Boston Restaurant Talk reports Mandy and Joe's, which has been open for 70 years at 328 Washington St., is closing forever on March 29.
Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly this week submitted a formal proposal to the BRA to build a 61 apartments for the elderly and some developmentally disabled adults at 132 Chestnut Hill Ave., next to the fire station.
The proposed six-story building would be connected by a second-story pedestrian bridge to the existing JCHE campus behind the property.
In December, the BRA tentatively designated the non-profit group as the developer of the land.
The first floor of the proposed building would include space for retail stores. JCHE is proposing 21 new parking spaces, 6 for those stores.
Marty's minions will have a bit less to pick up in Brighton next week, thanks to a vigilante who's already busy removing space savers - and leaving behind notes explaining the situation - as Kricket Feeney shows us.
Somebody is also leaving notes on cars in Cambridge, Cyn Donnelly reports. Of course, being Cantabrigian, the vigilante had to explain in excruciating detail just what sort of villainous monsters people who lower themselves to saving spaces are, in the sort of manifesto that makes you wonder how he even managed to finish composing the note before smashing his keyboard to smithereens with his righteous, Cambridgey fists of fury.
A Brighton resident forwards this photo of her car this morning and reports:
Basically I came home last night to Brighton and a car had taken the spot that I had shoveled out and put a space saver in. This was understandable as I got home at 10PM. I luckily saw a spot at the end of the street that did not have a space saver in it, so I parked there. And woke up to âYOU ARE A SHITTY PERSONâ in red lipstick on my windshield. Apparently someone thought that they could get home after 10PM and still have a spot that didnât even have a space saver in it.
Also in Brighton:
Parking wars get uglier.
Christina Failma reports:
Someone moved parking marker 1st before my unsuspecting friend parked and this happened. Not cool.
Washington Street in Brighton.
State Sen. Will Brownsberger, who represents Allston/Brighton, reports he contacted MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott yesterday afternoon about the fact that the Green Line continues not to run down Comm. Ave. On an Allston/Brighton mailing list, he posts Scott's reply:
Promise you we are working very hard on overall Recovery Plan - this is a complicated section for us - but definitely not forgotten. It will be some time next week but cannot say yet with certainty. Will have a realistic goal [by end of Wednesday].
If you were in it, you know. Special note: A three-alarm fire on Tremont Street in Newton overnight left traffic a particular mess between Newton Corner and Oak Square.
The college has posted:
BC Emergency. Bomb threat reported at Lower Campus Dining Hall. BC Police ask all on the Main Campus to avoid area and shelter in place.
Update: The college is now asking students to avoid all dining halls on campus.
KWAPT shows us the non-moving bus traffic on Washington Street in Brighton, where a bus and a cab may have tried to occupy the same space at the same time. Traffic elsewhere is marginally better, except possibly in Kenmore Square, where the stop lights have taken the night off.
Atlantic Avenue by Summer is also a morass of non-movingness, as Cybah noticed out his office window:
Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.
The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Mary Ann's to shut for two days as punishment for a Nov. 14 police inspection that found six underage customers with beers in their possession.
At a hearing on Tuesday, Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey said he and his partner immediately noticed "several small groups of patrons" who appeared to be too young to be quaffing suds legally.
Randi Berkowitz, 64, and Patricia DiGiacomo, 58, today pleaded guilty to scores of charges that they took advantage of their neighbor's love of her cat, Puddy, and managed to steal her condo and savings and several hundred thousand dollars in government benefits, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A.P. Blake reports on an incident at Market and Mapleton streets in Brighton this morning. He rolled up his window, called 911 and waited until a uniformed officer arrived.
Boston College says it's doing its part to minimize the impact of students in the 17-story apartment building it bought on Comm. Ave. in part by installing locks that will keep students from opening windows more than six inches - and which will make apartment balconies completely off limits to them.
Brighton-based New Balance is suing soon-to-be North End-based Converse over lawsuits Converse has filed against other sneaker companies.
It's been a couple years since Joe Fitzgerald wrote about his house Jew, this woman in Brighton who so loves Christmas. This year, she's enlisted on the war on those nasty atheists who want to take the Christ out of Christmas.