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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.
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
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
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
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.... Read more
WBZ reports on the fatal collision between a truck backing up and a pedestrian around 1:30 p.m. at the Brighton hospital.
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
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
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.
Courtney Porcella asked where the best place to get a tree in Brighton or Newton is.
Some answers via Twitter:
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, 5â€™8â€ť tall, holding a clipboard... Read more
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