UPDATE: A Brighton Municipal Court judge released him on personal recognizance for the newest case, but ordered him held at least until a Jan. 13 hearing, after revoking his bail on the April case, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The T can't win for losing today. The outbound B Line has come to a complete halt at Warren Street because somebody managed to get a car right onto the tracks.
A correspondent forwards this photo of a newly gouged tree on Peaceable Street. He notes that whoever hacked at the tree first had to peel back the wooden boards the homeowner had placed there after a decade of attacks by a man in black who does everything he can to make trees die in the area surrounding the BPL's Brighton Center branch. Read more.
The T is reporting "severe" delays on the B Line due to a "power problem" near Chestnut Hill Avenue. The buses are rolling between Babcock and BC.
Just in time for Christmas, the Boston Business Journal reports.
The Boston Fire Department reports the former and long unused MDC police barracks at 525 Western Ave., at Soldiers Field Road caught fire overnight.
The two-alarm fire at what was originally the administration building for a horse track that used to run along the Charles, was reported around 3 a.m. and did an estimated $250,000 in damage. No injuries were reported. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owners of the shuttered Sa Pa Vietnamese restaurant on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle as a sit-down Asian restaurant with a bar.
Manager Frank Schillace said the previous "Chipotle-like" format, in which customers would order, cafeteria style, then find a seat, proved to be a money loser - $20,000 to $30,000 a month, he told the board at a hearing today. Read more.
Douglas Bacon, who owns several restaurant/bars in the Allston area, said today he's completely recasting two and seeking a bit of an hours change at the third. Read more.
John Rogaris, 45, got a suspended jail sentence yesterday after acknowledging he actively tried to keep police from learning how he had workers take a man who'd fallen down the stairs in his Chestnut Hill Avenue bar and dump him outside, where he lay, unconscious and near death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
UPDATE, Thursday: The licensing board decided to pass over this issue for now, deferring action until a later date.
The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to allow a Wine Gallery wine and spirits store at Chestnut Hill Avenue and Embassy Road, in the new building that replaces a block destroyed by fire in 2012. Read more.
Sarah Matthews shows us part of the memorial somebody set up on Commonwealth Avenue at Cummings Road tonight for the 26 children and teachers murdered at Sandy Hook three years ago.
The Daily Free Press reports on the misfortunes of a BU grad student who ventured to Cleveland Circle for some chicken tacos and tortilla chips at the now shuttered Chipotle last weekend.
Boston College's University Health Services reports:
More than 120 BC students have reported to BC Health Services with symptoms consistent with the Norovirus. Nearly all cases are related to students who ate at the Chipotle restaurant in Cleveland Circle during the past weekend.
In response to the spread of the virus, BC has taken several steps, including shutting down all on-campus salad bars and other self-service food offerings.
The Boston Public Health Commission reported yesterday that several people not affiliated with BC also show symptoms of the illness. City inspectors shut the burrito place in part because a sick employee was allowed to continue on the job.
A man the BRA tried to kick out of his Cleveland Circle condo in part because he decided to bring in a roommate to help pay his mortgage gets to keep the unit under a Massachusetts Appeals Court ruling today. Read more.
UPDATE: It's norovirus, Boston Public Health Commission reports
When news broke of an apparent foodborne illness striking down BC students who ate at the Cleveland Circle Chipotle, the chain issued a press release that made it sound like it had closed the outlet voluntarily.
In fact, Boston health inspectors ordered the place shut yesterday, both because of those ailments and for two other key reasons:
"There was an employee that was sick during their shift on Thursday."
"Chicken on the service line is 128F and steak is 124F. Provide proper hot holding of 140F or above."
Public-health official say that there have been 65 cases so far - some among people not affiliated with BC.
New Balance last week submitted detailed plans to the BRA for a 295-unit, 17-story apartment building at Guest and Arthur streets in Brighton - where B.L. Makepeace used to be - as part of its overall Brighton Landing project. Read more.
The Brighton Marine Health Center says it's going to build 108 units of housing on its campus because helping veterans get a place to live is more important than assuaging the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth.
At issue are several structures on the campus that the health center wants to raze to make way for the apartments. Read more.