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
The Ward 21 Democratic Committee (Allston/Brighton, Fenway) likes Mike Ross, calling him the innovation candidate.
Speaking of Allston/Brighton, John Connolly went on a bicycle tour of the neighborhoods, which have more bike collisions than any others, this morning. Connolly says as mayor, he'd add money to the city budget for dedicated "cycle tracks."
First Ward Committee to Endorse in Mayoral Race
Boston, MA -- The Ward 21 Democratic Committee officially endorsed Councilor Mike Ross for Mayor on Thursday. The committee, made up of Democratic activists from parts of the Allston, Brighton, and Fenway neighborhoods, cited Rossâ€™ innovative ideas as key to the endorsement.
â€œCouncilor Ross stood out in a field of several qualified candidates as the one...Read more
Nearly 50 years after it was remodeled, the Circle Cinemas has fallen on hard times. While the building itself is likely to make way for a new development, some people think the sign itself is worth saving.
Read what the Globe has to say about the Long Live Circle Cinema project:
UPDATE: DCR reports the fountain is working fine - people just have to be patient after hitting the button:
Fountain is working perfectly - for pets and people. Has an underground pump delay (ironically to prevent freezing in winter).
Well, that didn't last long. Back in April, DCR and New Balance officials held a formal unveiling for a fancy three-tier water fountain in...Read more
Latest BPD stats show an overall 11% increase in crime in Allston/Brighton through mid-June compared to the same period last year.
Burglaries and attempted burglaries alone jumped 49%, from 153 incidents last year to 228 this year. Robberies and attempted robberies were up 31%, from 36 to 47.
The numbers are particularly significant because stats over recent years have shown a consistent downward trend...Read more
The Brookline TAB published a story about our efforts to collect memories and photos of the Circle Cinemas and our hope to save the quirky CIRCLE sign from the landfill.
Read more here:
We're writing here to announce a new project commemorating the Circle Cinema, which has been a Brighton landmark since 1940. The theater, and its iconic CIRCLE sign, are scheduled to meet the wrecking ball later this year.
We are a photographer and a sociologist who have teamed up to collect memories, photos, and opinions of the theater and its sign (positive, negative, indifferent). We...Read more
Thomas Hogan is selling his eponymous bar on Lincoln Street in Brighton.
Proposed new owner Francis Thomas told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning he's planning few changes at the watering hole, except to add more items to the food menu - and to replace the bar's current "portholes" with actual windows.
If the board votes to approve the transaction tomorrow -...Read more
Mary Ann's - yes, that Mary Ann's - now has a Twitter account. Some Twittery reaction:
The Dunkin' Donuts at 1955 Beacon St., which is already allowed to open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday, June 5, to fill in that three-hour gap and open all the time every day.
Board hearings start at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.Read more
But the result could be formal requests for later hours for pizza places in the Fenway and in Brighton - as late as 3 a.m. for the Brighton Domino's.
University House of Pizza in the Fenway and Papa John's and Domino's in Brighton all had to explain this morning why they were open way past their licensed closing times at a hearing before the Boston...Read more
Police are swarming the area around the Sovereign Bank branch at 38 Leo Birmingham Parkway, looking for the man who held the branch up around 9:20 a.m.
He's described as black, medium height, with a gap between his front teeth. He was wearing a blue Sox cap, a bright red hoodie and black pants. He displayed a black handgun....Read more