By - 12/3/12 - 1:37 pm

Attorneys for two of the four teens charged with a Brighton home invasion last month asked for relatively low bail, saying the Cambridge College students would never pull a knife on a teen in his own kitchen.

Christine O'Brien told Brighton District Court Judge David Driscoll that Peter Matthews, 18, of Brighton, has a clean record, graduated Brighton High, where he was an honor... Read more

By - 12/3/12 - 1:24 pm

A Brighton man was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment on charges he shot a Cape man to death in Brighton last month.

Assistant District Attorney Julie Higgins said investigators have assembled an array of evidence against Patrick Malone for the death of Leroy Cooper on Leicester Street, including tracking data from monitoring device he was wearing for an earlier unrelated offense... Read more

By - 11/30/12 - 7:44 pm

Boston Police report charging Patrick Malone, 21, of Brighton, with the shooting death of Leroy Cooper of Brewster on Leicester Street Nov. 19.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/29/12 - 9:38 am

The Brighton Mills Shaw's was playing Chanukah music this morning:

Right now the store is broadcasting Haveinu Sholom Aleichem!

Meanwhile, a local group is already focusing on Thanksgivukkah next year - when the two holidays overlap for the first time since 1918.... Read more

By - 11/27/12 - 8:24 am

Dead train at Reservoir around 8 a.m. means no inbound service, natch. And no announcements on increasingly crowded platforms, either.

Some commuter-rail passengers didn't fare much better.

By - 11/25/12 - 9:38 am

Courtney Porcella asked where the best place to get a tree in Brighton or Newton is.

Some answers via Twitter:

By - 11/21/12 - 7:41 am

Boston Police report they're investigating a possible scam involving a guy claiming to be from an outfit called Just Energy, going around the Newcastle Road area in Brighton, knocking on doors and asking homeowners if they'd like an energy audit:

In one case, a community member states that an individual described as a black male in his thirties, 5’8” tall, holding a clipboard

... Read more
By - 11/16/12 - 4:56 pm

Adrianna Ferreira of Brighton had a pretty sweet deal, prosecutors say: She'd take money from immigrants seeking help with Immigration or driver's licenses and when they complained when she did nothing for the money, would either threaten them with deportation or actually turn them into ICE.

Ferreira, 48, a worker at the Watertown RMV, was arraigned today on 27-count indictment after a three-year investigation by... Read more

By - 11/16/12 - 6:25 am

The Heights reports Stephanie McCaffrey's suspension over tweets cracking wise on the Penn State sex-abuse case (no link to her Twitter feed because it's disappeared).

By - 11/8/12 - 8:29 am

Petit Robert Bistro, 1414 Commonwealth Ave., could soon make way for a Japanese eatery serving sushi, yakitori and ramen noodles.

Kentaro Suzuki went before the Boston Licensing Board yesterday for permission to buy the French restaurant's beer and wine license so that he can open Ittoku.

Lawyer Jared Chrislip said Suzuki will pay a total of $200,000 to Petit Robert Bistro's owners for the... Read more

By - 11/8/12 - 6:21 am

The Daily Free Press updates us on the condition of Brenda Wynne, the Stingray Body Art co-owner seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver on Comm. Ave. in Brighton on Oct. 31. Benefits being planned for her in January at the Brighton Music Hall and she hopes to be out of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to attend. Still no sign of the coward who hit... Read more

By - 11/3/12 - 4:01 pm

SWAT team surrounds car

Scott Eisen watched a SWAT team remove hostages and surround a suspect's car at the old Circle Cinema in Cleveland Circle today - part of a Boston-wide drill by area police, firefighters and medical workers.

Copyright Scott Eisen.... Read more

By - 11/1/12 - 10:49 am

Police are looking for the driver of a white SUV that hit Brenda Wynne around 4 p.m. yesterday on Commonwealth Ave. near its intersection with Kelton and Warren streets.

Friends say Wynne, who owns Stingray Body Art, had her pelvic bone broken in three places, as well as her nose and leg. She also suffered a large gash in her forehead from where she hit... Read more

By - 10/30/12 - 8:11 am

26 Turner St., Brighton. Photo by BFD.26 Turner St., Brighton. Photo by BFD.

A year after Irene sent thousands of trees plunging to the ground, Sandy uprooted thousands more.

Michael Ratty photographed a tree down in Copley Square:

... Read more

By - 10/16/12 - 8:56 am

An irate citizen files a complaint from Sutherland Road:

Tons of ILLEGALLY PARKED out of state cars taking up spots from people that are from here. This has been an endless problem. Please tow the cars that keep taking the spots that are supposed to be for people that actually live here!!!

... Read more
By - 10/6/12 - 6:45 pm

Missing manBoston Police report they are looking for Jonathan Dailey, 23, who has not been seen since Tuesday night on Gardner Street in Allston.

Daily, a student at the Boston Architectural College, has a black stripe tattooed on his left bicep.

If you see him or know where he is,... Read more

By - 9/23/12 - 9:52 am notices an unusual assertion in the filings by the developer of the proposed retail/hotel/residential complex on the old Circle Cinema site: it doesn't seem to show many truck deliveries. The 82 residential units supposedly would generate just one delivery-truck visit a day - which would mean they can get mail but not FedEx or UPS deliveries, visits from Peapod, movers, dry cleaners, WH... Read more

By - 9/22/12 - 6:55 pm

A man was fatally struck by a train this evening on the Worcester Line by the Massachusetts Turnpike and Community Rowing. Lawrence Crook at WCVB tweets the train was the outbound P563, with 450 to 500 people on board.

Newton firefighters, Boston and MBTA police and state troopers are on scene. Police have shut the rail line down to allow for body recovery... Read more

By - 8/28/12 - 8:41 am

Percocet ladHand over the Percoshets and make it shnappy.

Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who told workers at the CVS at 1927 Beacon St. on Saturday afternoon that he had a gun in his messenger bag and wanted all their Percocet 30s.

Police say he... Read more