Brighton Avenue

Brighton Avenue

By - 6/26/15 - 7:31 pm
Proposed building at 89 Brighton Ave. in Allston

Architect's rendering.

A Cambridge developer this week submitted detailed plans to the BRA for replacing an existing car-rental place, small office building and large house at 89 Brighton Ave. with a 138-unit apartment building with 69 spaces for cars - and 142 for bicycles.

In his filing, Noah Maslan of Eden Properties says the building will be aimed at the growing number of small household who would rather ride a bike, rent a car or take a car service than deal with owning their own car in the city. Read more.

By - 6/21/15 - 9:16 am

On Brighton Avenue, near Harvard, around 3 a.m., in an apparent drive-by, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 6/8/15 - 6:47 pm

Allston Village Main Streets is turning 89 Brighton Ave. into a new, if not permanent, community space that will include a two-floor indoor skatepark, a DIY bicycle-repair shop and a vintage market. Read more.

By - 2/2/15 - 9:20 am
Firefighters at 79 Brighton Avenue in Allston

Firefighters at 79 Brighton. Photo by BFD.

Fire investigators are at 79 Brighton Ave. to try to determine what sent the apparently vacant building up in flames early this morning.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded around 6:05 a.m. to heavy fire already showing from the three-story brick building.

By - 12/19/14 - 2:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted a beer-and-wine license to Totto Ramen, 169 Brighton Ave.

Because Totto Ramen, the first Boston outlet of a New York City noodle chain, is in a city Main Street district, it won one of several new licenses authorized by the state legislature this year to encourage restaurant entrepreneurs in neighborhoods away from downtown and the waterfront. Unlike older licenses, this one cannot be sold outside of Allston.

By - 8/29/14 - 11:06 pm

The truck got stuck sometime before 11 p.m. Police shut the road between Comm. Ave. and Linden Street until it was freed.

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.

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 for Allston, Halloween is more like Black Thursday; it's "the biggest spending days we have."

"It kills the restaurants," he said, adding other businesses will also suffer when many of their customers can't park anywhere near them.

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.

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 at a hearing today.

On Thursday, the board has to decide which story to believe and what, if anything to do about it.

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 fire station. Scott Eisen reports the person was in "traumatic arrest," which is not a good sign.

Traffic quickly gridlocked as police closed streets to allow EMTs to care for the victim and so that they could investigate what happened.

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 hospital and shirts were ripped off.

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.

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.

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.

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