of his car to exchange papers after a minor collision on I-90 westbound in Brighton last night proved fatal:

By - 3/23/15 - 4:12 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Mandy and Joe's, which has been open for 70 years at 328 Washington St., is closing forever on March 29.

By - 3/14/15 - 5:44 pm
Proposed JCHE senior housing on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton

Architect's rendering.

Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly this week submitted a formal proposal to the BRA to build a 61 apartments for the elderly and some developmentally disabled adults at 132 Chestnut Hill Ave., next to the fire station.

The proposed six-story building would be connected by a second-story pedestrian bridge to the existing JCHE campus behind the property.

In December, the BRA tentatively designated the non-profit group as the developer of the land.

The first floor of the proposed building would include space for retail stores. JCHE is proposing 21 new parking spaces, 6 for those stores.

By - 2/26/15 - 9:11 am
Anti-space-saver message in Brighton

Marty's minions will have a bit less to pick up in Brighton next week, thanks to a vigilante who's already busy removing space savers - and leaving behind notes explaining the situation - as Kricket Feeney shows us.

Somebody is also leaving notes on cars in Cambridge, Cyn Donnelly reports. Of course, being Cantabrigian, the vigilante had to explain in excruciating detail just what sort of villainous monsters people who lower themselves to saving spaces are, in the sort of manifesto that makes you wonder how he even managed to finish composing the note before smashing his keyboard to smithereens with his righteous, Cambridgey fists of fury.

An incredibly long note in Cambridge about how evil a space saver is
By - 2/19/15 - 2:32 pm
Stupid marked up car in a space in Brighton after the snow

A Brighton resident forwards this photo of her car this morning and reports:

Basically I came home last night to Brighton and a car had taken the spot that I had shoveled out and put a space saver in. This was understandable as I got home at 10PM. I luckily saw a spot at the end of the street that did not have a space saver in it, so I parked there. And woke up to ‘YOU ARE A SHITTY PERSON’ in red lipstick on my windshield. Apparently someone thought that they could get home after 10PM and still have a spot that didn’t even have a space saver in it.

Also in Brighton:
Parking wars get uglier.

By - 2/19/15 - 10:05 am
Spray painted car

Christina Failma reports:

Someone moved parking marker 1st before my unsuspecting friend parked and this happened. Not cool.

Washington Street in Brighton.