By - 2/7/13 - 9:08 pm

Bare produce shelves at West Roxbury Roche Bros. Photo by Ted Folkman.Bare produce shelves at West Roxbury Roche Bros. Photo by Ted Folkman.

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By - 2/4/13 - 12:31 pm

The Globe reports a construction worker plunged 30 feet at a Brighton construction project today but was saved by the plastic sheeting with which the building is wrapped.

Firefighters, in fact, had to cut him out of the plastic, in which he was ensnared 12 feet off the ground. Initial reports had the man trapped in bubble wrap.... Read more

By - 2/4/13 - 7:59 am

Alien in Brighton

A concerned Nostromo crew member citizen reports from Rogers Park Avenue in Brighton:

Alien parasite continues campaign to ensnare host.

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By - 2/3/13 - 9:57 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 4 Langley Rd.did an estimated $300,000 in damage.

No residents of the two-family home were hurt, but one firefighter was taken to the hospital with a possible broken hand.

The fire broke out around 9:40 p.m. in a first-floor bedroom, the department says, adding the cause is still under investigation.... Read more

By - 1/23/13 - 3:13 pm

Last Wednesday the 64 bus I was on had to turn right on Parsons street to detour around minor construction near the IHOP at Birmingham Parkway. However, instead of course correcting by turning left at the next available cross street... he kept going...and going.. straight....across Faneuil, across Arlington. I finally roused from my half-awake daze when I realized that he was going all the way... Read more

By - 1/20/13 - 9:13 pm


A disgusted citizen in Brighton does some trash talking from Comm. Ave. and Sutherland Road:

This person always just dumps their trash on the street as though this is Allston or some slum. This has been an issue for months and is probably a public safety issue. The chair

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By - 1/10/13 - 4:41 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted today to let the Soldiers Field McDonald's extend its closing time from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.

At a hearing yesterday, representatives from the mayor's office and the Brighton Allston Improvement Association asked for an earlier closing time.

The mayor's office asked for midnight at the request of Boston Police and the neighborhood association asked for 1 a.m., saying it... Read more

By - 1/4/13 - 8:52 am

A concerned pet-owning citizen in Brighton posts a photo of a barely holding it together dog on an icy sidewalk:

This small 95 lb pony/dog is barely able to walk on the treacherous conditions on this sidewalk. He is also afraid of snow and cold because he is from Oklahoma.

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By - 12/29/12 - 2:33 pm

Spaceholders at the ready

Smart Bostonians know it's important to get those space savers out ahead of the storm - as Jenny Mackintosh shows us at Comm. Ave. and Washington in Brighton.

Meanwhile, down at the Blue Hills ski area, skiers were alerted... Read more

By - 12/24/12 - 3:42 pm

WBZ reports on the fatal collision between a truck backing up and a pedestrian around 1:30 p.m. at the Brighton hospital.

By - 12/16/12 - 7:38 pm

Meet, which delivers convenience-store stuff to you up to 2 a.m., if you live in the student-heavy sections of Boston, or Brookline, Newton Center, Newtonville or, of course, 02138 and 02139.

Via Boston Tweet.

By - 12/8/12 - 10:14 am

Fire near Lake Street

El Pelon Taqueria posted this photo of a track fire near Lake Street around 8 a.m.; not long after, the T exchanged buses for trolleys between BC and Babcock.... Read more

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

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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