Brighton

By - 8/31/15 - 11:54 pm

Somebody was robbed outside 15 Lothian Rd. around 11:40 p.m. by three white men in shorts, one with long hair, armed with a knife and a baton.

By - 8/31/15 - 3:14 pm
State Police with stopped U-Haul

Kevin Connolly spotted a trooper stopping a U-Haul well before its driver could learn what happens to a sardine can today.

By - 8/28/15 - 5:59 pm

DCR, MassDOT and State Police say that since 2007, there have been 25 recorded storrowings on Storrow and Memorial drives and Soldiers Field Road on weekends during which students flow into and out of the city. Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 5:25 pm
A note asking for an explanation of a cone on a car in Brighton

Just because it's not the middle of winter doesn't mean we have to go without confounding parking notes. Brad Burns found this note - and attached pen on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton today.

By - 8/19/15 - 10:53 pm
Tree limbs being cut in Brighton Center

Joseph Rizza made bail on July 31 and was released, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department reports. He is scheduled for trial on Aug. 26 in Brighton Municipal Court.

Fliers appeared on cars parked on Peaceable and Winship streets today: The tree ninja is back, and he's up to his old tricks - just a month after the city planted new trees there for the first time in years, and four months after alleged Brighton tree ninja Joseph Rizza was ordered held without bail after being arrested in a tree stakeout. Read more.

By - 8/9/15 - 2:33 pm

The third annual Boston Marathon Motorcycle Ride roared 26 miles along the Marathon route today from Hopkinton to Copley Square: Read more.

By - 8/7/15 - 5:56 pm

UPDATE: Dog found.

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Please contact me immediately at 919-225-0654 if Poet is is spotted - He escaped during the storm Tuesday and was running around between Brighton Ctr. and Oak Square. He has not been spotted since - We think he may be hiding out near Oak Square. If you live in the area, PLEASE CHECK AROUND YOUR HOUSE (e.g. bushes, garage, under porches, any hiding place). Thank you - I am desperate to find him. Read more.

By - 8/5/15 - 11:38 pm
ATM suspect

Boston Police have released photos of one of three men wanted for a home invasion on Englewood Avenue on the afternoon of July 27. Police have his picture because after the alleged home invasion, he allegedly used the victim's ATM card at a nearby ATM.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4256 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 7/27/15 - 8:28 pm

Late this afternoon, at 83 Englewood Ave., where they trashed the place in search of cash.

By - 7/24/15 - 3:14 pm

Taped off bank. Photo by Veranaika.

The Citizens Bank branch at 414 Washington St. in Brighton Center was held up shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to Veranaika and Stanley Staco.

By - 7/24/15 - 11:03 am
Proposed Telford Street building

Architect's rendering, Telford Street.

The new owner of a Brighton parcel that already has approval for a condo building is asking the BRA to let it cut the number of parking spaces in half and add five additional units. Read more.

By - 7/22/15 - 6:42 pm
New trees on Winship Street in Brighton Center

BirdMachine reports new trees have been planted along Winship Street in Brighton Center, for the first time in a long time, because that's one of the streets the Brighton tree ninja has targeted for more than a decade with a blade with which to cut up trees so that they would die. Read more.

By - 7/18/15 - 10:31 pm
Woman pointing at giant hole at Brighton trolley stop

The pointing problem finder of Brighton points out another problem, at the Green Line stop at Comm. Ave. and Washington Street:

Horrible little pothole on the MBTA just perfect for taking out a little old lady.

Earlier pointed complaints:
Giant red ball.
Fallen sign.

By - 7/17/15 - 9:38 pm
Woman holds giant red ball in Brighton

A concerned citizen and her photographer point out a fire box has lost its big red ball at Washington and Parsons streets in Brighton.

Earlier
A concerned citizen and her photographer point out a fallen sign.

By - 7/16/15 - 6:11 pm
Proposed Cleveland Circle project

Architect's rendering. Note presence of original CIRCLE sign.

The BRA today approved a revised plan to tear down the old Cleveland Circle Cinema and Applebee's and turn it into a hotel and a 92-unit senior-citizen apartment building.

National Development will kick in $600,000 to redesign the Cleveland Circle intersection, which will include a system to synchronize trolley movement with the lights to speed up dispatching of trolleys.

Some 12 of the apartments would be marketed as affordable, for people making no more than 70% of the area's median income.

By - 6/29/15 - 1:56 pm
Exti marker at Brighton Staples

Captain Nemo shows us the marker at the Brighton Staples. Maybe it leads to the CARS OLNY lane on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 6/27/15 - 4:55 pm
Fallen sign in Brighton

Complaints about damaged and downed signs are not unusual on Citizens Connect. Most people, however, don't pose with the signs to show just how sad they are about them, as this lady did on Claymoss Road in Brighton.

By - 6/24/15 - 4:49 pm

Meghan Rice, the manager of the casual-dining restaurant, reports its last day is June 30, after which it will forlornly sit empty until it's torn down (along with the neighboring and long vacant cineplex) to make way for a hotel and senior-citizen apartment complex.

All the stuff on the walls will be for sale, she adds.

By - 6/5/15 - 4:07 pm
Squirrel eating a slice of pizza on a traffic control box in Brighton

Captain Nemo has been following an artist's work in Brighton Center the past couple of days - specifically, at the corner of Washington and Foster. Fans of images of squirrels eating pizza would be correct in assuming they've seen this basic image before.

The Boston Art Commission pays $400 to local artists for each traffic control box they decorate.