Brighton Avenue

By - 7/5/14 - 12:07 am

A car crash at Brighton and Harvard avenues shortly after 11:30 p.m. turned into a violent melee when at least three people attacked the firefighters and EMTs who arrived to help, throwing repeated punches as firefighters kept radioing for police help.

Once police arrived, they made "multiple arrests," according to Boston EMS Incidents.

UPDATE: Three arraigned; say they didn't start the fight.... Read more

By - 4/30/14 - 7:36 am

The Daily Free Press reports (fourth item) the victim made it from Tavern in the Square on Brighton Avenue to Harvard Avenue early Sunday before he was beaten up and robbed by a group of six men with whom he had verbally jousted in the bar.

By - 4/27/14 - 7:45 pm
Allston rainbow

Jack Adams captured the rainbow this evening over Brighton Avenue.

By - 4/15/14 - 4:02 pm

Mt. Washington Bank, 181 Brighton Ave., held up around 3:50 p.m. by a white guy in a white Red Sox sweatshirt with red trim, wearing glasses and a black hat. He waved a black handgun at tellers as he demanded money. He may have run towards Cambridge Street.

By - 1/13/14 - 9:34 pm

Around 9:25 p.m., somebody drove onto the B Line tracks at Brighton and Commonwealth avenues and then didn't move anymore.

Service is now halted until the T can get a tow truck to pull the car off the tracks.

By - 10/29/13 - 10:08 am

Scott Matalon says he came home from a weekend trip to find Harvard and Brighton avenues plastered with signs banning parking on Wednesday and Thursday between 4 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Matalon, owner of Stingray Body Art and president of Allston Village Main Streets, says the move is not just annoying, in an area miles from past championship violence - it's a business killer, because... Read more

By - 8/19/13 - 7:31 pm

Rental trucks in Allston

Turlach MacDonagh spotted these rental trucks parked on Brighton Avenue in Allston, just down the street from the Budget lot, busy in preparation for Allston Christmas.

Copyright Turlach MacDonagh. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/14/13 - 12:32 pm

A manager at Tavern in the Square in Allston had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today why nobody at the Brighton Avenue bar called police after a patron had a beer bottle thrown at his head and another was tossed to the sidewalk outside and kicked by bouncers on March 16.

That's because none of it happened, manager Patrick Dylan told board members... Read more

By - 5/9/13 - 8:40 am

Van in Union SquareThe van in Union Square. Photo by Melina Schuler.

Update: The Globe reports the victim, 12, died.

A pedestrian was hit by a van shortly after 7 a.m. on Cambridge Street near the intersection with Brighton Avenue, right by the... Read more

By - 4/9/13 - 11:36 am

The Allston Tavern in the Square has changed its music late at night in an attempt to ward off "a different neighborhood crowd" that has been causing trouble, its lawyer told the Boston Licensing Board today.

Attorney Robert Allen made his comments during a hearing on one of four separate incidents between December and Feburary during which punches were thrown, people were taken to the... Read more

By - 3/8/13 - 9:35 am

Allston snow bike

Kyle W. Kerr enjoyed watching all the bicyclists in the snow this morning as he waited for the bus on Brighton Avenue in Allston.... Read more

By - 3/3/13 - 8:47 pm

Harvard and Brighton avenues, AllstonHarvard and Brighton avenues.

Matthew in Boston has put together a set of photos of Allston scenes back in the day and today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 1/11/13 - 3:45 pm

A manhole fire right at Brighton and Harvard avenues has caused power outages in the area. The city is also urging motorists to avoid the area, unless they like sitting in gridlock.

By - 11/15/12 - 2:10 pm

Boston Police today identified the BU student who died on Brighton Avenue on Monday as Chung-Wei Yang, 21.

Police add:

Preliminary investigation suggests an MBTA bus did come in contact with the victim. There is no indication that the driver or any of the passengers on the bus knew anyone was struck. At this time, no charges have been filed.

... Read more
By - 12/4/11 - 9:26 am

One tow company lies in wait there, the Globe explains.

By - 5/9/09 - 8:42 am

Jim reports on, photographs the aftermath of 2:30 a.m. accident on Brighton Avenue, in which the motorcyclist skidded out and wound up with his motorcycle on top of him.

By - 4/2/09 - 2:25 pm

The owner of the Hess station at 90 Brighton Ave. goes before the Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday, April 7 to seek permission to sell gas and run a convenience store around the clock.

At the convenience of the board, if not any interested residents who work for a living, the hearing starts at 9:30 a.m. in Room 801 at City Hall.... Read more