Brighton

By - 2/19/15 - 10:05 am
Spray painted car

Christina Failma reports:

Someone moved parking marker 1st before my unsuspecting friend parked and this happened. Not cool.

Washington Street in Brighton.

By - 2/18/15 - 10:11 am

Rory recounts an incident involving a plow driver in Brighton who responded to a single snowball by burying several cars in snow and ponders what that says about a city buried under 100 inches of snow with a barely functioning transit system.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 2/18/15 - 9:11 am
Snowed in Green Line in Allston

The Green Line at Harvard Avenue this morning. Photo by Colin Moore.

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].

By - 2/13/15 - 9:16 am

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.

By - 2/12/15 - 7:48 pm

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.

By - 2/6/15 - 5:39 pm
Buses in a row in Brighton

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:

By - 2/2/15 - 4:13 pm
Dead Green Line trolleys on Commonwealth Avenue

Wicked long ad-hoc trolley train

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. Now there's a cab stuck on the tracks at Packards Corner.

Shortly before 4 p.m., Beth Wolfe reported:

Stranded @ Warren for 40 min due to struck T. 4 car train push didnt help. Still stranded. Help.

Meanwhile, the Red Line is kind of dead in both directions.

By - 1/25/15 - 2:46 pm

Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.

By - 1/15/15 - 7:19 pm

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.

By - 1/14/15 - 6:54 pm

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.

By - 1/9/15 - 7:27 am

Ariana Restaurant, currently at 129 Brighton Ave., is looking to decamp for a larger space in the new Charlesview complex at 384 Western Ave.

By - 1/1/15 - 11:10 am
Heating pipe blamed for Brighton fire

The offending pipe. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 10:56 a.m. to 222 Foster St., a four-unit building called Parma Gardens.

Before the fire was declared knocked down about a half hour later, the fire went to two alarms.

By - 12/30/14 - 9:06 am

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.

By - 12/29/14 - 11:37 am

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.

By - 12/25/14 - 2:07 pm
Comparison of sneakers from New Balance and Converse

From the New Balance complaint.

Brighton-based New Balance is suing soon-to-be North End-based Converse over lawsuits Converse has filed against other sneaker companies.

By - 12/13/14 - 10:13 am

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.

By - 12/9/14 - 2:32 pm

UPDATE: Around 3:35 p.m., Boston Police broke up what appeared to be a brewing altercation related to the earlier incident at Comm. Ave. and Warren - where they also stopped a Green Line trolley in search of somebody on the train. Police arrested several teens.

School Police today detained a student at the Boston Green Academy, 20 Warren St., after they found him with a gun around 2:20 p.m. The school was put in safe mode until Boston Police arrived to take custody of both him and the gun.

Police requested two ambulances, one for somebody with a dislocated knee, one for an officer who was bitten.

By - 12/3/14 - 12:05 pm
Globe Direct in trees

Brilliant Geeks surely does appreciate how Globe Direct is decorating an evergreen in his Brighton yard.

By - 12/2/14 - 9:26 am

PSF HOLIDAY CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

See the popular film

FROZEN

Free Pizza

AND IN OUR NEW BALANCE COMMUNITY ROOM
WE WILL OFFER BEER AND WINE FOR SALE TO ADULTS ALONG WITH GOOD CONVERSATION

Date and Time: Saturday, 6 December following the Oak Square Tree Lighting. The event will start at @ 5:45 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street.

Parking is available. The PSF Community Center can be reached by the 57 bus and the 64 bus.

PSF volunteers will help with children during the film.

By - 11/30/14 - 12:50 pm
New Balance headquarters in Brighton

Phil photographed the new New Balance headquarters going up in Brighton recently.

Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.