By - 7/10/12 - 8:26 am

Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports on charges against a Brighton woman for attacking a woman with a two-gallon bottle of Poland Spring - and beer (brand not specified).

By - 6/25/12 - 8:53 am

Raise your hand if you even know where Sammy White's was, let alone what made it infamous. Plus, check out the mop on Brian Leary's head - and the ads ("Come play your fav-o-rites, Wonderland!").

What, you prefer unadulterated "Candlepins for Cash" with good ol' Bob Gamere? Here ya go.

Tip o' the... Read more

By - 6/11/12 - 2:36 pm

The Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents:

The Drive Tour @ Brighton Music Hall
Featuring College, Anoraak & Drive, from the soundtrack to the movie Drive.

July 22, 2012
Tickets on sale Friday, June 8 @ 12 noon.

By - 6/10/12 - 1:32 pm

Attack bear

A concerned citizen reports from Sutherland Road:

Bear attacking a car.

For some reason the city has closed this case as "invalid."... Read more

By - 6/7/12 - 10:17 am

New Balance will pay to build and maintain a Worcester Line stop off Everett Street as part of a deal with the state Department of Transportation.

New Balance is planning a $500-million development off Guest Street that will include offices, a hotel, a sports complex and stores.

The stop will be called New Brighton Landing. A construction date has yet to be set.... Read more

By - 6/1/12 - 10:00 am

The Boston Fire Department reports nobody was injured when some piperidine spilled around 9 p.m. on the second floor of the Merkert Chemistry Center, but that firefighters trained in hazmat responses had to go in to clean it up.

H/t Kristina Muskiewicz for correcting the spelling of the stuff.... Read more

By - 5/21/12 - 7:19 am

Wicked Good Allston/Brighton reports:

Cell phone shields woman from flying orange

Sounds like one annoying orange.

By - 5/18/12 - 7:04 am

The former Our Lady of the Presentation School, shut by the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005, hosts a celebration of its rebirth as the Presentation School Foundation Community Center, with a dedication at 3:30 p.m. followed by a party until 8 p.m.

The center now offers health screenings, daycare and preschool programs and community meeting space.

The archdiocese shut the school toward the end... Read more

By - 5/10/12 - 5:22 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today granted a license to the Babushka Deli, 62 Washington St., to sell beer and wine.

The deli, which only sells Russian foodstuffs, wanted to better serve the neighborhood's large Russian and Jewish population, many elderly, attorney Carolyn Conway told the board at a hearing yesterday. She said the proposal had received the blessings of local rabbis, the Russian Jewish Community... Read more

By - 4/19/12 - 7:56 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 737 Cambridge St. did an estimated $300,000 in damage but caused no injuries.

The fire, reported around 12:25 a.m., made nine residents homeless.

By - 4/11/12 - 8:21 am

Updated 12 p.m.

Channel 4 reports officials have identified the body found floating in Chestnut Hill Reservoir this morning as Franco Garcia, a BC student last seen leaving a Cleveland Circle bar on Feb. 22.

State Police and Boston Fire crews started arriving at the Chestnut Hill Avenue side of the reservoir around 8 a.m., after a passerbuy noticed a body in... Read more

By - 4/9/12 - 6:03 pm

Boston Police report three swastikas have been etched into cars parked along Chestnut Hill Avenue by Chiswick Road in recent days.

Although none of the cars' owners is Jewish, police are treating the incidents as anti-Semitism; the culprit could face civil-rights charges. The area has a high concentration of Jewish residents.

Regardless of one's ethnicity or religion, such incidents are an assault on the

... Read more
By - 3/30/12 - 11:56 am

Boston Police are looking for a guy who walked into the Sutherland Pharmacy, 1690 Commonwealth Ave., around 11:30 and displayed a gun in his waistband as he demanded all the narcotics in the pharmacy safe.

He's described as white, 6'2" with a medium build, in his 30s and wearing a maroon hoodie, a maroon shirt, light blue jeans. During the robbery, he wore a black... Read more

By - 3/21/12 - 5:39 pm

The Boston Business Journal details the company's filing with the BRA for its $235-million project.

By - 3/8/12 - 10:25 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Dash Cafe will soon replace Abby's Cafe, which replaced the Happy Owl Cafe, which took the place of Cafe 57 & Grille at the corner of Henshaw and Cambridge in Brighton, across from St. E's.

You think maybe they should stop using "Cafe" in the name?

By - 3/3/12 - 10:36 am
On the Newton/Boston line

Inspecting Marker No. 19 at the Newton line in Brighton.

One of our oldest and least known laws is the requirement for municipal officials to "perambulate the bounds," or walk their borders once every five years to make sure nobody's moved the boundary markers.

The City of Boston Archives has posted a set of photos of Boston officials braving harsh conditions in 1896 (imagine: they had lots of snow back then) to... Read more

By - 3/2/12 - 6:54 pm

Citizen Bank surveillance photo of Garcia at 12:18 a.m. the day he disappeared.

State Police say four days' of dives into the Chestnut Hill Reservoir produced no traces of Franco Garcia, a Boston College student last spotted shortly after leaving Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle early on Feb. 22:

We searched the reservoir with divers and sonar for four full days with negative results. Likewise, all ground and air searches earlier this week have not located any evidence.

... Read more
By - 3/1/12 - 7:52 am

Some major new development, from the New Balance land in Brighton to BU in Allston means the area really needs a stop on the Worcester Line - especially given how it lost all three of its stops to the turnpike construction, not to mention the A Line, TC writes.

By - 3/1/12 - 7:31 am

Boston Police report a resident of 1982 Commonwealth Ave. got shot in the face with a BB gun in his kitchen by somebody he probably knew.

Police say the attack took place shortly before 10 p.m. yesterday.

The victim reported to officers, he heard a knock at his apartment door and was confronted by the suspects. The victim described suspect #1 as a

... Read more
By - 2/24/12 - 10:27 pm

Missing BC student.

Franco Garcia was last seen Tuesday night at Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle. He made a phone call around 1:15 a.m., possibly on his way back to the BC campus, but he hasn't been heard from since - and his car is still parked at the school.

If you've seen him since then, or know anything at all about what's happened to him, contact Newton... Read more