The Board of Appeal today approved a 129-unit, six-story apartment building at Brighton Avenue and Linden Street after developers said they would rent no more than a third of the units to students - and not allow students to occupy any unit at a density greater than one student per bedroom. Read more.
A fire in the basement of Buk Kyung 2 at the corner of Brighton and Harvard avenues around 8:50 p.m. emptied the restaurant and brought Boston firefighters rushing to the scene. Read more.
Around 12:30 a.m. at Brighton Avenue and Cambridge Street. The suspect was described as white, with dark, curly hair, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. He had a bicycle with him and a black backpack.
The Hamilton Co. last night showed off plans for 114 apartment in three buildings - one of them an existing Victorian house - around its Brighton Avenue offices.
At a meeting of the Brighton Allston Improvement Association, Hamilton architect David Hacin said the company would tear down the existing AutoZone building at 45-55 Brighton Ave. and use existing parking lots for two new residential buildings with underground parking as part of its proposed Packard Crossing project. Read more.
The Zoning Board on Tuesday rejected plans for a 130-unit apartment building at the corner of Brighton Avenue and Linden Street that would have been aimed at keeping young professionals in the neighborhood. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Bravo Pizza, 160 Brighton Ave., has exited stage left and won't be coming back for an encore.
OK, it wasn't that much of a storm, but, boy, did it have some big flakes, as Meagan discovered on Brighton Avenue in Allston.
Stanley Stacos reports the incident happened on Brighton Avenue near Harvard Avenue. The shooting victim made his way into Patron's for care; the stabbing victim showed up not long after at a local hospital.
Police shut the roads around the intersection of Harvard and Brighton avenues this morning after police found two suspicious packages a block apart. One person was arrested; emergency responders began leaving shortly after 2 p.m.
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.
On Brighton Avenue, near Harvard, around 3 a.m., in an apparent drive-by, Stanley Staco reports.
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.
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.
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